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The Children in the Wood.
The Children in the Wood.
S.r Jos.ua Reynolds pinx.t. Ja.s Watson Fecit.
publish'd according to Act of parliament June 2.d 1772, by James Watson Queen Ann Street.
Rare mezzotint, rare scratched letter proof before title. 370 x 275mm (14½ x 10¾"). Trimmed to plate at bottom, repaired crack in image. Crease
A scene from the folk tale better known as the 'Babes in the Wood'. The two children, taken to the woods by men paid by their uncle to kill them, die lost in the woods and are covered with leaves by robins. Behind, one of the men has killed the other.
[Ref: 58736]   £320.00  
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[Two death's heads with an hour glass.]
[Two death's heads with an hour glass.]
Mortimer del.t. Sam.l Ireland fec.
[London, 1785.] But later.
Etching, 1811 watermark. 205 x 230mm (8 x 9"), with large margins.
A pair of skeletons looking at an hour glass one holds it up. The plate was etched by Samuel Ireland after John Hamilton Mortimer (1740-79), a painter of fantastical subjects. Ireland (1744-1800) is best known for his topographical books, including ''A Picturesque Tour through Holland, Brabant, and part of France'' (1790), '' Picturesque Views on the River Thames'' (1792) & ''Picturesque Views on the River Medway'' (1793).
[Ref: 58834]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Story of Esther.]
[The Story of Esther.] .I.
Martynus Heemskerck Inventor. PGalle Fecit.
[n.d. c.1564.]
Engraving, sheet 205 x 250mm (8 x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate. Repaired loss on corners, nick on top right corner, stain on top left corner, slightly foxed, one wormhole.
Esther, the Jewish queen of the Persian king Ahasuerus. She kneels before him as he stands before a throne and places a crown over her head. The first of a series of eight plates.
New Hollstein: 151.1.
[Ref: 58989]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Rape of Proserpina.]
[The Rape of Proserpina.]
P.P. Rubens Pinxit. Cum Privilegio P. Soutman Fecit.
[n.d. c.1620.]
Etching, 17th century watermark, plate 215 x 330mm (8½ x 13"). Trimmed to plate and mounted on album sheet. Stains on image and inscription area.
Pluto abducts Proserpina onto his horse-drawn chariot in the centre, while the nymph Cyane tries to stop him by grabbing Proserpina's clothes behind the chariot, knocking over a basket of flowers. Minerva and two naked companions stand at left, while two putti in top right hold some torches to light the way and two sea-nymphs watch the scene from the sea in right foreground. After the painting by Rubens formerly in the Blenheim Palace but destroyed by fire in 1861 (Rooses 671).
Hollstein: 14. Schneevoogt: 126.66.
[Ref: 58994]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Judgement Day] I am Alpha and Omega, the begining and the ending saith the Lord [...]
[Judgement Day] I am Alpha and Omega, the begining and the ending saith the Lord [...]
[n.d., c.1780.]
Etching. Sheet 175 x 115mm (7 x 4¼"). Trimmed close to image.
A depiction of Judgement Day, with the masses being herded by a skeleton with a bow on a horse and a demon with a pitchford standing on the snout of a fire-breathing monster. Above is Christ in a cloud and an angel.
[Ref: 58731]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Julia.
Julia.
Emma Crewe De. C. White sc.t.
London Pub. 20 Jan.y 1787. Sold at Tobe and Mrs Vivares Widow.
Fine stipple, printed in colours and hand finished. 250 x 180mm (9¾ x 7"), large margins.
A sorceress whispers in young Julia's ear. Emma Crewe (active c.1780 - 1818) was a 'gifted amateur artist' who painted the frontispiece to Erasmus Darwin's 'The Loves of the Plants'. She also provided designs for Josiah Wedgewood's studio, used for cameos and plaques.
[Ref: 58255]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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La Belle Confession.
La Belle Confession.
J. Gole fe.et ex. cum Privil. Ord. Holl. et W. Frisiae.
[n.d. c.1675.]
Very scarce & fine mezzotint, plate 250 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½"). Trimmed to plate and mounted on album sheet on right. Very small stain to bottom edge, very small tear to left margin.
A monk sits on a high chair on the right, looking in a lecherous manner over his shoulder towards a well-dressed prostitute, kneeling to his left in the act of confessing her sins.
[Ref: 58935]   £420.00  
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Pan et Sirinx.
Pan et Sirinx. Ovid. metam. livr. I.
N. Poussin pinxit, B. Picart sculpsit 1724.
Etching, sheet 200 x 280mm (8 x 11"). Trimmed within plate, losing plate number. One repaired wormhole.
Pan chasing Syrinx on a reed-fringed river bank. Two river nymphs are visible in the foreground on the right. In continuation of the legend; she asked for their assistance and they transformed her into hollow water reeds that made a haunting sound when the god's frustrated breath blew across them. Pan cut the reeds to fashion the first set of panpipes, named syrinx after her.
Andresen: 359.
[Ref: 58990]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Book 1 Line 710. [Pandemonium]
Book 1 Line 710. [Pandemonium]
J. Martin .1824 [within image]. Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r.
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street. 1825.
Mezzotint with etching, on 19th century watermarked paper, plate 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"), with very large margins. Repaired tear bottom right margin.
Satan stands on a cliff in the foreground, holding his spear, inciting hordes of angels assembled on the rocks below him to rebel, gesturing with his right hand towards the city of pandemonium, with a dome looming in the darkness behind thick, fortified walls. From a series of large size issue illustrating John Milton's (1608-1674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms.
CW 29. Balston 9a4(A).
[Ref: 58912]   £650.00  
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Book 10, line 312-347 [Bridge over Chaos].
Book 10, line 312-347 [Bridge over Chaos].
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 62 Paternoster Row, 1826. Printed by J.Lahee.
Fine mezzotint with etching, on 19th century watermarked paper, plate 195 x 270mm (7¾x 10½"), with very large margins.
A bridge suspended over a bottomless abyss, tiny figures of Satan, Sin and Death seen at right. llustration to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. From the Imperial Folio Edition
CW 69. Balston 9a4(C).
[Ref: 58893]   £380.00  
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Book 10, Line 863. [Adam reproving Eve]
Book 10, Line 863. [Adam reproving Eve]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. Printed by J. Lahee.
Published by Septimus Prowett, 62 Paternoster Row. 1826.
Fine mezzotint, with etching. Platemark: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"), with very large margins. Repaired tears in margins.
Adam reproving Eve; Adam standing on the left, clothed in animal skins, is seen raising his left arm as he reproves Eve, who kneels in front of him, covering her face with her hands and hair. From a series of large size issue illustrating John Milton's (1608-1674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms; this print is from the 'Imperial Folio Edition' but not bound up at publication time.
CW 46. Balston 9a4(A).
[Ref: 58913]   £650.00  
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Book 10, line_ 863 [Adam reproving Eve].
Book 10, line_ 863 [Adam reproving Eve].
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 62 Paternoster Row, 1826. Printed by Chatfield & C.o
Fine mezzotint with etching, plate 195 x 270mm (7¾x 10½"), with very large margins.
Adam stands on the left, raises his left arm as he reprimands Eve, who kneels in front of him, covering her face with her hands and her hair, both are clothed in animal skins. A gnarled tree to the left of them, and the luxuriant landscape of Paradise immersed in gloom in the background. llustration to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. From the Imperial Folio Edition.
CW 70. Balston 9a4(C).
[Ref: 58896]   £350.00  
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Book 11, line 226 [Approach of the Archangel Michael].
Book 11, line 226 [Approach of the Archangel Michael].
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 62 Paternoster Row, 1826. Printed by Chatfield & C.o
Mezzotint with etching, 19th century watermark EVD? plate 195 x 270mm (7¾x 10½"), with very large margins.
Adam and Eve, clothed in animal skins, standing on a height in Paradise, a gnarled tree on the left, Adam holding Eve by the arm and looking over his shoulder towards a shocking light breaking behind a tree-covered mountain in the distance to right, heralding the approach of the archangel. llustration to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. From the Imperial Folio Edition.
CW 72. Balston 9a4(C).
[Ref: 58894]   £380.00  
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Book 11, line 78 [Heaven - the Rivers of Bliss].
Book 11, line 78 [Heaven - the Rivers of Bliss].
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23, Old Bond Street, 1825.
Fine mezzotint with etching, plate 195 x 270mm (7¾x 10½"), with very large margins.
Two angels on a rock in the foreground create music, one plays a harp, the other a trumpet. In the midground a beautiful lake surrounded by trees and hills, with groups of angels on the banks. llustration to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. From the Imperial Folio Edition. Published in the third part of Prowett's smaller edditions of Paradise Lost, prior to the large plate of this subject (CW 47).
CW 71.Balston 9a4(C).
[Ref: 58899]   £420.00  
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Book 12, line 641. [Adam and Eve driven out of Paradise].
Book 12, line 641. [Adam and Eve driven out of Paradise].
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 62, Paternoster Row. Printed by Chatfield & C.o. [n.d. c.1827]
Mezzotint with etching, plate 195 x 270mm (7¾x 10½"), with very large margins.
Adam and Eve cast out of Paradise into the night of a dark desolate rocky landscape. llustration to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. From the Imperial Folio.
CW 73. Balston 9a4(C).
[Ref: 58909]   £360.00  
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Book 3, line 301 [Satan viewing the ascent to Heaven].
Book 3, line 301 [Satan viewing the ascent to Heaven].
J. Martin 1824 [inside image]. Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r.
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23, Old Bond Street, 1825. Printed by Chatfield & C.o.
Fine mezzotint with etching, plate 270 x 195mm (10½ x 7¾"), with very large margins.
Satan crouching on dark rocks (or clouds) on the left, holds his spear in his left hand and leans on his right hand and knee, looking back over his shoulder towards a broad staircase rising towards the shining gates of Heaven, where angels ascend. llustration to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. Line 301 is given to this image rather than 501 from which it is taken, likely to be a mistake made by a letter engraver rather than Martin himself. From the Imperial Folio Edition.
CW 57. Balston 9a4(C).
[Ref: 58897]   £480.00  
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Book 4 line 453 [Eve at the Fountain].
Book 4 line 453 [Eve at the Fountain].
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23, Old Bond Street, 1825.
Mezzotint with etching, plate 195 x 270mm (7¾x 10½"), with very large margins.
Eve stands at the edge of a pool, dipping one toe in the water, raising her hand to her head in surprise at her reflection, in a verdant landscape with banks of wild, overhanging trees, of all varieties. llustration to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. From the Imperial Folio. Issued in Part IV of Prowett's smaller format edditions of Paradise Lost in the Summer of 1825.
CW 58. Balston 9a4(C).
[Ref: 58901]   £480.00  
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Book 4 line 502 [Satan Contemplating].
Book 4 line 502 [Satan Contemplating].
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23, Old Bond Street, 1826. Printed by J. Lahee.
Fine mezzotint with etching, plate 195 x 270mm (7¾x 10½"), with very large margins.
Adam and Eve sit together in a gentle embrace on the left while Satan watches from behind a tall, gnarled tree. Behind them a lovely landscape that recedes into light. llustration to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. From the Imperial Folio.
CW 59. Balston 9a4(C).
[Ref: 58906]   £520.00  
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Book 4, line 886 [Angels guarding Paradise at Night].
Book 4, line 886 [Angels guarding Paradise at Night].
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23, Old Bond Street, 1825 Printed by Chatfield & C.o
Mezzotint with etching, plate 195 x 270mm (7¾x 10½"), with very large margins.
An angel equipped with a helmet and spear stands on a clifftop, shining with light in the darkness, with several smaller spirits around it, keeping watch, with Paradise below, the moon and stars above and a small patch of light among the trees where other angels keep watch on land. llustration to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. From Part V of Prowett's smaller Paradise Lost publications. From the Imperial Folio Edition.
CW 61. Balston 9a4(C).
[Ref: 58895]   £320.00  
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Book 5. line 136. [Paradise- Adam and Eve - The Morning Hymn].
Book 5. line 136. [Paradise- Adam and Eve - The Morning Hymn].
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23, Old Bond Street, Printed by J. Lahee. [n.d. c.1825]
Mezzotint with etching, plate 195 x 270mm (7¾x 10½"), with very large margins.
A view of Paradise, with a lake in the centre, trees forming a pyramid on the opposite bank, ringed by woods behind, swans on the water, preparing to fly. Adam and Eve to left, on a low hill with tall trees and weeping willows at the edge of the lake behind them, bowing in prayer, as the sunlight breaks across the horizon. llustration to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. From the Imperial Folio.
CW 62. Balston 9a4(C).
[Ref: 58908]   £360.00  
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Book 5 Line 308. [Paradise - with the Approach of the Archangel Raphael]
Book 5 Line 308. [Paradise - with the Approach of the Archangel Raphael]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. Printed by J. Lahee.
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street. [n.d. c.1825]
Mezzotint with etching. Plate 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"), with very large margins.
Adam and Eve, in the Garden of Eden, are shocked by the emergence of the Archangel Raphael coming through the trees. From a series of prints illustrating John Milton's (1608-1674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms.
CW 63. Balston 9a4(C).
[Ref: 58914]   £350.00  
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Book 5 line 519 [Rapahel conversing with Adam and Eve].
Book 5 line 519 [Rapahel conversing with Adam and Eve].
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23, Old Bond Street, 1826. Printed by J. Lahee.
Fine mezzotint with etching, plate 195 x 270mm (7¾x 10½"), with very large margins.
Adam, Eve and the Archangel Raphael sit in the mouth of a mossy cave chatting, Raphael gestures while doing so. Against a beautiful landscape background sloping towards a lake which recedes into a bright light. llustration to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. One of the only two subjects amongst Martin's Paradise Lost engravings to repeat the design of an earlier painting, however in reverse. From the Imperial Folio.
CW 64. Balston 9a4(C).
[Ref: 58904]   £420.00  
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Book 7 line 339 [Creation of Light].
Book 7 line 339 [Creation of Light].
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23, Old Bond Street, 1825. Printed by Chatfield & Coleman.
Fine mezzotint with etching, plate 195 x 270mm (7¾x 10½"), with very large margins.
God dividing night and day, his ghostly image can be seen in the sky above the sea. llustration to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. From the Imperial Folio Edition.
CW 65. Balston 9a4(C).
[Ref: 58900]   £420.00  
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Book 9 Line 780. [Satan tempting Eve]
Book 9 Line 780. [Satan tempting Eve]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. Printed by Chatfield & Co.
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street. 1826.
Fine mezzotint with etching. Fully lettered proof. Plate 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"), with very large margins.
Satan tempting Eve; Eve standing under a tree at the edge of a pool, reaching up with one hand to hold a bough, around which Satan, disguised as a serpent, is entwined, holding an apple in the other, listening to the snake. From a series of large size issue illustrating John Milton's (1608-1674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a commission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms.
CW 42. Balston 9a4(A).
[Ref: 58911]   £650.00  
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[Map of the Radlett Murder.]
[Map of the Radlett Murder.]
[n.d., c.1823.]
Lithographic map. Printed area 240 x 180mm (9½ x 7"), paper watermarked 'J Whatman Turkey Mill 1820'. Mint.
A map illustrating the 'Radlett Murder', marking the 'Spot where the murder was committed' and 'Pond near Elstre where the Body was discovered'. Solicitor and gambler William Weare was shot, had his throat cut and finally bludgeoned, before his body was dumped in a pond. John Thurtell & William Probert were tried, found guilty, executed and dissected. A waxwork of Thurtell's body was displayed in Madame Tussauds for 150 years A third man, Joseph Hunt, was condemned to death but, because he co-operated with the police, had his sentence commuted to transportation to Botany Bay, where he rehabilitated himself enough to be made a police constable. Australian interest.
Kivell & Spence: Pg. 155
[Ref: 58777]   £220.00  
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Saul.
Saul. The Beauty of Israel is Slain on the High Places. How are the Mighty fallen.
J. Varley Pinx.t. J. Linnell Sculp.t.
Published by Albert Varley, 47, Edgware Road, John Varley, 3, Elkins Row, Bayswater & R. Ackermann, 101 Strand, London 1832.
Mezzotint. Sheet 455 x 580mm. Trimmed into plate, repaired tears, one affecting title and publication line.
A funeral procession, with a shrouded body being carried into a walled city, with Saul's crown preceding him. This very rare mezzotint was engraved by John Linnell after John Varley's oil of twelve years earlier, on which Linnell painting the figures. Linnell, a close friend of William Blake (as was Varley), started etching in 1813, but turned to mezzotint, with this plate being one of his first in that medium and one of the rarest.
See Ref 6295 for proof.
[Ref: 58745]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The Temptation of St Anthony.
The Temptation of St Anthony. From a Picture by E. Hemskirk in the possession of Mr Ibbett, Maidenhead Court, Aldersgate Street.
EHK. Drawn by S.A. Hart. Printed by S. Voles.
Published by S. Voles, No. 3 S.t Michael's Alley, Cornhill.
Rare lithograph. Sheet 280 x 300mm (11 x 12¾"). Top right corner reinstated with mss. fill, tears in inscription area repaired, creases, narrow margins.
An adaptation of one of several paintings of the Temptation of St Anthony by Egbert van Heemskerck (1634-1704). He sits at a table in a cave reading, harrassed by a multitude of grotesque demons. Dinosaurs and other reptile creatures depicted. Anthony the Great (251-356), a Christian monk from Egypt, tried to hide in a cave to escape the demons that plagued him; however they gathered there and beat him to death. After being pulled from the cave by his servant he came back to life; he demands to go back in to face them, and a bright light sent by God drives them away.
[Ref: 58837]   £480.00  
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[Visit of Louis Philippe of France to Windsor Castle, 1844.]
[Visit of Louis Philippe of France to Windsor Castle, 1844.] Park's New Characters.
[n.d., c.1844.]
Rare coloured lithograph. Sheet 180 x 210mm (7 x 8¼"). Laid on album paper with other scraps, creased and stained.
A popular print depicting Victoria and King Louis Philippe sitting together on thrones, both wearing crowns, watched by Prince Albert. Louis-Philippe's week-long stay at Windsor in 1844 was the first meeting of the monarchs of Britain and France on English soil in half a millenia.
[Ref: 58832]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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