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[Aeneas saving his father from the burning of Troy.]
[Aeneas saving his father from the burning of Troy.]
P.P. Rubens Pinx. v. Prenner del. et incid.
[n.d., 1728.]
Engraving on two plates. Outside plate 265 x 320mm (10½ x 12½") very large margins. Uncut.
A scene of the Fall of Troy, with a separate plate for the decorative, frame-like printed border, published in the 'Theatrum Artis Pictoriae', a series of reproductions of the Imperial Gallery of Paintings in Vienna. The attribution to Rubens is doubtful. Aeneas carries his elderly father Anchises from the burning city, accompanied by Aeneas' wife Creusa, who died in the escape attempt, and small son Ascanius.
[Ref: 59913]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Diogenes looking for an Honest Man.
Diogenes looking for an Honest Man. 86.
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church yard, London. Publish'd as the Act directs, 2nd Oct.r 1777.
Scarce engraving. Sheet 515 x 375mm (20¼ x 14¾"). Trimmed within plate, repaired tears, laid on archival tissue. Damaged.
A scene showing the Greek philosopher Diogenes walking through a contemporary English villlage streets in the middle of the day, using a lit lamp to searching for a good man. The villagers point and laugh.
Not in BM but see BM Satires 5392 for a smaller mezzotint also published by Bowles.
[Ref: 59673]   £380.00   (£456.00 incl.VAT)
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Compilers of the English Liturgy.
Compilers of the English Liturgy.
P. La Vergne. Hinchliff.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Steel engraving. 180 x 115mm (7 x 4½"). Binding marks on right edge.
Thirteen churchmen, including Cranmer (1489-1556) and Ridley (c.1500-55), debating around a table, all named under the image.
[Ref: 60108]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Funeral Car of the late Viscount Nelson
The Funeral Car of the late Viscount Nelson European Magazine.
Engraved by S. Rawle.
Published by J. Asperne, at the Bible, Crown & Constition, Cornhill, March 1st 1806.
Engraving. Sheet 130 x 220mm (5¼ x 8¾"). Large margins on 3 sides.
The ornate funeral car designed to suggest the battleship Victory on which Nelson died, the car was decorated with a figurehead representing Fame. The coffin inside was made from the mainmast of 'l'Orient', the French flagship blown up during the Battle of the Nile (1798).
[Ref: 59807]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Escort of the Prisoners by Torch Light to the Bristol Jail,
Escort of the Prisoners by Torch Light to the Bristol Jail, Tried (under a Special Commission) for Riot & Arson in the Year 1832.
Engraved on Steel by J. Brett, 15, Corn Street, Bristol.
Published by George Davey 1, Broad Street, Bristol, and by Charles Tilt, Fleet Street, London, and all other Book & Printsellers.
Mezzotint on india laid paper, sheet 235 x 305mm (9¼ x 12"). Some light creasing. Nicks to edges of paper. Slight soiling.
A scene from the aftermath of the Bristol Riots of 1831, after the House of Lords rejected the second Reform Bill, which aimed to get rid of some of the rotten boroughs and give Britain's fast growing industrial towns such as Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham, Bradford and Leeds greater representation in the House of Commons. The rioters numbered about 500 or 600 young men and continued for three days, during which the palace of Robert Gray the Bishop of Bristol, the Mansion House, and private homes and property were looted and destroyed, along with demolition of much of the gaol. About 100 people involved were tried in January 1832 and four men were hanged despite a petition of 10,000 Bristolian signatures, which was given to King William IV.
See also reference 15397.
[Ref: 60046]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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