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The Connoisseur and Tired Boy.
The Connoisseur and Tired Boy. (from Morland.)
[Henry Morland.]
[n.d., c.1835.]
Hand coloured aquatint. Sheet 255 x 190mm (10 x 7½"). Trimmed within plate.
A man holds up a candle to light a painted landscape in a heavy frame, which is held up for him by a yawning boy. After Henry Morland (c.1719 - 1797, father of George), who exhibited the painting on which this is based several times at the Free Society of Artists. In 1775 he published this description of it: 'An Italian Connoisseur and tired boy. The connoisseur is an admirer of no pictures but Italian, therefore his taste is greatly affronted on being shown a Dutch picture; nevertheless his attention is engaged by some effect he sees in the landscape - has forgotten the boy, who is tired with holding the picture in a heavy frame, which he is just ready to drop'.
[Ref: 60880]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Expectation.
Expectation. To bosom heaving & to Eyes that weep. / While lovers linger in a distant clime. / Fear multiplies the dangers of the deep / And expectation loads the wing of time. EW.
Designd by H.W. Bunbury Esq.r Engraved by J.R. Smith.
London Publishd Jan.r 1.1784 by J.R. Smith No.83 Oxford Street.
Stipple, printed in brown. 400 x 3602mm (15¾ x 14¼") very large margins. Some creasing in margins.
An oval scene of two young women sitting side by side at the edge of a grassy cliff overlooking the sea, worrying about their sailor beaus.
D'Oench: 232. Frankau: 132.
[Ref: 60767]   £320.00  
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Lamour Moissonneur.
Lamour Moissonneur.
Boucher inv. et fecit.
[n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving. Sheet 290 x 225mm (11½ x 8¾"). Trimmed, to image on right. Time stained.
'Harvester love'. Two cherubs tickle Cupid, who is asleep on a sheaf of wheat. His quiver is on the ground. A reversed copy of the engraving by Francois Bernard Lepicie after François Boucher.
[Ref: 60732]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lenore] [Death, disguised as William, asks her to mount his horse and ride to their marriage bed.]
[Lenore] [Death, disguised as William, asks her to mount his horse and ride to their marriage bed.] Plate 1. Page 21. Proof.
Drawn by Lady Diana Beauclerk. Engraved by Harding.
Publish'd June 1st 1796 by E. & S. Harding, Pall Mall.
Stipple, proof before title? 280 x 395mm (11 x 15½"). Trimmed to plate, centre fold, as usual.
A scene from Gottfried August Bürger's ballad 'Lenore', written 1773. When William, Lenore's fiancé, fails to return with the Prussian army after the Battle of Prague (1757, during the Seven Years' War), she argues with God, complaining about his unfairness. At midnight 'William' appears and takes her to a graveyard, where he is revealed as Death, with scythe and hourglass; the marriage bed is a grave in which William's skeleton lies in shattered armour. One of four plates in 'Leonora. Translated from the German of Gottfried Augustus Bürgher, by W. R. Spencer, Esq. With designs by the Right Honourable Lady Diana Beauclerc.' Beauclerk was the daughter of the third Duke of Marlborough.
[Ref: 60733]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[A dying female sea-monster.]
[A dying female sea-monster.]
Drawn by I.Mortimer. Etch'd by I. Haynes.
Published as the Act directs Jan 25, 1780 by J.Mortimer, Norfolk Street, Strand [but later].
Etching. 150 x 230mm (6 x 9"), large margins.
A sea-monster with sagging breasts and a fish's tail, reclining on rocks. From a series of twelve prints of published posthumously by Mortimer's widow Jane.
See BM 1975,U.1591.23 for Mortimer's original ink sketch.
[Ref: 60815]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Von sorglichkeit ansächtung, schwere und mühsamkeit der Tugent, so vornemlich in der Demut betehet.
Von sorglichkeit ansächtung, schwere und mühsamkeit der Tugent, so vornemlich in der Demut betehet.
[by Balthasar Schwan.]
[Frankfurt: 1652.]
Engraving. 115 x 150mm (4½ x 6"). Narrow margins, laid on album paper at corners.
A bent old man holding a staff; behind is a celestial sphere. Maybe a witch. Plate 12 of 'Glück und Unglück Spiegel', by Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca, 1304-74).
[Ref: 60848]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Von einem wohlgebawten vnd fruchtbaren acter.
Von einem wohlgebawten vnd fruchtbaren acter.
[by Balthasar Schwan.]
[Frankfurt: 1652.]
Engraving. 115 x 150mm (4½ x 6"). Narrow margins, laid on album paper at corners.
A man with an ox team ploughs a field, with a harvest scene behind. Plate 39 of 'Glück und Unglück Spiegel', by Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca, 1304-74).
[Ref: 60849]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Von grossem gut vnd Reichthumb.
Von grossem gut vnd Reichthumb.
[by Balthasar Schwan.]
[Frankfurt: 1652.]
Engraving. 115 x 150mm (4½ x 6"). Narrow margins, laid on album paper at corners.
A winged demon wrapped in chains stands betweeen a man and his coffers and coin-bags. Plate 55 of 'Glück und Unglück Spiegel', by Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca, 1304-74).
[Ref: 60850]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Von verheilung, betrüg und warfagenn der Sternscher und schwartkunstler.
Von verheilung, betrüg und warfagenn der Sternscher und schwartkunstler.
[by Balthasar Schwan.]
[Frankfurt: 1652.]
Engraving. 115 x 150mm (4½ x 6"). Narrow margins, laid on album paper at corners.
Practitioners of the dark arts. One man reads the entrails of a deer and another has flames spouting from a bowl. Plate 114 of 'Glück und Unglück Spiegel', by Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca, 1304-74).
[Ref: 60851]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Von der hoffnung eines guten gerücht und lobs nach dem tode.
Von der hoffnung eines guten gerücht und lobs nach dem tode.
[by Balthasar Schwan.]
[Frankfurt: 1652.]
Engraving. 115 x 150mm (4½ x 6"). Narrow margins, laid on album paper at corners.
'The hope of a good reputation after death'. A man is being led away by Death, as a long-haired, web-fingered, monstrous figure rises from a hole. Plate 119 of 'Glück und Unglück Spiegel', by Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca, 1304-74).
[Ref: 60852]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Von grossern zugebrachtem heurahtgut. Ich frewe mich dass mir mein hausfraw ein grosses heuratgut zugebracht hat.
Von grossern zugebrachtem heurahtgut. Ich frewe mich dass mir mein hausfraw ein grosses heuratgut zugebracht hat.
[by Balthasar Schwan.]
[Frankfurt: 1652.]
Engraving. 115 x 150mm (4½ x 6"). Narrow margins, laid on album paper at corners.
A man and his much older wife, pleased that she brought such a large dowry. Plate 70 of 'Glück und Unglück Spiegel', by Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca, 1304-74).
[Ref: 60853]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Von grosser thorheit der Alchimisten vnd Soldtmacher.
Von grosser thorheit der Alchimisten vnd Soldtmacher. Ich hoff dürch die Alchimi reich zu werden und gross gut zu erwerbenn.
[by Balthasar Schwan.]
[Frankfurt: 1652.]
Engraving. 115 x 150mm (4½ x 6"). Narrow margins, laid on album paper at corners.
An alchemist's workshop: ''Of the great folly of alchemists and mercenaries. I hope to make a great fortune through Alchemy''. Plate 113 of 'Glück und Unglück Spiegel', by Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca, 1304-74).
[Ref: 60854]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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A Tigress.
A Tigress. In the Possession of the Duke of Marlborough; to whom this place is most humbly dedicated, by his Graces most dutiful & obedient Serv,t John Dixon.
G. Stubbs Pinxt. J. Dixon fecit. J. Dixon fecit.
[Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, 1st Feb.y 1773. & sold by J. Boydell Cheapside, S. Hooper Ludgate Hill, T. Bradford Fleet Street, T. Burford Bridge Street Westminster, & J. Dixon Kempe's Row, facing Ranelagh Walk (near the Whim) Chelsea.
Mezzotint. Sheet 390 x 550mm (15¼ x 21¾"). Trimmed to image on three sides, through publication line at bottom, a few marks & repairs.
An example of Dixon's rare mezzotint rendering of the Stubbs painting of a recumbent tigress, probably the Royal Tiger in Stubbs's possession when he died. It is described in Lennox-Boyd as 'the most highly praised print after Stubbs in its day'. Impressions are rare because, according to the 'Monthly Magazine' (1806), the plate was melted in a fire at the printers. New plates were engraved by Robert Laurie and John Murphy.
Lennox-Boyd et al, George Stubbs Engraved Works 33, iv of iv.
[Ref: 60808]   £3,500.00  
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L'Histoire touchante.
L'Histoire touchante. Gravé fun Dessin de Rembrandt dans le Cabinet de Mons.r Dan: Neyman a Amsterdam.
WB [William Baillie] 1767.
Mezzotint. 215 x 270mm (8½ x 10½"). Small margins.
A young man by an unlit hearth uses a lamp to read from a small volume to an old man, who shielding his eyes with one hand. Behind a woman occupies herself with household work. Rembrandt's drawing, which probably depicts Tobias' son reading to his father, was sold from the collection of Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne (18451927) at Sotheby's, London, 25 March 1920, lot 57. The catalogue acknowledged Baillie's mezzotint. Captain William Baillie (1723 - 1810) retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.
BM 1870,1008.918.
[Ref: 60801]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Triumph of Fame.] Fama triumphus a Francisco Petrarca primum excogitatus [...]
[The Triumph of Fame.] Fama triumphus a Francisco Petrarca primum excogitatus [...]
Titianus pinxit. Jo. Ant. Buti del. Silvester Pomarede Sculpsit Romæ Anno Jubilæi 1750.
Engraving, 18th century watermark. 390 x 520mm (15¼ x 20½"). Losses to platemark lower right corner, narrow margins elsewhere, some creasing.
The winged female figure of Fame rides in a chariot drawn by lions, blowing a trumpet, her left foot resting on the head of a slunped Death. The procession, led by Bellona, features men and women of history, named above their heads, including Dido, Zenobia, Lucretia, Alexander and Plato. From a series of four prints, ''Triumphs from Petrarch painted by Titian, engraved by Silvio Pomarede after the intermediary drawing by Gianantonio Buti.
[Ref: 60884]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Triumph of Time.] Ex Archetypo celeberrimi Titiani, quod sui juris est exprimi mandavit Dominius Joannes Michilli
[The Triumph of Time.] Ex Archetypo celeberrimi Titiani, quod sui juris est exprimi mandavit Dominius Joannes Michilli Generalis Vectigalium Conductor pro Tabacco Romæ in suis Ædibus Anno 1748.
Titianus pinxit. Jo. Anto. Buti delin. Silvester Pomarede incidit.
Engraving. 390 x 515mm (15¼ x 20½"). Losses to platemark in bottom corners, mounted in album paper at corners. Small margins.
The winged figure of Time rides in a chariot drawn by deer, measuring the celestial sphere with a pair of compasses. A procession of men and women from history include Leonidas, Darius, Alexander, Ajax, Nestor & Ulysses. From a series of four prints, ''Triumphs from Petrarch painted by Titian, engraved by Silvio Pomarede after the intermediary drawing by Gianantonio Buti.
[Ref: 60885]   £380.00  
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