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[Aeneas takes leave of Dido.]
[Aeneas takes leave of Dido.]
Le Potre Invent et fecit.
Le Blond avec Privil [Paris, n.d., c.1660.]
Etching. 240 x 330mm (9¼ x 13"). Trimmed to plate, split in centre fold.
Aeneas takes leave of his lover, Queen Dido, at a quay in Carthage as his men load his ship.
[Ref: 61406]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Warrant for the Beheading of Charles I]
[Warrant for the Beheading of Charles I]
Suptibus Societat. Antiquariæ Lond. 1750.
Engraving. 660 x 445mm. (26 x 17 ½") Cut within platemark on bottom edge. Multiple repaired tears, mostly confined to margins. Repaired fold down centre in both directions. Laid on archival paper.
Facsimile of death warrant for Charles I, in memorial frame surmounted by royal monogram. King Charles I (1600 - 1649) was declared guilty on charges of high treason and "other high crimes" at a public session of the High Court of Justice on Saturday 27 January 1649 and sentenced to death. Fifty-nine of the Commissioners signed the warrant (their seals adjacent to signatures). Charles Stuart was beheaded on Tuesday, 30 January 1649. The warrant records the year 1648, because from the 12th century to 1752, the civil or legal year in England began on 25 March. The execution took place at Whitehall on a scaffold in front of the Banqueting House. Published by Society of Antiquaries of London. The Parliamentary Archives holds the original of Charles I's death warrant.
[Ref: 61516]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Cottage Children.
Cottage Children. The Original Picture in the Collection of the Right Hon.ble the Earl of Gainsborough to whom this plate is most respectfully inscribed by His Lordships much obliged and obedient Servant Gainsborough Dupont.
T. Gainsborough R.A. Pinx.t. Gainsborough Dupont Delin.t. Hen.y Birche Sculp.t.
Publish'd June 4. 1791, by B.B. Evans Poultry London.
Fine Daniell framed mezzotint, sheet 580 x 390mm (22¾ x 15½"). Frame size 725 x 540mm (28½ x 21¼"). Unexamined out of frame. Trimmed to plate.
A country scene. Two girls in slightly ragged clothing go down a path away from a cottage; one holding one hand to her forehead as she is lifted by her older companion from a donkey.
Horne 78 ii of iii.
[Ref: 61488]   £420.00  
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The Exposition of Cyrus.
The Exposition of Cyrus. In the Gallery at Houghton.
Castiglione Pinxit. Rich.d Earlom Sculpsit.
Publish'd Sep.r 1.st 1781 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Fine mezzotint. 285 x 370mm (11¼ x 14½"). Trimmed close to plate at top.
A shepherd and his wife are surprised to find a naked young boy lying on a cloth sucking on a dog. Cyrus's grandfather, alarmed by a prophecy that his grandson would dethrone him, gave orders to cast the baby into the wilderness. Rescued by a shepherd and his wife, Cyrus returns to fulfil the prophecy in 559 BC, becoming king of Persia and creating the first Persian Empire.
See Ref: 15318 in frame.
[Ref: 61629]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Don Quixote releases the Galley Slaves.
Don Quixote releases the Galley Slaves. Book 3.rd Ch: 8.th. Vol. I. p.129.
W. Hogarth In.v et Sculp.t.
[n.d. c.1756]
Engraving, early impression; 245 x 185mm (9¼ x 7¼"). Small margins.
One of six proposed illustrations to Miguel de Cervantes' 'Don Quijote de la Mancha' under the patronage of Lord Carteret. The freeing of the galley slaves; Quixote on horseback and wearing the barber's basin as a helmet, attacking two guards, striking one with his lance, the other already fallen to the ground; Sancho standing at right in front of the prisoners, undoing Ginés de Pasamonte's handcuffs.
Paulson 1989-97.
[Ref: 61501]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Funeral of Chrystom & Marcella vindicating herself.
The Funeral of Chrystom & Marcella vindicating herself. Book 2.nd Ch: 5.th. Vol. I. p.71.
W. Hogarth In.v et Sculp.t.
[n.d. c.1756]
Engraving, early impression; 245 x 185mm (9¼ x 7¼"). Small margins.
One of six proposed illustrations to Miguel de Cervantes' 'Don Quijote de la Mancha' under the patronage of Lord Carteret. The young goatherd Chrysostom lying on a bier at centre, papers under his left hand, his unrequited love the shepherdess Marcela standing at left, defending herself against the charge of being hard-hearted; at right a group of men listening, including Quixote, pleased with her account, and Sancho, drying his eyes; two gravediggers by the grave at left, mountainous landscape beyond.
Paulson 1989-94.
[Ref: 61502]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[An illustration from 'The Triumphes of Gods Revenge against the crying and execrable sinne of (willfull and premeditated) murther'.]
[An illustration from 'The Triumphes of Gods Revenge against the crying and execrable sinne of (willfull and premeditated) murther'.]
W. SHerwin fecit aqua forti.
[n.d., c.1669.] [bit later]
Etching. Sheet 155 x 155mm (6 x 6"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
Eight scenes from a story in 'The Triumphs of God's Revenge'. Grand-Pré's sister Hautefelia, persuades him that his wife Mermanda is being unfaithful; Grand-Pré challenges the 'Lover', Baron Betanford, to a duel, in which both are injured, after which Grand-Pre finds out that his wife is innocent. Hautefelia then pays La Fresnay, an apothecary, to poison Mermanda, who dies, and Hautefelia blames Grand-Pré for the murder. Hautefelia's husband de Malleray challenges Grand-Pré to a duel and is killed. La Fresnay then poisons Grand-Pré and Hautefelia is chief mourner at his funeral. However a drunken La Fresnay rapes an young girl and is condemned to be broken on the wheel. He then confesses to the poisoning of Mermanda and Grand-Pré, and Hautefelia is also executed.
[Ref: 61448]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Jonah an oratorio, Disposed for a voice and harpsicord:  composed by Samuel Felsted,
[Jonah an oratorio, Disposed for a voice and harpsicord: composed by Samuel Felsted, organist of St. Andrew's Jamaica.]
B. West inv. 1775. F. Bartolozzi Sculp.
[London, Printed for the Author, by Messrs,, Longman, Lukey & Broderip, No,, 26 , Cheapside, 1775.]
Etching with engraving. Sheet 195 x 155mm (7¾ x 6"). Trimmed, losing title and publication line, laid on album paper.
Jonah on the shore, the whale behind, used as the titlepage to Samuel Felsted' oratorio 'Jonah'. Felstead (1743-1802) was Jamaica's first documented composer, although only two works suvive: his 'Jonah' was the first complete oratorio written in the Americas.
De Vesme 1873.
[Ref: 61563]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Judith with the head of Holofernes]
[Judith with the head of Holofernes] Carol. Venetianus Pinxit Alta 4 P 8 dig lata 3 palm 7 dig.
Jacob Männl. S.C.M. Chalcograph delineavit et sculpsit.
[n.d. c.1700]
Fine early 18th century watermarked mezzotint, 275 x 220mm (10¾ x 8¾"). Thread margins. Tipped into album sheet at sides.
From the series 'Pièces gravées d'après les tableaux de la gallerie impériale royale de Vienne' a series of mezzotints after paintings in the imperial collection in Vienna. Depiction of the tale from the Old Testament Book of Judith. Judith holds the head of the Assyrian General Holofernes by a maid who carries a candle and opens a sack with her other hand and teeth.
[Ref: 61612]   £360.00  
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[The funeral of Mary II] Bed van Parade [...]
[The funeral of Mary II] Bed van Parade [...]
[Romeyn de Hooghe]
By Pieter Persoy met Previlegie [1695].
Rare etching. Sheet 240 x 300mm (9½ x 11¾"). Trimmed close to printed border on left, lacking letterpress key.
Mary II's regalia on display after her death in 1694. Plate from Samuel Gruterus, 'Funeralia Mariae II Britanniarum' (Haarlem, 1695), which depicted episodes from the funeral of Mary II (1662-94). Although Mary had privately expressed the wish for a simple funeral, she was buried with elaborate ceremony in Westminster Abbey, and her funeral procession was the largest ever held for an English monarch. Etched by Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708),
Landwehr Bookplates 87.
[Ref: 61405]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Peasant at a window, with pipe and tankard.] From a Painting by A. Van Ostade, in the Possession of W.m Baillie.
[Peasant at a window, with pipe and tankard.] From a Painting by A. Van Ostade, in the Possession of W.m Baillie.
Engraved by W. Baillie.
March the 17. 1774.
Very fine mezzotint. 290 x 240mm (11½ x 9½"). Thread margins, laid on album paper at edges.
One of several prints after Dutch painter Adriaen van Ostade (1610-85), engraved by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.
[Ref: 61628]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Promethee.
Promethee.
Jeaurat Pinxit. Flipart l'aine Sculp.
a Paris chez Flipart rue S.t Jacques au nom de Jesus vis avis le College du Plessis.
Rare mezzotint, tipped into album paper at sides; sheet 375 x 290mm (14¾ x 11½"), on 18th century watermarked paper. Trimmed within plate at bottom.
A greek mythological scene of Prometheus' punishment for stealing fire from Olympus and giving it to mankind. Prometheus chained to a rock is being pecked at by an eagle.
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