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The 14th February.
The 14th February.
G. B. O'Neill.
[n.d, c.1872].
Etching with very large margins. Laid, on India. Plate: 150 x 205mm (6 x 8"). Some foxing around the edges.
Scene in a country cottage in which two girls reach up to a post man, waiting to see if they have received any valentines. A young boy reaches into the postman's satchel and an older woman reads her valentine behind a door. From 'Etchings for the Art Union of London by the Etching Club' 1782.
[Ref: 35111]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Alpine Lovers. Les Amans Des Alps.
The Alpine Lovers. Les Amans Des Alps.
F. Wheatley pinx.t. Bransom sculp.t.
[London Published Jan.y 21.st 1802, by H. Macklin, Poets Gallery, Fleet Street.]
Engraving with stipple. Sheet 400 x 350mm (15¾ x 13¾"). Trimmed within publication line. Repaired tears. Edges of paper messy.
An embracing couple sit under a gnarled leafy tree, with sheep beside them to right next to a shepherds crook, a dog is curled at their feet and a bowl and pitcher lay on the ground. A cottage can be seen in the background.
[Ref: 61499]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Amazones Historiques. Camille, Reine des Amazones.
Amazones Historiques. Camille, Reine des Amazones.
Dessiné et lith. par V. Adam. Imp. Lemercier, à Paris.
Paris, H. Gache, rue de la Victoire 66 [n.d., c.1840].
Fine coloured tinted lithograph, Sheet 370 x 500mm (14½ x 19¾"), with publisher's blindstamp. Small margins.
A half-naked woman on horseback, with helmet, sword and tiger-skin blanket. Plate 1 of a series of scenes of the mythical female warriors drawn and lithographed by Victor Adam (1801-66).
[Ref: 55554]   £320.00  
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Amazones Historiques. Combat a l'Arc.
Amazones Historiques. Combat a l'Arc.
Composé et lith. par V. Adam. Imp. Lemercier, à Paris.
Paris, H. Gache, rue de la Victoire 66 [n.d., c.1840].
Fine coloured tinted lithograph. Sheet 370 x 500mm (14½ x 19¾"), with publisher's blindstamp. Small margins.
A half-naked woman on horseback, bow drawn, with a lion-skin blanket. Plate 2 of a series of scenes of the mythical female warriors drawn and lithographed by Victor Adam (1801-66).
[Ref: 55555]   £320.00  
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Amazones Historiques. Chasse au Tigre.
Amazones Historiques. Chasse au Tigre.
Dessiné et lith. par V. Adam. Imp. Lemercier, à Paris.
Paris, H. Gache, rue de la Victoire 66 [n.d., c.1840].
Fine coloured tinted lithograph. Sheet 370 x 500mm (14½ x 19¾"), with publisher's blindstamp. Some faint spotting. Small margins.
A half-naked woman on horseback, swinging an axe down on a tiger biting her horse's haunch. Her saddle cloth is a black panther's skin. Plate 4 of a series of scenes of the mythical female warriors drawn and lithographed by Victor Adam (1801-66).
[Ref: 55556]   £320.00  
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Amazones Historiques. Victoire de l'Amazone.
Amazones Historiques. Victoire de l'Amazone.
Dessiné et lith. par V. Adam. Imp. Lemercier, à Paris.
Paris, H. Gache, rue de la Victoire 66 [n.d., c.1840].
Fine coloured tinted lithograph. Sheet 370 x 500mm (14½ x 19¾"), with publisher's blindstamp. Some faint spotting. Small margins.
A half-naked woman on horseback, swinging an axe down on a centaur. Her saddle cloth is a tiger's skin. Plate 5 of a series of scenes of the mythical female warriors drawn and lithographed by Victor Adam (1801-66).
[Ref: 55557]   £320.00  
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Amazones Historiques. Défaite de l'Amazone.
Amazones Historiques. Défaite de l'Amazone.
Dessiné et lith. par V. Adam. Imp. Lemercier, à Paris.
Paris, H. Gache, rue de la Victoire 66 [n.d., c.1840].
Fine coloured tinted lithograph. Sheet 370 x 500mm (14½ x 19¾"), with publisher's blindstamp. Some faint spotting. Small margins.
A half-naked woman pulled from her horse by a centaur. Her axe lies broken on the ground. Plate 6 of a series of scenes of the mythical female warriors drawn and lithographed by Victor Adam (1801-66).
[Ref: 55558]   £320.00  
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Angelica and Medora.
Angelica and Medora.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculps.
Published July 1st 1787 by John & Josiah Boydell No 90 CHeapside London. Bit later.
Stipple, printed in colours, J. Whatman Turkey Mills watermark 1822; 265 x 310mm (10½ x 12¼"), with large margins. Small hole in top margin. Slight printer's crease.
A portrait of lovers Angelica and Medoro, characters in Ludovico Ariosto's 'Orlando Furioso'.
[Ref: 54231]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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My Father urg'd me sair, my Mother did nae speak, / But she look'd in my Face till my heart was like to break. / Auld Robin Grey
My Father urg'd me sair, my Mother did nae speak, / But she look'd in my Face till my heart was like to break. / Auld Robin Grey To Her Grace the Dutchess of Hamilton and Brandon, This Print after an Original Drawing by H. Bunbury Esq.r is with the greatest respect Dedicated, by Her Graces most obedient humble servant, W. Dickinson
H. Bunbury Esq.r Delin.t Engraved by F. Bartolozzi
London, Publish'd Feb.y 10th 1783 by W. Dickinson Engraver & Printseller No 158 New Bond Street
Stipple, sheet 410 x 365mm (16 x 14¼"). Trimmed inside platemark; small stain on right.
Illustration to 'Aud Robin Grey', a Scots ballad in which a young woman is compelled by her parents to marry an old man, Robin Grey, who promises to support her and her parents, even though she is in love with another man. Stipple engraving after Henry Bunbury, an amateur printmaker who subsequently enjoyed a successful career as a designer for printsellers. 'Prints by Bunbury an his imitators were conspicuously 'polite' and appealed, like novels, 'To the Fashionable World and Polite circles'. Of good family, amply endowed with social skills, a beautiful wife and connections in high society, Bunbury's appeal was not solely aesthetic' and his admirers 'recognized his comic talent, his informed enthusiasm for literature, and his ability to draw a momentary pang with something of the sensitivity with which Sterne could write it' (Tim Clayton).
Calabi & De Vesme 1404 iii/iii
[Ref: 45439]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Two lovers in an elegant bedroom]
[Two lovers in an elegant bedroom]
[after Jean Baptiste Pater.]
[n.d., c.1740.]
Engraving, proof before all letters. Sheet 295 x 380 (11½ x 15"). Trimmed within plate. Foxing.
The woman sits on the end of the bed, drawing the man to her, while he gestures at a cat and a dog that pick off the remains of their meal.
[Ref: 54602]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Credulous Innocence. [&] Seduction.
Credulous Innocence. [&] Seduction.
Painted by G. Morland. Engrav'd by J. Young.
London Pub.d Nov.r 5, 1788, by Ia.s Birchall No.473, Strand.
Pair of mezzotints. 506 x 355mm. (20 x 14"). Damage to upper area.
A pair of scenes set in rustic settings: a young woman sitting in a bare interior, unaware of a young man who peers slyly through the window, listening attentively to another woman in tattered clothes with a broad-brimmed hat, who reads her palm; and a young woman wearing a mob cap, shawl and apron, sitting at the door of a thatched cottage, her left arm hooked over the back of her chair, reading a letter. There is a basket upside down beside her, and a bird drinking from a plate on the ground next to it. A young man is seen bribing a second woman behind a tree next to the cottage to the right.
Chaloner Smith: p.1646 [listed]. Ex collection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Ex Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection Sotheby's 13/11/97.
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Cupid and Cephisa,
Cupid and Cephisa, [One Day as I was walking in the Woods...] From the Original Picture, in the possession of George Bowles, Esqr. [&] Cupid and Cephisa, [Cephisa says, we ought to cut the Wings of Love...] From the Original Picture, in the possession of George Bowles, Esqr.
Angelica Kauffman pinx.t. Thomas Burke Fecit.
London, Publish'd July 10th. 1789 by T Burke, No. 5, Great College Street, Westminster. [&] Publish'd Feb.y 1st. 1789 by T Burke No 5 Great College Street, Westminster.
Very fine matching pair of stipples with etching, proof states before lines of verse, one with publisher's inscription scratched. Each 470 x 335mm (18½ x 13¼"), with large margins.
Two scenes from Montesquieu's 'Céphise et l'Amour'. In the first Cupid is discovered by Cephisa and a male companion (intended to be the author), lying asleep in a bush of flowers; in the second Cephisa raises one of his wings, preparing to cut it off, as her companion leans forward to stop her.
[Ref: 53336]   £850.00   view all images for this item
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[Cymbeline] Imogen's Chamber.
[Cymbeline] Imogen's Chamber. On her left breast a mole, cinque spotted...
Painted by W. Martin. Engraved by A. Zaffonato
Publish'd November 30th 1793 by A. Suntach.
Stipple, printed in brown. Sheet 230 x 250mm (9 x 9¾") Trimmed into plate top and bottom, thread margins at sides.
A scene from William Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline': Imogen sleeps in her bed while Iachimo leans over her writing a letter suggesting he has seduced her. After William Martin (1753 - c.1831), historical painter who was pupil and assistant to Cipriani until c.1784.
[Ref: 54204]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Danger.
Danger. Ah Betsey if you did but think, / How near you are to Dangers brink; / You'd surely then leave off your play, / And strait from Billy far away 166
Printed for Bowles & Carver 69 St Paul's Church Yard London [c.1790]
Mezzotint with very large margins, platemark 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Staining lower left; crease top left.
A young man ('Billy') attempts to thread a needle held by a young woman ('Betsey'), with the title and text below highlighting the action as a metaphor for Billy's intentions, and advising Betsey to evade them. Part of the genre of mezzotint drolls in which familiar activities such as sewing and eating were explicit metaphors for sex.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; state ii/ii
[Ref: 36210]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[David and Bathsheba]
[David and Bathsheba] David de Bethsabée éprouve la puissance, / Ses atraits de sa foy triomphe sans effort [...]
Peint par J. Raoux Gravé par Chereau le jeune
Se vend à Paris chez Chereau le jeune aux Gobelins, et chez son frere, Graveur du Roi, rue St. Jacques aux deux pilliers d'or [c.1750]
Engraving, platemark 290 x 370mm (11½ x 14½"), with very large margins. Fine impression.
David's seduction of Bathsheba, as recounted in the 2 Samuel in the Bible. Verses below indicting David for the act, asserting that it cancelled out all of his positive achievements.
From the Library of Pitsligo
[Ref: 45142]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The Discovery or the angry Father.
The Discovery or the angry Father.
Painted by J. Opie R.A. Engraved by Ja.s Ward, Painter & Engraver to H.R.H. the Princ[e of Wales.]
London Published Sept.r 25th 1809, by R. Lambe, 39, Fleet Street.
Large mezzotint, printed in colours and hand finished. Sheet 745 x 545mm (29¼ x 21½") very large margins. Trimmed within plate, bottom right corner of inscription rebuilt.
A father discovers his daughter's love letters.
CS 38. Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 56763]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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A Silly Family Dispute [&] The Dispute as Sillily Made Up.
A Silly Family Dispute [&] The Dispute as Sillily Made Up.
Design'd by Edw.d Penny R.A.
London, Pub.d Oct.r 1796, by G.T. Stubbs, at the Turf Gallery, Conduit Street, & No.97 High Street, Mary-le-bone.
Pair of stipples, printed in colour. 240 x 175mm (9½ x 7"), with large margins. Repaired tear in inscription of The Dispute as Sillily Made Up.
In the first image a young couple fight over a meal. In the second they make up; the wife patting the husband on the cheek as a servant carries off the coffee tray.
GT Stubbs CLB 85 & 86. See reference 27310 for just 'The Dispute as Sillily Made Up.'
[Ref: 60322]   £320.00   view all images for this item
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[Erigone]
[Erigone] Un pareil vétement pour voiler tant de charmes / A d'austeres censeurs paroist un peu léger [...]
Peint par N. Monsiau Gravé par L.J. Cathelin Graveur du Roi
AParis chez Bance le jeune Rue Severin No 115 C.D.M.
Engraving, platemark 340 x 240mm (13¼ x 9½"). Very slight foxing.
Erigone, daughter of Icarius of Athens, who hanged herself over her father's grave after he was killed by Dionysus's shepherds. According to Ovid, Dionysus assumed the shape of a cluster of grapes to approach and seduce her (which the text here alludes to). After a painting by Nicolas-André Monsiau (1754/5-1837), painter who made book illustrations from Ovid and other authors following the slump in commissions brought about by the Revolution, and later received an important commission from Napoleon, 'the Comitia at Lyon, 26 January 1802' (Versailles, Château).
[Ref: 40284]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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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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How Sweet's the Love that meets Return, When in Soft flames souls equal burn.
How Sweet's the Love that meets Return, When in Soft flames souls equal burn.
G. Morland Pinx.t. T. Gaugain sculp.t.
London, Publish'd Dec.r 1785, by T. Gaugain, No. 4, Little Compton Street, S.t Ann's.
Fine stipple. 330 x 290mm (13 x 11½"), with very large margins.
A pair of lovers lie in each other's arms under a tree at the side of wood. This print was also issued with the alternative title 'Jenny & Roger' (BM 1860,0728.132), with otherwise identical inscriptions.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60312]   £480.00  
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[Dinner party of lechers.]
[Dinner party of lechers.]
[n.d., c.1860.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 380 x 505mm (15 x 20"), with large margins. Edges chipped.
A 19th century dinner party, all the men wearing powdered wigs except for a fat friar, leering over a naked young woman who is collecting cherries that have spilled onto the floor. Her clothes are to one side.
[Ref: 54284]   £500.00  
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La Liberté Perdue ou l'Amour Couronné.
La Liberté Perdue ou l'Amour Couronné. Dédié a Mr le Vicomte de Molien. Par son tres Humble et tres Obeissant Serviteur Mondhare.
Le Brun Inv. Del. Dambrun Sculp.
[n.d. c.1770.]
Engraving. 400 x 281mm. 15¾ x 11". Trimmed inside platemark.
On an enveloped chaise-longue sit two lovers, brought together by cupid who stands in front of the woman.
[Ref: 27695]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Love.
Love.
Wheatly delin. Picot ex.
London, Publush'd Feb.y 20. 1788, by W.M. Picot, N.o 6 Greek Street Soho.
Hand-coloured stipple with etching, 260 x 310mm (10¼ x 12¼") with large margins. Creased, small holes on margins.
A young couple in rustic dress are discovered in a barn by an old woman, who stands in the open doorway, brandishing a broom.
Webster E49.
[Ref: 60341]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Love triumphant over Reason.
Love triumphant over Reason.
Painted by Warniment. Engraved by Philippeaux.
Se venf à Paris chez Arthur et Comp.ie à la Manufacture Royal de aperper peint, Rue Louis le Grand au coin du Boulevard [n.d., c.1790].
Stipple. Sheet 335 x 390mm (13¼ x 15¼"). Trimmed within plate, extensive restoration. Damaged
A bare-brested woman lies on a bed, a suitor standing at her feet. Cupid stands at her head, his quiver on the floor. With four lines from 'Love Triumphant Over Reason', a poem by the Rev. Mr John Pomfret (1667-1702). Although obscure now, Samuel Johnson included Pomfret in his 'Lives of the Poets'..
[Ref: 55423]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Marriage.
The Marriage.
Painted by F. Wheatley. Engraved by J. Dean.
Published Nov.r 15.th 1787, by J. Dean, Bentinck Street, Soho.
Coloured mezzotint with large margins. Plate 503 x 354mm (19¾ x 14"). Title area bit messy.
A bride and groom, simply dressed, walking hand-in-hand under a church porch, looking into each other's eyes, the groom holding his hat in his left hand, two bridesmaids throwing flowers from baskets on the right, with an old lady and another woman standing behind them. From a set of four.
[Ref: 28188]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Pledge of Love.
The Pledge of Love. The Lovely Fair with Rapture views, This Token of their love: Then all her promises renews, And hopes he'll constant prove.
Painted by G.Morland Engrav'd by W.Ward.
London Pub.d June 1st 1788 by W.Dickinson, Engraver & Printseller No 158 New Bond Street.
Mezzotint. 380 x 275mm. Very fine.
Ref: F 222. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 4305]   £450.00  
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Hariet ravish'd in the Summer House.
Hariet ravish'd in the Summer House. Woman of Pleasure.
[W. Ward and J.R. Smith(?) after G. Morland.]
[n.d., c.1790.]
Mezzotint. Sheet size: 315 x 245mm (12¼ x 9½"). Trimmed to image on 3 sides. Tipped into backing sheet. Light staining to sheet.
An illustration supposedly of John Cleland's 'Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure'. Radically different from George Morland's (1763-1804) more familiar rustic genre, landscapes and elegant portraits of decorous young ladies, this plate graphically depicts sexual intercourse. It is from a series of rude illustrations of popular novels almost certainly engraved by William Ward (1766-1826) and John Raphael Smith (1752-1812), with whom Morland enjoyed a fruitful business partnership. The plates are (naturally) unsigned. For a set of eleven from this series see item ref: 28133.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 37404]   £450.00  
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Fanny Hill, Louisa, and the Nosegay Boy.
Fanny Hill, Louisa, and the Nosegay Boy. Woman of Pleasure.
[W. Ward and J.R. Smith(?) after G. Morland.]
[n.d., c.1790.]
Mezzotint. Sheet size: 315 x 245mm (12¼ x 9½"). Trimmed to image on 3 sides. Tipped into backing sheet. Light staining.
An illustration supposedly of John Cleland's 'Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure'. Radically different from George Morland's (1763-1804) more familiar rustic genre, landscapes and elegant portraits of decorous young ladies, this plate graphically depicts sexual intercourse. It is from a series of rude illustrations of popular novels almost certainly engraved by William Ward (1766-1826) and John Raphael Smith (1752-1812), with whom Morland enjoyed a fruitful business partnership. The plates are (naturally) unsigned. For a set of eleven from this series see item ref: 28133.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 37408]   £450.00  
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Fanny Hill & Pheobe.
Fanny Hill & Pheobe. Women of Pleasure.
[W. Ward and J.R. Smith(?) after G. Morland.]
[n.d., c.1790.]
Mezzotint. Sheet size: 315 x 245mm (12¼ x 9½"). Cut to image on all sides. Tipped into backing sheet.
An illustration supposedly of John Cleland's 'Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure'. Radically different from George Morland's (1763-1804) more familiar rustic genre, landscapes and elegant portraits of decorous young ladies, this plate graphically depicts sexual intercourse. It is from a series of rude illustrations of popular novels almost certainly engraved by William Ward (1766-1826) and John Raphael Smith (1752-1812), with whom Morland enjoyed a fruitful business partnership. The plates are (naturally) unsigned. For a set of eleven from this series see item ref: 28133.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 37406]   £450.00  
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St. Preux and Eloisa.
St. Preux and Eloisa. I feel - I feel you are a thousand times more dear to me than ever. O my charming Mistress! my Wife! my Sister! my Friend! By what name shall I express what I feel? Eloisa Vol 1. Page: 85.
[W. Ward and J.R. Smith(?) after G. Morland.]
[n.d., c.1790.]
Mezzotint. Sheet size: 315 x 245mm (12¼ x 9½"). Trimmed to image on 3 sides. Tipped into backing sheet.
An illustration supposedly of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's 'Julie, or the New Heloise'. Radically different from George Morland's (1763-1804) more familiar rustic genre, landscapes and elegant portraits of decorous young ladies, this plate graphically depicts sexual intercourse. It is from a series of rude illustrations of popular novels almost certainly engraved by William Ward (1766-1826) and John Raphael Smith (1752-1812), with whom Morland enjoyed a fruitful business partnership. The plates are (naturally) unsigned. For a set of eleven from this series see item ref: 28133.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 37405]   £450.00  
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Mrs. Homespun & Sedley.
Mrs. Homespun & Sedley. Pupil of Pleasure.
[W. Ward and J.R. Smith(?) after G. Morland.]
[n.d., c.1790.]
Mezzotint. Sheet size: 315 x 245mm (12¼ x 9½"). Trimmed to image on 3 sides. Tipped into backing sheet.
An illustration supposedly of Samuel Jackson's Pupil of Pleasure. Radically different from George Morland's (1763-1804) more familiar rustic genre, landscapes and elegant portraits of decorous young ladies, this plate graphically depicts sexual intercourse. It is from a series of rude illustrations of popular novels almost certainly engraved by William Ward (1766-1826) and John Raphael Smith (1752-1812), with whom Morland enjoyed a fruitful business partnership. The plates are (naturally) unsigned. For a set of eleven from this series see item ref: 28133.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 37403]   £450.00  
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Tom Jones, Molly Seagrim, and Square.
Tom Jones, Molly Seagrim, and Square.
[W. Ward and J.R. Smith(?) after G. Morland.]
[n.d., c.1790.]
Mezzotint. Sheet size: 315 x 245mm (12¼ x 9½"). Trimmed to image on 3 sides. Tipped into backing sheet.
An illustration supposedly of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones. Radically different from George Morland's (1763-1804) more familiar rustic genre, landscapes and elegant portraits of decorous young ladies, this plate graphically depicts sexual intercourse. It is from a series of rude illustrations of popular novels almost certainly engraved by William Ward (1766-1826) and John Raphael Smith (1752-1812), with whom Morland enjoyed a fruitful business partnership. The plates are (naturally) unsigned. For a set of eleven from this series see item ref: 28133.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 37401]   £450.00  
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Tom Jones and, Molly Seagrim in the Grove.
Tom Jones and, Molly Seagrim in the Grove.
[W. Ward and J.R. Smith(?) after G. Morland.]
[n.d., c.1790.]
Mezzotint. Sheet size: 315 x 245mm (12¼ x 9½"). Trimmed to image on 3 sides. Tipped into backing sheet. Light staining in title area.
An illustration supposedly of John Cleland's 'Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure'. Radically different from George Morland's (1763-1804) more familiar rustic genre, landscapes and elegant portraits of decorous young ladies, this plate graphically depicts sexual intercourse. It is from a series of rude illustrations of popular novels almost certainly engraved by William Ward (1766-1826) and John Raphael Smith (1752-1812), with whom Morland enjoyed a fruitful business partnership. The plates are (naturally) unsigned. For a set of eleven from this series see item ref: 28133.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 37407]   £450.00  
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Lady Bellaston & Tom Jones after their return from the Masquerade.
Lady Bellaston & Tom Jones after their return from the Masquerade. Tom Jones book 15 Chap.t 7.
[W. Ward and J.R. Smith(?) after G. Morland.]
[n.d., c.1790.]
Mezzotint. Sheet size: 315 x 245mm (12¼ x 9½"). Trimmed to image on 3 sides. Tipped into backing sheet.
An illustration supposedly of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones. Radically different from George Morland's (1763-1804) more familiar rustic genre, landscapes and elegant portraits of decorous young ladies, this plate graphically depicts sexual intercourse. It is from a series of rude illustrations of popular novels almost certainly engraved by William Ward (1766-1826) and John Raphael Smith (1752-1812), with whom Morland enjoyed a fruitful business partnership. The plates are (naturally) unsigned. For a set of eleven from this series see item ref: 28133.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 37402]   £450.00  
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Le Pressant-Serment.
Le Pressant-Serment. Le moment presse bell-Hortence. De vous declarer mon amour et mes feux; Je jure sur une parfaite obeissance A suivre tout ce que je lis dans vos yeux.
[n.d. c.1800.]
A very fine engraving printed in red. 294 x 228mm. 11½ x 9".
A young man down on his knees declaring his love.
[Ref: 15423]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Les Sabots.
Les Sabots. D'après le Tableau Original de François Boucher premier Peintre du Roi.
F. Boucher pinx. R. Gaillard Sculp.
[n.d., 1773.] but later.
Etching. 495 x 380mm (19½ x 15"), with very large margins.
'The wooden shoes'. A young couple pick and feed each other cherries, having kicked off their shoes under the tree. A reversed copy of François Boucher's 1768 oval painting, now in the Art Gallery of Ontario (Object number 78/6).
[Ref: 61255]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Sailors Farewell. [&] The Sailors Return.
The Sailors Farewell. [&] The Sailors Return.
H. Corbould Del.t. Rob.t Cooper Sculp.
London, Publish'd Aug.t 1. 1814 by S. & J. Fuller, at the Temple of Fancy, Rathbone Place.
Rare pair of stipples. 335 x 270mm (13¼ x 10¾"). Both trimmed to plate top and bottom. Small margins elsewhere.
A sailor and his sweetheart Nancy.
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Seduction.
Seduction.
Painted by G. Morland. Engrav'd by J. Young.
London. Pub. Nov.r 5. 1788 by Ja.s Birchall No. 473, Strand.
Mezzotint with large margins. Platemark: 500 x 355mm (19¾ x 14"). Light foxing. A few scratches to printed area.
A young woman wearing a mob cap, shawl and apron, sitting at the door of a thatched cottage, her left arm hooked over the back of her chair, reading a letter. There is a basket upside down beside her, and a bird drinking from a plate on the ground next to it. A young man is seen bribing a second woman behind a tree next to the cottage to the right. A companion print to item ref: 36981, 'Credulous Innocence'.
Ex collection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Ex Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection, Sotheby's 13/11/97.
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The Sincere Lovers. The tim'rous Youth w.th Prayers intreats ye Fair, Which she rejects with a disdainfull Air: Yet pines in thought, & bears an equal part Of all his Anguish; in her asking Heart. In real Love the Sex alike the same, Fortune themselves to
The Sincere Lovers. The tim'rous Youth w.th Prayers intreats ye Fair, Which she rejects with a disdainfull Air: Yet pines in thought, & bears an equal part Of all his Anguish; in her asking Heart. In real Love the Sex alike the same, Fortune themselves to give their Lovers pain.
I. Simon fec et ex, C. Coypel pinx
[n.d. c.1780.]
Rare mezzotint. Plate 349 x 248mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed to the plate, creasing top right; glued to backing sheet.
Wry comment on the games involved in courtship, in which those involved 'torture themselves to give their Lovers pain.'
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.
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[Susanna and the Elders.]
[Susanna and the Elders.]
[after Peter Paul Rubens.]
CJVißcher Excu. [n.d., 1652.]
Engraving with etching, 17th century watermark. 375 x 515mm (14¾ x 20¼"), engraved Dutch text masked, with contemporary red ruling. Torn to the plate at the centrefold.
Susanna being harassed by the Elders, who pull at her clothes. Originally published in a Dutch bible, 'Historiae Sacrae Veteris et Novi Testamenti', the red ruling and masked text suggest this example comes from the English edition, 'Figures of the Bible, in wich almost every history of the Holy Scriptures is discribed'.
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[Susanna and the Elders.] Turpe Senilis Amor.
[Susanna and the Elders.] Turpe Senilis Amor.
[n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving, 17th century watermark. Sheet 365 x 280mm (14¾ x 11"). Trimmed within plate.
A naked Susanna washing at a pool with a sea-monster fountain. The elders lurk in the background.
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[Susanna and the Elders.]
[Susanna and the Elders.] Surrexerunt duo fenes e accurrerunt, ingemuit autem Susanna, e ait melius est mihi absque opere incidere in manus vestras quam peccare in conspectu Domini.
J.B. de Troy pinxit. Laur. Cars Sculpsit.
a Paris chez l'Auteur rue neuve des Petits Champs vis-a-vis la rue Vivienne [n.d., 1750.]
Engraving. 465 x 350mm (18¼ x 13¾"). Small margins. Slight staining in title on right.
Two elders attempt to blackmail Susanna into having sex with them. In her resulting trial for adultery she is saved by Daniel. After Jean Francois De Troy (1679-1752).
[Ref: 38232]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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