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Qu'en Dit L'Abbe?
Qu'en Dit L'Abbe?
Peint à la Gouasse par N. Lavreince, Peintre du Roi de Suede. Grave par N. De Launay, Graveur du Rois de France et de Dannemarck, et des acad.ies de France et de Copenhague.
[Paris: Nicolas de Launay, 1788.]
Engraving, proof before dedication and publication line. 475 x 350mm (18¾ x 13¾"), large margins on 3 sides. Cut to platemark at bottom.
'What says the abbot?'. While having her hair dressed, a woman asks one of her companions his views on an embroidered fabric her servants hold up. A musician tunes his guitar. Engraved by Nicolas De Launay (1739- c.1792) after Swedish miniature painter Nicolas Lavreince (1737-1807).
L & D 94, state ii.
[Ref: 63353]   £550.00  
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[Adam & Eve with the serpent at the Tree of Life] Genesis. II. W. 15.
[Adam & Eve with the serpent at the Tree of Life] Genesis. II. W. 15.
[n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving. 170 x 120mm (6¾ x 4¾"), large margins. Trimmed close to plate lower right.
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, being tempted by the serpent. A plate from 'Humanae salutis monumenta' by Benedicus Arias Montus, first published in 1571, but this example from a later state with the Bible reference added.
[Ref: 63500]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Adam & Eve confronted by God in the Garden of Eden] Genesis. II. W. 15.
[Adam & Eve confronted by God in the Garden of Eden] Genesis. II. W. 15.
[after Gerard van Groeningen.]
[n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving, pt 17th century watermark. 165 x 115mm (6½ x 4½"), very large margins.
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, being confronted by God after eating the fruit of the Tree of Life. A plate from 'Humanae salutis monumenta' by Benedicus Arias Montus, first published c.1571, but this example from a later state with the Bible reference added.
See Rijksmuseum RP-P-OB-75.529 for the earlier state.
[Ref: 63501]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Amusement Hall.
Amusement Hall. ''Amelia, impatient to see her little Friends, was standing at the Window when M.r Lloyd'd carriage arrrived.'' See Page 7.
London Publish'd by T. Gardiner, Nov. 1814.
Scarce engraving. Sheet 95 x 150mm (3½ x 6"). Trimmed within plate.
A carriage arrives at a Palladian mansion. From ''Amusement Hall, or an easy introduction to the attainment of useful knowledge. By a Lady'', a novel written by Hannah Neale, first published 1796.
[Ref: 63454]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Archers Return.
The Archers Return. R.W. 1792.
R. Westall del. J. Ogborne. sculp.
Pub Novr 12, 1793 by J. Ogborne Nº 58 Great Portland St.
Stipple, printed in colours. 230 x 215mm (9 x 8½"), with large margins. Slight surface soiling.
An archer returns to his family. His wife holds a baby, his son taking his bow.
[Ref: 63525]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)

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[Le Couche De La Mariée.]
[Le Couche De La Mariée.]
[Peint à la Gouasse par P.A. Baudouin. Gravé à l'Eau-f.te par J.M. Moreau le J.ne et terminé par J.B. Simonet.]
[AParis chés Moreau le jeune rue de la Harpe vis à vis Mr. le Bas [n.d., c.1770.]
Engraving, proof before all letters, 18th century watermark. 470 x 330mm (18½ x 13"). Narrow margins.
'The Wedding Night' shows a very sleepy woman helped into bed by her new husband and servants. Engraved by Jean Michel Moreau (1741-1814), after a gouache painting by Pierre Antoine Baudouin (1723-69). The coat of arms of Christian IV, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, to whom the print is dedicated, is engraved below the image.
L & D 186, state ii.
[Ref: 63355]   £380.00  
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Writing the Billet. To David Garrick Esq.r
Writing the Billet. To David Garrick Esq.r This Plate is Inscribed by his most Obed.t Hble Serv.t John Miller. [&] Delivering the Billet. To C.G. de Murr of Nuremburg, This Plate is Inscribed by his sincere and Humble Serv.t John Miller.
Juan Pantoja de la Cruz pinxt. J. Miller Sculp.t.
Publish'd by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside, London [n.d., c.1773 but later.]
Pair of engravings. 375 x 330mm (14¾ x 13"), with large margins.
Two scenes: a woman writes a love letter by candlelight; and another woman receives a love letter. The painter was Juan Pantoja de La Cruz (1553-1608), court painter to Philip II and Philip III of Spain. The engraver was German Johann Sebastian Müller (1715-92), who emigrated to England in 1744, anglicising his name to John Miller.
[Ref: 63522]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Le Billet Doux [scratched title in vignette].
Le Billet Doux [scratched title in vignette].
Peint é la Gouasse par N. Lavreince. et gravé par N. De Launay.
[Paris: Nicolas de Launay, c.1778.]
Engraving, proof before full title and dedication. 470 x 350mm (18½ x 13¾"). Repaired tear left margin. Bit messy at top.
A rich interior with musical instruments on the right. A young man discusses a musical score with an older lady, while furtively passing a love letter to a young woman sitting behind him with an embroidery hoop Engraved by Nicolas De Launay (1739- c.1792) after Swedish miniature painter Nicolas Lavreince (1737-1807). This print was advertised in the 'Journal des Sciences et des Beaux Arts' on 30 March 1778.
L & D 95, state ii.
[Ref: 63354]   £360.00  
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[Cupid on a raft.]
[Cupid on a raft.]
[after Fanny Corbeaux]
[n.d., c.1825.]
Two rare mezzotints, one with fine hand colour. Each 130 x 155mm (5¼ x 6"). Coloured plate with narrow bottom margin, pasted on album paper; uncoloured trimmed just within plate at bottom, loose from album paper.
Cupid on a makeshift raft, using his bow as an oar and an arrow for a mast. Marie Françoise Catherine Doetger "Fanny" Corbaux (18121883) was a British painter and biblical commentator. She was also the inventor of kalsomine (calcimine), whitewash with added zinc oxide. On the album paper is a quote from Tennyson's 'Recollections of the Arabian Nights' in old ink mss.: ''When the breeze of a joyful dawn blew free / In the silken sail of infancy'.
[Ref: 63479]   £380.00  

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[Le carquois épuisé.]
[Le carquois épuisé.]
Peint é la gouasse par P.A. Baudouin. Gravé par N. de Launay.
[Paris: Nicolas de Launay, 1775.]
Etching with engraving, rare proof before title. 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Top left corner of margin rebuilt.
'The Empty Quiver'. A young man lounges on a bed watching a woman tidying herself up after their encounter.
[Ref: 63337]   £380.00   (£456.00 incl.VAT)
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[Le Fruit de l'Amour Secret.]
[Le Fruit de l'Amour Secret.]
[from the painting by P. Baudouin, engraved by Francois Voyez.]
[n.d., 1777.]
Engraving, proof before all letters. 465 x 335mm (18¼ x 13¼"), large margins on 3 sides.
An interior scene in which a baby, presumably the result of an illicit love affair, is taken from its distressed mother, who is comforted by a man and a woman. This engraving, after a gouache by Pierre Antoine Baudouin (1723-69), was advertised in 'Mercure de France', June 1777.
L & D 201, state ii. See Ref: 7367.
[Ref: 63352]   £460.00  
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Humourous Scene in the Lame-Lover.
Humourous Scene in the Lame-Lover.
T. Bonner del. et sculp.
[London Magazine, 1770.]
Engraving. 175 x 115mm (7 x 4½"), large margins on 3 sides.
A scene from 'The Lame Lover, a three-act comic play by Samuel Foote, about Sir Luke Limp, a disabled man who pretends to be in love with a wealthy widow for financial gain. Foote, who wrote the play while recuperating from the amputation of his leg following a riding accident, played Limp in the original production
[Ref: 63504]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Leopards.
Leopards.
Peint par Murphy [but James Northcote]. Gravé par Renbé.
à Ausbourg dans le Negoce de l'Academie des Arts [n.d., c.1800.]
Mezzotint. Sheet 145 x 190mm (5¾ x 7½") Trimmed into image on three sides.
A reverse copy of the mezzotint by Samuel William Reynolds after James Northcote, 1798.
[Ref: 63344]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Tiger
Le Tiger
Peint par Murphy [but George Stubbs]. Gravé par Renbé.
à Ausbourg dans le Negoce de l'Academie des Arts [n.d., c.1800.]
Scarce mezzotint. Sheet 145 x 190mm (5¾ x 7½") Trimmed into image on three sides.
A reverse copy of 'The Tigress', after the mezzotint by John Murphy after George Stubbs, 1798.
Not in C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 63345]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Winetasting] Die Weinprobe.
[The Winetasting] Die Weinprobe.
J.P. Hasencleaver Pinx. J. Kohlschein del. et sculps.t.
Druck d. Kupferdruckerei der Konigl. Academie zu Dusseldorf, Schwan & Steifensand [n.d., c.1875].
Fine photogravure on steel, very large margins. Framed, sight size 650 x 830mm (25½ x 32¾"). Unexamined out of frame.
A chiaroscuro scene in a wine cellar, with a group of men wine tasting, using a barrel as a table, with the innkeeper standing to the right.
[Ref: 63552]   £590.00  
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Wunderblume [pencil title on mount].
Wunderblume [pencil title on mount].
V. Coro Benox
[n.d., c.1920.]
Etching. 60 x 60mm (2½ x 2½"), with large margins.
A naked woman worships lilypads sprouting large phalluses.
[Ref: 63442]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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