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Annette.
Annette. In the Dress of a Norman Peasant.
Design'd Tho.s Gaugain. Engrav'd by P. Zancon.
Publish'd October 10.th 1796 by Ant. Suntach.
Stipple. Plate: 330 x 265mm (13 x 10½''). Slight crease and trimmed to plate.
A portrait of a young girl, holding a basket next to a sheep.
[Ref: 51026]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Artist on a Scaffold.]
[Artist on a Scaffold.]
C.W. Cope E.C.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Etching, laid on album sheet. Plate: 80 x 125mm (3 x 5''). Trimmed to plate at top. Toned.
Etching by history painter Charles West Cope (1811-90). Cope is primarily remembered for his frescoes in the House of Lords and the peers' corridor, but in addition to his academic renderings of historical and literary subjects, he was a talented printmaker.
[Ref: 51111]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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[A Conversation in which the Painter has introduced Himself.]
[A Conversation in which the Painter has introduced Himself.]
J. Steen pinx.t. S. Paul sculp.
R. Sayer Excudit. Publish'd Jan.y 1. 1771.
Scarce mezzotint, scratched-letter proof before title. 505 x 355mm (19¾ x 14"). Cracks in platemark and tears in margins repaired. Trimmed to plate at bottom.
Cottage interior with two women sitting in front of the hearth, one holding a glass, the other turning in her chair to look at a man in a cape, tattered trousers and broad white collar, who makes a bow, lifting his right hand to his mouth as he introduces himself. Two other men standing closer to the fire and smoking pipes are amused. Mussel shells on the floor and a spoon propped against a large covered pot lower right. Engraved after Jan Havicksz. Steen (Dutch, c.1625 - 1679), by Samuel De Wilde (1751-1832), a painter, especially of theatrical subjects, and watercolourist, who also produced etchings and mezzotints which he signed with the pseudonym 'Samuel Paul'.
[Ref: 50598]   £420.00  
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The Country Girl at Home.
The Country Girl at Home. Blooming Maiden, Nature's Pride...
Painted by G. Morland. E.M. Diemar, Excud.t. Engraved by M.C. Prestel.
Published by T. Palser, Surry Side of Westminster Bridge.
Rare hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 420 x 325mm (16½ x 12¾''). Paper tone, staining & trimmed.
A rural scene showing a young woman standing next to a farmer outside a country house.
[Ref: 51088]   £280.00  
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Viscount Deerhurst & The Turnpike-Man. [&] Viscount Deerhurst & Sophia. [&] The Cock Inn, at Sutton.
Viscount Deerhurst & The Turnpike-Man. [&] Viscount Deerhurst & Sophia. [&] The Cock Inn, at Sutton.
J. Finlay del. Roberts. sc.
London, Published by J.J. Stockdale, 24, Opera Colonnade 10, Sept.r 1825.
3 Hand-coloured aquatints on one sheet. Sheet: 485 x 200mm (19 x 8''). Paper tone.
Three scenes, the first shows a carriage leaving an inn, the middle shows George Canning, Viscount Deerhurst leaving a wine and brandy shop with his mistress Sophia Dubochet, the final image shows Canning in a boxing fight with a toll road man. Perhaps illustrations to the memoir of Harriette Wilson, sister of Dubochet, which were published in 1825.
[Ref: 51107]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Cupid and Psyche.
Cupid and Psyche.
Painted by Jn.o Hoppner Esq:r Portrait Painter to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. Engraved by Jn.o Young Engraver in Mezzotinto to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
London, Published by Jn.o Young No 58 Upper Charlotte Street Rathbone Place Jan.y 1st. 1793.
Mezzotint, scratched letter proof. 565 x 435mm (22¼ x 17"). Small margins.
Romantic image showing Psyche asleep in a landscape, enveloped in vapour wafting from an open casket at her side, Cupid bending over her.
[Ref: 51164]   £690.00  
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The Druid's Altar.
The Druid's Altar. Then all returning from the Altar's height...
Painted & Engraved by W.O. Geller.
John Kendrick, 54, Leicester Sq. London.
Scarce mezzotint. Sheet: 150 x 225mm (6 x 9''). Foxing.
A scene showing a druid with his arms outstretched before a large crowd of followers. By artist William Overend Geller.
Ex: Collection of Hon C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 51116]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Eagle & Fox.
Eagle & Fox.
J. Northcote R.A pinx.t. J. Murphy sculp.t.
London Published Dec.r 9 1799 by James Daniell & Co, Great Charlotte Street, Blackfriars Road.
Mezzotint, printed in colours and hand-finished. 490 x 610mm (19¼ x 24"). Cracks to platemark, mounted on card at edges, some staining and scratching. Small margins. Slight crease.
An eagle perched on a rock ledge, a dead pheasant under its talon, in a showdown with a crouching fox.
[Ref: 51162]   £1,500.00  
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Venus presenting Helen to Paris, after his retreat from Combat with Menelaus. Homer Iliad.
Venus presenting Helen to Paris, after his retreat from Combat with Menelaus. Homer Iliad. Venus presemtant Helen a Paris, apres le Combat quil eut avec Menelaus.
Angelica Kauffman ex academia Regali Artium Londini Pinx.t. Guiliemus Wynne Ryland Chaleographus Regis Britannia sculp.
Publish'd as the Act directs Jan.y 1 1781 for the Proprietor W.W. Ryland No. 159 Strand London. A Paris Chez Challiou Stelle Neuve du Palais Marchand.
Stipple. Plate: 380 x 320mm (15 x 12¾''), with very large margins. Uncut.
A classical scene showing Venus bringing Helen before Paris to comfort him, a scene from Homer's Illiad.
[Ref: 50885]   £320.00  
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The description of y.e poysoning of King John by a Monke of Swinsted Abby in Lincolne shiere.
The description of y.e poysoning of King John by a Monke of Swinsted Abby in Lincolne shiere.
[n.d., c.1684.]
Engraving. Sheet: 260 x 180mm (10¼ x 7''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A series of vignettes in two columns showing the supposed murder of King John (1166-1216) who in reality died of dysentery. Illustration to the ninth edition of John Foxe, 'Acts and Monuments' ('Book of Martyrs')
[Ref: 51035]   £240.00  
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Die Godts Armen Hier Veracht Namaels syn Vergelding Wacht.
Die Godts Armen Hier Veracht Namaels syn Vergelding Wacht. Lazarus Ante Fores Ditis Iacet Ulcere Plenus et Misero Parvam Nemo Ministrat Opem. Luce 16.19.
[Engraved by Pietre Nolpe after Abraham Bosse.]
F. de Wit excudit. [n.d., c.1680.]
Etching. Sheet 415 x 520mm (16¼ x 20½"). Trimmed within plate, top right corner lacking. Damaged.
A broadside on the Parable of Lazarus, telling the story through one large and six small scenes. The cental scene has the rich man ('Dives') feasting while the beggar Larazus can be seen through the window, dogs licking his sores. Both men die: Lazarus is carried to heaven to be at Abraham's side; the rich man is dragged to hell where he spies Lazarus in Heaven and begs Abraham to send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool his tongue.
Rijks Museum: RP-P-1903-A-23998.
[Ref: 51057]   £380.00  
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Such was the glassy globe that Merlin made...
Such was the glassy globe that Merlin made... Gent. Mag. 1735. p.761 671 715.
[1735]
Engraving. Sheet: 210 x 120mm (8¼ x 4¾''). Trimmed.
An illustration from Spencer's 'Faerie Queene' showing Merlin and his globe from the Gentleman's Magazine.
[Ref: 51137]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Lord Nelson's Funeral Procession by Water, from Greenwich Hospital to White Hall, Jany.y 8.th 1806.
Lord Nelson's Funeral Procession by Water, from Greenwich Hospital to White Hall, Jany.y 8.th 1806. Taken from Bank-side, Exhibiting a View of St. Paul's, London Bridge &c.
Turner pinx.t. J. Clarke & H. Marke sculp.
Published & Sold March 1, 1806 by Edw.d Orme Engraver- Printseller to the King & Royal Family. 59 Bond Street, London.
Fine hand-coloured aquatint. Plate: 340 x 490mm (13½ x 19¼''). Central vertical crease as issued. Small margins on 3 sides.
A view of the Thames showing the flotilla accompanying Nelson's coffin along to St Paul's Cathedral. A plate from 'Orme's Graphic history of the life, exploits, and death of Horatio Nelson...' 1806.
Abbey Life 327.
[Ref: 50896]   £380.00  
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The Ceremony of Lord Nelson's Interment in St Pauls Cathedral, Jan.y 9.th 1806.
The Ceremony of Lord Nelson's Interment in St Pauls Cathedral, Jan.y 9.th 1806.
Drawn by W.m Orme from a sketch made on the sport by the Rev.d Holt Waring. J. Clark & J. Hamble sculp.t.
Published & Sold Feb.y 20.th 1806 by Edw.d Orme Bond Street, the corner of Brook Street, London.
Hand-coloured aquatint, watermark 1804. Plate: 505 x 370mm (20 x 14½''). Central horizontal crease as issued, staining and tear along crease at edges.
An interior view of St Paul's Cathedral showing the funeral of Lord Nelson in 1806. A plate from 'Orme's Graphic history of the life, exploits, and death of Horatio Nelson...' 1806.
Abbey Life 327.
[Ref: 50897]   £240.00  
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Funeral Procession of Lord Viscount Nelson, Jan.y 9th 1806.
Funeral Procession of Lord Viscount Nelson, Jan.y 9th 1806.
W.M. Craig del. Edw.d Orme excu.t. J. Godby sculp.t.
Published & Sold Jan.y 12 1806 by Edwd Orme Engraver, Printseller to the King & Royal Family, 59, Bond Street, London.
Fine hand-coloured aquatint. Plate: 330 x 430mm (13 x 17'') with very large margins. Central vertical crease as issued.
Nelson's hearse in Ludgate Street, with St Paul's Cathedral behind. The design mimicked the 'Victory', with a figurehead and ship's stern. A plate from 'Orme's Graphic History of the Life, Exploits, and Death of Horation Nelson', published only three days after the funeral.
Abbey Life 327.
[Ref: 50898]   £280.00  
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Alte Liebe rostel nicht.
Alte Liebe rostel nicht. Oude Liefde Roest Niet. Old Love Never Dies.
Nach C. Engel, lith. von C. Bach. Druck, Verlag u. Eigenthuin v. E.G. May & Wirsing in Frankfurt a/m.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 305 x 315mm (12 x 12¾''). Staining, creasing.
A scene showing an old married couple sitting at a table in their home.
[Ref: 51089]   £230.00  
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[The Death of the Chevalier Bayard.]
[The Death of the Chevalier Bayard.]
B. West Pinxit. V. Green (Mezzotinto Engraver to his Majesty) Fecit.
Published by J. Boydell, Cheapside, Feb.y 1 1774.
Fine and rare mezzotint. 635 x 520mm (25 x 20½"). Slight stain at bottom. Small margins.
A dramatic scene of the death Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard (1473-1524), in armour, leaning against a tree on the battlefield, attended by his opponent, Charles, duc de Bourbon. An illustrious career fighting for the French (including at the Battle of the Spurs, 1513, against Henry VIII), gave Terrail the nickname 'le chevalier sans peur et sans reproche' (the knight without fear and beyond reproach). However his death came at the end of the age of chivalry: his armour did not protect him from an arquebus ball.
[Ref: 51163]   £680.00  
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Vulture & Snake.
Vulture & Snake.
J. Northcote R.A pinx.t. S.W. Reynolds sculp.t.
London Publish'd 5th July 1799 by Jeffryes & Co, Ludgate Hill.
Mezzotint, printed in colours and hand-finished. 490 x 610mm (19¼ x 24"). Cracks to platemark, mounted on card at edges, some staining. Small margins.
A vulture grips a forked-tongued serpent in its claws.
Whitman: 422, state ii of ii.
[Ref: 51161]   £1,250.00  
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The Mountain Dew, or Donald Wi' The True Glenlivet.
The Mountain Dew, or Donald Wi' The True Glenlivet.
Painted by W. Macarthney. Engraved by Hen.y Dawe.
Published Oct. 2nd 1826 by Smith, Elder & Co. Cornhill London.
Extremely rare mezzotint. Sheet: 355 x 245mm (14 x 9¾''). Trimmed within plate.
A portrait of a man enjoying whiskey from a large jug. George Smith founded the (illegal) Glenlivet distillery in 1822, George IV famously asked to try some of the whisky during his state tour of Scotland in August 1822. In 1824 the law changed and his Glenlivet distillery became the first legal producer of whisky.
[Ref: 51027]   £450.00  
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