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[Helena and Hermia. From A Midsummer Night's Dream.]
[Helena and Hermia. From A Midsummer Night's Dream.]
EJP 1899. Edward John Poynter. W. Heydemann [pencil signatures.]
Copyright 1898. Published by H. Virtue & Co. Limited, London.
Etching on vellum, artist's proof before title. 450 x 510mm (17¾ x 20"), with large margins. Mint.
The two female romantic leads from Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', seated together discussing an embroidery. This etching is taken from the first of two versions in oil by Edward John Poynter (1836-1919); the second, dated 1901, is in the Art Gallery of South Australia.
[Ref: 52194]   £490.00  
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Helena and Hermia. From A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Helena and Hermia. From A Midsummer Night's Dream. Premium Plate to Subscribers to "The Art Journal'', 1899.
EJP 1899. Painted by Sir Edward John Poynter, P.R.A. Etched by W. Heydemann.
Copyright 1898. Published by H. Virtue & Co. Limited, London.
Etching. 450 x 510mm (17¾ x 20"), with large margins. Foxing.
The two female romantic leads from Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', seated together discussing an embroidery. This etching is taken from the first of two versions in oil by Edward John Poynter (1836-1919); the second, dated 1901, is in the Art Gallery of South Australia.
[Ref: 52195]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Amour et la Folie.
L'Amour et la Folie.
Peint par Et. Jeaurat. Gravé par son Frere 1732.
Engraving. 252 x 190mm (10 x 7½"). Trimmed to the image.
Love and Madness; Love (Cupid) blindfolded being led away by Madness who wear a jester outfit and carries a Punch puppet.
[Ref: 52399]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Anna the Prophetess and a Child.]
[Anna the Prophetess and a Child.] [Cyrillic caption.] Dedicated to her Imperial Majesty Catherine the Second Empress and Autocratrix of all the Russias By her much obliged most devoted and very humble Servant James Walker. From the Original Picture in the Imperial Gallery at St Petersburg.
Rembrandt Pinxit. Ja.s Walker Eng.r to her I.M and memb.r of the Imp.l Acad.y of Arts St. Petersburg fecit.
Publish'd Jan.y 1. 1792 as the Act directs by Ja.s Walker S. Petersburg, W. Hodges Queen Street May Fair and R. Blamire, Strand, London.
Rare mezzotint. 510 x 360mm (20 x 14¼"). With small margins.
Anna (or Hannah) the prophetess, dressed with hood and coif, spectacles in her left hand, sits with her arm around a boy who leans on her, reading a book. The painting, now attributed to Rembrandt's pupil Willem Drost (1633-59), was bought by Catherine the Great from the Walpole Collection at Houghton Hall and has been in the Hermitage since 1779.
Chaloner Smith: 25. III of III.
[Ref: 52732]   £420.00  
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Bellerophon.
Bellerophon. I am Bellerophon the bold / Who slew Chimæra in her lair; [...]
John Masefield. Judith Masefield.
[n.d., c.1950.]
Broadside, linocut roundel with letterpress verse. Sheet 450 x 215mm (17¾ x 8½"). Crease through image, surface soiling.
A stark black and white image of the Greek hero Bellerophon riding the winged horse Pegasus, illustrating a poem by John Masefield (1878-1967), Poet Laureate 1930-67. The illustration was drawn (and probably cut) by his daughter Judith (1904-88).
[Ref: 52837]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Les Champs Elisées. Elysii Campi.
Les Champs Elisées. Elysii Campi.
Watteau Pinx. N. Tadieu Sculp.
à Paris chez F. Chereau graveur du Roy rue St Jacques aux deux pilliers d'Or. [n.d., c.1727.]
Very fine etching. 355 x 425mm (14 x 16¾"), with wide margins.
A fete galante in a woody landscape, with noble men and women sitting next to a fountain decorated with a sleeping nymph in the foreground. Plate 130 from 'L'Oeuvre d'Antoine Watteau'.
[Ref: 52191]   £380.00  
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[The Chartist Petition of 1842.]
[The Chartist Petition of 1842.] T. Dunscombe, Esq: Presenting the Petition. Procession Attending the Great National Petition of 3,317,702, to the House of Commons, 1842. Members of the National Convention.
[n.d., c.1842.]
Rare & scarce steel engraving. Sheet 345 x 615mm (13½ x 24¼"). Several repairs, surface wear. Damaged.
Three central scenes depict the events of the Chartist Petition, lined top and bottom with sixteen elevations of public buildings in London. The sheet was probably published as a souvenir for the marchers.
[Ref: 52669]   £360.00  
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Cephisa drawing an Arrow from Cupid's quiver to wound her Lover.
Cephisa drawing an Arrow from Cupid's quiver to wound her Lover. Vide Montesquieu V.4 P.186.
Designed by W. Hamilton, R.A. Engrav'd by J. Barney,
Pub.d Sept.r 1789 by J. Walker No 7 Cornhill & No 106 Bond Street
Stipple. Sheet 250 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½"). Trimmed just within plate.
A scene from Montesquieu's 'Céphise et l'Amour'. Finding Cupid asleep Cephisa steals an arrow and wounds her lover. Later she clips Cupid's wings.
[Ref: 52673]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Diana and Actæon.
Diana and Actæon.
[Engraved by Peltro William Tomkins after Titian.]
London, Pub.d 10th Oct.r 1822 by P.W. Tomkins, 53 New Bond St.
Engraving. 305 x 320mm (12 x 12½") Trimmed within plate on all sides, losing dedication to George IV underneath.
Actaeon sees the naked Diana bathing with her nymphs, for which she turns him into a stag to be hunted by his own hounds, as recounted by Ovid in the 'Metamorphoses'.
[Ref: 52703]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Dutch topers.]
[Dutch topers.]
DT [monogram of David Tenniers] J. v. B. [Jan van der Bruggen]
[Brussels, Jan van der Bruggen, n.d., c.1670.]
Mezzotint. 235 x 175mm (9¼ x 7"). Thread margins, laid on album paper.
An untitled scene of the interior of a Dutch tavern, centred on a man with tankard and pipe. In the background another man urinates into a bowl. Engraved and published by Jan van der Bruggen (c.1648-90) after David Teniers the younger (1610-90).
[Ref: 52794]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Give me a Kiss. [&] I Will Have a Kiss!
Give me a Kiss. [&] I Will Have a Kiss!
Drawn by Adam Buck. Engraved by Piercy Roberts & J.C. Stadler.
London Published by William Holland. No.50, Oxford Street, March 10, 1800.
Scarce pair of aquatints, printed in colours and hand-finished. Sheets 395 x 310mm (15½ x 12¼") & 385 x 340mm (15¼ x 13½"). Trimmed within plates, edges nicked.
A child reaching up to her mother and a mother demanding a kiss from a struggling child.
[Ref: 52738]   £550.00  
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The Merry Companions.
The Merry Companions.
Ostade pinx. Printed by Dean & Munday Threadneedle Street.
London, Pub.d Aug. 1830 by A. Friedel, Cambridge House Kennington, and sold by the principal Book & Printsellers in Town & Country.
Lithograph. Printed area 440 x 325mm (17¼ x 12¾"). Small margins.
The inside of a Dutch tavern, one patron playing the violin. By Adriaen van Ostade (1610-85).
[Ref: 52138]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Midsummer Nights Dream Act IV, Scene I.
Midsummer Nights Dream Act IV, Scene I. Oberon, Queen of the Fairies, Puck, Bottom and Fairies attending &c.
Painted by Henry Fuseli R.A. Engraved by Tho.s Ryder & Tho.s Ryder Jun.r.
Pub. Dec.r, 1803 by J. & J. Boydell at the Shakespeare Gallery Pall Mall & at No. 90 Cheapside London.
Stipple, Pt J. Whatman watermark. 480 x 600mm (19 x 23½"). Trimmed to platemark. Left side bit messy.
A scene from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream': Oberon casts a spell on Titania, so that she falls in love with the first person she sees on awakening, which happens to be Bottom the Weaver, wearing an asses' head. When Oberon lifts the spell, order is restored once more. Shakespeare took the name of Titania from Ovid's Metamorphoses, and the theme of transformation is central to the play.
[Ref: 52661]   £420.00  
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A View of the Grand Agricultural Dinner in Queen's College Quadrangle, Oxford, July 17th 1839.
A View of the Grand Agricultural Dinner in Queen's College Quadrangle, Oxford, July 17th 1839. Presented gratuitously to the Readers of Jackson's Oxford Journal.
Plowman Lithog. Oxford.
[c.1839.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet 290 x 380mm (11½ x 15"). Trimmed to image.
The first meeting of the Agricultural Society of England, a year before a Royal Charter of Incorporation changed the name to the Royal Agricultural Society. Held in a specially-constructed pavilion, the dinner seated 2,500.
[Ref: 52207]   £320.00  
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[Susanna and the Elders.]
[Susanna and the Elders.]
[Engraved by Cornelis Visscher after Guido Reni.]
[n.d., 1652.]
Engraving, proof before letters. 320 x 385mm (12½ x 15¼").
Susanna being harassed by the Elders, who pull at her clothes. From the series ''Cabinet Reynst: Variarum imaginum a celeberrimis artificibus pictarum Caelaturae''.
[Ref: 52783]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Young Ballad Singers]
[The Young Ballad Singers]
[Painted by J. Rising. Engraved by J. Jones Engraver Extraordinary to His R.H. the Prince of Wales & Principal Engraver to His R.H. the Duke of York.]
[London Publish'd as the Act directs June [*]179[*] by J. Jones No 75 Great Portland Street.]
Fine mezzotint. 510 x 355mm (20 x 14"), with wide margins. Part of the publication line erased on plate.
Two children selling ballads on a street corner, singing the same ballads that they are offering for sale. First state published by Jones, before title added. It was later republished by Robert Cribb. Rare print after John Rising (1753-1817), portrait and subject painter and also an accomplished restorer and skilled copyist.
L.2178. Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 52823]   £520.00  
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