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[Badende meisjes - Bathing Girls.]
[Badende meisjes - Bathing Girls.]
S. Klapmutz. 1768.
Etching. Sheet 150 x 110mm (5¾ x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate.
Two young women among ruins at a river. With the ink stamp of the Rijksmuseum, overstamped with 'Dubbel R.P.K'. The version they chose to keep is indexed as 'RP-P-1895-A-18742'.
[Ref: 52971]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fool of Quality]. Master Harry Clinton, releaving the distress of the Country Girl.
[Fool of Quality]. Master Harry Clinton, releaving the distress of the Country Girl. [Mrs Vindex, meeting with Master Harry Clinton.
P.W. Tomkins delin.t. F. Bartolozzi R.A. Sculpt.
Pub. as the Act directs, April 12, 1791 by J.F. Tomkins No. 49 New Bond Street.
Pair of stipples. Each 280 x 230mm (11 x 9"), with wide margins. Mint.
Two scenes from the Irish writer Henry Brooke's novel 'The Fool of Quality; or, The History of Henry, Earl of Moreland', privately published in five volumes 1765-70. Among Brooke's inspirations was the Methodist movement; in 1781 John Wesley wrote and published an abridged version with a preface that describes the story as 'one of the most beautiful pictures that ever was drawn in the world'.
Provenance: Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.
[Ref: 52927]   £450.00   view all images for this item
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Morning Employments.
Morning Employments.
H.W. Bunbury Esq.r. Del.t. P.W. Tomkins Sculp.t.
London Published June 14 1784 by T. Macklinm No 59 Fleet Street & C. White Stafford Row Pimlico.
Stipple, printed in colours and hand finished, 18th century watermark; Sheet 430 x 395mm (17 x 15½"). Trimmed within plate, repaired tear top right.
Very decorative scene showing three women passing the time. One plays a spinet (a small harpsichord); the second works on an embroidery, watched by a small boy; and the third winds thread onto a bobbin. Although the spinet has the name 'Thomas Kirkman', the predominant makers of the period were Jacob Kirckman (anglicised to Kirkman), with his nephew Abraham and son Joseph .
[Ref: 52874]   £480.00  
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Naumachy (or Sham Sea fight) on the Serpentine, and display of Fireworks in Celebration of the Grand Jubilee.  A.t 1st 1814.
Naumachy (or Sham Sea fight) on the Serpentine, and display of Fireworks in Celebration of the Grand Jubilee. A.t 1st 1814.
[n.d., 1814.]
Rare aquatint. Sheet 285 x 305mm (11¼ x 12"), ink mss. ownership inscription on reverse dated 'September 19th 1814'. Trimmed within plate at sides, repaired tears in left and right edge.
A printed souvenir of the event, which saw a mock sea battle between 42 miniature warships, 40 feet long and 12 feet wide, each carrying ten guns and thirty crew, all of which had to be constructed on site.
Provenance: Athelhampton House, Dorset.
[Ref: 52924]   £390.00  
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Le Repos.
Le Repos.
Le Prince 1771.
Se vend à Paris chéz l'auteur, Cour du Vieux Louvre.
Aquatint with etching, printed in sepia. 450 x 350mm (17¾ x 13¾"), with small margins. Damp stains in left margin.
A young girl sleeps in makeshift bed in a barn, leaving a basket of eggs to fall over and break. Her aged peasant parents look on in disgust.
[Ref: 52972]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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