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[Arion rescued by dolphins.]
[Arion rescued by dolphins.] 7c.
An. Carache delin. M. Corneille Sculp cum Privil Regis.
[n.d., c.1660.]
Engraving, 17th century watermark. 280 x 400mm (11 x 15¾") very large margins. Wear to margins.
Arion of Corinth is carried to land by a dolphin, his cithara in his right hand. Having won a musical competition in Sicily he is travelling home with his winnings when the crew of his ship give him the choice of suicide or jumping into the sea. He asks to be allowed to sing one more time before jumping and, after praising Apollo in the song, the god sends the dolphins to save him. The one that carried him became the constellation Delphinus; an exoplanet in that constellation, discovered in 2008, was given the name Arion in 2015.
[Ref: 53172]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Diana and Actaeon.]
[Diana and Actaeon.]
P. Berchet in. et. pinx.
I. Smith fec. et ex. [n.d., c.1705.]
Rare mezzotint. 250 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½") large margins.
Diana and her companions bathing in a pool, discovered by Actaeon. As the goddess gestures at him, Acteaon feels the antlers sprouting from his head and his hunting dogs start barking at him. Pierre Berchet (1659-c1719), French painter of decorative history subjects, worked in Britain, painting the ceiling of the Chapel of Trinity College, Oxford, c.1694.
Wessely 365. Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 53060]   £360.00  
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Agamemnon deluded by the Vision appearing under the form of Nestor.
Agamemnon deluded by the Vision appearing under the form of Nestor. Monarch Awake! 'tis Jove's command I bear. Iliad Book II.
Painted by H.y Fuseli R.A. Engraved by Ja.s Heath A.
[London, c.1805.]
Engraving. Sheet 265 x 175mm (10½ x 7"). Trimmed within plate.
A plate from Alexander Pope's translation of Homer's 'Iliad', after Henry Fuseli (1741-1825).
W: 228 VII of VII.
[Ref: 53213]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Ausfuhrlicher  Plan Borauss zu erfehen / wie 3. Viertlstund von Passarowiz [...]
Ausfuhrlicher Plan Borauss zu erfehen / wie 3. Viertlstund von Passarowiz [...]
[n.d., c.1718.]
Engraved plan, 190 x 255mm (7½ x 10"), set in letterpress, with 2pp. 'Extract von der Accords-Buncten' Some creasing.
A plan of the encampment outside Požarevac (Serbia) at which the Treaty of Passarowitz was negotiated in 1718. A 22-point key notes the layout of the camp, with the tents of the delegates and the English and Dutch mediators. A sheet of German text gives the main points of the treaty. The Holy League's ambassadors entered Ottoman territory to end the wars between the Holy League (primarily Venice and Hapsburg Austria) and the Ottomans. The successess of each side were recognised: Venice gave up its claims in Greece (especially the Morea) and the Ottomans lost lands including the Banat of Temeswar to Austria.
For an English translation of the treaty see: https://archive.org/stream/generalcollectio00lond#page/412/mode/2up
[Ref: 52990]   £450.00  
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Past and Present Generations.
Past and Present Generations.
L. Alma Tadema [pencil signature.]
Copyright 1895 by Messrs Arthur Tooth 7 Sons Publishers, 5 & 6 Haymarket London and 295 Fifth Avenue New York and Messrs Steifbold & Co Berlin. Printed in Berlin.
Photogravure on chine collé. 550 x 410mm (21¾ x 16"), Printsellers' Association blind stamp. Some cockling of india paper, edges of backing board chipped.
Two figures stand on a marble terrace lined with funerary busts on herm pillars, a winged griffin looking in. In 2019 the original oil on panel, which was commissioned by the publishers of this print, sold at Sotheby's for nearly £250,000.
[Ref: 53028]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ducks on a pond.]
[Ducks on a pond.]
D. Teniers Pinx.t. H. Houston fecit.
Printed for Jn.o Bowles and Son at the Black Horse in Cornhill. [n.d., c.1765.]
Fine & rare mezzotint. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾") with narrow margins.
A rustic scene, with ducks and ducklings, a kingfisher, with rabbits on the bank. It was engraved by Richard Houston after David Teniers the Younger. Houston absconded for debt in 1762; perhaps the 'H' in the inscription is to disguise the attribution.
[Ref: 53083]   £380.00  
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[The Myrrhbearers.]
[The Myrrhbearers.]
Bart. Sprangers Inuentor. Eiodius Sadeler Sac. M.tis Sculptor obtulit [****]liter anni 1600 initio.
Cu. Priuil. Sui. Pontif. et Sac. Cæ. M.tis.
Engraving. Sheet 515 x 370mm (20½ x 14½"). Trimmed to plate, some wear, with loss to title, old mss. in inscription area.
The three Marys (the Virgin, Mary Magdalene and Mary of Clopas, according to John) return from Jesus's cave, having found it empty. All carry jars of myrrh, with which they were planning to annoint the body of Christ. In the background are the three empty crosses. Engraved by Aegidius Sadeler II (c.1570-1629) after Bartholomeus Spranger (1546-1611). In 1570 Spranger was painter in the service of Pius V; in 1575 in Vienna at the court of Maximilian II; and in 1581 painter at the court of Rudolph II in Prague.
[Ref: 53171]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Waiting for the Times, (after an Adjourned debate.)
Waiting for the Times, (after an Adjourned debate.) From an Original Picture in the Possession of the Most Noble the Marquess of Stafford, To Whom this Plate is respectfully dedicated, By his greatful Servant, _ B.R. Haydon.
B.R. Haydon. Pinx.t. Tho.s Lupton sculp.t.
Published by R. Ackermann, Strand, London, 1832.
Mezzotint on chine collé. 320 x 370mm (12½ x 14½"). Tears in chine collé repaired. Trimmed to platemark. Loss on left made up.
A top-hatted man glares at another man engrossed in a newspaper.
[Ref: 52782]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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