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[Alexander and Hephaistion Visit the Family of Darius in their Tent after the Battle of Issus.]
[Alexander and Hephaistion Visit the Family of Darius in their Tent after the Battle of Issus.]
C. le Brun Pinxit, G. Edelinck Sculpsit.
[n.d, 1675.]
Rare engraving. On two sheets, 640 x 420 (25¼ x 16½") & 640 x 520mm (25¼ x 20½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing dedication, title and publisher's address.
Sisygambis, mother of Darius III, prostrates herself before Hephaestion, mistaking him for Alexander. Instead of flying into a rage, Alexander dismisses this error as of no importance and puts the family under his protection. Prints of this size were unusual during this period, due to expense. This engraving of a painting belonging to Louis XIV was published as a propaganda piece, lauding the magnificence of royalty. Gérard Edelinck, the engraver, has also chosen to make dividing line jagged, so the join would disappear in the darkest parts of the image. The original oil, painted c.1660, is still at Versailles.
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Apollo, Herdsman to King Admetus.
Apollo, Herdsman to King Admetus. From the Original Picture of the same size, painted by Filippo Lauri; In the Collection of Robert Bragg, M.D, To whom this Plate is Dedicated, by his most Obliged Servant, John Boydell. See Ovdis Met: 11. 679. No.10.
Filippo Lauri pinx.t. R. Earlom delint. J. Boydell excudit, 1768. W.m Byrne Sculpsit.
Published March 1st. 1768.
Fine engraving. 410 x 520mm (16¼ x 20½"), with large margins.
Apollo sits playing a lyre, with enraptured women sitting at his feet, and fauns and dryads dancing as others watch. In the background Mercury steals the king's cattle. Although Apollo was sentenced to a year of servitude to the mortal King Admetus as punishment for killing Delphyne (or, according to later tradition, the Cyclopes), many writers describe their bond as more romantic than master-and-slave.
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster
[Ref: 53469]   £420.00  
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The Centurion Cornelius. From an Original Picture brought to this Country by M Bryan Esq.
The Centurion Cornelius. From an Original Picture brought to this Country by M Bryan Esq. And when the Angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed he called two of his household servants and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually And when he had declared all these things unto them he sent thme to Joppa. Acts. Chap.r X Verse 7 & 8.
Painted by Rembrandt. Engraved by Ja.. Ward Painter & Engraver to his R.H. the Prince of Wales.
London: Pub. April 10 1800 by Mess.rs Wards & Co. No. 6 Newman Street.
A large mezzotint. 585 x 660mm (23 x 26"). Thread margins, 2 tears through inscription area and top edge.
Cornelius, following a vision of an angel, summons 'two of his household servants, and a devout soldier' in order to send them to Joppa to fetch the apostle Peter (Acts X: 1-8). The painting has also been seen as showing the parable of the Unmerciful Servant, in which a servant is forgiven for his debts by a king, but fails to show the same leniency to a fellow servant. The painting (London, Wallace Collection) is no longer believed to be by Rembandt, although its authorship is disputed.
Frankau: 22, ii of ii.
[Ref: 53758]   £450.00  
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The Crucifixion.
The Crucifixion.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Wood engraving with bright original hand colour. Printed area 160 x 345mm (6¼ x 13½").
Christ on the Cross with two weeping women, the thieves and the Roman soldiers plating dice for his robe. The soldier about to spear Jesus is mounted on a splendid stallion.
[Ref: 53450]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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The Exposition of Cyrus.
The Exposition of Cyrus. This Print, engrav'd from the Original Picture, painted by Benedetto Castiglione, in the Collection of the Right Honourable the Earl of Lincoln; is, with the deepest Sense of Gratitude, most humbly dedicated to the Subscribers and Encouragers of this Undertaking _ By their much obliged & most obedient humble Servant, John Boydell.
Benedetto Castiglione Pinx.t. R.d Earlom delint. John Boydell Sculpsit 1765.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliam.t by Jn.o Boydell, Engraver, in Cheapside London, May 1st. 1765.
Fine engraving. Plate 515 x 430mm (20¼ x 17") very large margins.
A woman is surprised to find a naked young boy lying on a cloth in the foreground, guarded by dogs. Cyrus's grandfather, alarmed by a prophecy that his grandson would dethrone him, gave orders to cast the baby into the wilderness. Rescued by a shepherd and his wife, Cyrus returns to fulfil the prophecy in 559 BC, becoming king of Persia and creating the first Persian Empire.
Ex: Duke of Westminster.
[Ref: 53467]   £350.00  
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The Finding of Cyrus.
The Finding of Cyrus. From the Original Picture, Painted by Benedetto Castiglione, In the Collection of the Right Honourable the Earl of Orford, at Houghton: To whom this Plate is most, Humbly Dedicated, by his Lordship's Most Obliged, and Most Obedient Servant, John Boydell.
Benadetto Castiglione pinxit. E. Edwards delin.t. John Boydell Sculpsit & excudit.
Published by J. Boydell Engraver, in Cheapside, London; Jan.y 1st. 1767.
Fine engraving. 430 x 540mm (17 x 21¼"), with large margins.
A shepherd and his wife finding the infant Cyrus being suckled by a dog. Cyrus's grandfather, alarmed by a prophecy that his grandson would dethrone him, gave orders to cast the baby into the wilderness. Rescued by a shepherd and his wife, Cyrus returns to fulfil the prophecy in 559 BC, becoming king of Persia and creating the first Persian Empire. This plate was engraved from a painting in the collection of Robert Walpole at Houghton in Norfolk and subsequently sold to Catherine the Great of Russia. It is now residing in the Hermitage, as 'Childhood of King Cyrus', attributed to Antonio Maria Vassallo rather than Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione.
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
[Ref: 53470]   £320.00  
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David & Goliath.
David & Goliath. 1st Samuel, Chap.r 17 Verses 41 to 49.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Rare wood engraving with bright original hand colour. Printed area 160 x 345mm (6¼ x 13½").
A youthful David with crook and sling confront the massive Goliath between the armies of Israel and the Philistines.
[Ref: 53451]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Distressed Mother.
The Distressed Mother.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculps.
London: Published as the Act directs 1 March 1785 by W. Byrne No 79 Titchfield Street.
Stipple. 215 x 225mm (8½ x 8¾"). Small margins
Shows Mother & child escaping a fire in ancient Rome. Stipple engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815) after his frequent collaborator Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-85).
Calabi & de Vesme 1324.
[Ref: 53315]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Doll at Breakfast.
Doll at Breakfast.
Engraved by P.W. Tomkins, Historical Engraver to Her Majesty [after Elizabeth Upton].
London Pub. as the Act Directs, Jan 18. 1796 by Tomkins New Bond Street.
Stipple. 160 x 180mm (6¼ x 7"), with large margins.
A child excited to find a new doll. A plate from 'The Birth-Day Gift or the Joy of a New Doll, From Papers Cut by a Lady'' by Elizabeth Upton (1747-1823), Lady Templetown, lady of the bedchamber to Princess Amelia. Upton's designs from cut Indian paper were used by Wedgewood to produce sentimental, morally didactic and uplifting subjects.
[Ref: 53351]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Finding the Doll.
The Finding the Doll.
Engraved by P.W. Tomkins, Historical Engraver to Her Majesty [after Elizabeth Upton].
London Pub. as the Act Directs, Jan 18. 1796 by Tomkins New Bond Street.
Stipple. 160 x 180mm (6¼ x 7"), with wide margins.
A child excited to find a new doll. A plate from 'The Birth-Day Gift or the Joy of a New Doll, From Papers Cut by a Lady'' by Elizabeth Upton, Lady Templetown (1747-1823), lady of the bedchamber to Princess Amelia. Upton's designs from cut Indian paper were used by Wedgewood to produce sentimental, morally didactic and uplifting subjects.
[Ref: 53350]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Don Quixote.
Don Quixote. Plate I.
Stothard del. Grignion sculp.
Published as the Act directs, by Harrison and Co. Mar. 9, 1782.
Engraving. 170 x 100mm (6¾ x 4"). Trimmed to plate.
Sancho Panza being tossed in a blanket outside an inn after Don Quixote refuses to pay for lodging. Quixote watches from behind a wall. Circus item. An illustration from an English edition of Miguel de Cervantes's 'The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote', illustrated by Thomas Stothard (1755 - 1834).
[Ref: 53520]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[Part of a Fallen Tree.] 13.
[Part of a Fallen Tree.] 13.
TB [monogram of Thomas Barker of Bath].
[Bath, D. Redman, 1814.]
Pen lithograph, laid on original backing page; 310 x 240mm (12¼ x 9½").
A knarled old tree with part of its trunk fallen. From "Thirty Two Lithographic Impression from Pen Drawings of Landscape Scenery", 1814. Views around Bath, Wales, the Lake District and elsewhere.
[Ref: 53525]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Farm Yard.
The Farm Yard. From the Original Picture, by Peter de Laer, called Bamboccio; In the Collection of Rob.t Udny Esq.r. To whom this plate is Dedicated, by his much obliged and most Humble servant, John Boydell. No. 47.
Peter de Laer Pinxit. P.C. Canot Sculpsit.
J. Boydell excudit 1768.
Engraving. Platemark: 480 x 610mm (19 x 24"). Cut to inside platemark at top. Slight foxing.
Fine cattle image showing rural scene with a ruined building, partially overgrown, part used as a barn, with people sitting at a small table outside. Cattle and goats are shown on the right with a man lifting a basket from a horse nearby. A view of a town is in the background to the right. From the series 'The Most Capital Paintings in England', Boydell's first major initiative as a pioneering publisher of fine engravings.
[Ref: 53724]   £420.00  
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The Flight into Egypt.
The Flight into Egypt. Mathew Ch. 2 V.14.
O. Hodgson 111, Fleet St. [n.d., c.1840.]
Wood engraving with bright original hand colour. Printed area 175 x 340mm (7 x 13½").
Mary and the infant Christ, both with glorioles. on a donkey led by Joseph. On the left are the pyramids in moonlight. Orlando Hodgson published a variety of toy theatre prints: this image also gives the impression of a theatre set.
[Ref: 53449]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Souhait De La Bonne Annee Au Grand Papa.
Le Souhait De La Bonne Annee Au Grand Papa.
Canot pinx. J. Ph. Le Bas Sculp.
A Paris chez J. Ph. Le Bas Graveur du Cabinet du Roy. Et a Rouen chez J.B. Descamps vis-a-vis S. Amand. 1747.
Etching and engraving, 18th century watermark, 390 x 275mm (15¼ x 10¾"). Trimmed to plate. Water stain in title area.
A French interior scene: two children give a birthday present to their grandfather, who sits by a fireplace with tea or coffee on the table in front of him. A handsome clock adorns the mantelpiece. After Jacques Philippe Le Bas (1707 - 1783).
[Ref: 53576]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Hercules and Omphale.]
[Hercules and Omphale.]
G.B. Cipriani Delin.t. Engrav'd by F. Bartolozzi.
[London, Publish'd Nov:r 1st 1787 by W. Dickinson Engraver No: 158 Bond Street.]
Stipple and etching, state before title, printed in sepia. Sheet 225 x 365mm (9 x 14¼"). Trimmed within plate.
Hercules seated to left, holding a spindle; on the right, Omphale, half-naked, wearing his lion's skin over her head, seated with legs crossed, her right hand resting on a club held by a putto. On her left, Cupid, holding a bow, two putti holding wreaths; in a horizontal oval. In classical mythology Omphale was queen of Lydia; Herakles/Hercules was her slave for three years, as punishment for murdering his friend Iphitus. After Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-85).
De Vesme 425.
[Ref: 53316]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Infant Academy.]
[The Infant Academy.]
Sir, Joshua Reynolds pinx.t. Francis Haward Sculp.t.
[London, Publish'd April 19th; 1783, by F. Haward, Lambeth Marsh, near the Turnpike; & T. Birchall No. 473 Strand.]
Stipple, printed in sanguine, proof? Sheet 270 x 320mm (10¾ x 12¼"). Trimmed within plate.
A naked young boy painting on an oval canvas, his subject a young girl with a fashionable hat, who is flanked by two other children. According to the BM the original painting at Kenwood has been ruined by bitumen. Although trimmed there are no signs of the flourishes of the title, which should touch the bottom printed border.
[Ref: 53693]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Juliette dans Jadis et Aujord'hui, Opéra bouf.
Juliette dans Jadis et Aujord'hui, Opéra bouf.
Corresponance Theatrale de Perlet. Rue de l'Odéon, No 58.
Etching. Sheet 185 x 110mm (7¼ x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate, damage at top, mounted on album sheet. Damaged.
A larger portrait of a woman with two small figures of men behind, one in contemporary dress, the other in the clothes of a century earlier. An illustration to a printing of 'Jadis et Aujourd'hui' (roughly 'Then and Now'), a comic opera by Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766-1831) with lyrics by Charles-Augustin Bassompierre (Sewrin) (1771-1853).
[Ref: 53649]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Joseph and his Brethren.
Joseph and his Brethren.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Rare wood engraving with bright original hand colour. Printed area 160 x 345mm (6¼ x 13½"). Tear entering image on left.
Joseph, wearing his coast of many colours, takes Jacob's hand and gestures towards Egypt.
[Ref: 53452]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Le roi et le fermier.] Trio Betisy.
[Le roi et le fermier.] Trio Betisy.
Frussote sculp [after F.M.I. Quéverdo.]
[Paris: F.N. Martinet, c.1763.]
Etching. 180 x 115mm (7 x 4½"), with large margins.
One of six plates illustrating 'Le roi et le fermier', a 1762 opéra-comique in 3 acts by Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny to a libretto by Michel-Jean Sedaine. Here Betsy (mis-engraved as 'Betisy' in the title), her sister Jenny and her mother sing a trio while stitching and spinning.
[Ref: 53651]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[A lane with hunter and dog.]
[A lane with hunter and dog.]
W. Delamotte del. 1819. Lithograph by B. King 40 Piccadilly West.
Lithograph. Sheet 250 x 170mm (9¾ x 6¾").
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 53706]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Weird Sisters, played by] G.J. Bennett. Drinkwater Meadows. W.H. Payne. [facsimile signatures]
[The Weird Sisters, played by] G.J. Bennett. Drinkwater Meadows. W.H. Payne. [facsimile signatures] [''A Drum! A Drum! Macbeth doth come!'']
[Drawn by Richard James Lane.] [J. Graf, Printer to Her Majesty.]
London, Published Dec.r 1, 1838, by J. Mitchell, Old Bond Street.
Lithograph. Sheet 185 x 250mm (7¼ x 9¾"). Trimmed losing printer and publisher's inscription (plate not signed by the artist), laid on album paper.
The three witches from Shakespeare's 'Macbeth', played by George John Bennett (1800-79), Drinkwater Meadows (1799-1869) and William Henry Payne (1804-78), all well-known actors.
[Ref: 53700]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Le maréchal ferrant] Jannette.
[Le maréchal ferrant] Jannette. ''Colin, Colin, J'ai leau l'appeller, il ne me respond point... il est mort...''
[Engraved by Marie Thérèse Martinet after François Marie Isidore Queverdo.]
[Paris: Claude Jan-Baptiste Héissant, 1765.]
Etching. 220 x 135mm (8½ x 5¼") large margins.
Jeannette, daughter of the Blacksmith of the title, finds Colin slumped across a table asleep after a drinking a potion and thinks him dead. One of six plates in an edition of 'Le maréchal ferrant', a comic opera by François-André Danican Philidor and Antoine-François Quétant, based on one of the stories in Boccaccio's Decameron. The opera was first performed in 1761, including a staging before Louis XV.
[Ref: 53644]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Le maréchal ferrant] Chantant a plein gorge.
[Le maréchal ferrant] Chantant a plein gorge. Dedié à Mr de la Ferté Indendant et Controller Général de l'Argentrie, munus plaisirs et affaires de sa Majesté. Par son très Humble et très Obeissant Serviteur Martinet.
Queverdo del. Therese Martinet 1767.
[Paris: Claude Jan-Baptiste Héissant, 1765.]
Etching. 220 x 135mm (8½ x 5¼") with wide margins
Marcel, the Blacksmith of the title, sings as he hammers a horseshoe. The first scene of 'Le maréchal ferrant', a comic opera by François-André Danican Philidor and Antoine-François Quétant, based on one of the stories in Boccaccio's Decameron. The opera was first performed in 1761, including a staging before Louis XV. This illustrated edition had six plates engraved by Marie Thérèse Martinet after François Marie Isidore Queverdo.
[Ref: 53645]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Physick.
Physick.
Ostade pinx.t. R. Houston fecit.
[London: Bowles & Carver, n.d., c.1775.]
Mezzotint. Sheet 175 x 120mm (5¾ x 4¾"). Trimmed to plate on three sides, into plate at bottom, losing publisher's inscription.
A doctor looking at a fluid in a round-bottomed flask. From a painting by Adriaen van Ostade once in the collection William Beckford (1709-70), a Lord Mayor of the City of London, a pair to 'Law',
[Ref: 53685]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Le Tourment de l'Absence.] O ma tant douce Coombelle.
[Le Tourment de l'Absence.] O ma tant douce Coombelle.
Martinet [after F.M.I. Quéverdo.]
[Paris: F.N. Martinet, c.1763.]
Etching. 180 x 115mm (7 x 4½"), with large margins.
A man playing a lute serenading a young woman as an older lady looks on. An illustration of 'Le Tourment de l'Absence', a song with music by Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny and words by Michel-Jean Sedaine.
[Ref: 53652]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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The Power of Beauty.
The Power of Beauty. From the Original Picture of the same Size, Painted by Filippo Lauri, In the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Montagu; To whom this plate is most Humbly Dedicated by his Grace's most Obliged and most Obedient Humble servant John Boydell. No. 42.
Filippo Lauri Pinx.t. R. Earlom delin.t. Will.m Walker Sculpsit.
Published by J. Boydell Engraver, in Cheapside London, Nov.r 24th. 1767.
Fine engraving. 410 x 510mm (16 x 20"), with large margins.
Venus reclining under a tree pointing at a satyr who kneels, gazing infatuated at her, as Cupid binds its hands behind it. A flying putto pulls on the satyr's beard, grasping an arrow, ready to strike. After Filippo Lauri (1623 - 1694). From the series 'The Most Capital Paintings in England', Boydell's first major initiative as a pioneering publisher of fine engravings.
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
[Ref: 53471]   £390.00  
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