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Le Grand Triomfateure ou le Libraire ambulan[t].
Le Grand Triomfateure ou le Libraire ambulan[t]. Vn autre moins fameux Libraire, Pourra se contenter d'un pilier du Palais, Mais pour le debit que je fais Paris entier m'est necessaire.
Chez Honnart rue S. Jacques au Coq avec privil.
[n.d. c. 1670]
Engraving. 275 x 190mm (10¾ x 7½"). Wide margins on 3 sides. Repaired tear into lower left platemark and into the image.
Portrait of a stooped man, maybe Jewish, with crutches. The book seller was a recurring character of Henri Bonnart II's work; as here he is often depicted recounting his dubious adventures and ruminating on the rivalry between travelling tradesman and their settled counterparts.
[Ref: 54687]   £380.00   (£456.00 incl.VAT)
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The Milkman.
The Milkman.
Drawn by G.F. Pidgeon. Engraved by W. Bond.
Pub.d April 20, 1803, by G.F. Pidgeon, London Street, Fitzroy Square.
Scarce & fine stipple, printed in colours and hand-finished. 425 x 285mm (19 x 11¼"), with very large margins, watermarked 1806. Hand colour faded, bottom edge chipped and soiled.
A man using a yoke to carry two buckets of milk. A 'G.F. Pidgeon' designed medals, for example one struck by the London Highland Society in tribute to the 42nd Regiment's action at the Battle of Alexandria, March 1801, with a portrait of Sir Ralph Abercromby.
See Royal Collection Trust RCIN 443305 for the medal.
[Ref: 54835]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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