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Anon after ? JF

  Portrait of Isaac Newton (1643 - 1726)

 Engraving printed in sanguine.

 264 x 193 mm (sheet size)

 Portrait and border printed from separate plates.

Border trimmed within platemark

 Price: £55

 Portrait of the legendary English scientist, mathematician and philosopher Isaac Newton. Famous for his fundamental work on differential and integral calculus as well as optics. World renowned for his insight into, and definition of, the laws of motion and universal gravitation.

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  F.Bartolozzi after Nathaniel Dance

 Portrait of Lord Clive

 Copper engraving printed onto laid paper.

 Image: 430 x 350 mm

 Very clear impression. Several repaired marginal tears. Some slight spotting on the top right-hand corner of the image.

 Price: £145

 Portrait of the 1st Baron Clive of Plassey, also known as ‘Clive of India’, who was one of the leading figures in the creation of British India and who established the political and military supremacy of the East India Company in Southern India and Bengal. Based on the painting by the English artist Nathaniel Dance, whose nephew was a well-known commander of the East-India Company ships.

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I.I. Van den Berghe after Dietricy

Diana and Shepherdess

Published by Boydell & Co. Cheapside, London.

Copper engraving printed in three colours, finished by hand.

Image: 444 x 586 mm

Very good impression. Repaired marginal tears round the edges. Trimmed within the plate mark.

Price: £175

The engraving shows the influence of Van den Berghe’s teacher, the famous Italian engraver Bartolozzi. He was famous for using stipple engraving (used for the more decorative images and portraits portraying fleshy tones). It is therefore no surprise that Van den Berghe decided to use this method for this mythological scene.

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J. Hall after Carlo Marrata

Portrait of Pope Clement IX

J. Boydell

Copper engraving printed on laid paper (watermark  at the bottom of the image).

512 x 382 mm

Slight browning and spotting of the paper. Tiny wormhole near top left-hand corner of the image. Otherwise an excellent impression.

Price: £295

Portrait of Pope Clement IX. It shows the Pope in the final year of his life, before he allegedly died of a broken heart, having failed to strengthen the Venetian defences against the Turks on the island of Crete.

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Helman after Vernet

The Eighth view of Italy

Copper engraving printed on laid paper.

Image: 283 x 435 mm

Good impression. Slight spotting of the paper. Two minor stains near the ship. Trimmed within the plate mark.

Price: £60

Based on one of the works of the world renowned artists of the 18th century, Claude-Joseph Vernet, who had a particular interest in depicting seascapes, especially tempests. His oeuvre overall, suggests a particular leaning towards seascapes and tempests set in the Mediterranean, particularly in Italy. He lived in Civitavecchia (the main port of Rome) as the apprentice of a marine painter, Bernardino Fergioni.

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W.S. Hunter

 

Victoria Bridge, Montreal, Canada : Summer View

Victoria Bridge, Montreal, Canada : Winter View

Sarony Major and Knapp, New York 1860

Chromolithograph, printed in blue, black and light brown.

540 x 712 mm

Overall time staining to edges. Tide marks bottom left. Tear centre left extending 5cm into the Winter image. Other marginal defects and abrasions.

Price: £600

Depiction of the Victoria Bridge in Montreal, Canada in the summer and winter seasons. The Victoria Bridge was the first bridge to span the St Lawrence river, a great engineering achievement. It carried both road and rail traffic from Saint Lambert to Montreal and back. These images were originally created to accompany W.S Hunter’s book on Victoria Bridge.

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P. Lombart after Anthony Van Dyck

Portrait of the Countess of Carlisle

Copper engraving printed on laid paper.

Image: 289 x 226 mm

Good impression. Trimmed within the plate mark and below the publishers line.

Price: £60

Portrait of Lucy Hay, Countess of Carlisle. Formerly known as Lucy Percy, second daughter of Henry Percy 9th Earl of Northumberland, she married the 1st Earl of Carlisle, James Hay. An English socialite known for her wit and charm, she was involved in numerous scandals within the Court of Charles I; she became, first, the mistress of Thomas Wentworth, the 1st Earl of Strafford and then the mistress of his parliamentary opponent, John Pym. Her persona was celebrated in the work leading poets of the time, such as Thomas Carew and William Cartwright. She was heavily involved in the 1st and 2nd Civil wars, in which her leaking of confidential information allowed the 3rd Earl of Essex to escape arrest. On March 21st 1649, she was imprisoned in the Tower of London due to her involvement and support for the Presbyterian party during the 2nd Civil war and was released on bail on the 25th September 1650. She died shortly after the restoration.

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P. Lombart after Anthony Van Dyck

Portrait of the Countess of Carlisle

Copper engraving printed on laid paper.

Image: 289 x 224 mm

Good Impression. Trimmed within the plate mark and below the publishing line. Slight browning of the paper. Repaired marginal tear on the bottom (beneath the engraver’s name).

Price: £60

Portrait of Margaret Caroline Leveson-Gower, daughter of Granville Leveson-Gower who was the 1st Marquess of Stafford. She married Frederick Howard, the 5th Earl of Carlisle and together had 10 children. This engraving is one of a series of engravings by Pierre Lombart, based on Van Dyck’s paintings known as ‘The Countesses’.

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P. Lombart after Anthony Van Dyck

Portrait of the Countess of Castlehaven

Copper engraving printed on laid paper.

Image: 287 x 227 mm

Good Impression. Trimmed within the plate mark and just above the publishing line.

Price: £48

Portrait of Elizabeth Barnham, who became the countess of Castlehaven when she married Mervyn Tuchet, the 2nd Earl of Castlehaven in 1617. The couple had six children, before she died in 1622/24. She was the daughter of Benedict Barnham, the Sheriff of the City of London and Dorothy Smith.

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P. Lombart after Anthony Van Dyck

Portrait of the Countess of Sunderland

Copper engraving on laid paper.

Image: 285 x 206 mm

Good impression. Slight browning of the paper. Some translucent patches where the paper is slightly damaged.

Price: £55

Portrait of Dorothy Spencer, she became the Countess of Sunderland when she married Henry Spencer, the 1st Earl of Sunderland. Formerly known as Dorothy Sidney, she was the daughter of Robert Sidney, the 2nd Earl of Leicester.

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Ludwig Michalek

Portrait of Beethoven

V.A. Heck, Vienna

Copper engraving printed on chine collé, backed onto thick cream wove

469 x 340 mm

Good impression; surface abrasion to left of head; ink smear on left shoulder.

Price: £75 / €112

Portrait of the world famous German composer, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827). His work embodies the transition between the Classical and the Romantic periods in Western music.

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Angelique Moitte after L’Allemand

The Storm

Copper engraving on laid paper.

Plate: 490 x 360 mm

Very good impression. Crease along the dedication line. Otherwise, in very good condition.

Price: £80 / €120

This image represents the arrival of the Enlightenment, a European literary and philosophical movement of the 18th century. The bolt of lightening crashing down through the oak is symbolic of the breakdown of the principal force which had enslaved the human mind – religion (the great oak being symbolic of this). The Classical ruins depicted in the background, show how the movement, particularly in the arts, confronted the ideas of Classical Antiquity  which had so influenced artists up till then.

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John Murphy after Charles Grignion

Portrait of Captain George Farmer

Published by John Boydell in Cheapside, London on February 14th 1780

Mezzotint printed on laid paper. Watermark visible on lower margin.

Plate: 399 x 281 mm

Good impression. A few wormholes on image. Repaired wormholes on the left margin. Marginal tear on bottom edge.

Price: £130

Portrait depicting Captain George Farmer who gallantly fought the French frigates off the island of Ushant (near the coast of Brittany). It fought gallantly against the more powerful French frigate for three and half hours before exploding due to its cannons catching fire (earlier when the Quebec had returned to Portsmouth to be repaired, these 9 pounder cannons had been fitted instead of the original 12 pounders, leaving the ship at a disadvantage to it’s French enemies).

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I.M. Preisler

Portrait of Christian V of Denmark

Copper engraving.

Watermark [Cauvergne 1749] at  right-hand side of sheet.

329 x 229 mm

Very slight browning/spotting of the paper. Marginal tear on the upper left-hand side of the sheet. Wormhole in the image.

Price: £50

A portrait of Christian V of Denmark (reigned 1670-1699), son of Frederick III of Denmark and Sophia Amelia of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Known for introducing the ‘Dansk Lov’ (Danish Code); the first law code for all of Denmark. One of a series of regal portraits of the Danish Kings published by Preisler.

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I.M. Preisler

Portrait of Christian VI of Denmark

Copper engraving printed on watermarked paper (watermark visible on the right hand margin).

329 x 230 mm

Slight paper below title.

Price: £50

A portrait of Christian VI of Denmark (reigned 1730-1746), son of Frederick IV of Denmark and Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstenrow. One of a series of regal portraits of the Danish Kings published by Preisler.

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I.M. Preisler after C.G Pilo

Portrait of Christian VII of Denmark

Copper engraving printed on watermarked paper.

328 x 229 mm

Wormhole in the image. Slight marginal tear to the upper left-hand side of sheet.

Price: £50

A portrait of Christian VII of Denmark (reigned 1766-1808), son of Frederick V of Denmark and his first consort, Louisa (who was the daughter of George II of England).One of a series of regal portraits of the Danish Kings published by Preisler.

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I.M. Preisler

Portrait of Fridrik V of Denmark

Copper engraving. Printed on watermarked paper (watermark located on the right hand margin).

327 x 229 mm

Good impression. Very slight spotting round the face.

Price: £50

A portrait of Fridrik V of Denmark (reigned 1746-1766), son of Christian VI of Denmark and Sophia Magdalen of Brandenburg-Kulmbach. He was the founder of the Royal Danish Academy of Art (situated in Copenhagen) which officially opened on March 31st 1754. One of a series of regal portraits of the Danish Kings published by Preisler.

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Romanet after J.C Seekaz

‘Le Marchand de Village’

Published by Mechel, Basel 1766 & Paris by Baudet

Copper Engraving

269 x 210 mm

Good Impression. Slight browning of the image along the right-hand side.

Price: £80 / € 120

Depiction of a travelling merchant selling engravings/prints to a local family.

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I.C. Zeitter

[Untitled]

Etching printed on chine collé paper.

Plate: 167 x 202 mm

Excellent impression. Trimmed just outside the plate mark.

Price: £25

Portrait of a working donkey carrying hay bails.

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I.C. Zeitter after Paul Potter

[Untitled]

Etching printed on chine collé paper.

Plate: 217 x 153 mm

Excellent Impression. Trimmed just outside the plate mark.

Price: £30

Study of a cow

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I.C. Zeitter after James Ward R.A.

[Untitled]

Etching

Image: 155 x 216 mm

Excellent impression. Repaired marginal tear (top left-hand corner). Trimmed within the plate mark.

Price: £35

A delightfully detailed study of a pig snoozing.

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