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  1. (Horsemanship)

    (Horsemanship)

    From the L'Instrction du Roy en L'Exercise de Monter a Cheval by Antoine de Pluvinel. A very important work on equestrianism, engraved by the Dutch engraver Crispijn de Pass. Pluvinel's innovative method of horse training was regarded as much more humane than earlier methods. This is a fine, early, highly decorative equestrian print. Learn More
    £350

    Date of Publication: 1625

    Published: Paris:

    Stock Code: 73408

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  2. (Horsemanship)

    (Horsemanship)

    From the L'Instrction du Roy en L'Exercise de Monter a Cheval by Antoine de Pluvinel. A very important work on equestrianism, engraved by the Dutch engraver Crispijn de Pass. Pluvinel's innovative method of horse training was regarded as much more humane than earlier methods. This is a fine, early, highly decorative equestrian print. Learn More
    £300

    Date of Publication: 1625

    Published: Paris:

    Stock Code: 73409

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  3. (Horsemanship)

    (Horsemanship)

    From the L'Instrction du Roy en L'Exercise de Monter a Cheval by Antoine de Pluvinel. A very important work on equestrianism, engraved by the Dutch engraver Crispijn de Pass. Pluvinel's innovative method of horse training was regarded as much more humane than earlier methods. This is a fine, early, highly decorative jousting print. Learn More
    £350

    Date of Publication: 1625

    Published: Paris:

    Stock Code: 73410

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  4. Agricola Indus Canaryn dictus.

    Agricola Indus Canaryn dictus.

    58 & 59.
    Attractive print of four people and two children in India. Text in Latin and Dutch along lower edge. Linschoten lived and wrote at a time when exploration was rapidly opening up the world. His travel writings, in three parts, the famous ‘Itinerarium', included ‘Description de l'Amerique', ‘Le Grande Route de Mer' and ‘Histoire de la Navigation', and were published individually and together in many editions from 1595 onwards. Learn More
    £195

    Date of Publication: 1638, French edition.

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    Stock Code: 54419

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  5. Omnibus Numeris Virtutis Divitis EDUOARDI SEXTI  Anglia c.

    Omnibus Numeris Virtutis Divitis EDUOARDI SEXTI Anglia c.

    Handsome engraving by George Vertue showing Edward VI granting the charter to the Bridewell Hospital. The text ( in Latin and English) below the engraving lists the people present including Bishop Goodrick and ‘Hans Holbein, the painter, observing the ceremony.' Learn More
    £550

    Date of Publication: 1742

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    Stock Code: 54628

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  6. FAMILIA REGIA ab Holbenio picta.

    FAMILIA REGIA ab Holbenio picta.

    Size: 58 x 49 cm. (23 x 19 inches).
    This magnificent plate show Henry VIII, Henry VII on the left side, Elizabeth I and Jane Seymour on the right side of large stone plinth at the centre of the engraving. They are within a sumptuously decorated chamber, which provides a suitably royal setting. Text in Latin below the print says that the chamber is in Whitehall Palace before it was destroyed by fire in 1697. Learn More
    £600

    Date of Publication: 1742

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    Stock Code: 54629

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  7. [The Great Seals of England]

    [The Great Seals of England]

    A magnificent set of five exquisitely coloured engravings of the Great Seals of English Monarchs; King George I, Queen Anne, King William III, William & Mary and Queen Anne after the Union with Scotland. Learn More
    £600

    Date of Publication: 1745

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    Stock Code: 70191

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  8. MARY, Queen of France, CHARLES BRANDON Duke of Suffolk.

    MARY, Queen of France, CHARLES BRANDON Duke of Suffolk.

    Size: 57 x 38.5 cm. (22 x 15 inches).
    Spectacular print of Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon. Mary was the sister of Henry VIII and Charles Barndon was his best friend. They married in secret, and Brandon's friendship to the monarch was sorely tested. They were the grandparents to the unfortunate ‘Queen for nine days' Lady Jane Grey. The surround to the portrait is richly ornamented with symbols of their relationship, from the crown and sceptre on her aside to the lance on his and the fragment of words on a ribbon, ‘Cloth of Gold do not despise, tho' thou be matched with Cloth of frieze. Learn More
    £450

    Date of Publication: 1748

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    Stock Code: 54600

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  9. Frances, Duchess of Suffolk and her Husband, Adrian Stokes

    Frances, Duchess of Suffolk and her Husband, Adrian Stokes

    Size: 57 x 48 cm. (22 x 19 inches).
    Handsome portrait of Frances Brandon with her second husband, Adrian Stokes, a steward fifteen years her junior, whom she married three weeks after the execution of her first husband, Henry Grey. She was the daughter of Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, and mother of Lady Jane Grey, the nine day queen. Title along lower edge. This engraving is based on a painting, then in the possession of Horace Walpole. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1748

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    Stock Code: 54601

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  10. A View of the Courts of Wards and Liveries, with the officers, servants and other persons there assembled

    A View of the Courts of Wards and Liveries, with the officers, servants and other persons there assembled

    Size: 58 x 44 cm. (23 x 17 inches).
    Beautiful engraving of the Court of Wards and Liveries in session, eleven men seated round the table, while others look on. The engraver, George Vertue has copied this from a contemporary original. He identifies Lord Burghley as the man at the head of the table and, in a lengthy text below the engraving, he deduces who the other figures seated round the table are. Learn More
    £395

    Date of Publication: 1751

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    Stock Code: 54637

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  11. Vue de l'Isle de Tanna.

    Vue de l'Isle de Tanna.

    Size: 36 x 21.5 cm. (14 x 8 inches).
    View on the island of Tanna, part of Vanuatu, with a family of local inhabitants, under a tree, near their shoreside home. Learn More
    £170

    Date of Publication: 1780, French.

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    Stock Code: 53772

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  12. BAMBRIDGE ON TRIAL FOR MURDER BY A COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.

    BAMBRIDGE ON TRIAL FOR MURDER BY A COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.

    Thomas Bambridge was a warder at the Fleet prison who was tried for cruelty to prisoners. In this print, a pitiable prisoner kneels in front of a committee of bewigged gentlemen. Bambridge is to the left of the print. Hogarth's father was imprisoned in the Fleet prison for debt, which made him sympathetic to the plight of prisoners Learn More
    £195

    Date of Publication: 1806

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    Stock Code: 55772

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  13. The Election

    The Election

    1. The Humours of an Election, 2. Canvasing for Votes, 3. The Polling, 4. Chairing the Member.
    Set of 4 This progress, Hogarth's last, is based on the disorderly, riotous Oxfordshire election of 1754 in which the Duke of Marlborough, a Whig ("the New Interest"), challenged the entrenched Tories ("the Old Interest") in the established stronghold of the latter party. Aimed at the upper middle and upper classes, this series shows the cynicism of the aristocratic class toward electoral politics and delineates their attempted manipulation of the populace. Learn More
    £1,200

    Date of Publication: 1812

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    Stock Code: 69850

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  14. William Fitzwilliam, Earl of Southampton.

    William Fitzwilliam, Earl of Southampton.

    Bartolozzi developed his style to imitate the subtleties of renaissance and baroque chalk drawings and became deservedly famous for his stipple engraving. The portraits in this collection show how effective this technique was in reproducing with such incredible fidelity Holbein's original designs. Engraved by BARTOLOZZI, Francesco in IMITATIONS OF ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY HANS HOLBEIN, IN THE COLLECTION OF HIS MAJESTY, FOR THE PORTRAITS OF ILLUSTRIOUS PERSONS OF THE COURT OF HENRY VIII. Learn More
    £50

    Date of Publication: 1812

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 73582

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  15. Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey.

    Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey.

    Bartolozzi developed his style to imitate the subtleties of renaissance and baroque chalk drawings and became deservedly famous for his stipple engraving. The portraits in this collection show how effective this technique was in reproducing with such incredible fidelity Holbein's original designs. Engraved by BARTOLOZZI, Francesco in IMITATIONS OF ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY HANS HOLBEIN, IN THE COLLECTION OF HIS MAJESTY, FOR THE PORTRAITS OF ILLUSTRIOUS PERSONS OF THE COURT OF HENRY VIII. Learn More
    £50

    Date of Publication: 1812

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 73583

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  16. John Russell, first Earl of Bedford, Lord Privy Seal.

    John Russell, first Earl of Bedford, Lord Privy Seal.

    Bartolozzi developed his style to imitate the subtleties of renaissance and baroque chalk drawings and became deservedly famous for his stipple engraving. The portraits in this collection show how effective this technique was in reproducing with such incredible fidelity Holbein's original designs. Engraved by BARTOLOZZI, Francesco in IMITATIONS OF ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY HANS HOLBEIN, IN THE COLLECTION OF HIS MAJESTY, FOR THE PORTRAITS OF ILLUSTRIOUS PERSONS OF THE COURT OF HENRY VIII. Learn More
    £50

    Date of Publication: 1812

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 73585

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  17. Sir William Sherington.

    Sir William Sherington.

    Bartolozzi developed his style to imitate the subtleties of renaissance and baroque chalk drawings and became deservedly famous for his stipple engraving. The portraits in this collection show how effective this technique was in reproducing with such incredible fidelity Holbein's original designs. Engraved by BARTOLOZZI, Francesco in IMITATIONS OF ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY HANS HOLBEIN, IN THE COLLECTION OF HIS MAJESTY, FOR THE PORTRAITS OF ILLUSTRIOUS PERSONS OF THE COURT OF HENRY VIII. Learn More
    £50

    Date of Publication: 1812

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 73587

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  18. Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey.

    Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey.

    Bartolozzi developed his style to imitate the subtleties of renaissance and baroque chalk drawings and became deservedly famous for his stipple engraving. The portraits in this collection show how effective this technique was in reproducing with such incredible fidelity Holbein's original designs. Engraved by BARTOLOZZI, Francesco in IMITATIONS OF ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY HANS HOLBEIN, IN THE COLLECTION OF HIS MAJESTY, FOR THE PORTRAITS OF ILLUSTRIOUS PERSONS OF THE COURT OF HENRY VIII. Learn More
    £50

    Date of Publication: 1812

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 73591

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  19. John Colet, Dean of St Pauls.

    John Colet, Dean of St Pauls.

    Bartolozzi developed his style to imitate the subtleties of renaissance and baroque chalk drawings and became deservedly famous for his stipple engraving. The portraits in this collection show how effective this technique was in reproducing with such incredible fidelity Holbein's original designs. Engraved by BARTOLOZZI, Francesco in IMITATIONS OF ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY HANS HOLBEIN, IN THE COLLECTION OF HIS MAJESTY, FOR THE PORTRAITS OF ILLUSTRIOUS PERSONS OF THE COURT OF HENRY VIII. Learn More
    £50

    Date of Publication: 1812

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 73600

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  20. Philipp Melanchton.

    Philipp Melanchton.

    Bartolozzi developed his style to imitate the subtleties of renaissance and baroque chalk drawings and became deservedly famous for his stipple engraving. The portraits in this collection show how effective this technique was in reproducing with such incredible fidelity Holbein's original designs. Engraved by BARTOLOZZI, Francesco in IMITATIONS OF ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY HANS HOLBEIN, IN THE COLLECTION OF HIS MAJESTY, FOR THE PORTRAITS OF ILLUSTRIOUS PERSONS OF THE COURT OF HENRY VIII. Learn More
    £50

    Date of Publication: 1812

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 73601

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