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  1. Winston S. Churchill Engraved in Mezzotint from the Painting.
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    (CHURCHILL, Winston S.) BIRLEY, Oswald.

    Winston S. Churchill Engraved in Mezzotint from the Painting. 1946

    £800

    Edition of 325. Signed in pencil below the image by the engraver, Lawrence Josset. Birley was probably the leading portraitist of his day, after his first royal commission in 1928, a portrait of George VI for the National Museum of Wales, he painted “virtually every … Read more

  2. Sir Robert Walpole, afterwards Earl of Orford.
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    WATSON, James.

    Sir Robert Walpole, afterwards Earl of Orford. c1850

    £125

    A handsome full length portrait of Britain’s first prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole, shown in all his ceremonial pomp and splendour. Crest shown. Read more

  3. [George] Washington.
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    SADD, H.S.

    [George] Washington. c.1820

    £125

    A very handsome study of the first U.S. President George Washington, depicted in full military uniform beside his war horse with the smoke of battle surrounding them. Read more

  4. The Election
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    HOGARTH, William. Engraved by T. Cook.

    The Election 1812.

    £1,200

    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 … Read more

  5. Imperialisme – La liberte des Mers.
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    IRIBE, Paul

    Imperialisme – La liberte des Mers. 1932

    £125

    Edition of 500. Read more

  6. Utopie – Dumping
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    IRIBE, Paul

    Utopie – Dumping 1932

    £125

    Edition of 500. Read more

  7. Carte généalogique de la maison de Stuart, dans la Quelle Lon Fait Observer Son Origine.
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    CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham.

    Carte généalogique de la maison de Stuart, dans la Quelle Lon Fait Observer Son Origine. c.1720

    £195

    An attractive plate with the genealogy of the House of Stuart, decorated with four coats-of-arms pertaining to military alliances. Read more

  8. Carte généalogique de la maison de Plantagenette et des ducs Normandie
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    CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham.

    Carte généalogique de la maison de Plantagenette et des ducs Normandie c.1720

    £500

    An attractive and fascinating genealogical chart of mediaeval English royal families, seven coats of arms of Edward the Confessor, Edward III, the Plantagenets, the Duke of Normandy and others. Read more

  9. The Right Hon. Henry Fox, Lord Holland /The Right Hon. James Caulfield, Earl of Charlemont
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    Engraved by HOGARTH, William

    The Right Hon. Henry Fox, Lord Holland /The Right Hon. James Caulfield, Earl of Charlemont 1822

    £95

    The plates were bought by the publisher Baldwin, Cradock and Joy at the Boydell sale in 1818. “The Works of William Hogarth” as published by Baldwin, Cradock and Joy in 1822 with the original plates restored by James Heath, engraver to His Majesty. … Read more

  10. The Bench / The Five Orders of Perriwigs
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    Engraved by HOGARTH, William.Artist: HOGARTH, William.

    The Bench / The Five Orders of Perriwigs 1822, Heath edition.

    £95

    Two prints, on one sheet. The plates were bought by the publisher Baldwin, Cradock and Joy at the Boydell sale in 1818. “The Works of William Hogarth” as published by Baldwin, Cradock and Joy in 1822 with the original plates restored by James Heath, … Read more

  11. Receipt for March to Finchley, The Farmer’s Return
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    HOGARTH, Wiliam.

    Receipt for March to Finchley, The Farmer’s Return 1822

    £95

    Two prints on one page. The plates were bought by the publisher Baldwin, Cradock and Joy at the Boydell sale in 1818. “The Works of William Hogarth” as published by Baldwin, Cradock and Joy in 1822 with the original plates restored by James Heath, … Read more

  12. Six Tickets
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    HOGARTH, William.

    Six Tickets 1822

    £95

    Six tickets on one plate. The plates were bought by the publisher Baldwin, Cradock and Joy at the Boydell sale in 1818. “The Works of William Hogarth” as published by Baldwin, Cradock and Joy in 1822 with the original plates restored by James Heath, … Read more

  13. Mr. Garrick in the Character of Richard the 3d.
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    Engraved by HOGARTH, William.Artist: HOGARTH, William.

    Mr. Garrick in the Character of Richard the 3d. 1822, Heath edition.

    £95

    This magnificent print shows the famous actor, David Garrick acting Richard the Third, the role that made him famous. He is pictured here in the famous tent scene before the Battle of Bosworth, haunted by the ghosts of all those he had murdered. His body … Read more

  14. The Lecture, or The Lecture on the Empty Space / The Company of Undertakers
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    Engraved by HOGARTH, William.Artist: HOGARTH, William.

    The Lecture, or The Lecture on the Empty Space / The Company of Undertakers 1822, Heath edition.

    £95

    Two prints, on one sheet. The plates were bought by the publisher Baldwin, Cradock and Joy at the Boydell sale in 1818. “The Works of William Hogarth” as published by Baldwin, Cradock and Joy in 1822 with the original plates restored by James Heath, … Read more

  15. The Man of Taste / Rich’s Triumphant Entry
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    HOGARTH, William.

    The Man of Taste / Rich’s Triumphant Entry 1822, Heath edition.

    £95

    Two prints, on one sheet. The plates were bought by the publisher Baldwin, Cradock and Joy at the Boydell sale in 1818. “The Works of William Hogarth” as published by Baldwin, Cradock and Joy in 1822 with the original plates restored by James … Read more

  16. The Indian Emperor or the Conquest of Mexico
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    Engraved by DODD, Robert after HOGARTH, William

    The Indian Emperor or the Conquest of Mexico 1822.

    £220

    Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Very good condition. Some foxing to the wide margins. Size: 59 x 46 cm. Read more

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    MALLET, Alain Manesson

    c1690

    £110

    Interesting engraving from the French text edition of Description d’Univers by Alain Manneson Mallet (1630-1706), a well travelled military engineer and geographer who worked in 17th century France under King Louis XIV. Read more

  18. Carte généalogique de la maison de Plantagenette et des ducs Normandie
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    CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham.

    Carte généalogique de la maison de Plantagenette et des ducs Normandie c.1720

    £300

    An attractive and fascinating genealogical chart of mediaeval English royal families, seven coats of arms of Edward the Confessor, Edward III, the Plantagenets, the Duke of Normandy and others. Read more

  19. Hudibras
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    Artist: HOGARTH, William.Engraved by COOK, T.

    Hudibras 1806.

    £450

    Hudibras is a mock heroic narrative poem from the 17th century written by Samuel Butler. The work is a satirical polemic upon Roundheads, Puritans, Presbyterians and many of the other factions involved in the English Civil War. The work was written in three parts in … Read more

  20. March to Finchley.
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    Artist: HOGARTH, William.Engraved by COOK, T.

    March to Finchley. 1806.

    £145

    This magnificent print shows a chaotic street scene with the bleary-eyed King’s Guards being rounded up after nights of debauchery, in September 1745. They are about to defend Londond from Bonnie Prince Charlie. Read more

  21. The Idle’Prentice at Play in the Church Yard, during Divine Service.
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    Artist: HOGARTH, William.Engraved by COOK, T.

    The Idle’Prentice at Play in the Church Yard, during Divine Service. 1806.

    £75

    In the Idle’Prentice, Tom Idle has neglected participation at the service in favour of gambling in the graveyard beside the church. The game actually takes place upon a grave and under Tom’s reclining form the words, ‘Here’, ‘Body’ and ‘Of’, are visible. Thus the Idle … Read more

  22. Paul before Felix.
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    Artist: HOGARTH, William.Engraved by COOK, T.

    Paul before Felix. 1803.

    £95

    An interesting scene depicting the trial against the apostle Paul before Felix, the Roman procurator of Judaea. From the original painting in Lincolns Inn Hall painted by W. Hogarth. Read more

  23. Hudibras Encounters the Skimmington.
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    Artist: HOGARTH, William.Engraved by COOK, T.

    Hudibras Encounters the Skimmington. 1806.

    £95

    Hudibras Encounters the Skimmington comes from Hogarth’s “Illustrations for Samuel Butler’s Hudibras”. A ‘Skimmington’ was an old custom in rural England and Scotland directed at either nagging wives or unfaithful husbands. An unruly procession was formed for the purpose of ridiculing the offender. Read more

  24. Paul before Felix.
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    Artist: HOGARTH, William.Engraved by COOK, T.

    Paul before Felix. 1803.

    £95

    An interesting scene depicting the allegorical version of the trial against the apostle Paul before Felix, the Roman procurator of Judaea. Read more

  25. The Bench. Sarah Malcolm.
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    Artist: HOGARTH, Wiliam.Engraved by COOK, T.

    The Bench. Sarah Malcolm. 1800.

    £95

    Two images on one plate. In The Bench Hogarth illustrates four pompous judges listening to a case in the Court of Common Pleas. Callously inattentive to the case before them, these undignified, pompous men, buried in their robes and wigs, slumber or read. Sarah Malcolm … Read more

  26. The Laughing Audience. The Rehersal of the Oratorio of Judith. An emblematic print on the South Sea.
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    Artist: HOGARTH, Wiliam.Engraved by COOK, T.

    The Laughing Audience. The Rehersal of the Oratorio of Judith. An emblematic print on the South Sea. 1806.

    £120

    Three print on one plate. The South Sea print by Hogarth was an allegorical attack on a wave of disastrous financial speculation that had just swept England. The Laughing Audience was originally created as a subscription ticket to the large William Hogarth engraving, Southwark Fair … Read more

  27. Simon Lord Lovat
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    Artist: HOGARTH, Wiliam.Engraved by COOK, T.

    Simon Lord Lovat 1800.

    £95

    Hogarth etched Lovat’s portrait at an inn in St. Albans on his way to trial and eventual execution. Knowing what awaits him, Lovat is busy at work upon his memoirs. Hogarth has here created the almost archetypal portrait of a psychopath. Both his devious face … Read more

  28. The Beggars Opera. A Just View of the British Stage, or Three Heads are Better than One.
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    Artist: HOGARTH, Wiliam.Engraved by COOK, T.

    The Beggars Opera. A Just View of the British Stage, or Three Heads are Better than One. 1806.

    £95

    The Beggar’s Opera is a scene from John Gay’s popular farce, which emphasized Hogarth’s prevailing interests: his involvement with the theatre and with down-to-earth, comic subjects. A Just View of the British Stage or Three Heads are Better than One is a satirical view of … Read more

  29. The Times. A Coutry Inn Yard.
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    Artist: HOGARTH, Wiliam.Engraved by COOK, T.

    The Times. A Coutry Inn Yard. 1806.

    £95

    Two prints on one plate. The Times contains some of Hogarth’s most pessimistic imagery upon the political machinations and corruptions of the day. A Country Inn Yard is one of Hogarth’s notable engravings of the 1740s. Read more

  30. Sleeping Congregation. Masquerades and Operas, Burlington-gate. Columbus Breaking the Egg.
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    Artist: HOGARTH, Wiliam.Engraved by COOK, T.

    Sleeping Congregation. Masquerades and Operas, Burlington-gate. Columbus Breaking the Egg. 1806.

    £95

    Three prints on one plate. Hogarth’s treatment of the Sleeping Congregation , the torpor caused by a country parson’s sermon, foreshadows Rowlandson’s satirical device of bringing together different types of individuals at a ludicrous social occasion. Columbus Breaking the Egg depicts an apocryphal tale concerning … Read more

  31. INDUSTRY AND IDLENESS The Idle ‘Prentice Betray’d by his whore, & taken in a Night Cellar with his Accomplice.
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    Artist: HOGARTH, William.Engraved by T. Cook.

    INDUSTRY AND IDLENESS The Idle ‘Prentice Betray’d by his whore, & taken in a Night Cellar with his Accomplice. 1806.

    £95

    In its primary theme Industry and Idleness, is William Hogarth’s most direct moral statement in series form. Its primary purpose is to illustrate the benefits of sincere and honest work and the ruinous path awaiting those who follow the opposite course. To this end Hogarth … Read more

  32. INDUSTRY AND IDLENESS The Industrious ‘Prentice Alderman of London, the Idle one brought before him & impeach’d by his Accomplice.
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    Artist: HOGARTH, William.Engraved by T. Cook.

    INDUSTRY AND IDLENESS The Industrious ‘Prentice Alderman of London, the Idle one brought before him & impeach’d by his Accomplice. 1806.

    £95

    In its primary theme Industry and Idleness, is William Hogarth’s most direct moral statement in series form. Its primary purpose is to illustrate the benefits of sincere and honest work and the ruinous path awaiting those who follow the opposite course. To this end Hogarth … Read more

  33. John Wilkes Esq. Drawn from Life and Etch’d in Aquaforts by Willm. Hogarth
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    Artist: HOGARTH, William

    John Wilkes Esq. Drawn from Life and Etch’d in Aquaforts by Willm. Hogarth 1762, Heath edition 1822.

    £95

    John Wilkes Esquire (1727-1797) was a member of Parliament and a political agitator. In 1762 he founded The North Briton, a publication that consistently attacked the government of Lord Bute, the King and the artistic work of William Hogarth. He was twice expelled from the … Read more

  34. Frontispiece and Tail Piece to the Artist’s Catalogue 1761
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    Engraved by HOGARTH, William.Artist: HOGARTH, William.

    Frontispiece and Tail Piece to the Artist’s Catalogue 1761 1822, Heath edition.

    £95

    These two prints, on one sheet, were produced for the artists catalogue of the Society of Artists exhibition in Spring Garden, Charing Cross, May 1761. On the lower image, produced as the tailpiece, the motif is intended as a satirical contrast to the frontispiece, … Read more

  35. SANCHO AT THE FEAST STARVED BY HIS PHYSICIAN
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    Artist: William Hogarth.Engraved by William Hogarth.

    SANCHO AT THE FEAST STARVED BY HIS PHYSICIAN 1822.

    £90

    Sancho is playing the part of the King attended by his Doctor and an array of characters include a priest, the village fool, a black servant, a buxom maid, ladies in waiting and being served by young waiters. Musicians are playing stringed instruments in the … Read more

  36. Debates on Palmistry/ The stay Maker
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    Engraved by HOGARTH, William

    Debates on Palmistry/ The stay Maker 1822.

    £150

    Two plates from The Works of William Hogarth. Original Plates restored by James Heath, &c. Heath was the last printer to print directly from Hogarth’s original engraved plates. Read more

  37. CRUELY IN PERFECTION
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    HOGARTH, William Engraved by T. Cook

    CRUELY IN PERFECTION 1806.

    £95

    Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Very good condition. Size: 33 x 40.5 cm. (13 x 16 inches) Read more

  38. [Political]
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    HOGARTH, William.

    [Political] 1822

    £300

    Representing a scene in the House of Commons, the print shows portraits of Rt. Hon. Arthur Onslow (Speaker), Sir Robert Walpole (‘Prime Minister’), Sidney Godolphin esq. (Father of the House), Colonel Onslow, Sir JamesThornhill, Sir Joseph Jekyll, Edward Stables esq. (Clerk to the House), and … Read more

  39. Martin Folkes Esq.
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    HOGARTH,WILLIAM

    Martin Folkes Esq. 1822

    £75

    Martin Folkes, (1690-1754), English antiquary, President of the Royal Society from 1741, replacing Sir Hans Sloane. Read more

  40. BAMBRIDGE ON TRIAL FOR MURDER BY A COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.
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    HOGARTH, William Engraved by T. Cook

    BAMBRIDGE ON TRIAL FOR MURDER BY A COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. 1806.

    £195

    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 … Read more

  41. Captn Thos Coram.
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    HOGARTH, William.

    Captn Thos Coram. 1822

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    Engraved by Nutter,W. Read more

  42. Royal Masquerade. Somerset House
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    HOGARTH, William Engraved by T. Cook

    Royal Masquerade. Somerset House

    £220

    Classical Hogarth of ladies playing cards at a table whilst a priest warms his hands by the fire and a costumed two faced lady speaks to gentlemen on either side. Mask in hand, new arrivals are welcomed.. Read more

  43. Hudibras
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    HOGARTH, William.

    Hudibras 1822

    £600

    Hudibras is a mock heroic narrative poem from the 17th century written by Samuel Butler. The work is a satirical polemic upon Roundheads, Puritans, Presbyterians and many of the other factions involved in the English Civil War. The work was written in three parts in … Read more

  44. Charity in the cellar.
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    William Hogarth.

    Charity in the cellar. 1837

    £200

    Classical Hogarth satirical and critical depiction of a group of man drinking, surrounded by bottles and implements. Engraved by Leney. Read more

  45. View of the interior of the House of Lords, during the important investigation in 1820.
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    STEPHANOFF, James.

    View of the interior of the House of Lords, during the important investigation in 1820. 1823

    £295

    A fine and rare proof engraving of the House of Lords interior. The scene relates to the time when Caroline Brunswick, estranged wife of King George IV was brought before the House of Lords following her husband’s accession to the Throne. The Pains … Read more

  46. Bambridge on trial for murder by a committee of the House of Commons.
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    HOGARTH, William.

    Bambridge on trial for murder by a committee of the House of Commons. 1806

    £230 £92

    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 … Read more

  47. ‘Here justice triumphs in his Elbow Chair.’
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    HOGARTH, William Engraved by T. Cook

    ‘Here justice triumphs in his Elbow Chair.’ 1806.

    £215 £86

    This print shows a pregnant woman pleading with a seated judge for the ‘rich old lecher’ at the centre of the print to provide security for her child. Twelve lines of text below the print explain the scene. The print was not published in … Read more

  48. HUDIBRAS.
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    HOGARTH, William Engraved by T. Cook

    HUDIBRAS. 1806.

    £300 £120

    Hogarth’s 12 prints illustrating Samuel Butler’s poem Hudibras, were among his favourite works. The work is a satirical polemic upon Roundheads, Puritans, Presbyterians and many of the other factions involved in the English Civil War. The work was written in three parts in 1663, 1664 … Read more

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