Portraits of Actors, Dramatists, Playwrights etc

Portraits of Actors, Dramatists, Playwrights etc

Many women appeared on the stage from the Stuart's onwards and increasingly as dramatists and writers. Where indicated they will be listed by profession to accompany the male page.



George Johnston. Friend of Garrick (Published 1780)

Copper engraving by Anthony WalkerEnglish (1726 - 1756)  Published 1780, by Fielding & Walker, Pater Noster Row copper  Engraving,  from f the 'Westminster Magazine'
and 'European Magazine' (probably John Walker, engraver).Rare  £20 unmounted b x 2




Richard Leveridge
(or Leueridge) (19 July 1670 – 22 March 1758) was an English bass singer of the London stage and a composer of baroque music, including popular songs . Published by James Asperne, 1st May, 1815.from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE, ran from 1808 to12 published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) £15 b x 2 dated 1793




John Keiling

(active 1720), Known as 'Blind Jack'; played the flegeolet with his nose Sitter in 1 portrait After losing his sight John Keiling, known as Blind Jack, ensured his livelihood by learning to play the flageolet. He conceived the notion that by playing on the instrument in a novel way to that generally practised, he should render himself more noticed by the public, and be able to levy larger contributions on their pockets. The manner of Blind Jack's playing the flageolet was by obtruding the mouth-piece of the instrument up one of his nostrils, through practice he could produce as much wind as most others with their lips into the pipe but the continued contortion and gesticulation of his muscles and countenance rendered him an object of derision and disgust, as much as that of charity and commiseration. Illustration by R Graves for Characters of Remarkable Persons by James Caulfield (H R Young and T H Whitely, 1793).£18 unmounted b




Roger Kemble
 (1722-1802), Actor-manager portrait engraving by William Ridley, published by Bellamy and Robarts, after Thomas Beach stipple engraving, published 1791 151 mm x 105 mm paper size. Engraved by W. Ridley /William Ridley, published by Thomas Bellamy, mostly after John Opie stipple engraving, published 1 February 1796. From The Monthly Mirror (1795-1811). Founded by Thomas Bellamy By J. Wright, Si. John's Square, Clerkenwell publishedby Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, in the Poultry ; unmounted b unmounted b £18 scarce




William Kempe
(born circa 1560-died circa 1603), Actor and dancer. Illustration by R Graves for Characters of Remarkable Persons by James Caulfield (H R Young and T H Whitely, 1793).£18 unmounted b


Mrs Egerton
Sarah Egerton (1782-1847) was an English actress. She had stiff opposition in Mrs. Siddons and subsequently Miss O'Neill, and it was not until she took to melodrama that her position became assured. Stipple engraving by  J Thomson after Rose Emma Drummond  1817  Page size 23cm by 14cm


 

Mrs. Coutts
 Harriet Mellon, ( actress)  widow of the banker Thomas Coutts,  (later Duchess of St Albans)  , Stipple engraving  engraved by T. Blood ; from a miniature by [Samuel John] Stump.London : Published by James Asperne, 1st May, 1815.from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE, ran from 1808 to12 published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) £15



Miss Macauley as Miss Drummond
The actress, Miss Macauley appeared at the Drury Lane Theatre, London, and at the Surrey Rotunda, Blackfriars Road, London. Published in1820  in La Belle Assemblee stipple engraving  £10 x 2


Miss Macauley
 The actress, Miss Macauley appeared at the Drury Lane Theatre, London, and at the Surrey Rotunda, Blackfriars Road, London. Published in 1820  in La Belle Assemblee stipple engraving  £10 x 3



Miss Macauley
Engraved portrait of Miss Macauley as Belvidera, he actress, Miss Macauley appeared at the Drury Lane Theatre, London, and at the Surrey Rotunda, Blackfriars Road, London. Engraved for "The Theatrical Inquisitor, Or, Monthly Mirror," in 1818. Published: London : Chapple, 1813-1819. Scarce theatrical magazine £15 tipped into a paper mount


Eleanor Gwynn / Nell Gwynn

Nell Gwyn (actor/entertainer; British; Female; 1651? - 1687) : "Sir P Lely pinxit", "Engraved by V. Green Engraver to his Majesty and to the/Elector Palatine." and "Published Novr. 17th 1777 by W. Shropshire, No. 158 New Bond Street" Later published in John Boydell's 'Illustrious Heads'. Mezzotint, in 1811 full page with text  . Size Plate 342 x 252mm but all  plates were recut by Richard Earlom  £85 inc delivery




Mrs F H Kelly in costume,

engraving of F. H Kelly, . (Frances Harriet), b. 1800, depicted.by  William, Derby,  1786-1847 artist ; Thomson sculpt.Published for the proprietors of the European Magazine by Lupton Relfe, in 1823 some light soiling £12 x 3



Madam Davits
Mary Davis (actor/entertainer; British; Female; 1664 - 1673; fl) Actress, mistress of Charles II. Had a daughter by him in 1673 Lettered "Madam Davits". Below "P.Lelÿ pinx. G. Valck. fecit et excud. 1678." Later undated mezzotint ex Lennox Boyd in window mount £55



"A Lancashire Witch, "


 Possibly of Ellen Tree painted by W. Bradley, and etched  by Thomas L. Grundy, Lettering very faint as if a trial proof large £65


Mrs Charles Kemble
 Maria Theresa Kemble, (née De Camp) (MISS DECAMP) Engraved by J. G. Stodart from A SERIES OF LETTERS BY FRANCES ANNE KEMBLE published 1890 by Richard Bentley in London £12 x 4



Mrs Charles Kemble
 Maria Theresa Kemble, (née De Camp)   Stipple engraving Published by John Bell, born 1745 - died 1831.Published  in Bell's 'Weekly Messenger' Size  image 145 x 104 mm £10
 Larger version on thicker paper £10


Catharine Cockburn (Trotter)
Dramatist and philosophical writer
Line engraving   published 1751  as frontespiece to her from 'The works of Mrs. Catharine Cockburn' unmounted b  £15

 

Mrs Robinson
( Mary Darby Perdita Robinson 1758-1800) Mezzotint After George Romney Published by John Raphael Smith  , No. 83, Oxford Street, LondonAugust 21, 1781 Size image 31 x 24.8 cm with 6mm borders some light surface soiling  £75 large

missing


Miss Davis /Moll Davis
Mary "Moll" Davis was a seventeenth-century entertainer and courtesan, singer and actress who became one of the many mistresses of King Charles II of England.   Stipple engraving, Drawn by S. Harding c1792. paper size  180 mm x 136 mm .Engraved by William Nelson Gardiner (1766-1814)  .Edward Harding (1755-1840), Large Stipple engraving  Drawn and engraved . by and published by Edward Harding,  From 'The biographical mirrour: comprising a series of ancient and'... By Francis Godolphin Waldron, Sylvester Harding, Edward Harding published 1795 ,, 98 Pall mall £20 unmounted b from the Kneller portrait b



Miss Davis /Moll Davis
Mary "Moll" Davis was a seventeenth-century entertainer and courtesan, singer and actress who became one of the many mistresses of King Charles II of England.  Stipple engraving, Drawn by S. Harding c1792. paper size  180 mm x 136 mm .Engraved by William Nelson Gardiner (1766-1814)  .Edward Harding (1755-1840), Large Stipple engraving  Drawn and engraved . by and published by Edward Harding,  From 'The biographical mirrour: comprising a series of ancient and'... By Francis Godolphin Waldron, Sylvester Harding, Edward Harding published 1795 , 98 Pall mall £20 unmounted b


Mrs- Siddons,Flormerly Said to be as Mrs-Haller in The Stranger
 ca.1797  but later from the porrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence:
1769-1830 British Sir Thomas Lawrence Galleries was a notable English painter, mostly of portraits. He was born in Bristol. His father was an innkeeper, first at Bristol and afterwards at Devizes, and at the age of six Lawrence was already being shown off to the guests of the Bear as an infant prodigy who could sketch their likenesses and declaim speeches from Milton. In 1779 the elder Lawrence had to leave Devizes, having failed in business and Thomas's precocious talent began to be the main source of the family's income; he had gained a reputation along the Bath road. His debut as a crayon portrait painter was made at Oxford, where he was well patronized, and in 1782 the family settled in Bath, where the young artist soon found himself fully employed in taking crayon likenesses of fashionable people at a guinea or a guinea and a half a head.  This is a Victorian silk picture  from the Gentlewoman laid to baod luckily as this preserves it remnants of glue to edges but rare and well worth the frame colour & image is excellent £25 post inc



Mrs. Pritchard
Hannah Pritchard (1711-1768) was an English actress.
Stipple engraving engraved by Henry R. Cooke Published by  J.W.H. Payne in 1814. From The Ladies Monthly Museum, London: Vernor & Hood Publishers, 1798-1828; London: J.W.H. Payne 1814-1828, 29 vols. unmounted x 9 b £15


Ann Oldfield  (1683-1730), Actress
    17½x12½ cm engraving in copper tone. From a picture by J. Richardson. Anne Oldfield, 1683-1730. English actress who was admired for her beauty and exquisite acting. unmounted b  £25



Mrs. Siddons

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) Engraved by R B Parkes fl 1860's Large plate proof engraving  On India paper  with a rag paper backing  £75 inc delivery


Miss Pope /1807
Antique copper engraved print from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE, ran from 1808 to12 published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades . RARE  £20  unmounted b x 7 dated 1807 drawn from life Page size 13 x 21 cm+ b  £20  unmounted b



Sarah Pridden (Sally Salisbury)
by Robert Grave, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt line engraving, published 1819.  for the New British Lady's Magazine'  paper size 185 mm x 119 mm x 2  unmounted b  £20


Mrs Twistleton
 by William Ridley, published by Thomas Bellamy, after John Opie stipple engraving, published 1 February 1796. From The Monthly Mirror (1795-1811). Founded by Thomas Bellamy unmounted b x 2  unmounted b  £15



Miss Pope

Antique copper engraved print from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE, ran from 1808 to12 published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades . RARE  £20  unmounted b x 7 dated 1797 drawn from life Page size 13 x 21 cm+ b  £20  unmounted b


 Mrs Robinson ( Perdita) (1758-1800)
Stipple engraving drawn by Richard Cosway,  (RA), born 1742 - died 1821 (artist) Engraved by Henry Hoppner Meyer, born 1782 - died 1847  b x 3 unmounted b  £12



Mrs Middleton as Romeo

by William Ridley, published by Thomas Bellamy, after John Opie stipple engraving, published 1 February 1796. From The Monthly Mirror (1795-1811). Founded by Thomas Bellamy unmounted b x 2 unmounted b  £12


George Coleman
. . the younger esqr. George Colman (21 October 1762 – 17 October 1836), known as "the Younger English dramatist and miscellaneous writer, was the son of George Colman "the Elder". His surname is often misspelled as "Coleman". Stipple engraving  engraved by Ridley, published  by Vernor & Hood in Poultry.,  From The Monthly Mirror (1795-1811). Founded by Thomas Bellamy By J. Wright, Si. John's Square, Clerkenwell publishedby Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, in the Poultry ; unmounted b x 2 unmounted b  £18 in a window mount



George Coleman
. . the younger esqr. ... dated 1807by Loutherberg and Chapman a stipple engraving with marks at present ( sent cleaned) engraved by Chapman  sheet 236 x c.147mm . Image 104 x 86 mm.  Published , 98 Pall mall  engraved Chapman from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades . £18mucky can clean if wished


George Coleman
. . the younger esqr. ... dated 1808 From  the  EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades  £18   b 


 George Coleman
. . the younger esqr. ... dated 1783 From  the  EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades  £18   b x 2


James Cobb
(1756-1818) was an English librettist. He provided texts for the opera composers such as Stephen Storace (The Doctor and the Apothecary, The Haunted Tower, The Siege of Belgrade, The Pirates, etc.), and Lord Burghersh..from an illustration by Birch and engrave by Ridley, published  1803 by Vernor & Hood in Poultry.,  From The Monthly Mirror (1795-1811). Founded by Thomas Bellamy By J. Wright, Si. John's Square, Clerkenwell publishedby Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, in the Poultry ; unmounted b x 2 unmounted b  £16 scarce dated



James Cobb
(1756-1818) was an English librettist. He provided texts for the opera composers such as Stephen Storace (The Doctor and the Apothecary, The Haunted Tower, The Siege of Belgrade, The Pirates, etc.), and Lord Burghersh..From  the  EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades  £18   dated 1796


BENJAMIN JOHNSON./ Ben Johnson(1572-1637)

Ben Jonson was an English playwright, poet, and literary critic of the seventeenth century, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy. He popularised 'the comedy of humours' Mezzotint   of him in the character of Ananias, in Ben Jonson's "Alchemist," act iii. After the picture by Peter Van Bleeck, 1738 but later by Robert Bowyer Parkes, after Peter van Bleeck published 1889 Image size 150 mm x 109 mm. £10 unmounted x 3



James Quin
(24 February 1693 - 21 January 1766) was an English actor of Irish descent..From  the  EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades  £18   trimmed to plate mark dated 1792


Quin's Monument, Bath Abbey
1790. Drawn on the Spot by J. Nixon/Sparrow. Sc. J. Sewell, Cornhill, 1st July 1790. European Magazine. Copper engr. Showing Dr. Johnson, Boswell and Garrick surveying the bust of James Quin..From  the  EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades  £18  x 2 dated 1796



James Quin
(24 February 1693 - 21 January 1766) was an English actor of Irish descent..From  the  EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades  £18   trimmed to plate mark c 1760's


Joseph Shepherd Munden
(1758 - February 6, 1832) was an English actor. He had a long provincial experience as actor and manager. His first London appearance was in 1790 at Covent Garden, where he mostly remained until 1811, becoming a leading comedian. In 1813 he was at Drury Lane. He retired in 1824.From  the  EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades  £18  x 2 dated 1796


William Dowton
 (1764–1851) was a British actor.from an illustration by De Wilde and engrave by Ridley, published on 29 September 1804 by Vernor & Hood in Poultry.,  From The Monthly Mirror (1795-1811). Founded by Thomas Bellamy By J. Wright, Si. John's Square, Clerkenwell publishedby Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, in the Poultry ; unmounted b x 2 unmounted b  £15 scarce dated 1804 worst one shown needs a press will do before posting



William Dowton
 (1764–1851) was a British actor. from engraved by T. Blood from an original painting by S. Drummond. From  the  EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades  £18    Date1813

George Colman esq
. . the younger esqr. George Colman (21 October 1762 – 17 October 1836), known as "the Younger English dramatist and miscellaneous writer, was the son of George Colman "the Elder". Bookplate from  the  c Monthly Miscellany, Or, Gentleman and Lady's Complete Magazine for ... c. 1770's scarce




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Thomas Otway
(3 March 1652 - 14 April 1685) was an English dramatist of the Restoration period, best known for Venice Preserv'd, or A Plot Discover'd (1682). Copper engraving c 1750 not in BM £15 trimmed


Thomas Otway
(3 March 1652 - 14 April 1685) was an English dramatist of the Restoration period, best known for Venice Preserv'd, or A Plot Discover'd (1682). Portrait of Thomas Otway, bust directed to right but looking at the viewer, resting his head on his left hand, wearing an open jacket; in an ornamental oval on a pedestal; a theatrical mask, crown, dagger and lyre on the pedestal; copy after Houbraken's print after Beale. 1776 Lettered with title and production detail, "Ryder Sculp / Published by G. Kearsley No. 46 Fleet Street Octr 1. 1776". £16





Thomas Otway
(3 March 1652 - 14 April 1685) was an English dramatist of the Restoration period, best known for Venice Preserv'd, or A Plot Discover'd (1682). illustration to 'The Cabinet'. 1808 Stipple and etching Lettered with title and production detail, "Sir G. Kneller pinxt / Woodman Junr sculp / Published March 1st 1808 by Mathews & Leigh". trimmed to plate £15


Thomas Otway
(3 March 1652 - 14 April 1685) was an English dramatist of the Restoration period, best known for Venice Preserv'd, or A Plot Discover'd (1682). Engraved by Miller after Mary Beale (painter/draughtsman; British; Female; 1632 - 1697) published  1741 £20 trimmed



Thomas Otway
(3 March 1652 - 14 April 1685) was an English dramatist of the Restoration period, best known for Venice Preserv'd, or A Plot Discover'd (1682). From  The Universal Magazine published by J. Hinton at the King's Arms in Newgate Street. The Universal Magazine was a monthly magazine founded by John Hinton and published between 1747 and 1799 mainly by subscription. Size 191 mm x 130 mm paper size  unmounted £20    b x 2


Thomas Otway
(3 March 1652 - 14 April 1685) was an English dramatist of the Restoration period, best known for Venice Preserv'd, or A Plot Discover'd (1682).Copper engraving in a ribboned frame from Continuation of the Complete History of England.: By Tobias Smollett   Published 1760-1 Printed for Richard Baldwin  He used eight  main engravers...Smollett considered his continuation of A Complete History of England to be his major work, and one that he produced during his short prison sentence for libel. Size 135 mm x 102 mm paper  £12 unmounted b



Thomas Morton
(1764 - 28 March 1838) was an English playwright.Engraved for "The Theatrical Inquisitor, Or, Monthly Mirror," in 1818. Published: London : Chapple, 1813-1819. Scarce theatrical magazine £18 dated 1796


John Till Allingham,
Dramatist  (fl. 1799-1810), the son of a wine merchant in the city of London. He was brought up to the profession of the law, but is known as a successful and prolific dramatist. In his Life of John Kemble (1825), James Boaden suggested his early death was caused by drinking.  from an illustration by De Wilde and engrave by Ridley, published on 29 September 1804 by Vernor & Hood in Poultry.,  From The Monthly Mirror (1795-1811). Founded by Thomas Bellamy By J. Wright, Si. John's Square, Clerkenwell publishedby Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, in the Poultry ; unmounted b x 2 unmounted b  £15 scarce dated



Harry Woodward
HENRY WOODWARD,  (1714-1777),Actor, Dramatist ,Celebrated Comic. From  The Universal Magazine published by J. Hinton at the King's Arms in Newgate Street. The Universal Magazine was a monthly magazine founded by John Hinton and published between 1747 and 1799 mainly by subscription. Size 191 mm x 130 mm paper size  unmounted £20  1777  b x 2

Ben Johnson(1572-1637)

Ben Jonson was an English playwright, poet, and literary critic of the seventeenth century, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy. He popularised the comedy of humours Engraved by  George Vertue,   after I. Oliver, 1738 Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken after a painting by G. Kneller .Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken LARGE sized copper engraving from 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbracken, & Mr. Vertuewith their Lives and Characters 'by Thomas Birch, Approximate image size  about 23 x 36 cm cut to plate and tipped on to paper Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756 £35 inc delivery




George Colman the Elder

(1732-1794), Playwright  .  From 'The British Gallery of Contemporary Portraits, Being a Series of Engravings of the Most Eminent Persons Now Living or Lately Deceased in Great Britain and Ireland: From Drawings Accurately Made from Life or from the Most Approved Original Pictures, Accompanied by Short Biographical Notices, 2 vols. published by  T. Cadell & Davies, London, 1810  to 1822 Size normally   38 x 32 cm but page sizes vary from folio down  unmounted £30 x 2




William Brereton Comedian
William Brereton (1751-1787), Actor. Stipple engraving by Harding , from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades . 1796  unmounted b  by  size 13 x 21 cm+ b x 2 clipped pages £10



Arthur Murphy

 (1727-1805), Writer and actor   From 'The British Gallery of Contemporary Portraits, Being a Series of Engravings of the Most Eminent Persons Now Living or Lately Deceased in Great Britain and Ireland: From Drawings Accurately Made from Life or from the Most Approved Original Pictures, Accompanied by Short Biographical Notices, 2 vols. published by  T. Cadell & Davies, London, 1810  to 1822 Size normally   38 x 32 cm but page sizes vary from folio down  unmounted £30 x 2



Richard Cumberland

(1732-1811), Playwright  From 'The British Gallery of Contemporary Portraits, Being a Series of Engravings of the Most Eminent Persons Now Living or Lately Deceased in Great Britain and Ireland: From Drawings Accurately Made from Life or from the Most Approved Original Pictures, Accompanied by Short Biographical Notices, 2 vols. published by  T. Cadell & Davies, London, 1810  to 1822 Size normally   38 x 32 cm but page sizes vary from folio down  unmounted £30 x 2


Anthony Leigh

Later published in John Boydell's 'Illustrious Heads'. Mezzotint, in 1811 full page with text  .  but all  plates were recut by Richard Earlom £85 inc delivery




William Farren,
as Lord Ogleby in Colman and Garrick's 'The Clandestine Marriage'; half length, wearing military jacket and hat, in garden, holding rose, looking down to the right with alarmed expression. 1818 Stipple and etching.Published by Simpkin & Marshall (publisher/printer; British; 1819 - 1940s; fl.) ENgraved by James Hopwood the younger (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; British; Male; c. 1795 - fl.1838  £15 b x 2


John Till Allingham,
Dramatist  (fl. 1799-1810), the son of a wine merchant in the city of London. He was brought up to the profession of the law, but is known as a successful and prolific dramatist. In his Life of John Kemble (1825), James Boaden suggested his early death was caused by drinking.  from an illustration by De Wilde and engrave by Ridley, published on 29 September 1804 by Vernor & Hood in Poultry.,  From The Monthly Mirror (1795-1811). Founded by Thomas Bellamy By J. Wright, Si. John's Square, Clerkenwell publishedby Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, in the Poultry ; unmounted b x 2 unmounted b  £15 scarce dated



Harry Woodward
HENRY WOODWARD,  (1714-1777),Actor, Dramatist ,Celebrated Comic. From  The Universal Magazine published by J. Hinton at the King's Arms in Newgate Street. The Universal Magazine was a monthly magazine founded by John Hinton and published between 1747 and 1799 mainly by subscription. Size 191 mm x 130 mm paper size  unmounted £20  1777  b x 2


Paul Whitehead (1710-1774), Satirist
Copper engraving by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after Thomas Gainsborough  published 1778 . Size 219 mm x 152 mm plate size; ie cut down not full page Also the secretary and steward of Dashwood's hell-fire Club. Frontespiece engraved by J. Collyer for Whitehead's Poems and Miscellaneous Compositions (1777) £16 x 3 one cropped one whole page



Mr. Holman(actor)
Joseph George Holman (1764-1817), Actor and dramatist.Mr. Holman, engraved by Angus from an Original Drawing by Dodd. from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades . RARE   1784  unmounted b  by  size 13 x 21 cm+ b £16


Matthew Buckinger
etching with stipple engraving. Lettering, Mr. Matthew Buchinger, the wonderful little man of Nuremberg. .G. Scott. sc.Published 11 London House Yard by  : R.S. Kirby; [London] 447 Strand): I. Scott, 1 January 1804 some age soiling x 2 £12




Matthew Buckinger
Matthias Buchinger (June 3, 1674 - 1740), sometimes called Matthew Buckinger in English, was a German artist, magician and illustrator, born without hands or legs. John Thurlow, Secretary to Oliver Cromwell (June 1616 - 21 February 1668). Illustration for the Universal Magazine. Printed for J Hinton, Newgate Street.


William Fector esq
( Scottish actor) owner Mr. William Fector's Theatre at Dover, , 1787
From THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE, published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades . RARE    unmounted  by  size 13 x 21 cm+ bx 3 Dated 1789




William Blanchard (1769-1835), Actor
from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades . RARE    unmounted b  by  size 13 x 21 cm+ b


Benjamin Thompson
(1775 or 1776-1816), Playwright and translator

 Antique portrait by and published by John Raphael Smith stipple engraving, published 1 February 1800. From The Monthly Mirror (1795-1811). Founded by Thomas Bellamy By J. Wright, Sr. John's Square, Clerkenwell publishedby Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, in the Poultry ; unmounted b  unmounted b  £15 scarce



William Farren as Lovegold in Fielding's 'The Miser'
  

 Engraving with stipple by Thomas Wright, Pr. by W. Oxberry & Co. for W. Simpkin & R. Marshall 1818 published by Simpkin and Marshall, after Thomas Charles Wageman from Oxberry's series 'New English drama' from 1818 to 1823 RARE    unmounted b dated 1818 by  size 13 x 21 cm+ b x 2 toning to page edges £12



Thomas  Dibdin
Thomas John Dibdin (1771-1841), Actor and dramatist; illegitimate son of Charles Dibdin
Copper engraving with stipple by Henry Meyer, after Samuel Drummond from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades . RARE    unmounted b dated 1817  £18  by  size 13 x 21 cm



Mr William Farren of the Theatre Royal Covent Garden
William Farren (1786-1861), Actor
Copper engraving with stipple by Thomson from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades . RARE    unmounted b dated 1822  £18 by  size 13 x 21 cm+ b x


Thomas Day
(1748-1789), Author of 'Sandford and Merton'
Antique copper engraved print from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades . RARE    unmounted b dated 1794 by Conde size 13 x 21 cm+ b £18 x 6



Charles Dibdin esq
Charles Dibdin (1745-1814), Songwriter and dramatist
Copper engraving with stipple by Thomson from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades . RARE    unmounted b dated 1819 by  size 13 x 21 cm+ b


Mr Taylor (actor)
Engraved by W. Ridley /William Ridley, published by Thomas Bellamy, mostly after John Opie stipple engraving, published 1 February 1796. From The Monthly Mirror (1795-1811). Founded by Thomas Bellamy By J. Wright, Si. John's Square, Clerkenwell publishedby Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, in the Poultry ; unmounted b x 2 unmounted b  £15 scarce



Mr Charles Taylor/ of the Theatre Royal Covent Garden

Copper engraving with stipple by Samuel Drummond, born 1765 - died 1844  engraved by Ridley from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades . RARE    unmounted b dated 1811 by  size 13 x 21 cm+ b


Garrick
 Antique copper  engraving from London Magazine (London, ENGLAND) The London Magazine was originally founded in 1732 as the "London Magazine, or Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer". It ran from 1732 to 1785 in political opposition to the Tory-based Gentleman's Magazine  . Image size normally 17 x 11+ cm unmounted Scarce ..£20



John Fletcher
(1579-1625), Dramatist
Antique copper  engraving from London Magazine (London, ENGLAND) The London Magazine was originally founded in 1732 as the "London Magazine, or Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer". It ran from 1732 to 1785 in political opposition to the Tory-based Gentleman's Magazine  . Image size normally 17 x 11+ cm unmounted Scarce £18 x 2


Anthony Leigh or the Spanish Fryer
By and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Mezzotint  (415 mm x 250 mm) plate size Published 1689 Below left I Smith fecit.Below right Sold by I Smith at ye Lyon & Crown in Rus-sell Street Covent Garden Within design,below pilaster G Kneller pinx: / 1689 Info:John Smith (1652-1743) was a gifted and ambitious printmaker and publisher whose long career began in the reign of Charles II and closed after the accession of George II. He was born in Northamptonshire and worked in London, specializing in the relatively new technique of mezzotint printing. Between 1683 and 1729 he produced over three hundred prints. Trained as a printmaker he was able to retain a controlling hand when, in the early 1690s, he turned from pure printmaking to printmaking and publishing. The refinement and 'modernity' of his prints brought him fame and then material prosperity and Smith's career, largely independent of interference from outside publishers, must have been an inspiration to William Hogarth (1697-1764) and the next generation of printmakers. Light surface soiling mounted to protect £165 inc delivery pic taken through cellophane sorry


Mr. Wilkinson, as Simkin.
tipple Print, b/w, 16 x 9 cm.Published] Simpkin & Marshall, Stationers Ct. & Chapple Pall [Mall] [1820] 1820 Drawn by    Thomas Charles Wageman (Painter); and engraved by Thomas Wright £15



William Thomas LEWIS "Mr. Lewis in the Character of the Copper Captain."
 A stipple-engraved portrait, "Mr. Lewis in the Character of the Copper Captain." Published in London: for J. Bell, 1791.] 7 1/4" x 11"; mounted all perfect A full-length portrait of the actor in Beaumont and Fletcher's Rule A Wife and Have A Wife, Engraved by Condé, from the original picture,... painted from life, by DeWilde. £35 rare



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