Portraits of Writers & Poets 2.

Portraits of Writers & Poets 2



William Collins
1735, English poet William Collins (1721 - 1759), aged 14. Original Artwork: Engraving from the European Magazine, published 1811.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 size 13 x 21 cm+ b £18

William Oldys esq
William Oldys (14 July 1696 – 15 April 1761) was an English antiquarian and bibliographer. Oldys was the initial editor of the Biographia Britannica, overseeing its first appearance in 1747. He continued in that role until his death.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 size 13 x 21 cm+ b £18 x 2 Dated 1796


William Richardson FRSE
 (1 October 1743 – 3 November 1814) was a Scottish classicist and literary scholar. From The Gentleman's Magazine  a monthly magazine published in London in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century. The magazine began publication with the January 1731 issue. Over time the magazine had various subtitles, including "monthly intelligencer" and "historical review". published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe published after 1804 135 mm x 102 mm paper size b  x 2 £18 unmounted



Abraham cowley
(1618-1667), Poet . From the London Magazine  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 .Printed for R.Baldwin, Pater Noster Row RARE  1750-1752  £20 unmounted b dated 


Abraham cowley
(1618-1667), Poet .  illustration to the 'Universal Magazine'. Copper line engraving,Engraved for the Universal Magazine", and production detail, "M: Lc. Sc [?] / For 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. £16 unmounted b 


Abraham cowley
(1618-1667), Poet . from the lely pic at Strawberry Hill    Copper engraving with water mark to description  and clipped to plate From  the second edition of the " Anecdotes of Painting good borders small detailed engraving by Horace Walpole  printed at the Strawberry hill press in 1762, £20



Matthew Prior
(21 July 1664 -18 September 1721) was an English poet and diplomat. He is also known as a contributor to The Examiner. Printed for John Bell, near Exeter-Exchange, in the Strand  so suspect frontespiece to one of his books  dated 1778 £16 x 3


William Shenstone
(18 November 1714 -11 February 1763) was an English poet and one of the earliest practitioners of landscape gardening through the development of his estate, The Leasowes. From Cookes Edition of Selected Poets  1795 .In 1792 Cooke’s Select British Novels appeared in Pocket Edition format, to be followed in 1794 with The Pocket Edition of Select English Poets . Published by C. Cooke, London, 1795 £10



Matthew Prior
(21 July 1664 -18 September 1721) was an English poet and diplomat. He is also known as a contributor to The Examiner.From the London Magazine  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 .Printed for R.Baldwin, Pater Noster Row RARE  1750-1752  £20 unmounted b dated 

William Shenstone
(18 November 1714 -11 February 1763) was an English poet and one of the earliest practitioners of landscape gardening through the development of his estate, The Leasowes. Line engraving not in BM c 1764/5 X 2 £15



William Shenstone
(18 November 1714 -11 February 1763) was an English poet and one of the earliest practitioners of landscape gardening through the development of his estate, The Leasowes. Published 1798  by  .Vignette in text from The Biographical Magazine (1793-98), . Containing portraits & characters of eminent ... persons of every age & nation.London, Printed for Harrison & Co., .Actually nice but v.small copper engravings £10 x 2


John O'Keeffe
Poet engraved    f 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 1797



John Logan,
from a drawing by Brown in the possession of Carlyle Bell, Esq. After Brown, drawn by T Unwins, engraved by A Duncan. Published on 1 March 1822, by W Walker, 8 Grays Inn Square, London.Scottish


John O'Keefe
Poet engraved by Corner    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 RARE x 4



Nicholas Rowe Esq
 (20 June 1674 -6 December 1718), English dramatist, poet and miscellaneous writer, was appointed Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom in 1715.Engraving   illustration to the 'Universal Magazine'. Copper line engraving,Engraved for the Universal Magazine", and production detail, "M: Lc. Sc [?] / For 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. £16 unmounted b x 3

Duke of Buckingham
John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, KG, PC (7 April 1648 -24 February 1721), was an English poet and notable Tory politician of the late Stuart period, who served as Lord Privy Seal and Lord President of the Council. Also Earl of Mulgrave Engraving   illustration to the 'Universal Magazine'. Copper line engraving,Engraved for the Universal Magazine", and production detail, "M: Lc. Sc [?] / For 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. £16 unmounted b x 3



Sheffield
John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, KG, PC (7 April 1648 -24 February 1721), was an English poet and notable Tory politician of the late Stuart period, who served as Lord Privy Seal and Lord President of the Council. Also Earl of Mulgrave. from 'The Senator; or, Clarendon's Parliamentary chronicle : Containing a weekly register, recording, with the strictest impartiality, and utmost accuracy, the proceedings and debates of the houses of lords and commons "...Published in  London : Printed for C. Cooke, 1791 Size 191 mm x 130 mm paper size  unmounted £16  RARE
 

Duke of Buckingham
John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, KG, PC (7 April 1648 -24 February 1721), was an English poet and notable Tory politician of the late Stuart period, who served as Lord Privy Seal and Lord President of the Council. Also Earl of Mulgrave Engraving   after Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1722 engraved by Parr .Published by Nathaniel Parr (publisher/printer; printmaker; British; Male; 1739 - 1767; active)    Height: 374 millimetres   Width: 228 millimetres so again early c 1720's crease left £16 trimmed to image





His Grace John Duke of Buckingham
John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, KG, PC (7 April 1648 -24 February 1721), was an English poet and notable Tory politician of the late Stuart period, who served as Lord Privy Seal and Lord President of the Council. Also Earl of Mulgrave Engraving  in his Garter robes. Print by George Vertue after Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1722 engraved by J.Clark  castle yard Holborn Seems to be the forntespiece to one edition of The Works Of His Grace John Duke of Buckingham from 1723 close cut to rt edge £20


John Milton
 John Milton (British, 1608 - 1674) English poet, author, polemicist and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England. He is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost and for his treatise condemning censorship, The title page on the First Folio, the engraving of Milton on the frontispiece to his Poems (1645) establishes him as the originating creator of this book of poems. This is NOT from the early editions and looks to be another Richardson restrike on ragpaper .Published by William Richardson etching,  first published 1793 Size 165 mm x 118 mm £16 x 4



Sir Philip Sidney
 (30 November 1554 -17 October 1586) was an English poet, courtier, and soldier,
An Original engraving of Sir Philip Sidney dated to plate 1745 artwork by Houbraken.. Engraver Houbraken . Size 13 3/8 X 8 7/8 (Sizes in inches are approximate, height preceding width of plate-mark or image.) Source : Originally from Vertues work "The Heads of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain " Published in London by Knapton from 1747-1756. All are signed in plate: "J. Houbraken sculps. Amst.-Impensis J. & P. Knapton Londini.", dates include 1738, 1738, 1740 and 1741 1747 . . . . . . £25


Richard Lovelace

Richard Lovelace (1618-1657) was an English poet in the seventeenth century; illustration to Harding's 'Biographical Mirrour'. 1794 Engraved by R Clamp (publisher/printer; printmaker; British; Male; 1788 - 1798; fl.) Published by Edward Harding (publisher/printer; printmaker; British; Male; 1755 - 1840) Drawn by Sylvester Harding. Cit to image, laid into paper window mount £15



Richard Lovelace

Richard Lovelace (1618-1657) was an English poet in the seventeenth century.illustration to Cornwall's 'Effigies Poeticae; or the portraits of the British Poets'. 1824Etching and engraving Drawn by William Green of Ambleside (printmaker; British; Male; 1760 - 1823) Engraved by Charles Pye (printmaker; British; Male; 1777 - 1870)."Drawn by W. Green / Engraved by C. Pye / From an original picture at Dulwich College / London, Jan 1. 1824, Published by W. Walker, 5 Grays Inn Square". Proof with soiled margins £12


Richard Lovelace

Richard Lovelace (1618-1657) was an English poet in the seventeenth century. He was a cavalier poet who fought on behalf of the king during the Civil War. His best known works are "To Althea, from Prison," and "To Lucasta, Going to the Warres." after his brother, Francis Lovelace (1621-1675) Size 165 mm x 118 mm plate size NOT the Richardson suspect Faithorne on lovely soft laid paper c 1660 £30
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Richard Lovelace

Richard Lovelace (1618-1657) was an English poet in the seventeenth century. He was a cavalier poet who fought on behalf of the king during the Civil War. His best known works are "To Althea, from Prison," and "To Lucasta, Going to the Warres." after Francis Lovelace, published by William Richardson etching,  first published 1793 Size 165 mm x 118 mm plate size Later reprint of `Richardson the plate has been recut check the eyes and the  birds on the egg ( yes I am fussy !) £15



Richard Lovelace

Richard Lovelace (1618-1657) was an English poet in the seventeenth century. He was a cavalier poet who fought on behalf of the king during the Civil War. His best known works are "To Althea, from Prison," and "To Lucasta, Going to the Warres." after Francis Lovelace, published by William Richardson etching, published 1793 Size 165 mm x 118 mm plate size x 2 £15



Eyles Irwin
(1751-1817) was an Irish poet and writer. He rose in the East India Company's service from a civil servant to superintendent of the company's affairs in China, but failed to gain a place on the board of directors.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 4 £15 dated 1789,


John Milton
 John Milton (British, 1608 - 1674) English poet, author, polemicist and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England. He is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost and for his treatise condemning censorship. John Milton by William Faithorne  (circa 1620-1691), Engraver and draughtsman Copper line engraving, 1670  Size 205 mm x 151 mm Later edition from Joannis Miltoni Angli, Artis Logicæ Plenior Instituto: ad Petri Rami Methodum Concinnata (London, Spenser Hickman, 1672) A textbook on logic that Milton had written in the 1640s, when he had run a small academy. The frontispiece engraving of Milton was by William Dolle and redone by Faithorne £45 trimmed to image



William Thomas Fitzgerald
(1759?-1829), Versifier. by William Ridley, published by James Asperne, after Samuel Drummond  Copper stipple engraving, published 1 April 1804. 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 4 £15


Walter Coleman (Christopher Colman)
(1600-1645), Franciscan friar and poet Copper line engraving, 1649
Size 140 mm x 97 mm paper size trimmed to plate mark Plate from 'Certamen Seraphicum Provinciae Angliae Pro Sancta Dei Ecclesia:'  1649 by Mason £45 rare



Sir William Davenant

(1606-1668), Poet and dramatist. by William Faithorne, after John Greenhill
line engraving, published 1672 Size 262 mm x 168 mm 1m borders tipped on to paper
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Richard Lovelace

(1618-1658), Cavalier and poet. Copper stipple engraving by R. Clamp, published by E. & S. Harding  published 1794 Size 188 mm x 136 mm paper size .By and published by Edward Harding,  stipple engraving, published 1800 Size190 mm x 136 mm plate size .From 'The British Cabinet; containing portraits of illustrious personages, with biographical memoirs', by John Adolphus, published by E. Harding, 2 vols., 1799, 1800.@£20



Sir Thomas Overbury
 (1581-1613),  Poet and courtier; Overbury opposed the re-marriage of Frances Howard, Lady Essex to Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset to whom he was court adviser. published by Peter Stent (circa 1613-1665), Printseller and printer. Artist  Copper line engraving,     Published by: Laurence Lisle engraved by : Simon van de Passe   From Sir Thomas Overbury. His Wife. With addition of many new Elegies upon his untimely and much lamented Death. OVERBURY, Sir Thomas printed1616 RARE £30


John Milton
(1608-1674), Poet 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 £30 inc delivery  bad crease base corners



 William Drummond.
Gulielmus Drummond de Hathornden Scotus, Historiographus et Poeta, Recto .'de Hathornden Scotus, Historiographus et Poeta.', a dedication to David Stuart Erskine, Lord Cardross, LLD, FRS, FSH from the engraver, arms bearing the motto 'Judge Not', and "Cornelius Johnson pinxt. / J. Finlayson delt. et fecit. / publish'd according to Act of Parliament, 1766 June 1st. = Sold at the Golden Lamp in Berwick Street Soho.". 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  Size    Height: 382 millimetres  Width: 278 millimetres.Mezzotint




Thomas Campbell
(1777-1844), Poet 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

 





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James Perry,
James Perry, born James Pirie (30 October 1756 – 4 December 1821) was a British journalist and newspaper editor. Biography Admitted to Marischal College, Aberdeen, in 1771, he began studying for the Scottish bar. Forced to abandon his studies after his father's building business failed in 1774, he moved to London in 1777. He became a reporter for The General Advertiser and the London Evening Post, where he raised sales in 1779 by his court reporting from the Portsmouth trial of Admiral Keppel and Admiral Palliser.He established The European Magazine in 1782, leaving it a year later to edit The Gazeteer as "the Paper of the People". In 1790 he managed to become owner and editor of the Morning Chronicle. In 1791–92 he reported from Paris on the progress of the French Revolution. His political influence was sufficient for Pitt and Lord Shelburne to offer him a parliamentary seat, though he refused. 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 £18 some marking but rare



William Preston esq
(1742-1818), Writer on Freemasonry. 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 £18



Allan Ramsay
 NOT the artist but Allan Ramsay (1686-1758), Poet  by James Tookey, after John Smibert Size 175 mm x 109 mm plate mark. 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



Joseph Jackson, Letter Founder, Died Jan.y 14th, 1792.+ Joseph Webster, Painter, ob. 1796.
pair of engravings by Basire rom the The Gentleman's Magazine  Sep.r 1796. Engraving. Sheet 95 x 110mm, 3¾ x 4¼". Trimmed. Joseph Jackson cast moveable type letters, producing a variety of English letters for the Rolls of Parliament, as well as a number of eastern languages, including Hebrew, Persian, and Indian. £20 b unmounted



Edward Gibbon

Hand tinted stipple engraving   by John Chapman, published by John Wilkes  published 19 April 1804 .One of a number of stipple heads of Kings and Queens of similar format by Chapman, published by J. Wilkes, 1795-1810. From the 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature ... Embellished by ... engravings Later smaller edition from 1800.Size 62 mm x 111 mm plate size;  unmounted b £35


 

John Milton
 John Milton (British, 1608 - 1674) English poet, author, polemicist and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England. He is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost and for his treatise condemning censorship, Areopagitica By J.B. Cipriani (1727-1785), Commissioned by Thomas Hollis (1720-1774) Liberty Print of John Milton From A Portfolio of Prints donated by Thomas Hollis, Ee.b.2. Hollis dedicated himself to the task of advancing English liberty by circulating books on government published in luxurious bindings, in the hope of promoting the ideas they contained. Scarce large plate full page £55 inc delivery
£45 inc delivery light foxing to margins will clean


Edmund Spencer
Edmund Spenser (1552?-1599)  Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken after a painting . . LARGE sized copper engraving by George Vertue line engraving,  dated 1727 Approximate image size  about 23 x 36 cm cut to plate and tipped on to paper The portrait was said to have been discovered in 1719 in the possession of collector John Guise by artist George Vertue. In 1727 Vertue  published this  engraving of the portrait, £30 inc delivery age toned



Abraham Cowley
(1618-1667), Poet .by George Vertue, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1721  (circa 1660)  Approximate image size  about 23 x 36 cm cut to plate and tipped on to paper , £35 inc delivery


Abraham Cowley
(1618-1667), Poet .The poet Abraham Cowley, engraved by Richard Bernard Godfrey (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; British; Male; 1728 - 1795; circa) after Mary Beale (painter/draughtsman; British; Female; 1632 - 1697) From  1776 published by F Blyth in Cornhill illustration to the 'Antiquarian Repertory' (London 1775-86). 1776  Etching and engraving rare some soft creasing would press out £25 tinted or untinted state pref pls



Abraham Cowley
(1618-1667), Poet .by George Vertue, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1721  (circa 1660)  Approximate image size  about 158 mm x 108 mm  cut to plate and tipped on to paper ,  From the London magazine  .rom 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 Pub. Hogg. .x 2


Abraham Cowley
(1618-1667), Poet ., after Sir Peter Lely Portrait of the poet; half length, to the right, with long hair, wearing black cloak with white collar; in oval on pedestal; illustration to the 'Universal Magazine'. Copper line engraving,Engraved for the Universal Magazine", and production detail, "M: Lc. Sc [?] / For 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. £16 unmounted b x 2  trimmed to image



Abraham Cowley
(1618-1667), Poet ., after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, pre 1740 £15



Abraham Cowley
(1618-1667), Poet .Frontespiece to Select Works of Mr. A. Cowley  by Abraham Cowley Published by J. Exshaw, D. Chamberlaine, W. Sleater [and 4 others], 1772 Vol 2 Tiny with a portrait by HF after Zink  not Lely as normally attributed £10



Abraham Cowley

by Jan van der Leuw (Leeuw) Copper line engraving, circa 1700 Size  169 mm x 112 mm paper size published 1698 £20 trimmed to image


Abraham Cowley
(1618-1667), Poet .Frontespiece Portrait of the poet Abraham Cowley; bust, to the right, with long loose hair in curls, wearing open-neck shirt and gown; in roundel of laurel set in hanging square; after Zink  not Lely as normally attributed; title-page to 'Cowley's Essays' (London: Sharpe, 1819). Stipple and etching £10 central crease by an idiot



Abraham Cowley
(1618-1667), Poet Frontispiece to Cowley volume Ifrom Bell's Edition of "the Poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill"; 1778 £12


Edward Jerningham
(1737-1812), Poet. Dated 1794 by P. Thomson, published by John Sewell, after Sir Martin Archer Shee 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 3 £15



Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

(1517?-1547), Poet. after Jacobus Houbraken not sure edition c 1750


Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

(1517?-1547), Poet. by William Sherlock, after Hans Holbein the Younger  line engraving, 1757. Size   108mm x    106mm paper size in a circle from  Tobias Smollett's History of England, 1757-65 £12 unmounted b  x 2



Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
(1517?-1547), Poet. 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  1788  b x 4


Nathaniel Lee (1653?-1692), Poet/ Nat Lee
Copper engraving after the pic by William Dobson engraved by Reading . published by T. H. Rodd, London, 1820.Image size: 163 x 112 mm from one of the Rodd family various catalogues of portraits £15 x 4



Edward Benlowes
 (1603-1676), Poet. after Francis Barlow, published by William Richardson  Copperplate  engraving from Richardson's "Portraits illustrating Granger's Biographical History of England," London, 1792-1812. Published by William Richardson, printseller, London. James Granger (1723-1776) was an English clergyman, biographer, and print collector. Published  by W. Richardson No 31 Strand..dated1795 £20 Size 186 mm x 131 mm paper size b x 3


John Dryden (1631-1700), Dramatist and Poet Laureate
Copper engraving from 1729 by George Vertue (printmaker; British; Male; 1684 - 1756) but smaller than normal  £10 unmounted



John Dryden (1631-1700), Dramatist and Poet Laureate
Copper line engraving by Foudrinier a title page from one of his works copied by Vertue to the left  £12


John Dryden (1631-1700), Dramatist and Poet Laureate
Copper line engraving by Jan van der Leuw (Leeuw), after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt published 1698 £20



John Dryden (1631-1700), Dramatist and Poet Laureate
johannes dryden  poeta anglus celeberrimius  possibly after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Copper line engraving, early 17th century (pre 1698) £20


William Gifford (1756-1826),
First editor of the Quarterly Review/ satirical poet and classical scholar. Engraved by W. Ridley /William Ridley, published by Thomas Bellamy,  after John Hoppner 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 dated 1802



Edmund Waller (1606-1687), Poet
.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  1788


Mr Dermody
Thomas Dermody, (1775-1802), poet ;done from life a few weeks before his death
Engraved by W. Ridley /William Ridley,  Drawn by Allingham published by Thomas Bellamy, mostly after John Opie stipple engraving, published 1 February 1802. 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 x 5 unmounted b  £15 scarce



Hector Macneill
 (October 22, 1746 -15 March 1818)  Scottish poet born near Roslin
Engraving with stipple published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London, 1811.sent cleaned £16


William Thomas Fitz gerald
(1759?-1829), Versifier
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  £18  unmounted dated 1804 by .Page size 13 x 21 cm+ b x 4





Mr Gray
Thomas Gray (1716-1771), Classical scholar and poet
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 dated 1775



John Dryden (1631-1700), 


Adrian Beverland

Adrian Beverland(1653?-1712), Licentious writer by Isaac Beckett (1652 or 1653-1688), Engraver., after G.D. Vois  mezzotint, 1681-1688 339 mm x 251 mm) plate size small margins tipped onto backing
Isaac Beckett: Was the first major English mezzotint engraver,  first apprenticed to a calico printer in London. Introduced to the newly invented technique of mezzotinting by John Lloyd, a printseller. He engraved mezzotint portraits, principally after the designs of Sir Peter Lely, Godfrey Kneller, Wissing and Riley. He also engraved religious, mythological and landscape scenes after Heemskerk and other masters. His earliest mezzotints were published by Alexander Browne & Edward Cooper. Around 1685, he became his own publisher and printseller from  the Old Bailey, London. He took on John Smith as both a pupil and assistant. Smith acquired both Beckett's business and inventory of plates around 1688.£145 inc delivery 1st state before letters
     



Johannes Locke. /John Locke
by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt  Mezzotint. 1721. (348 mm x 248 mm) plate size Lettered in two lines Johannes Locke. / Ob.A.D.1704. AEtat.72. Below Ex Autographo G. Kneller Baronti pro Ant. Collins Arm. eodem Anno depicto. Fecit J. Smith, A.o 1721. John Smith: one of the finest mezzotint engravers of his era, John Smith was first apprenticed to a painter in Moorfields. After his apprenticeship Smith moved to London and studied mezzotint techniques from both Isaac Beckett &  J. Van der Vaart. His earliest mezzotints were admired by Sir Godfrey Kneller who commissioned Smith to engrave a large number of his portrait paintings. Smith also produced mezzotints after Sir Peter Lely and Italian Renaissance masters.  . . . .Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723),  German-born but Dutch trained, he settled in England in 1676. He became the greatest master of the English baroque portrait and, as court painter to four sovereigns, dominated English art for more than thirty years. Rarer mezzo some surface soiling to the paper mainly to the edge of a plate mark from older framing  3 cm borders £165 inc delivery pic done in elctric light sorry
 


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