Portraits of Writers & Poets 3.

Portraits of Writers & Poets 3



HENRY BROOKE

Henry Brooke (1703 – October 10, 1783) was a novelist and dramatist. He was born in Ireland, the son of a clergyman, studied law at Trinity College, Dublin, but embraced literature as a career.182 mm x 172 mm  paper 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 some surface  soiling b x 2



HENRY BROOKE 2

Henry Brooke (1703 – October 10, 1783) was a novelist and dramatist. He was born in Ireland, the son of a clergyman, studied law at Trinity College, Dublin, but embraced literature as a career.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 £15 b x 2



William Burton
William Burton (1575-1645), Antiquary; author of 'A Description of Leicestershire'.`line engraving after Francis Delaram
, late 18th to early 19th century 182 mm x 172 mm  paper 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 some surface  soiling b



Richard Butcher
Richard Butcher (1586 or 1587-1664), Antiquary and lawyer. Stipple engraving by R. Clamp, published by E. & S. Harding
 published 1795  243 mm x 201 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 some surface  soiling b



Charles Churchill
Charles Churchill (February, 1732 – 4 November 1764), was an English poet and satirist. Etching by Mary ('May') Morris daughter of William , after J.S.C. Schaak, circa 1763-1764   204 mm x 150 mm plate size; 216 mm x 159 mm paper size £20 unmounted

William Coxe
(17 March [O.S. 6 March] 1748 - 8 June 1828) was an English historian and clergyman who served as a traveling companion and tutor to nobility from 1771 to 1786. He wrote numerous historical works and travel chronicles. Ordained a deacon in 1771, he served as a rector and then archdeacon of Bemerton near Salisbury from 1786 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 . 1796- unmounted b- by- size 13 x 21 cm+ b x 4 £18

 

Arthur Lionel Smith
-Signed proof etching by Francis Dodd pencil signature to base right printed 1915, said to be from a limited edition marked '1 of 6' in pencil by the artist lower left. 230 x 310mm, 9 x 12¼". Arthur Lionel Smith (1850 - 1924) was a British historian- at the University of Oxford.He- studied at Balliol College, Oxford from 1869-74, where he became, Fellow in 1882, Dean in 1907, and was Master 1916-1924. Smith was important in developing history teaching.He was a close friend of the pomologist Ronald Hatton. In 1879, Smith married Mary Smith, with whom he had nine children They first lived at 7 Crick Road in North Oxford until 1893. A.L.S.' scratched in plate upper left.
Francis Dodd (1874 - 1935) made two plates portraying Arthur Lionel Smith in 1915, this was the second. This is a reversed design- from the oil painting of Arthur Smith which Dodd completed in 1913, or a preparatory study for the painting. The painting was presented by subscribers to Balliol College, Oxford, in 1914; Balliol also holds a probable study for the head in coloured chalks- Dodd was born in Glasgow and received his training at the Glasgow School of Art. After moving to London he became one of the leading portrait artists of his time. He was an official war artist in the 1914-1918 war, and made many fine etchings. Framed £95 inc delivery. . . this is due to a mark to right edge if time will get cleaned >>this price is for as is-

 

George Holmes

(1661 or 1662-1749), Archivist- Engraved by the Society of Antiquaries, with this inscription: Vera effigies Georgii Holmes generosi, R. S. S. & tabularii publici "in Turre Londinensi Vicecustodis; quo munere annos "circiter Lx fumma fide & diligentia perfunctus, xiv kalend. "Mart. A. D. Mdccxlvjii, ætatis suæ Lxxxvii, fato de"mum conceffit. In fratris i'ui erga fe meritorum testimo"nium hanc tabulam Societas ANTiQUARioRUM Lon"dini, ejus commoda semper promovit, sumptu suo æri inci"dendum curavit, Mdccxlix. R. Van Bleeck, p. 1743. "G.Vertue del. &sculp." £50 rare


Mr John Holt
John Holt (1743 - 21 March 1801) was an English author.Holt was born at Hattersley, near Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire, in 1743. About 1757 he settled at Walton-on-the-Hill, near Liverpool, where for many years he acted as parish clerk, highway surveyor, and master of the free grammar school, besides at one time keeping a ladies’ school Antique copper engraving from the The Gentleman's Magazine .The Gentleman's Magazine was 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". It restarted its volume numbering in 1868. It ceased publication in 1907. Size 21 x 12+ cm Dated 1793



Bennet- Langton
Bennet Langton (c. 1736 - 1801) was an English writer and a founding member of the Literary Club. He is best known for his close friendship with writer Samuel Johnson and his numerous appearances in James Boswell's book The Life of Samuel Johnson. Geo. Dance delt. March 10, 1793; Wm. Daniell sculp by Daniell, William, 1769-1837 London : Published by Willm. Daniell, Augst. 15, 1810.Published by Willm. Daniell No.9 Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square, London Full page minor age soiling £60 inc delivery


An Original engraving of portait of William Camden engraved by R White.

Size 13 3/8 X 8 7/8 (Sizes in inches are approximate, height preceding width of plate-mark or image.Condition:Some slight age toning and minor creasing . In very good condition throughout.Biography: William Camden was born 1551. He was educated at St Paul's School and Magdalen College, and became headmaster of Westminster School. His comprehensive history 'Britannia', its text in Latin, was published 1586. The description of Great Britain was translated into English, and edited, and improved, and published many times. William Camden died 1623.. . . . . . . . . . . .. .£25  Source : Originally from Camden's Brittania A new translation was made 1695, with more editorial comments and additions, published by Edmund Gibson (1669-1748)





Abbe Raynal.
Guillaume Thomas Raynal was a French writer and man of letters during the Age of Enlightenment. American Revolutionary and member of the French National Convention,- He left religion to write. Engraving by- Thomas Trotter (c. 1750 - 1803), engraver and very occasional publisher.; undated. 28 x 23 cm Portrait of abbé (Guillaume-Thomas-François) Raynal (1713-1796)- Head and shoulders, facing right. Most of this artist's work dates from the 1780's. . . £60 rare x 2


William Wollaston esq

-(1660-1724), Philosopher.English philosophical writer, born at Coton-Clanford in Staffordshire on the 26th of March 1659. On leaving Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, in 1681 he became an assistant master at the Birmingham grammar school, and took holy orders. Engraving; engraved by Js Basire; [plate to Nichols Literary Illustrations]- 1817 £35 inc delivery



Robert John Thorpe, aged 72
(1682-1750), Antiquary.painted by W. Hardy and engraved by Thomas Cook- Engraved- illustration to John Nichols's 'Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century' (London: 1822); after Hardy. Lettered below image with title, 'A.M. Oxon. / & S.A>S. / Ætat. LXXII.' and artists' names: 'W.Hardy pinxt. / T. Cook sculp.' £20


Thomas Maurice
Author of Indian Antiquities:- The son of a schoolmaster, Thomas Maurice was educated at the Wesleyan seminary at Bristol before entering University College, Oxford in 1774, aged 19 (B.A. 1778, M.A. 1808); he was chaplain to the 87th regiment (about 1784), Vicar of Wormleighton, Warwickshire (1798-1824) and Cudham, Kent (1804-24). Maurice was a noted oriental scholar and historian, and assistant-keeper of MSS at the British Museum (1798-24).Stipple engraving- engrave 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- £15- 1799



M.r Stanley, Organist.
Mezzotint.- by James- Mc Ardell Sold by E.Fisher, Engraver, at the Golden head in Leicester Square, & by Ryland & Bryer at the King's Arms in Cornhill, London. Trimmed inside plate mark to image with title 350 x 250mm. John Stanley, organist (1714-86). Blind organist at All Hallows, Bread Street, at eleven and graduated from Oxford at sixteen,- £80 rare


Samuel Butler

-(1612-1680), Author of 'Hudibras'.- engraved by George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary, after Gilbert Soest (circa 1605-1681) circa 1700-1725- Size 366 mm x 241 mmtrimmed to 2mm from image £55



Thomas Hyde
-(1636-1703), Oriental scholar Clergyman and writer. Thomas Hyde The first use of the word dualism is attributed to him, in 1700.- Engraved by Francis Perry (died 1765), drawn by Cipriani- Copper line engraving on laid paper , published 1767 . Size 265 mm x 205 mm paper size His major work was Historia religionis veterum Persarum (1700), where he corrected the errors made by Greek and Roman historians concerning the Persians. This was the frontespiece from his collected works 'Syntagma dissertationum quas olim auctor doctissimus '(Oxford, 1767). £45


Samuel Butler

-(1612-1680), Author of 'Hudibras'.- 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 Pub. Hogg. . Image size normally 17 x 11+ cm unmounted . £16 unmounted b- x 2 all with some defects mainly close cut


Samuel Butler

-(1612-1680), Author of 'Hudibras'.- Antique copper- engravinghe 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£18 b


Le Comte Antoine Hamilton
Anthony Hamilton- (1646?-1719), Writer and soldier Stipple engraving illustration to an edition of Hamilton's 'The Memoirs of Count Grammont'. Engraved by Ignatius Joseph van den Berghe (printmaker; Flemish; Male; 1752 - 1824) £20



John Dart
-(died 1730), Antiquary,academic/intellectual .Copied from the earlier Faber portrait issued-- "Published 1813, by Richardson, York House, Strand".Size - Height: 195 millimetres-- Width: 140 millimetres Pub June 1 1800, by W. Richardson N 31 Strand x 3 on various sizes of paper 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..dated 1800 £20 x 2Sir William Jones
(1746-1794), Orientalist and jurist .- Published in London by Adlard & Jones Stipple engraving Sir William Jones
(1746-1794), Orientalist and jurist .- Published in London by Adlard & Jones Stipple engraving




John Stowe, Historian & Antiquary (from his monument in the Church of St Andrew, Undershaft)... for Pennant's 'Of London" Pubd May 10 1792. 148 x 148 225 x 175mm. Stipple.£20 RAREstunningly perfect condition




William Gifford
-(April 1756 - 31 December 1826) was an English critic, editor and poet, famous as a satirist and controversialisillustration to Jerdan's 'National Portrait Gallery'. 1831 Stipple and etching Before letters should be Painted by J. Hoppner Esq. R.A. / Engraved by S. Freeman / Fisher, Son & Co. London 1831" £20



William Gifford
-(April 1756 - 31 December 1826) was an English critic, editor and poet, famous as a satirist and controversialist. From' The New Monthly Magazine and Universal Register '- a "virulently Tory"competitor to Sir Richard Phillips' Monthly Magazine in 1814. A British monthly magazine published by Henry Colburn between 1814 and 1884. Proof copy 1818 £20




Thomas Maurice
Author of Indian Antiquities:- The son of a schoolmaster, Thomas Maurice was educated at the Wesleyan seminary at Bristol before entering University College, Oxford in 1774, aged 19 (B.A. 1778, M.A. 1808); he was chaplain to the 87th regiment (about 1784), Vicar of Wormleighton, Warwickshire (1798-1824) and Cudham, Kent (1804-24). Maurice was a noted oriental scholar and historian, and assistant-keeper of MSS at the British Museum (1798-24).Proof engraving to India Paper from a painting by Allingham- £30 inc delivery

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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


Adam Ferguson
(1723-1816), Philosopher and writer 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 Coxe
1748-1828 Historian, Church of England Clergyman and publisher 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


Joseph Planta
(1744-1827), Principal librarian at the British Museum and writer- 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



Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall,
1st Bt (1751-1831), Author of historical memoirs- 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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John Gillies

(1747-1836), Historian and classic 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 Payne Knight

(1751-1824), Art collector and writer- 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


Francis Jeffrey,

Lord Jeffrey (1773-1850), Scottish judge and critic; editor of the 'Edinburgh Review' 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



John Nichols
(1745-1826), Printer and writer .- 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 £20 mucky page


William Mitford
-(1744-1827), Historian- .- 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



Henry Mackenzie
(1745-1831), Novelist-- 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


George Buchanan
Scottish poet and author, 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£16 b x 2 dated 1789 £18



George Chalmers
1742-1825- Scottish antiquary.- .- 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




Nicholas Tindal


by Bernard Picart (Picard), after George Knapton line engraving, 1733 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 Full page no defects Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756 £35 inc delivery small borders 1 cm+ x 2
 

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



George Buchanan
Scottish poet and author, Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken after a painting by F. Pourbus. . 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 corner
mini version- from c 1760 £20


Michael Kelly
1762-1826), Singer and composer. 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 4 unmounted b- £15 scarce dated 1801 Drawn by Hutchinson engraved by Ridley



James Pettit Andrews
(1737- 6 August 1797) was an English historian, author and antiquary- Drawn by Drummond, 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 . 1796- unmounted b- by- size 13 x 21 cm+ b x 4 £15


Thomas Astle
1735-1803 Keeper of the Records at the Brirish Museum , antiquary and palaeographer. 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



James Asperne
1757-1820 Bookseller and proprietor of the 'European Magazine' dated 1821. 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 £15


John Gillies LLD
(1747-1836), Historian and classic Scottish writer .Lettered with title, followed by "Historiographer for Scotland", and production detail, "Engraved by K. Mackenzie from a drawing by Opie / Published Novr. 30. 1800 by G. Cawthorn No. 132 British Library, Strand".from The History of Europe for the Year 1799. With an Obituary and Biographical Sketches (3 vols, London: G. Cawthorn, 1800). Bankrupt, 1801-02.' Sold by G. Cawthorn, / Bookseller, ... British Library, / 132 Strand' b x 2 £16






Dr Sam'l Johnson's Introduction to a Highland Hut / Samuel Johnson

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John Gillies LLD
(1747-1836), Historian and classic
Lettered with title, followed by "Born Jany 18 1747", and production detail "J Bogle pinx / J. Caldwall sculp / Published as the Act directs Feb. 1. 1788 by T. Cadell, Strand". £16



John Hoole
(1727-1803), Writer and translator Stipple engraving, 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 . 1803- unmounted b- by- size 13 x 21 cm+ b x 5 £16


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



Jacob Bryant
(1715-1804), Classical scholar & Author. by Ridley & Blood, published by James Asperne, after J. Bearblock stipple engraving, rom 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 . 1803- unmounted b- by- size 13 x 21 cm+ b x 2 £16


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



WILLIAM COBBETT Journalist and social commentator

- Small engraving with stipple unnamed artist in The Amusing Chronicle is published at No. 6. Gilbert's Passage, Portugal Street, and served. at the houses of the subscribers, in. the same manner circa 1806- Vol 1 £20 scarce not in BM





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



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 2


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
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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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