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Turner: FishermanCharles Turner.
The Fisherman.
Turner delin.t. Turner sculp.t. [Published and Sold Jany. 1801, by Edw.d Orme, Printseller to the King, 59 the Corner of Bond Street & Brook Street, London.]
Mezzotint printed in colours and hand-finished.  Trimmed into plate, losing publication line.

Image 355 x 460mm.
£200
 
Sayer & Bennett: Porter and HareSayer & Bennett.
The Porter and Hare.
London, Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett Map & Printsellers, No. 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs 9th May 1780.
Mezzotint in original colour.  Laid on board, with a wormhole or two.
A rare print.
355 x 250mm.
£80
 
Sherwin: Happy Village & Deserted VillageJohn Keyse Sherwin.
The Happy Village. [&] The Deserted Village.
Designed and Engraved by J. K. Sherwin, Historical Engraver to His Majesty & to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. Published the 1. Sept. 1787 by J. Kirby No. 7 Gresse Street Rathbone Place London.
Mixed-method engraving  with good later hand colour. Pair. 
A pair of scenes from Oliver Goldsmith's The Deserted Village, written in 1770 to condemn rural depopulation and the pursuit of excessive wealth.
John Keyse Sherwin was a well-known and accomplished engraver. A pupil of Bartolozzi. According to Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers 'he fell into poverty, and died at a tavern which formerly stood where Swallow Street joins Oxford Street in London' (now Oxford Circus).
Each 480 x 590mm.
£600
 
Hayman: See-SawFrancis Hayman.
The Exercise of See Saw. La Balancoire. [&] Stealing a Kiss. Le Baiser Derobe.
F. Hayman pinx.t. Trucy sculp.t. London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Map & Printseller at No. 53 in Fleet Street. From the Original Painting in Vaux-hall Garden. [n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving  with etching, hand-coloured.  'See Saw' has large margins, with the corners folded to fit into an oval frame.; 'Kiss' has smaller margins so folding was unnecessary. The prints are now unframed.
A pair of slightly risqué subjects, best described as 'conversation pieces'. Gainsborough studied under Hayman for a while, and said that Hayman was leading him into 'convivial habits'.
Hayman's best known paintings were the series he painted for Jonathan Tyers that decorated the alcoves of Vauxhall Gardens. 'See Saw' is now in the Tate Gallery, 'Kiss' has been mislaid.
230 x 350mm.
£400 Pair
 

GEORGE MORLAND.
A wonderful pair of mezzotints after George Morland engraved by John Raphael Smith, who, according to Slater, ‘was perhaps the most eminent mezzotint engraver this country has produced’.

George Morland: Corn BinGeorge Morland.
No 7. The Corn Bin.
Painted by G. Morland. Engraved by J. R. Smith. Mezzotinto Engraver to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. London Published May 1 1797 by J. R. Smith King-Street Covent Garden.
Mezzotint    A repaired tear in the lower margin outside printed surface.
455 x 555mm.
£300
George Morland: Horse FeederGeorge Morland.
No 7. The Horse Feeder.
Painted by G. Morland. Engraved by J. R. Smith. Mezzotinto Engraver to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. London Published May 1 1797 by J. R. Smith King-Street Covent Garden.
Mezzotint    Good impression with large margins. Part of the platemark impression repaired, the left hand corner has been repaired outside the printed surface. There is a paper crease in the sky.
455 x 555mm.
£300
George Morland: Fishermen on ShoreGeorge Morland.
No.XVI Fishermen on Shore.
Painted by G. Morland. Engrav'd by Wm. Hilton.London, Published Feby. 10 1806 by J. R. Smith 31 King Street Covent Garden
Mezzotint  with early hand colouring.  Very good condition, slight spotting in margins.
Mezzotint after George Morland, engraved by William Hilton, who had 'studied engraving, after that great master of this art, John Raphael Smith' (Slater).
455 x 550mm.
SOLD
 
Woollett: NiobeWilliam Woollett.
Niobe.
Richard Wilson Pinxit. William Woollett sculpsit. I. Boydell excudt. Published according to Act of Parliament by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside; London 1761.
Engraving    Sadly, although the impression is wonderful, the print has suffered damage over the years and has been laid down.
A wonderful impression of this celebrated print, engraved by Woollett after Wilson. Another example was recently on show at the Constable Gainsborough Turner Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
In Greek mythology Niobe was the wife of the King of Thebes, with whom she had fourteen children, seven girls and seven boys. Boasting about the number and beauty of her children, she angered the gods, who sent Apollo and Diana to punish her by slaughtering them, as shown dramatically in this print. Niobe retreated home where she was turned into a weeping rock on Mount Sipylus. The tears come from the melting snow.
William Woollett was the most reknowned engraver of his time with an international reputation. Richard Wilson was one of the founder members of the Royal Academy of Arts, influencing John Constable and J. M. W. Turner.
Image 437 x 581mm.
£200
 

Singlketon: Four SeasonsHENRY SINGLETON.
The Seasons
A set of four charming untitled stipple and line engravings by William Bond after Singleton.
Each print has the imprint H. Singleton pinxt. and W. Bond sculp. Early impressions, published by C. Taylor in 1792.

Spring

Summer This is the only one of the set with a full publisher's imprint: Augt. 1 1792, Published by C. Taylor No. 10 Holborn London. The other three have the imprint: C. Taylor excudit.
Autumn The top edge of the engraved border is rubbed. The oval image is fine.
Winter

A later edition of 1795 has the heading in the top margin: Temple of Taste, a magazine, with the name of the season beneath, not present in our early set.

£160 the set of four

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