Dr Robert Thornton (Publisher) (London 1768-1837) Temple of Flora Aquatints with hand colouring, from the Quarto edition of 1812, including: 'Quadrangular Passion Flower', 'Narrow-leaved Kalmia', 'Indian Reed', 'Blue Egyptian Waterlily', 'Artichoke Protea', 'Sacred Egyptian Bean', 'The Dragon Arum' and 'Agave, or American Aloe', various artists and engravers including Reinagle, Henderson, Maddox, Stadler and Quilley, on wove, 240 x 180mm (9 1/2 x 7 1/8in)(I) (8)
A Collection of Old Master Prints Hans Sebald Beham engravings, five from The Labours of Hercules: Hercules overcoming the Hydra(B102), Hercules fighting the Trojans(B101), Hercules and the Columns of Gaza(103), Hercules and Anthaeus(B105), Hercules and the Centaur(B96), c.1545, 54 x 79mm(PL). The four Evangelists: St Matthew(B55), St Mark(B56), St Luke(B57), St John(B58), 44 x 30mm(PL). Four of the Seven Virtues: Prudence(B130), Charity(B131), Justice(B132), Hope(B134), 40 x 24mm (PL). A complete set of Jacques Callot engravings of Lux Claustri(L599-625), 1628, 60 x 80mm(PL), all pasted into a book, 190 x 130mm. Two Lucas van Leyden engravings The Creation of Eve(H1), 162 x 116mm and The Fall of Man(H3), 1529, 162 x 115mm, both first state of three. Two Durer woodcuts Christ on the Mount of Olives(B6), after 1511 and The Holy Family with three hares(102), 1496, probably a meder g impression, 390 x 280mm(PL), on laid. Collection
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778) A Small Collection of Etchings of Rome The Temple of Portunus (The Round Temple near S.M. in Cosmedin)(H47), 1758, the second state of five, 400 x 595mm, The Waterall at Tivoli(H75), 1765, the second state of five, 475 x 703mm, Palazzo della Consulta(H22), 1729, the fourth state of six, 405 x 610mm, Grand'Urno di Porfido(F304), 395 x 600mm, Mausoleum of Augustus from Antichita Romane, 395 x 520mm, plus one by Francesco Piranesi, Hadrian's Villa: The So-Called Heliocaminus(H133), 1777, the first state of three, all on thick watermarked laid, the last two have the full sheets, the rest have trimmed margins 6 unframed
Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669) Faust Etching, c.1652, a good impression of the second state of three, with burr on the cap, sleeve and fold of the cloak, on wove, with thread margins, 210 x 160mm (8 1/4 x 6 1/4in)(PL)next page
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