Choice coaching picture by sporting artist James Pollard (1792-1867). “More than any other artist, he brings to life... Read More about “London and Coventry Coach&rdquo
Alexander (1767-1816) was particularly noted for his pencil and watercolor portraits of Chinese people, of which this frontal bust drawing is a fine, typical example. Many of these derive from his lengthy stay in Peking, beginning in 1792; on his return to London he became a professor of art, and..... Read More about Chinese Woman: a pencil portrait
Ashby-De-La-Zouch; (Vols. XXII & XXIII) Ipswich: S.H. Cowell, 1855-1889. “The object of the Society is to delineate remains of Antiquity; e.g. ancient Ecclesiastical, Military, and Domestic Edifices, Sepulchral Monuments, Fonts, Brasses, Stained Glass, Tiles, Armour, Dress, Jewellry, Plate Embroidery, Furniture, Carvings, Illuminstions of ancient MSS, Copies of rare Prints, Portraits..... Read More about Anastatic Drawing Society, for the years 1855-57, and 1860. The Ilam Anastatic Drawing Society,...
London: A.H. Baily, 1838. First edition. Read More about Sporting Embellished by Large Engravings Illustrative of British Field Sports
Published by the Twenty-One Gallery, 1929. 69/75 in pencil beneath the image. Final State. The deer were modeled after those he saw in Rome at the zoo in the Borghese Gardens (Ashmolean Catalogue). Read More about Engraving: Deer
Published by the Twenty-One Gallery, 1929. This is a trial Proof of the 3ed State. According to Dodgson the plate was unfinished and unpublished and a few impressions were printed. Read More about Etching: Wayside Family
1922. Unpublished. In addition to a few early impressions of the final state, twenty were printed in 1930. Read More about Salus infirmorum
Puublished by Twenty-One Gallery, 1925. Read More about Palm Sunday
London: 1896. Original Late Victorian Cartoon Sketchbook. An amateur production, but quite a nice one. The artist, residing at 170 Loughboro Road, Brixton, was heavily influenced by the work of the great comic artist Phil May, and comes quite close to May's spirit and technique, particularly in his depiction of..... Read More about Sketchbook of 19 pages of pencil and pen and ink sketches and captioned cartoons, all signed by...
London: Leonard Smithers, 1898. One of 1000 copies on Art Paper, this copy un-numbered. Beardsley's Last Book. Beardsley had intended a series of 24 drawings for Jonson's Venetian comedy, but died before completing it, at the age of 26. Read More about Volpone: or The Foxe. With a critical essay on the author by Vincent O'Sullivan together with an...
[London?]: Privately printed, 1919. First edition. Copy no. 11 of 150 copies only signed by Harold Hurley. With 19 previously unpublished comic illustrations to Book II of Virgil's Aeneid, executed in 1886. Read More about Nineteen Early Drawings by Aubrey Beardsley. From the Collection of Mr. Harold Hartley ... with...
1914. A choice Beerbohm manuscript, a deft sonnet in honor of painter Walter Sickert (1860-1942), invoking Whistler and other figures of Max’s youth, and the music halls — “The Hoxton Palace of Varieties” — and reflecting upon the passage of time and enduring presence of Sickert, who was in 1914..... Read More about Autograph manuscript draft, signed (“Max”), Sonnet to W.S. June 1914
New York and London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1897. First edition, Bodley Booklets No. 1, printed by Will Bradley at the Wayside Press Springfield, Mass., with colophon date of December 1896. Read More about The Happy Hypocrite
[London]: . Beerbohm, Max. First edition, Number 134 of 900 copies. At the request of Charles Cochran, the producer of Noel Coward's 1929 operetta, Beerbohm did drawings of Coward, Cochran, and the principals: Peggy Wood, Georges Metaxa, and Ivy St. Helier. This was the last book of caricatures Beerbohm published..... Read More about Heroes and Heroines of Bitter Sweet
[Rapallo?]: 1914. Lord Northcliffe Trains a One Penny Elephant. Lord Northcliffe as Ringmaster training an elephant with '1d' on its head; Northcliffe reduced the price of the Times to one penny in 1914. Read More about Lord Northcliffe (“The Times”
1913. The caption is from Scott’s Lady of Lake. “H.H.A, imperturbably smoking a cigar with a copy of ‘Payne on Statics’ at his feet, is ringed by a shackled peer, a German soldier, a militant worker, a suffragette and Sir Edward Carson” (Hart-Davis). Read More about Mr. Asquith in Office (“Come one, come all, this rock shall fly / From its firm base as soon as...
1932. Excellent portrait in Beerbohms's characteristic style of Charles Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 7th Marquess of Londonderry (1878-1949), Conservative politician, sometime Minister of the Air and second cousin to Winston Churchill. Read More about Lord Londonderry
"The Old Selves contemplate the Siamese-twin figure of the Young Selves, each holding a stick, labelled BEGGAR-STAFF. The two had won fame as poster-artists called the Berggarsatff Brothers." Hart-Davis. Reproduced in Observations, 1925. Read More about The Old and the Young Self, inscribed [William Nicholson:] 'Who were that?' [James Pryde:] 'Who...
1827. Fine Hayter Etching, 1827. Sir George Hayter was Court Portrait Painter to Queen Victoria and especially noted for his large canvases of classical subjects. His etchings are important contributions to Victorian printmaking. Read More about St John
London: John Mitchell, [33 Old Bond Street], [c. 1853]. Read More about Parables of Our Lord
Ca. 1930. Blackmore, Katie. Original Watercolor by Katie Blackmore. An exquisite and highly decorative sudy of a kimono-clad woman against a black india ink background. Katie Blackmore, R.B.A., (fl. 1920-1950) was noted for the delicacy of her detail as well as her keen sense of design, and both are amply..... Read More about Japanese Street Vendor Carrying Her Child
London: E. Benn, 1926. First edition, edition de luxe printed on Van Gelder paper, no. 119 of 100 copies. William Brendon ands Son, Limited, Printers, Plymouth. A sumptuous production. Read More about The Engraved Designs of William Blake
London: Halton & Truscott Smith, 1925. First Edition, No. 9 of 100 copies, signed by the author on the limitation page. One of 100 Copies. A sumptuous production. Read More about The Followers of William Blake: Edward Calvert, Samuel Palmer, George Richmond & Their Circle
Liverpool: The Liverpool Booksellers, 1911. First edition. Read More about William Blake, Mystic. A Study. Together with Young's Night Thoughts: Nights I & II. With...