Original engravings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries of portraits of European personalities

1.700,00

Lot consisting of 17 original engravings from the 17th and 18th centuries of portraits of European personalities. Made in black or mezzotintas and printed in London, formats 28 x 36 cm approx, and mounted on sheets of thick paper of larger size.

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Lot consisting of 17 original engravings from the 17th and 18th centuries of portraits of European personalities. Made in black or mezzotintas and printed in London, formats 28 x 36 cm approx, and mounted on sheets of thick paper of larger size.

The lot consists of 15 portraits of various protagonists of English history and politics, plus one French and one Germanic, from the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

If you just want a particular portrait, ask us for individual prices.

The list of characters portrayed in this batch is as follows:

1. Henry Booth, First Earl of Warrington (1652-1694)
By John Smith and Sir Godfrey Kneller, c. 1684
You can see it by copying and pasting in your browser the following link:
Http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw140873/Henry-Booth-1st-Earl-of-Warrington?search=sp&sText=henry+booth&rNo=6

2. Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
By John Smith and Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt. 1694
You can see it by copying and pasting in your browser the following link:
Http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw59529/Sir-Godfrey-Kneller-Bt?LinkID=mp02571&search=sas&sText=Godfrey+Kneller&role=sit&rNo=10

3. William, Duke of Gloucester, and Benjamin Bathurst
By Thomas Murray and John Smith, 1697
You can see it by copying and pasting in your browser the following link:
Http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw58123/Benjamin-Bathurst-William-Duke-of-Gloucester

4. Sir Charles Cotterell (1615-1701), Master of Ceremonies of three English kings, from 1641 to 1687.
By John Riley and Robert Williams
You can see it by copying and pasting in your browser the following link:
Http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/477183

5. William Cowper (Cooper)
By John Smith and John Closterman, technique mezzotint and etching, 1698.
You can see it by copying and pasting in your browser the following link:
Http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw60789/William-Cooper-Cooper?search=sp&sText=cowper&displayNo=60&rNo=55

6. Prince George of Denmark, Duke of Cumberland, consort of Queen Anne (1653-1708)
By John Smith and Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1704.
You can see it by copying and pasting in your browser the following link:
Http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw35473/Prince-George-of-Denmark-Duke-of-Cumberland?LinkID=mp01754&search=sas&sText=George+Prince+of+Denmark&displayNo=60&role= Sit & rNo = 20

7. Henri de Massue de Ruvigny, first Earl of Galway (1648-1720)
By John Simon, Philip of Graves and Edward Cooper, c. 1704
You can see it by copying and pasting in your browser the following link:
Http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw141658/Henri-de-Massue-de-Ruvigny-1st-Earl-of-Galway?LinkID=mp12193&search=sas&sText=John+Simon&displayNo=60&wPage= 1 & role = art & rNo = 70

8. Sir William Read, eighteenth century. Empiric British, or curandero, that acquired fame by curing sailors and soldiers with blinds. He became the royal oculist of Queen Anne (1665-1714) and was knighted in 1705.
By William Faithorne.
Not located exemplary like this.

9. Charles Mordaunt, Third Earl of Peterborough (1658-1735)
By John Simon, Edward Cooper and Michael Dahl, 1706
You can see it by copying and pasting in your browser the following link:
Http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw71528/Charles-Mordaunt-3rd-Earl-of-Peterborough?LinkID=mp12193&search=sas&sText=john+simon&displayNo=60&role=art&rNo=3

10. Nicholas Saunderson (1682-1739), Mathematician.
By John Vanderbanck and George White, 1710.
You can see it by copying and pasting in your browser the following link:
Http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw38433/Nicholas-Saunderson?LinkID=mp07725&search=sas&sText=George+White&displayNo=60&role=art&rNo=55

11. Thomas Sprat (1635? -1713), Bishop of Rochester; And Thomas Sprat (1679-1720), Archdeacon of Rochester.
By John Smith and Michael Dahl, 1712
You can see it by copying and pasting in your browser the following link:
Http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw142902/Thomas-Sprat-Thomas-Sprat?search=sp&sText=Thomas+Sprat+&rNo=3

12. Sir Thomas Parker (1695-1784), first Earl of Macclesfield
By Edward Cooper, Sir Godfrey Kneller and Francis Kyte, 1715
You can see it by copying and pasting in your browser the following link:
Http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3074469&partId=1&people=118499&peoA=118499-2-60&page=1

13. John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll and Greenwich (1680-1743), Field Marshal and Statesman
By John Simon and William Aikman, c. 1719
You can see it by copying and pasting in your browser the following link:
Http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw39817/John-Campbell-2nd-Duke-of-Argyll-and-Greenwich?LinkID=mp00126&search=sas&sText=John+Campbell&role=sit&rNo=4

14. John Sheppard (1702-1724), criminal
By George White, Thomas Bowles Jr, John Bowles and Sir James Thornhill, c. 1724
You can see it by copying and pasting in your browser the following link:
Http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw38491/John-Sheppard?LinkID=mp04091&search=sas&sText=John+Sheppard&role=sit&rNo=3

15. Arthur Onslow (1691-1768), President of the House of Commons.
By John Faber Jr. and Hans Hysing, 1735
You can see it by copying and pasting in your browser the following link:
Http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw79501/Arthur-Onslow?search=sp&sText=hysing&wPage=1&rNo=23

16. Anne Jules de Noailles (1650-1708), Marshal of France.
By I. Smirth
Not located exemplary like this.

17. Eleonora Magdalena Theresia (1655-1720), Empress of the Holy Germanic Empire, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, Princess of Neoburg.
Not located exemplary like this.

The list of artists involved in the engravings is as follows:

John Smith (1652-1743), engraver.
Thomas Murray (1663-1735), portrait painter.
Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723), portrait painter.
John Riley (1646-1691), portrait painter.
Robert Williams (1680? -1704), engraver.
William Faithorne (c.1620-1691), engraver and draftsman.
John Vanderbanck (1694-1739), portrait painter.
George White (c.1684-1732), engraver.
John Closterman (1660-1711), painter.
Thomas Bowles Jr (1689? -1767), printer and editor.
John Bowles (1701? -1779), printer and publisher.
Sir James Thornhill (1675? -1734), decorative and political painter.
John Simon (1675-1751), engraver.
William Aikman (1682-1731), portrait painter.
Philip of Graves, painter.
Edward Cooper (? -1725), printer.
Francis Kyte (1710? -1744), engraver and portrait painter.
John Faber Jr. (c.1695-1756), engraver and painter of portraits and miniatures.
Hans Hysing (1678-1752?), Portrait painter.
Michael Dahl (1659-1743), portrait painter.
I. Smirth.

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