Small portraits

Decorative prints
Small Portraits
Antique prints from the 18th and 19th centuries.   Quarto and octavo-size steel and copper engravings of prominent  American, British, French and Italian individuals.   All measurements are to the plate mark.  Uncoloured
This page is for the British, French and Italians are on page 2 and Americans on page 3.

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 AX 009 Unidentified courtier.   (perhaps Sir Robert Dudley, favourite of Elizabeth I).  His clothes suggest a date . c1575 but the actual print may be from the 1600s. On laid paper cut to neat line and stuck along the top to a 19th century support 171 x 92 mm.  Good condition but several unobtrusive yellowish stains and a diagonal fold across the legs.  $A 30

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AX 022 King George IV with a facsimile of his signature. Steel engraving published by London Printing and Publishing company c 1860.    x  Condition: tear into the base of the print, not affecting image or caption, spots in margins. $A 25

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AX 010  Frederic, Earl of Carlisle.  Copper engraving from The Gentleman’s Magazine 1790, 186 x 110 mm.  Good condition but some offsetting from the opposite page in the magazine.  $ A 20

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AX 007 Thomas Hollis, political philosopher.  Copper engraving from The Gentleman’s Magazine, 1790. 186 x 110 mm.  Good condition.  $ A 20.

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AX 005 Charles Wolfran Cornwall, Speaker of the House of Commons.  Copper engraving from The Gentleman’s Magazine, 1780.  186 x 110mm.  Good condition, but some offsetting from the opposite page in the magazine.  $ A 20

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AX 006 Earl of Dartmouth Copper engraving from The Gentleman’s Magazine, 1780.  186 x 110 mm  Good condition   $ A 20

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AX 008  Thomas Gresham, founder of the Royal Exchange and Gresham College.  Steel engraving published c 1870.  205 x 175 mm.  Excellent condition.  $ A 20

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AX 011 Francis Bacon.  Steel engraving published by John Tallis & Co, London 1851.   220 x 156 mm, very good condition.  $A25

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AX 012 Admiral Viscount Hood.  Steel engraving published by John Tallis & Co, London 1851.  220 x 156 mm, very good condition.  $A 20

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AX 014 Sir Francis Drake.  Steel engraving published by John Tallis & Co, London 1851.  220 x 156 mm.  Good condition, short tear into the frame. $A 20

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AX 013 Admiral Lord Hawke.  Steel engraving published by John Tallis & Co, London 1851.   220 x 156 mm, very good condition.   $A 20

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AX 019 Lord (General) Heathfield.  Steel engraving after a portrait in the National Gallery London, published by James and Son. London c 1870.  Printed surface 210 x 130 mm. Very good condition. $A20

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AX 021 Samuel Johnston with a facsimile of his signature, from an unknown publication. London c 1870.  Printed surface 210 x 130 mm, very good condition.  $A 20

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AX 016 Lord Palmerston.  Wood engraving from The Imperial Dictionary of  Universal Biography, published by William Mackenzie, London c 1870.  190 x 150 mm approx., very good condition. $A20

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AX 023 Death of Sir Philip Sidney.  Steel engraving by Herbert K Bourne after a painting by Jean Francis Rigaud, published by Virtue & Co, London c 1865 .151 x 109 mm, very good condition.   $A 20