Portraits of Statesmen + Politicians 2 .

Portraits of Statesmen & Politicians 2


The Righ Honourable Lord Grenville
Portrait of William Wyndham Grenville, Baron Grenville, half-length, standing slightly to right, with head turned to look to left; wearing ornate gown of Chancellor of the University of Oxford, and lace cravat; curtain behind at left; illustration to the 'European Magazine'; after Owen. 1817 Stipple, etching and engraving printed on chine collé . Lettered below the image with title, production "London, Published for the European Magazine by J. Asperne, Cornhill 1st. July 1817. / Engraved by H. Meyer, from an original Painting by W. Owen Esqr. R. A.". £16 x 2


 The Honourable William Wyndham
William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville (1759-1834), Prime Minister  Grenville, William Pitt's first cousin, served as Speaker of the House of Commons (1789) and Foreign Secretary (1791-1801). The protégé and loyal follower of his cousin, Grenville was angered by Pitt's failure to oppose Addington and broke with him to join Fox and Grey in opposition. It was as head of the 'Ministry of All the Talents' coalition government, following Pitt's death, that Grenville was Prime Minister from 1806 to 1807. A reluctant leader, he resigned over George III's refusal to agree to Catholic emancipation; his administration nevertheless saw the abolition of British participation in the slave trade. from 'The Senator; or, Clarendon's Parliamentary chronicle : Containing a weekly register, recording, with the strictest impartiality, and utmost accuracy, the proceedings and debates of the houses of lords and commons "...Published inLondon : Printed for C. Cooke, 1791 Size 191 mm x 130 mm paper size  unmounted £12


Sir William Wyndham  Bart
William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville (1759-1834), Prime Minister  Grenville, William Pitt's first cousin, served as Speaker of the House of Commons (1789) and Foreign Secretary (1791-1801). The protégé and loyal follower of his cousin, Grenville was angered by Pitt's failure to oppose Addington and broke with him to join Fox and Grey in opposition. It was as head of the 'Ministry of All the Talents' coalition government, following Pitt's death, that Grenville was Prime Minister from 1806 to 1807. A reluctant leader, he resigned over George III's refusal to agree to Catholic emancipation; his administration nevertheless saw the abolition of British participation in the slave trade. from copper Plate engraving illustration to the 'Universal Magazine'. 1. The Universal Magazine was a monthly magazine founded by John Hinton and published between 1747 and 1799 mainly by subscription.    Size 191 mm x 130 mm paper size  unmounted £16 b x 2  basically a mini Houbraken 


Sir William Wyndham  Bart
William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville (1759-1834), Prime Minister  Grenville, William Pitt's first cousin, served as Speaker of the House of Commons (1789) and Foreign Secretary (1791-1801). The protégé and loyal follower of his cousin, Grenville was angered by Pitt's failure to oppose Addington and broke with him to join Fox and Grey in opposition. It was as head of the 'Ministry of All the Talents' coalition government, following Pitt's death, that Grenville was Prime Minister from 1806 to 1807. A reluctant leader, he resigned over George III's refusal to agree to Catholic emancipation; his administration nevertheless saw the abolition of British participation in the slave trade. Copper Line engraved by  Guillaume Philippe Benoist (1725 - 1800) Size  8.5 x 7.3 cm. Plate from  Tobias Smollett's 'History of England ', Published 1757. £12 x 2


 The Honourable Charles Townshend
Charles Townshend Charles Townshend (28 August 1725 – 4 September 1767) was a British politician who held various titles in the Parliament of Great Britain. His establishment of the controversial Townshend Acts is considered one of the key causes of the American Revolution. Chancellor of the Exchequer The Right Honourable Charles Townshend, 1725 - 1767. Chancellor of the Exchequer by  Johann Sebastian Muller   Line engraving on paper date created: Published 1802 measurements: 8.90 x 6.70 cm £16 x 4


The Honourable Charles Townshend
 Charles Townshend (28 August 1725 – 4 September 1767) was a British politician who held various titles in the Parliament of Great Britain. His establishment of the controversial Townshend Acts is considered one of the key causes of the American Revolution. Chancellor of the Exchequer The Right Honourable Charles Townshend, 1725 - 1767. Chancellor of the Exchequer From The British Gallery of Contemporary Portraits, Being a Series of Engravings of the Most Eminent Persons Now Living or Lately Deceased in Great Britain and Ireland: From Drawings Accurately Made from Life or from the Most Approved Original Pictures, Accompanied by Short Biographical Notices, 2 vols. published by  T. Cadell & Davies, London, 1810  to 1822 Size normally   38 x 32 cm but page sizes vary from folio down  unmounted £20


Lionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex
Lionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex (1575-1645), Merchant, financier and government minister by E. Bocquet, published by John Scott,  1808 after Ozias Humphry stipple engraving, published 20 May 1806 7 1/2 in. x 5 3/8 in. (190 mm x 138 mm) paper size Published 1806 by J.Scott, 442 the Strand probably from the edition of 'Lord Keeper Littleton'£16 x 2


John Philpot Curran (1750-1817), Judge
Not a Catholic himself, Curran fought in the Irish House of Commons for Roman Catholic emancipation. He undertook the defence in the treason trials of the rebel leaders of the Society of United Irishmen, Wolfe Tone, Archibald Hamilton Rowan, and Lord Edward Fitzgerald. After the insurrection led by Robert Emmet in 1803, Curran came under suspicion because, unknown to him, his daughter Sarah was engaged to Emmet. In 1814 he retired to London where he was a member of a distinguished group of wits, writers, and lawyers that included Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Lord Byron, Thomas Moore, and Thomas Erskine.from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades  ,published in London by Blood £16 x 4


John Philpot Curran (1750-1817), Judge
Not a Catholic himself, Curran fought in the Irish House of Commons for Roman Catholic emancipation. He undertook the defence in the treason trials of the rebel leaders of the Society of United Irishmen, Wolfe Tone, Archibald Hamilton Rowan, and Lord Edward Fitzgerald. After the insurrection led by Robert Emmet in 1803, Curran came under suspicion because, unknown to him, his daughter Sarah was engaged to Emmet. In 1814 he retired to London where he was a member of a distinguished group of wits, writers, and lawyers that included Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Lord Byron, Thomas Moore, and Thomas Erskine. From Recollections of Curran and some of his contemporaries. London : T. Hookham, Jun. Old Bond street  £18 rare

John Philpot Curran (1750-1817), Judge
Not a Catholic himself, Curran fought in the Irish House of Commons for Roman Catholic emancipation. He undertook the defence in the treason trials of the rebel leaders of the Society of United Irishmen, Wolfe Tone, Archibald Hamilton Rowan, and Lord Edward Fitzgerald. After the insurrection led by Robert Emmet in 1803, Curran came under suspicion because, unknown to him, his daughter Sarah was engaged to Emmet. In 1814 he retired to London where he was a member of a distinguished group of wits, writers, and lawyers that included Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Lord Byron, Thomas Moore, and Thomas Erskine. From Ryan's Worthies of Ireland



Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634), Lawyer, legal writer and politician
Size 13 3/8 X 8 7/8 (Sizes in inches are approximate, height preceding width of plate-mark or image.) Source : Originally from Vertues work "The Heads of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain " Published in London by Knapton from 1747-1756. £16


Harvey Christian Combe (1752-1818), Lord Mayor of London
 Stipple engraving from "The Gentleman's Magazine.The Gentleman's Magazine was a monthly magazine published in London in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century. The magazine began publication with the January 1731 issue. Over time the magazine had various subtitles, including "monthly intelligencer" and "historical review". It restarted its volume numbering in 1868. It ceased publication in 1907. Size 12 x 21s+ cm £16 x 2
 

Thomas Cromwell
Antique copper engraving by Nathaniel Parr (floruit 1742-1751) from Joseph Grove, author of a life of Cardinal Wolsey, a history of the Dukes of ...London, 1758 RARE £20 unmounted



Thomas Lord Cromwell
Copper engraving in a ribboned frame from Continuation of the Complete History of England.: By Tobias Smollett Published 1760-1 Printed for Richard Baldwin He used eight main engravers...Smollett considered his continuation of A Complete History of England to be his major work, and one that he produced during his short prison sentence for libel. Size 135 mm x 102 mm paper £15



Phillip Francis KB
Sir Philip Francis was an Irish-born British politician and pamphleteer, the supposed author of the Letters of Junius, and the chief antagonist of Warren Hastings.Born October 22, 1740, Dublin, Republic of Ireland Died December 23, 1818, Engraving with stipple from the  Gazette of Fashion  drawn by Lonsdale  engraved by Freeman £15


Thomas Wriothesley, 3
4th Earl of Southampton (1608-1667), Lord High Treasurer 1660-7 and son of Shakespeare's patron. Stipple engraving from Collections for the History of Hampshire, and the Bishopric of Winchester ..Published 1795 .By D. Y., Richard Warner  £12 unmounted some soiling to page edge



Alderman Wood MP
Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Baronet (2 June 1768 – 25 September 1843) was a British Whig politician. Antique Engraving by S Davenport London Published by Thomas Kelly 17 Paternoster Row  £12 unmounted some soiling to page edge



Alderman Wood MP
Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Baronet (2 June 1768 – 25 September 1843) was a British Whig politician. Antique Engraving  from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades  ,published in London by Blood , in 1816 £12 unmounted some soiling to page edge


Alderman Wood MP
Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Baronet (2 June 1768 – 25 September 1843) was a British Whig politician. Antique Engraving Steel engraving Published by Joseph Robins, Bride Court, Fleet Street 1820  £12 unmounted some soiling to page edge

Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford
Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford KG KB PC (26 August 1676 – 18 March 1745), known before 1742 as Sir Robert Walpole, was a British statesman. Copper engraving by Johann Sebastian Müller (1715?–1790?), draughtsman and engraver, was born at Nuremberg about 1715, and studied there under J. C. Weigel and M. Tyroff. In 1744 he came to England with his brother Tobias, an engraver of architecture,  remaining in this country, chiefly practising as an engraver. He signed his early works J. S. Müller or J. S. Miller, but after 1760 used the signature of John Miller. Early scarce £20 unframed b x 2



Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford
Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford KG KB PC (26 August 1676 – 18 March 1745), known before 1742 as Sir Robert Walpole, was a British statesman.Engraved by Thomas Chambars (1724-89),  from self portrait  .Size 165 x 120 mm from first  edition of the " Anecdotes of Painting good borders small detailed engraving by Horace Walpole  printed at the Strawberry hill press in pre 1762, £20 b x 2





Lord Macartney
George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, KB (14 May 1737 – 31 May 1806) was an Irish-born British statesman, colonial administrator and diplomat. He is often remembered for his observation following Britain's success in the Seven Years War and subsequent territorial expansion at the Treaty of Paris that Britain now controlled "a vast Empire, on which the sun never sets". British politician and promoter of canals in Ireland.fter Henry Edridge (1769-1821) frontespiece to Narrative of the public life of Lord Macartney, ...By Sir John Barrow, Earl George Macartney  1807 £15




Lord Macartney
George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, KB (14 May 1737 – 31 May 1806) was an Irish-born British statesman, colonial administrator and diplomat. He is often remembered for his observation following Britain's success in the Seven Years War and subsequent territorial expansion at the Treaty of Paris that Britain now controlled "a vast Empire, on which the sun never sets". British politician and promoter of canals in Ireland.His Excellency The Earl Of Macartney [Embassador Extraordinary from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China.] Painted by F. Hickey. Engd. By J. Hall Engr. To his Majesty.Published 1796 by G Nichol  Image 248 x 180mm.  Some tattiness in rt edge margin £95

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Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Granville 2

 (1773-1846), Diplomat  after being made Marquis of Stafford  . From The British Gallery of Contemporary Portraits, Being a Series of Engravings of the Most Eminent Persons Now Living or Lately Deceased in Great Britain and Ireland: From Drawings Accurately Made from Life or from the Most Approved Original Pictures, Accompanied by Short Biographical Notices, 2 vols. published by  T. Cadell & Davies, London, 1810  to 1822 Size normally   38 x 32 cm but page sizes vary from folio down  unmounted £30  x 2




Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville

(1742-1811), Statesman From 'The British Gallery of Contemporary Portraits, Being a Series of Engravings of the Most Eminent Persons Now Living or Lately Deceased in Great Britain and Ireland: From Drawings Accurately Made from Life or from the Most Approved Original Pictures, Accompanied by Short Biographical Notices, 2 vols. published by  T. Cadell & Davies, London, 1810  to 1822 Size normally   38 x 32 cm but page sizes vary from folio down  unmounted £30



John Wilson Croker

1780-1857 Essayist and politician; Secretary to the Admiralty and MP for several constituencies From 'The British Gallery of Contemporary Portraits, Being a Series of Engravings of the Most Eminent Persons Now Living or Lately Deceased in Great Britain and Ireland: From Drawings Accurately Made from Life or from the Most Approved Original Pictures, Accompanied by Short Biographical Notices, 2 vols. published by  T. Cadell & Davies, London, 1810  to 1822 Size normally   38 x 32 cm but page sizes vary from folio down  unmounted £30 slight soiling




George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney

(1737-1806), Diplomat and colonial governor From 'The British Gallery of Contemporary Portraits, Being a Series of Engravings of the Most Eminent Persons Now Living or Lately Deceased in Great Britain and Ireland: From Drawings Accurately Made from Life or from the Most Approved Original Pictures, Accompanied by Short Biographical Notices, 2 vols. published by  T. Cadell & Davies, London, 1810  to 1822 Size normally   38 x 32 cm but page sizes vary from folio down  unmounted £30



Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Granville

 (1773-1846), Diplomat  . From The British Gallery of Contemporary Portraits, Being a Series of Engravings of the Most Eminent Persons Now Living or Lately Deceased in Great Britain and Ireland: From Drawings Accurately Made from Life or from the Most Approved Original Pictures, Accompanied by Short Biographical Notices, 2 vols. published by  T. Cadell & Davies, London, 1810  to 1822 Size normally   38 x 32 cm but page sizes vary from folio down  unmounted £30 x 2




Charles Long, 1st Baron Farnborough

(1760-1838), Paymaster General, Chief Secretary for Ireland; MP for Rye, Midhurst, Wendover and Haslemere; art connoisseur   . From 'The British Gallery of Contemporary Portraits, Being a Series of Engravings of the Most Eminent Persons Now Living or Lately Deceased in Great Britain and Ireland: From Drawings Accurately Made from Life or from the Most Approved Original Pictures, Accompanied by Short Biographical Notices, 2 vols. published by  T. Cadell & Davies, London, 1810  to 1822 Size normally   38 x 32 cm but page sizes vary from folio down  unmounted £30 x 2



James Harris, 1st Earl of Malmesbury

(1746-1820), Diplomat    . From The British Gallery of Contemporary Portraits, Being a Series of Engravings of the Most Eminent Persons Now Living or Lately Deceased in Great Britain and Ireland: From Drawings Accurately Made from Life or from the Most Approved Original Pictures, Accompanied by Short Biographical Notices, 2 vols. published by  T. Cadell & Davies, London, 1810  to 1822 Size normally   38 x 32 cm but page sizes vary from folio down  unmounted £30  x 2

unmounted £20  creased as in pic




Sir James Mackintosh

(1765-1832),  Philosopher and a prominent Whig.   . From The British Gallery of Contemporary Portraits, Being a Series of Engravings of the Most Eminent Persons Now Living or Lately Deceased in Great Britain and Ireland: From Drawings Accurately Made from Life or from the Most Approved Original Pictures, Accompanied by Short Biographical Notices, 2 vols. published by  T. Cadell & Davies, London, 1810  to 1822 Size normally   38 x 32 cm but page sizes vary from folio down  unmounted £30



Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham
 By Jacobus Houbraken, 17473. Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken . LARGE sized copper engraving from 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbracken, & Mr. Vertuewith their Lives and Characters 'by Thomas Birch, Approximate image size  about 23 x 36 cm Full page no defects Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756 £40 inc delivery





  The Hon.ble William Fletcher, one of the Justices of the Common Pleas in Ireland.
Antique copper engraved print from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades  Blood, T., fl.1814-1823, engraver.Published: London : James Asperne, No. 2, Cornhill., January 1st, 1815. b x 5
Stipple and etching £16



John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll and Duke of Greenwich

by Jacobus Houbraken, after William Aikman, 1735' Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken . LARGE sized copper engraving from 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbracken, & Mr. Vertuewith their Lives and Characters 'by Thomas Birch, Approximate image size  about 23 x 36 cm Full page no defects Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756 £30 inc delivery laid to board 1st version shown




Sir William dham, 1st Baronet
(c. 1632 – 1683) Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken . LARGE sized copper engraving from 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbracken, & Mr. Vertuewith their Lives and Characters 'by Thomas Birch, Approximate image size  about 23 x 36 cm Full page no defects Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756 £40 inc delivery


£20 inc delivery tipped on to paper crease




Sir William Morice
(1602-1676), Politician Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken after a painting by G. Kneller .Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken LARGE sized copper engraving from 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbracken, & Mr. Vertuewith their Lives and Characters 'by Thomas Birch, Approximate image size  about 23 x 36 cm cut to plate and tipped on to paper Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756 £35 inc delivery
tinted version full page but odd colouring




Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex
Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken after a painting by Holbein. LARGE sized copper engraving from 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbracken, & Mr. Vertuewith their Lives and Characters 'by Thomas Birch, Approximate image size  about 23 x 36 cm Full page no defects Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756 £40 inc delivery x 2



Sir Thomas Smyth, Secretary of State
Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken after a painting by Holbein. LARGE sized copper engraving from 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbracken, & Mr. Vertuewith their Lives and Characters 'by Thomas Birch, Approximate image size  about 23 x 36 cm Full page no defects Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756 £40 inc delivery


 Copy 2 cut to plate and tipped on to paper Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756 £35 inc delivery




John Thurlow, Secretary to Oliver Cromwell
 (June 1616 – 21 February 1668). Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken after a painting by Cooper. LARGE sized copper engraving from 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbracken, & Mr. Vertuewith their Lives and Characters 'by Thomas Birch, Approximate image size  about 23 x 36 cm Full page no defects Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756 £40 inc delivery x 2



General Henry Ireton,
Deputy of Ireland Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken after a painting by Cooper. LARGE sized copper engraving from 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbracken, & Mr. Vertuewith their Lives and Characters 'by Thomas Birch, Approximate image size  about 23 x 36 cm Full page perfect £40 inc delivery


 copy 2 cut to plate and tipped on to paper Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756 £35 inc delivery




Sir William Morice  1
(1602-1676), Politician Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken after a painting by G. Kneller .Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken LARGE sized copper engraving from 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbracken, & Mr. Vertuewith their Lives and Characters 'by Thomas Birch, Approximate image size  about 23 x 36 cm cut to plate and tipped on to paper Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756 £35 inc delivery




James Douglas, Earl of Morton
4th Earl of Morton (circa 1516-1581), Regent of Scotland 1572-78.Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken after a painting by G. Kneller .Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken LARGE sized copper engraving from 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbracken, & Mr. Vertuewith their Lives and Characters 'by Thomas Birch, Approximate image size  about 23 x 36 cm cut to plate and tipped on to paper Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756 £35 inc delivery




Laurence Hyde, Earl of Rochester
(1641-1711), Politician An influential statesman who served under Charles II, James II, William III and Queen Anne Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken after a painting by G. Kneller .Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken LARGE sized copper engraving from 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbracken, & Mr. Vertuewith their Lives and Characters 'by Thomas Birch, Approximate image size  about 23 x 36 cm cut to plate and tipped on to paper Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756 £35 inc delivery

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George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax
(1633-1695), Political philosopher A statesman and writer, Halifax was a favourite of Charles II; Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken LARGE sized copper engraving from 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbracken, & Mr. Vertuewith their Lives and Characters 'by Thomas Birch, Approximate image size  about 23 x 36 cm cut to plate and tipped on to paper Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756 £35 inc delivery dated 1740




John Hampden (1595-1643), Politician


One of the central figures at the start of the English Revolution. He entered Parliament as an MP in 1621, Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken LARGE sized copper engraving from 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbracken, & Mr. Vertuewith their Lives and Characters 'by Thomas Birch, Approximate image size  about 23 x 36 cm Full page perfect £40 inc delivery x 2


cut to plate and tipped on to paper Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756 £35 inc delivery dated 1740



George Digby, Earl of Bristol
1612-1677 Politician and royalist commander Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken after a painting by van Dyck. ARGE sized copper engraving from 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbracken, & Mr. Vertuewith their Lives and Characters 'by Thomas Birch, Approximate image size  about 23 x 36 cm cut to plate and tipped on to paper Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756 £35 inc delivery




Thomas Lord Coventry
Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken LARGE sized copper engraving from 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbracken, & Mr. Vertuewith their Lives and Characters 'by Thomas Birch, Approximate image size  about 23 x 36 cm cut to plate and tipped on to paper Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756 £35 inc delivery dated 1741 x 2



Charles Fleetwood, Lord Deputy of Ireland
Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken after a painting by Walker LARGE sized copper engraving from 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbracken, & Mr. Vertuewith their Lives and Characters 'by Thomas Birch, Approximate image size  about 23 x 36 cm cut to plate and tipped on to paper Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756 £35 inc delivery










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William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath (1684-1764),
Statesman Later Stuart Throughout the reign of Queen Anne (1702-14), Pulteney played a prominent part in the Whig struggle to regain power from the Tories. He became a Whig Member of Parliament in 1705 and held a number of government posts including Secretary at War, 1714-17, before falling out with Sir Robert Walpole, the Whig Prime Minister. From his opposition faction, Pulteney was in a position to take over the government on three occasions, but failed to do so. When Walpole fell from power in 1742, Pulteney declined two requests by George II to form a government, accepting instead the first Lordship of the Treasury in the 1st Earl of Wilmington's ministry (1742-3) and the earldom of Bath. Stipple engraving normally drawn by George Knapton, engraved by Simon Francois Ravenet, Size 108mm x    106mm paper size in a circle from Tobias Smollett's History of England, 1757-65 £15 unmounted


George Downing
George Downing barrister at law freemason. - 1712 - 1800 from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades  ,published in London by Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, in 1820 £16 x 3
Sir Phillip Francis
Sir Philip Francis (1740-1818), Whig politician and pamphleteer  Politician; he is believed to have been the author of the anonymous 'Junius' letters, which attacked the government and the political influence of George III. Sent to Calcutta in 1774 as an adviser, he came into conflict with Warren Hastings, accusing him of corruption. Their rivalry ended in a duel which left Francis wounded. Engraving from the Gazette of fashion magazine 1822 Scarce  £16 x 3
Richard Clarke,
Richard Clarke, 1739 - 1830. Chamberlain of London from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades  ,published in London by Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, in 1820 £16 x 3


George Dempster
Scottish Writer Agriculturist Mp Forfarshire .from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades  ,published in London by Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, in 1820 £16
George Carew, Earl of Totnes
George Carew, Earl of Totnes (1555-1629), Statesman George Carew was a soldier, administrator, and antiquary noted for his service in Ireland during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Having served in Ireland from 1574, in 1586 he was appointed master of the ordnance in Ireland. He went on to become lieutenant general of the ordnance in England in 1592. In 1600 Carew was appointed president of the province of Munster, where he won the admiration of Elizabeth for his suppression of the Irish rebels under Hugh O'Neill. After the accession of Charles I in 1625, Carew was made Earl of Totnes. As an antiquary, he collected many Irish historical and genealogical materials. Copperplate  engraving from Richardson's "Portraits illustrating Granger's Biographical History of England," London, 1792–1812. Published by William Richardson, printseller, London. James Granger (1723–1776) was an English clergyman, biographer, and print collector. Published  by W. Richardson No 31 Strand..dated1794  Size 186 mm x 131 mm paper size £20 x 4

George Carew, Earl of Totnes
George Carew, Earl of Totnes (1555-1629), Statesman George Carew was a soldier, administrator, and antiquary noted for his service in Ireland during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Having served in Ireland from 1574, in 1586 he was appointed master of the ordnance in Ireland. He went on to become lieutenant general of the ordnance in England in 1592. In 1600 Carew was appointed president of the province of Munster, where he won the admiration of Elizabeth for his suppression of the Irish rebels under Hugh O'Neill. After the accession of Charles I in 1625, Carew was made Earl of Totnes. Published by Silvester (Sylvester) Harding, after Unknown artist stipple engraving, published 1798  Stipple engraving, published by Edward Harding paper size  180 mm x 136 mm .Edward Harding (1755-1840), Large Stipple engraving  Drawn and engraved . by and published by Edward Harding,  From 'The biographical mirrour: comprising a series of ancient and'... By Francis Godolphin Waldron, Sylvester Harding, Edward Harding published  , 98 Pall mall £16 x 2

George Carew, Earl of Totnes
George Carew, Earl of Totnes (1555-1629), Statesman Sitter in 8 portraits George Carew was a soldier, administrator, and antiquary noted for his service in Ireland during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Having served in Ireland from 1574, in 1586 he was appointed master of the ordnance in Ireland. He went on to become lieutenant general of the ordnance in England in 1592. In 1600 Carew was appointed president of the province of Munster, where he won the admiration of Elizabeth for his suppression of the Irish rebels under Hugh O'Neill. After the accession of Charles I in 1625, Carew was made Earl of Totnes.   Copper engraving by Robert van Voerst line engraving, published 1633  £55

Henry Cromwell
Henry Cromwell (1628-1674), Son of Oliver Cromwell and statesman Pub E Jeffrey Pall Mall /Printed and published for Edward Jeffery, 1807 £15
Sir William Gascoigne
Sir William Gascoigne (c. 1350 – 17 December 1419) was Chief Justice of England during the reign of King Henry IV. c1790 £16 x 2

Ralph Lord  Hopton
Ralph Hopton, 1st Baron Hopton, March 1596 to September 1652, was a politician, soldier and landowner. During the 1642 to 1646 First English Civil War, he served as Royalist commander in the West Country, and was made Baron Hopton of Stratton ; MP for Shaftesbury, Bath, Somerset and Wells

 

Sidney , Earl of Godolphin, Lord Treasurer
Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken after a painting by Kneller. LARGE sized copper engraving from 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbracken, & Mr. Vertuewith their Lives and Characters 'by Thomas Birch, Approximate image size  about 23 x 36 cm cut to plate and tipped on to paper Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756 £35 inc delivery





James Stuart, Duke of Richmond
(6 April 1612 – 30 March 1655) was a Scottish nobleman. Warden of the Cinque ports. Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken after a painting by van Dyck. LARGE sized copper engraving from 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbracken, & Mr. Vertuewith their Lives and Characters 'by Thomas Birch, Approximate image size  about 23 x 36 cm cut to plate and tipped on to paper Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756 £35 inc delivery pre letters ie proof

£24 laid to board some toning



Sir William Temple, Bt
(1628-1699), Diplomat and writer  Temple negotiated the Triple Alliance between England, Holland and  Sweden


Sir Henry Vane, Knight ( younger)
(baptised 26 March 1613 – 14 June 1662), son of Henry Vane the Elder an English politician, statesman, and colonial governor. PLATE 68 Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken after a painting by P. Lely LARGE sized copper engraving from 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbracken, & Mr. Vertuewith their Lives and Characters 'by Thomas Birch, Approximate image size  about 23 x 36 cm cut to plate and tipped on to paper Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756 £35 inc delivery



Sir Paul Rycaut
 (1628-1700), Diplomat and writer.possibly by Robert White, after Sir Peter Lely Frontespiece from The History of the Turkish Empire From the Year 1623 to the Year 1677. Containing the Reigns of the three last Emperours, viz. Sultan Morat or Amurat IV[,] Sultan Ibrahim, and Sultan Mahomet IV[,] his Son, The XIII Emperour now Reigning. London: J.M. for John Starkey, 1680 b + one poorly printed copy £20




Lord Chief Justice John Willes
(1685-1761)  Judge, Chief Justice of Common Pleas; MP etc. Stipple engraving  by Alimnet published in Gentleman's Magazine etching, 1795  From the The Gentleman's Magazine .The Gentleman's Magazine was a monthly magazine published in London in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century. The magazine began publication with the January 1731 issue. Over time the magazine had various subtitles, including "monthly intelligencer" and "historical review". published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe  135 mm x 102 mm paper size b £18 unmounted b x 2



Sir Thomas Rumbold
 (1736-1791), Indian administrator. rom THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades  ,published in London by Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, in 1820 . b x 2 date d1782




 The Rt Hon Fred'k Earl of Carlisle Lord Lieut Ireland
Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle (1748-1825), Politician.Antique copper  engraving from London Magazine (London, ENGLAND) The London Magazine was originally founded in 1732 as the "London Magazine, or Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer". It ran from 1732 to 1785 in political opposition to the Tory-based Gentleman's Magazine  . Image size normally 17 x 11+ cm unmounted Scarce £18  1780  b x 2



Frederic Earl of Carlisle
Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle (1748-1825), Politician. Copper Plate engraving illustration to the 'Universal Magazine'. 1. The Universal Magazine was a monthly magazine founded by John Hinton and published between 1747 and 1799 mainly by subscription.    Size 191 mm x 130 mm paper size  unmounted £20 b x 2  basically a mini Houbraken 




Frederic Earl of Carlisle
Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle (1748-1825), Politician. from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades  ,published in London by Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, in 1820 .Engraving by [James] Hopwood, after Romney b x 2 date d1785



 Sir William Wadd, - Lieutenant of the Tower
Sir William Wadd 1546-1623 English diplomat, successively ambassador to the Emperor Rudolf, to Henry IV. and to Mary Queen of Scots, inspector of the Irish forces of the privy council to King James, lieutenant of the Tower of London, clerk of the council to Henry VIII, and Edward VI and the author of a book of travels. Benvenuto Cellini
Sculptor Drawn by by Giorgio Vasari (30 July 1511 – 27 June 1574)  for his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects later engraving by J.Collyer (14 September 1748 – 24 December 1827), From the paper c 1790 Cannot locate only later images taken from this one




Sir Nicholas Bacon
(1510-1579), Lord Keeper of the Great Seal.Copper Plate engraving illustration to the 'Universal Magazine'. 1. The Universal Magazine was a monthly magazine founded by John Hinton and published between 1747 and 1799 mainly by subscription.    Size 191 mm x 130 mm paper size  unmounted £20 b x 2  basically a mini Houbraken after Adriaen van der Werff



Samuel Whitbread MP
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Sir Cecil Wray, Bt
(1734-1805), Politician  From  The Universal Magazine published by J. Hinton at the King's Arms in Newgate Street. The Universal Magazine was a monthly magazine founded by John Hinton and published between 1747 and 1799 mainly by subscription. Size 191 mm x 130 mm paper size  unmounted £20  1777  b x 2

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Samuel Whitbread MP
 (1756-1815), Politician and brewer. Antique copper engraved print from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades  ,published in London by Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, in 1820 .Engraving by [James] Hopwood, after John Opie b x 2




Sir Richard Whittington
died 1423 Alderman of London; thrice Lord Mayor  Copper Line engraved by  Guillaume Philippe Benoist (1725 - 1800) Size  8.5 x 7.3 cm. Plate from  Tobias Smollett's 'History of England ', Published 1757. £16 unmounted b..A printer altered the  original engraving,  showing Whittington holding a skull, to include his famous cat so all early pics look odd. 



John Thurloe

Copper line engraving,  after Samuel Cooper who  originally drew this image,  for Edward Ward’s verse history of the English Civil Wars, ‘History of the Grand Rebellion’ (1713).The engravings were then re-used, with plate numbers added, in  ‘History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England’, by Edward Hyde / Clarendon c 1700.  paper size 216mm x 130mm , image 166mm x 95mm £20 unmounted b




Sir Thomas More
illustration to the 'Universal Magazine'. 1. The Universal Magazine was a monthly magazine founded by John Hinton and published between 1747 and 1799 mainly by subscription.    Size 191 mm x 130 mm paper size  unmounted£20 b x 2  basically a mini Houbraken dated 1748



Thurloe Secretary to Cromwell
(June 1616 – 21 February 1668). Copper engraving c.1651–1694) (after Sir Godfrey Kneller) engraved by Thomas Chambers (Chambars) (circa 1724-1789). Size   108mm x    106mm paper size in a circle from  Tobias Smollett's History of England, 1757-65 £12 unmounted b  x 4     




John Thurlow, Secretary to Oliver Cromwell (June 1616 – 21 February 1668). Illustration for the Universal Magazine. Printed for J Hinton, Newgate Street. 1750's illustration to the 'Universal Magazine'. 1. The Universal Magazine was a monthly magazine founded by John Hinton and published between 1747 and 1799 mainly by subscription.    Size 191 mm x 130 mm paper size  unmounted£20 b x 2  basically a mini Houbraken



John Williams
1582-1650 Archbishop of York and Lord Keeper. illustration to the 'Universal Magazine'. 1. The Universal Magazine was a monthly magazine founded by John Hinton and published between 1747 and 1799 mainly by subscription.  1752  Size 191 mm x 130 mm paper size  unmounted£20 b x 3




John Williams
1582-1650 Archbishop of York and Lord Keeper. Copper/wood engraving by Michael Van der Gucht (1683 – 1756) originally engraved this image,  for Edward Ward’s verse history of the English Civil Wars, ‘History of the Grand Rebellion’ (1713).The engravings were then re-used, with plate numbers added, in  ‘History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England’, by Edward Hyde / Clarendon c 1700.  paper size 216mm x 130mm , image 166mm x 95mm £20 unmounted b x 4



Christopher Wright
(1570?-1605), Gunpowder plot conspirator. after Unknown artist, published by James Caulfield line engraving, published 1794 .;Illustration  for Characters of Remarkable Persons by James Caulfield (J.Herbert 1794 )  £16 unmounted b clipped to almost image b x 2




John Wright
1568?-1605 Gunpowder plot conspirator; brother of Christopher Wright. after Unknown artist, published by James Caulfield
line engraving, published 1794 .;Illustration  for Characters of Remarkable Persons by James Caulfield (J.Herbert 1794 )  £18 unmounted b



Sir Christopher Wray
1524-1592 Judge /Justice of the Common Pleas Dated 1805.from the Gentlemans Magazine  .The Gentleman's Magazine was a monthly magazine published in London in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century. The magazine began publication with the January 1731 issue. Over time the magazine had various subtitles, including "monthly intelligencer" and "historical review". published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe published after 1804 135 mm x 102 mm paper size b  x 3 £16 unmounted b




Richard Whittington       
  died 1423 Alderman of London; thrice Lord Mayor  Copper Line engraved by Cook .  Publisher: J. Coxhead Holywell Street, Strand, Jany 1st 1813   size:  100 x 190 mm   From  "The History And Antiquities Of London" , by Thomas Pennant, Esq. London 1813 Scarce £16

Sir Richard Whittington
died 1423 Alderman of London; thrice Lord Mayor .Published in the New Wonderful Museum and Extraordinary Magazine. Also published by R. S. Kirby, Re-Printed by Alex Hogg , Paternoster Row  but earlier in 1802 unmounted b  £16




Sir William Morice (1602-1676), Politician
Secretary of State to Charles 2nd.Copperplate  engraving from Richardson's "Portraits illustrating Granger's Biographical History of England," London, 1792–1812. Published by William Richardson, printseller, London. James Granger (1723–1776) was an English clergyman, biographer, and print collector. Published  by W. Richardson No 31 Strand..dated1794 £20 Size 186 mm x 131 mm paper size b x 2




Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles
(British; Male; 1599 - 1680) One of the 5 members impeached by Charles I. illustration to the 'Universal Magazine'. 1. The Universal Magazine was a monthly magazine founded by John Hinton and published between 1747 and 1799 mainly by subscription.  1752  Size 191 mm x 130 mm paper size  unmounted£20 b x 3



Sir William Morice (1602-1676), Politician
Secretary of State to Charles 2nd. illustration to the 'Universal Magazine'. 1. The Universal Magazine was a monthly magazine founded by John Hinton and published between 1747 and 1799 mainly by subscription.  1761  Size 191 mm x 130 mm paper size  unmounted£20 b x 4




Slingsby Bethel (1617-1697), Republican
after William Sherwin, published by William Richardson
line engraving, published 1800 .Copperplate  engraving from Richardson's "Portraits illustrating Granger's Biographical History of England," London, 1792–1812. Published by William Richardson, printseller, London. James Granger (1723–1776) was an English clergyman, biographer, and print collector. Published  by W. Richardson No 31 Strand.. £20 Size 186 mm x 131 mm paper size b x 2





John Howard Esqr
(1726?-1790), Prison reformer and social campaigner. Oval copper engraving by j.Wooding from The Lady's Magazine or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex, Appropriated Solely to Their Use and Amusement,  produced  from 1770 until 1837cost six pence per copy.  by London bookseller John Coote & publisher John Wheble b x 2



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