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  • Antique Sporting Prints
    Devon From The Graphic London June 7 1873 8 7 8 x 11 5 8 Wood engraving An early British wood engraved view of a ladies golf tournament 225 Rufus F Zogbaum A day with the Prairie Chickens From A C Gould ed Sport or Fishing and Shooting Boston Bradlee Whidden 1889 90 Chromolithograph 12 x 18 Small blemish in sky Otherwise very good condition A handsome sporting print from Gould s portfolio of chromolithographs after original watercolors by an impressive group of American artists including A B Frost F S Cozzens Frederic Remington S F Denton and Rufus T Zogbaum 450 Go to page with other hunting prints Dexter New York Thomas Kelly 1867 Large folio 17 x 24 5 8 Lithograph Original hand tinting Some very light stains Overall very good condition 950 Go to page with other horse racing prints W A Donnelly Renton v West Bromwich Albion For The International Championship From The Illustrated Sporting And Dramatic News London June 2 1888 13 1 2 x 9 1 8 Wood engraving Very good condition A wonderful collage of scenes from an early soccer association football championship showing the teams spectators and part of the action of the game 115 Harold Speed An Ice Carnival at Niagara From The Graphic London January 18 1896 11 x 8 1 4 Screen print Very good condition A charming skating scene of a carnival on ice at the end of the 19th century 65 The Interior of the Fives Court Credits read Painted by T Blake and Engraved by C harles Turner London 1821 but later Aquatint hand coloring The printer was McQueen 15 1 4 x 21 5 8 image plus full margins Laid paper Repaired 2 chip replaced at right margins and tear into title at bottom A clear depiction Ref Siltzer The Story of British Sporting Prints pp 320 1 325 The Five Courts was in James Street Haymarket According to Siltzer it was the great rendezvous of all the elite and the Fancy The scene is a prize fight between Randall and Turner on 5 December 1818 in a court which was usually used for tennis Note the corner house and the grills on the spectators windows to the right The purpose of the picture was to celebrate the many famous people who attended matches over the decades Thus focus is not on the fight but rather centers on the crowd where a cavalry guardsman named Larkin has prominence due to his plumed hat He was so successful as a boxer that he at one time planned to leave the guard Another guardsman kneeling front and center is an anachronism because Jemmy Shaw was killed at the Battle of Waterloo three years before the event Whether living or dead these gentlemen are all looking out at the viewer and not at the fight Even the Master of Ceremonies the referee Lennox is looking away from the fight Still this is a fine sporting print because it

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  • Portrait Gallery of American Indians
    Wimer s Events in Indian History Lancaster or Philadelphia 1841 1843 9 x 11 1 2 Lithographs by Thomas Sinclair Folding book illustration Clean but with irregular dimensions and old folds Sabin 23214 Howes W 548 A series depicting events in America mostly within the United States in the early years 350 each St Clair s Defeat Philip alias Metacomet of Pokanoket The meeting of Pontiac and his embassy with Major Rogers an his troops Capt Smith rescued by Pocahontas The first encounter with the Indians Col James Smiths sic encounter with the Indians George Catlin Buffalo Hunt Chase Plate 7 From Catlin s North American Indian Portfolio London G Catlin 1844 Folio 12 1 4 x 18 1 2 Lithograph drawn by McGahey and printed by Day Hague Full original hand color Very good condition The prints of George Catlin mark a poignant and heroic moment in the history of American art and culture Setting out to chronicle and immortalize Indian culture Catlin s career was one of mid 19th century pioneer adventure and spirit colored by the ideal of the noble savage in his pristine environment In 1830 he went out to St Louis and from there traveled extensively for several years to Indian villages along the Platte and Missouri rivers and then later to tribes throughout the mid and far west The result was some 500 paintings and one of the most significant chronicles of Indian life and culture ever produced The prints Catlin later published from his paintings with their fascinating and important subjects as well as their rich color detail and artistic worth are a noble legacy from Catlin s memorable career During his sojourn in the west Catlin spent much time recording the customs of the Native Americans including their hunting techniques This image

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  • Antique British Prints
    publishing fine illustrations of his first Cabinet of Etruscan Greek and Roman antiquities sold the renowned collection to the British Museum and began afresh to develop a second similar collection The first collection remains one of the Museum s greatest treasures Hamilton authored and published his Collection of Engravings from Ancient Vases based on this second collection between 1791 and 1795 This publication and Wedgwood s works on ceramics influenced John Flaxman and Henry Fuseli as well as many other European artists These engravings are illustrations from the first Florentine edition of Collection of Engravings from Ancient Vases Part of this group of vases was lost during Hamilton s hasty escape from Naples upon the invasion of the French in 1798 the remainder was eventually sold en masse to Englishman Thomas Hope Though Hope offered Hamilton less than he planned to receive he promised to keep the vases together for the study of artists and students of history as Hamilton had always intended 725 Go to page with illustrations of prints of Hamilton s vases Henry Singleton 1766 1839 was a British artist of genre historical literary and biblical themed scenes He was a precocious talent exhibiting at the Society of Artists at age 14 and entering the Royal Academy Schools three years later He exhibited at the Royal Academy every year from 1784 until his death in 1839 and also at the British Institution beginning with its founding in 1806 Many of his paintings were made into stipple engravings which became widely popular These are fine examples of his work Henry Singleton The Curate of the Parish Returned From Duty London circa 1800 Engraved by T Burke 14 x 11 3 4 Narrow margins Wear along bottom margin Otherwise very good condition Here a young curate is returning from his religious duties At first the scene seems to display a joyous domestic scene However traditional symbolism may suggest that all is not quite well The yellow chair rails mimic the birdcage hanging outside the door creating a connection between the wife and the caged bird While the small dog fido a symbol of fidelity is nipping at the young man s coat Such symbolism was common through the nineteenth century 650 Henry Singleton The Vicar of the Parish Receiving His Tithes London circa 1800 Engraved by T Burke 14 1 4 x 11 7 8 Trimmed to plate on top and sides Otherwise very good condition Here a young mother and her son bring a basket filled with geese and a piglet in lieu of money Agricultural tithing was very common in Europe at the time The rector must have had a successful day as bottles of wine can be seen behind his desk and his pocket is stuffed with donations 650 James Gillray Judge Thumb London W Humphrey No 227 Strand 27 November 1782 1818 6 3 4 x 5 1 16 Etching Hand color On wove paper watermarked 1818 Excellent condition George 6123 In 1782 Judge Francis Buller ruled that a man was allowed to beat his wife provided that the instrument of violence was no larger around than his thumb Even in the eighteenth century this ruling was controversial provoking Gillray to produce this satirical cartoon According to one contemporary source the artist s rendering of Buller s face was a very striking likeness Indeed it is remarkably well rendered and is clearly the object of Gillray s joke As the working class man in the background beats his wife with a regulation sized stick they serve as foils for the judge s folly 325 Go to page with other British caricatures Richard Corbould Botany From Encyclopædia Londinensis or Universal dictionary of arts sciences and literature London J Wilkes March 1 1805 Ca 9 x 7 1 4 Stipple engravings with some line work by J Chapman Hand color With light sticker mark in bottom margin Otherwise very good condition In the era of Enlightenment books of knowledge like Encyclopædia Londinensis took on a new importance and nobility in the scope of book publishing Fine artists like Richard Corbould were employed to draw allegorical prints to embellish the volumes Exalting the pursuit of knowledge these allegorical prints draw on neo Classical vocabulary to confer nobility on the studies of geography botany painting and others In classically draped garments female figures pose amid Roman architecture and artifact employing the tools of investigation specific to their discipline This wonderful image contains an allegory of the science of botany 250 Go to page with other allegorical prints from this work R R McIan Shaw From The Clans of The Scottish Highlands London Ackermann and Co 1845 Folio ca 12 x 8 Lithograph Original hand color Full margins Excellent condition With text by James Logan A print of the Shaw clan from a series of beautiful hand colored prints of the highland clans from Scotland by R R McIan Queen Victoria was the first of the English monarchs to become interested in her Scottish heritage In response to this royal interest R R McIan and James Logan made extensive research into the clans of the Scottish highlands and then produced their sumptuous volumes This was the first comprehensive illustrated work on the Scottish clans presenting a descriptive history of each clan and a picture of its clan plaid Thus these prints represent a primary source for subsequent work on the clans and their tartans These are fascinating and colorful pieces of Scottish history 250 Go to list of other McIan highlander prints William Nicholson Prints from An Alphabet New York R H Russell 1898 Ca 9 3 4 x 7 3 4 Lithograph transfers from wood block Sir William Nicholson 1872 1949 was an English artist well known for his unique style of woodcut prints Beginning in the 1890s he created posters with his brother in law James Pryde using the pseudonyms J W Beggarstaff In 1897 Nicholson produced a woodcut print of Queen Victoria that was very well received

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  • Antique Marine Prints
    Tar 350 S Daniell View of the Cape of Good Hope a South Whaler From The Naval Chronicle London J Gold 1804 Aquatint by Thomas Medland Ca 4 1 2 x 3 1 2 Very good condition Between 1799 and 1818 The Naval Chronicle was the preeminent maritime journal reporting news about the British navy Issued twice a year it was published during a period in which the British navy fought the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812 and came to rule the waves This wonderful journal included action reports intelligence on various matters related to the British and other navies and biographies of naval officers Many of the reports were accounts by officers directly involved such as Lord Horatio Nelson Included with the articles were portraits images of naval action and views of the many ports in which the navy called These are important first hand images of this turbulent period This image shows a whaling ship in the waters to the south of the Cape of Good Hope 150 Go to page with listing of other prints from The Naval Chronicle James W Rutter Iron Light House on Minots Ledge Massachusetts Bay Lithographed by Swett Powers Boston 1851 18 x 14 1 2 plus full margins Contemporary frame Browned Framed with archival materials When this lighthouse was constructed on iron pilings so that the surf could flow through it as well as around it the maritime world assumed that it was a new golden age of solidity and thus safety on the New England coast as well as the rest of the United States It began operations in 1850 On 16 April 1851 a raging storm demolished this lighthouse and killed two assistant keepers This storm and a combination of damaged lighthouses were the reason that the U S Government took over operations of lighthouses by replacing private owners and local municipalities Here is a scarce lithograph by a firm with an uncertain identity Swett Powers worked from 24 Franklin Street in Boston Two men named Swett were Francis C Swett a plate printer and Cyrus A Swett an engraver James T Powers was a lithographer Ref Pierce and Slautterback Boston Lithography p 155 900 Josiah Taylor Fifth Annual Sailing Barge Match London J Taylor 1868 16 1 4 x 28 1 4 Lithograph by J Taylor Original hand color Good margins with some chipping and repaired tears one tear extending into sky at top Minor surface blemishes Overall very good condition and appearance A beautifully drawn and lithographed print of a Thames sailing barge race The Thames sailing barges were a commercial boat used on the Thames River during the nineteenth century They were flat bottomed and so could float in very shallow water it was said that they could sail wherever a duck could swim Their maneuverability and shallow draft made them perfect to work the Thomas and its estuary though they were used elsewhere around England Beginning in 1863 a barge owner Henry Dodd

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  • ANTIQUE PRINT AND MAP GIFTS
    from the McKenney Hall History of the Indian Tribes of North America Two full 52 card decks each illustrating 48 portraits from the McKenney Hall series plus four new portraits Each deck boxed with a biography booklet 24 for the set Ready to order Click here to go directly to order form Go to gallery of original Indian prints Map Ties 100 silk map ties 40 each Click on image to see close up of map Map tie 1 Nautical Map tie 2 Celestial Map tie 3 W Hemisphere Map tie 4 Africa Map tie 5 Nile Valley Map tie 6 Constantinople Map tie 7 Ireland Map tie 8 Armillary Sphere Map tie 9 World Exploration Gift Certificates A gift certificate in any denomination is available for purchase our Shop or can be ordered via web phone fax or US Mail Each certificate is good for two years from the date of issue and can be used for any of The Philadelphia Print Shop s merchandise or services it must be presented to be redeemed and is not transferable We are happy to mail the certificate directly to your gift recipient and to include a hand written greeting per your

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  • FEATURED ANTIQUE MAPS AND PRINTS FROM THE PHILADELPHIA PRINT SHOP
    for them to be left alone to develop their new country This print uses symbols of republican virtues to express pride in the new country Six lines of descriptive text explain that the focus is on Minerva Goddess of Wisdom who points to an escutcheon of the United States with the motto Union and Independence emblazoned on a shield held by America Thrown down at their feet and behind them is a spear and shield with the visage of Medusa To the right of this vignette is an equestrian statue of Washington at the entrance of a grand temple To the left the god Mercury representing commerce points to proudly sailing ships to indicate his approval to the goddess Ceres who holds wheat a symbol of agriculture while to her back are symbols of American industry spinning beekeeping and plowing This is a rich allegory to describe America We date this print at 1815 because that year marked the end of the War of 1812 and the message is appropriate for that time Also in that year Benjamin Tanner 1775 1848 entered a partnership with Vallance Kearney Company whose names are added to a later state of this print as described by David M Stauffer So the imprint as well as the wonderfully strong lines suggests that this printing is a first state This print is after a drawing by John James Barralet ca 1747 1815 an Irish artist who came to Philadelphia about 1795 He had established a reputation as a landscape and historical artist in Dublin and London When Barralet first arrived in Philadelphia he was hired as an engraver by Alexander Lawson and soon took up painting landscapes in and around Philadelphia Among American engravers Barralet is credited with inventing a ruling machine for work on bank notes 3 200 Thomas Faed 1826 1900 The Little Wanderer Chicago Crosby Opera House Art Association 1866 16 1 4 x 23 3 4 Steel engraving by Christian Rost Printed by W Pate N Y Some chips at extreme edges of margins tide mark at bottom margin into publication line but still legible Else excellent condition This fine engraving was made by Rost after Faed s painting The Mitherless Bairn which was first exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1855 where it achieved a notable popularity The painting shows an idealized incident from Faed s early years a small child pretending to be orphaned has imposed on the family In spite of having been treated and fed well while in their care his behavior devolves and it becomes known that he is no orphan but in fact the child of two well known tramps Thomas Faed born in Scotland was one of five siblings who became accomplished artists Credited for popularizing Scottish art to a degree similar to the way Robert Burns works did for Scottish song Faed painted for most of his life to great acclaim This print was one of two premium options for single shareholders

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  • Hidden Gems from The Philadelphia Print Shop
    of the knowledge of the world Born in 1734 Robert Benard engraved some 1800 plates for the Encyclopédie This plate indicates it was supervised by Benard 350 Victorian mother with children and miniature cart drawn by a white goat Central Park New York Ca 1870 17 3 4 x 24 1 4 Lithograph with original hand color Black printed margins Very good condition A charming and sentimental scene of motherly attendance and affection set in beautiful Central Park with the Bow Bridge and Rowboat Lake complete with swans in the background This beautifully hand colored lithograph is not attributed though there were hundreds of lithographic firms publishing in the United States at this period the most famous of which was the firm of Currier and Ives 525 Jacques Coelemans after Francisque Milet BACCHANALE Paris Mariette 1744 13 1 2 x 16 platemarks Line engraving Margins Time toning A few abrasions on surface The print was made for a portfolio by Coelemans b Anvers 1654 d Aix en Provence 1735 in celebration of the paintings and drawings in the collection of Jean Baptiste Boyer d Aguilles 1645 1709 Besides being a painter and engraver in his own right Boyer was the head of a powerful family and after his death his wonderful collection of Renaissance art remained in the family Jacques Coelemans being from the same provence wished to commemorate his colleague s collection and flatter the family by including engravings of his pictures in the portfolio entitled Recueil d estampes d apres les tableaux des peintres des plus celebres d Italie des Pays bas et de France Paris Pierre Jean Mariette 1744 The entire work is a beautiful and impressive compendium of fine art that also would have elevated French national pride in the age of Louis XV The copy

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  • Rare books at The Philadelphia Print Shop
    other rare books from the sixteenth through the nineteenth century We can list only a selection of our rare book inventory on our web site so if you are seeking a particular book or type of book which you do not find listed please feel free to contact us for a complete listing of titles which might be of interest Americana Travels Viewbooks Natural Histories Philadelphia rare books Atlases Books

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