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Highly decorative group of 7 early C19th coloured botanical engravings in deep 'shadow-box' frames.
Highly decorative group of early C19th coloured botanical engravings in deep 'shadow-box' frames .

Published in London by Dr.R.J.Thornton Jan. July & Sept. 1811 and 1812 , after various botanical studies by Henderson , Reinagle and Thornton. Taken from Dr. Robert John Thornton's published folio of works "Temple of Flora" .

Set in late C19th distressed (but stabilised) 'country-house' condition rectangular gilt shadow-box type frames , the interior mounts with coloured-line border surrounds.
1. "Artichoke Protea"
2. "Group of Roses"
3. "The Dragon Arum"
4. "The Queen Flower"
5. "Tulips"
6. "A Group of Hyacinths"
7. "A Group of Carnations "

Some fading to images and rubbing to frames , but a stunning group of images .

H 19"
W 14"
D 2"
One frame("Artichoke Protea")
H 20"
W 14"
D 2"
England c.1812

Ref: ML 168
Price: £975

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Trio of C19th classical black and white engravings after Luigi Rossini.
Trio of C19th classical black and white engravings after Luigi Rossini .Good clean ,well-defined impressions of views from ancient Roman sites in well-mounted gilt-wood frames with double-mount and marble paper borders. All bearing titles, "Avanzi del Tempio di Marte vendicatore..." and "Veduta dell'altro principale Ingresso del Colosseo" both dated Roma 1820 and measuring W 26" x H 32 ". "Veduta dell Venduta dell Arco dell Giano " dated Roma 1822 and measuring W 24" x H 29". The Italian artist Luigi Rossini (1790-1857)was born in Ravenna and produced his Roman antiquities series in 1819. A decorative set of 3 Classical view engravings in 'ready-to-hang' condition. Italy c.1820.
Ref: MLTH 148
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Large late C19th/early C20th colour print after Rembrandt "The Sampling Officials".
Large late C19th/ early C20th colour print after Rembrandt "The Sampling Officials".

Copy of one Rembrandt's most celebrated works , also referred to as "The Syndics of the Drapers' Guild" , the original oil painting (completed in 1662) is a group portrait of the syndicate of the Amsterdam Drapers Guild whose job was to evaluate the quality of fabric offered by weavers to the guild members. The exception is the man wearing calotte in the back who is a servant. Here the gathered members are shown examining cloth .

The original painting was commissioned by the Guild for their Guild Hall that housed it until the early 1770s. The Sampling Officials is among the greatest treasures of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

In good clean condition, set behind it's original glass and shown in its original ebonised wooden frame. No fading .

Has facsimile signature and date top right hand side.

Probably produced by "The Medici Society" , fine art printers , London.

H 29"
W 41"
D 2"
England c.1900
Ref: ML 1702
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