19th Century European Prints

Sergeant Major Patrick Gould


Mezzotint by John Young(Engraver in Mezzotint to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales) after the painting by George Watson, image size 19 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches, sheet size 22 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches, 1810. The full title reads, "Sergeant Major Patrick Gould, Royal Reg. Edin. Volunteers (Blue) 1794. Published by P. Carol Printseller, South Hanover Street, Edinburgh.

Iscrizioni delle Camere Sepolcrali


A drypoint etching by Giovanni Piranesi. The full title is "Iscrizioni nelle Camere sepolcrali de' Liberti, e Servi, ec. della Famiglia di Augusto," which means "Inscriptions in the burial chambers of the Liberti, and Servi, etc. of the Family of Augustus." Original Ferdinand Roten label on mat! From the series, "Le Antichita Romane." C. 1784. State III/III. Catalog: Ficacci 308. The plate measures 15 1/2 by 19 inches on 22 1/4 28 3/4 inch paper. Piranesi was an Italian artist and designer, best known for his series of etchings of Ancient Roman ruins, the "Vedute di Roma". These striking, monumental images of the ancient grandeur of the Roman Empire provided inspiration for many of the artists of the Neoclassical movement in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Great Exhibition, London, 1851


Etching by George Cruikshank, printed from the original plate by L. Calapai in 1968, printer's initials in a blindstamp in the lower right. Plate measures 8 x 9 3/4 inches on 11 x 15 inch wove paper. The scene depicted is of a London street that has come to a standstill due to the volume of people attempting to visit the 'Great Exhibition of the Works of the Industry of all Nations'.