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Single Owner Collection of Miniatures, Small Portraits & Historical Engravings

86 Lot Collection

A Single Owner Collection of Miniatures, Small Portraits and Historical Engravings amounts to nearly 100 items.

A portrait of Mustapha Ali, a young Turkish Boy, attributed to Thomas Charles Wageman.

A portrait of Mustapha Ali, a young Turkish Boy, attributed to Thomas Charles Wageman.

This Single Owner Collection of Miniatures, Small Portraits & Historical Engravings amounts to nearly 100 items. It includes a portrait of Mustapha Ali, a young Turkish Boy, in traditional costume that is attributed to Thomas Charles Wageman and is printed as the frontispiece in the 19th Century book Greece 1823-1824, A Series of Letters & Documents on the Greek Revolution. The watercolour measures 16 x 11cm and has an estimate of £400-£600.

The miniatures are mostly offered in small multiples. One such multiple includes four portraits of ladies, estimated at £250-£350, and another that includes six miniatures of 'gentlemen', estimated at £200-£300.

There are also two portraits of pet dogs and a miniature of a young woman with her pet parrot! (Estimated at £30-£50.)

Sale Information

BK16: Antiquarian Book Sale
Wednesday, 21st September 2016
Okehampton Street, Exeter

Lots from the Collection

Lot BK16/1

Lot BK16/1: Paulus Pontius [1603-1658] After Anthony Van Dyck - A Portrait of Carlos de Colonna

Paulus Pontius [1603-1658] after Anthony Van Dyck - A portrait of Carlos de Colonna - an engraving, image size 24 x 17cm, together with engravings of Hendrik II by Visscher after Van Dyck Jean Malderus by Hollar after Van Dyck Andreas Colyns de Nole by de Jode after Van Dyke and Thomas Stanley by William Faithorne after Lely (5).

Estimate: £80 - £120
Realised: £85
Lot BK16/2

Lot BK16/2: Gerald Edelinck & J-B Nattier [17/18th Century] After Peter Paul Rubens - Portraits of Francesco de Medici & Joanna of Austria, Grand Duke & Duchess of Tuscany

Gerald Edelinck & J-B Nattier [17/18th Century] after Peter Paul Rubens - Portraits of Francesco de Medici & Joanna of Austria, Grand Duke & Duchess of Tuscany - a pair, engravings each sight size 50 x 28cm.

Estimate: £40 - £60
Realised: £30
Lot BK16/3

Lot BK16/3: Lucas Vosterman [1595-1675] After Anthony Van Dyck - A Portrait of Pieter de Jode

Lucas Vosterman [1595-1675] after Anthony Van Dyck - A portrait of Pieter de Jode - engraving, plate size 27 x 18cm, together with an engraving of Charles I by Vosterman and one other of a nobleman wearing the Order of the Golden Fleece.

Estimate: £80 - £120
Lot BK16/4

Lot BK16/4: Francesco Allegrini [1587-1663] & C Faucy After J Zocchi - A Portrait of Giulio Alessandro D'Medici

Francesco Allegrini [1587-1663] & C Faucy after J Zocchi - A portrait of Giulio Alessandro d'Medici - engraving, sight size 35 x 25cm, together with engravings of Alexander Paul by Nicolas Pitau and Jaques le Coigneux by Robert Nanteuil.

Estimate: £60 - £80
Realised: £40
Lot BK16/5

Lot BK16/5: John Smith [1652-1742] After Sir Godfrey Kneller - A Portrait of Mary of Modena

John Smith [1652-1742] after Sir Godfrey Kneller - A portrait of Mary of Modena - mezzotint engraving, sight size 34 x 24.5cm, together with engravings of Marie Jeanne Becu by Thomas Watson, Henrietta Maria de Buade Frontenac, Madame de Montmort by Claue Mellan and Queen Charlotte by Thomas Frye.

Estimate: £60 - £80
Realised: £80
Lot BK16/6

Lot BK16/6: Francesco Polanzani [1700-1783] After Anthony Van Dyck - Portraits of Pieter de Jobe and Deodat Delmont

Francesco Polanzani [1700-1783] after Anthony Van Dyck - Portraits of Pieter de Jobe and Deodat Delmont - engravings, largest sight size 9 x 9cm.

Estimate: £20 - £40
Realised: £20
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Lot BK16/7: After John Irwin - A Portrait of the Actor William Charles Macready [1793-1883]

After John Irwin - A portrait of the actor William Charles Macready [1793-1883] - lithograph, tondo 34cm.

Estimate: £10 - £20
Realised: £10
Lot BK16/8

Lot BK16/8: English School Circa 1810- A Miniature Portrait of A Lady

English School Circa 1810- A miniature portrait of a lady - bust-length, with dark curling hair tied high, brown eyes and a dimple in her chin, wearing a white silk and lace dress with pink sash, her left hand raised on ivory, 8.2 x 6.4cm, together with three other miniatures of ladies.

Estimate: £250 - £350
Realised: £350
Lot BK16/9

Lot BK16/9: Moreau [19th Century] After Francois Simon - A Miniature Portrait of Jeanne Francoise Julie Adelaide Recaimer [1777-1849]

Moreau [19th Century] after Francois Simon - A miniature portrait of Jeanne Francoise Julie Adelaide Recaimer [1777-1849]-, bust-length, with dark hair tied high with a gold hair pin, signed centre right, on ivory, oval 8.2cm, together with two other historical portrait miniatures of ladies, and one other.

Estimate: £250 - £350
Realised: £380
Lot BK16/10

Lot BK16/10: Barbara Clarke [Topsham, Exeter, Fl 1830s] - A Miniature Portrait of A Young Lady

Barbara Clarke [Topsham, Exeter, Fl 1830s] - A miniature portrait of a young lady-, half-length, with brown ringlets tied in a velvet bow, wearing gilt drop earrings and a white silk dress, in an interior, view through a window beyond signed, inscribed and dated 15 June 1831, Topsham on the reverse, on ivory, 8.2 x 6.3cm, together with three other miniatures of ladies.

Estimate: £150 - £250
Realised: £320
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