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Regency fashion, dress, Jane Austen, lady's magazine, c.1824


"Walking Dress- invented by Miss Piermont" (Regency Period Fashion)

Engraved by Hopgood after Miss Piermont for Lady's Magazine, or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex, Appropriated Solely for their Amusement Published London, 1824
REGECENY STYLE, in art, is a term descibing English furniture and decorative arts in the period 1800-1830: the Regency of George Augustus, Prince of Wales, between 1811-1830, whom later took the name King George IV. This is the era of the author, Jane Austen
Size of image = 110mm x 285mm
Size of Antique gold frame with ornate corners fitted with conservation glass to preserve delicate original hand colouring and cotton mat = 220mm x 305mm
Condition = slight paper discolouration throughout, notable consequence of age.

French peasant girl, original chromolithograph, c.1859

"Boulogne Fish-Girl"

Original chromolithograph drawn for The Illustrated London News
This is a circular illustration but a little to large for the scanner.
Published The London Illustrated News, London, October 18, 1856
Size of image = 235mm round
Condition = Excellent with slight centre-fold. Is a pair with French Soldier

My Pony

"My Pony"

Original chromolithograph drawn for The Illustrated London News
This illustration is in a Arch-shape at top and has the title at the base.
Published The London Illustrated News, London, October 18, 1856
Size of image = 235mm x 315mm
Condition = Excellent with slight centre-fold.



Original etching by Leopold Joseph Flameng (1831-1891) after the statue by Lord Ronald Gower
Lord Ronald Gower was a sculptor by profession and one of his designs was a monument to Shakespeare, the central figure being the focus of Flameng's etching. Gower's completed work was modelled in Paris and exhibited in th Paris Salon.
This print also shows Hamlet in the churchyard, contemplating the skull of poor Yorick.
Published London c.1885
Size of etching (from the plate marks)= 29cm x 39cm
price = AUD$85

William Shakespeare,(William Shakspere) globe theatre , theater, London

"The Globe Theatre, Bankside, 1593"

Original steel engraving, hand coloured.
The Globe Theatre was built in 1599 by actor Richard Burbage in partnership with William Shakspeare and others and many a play by them was performed in its octagonally shaped walls. These walls enclosed a roofless inner pit with three tiers of galleries the upper-most having a thatched roof. It was this that caught on fire when a canon discharged during a performance of "Henry VIII"in 1613. The Globe was rebuilt only to be burnt down again by the Puritans in 1645.

Size = 20cm x 19cm

Original etching by Leopold Flameng after Virginie Demont-Breton

"Fisherwoman Bathing her Children"

Original etching by Leopold Joseph Flameng (1831-1891) after the painting by Virginie Demont Breton.
Leopold Joseph Flameng was born in Brussels of French Parents and good friend of F. Seymour Haden. The etching is after a painting by the daughter of one of the greatest French artist in the 1800ís, M. Jules Breton. She was brought up by her father and developed into a recognised artist of great ability which few female artists were able to achieve in that century.
In this composition a Northern Frenchwoman steps from stone to stone returning her children from their morning bath in the sea. There is a strength of the artist's talent as her feet grip the slippery rocks while holding two, struggling children. We cannot but admire the muscular physique of the mother.
Madam Demont-Breton married M.Adrien Demont, a landscape-painter.
Published London c.1885
Image size = 13.5cm x 21cm
price = AUD$85

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We have a selection of theatrical illustrations dating back to the 1700's with illustrations of playwrights (e.g. Shakspeare and Victor Hugo), artists such as John Everett Millais and Sir Joshua Reynolds, along with illustrations of Charles Dickens' characters.