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JOHANNES KIP (1653-1722)

Johannes Kip was a draughtsman and engraver, who worked in his native Amsterdam before moving to London at the end of the 1700ís. Kip did portraits, landscape views and book illustrations. His most important work was this lovely and informative series of birdís-eye views of English country seats. Kip originally collaborated on this project with a fellow Dutch artist, Leonard Knyff, Knyff doing the drawings and Kip the Etchings. But then, as the project developed , Kip created his own drawings and etchings. detail: and the surrounding formal gardens and distant nature are illustrated with luxurious fullness. Incidental figures and horses add delight and instant visual interest. The series of charming prints from which this comes is also archeologically significant for the information they give us about this great period in British architecture and landscape design.

'Stoke Bishop the Seat of Sr Thomas Cann' 
Original copper-plate engraving by Johannes Kip, Brittania Illustrated, c.1707

PL1.

"Stoke Bishop the Seat of S(i)r Thomas Cann"

Original copper-plate engraving designed and executed by Johannes Kip (1653-1722) for the most important English topographical publications of the 18th Century: of Great Britain Curiously engraved on 80 Copper Plates"
Robert Cann born in 1624 was the eldest son of William Cann (1600 - 1658) who was a Bristol Merchant and mayor of Bristol in 1648/9. Robert Cann Jr. was admitted to the freedom of Bristol in 1646 on the strength of his being the eldest son of William Cann. Robert twice became the Mayor of Bristol in 1662 and 1675. When he bought land at Stoke Bishop just outside Bristol on which to build a house, his success in moving into the county elite was marked by his term as High Sheriff in 1676. He was Bristol's Member of Parliament in 1678. Robert received the honour of knighthood from King Charles the Second on 22nd April 1662, then was given the baronetcy on the 13th September 1662.His SOon William later inherited the baronetcy from his father and became the 2nd Baronet of Compton Green.His son, Sir Thomas Cann, held the office of Alderman of Bristol. He lived at Stoke Bishop, Gloucestershire, England. and was invested as a Knight on 18 April 1680.
Condition= Original Laid paper in excellent condition. Hand coloured.
Size of copper plate mark = 345mm x 440mm Framed Presentation= Conservation cotton matand backing, Conservation Ultra Violet blocking glass, timber embossed frame amd gold beaded fillet. Price = AUD $ 995
'Berkley Castle The Seat of Rarl of Berkley' 
Original copper-plate engraving by Johannes Kip, Brittania Illustrated, c.1707

PL2.

"Berkley Castle the Seat of the Earl of Berkley"

Original copper-plate engraving designed and executed by Johannes Kip(1653-1722) for the most important English topographical publications of the 18th Century:
Brittania Illustrated, of views of Several of the Queen's Places as also of he Principal Seats of the Noblity and Gentry of Great Britain Curiously engraved on 80 Copper Plates

Berkeley Castle, in Gloucestershire, has been lived in by the same family for over 900 years.(2010) Its place in history is significant, not just because it is still intact, but because the Berkeley family and their home have played an important part in the power struggles of so many centuries. The Castle is one of the March Castles, built to keep out the Welsh. It has all the trappings to match: trip steps designed to make the enemy stumble during an assault, arrow slits, murder holes, enormous barred doors, slots where the portcullis once fell, and worn stones where sentries stood guard.The surrounding land would have been flooded for defence. The Family are one of only three families in England who can trace their ancestry from father to son back to Saxon times. English history has been lived out within these walls - and by this family. The Castle is the oldest building in the country to be inhabited by the same family who built it. For centuries, the Berkeleys were close to the throne, able administrators and fighters who supported their king or queen (as long as they could), backed the winning side, and married well. It is where history has been made. Where Edward II was murdered, where the Barons of the West gathered before Magna Carta and where Queen Elizabeth I hunted and played bowls.
Condition= Original Laid paper in excellent condition. Hand coloured.
Size of copper plate mark = 355mm x 430mm Framed Presentation= Conservation cotton matand backing, Conservation Ultra Violet blocking glass, timber embossed frame amd gold beaded fillet. Price = AUD $ 995

ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE

A series of copper-plate engravings of ancient ruins of temples, aquaducts, pillars etc. that survived into the 18th century from the civilizations located in the Mediterranean.
Original copper-plate engravings by Samuel Wale (1721-1786)who was a British painter, illustrator and the first Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy, Published London c.1745.
The historical period in which this work was done was a turbulent one. Since 1689 the name "Jacobite" was given to the mainly Roman Catholic supporters of the exiled Stuart Dynasty which was against a Protestant and Presbyterian system in Great Britain. Finally in 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie lead the Scottish armies in a final Jacobite Rebellion that ended with the bloody Battle of Culloden, a total disaster for the Scots which lead to the English passing a series of acts against the Scottish highlanders. *More Available on enquiry*
Condition = Excellent.Printed on Laid Paper that was made from hemp and cotton on wire beds in decal timber frames. Plate marks are complete. Some prints have yellowing on edges and some impurities in paper but generally not inside plate-mark.
Approx Sizes
AUD$85 unless stated otherwise.

'The Theater of Jebilee, the Old Gabala' Original copper engraving by Samuel Wale, published London c.1745

PL3. "The Theater of Jebilee, The Old Gabala" (situated near Jerusalem).
Size of platemark= 186mm x 308mm

'The Temple Erectheion, at Athens' Original copper engraving by Samuel Wale, published London c.1745

PL4. "The Temple Erectheion, at Athens" (Greece).
Size of platemark= 235mm x 280mm

'Door of the Temple of Baalbeck' Original copper engraving by Samuel Wale, published London c.1745

PL5. "Door of the Temple of Baalbeck"
("The Temple of the Sun"in the ruined city of Baalbeck in east Lebanon).
Size of platemark= 315mmm x 210mm

'Arches, and a Plan of a Church at the Salonica' Original copper engraving by Samuel Wale, published London c.1745

PL6. "Arches, and a Plan of a Church at the Salonica"
(The second port and city of Turkey; occupies a bold and rocky site at the head of the Gulf of Salonica, 370 m. SW. of Constantinople; contains many fine old mosques; founded in 315 B.C., and has ever since been a place of considerable importance.)
Size of platemark= 188mmm x 385mm

'A View of Part of One side, and of the End of the Temple of Baalbeck' Original copper engraving by Samuel Wale, published London c.1745

PL7. "A View of Part of One side, and of the End of the Temple of Baalbeck"
("The Temple of the Sun"in the ruined city of Baalbeck in east Lebanon).
Size of platemark= 330mmm x 235mm

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