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1. “Le roc de New-Eddystone” Natives in boats off shore with island and in background hand colored aquatint print
Item Price: $155
Item Description: FERRARIO, Giulio [1767-1847] & FUMAGGATI, Paolo ( fl 1820-1830) (engraver) . Milan, Giulio Ferrario between 1816 and 1827. Paper size: 9-1/2 x 13-3/4 inches. Image size: 6-1/8 x 8-3/4 inches. Condition: very good Printed in outside border; #16 Paolo Fumagatti inc. Line and aquatint tone engraving with original hand colouring. Giulio Ferrario was founder of the ‘Societa Tipografica de Classici Italiani’ and served as the director of the Braidense National Library in Milan, Italy. Ferrario’s work “Le Costume Ancien et Moderne ou Histoire” was a 19th century multi volume / language world encyclopedia of culture, vividly illustrated almost all finely hand-colored. The work was one of the most decorative aquatint publications published in Italy. The text was written by Giulio Ferrario and the plates engraved by Raineri, Gallo Gallina, etc. The Costume ancient and modern was aimed at systematization “encyclopedic” knowledge of a set of disparate, where scholarship was made through of ” education ‘and’ ‘entertainment’ of the reader, interested in the exotic and different; sometimes the level of exposure and the documentation.
2. The View Of Montreal, From Saint Helens Island (framed)
Item Price: $785
Item Description: SCARCE EARLY VIEW OF MONTREAL . Montreal, Adolphus Bourne . Montreal, Adolphus Bourne 11-1/2 x 15 inches in frame. Early hand-coloured stipple and line copperplate engraving on wove paper, “The View Of Montreal, From Saint Helens Island”. Inscribed in the plate, l.l.: R.A. Sproule. Delt; l.r.: W.L. Leney. Sc.; l.c.: VIEW OF MONTREAL. / From Saint Helens Island. / Published by A. Bourne. Montreal. 1830. Browning overall on engraving and some repaired paper tears on right side border edge, otherwise good condition. A. Bourne printed and published six Montreal scenes, engraved by William Satchwell Leney after water-colours by Robert Auchmuty Sproule, which comprised the first set of single-sheet engravings of a Canadian city to be printed in Canada. quoted from DCB online, Adolphus Bourne Biography The original watercolour by R.A.Sproule is in the Collection of the McCord Museum of McGill University. It is of historical interest as the print records the coming of steam to the inland waters of Canada. One of a set of six Montreal prints after Sproule. The Montreal and Quebec series of prints are said to be the most handsome series published in Canada demonstrating the maturity achieved in pictorial printmaking in Canada during the first half of the 19th century. These engravings are considered to be quite scarce and sought after. deVolpi 22; Spendlove p. 62 & pl. 90 Robert Auchmuty Sproule was born in Athlone, Ireland, in 1799. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin where he received an M.A, degree. He came to Canada in the late 1820’s and lived in Montreal for some years. At the time of his death in 1845 he was living in March, Ontario. He was a miniature painter and illustrator, and drew the illustrations for Hawkins’ Picture of Quebec, 1834. He drew the six views of Montreal (1830) and four of Quebec (1832)”. Spendlove.
3. The Death of General Wolfe
Item Price: $295
Item Description: WEST, Benjamin [1738-1820] (after) & FALCKEYSEN, Theodor [1768-1814] (engraver)
. Germany, Klauber
circa 1789. Image: 49.5 x 63 cm. Paper: 50 x 63.7 cm.
Print deacidified. Very minor marks showing on border. The top left corner with a small piece of paper missing. Tear repairs and one can be seen on front on right side of the flag. Overall condition good+
Uncoloured engraving by Theod. Falckeysen after the painting by Benjamin West. This image depicts distraught Grenadiers standing and kneeling by the side of a fallen General Wolfe at the Plains of Abraham, Quebec. The on-going combat can be seen in the background. Uncommon German engraving.
Signatures and inscriptions:
Painted by B. West, / Historical Painter to His MAJESTY Recto, l.r.: Engraved by Theod. Falckeysen / To the King’s most Excellent Majesty / This plate, THE DEATH OF GENERAL WOLFE, is with / His gracious Permission humbly dedicated by his Majesty’s most dutiful Servant. / Theod. Falckeysen. / From the original Picture in the Collection of Lord Grosvenor. / Is sold in Basil at Theod. Falckeisen in Augsburg at brother Klauber.
Falckeysen is not a well known engraver but obviously a skilfull Swiss engraver.
4. The Right Honorable Sir John A. MacDonald, K.C.B large coloured portrait print
Item Price: $245
Item Description: RARE LARGE IMAGE OF CANADA’S FIRST PRIME MINISTER
MACDONALD, Sir John A[lexander]. [1815-1891] (subject)
. [Toronto], Published by William Brice
Paper size: 15 x 20 inches ; Image size: 12 x 13 inches
Large colour image chromolithograph of Sir John A. MacDonald.
Condition: Spotted marks near nose, top left of red tie, spots along bottom of coat. Water stain on bottom right corner. Otherwise, overall condition is good.
Imprinted in gray type at the bottom of the print:
The Right Honorable Sir John A MacDonald, K.C.B
Published by William Brice, Toronto
This image probably dates from the 1880’s. Sir John A. MacDonald was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1867.
5. Alexander Mackenzie portrait print
Item Price: $230
Item Description: RARE LARGE PRINT OF CANADA’S SECOND PRIME MINISTER
MACKENZIE, Right Honourable Alexander [1822-1892] (subject)
. London, Buckley & Co., Publishers. Printer McClure & Macdonald Litho to the Queen
Black and white print with an oval mezzotint image of Alexander MacKenzie. Paper size: 14-12 x 18-1/4 inches ; Image size: 11-1/2 x 13-3/4 inches
After Notman & Fraser. In the fall of 1868, Notman opened a photography studio in Toronto, at 120 King Street East. This is a picture made from this studio. John A. Fraser was the managing partner, and the studio, which was known under the name Notman & Fraser, was very successful until 1880, when Fraser sold it to pursue a career as a painter. (from LAC print copy and McCord Notman & Fraser company information)
Condition: Paper mount on light card with stain on right side border. Otherwise very good condition.
On light card printed signature: Yours very truly A. MacKenzie
On light card printed along the bottom; left side: Maclure & Macdonald Litho to the Queen, London. right side: Halifax, N.S. Buckley & Co. Publishers. 101 Granville Street
Canada’s second Prime Minister, and, first Liberal Prime Minister.
“I have always held those political opinions which point to the universal brotherhood of man, no matter in what rank of life he may have taken his origin.” Alexander Mackenzie, 1875.
While in office, Alexander Mackenzie did several notable things:
• introduced the secret ballot.
• created the Supreme Court of Canada
• established the Royal Military College of Canada at Kingston
• created the Office of Auditor General
6. The Brave Capt Tyrrill (Tyrrell) in the Buckingham of 66 Guns & 472 Men defeating the Florissant, Aigrette & Atlante, three French Ships of War, the 3rd of Novr 1758
Item Price: $230
Item Description: circa 1765 London. Very early edition. This hand-coloured engraving was trimmed to the edges 292mm x 442mm ( 11.5″ x 17 3/8″) and mounted to a dark card stock. The English only title was mounted on the reverse on the reverse of the dark mounted card. The trimmed mounted engraving has wear to the corners causing some minor rounding. There is surface dirt, soiling and spotting on the engraving more so on the sky area.
Full title: The Brave Capt Tyrrill in the Buckingham of 66 Guns & 472 Men defeating the Florissant, Aigrette & Atlante, three French Ships of War, the 3rd of Novr 1758… N.B. The Florissant 74 Guns, 700 men, Aigrette 38 Guns 350 men Atalante 28 Guns 250 men: these ships were convoying Dutch Ships, with Provisions &c. to Martinico
“In 1758, while in command of the ‘Buckingham’, 64 guns, he intercepted a French convoy protected by the ‘Florissant’, 74 guns, and two frigates. The ‘Buckingham’, is depicted in the right background of the portrait, flying a commodore’s pendant and a white ensign. When the ‘Buckingham’ frightened off the two frigates a spirited action between the French and British ship ensued. The ‘Buckingham’ lost her steering at the moment of victory and this enabled the French ship to escape. Tyrrel was wounded several times and lost three fingers of his right hand, a mutilation clearly visible in the portrait. The action was particularly creditable because the Frenchman carried over 200 men more than the ‘Buckingham’. In the following year Tyrrel assisted Commodore Moore to reduce Guadaloupe and brought home the dispatches. After the peace he went out again as Commander-in-Chief at Antigua and died at sea while returning home. ” Royal Museums Greenwich
7. “Miss Fanny Kemble” 1831 large engraved print
Item Price: $230
Item Description: SCARCE FANNY KEMBLE 1831 EDITION ENGRAVING
KEMBLE, Frances Anne (Fanny Kemble) (Butler) [1809-1893] & Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) (after)
1831. London, J. Dickinson New Bond,
1831. London, J. Dickinson New Bond, after Sir Thomas Lawrence June 1831 Dickinson
Paper size 16 in. x 12 inches. Image size; 7-1/2 x 6 inches (not including printed text)
Printed text under image: ‘To Mrs Charles Kemble with Sir Thos Lawrence’s Respects’, (Fanny’s mother), ‘Miss Fanny Kemble’, ‘The last work of Sir Thomas Lawrence’, ‘Engraved on steel by C. Picart ‘ (stipple engraving), ‘London published published June 1831, by J. Dickinson, 114 New Bond Street., ‘Proof’, ‘Printed by J. Lahee.’
Some soiling, small edge tears and creases, otherwise fair to good condition. Scarce engraving with only two similar 1831 editions located at National Gallery NPG D36826 which is coloured and Royal Trust Collection RCIN 657360.
Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy.
“Lawrence was an extremely prolific and fashionable painter, and hundreds of engravings were published after his work, especially those of popular figures. His portrait of Fanny Kemble was a black, red and white chalk drawing made in 1829, and was his last completed work before his death in January 1830. It was first engraved as a lithograph by Richard James Lane in 1830 (the proofs dated 1829), and then in stipple by Charles Picart the following year. Both reproduced Lawrence’s inscription on the original drawing, ‘To Mrs Charles Kemble with Sir Thos Lawrence’s Respects’ (Fanny’s mother). The original drawing was recorded in 1962 at Ightham Mote in Kent, now in the care of the National Trust.” quoted from National Portrait Gallery, Erika Ingham
Fanny Kemble was a very successful actress from a major theatrical family; her father was Charles Kemble and her aunt, Sarah Siddons. Following a string of London hits she travelled to America, touring with her father. There she married a rich American planter, Pierce Butler, in 1834. Visiting his estates in Georgia, she was appalled to discover that the source of his wealth was slavery and she tried to alleviate some of the worst suffering she found there. The marriage was clearly doomed and they finally divorced in 1848-9. With the outbreak of the American Civil War, her Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-9 was published in 1863 by abolitionists, detailing the horrors she had witnessed. She continued to live in Britain and in the United States, writing and occasionally giving public readings. She is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
8. Robert Laird Borden, L.L.D., K.C. Prime Minister of Canada portrait print
Item Price: $255
Item Description: BORDEN, Sir Robert Laird [1854-1937]
Paper size: 17-3/4 inches ; Image size: 11-7/8 x 16 inches
Duotone with dark brown and black printed image of Robert Laird Borden
Condition: Agetoned paper with some wrinkling in background. Otherwise, overall condition is good.
Imprinted in brown type at the bottom of the print:
R.L. Borden (printed signature, not personally signed) ;
Robert Laird Borden, L.L.D., K.C. Prime Minister of Canada
Hough Litho Co. Limited
Borden was the last Canadian Prime Minister to be knighted (in 1915) since, due to The Nickle Resolution, no others have been.
He is depicted on the Canadian $100 bill.
Sir Robert Borden retired from office in 1920 (October 10, 1911 – July 10, 1920) . He was the Chancellor of Queen’s University from 1924 to 1930, and stood as president of two financial institutions. Borden died on June 10 1937 and is buried in the Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa.
9. The Glorious Action off Cape Francois 21 Octobr. 1757, between Three English and Seven French Ships of Warr
Item Price: $160
Item Description: CANOT, Pierre Charles (1710-1777) engraved by & SWAINE, Francis, [c1720-1782] (artist)
circa 1760, Lonsdon. Very early edition. This hand-coloured engraving was trimmed to the edges 295mm x 448mm ( 11-5/8 x 17-5/8 inches) and mounted to a dark card stock. The English only title was mounted on the reverse on the reverse of the dark mounted card. The trimmed mounted engraving has wear to the corners causing some minor rounding. There is surface dirt and soiling on the engraving more so on the sky area. Good- condition
Full title: The Glorious Action off Cape Francois 21 Octobr. 1757, between Three English and Seven French Ships of Warr, wherein the latter were entirely defeated.
English: Capt. Forrest, Ship: Augusta, Guns: 60, Men: 390 Capt. Suckling, Ship: Dreadnought, Guns: 60, Men: 375 Capt. Langdon, Ship: Edinburgh, Guns: 64, Men: 467
10. The Gallant Action (off the Isle of Man) where the brave Capt. Elliot Defeated and Took the Marshall Belleisle
Item Price: $230
Item Description: Circa 1760. Very early edition. This hand-coloured engraving was trimmed to the edges, 11-1/2 x 17-3/8 inches and mounted to a dark card stock. The English only title was mounted on the reverse on the reverse of the dark mounted card. The trimmed mounted engraving has wear to the corners causing some minor rounding. There is surface dirt and soiling on the engraving more so on the sky area.
Full inscription: Frans. Swain Pinxt.
The Gallant Action (off the Isle of Man.) where the Brave Capt. Elliot Defeated & took the Marshall Belleisle, Commanded by the Famous Thurot and two other French Ships of War the 28th of February 1760
Brilliant Capt. Loggie ….. Guns 30 – Men 240 Pallas Capt. Clements Guns 36 – Men 240
Le Terpsichore Capt. Defravandois …. Guns 26 – Men 300 La Blonde Capt. La Kayee Guns 32 – Men 400
Printed for T. Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yd John
Robt. Sayer at the Golden Buck
Heny. Parker & Eliz. Baken’ell
11. Christmas Card Print of Bruce’s Mill titled “The Red Mill” after a Manly MacDonald painting
Item Price: $260
Item Description: A VERY RARE MANLY MACDONALD EARLY CHRISTMAS CARD
MACDONALD, Manly (1889-1971)
Christmas Greeting Card circa 1930’s
Flat: 12-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches
Folded: 6-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches
Image: 4-7/8 x 3-3/4 inches
The printed Manly MacDonald “The Red Mill” image, slightly out of register when printed, was trimmed to size and mounted on the Christmas Greeting Card. Unsigned inside. Printed on back is Manly MacDonald’s name and Canadian Artists Series 25130
According to the previous owner, the original oil painting was painted in the 1930s at Bruce’s Mill (his father watched him do some of his work around the Mill) and this Christmas Card is a reproduction of that painting.
Research indicates there are at least three other oil paintings/sketch views of this subject “The Red Mill” we could find but none the same as this one. The three others are titled by the auction houses as “Bruce’s Mill, 10 Miles North of Unionville” (oil), “The Red Mill, Winter” (oil), “Bruce’s Mill, Unionville” and “York Mills” (colour sketch). References for these three others can be provided upon request. Could not find the original oil or any print cards for our “The Red Mill” image. Probably one of a kind print today, clearly a rare print by an important Ontario artist. A most interesting discovery.
12. Mrs. Jordan, in the Character of the Country Girl
Item Price: $260
Item Description: ROMNEY, George [1734-1802] (after) & OGBORNE, John (1725-1795) (engraver)
1788. London, John & Josiah Boydell, No. 90. Cheapside
Stipple engraving in red/brownish ink. Paper size: 19-3/4 x 15 inches ; Image size: 12 x 9-1/2 inches. Printed signature painter George Romney in the lower left edge, and the engraver John Ogborne on the right inside bookplate and outside image. Fine condition.
Dorothy Jordan, (Mrs Jordan) as ‘Peggy” in David Garrick’s ‘The Country Girl.
Dorothy Bland (1761-1816) Born Dorothea (sometimes called Dorothy or Dora) was born near Waterford, Ireland. Dorothy was the daughter of Francis Bland (d. 1778) and his mistress, Grace Phillips. She was an Irish actress, courtesan, and the mistress and companion of the future King William IV of the United Kingdom for 20 years while he was Duke of Clarence. When she left for England she first started using the name Jordan. It’s a reference to her escape across the Irish Sea, likened to the River Jordan. She took the stage name “Mrs. Jordan” as it was slightly more respectable for a married woman to be on the stage. There was no Mr. Jordan and Dorothea (Bland) Jordan never married.
13. Moor House, in the W.R. of the County of York, UK – coloured c1840 engraving
Item Price: $295
Item Description:  First edition. Moor House, in the W.R. of the County of York. The Residence of John Maude Esqre. Magistrate & Deputy Lieutenant. Author of “A Visit to the Falls of Niagara in 1800”.
Rare larger lithograph [c.1840.] view in vibrant original colour, J. Whatman paper watermarked 1838, sheet 245 x 300mm. 9-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches. Stain spots. Watermark in paper of 1838.
An attractive view, a lady reading or perhaps sketching on the edge of a lake in the foreground. ‘Visit to the Falls of Niagara in 1800’ was published in 1826.
14. The iconic “Bubbles” Illustrated London News chromolith print
Item Price: $150
Item Description: London Illustrated News 1886 Christmas edition Chromolithograph after J.E. Millais.
H: 18-3/4 but 17-38 inches with print affixed to top border of a matting
W: 13-1/4 inches.
A young boy sits on a stone with a bowl and a bubble pipe.
JM 1886′ Artist monogram and date lower right corner of the print image. Lettered below the image “Bubbles” but trimmed to show only the top half. Below that should have been the printed copy [Painted by Sir J. E. Millais, Bart. R.A. 1886. From the celebrated picture the property of Messrs. A. & F. Pears of London] but this was trimmed off.
Good condition overall and quite attractive when framed.
The child, a young golden-haired boy looking up at a bubble “symbolising the beauty and fragility of life” On his left side is a young plant growing in a pot and on the other, a pot that has fallen and broke, representing death. This young boy model was Willie James, aged five and the artist’s grandson. He went on to be an Admiral in the British Navy and was always referred to (close friends) as “Bubbles”.
Sir Ingram, head of the Illustrated London News bought the original oil painting from an exhibited at Tooth & Sons Gallery, 5 and 6 Haymarket, London, Spring 1886 to reproduce as one of four presentation plates given away with the Illustrated London News, Christmas 1886.
Thomas Barrat saw the painting in his office and immediately decided to buy it. Ingram agreed as long as they could still reproduce it in ILN Christmas edition 1886.
15. Qvebec (Quebec) Canada (Beautifully framed)
Item Price: $295
Item Description: MALLET, A(llain). M(anesson). [1630-1706]
6-1/2 x 8 inches sheet (engraved image size is 3-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches.
In very good+, clean condition with attractive full hand colour.
A fine 18th century  birds-eye view of Quebec, by A.M. Mallet. Mallet was a well traveled military engineer and geographer who worked in 17th century Paris under King Louis XIV. From his monumental “Description de L’Univers”. With a decorative title banner, numerous ships, and a very detailed prospect of the city.
16. Balaclava : The return 25th October 1854 ; “The charge of the six hundred” photogravure print
Item Price: $325
Item Description: . London, Fine Art Society
Paper size: 26-3/4 x 17 inches
Image size (not text): 25 x 13-1/8 inches Circa 1876.
“The Charge of the Six Hundred” by Lady Elizabeth Butler. Black and white photogravure (not a steel engraving), copyright, The Fine Art Society London
Balaclava, the return, 25th October, 1854. … photogravure, copyright, the Fine Art Society London
Survivors walking back after the failed charge of the Light Brigade; wounded, bandaged. and dazed figures, some mounted soldiers.
Includes two stanzes from poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Professionally washed and cleaned, soft crease in bottom margin otherwise in near fine condition.
Elizabeth Southerden BUTLER (1846-1933)
BUTLER, Lady Elizabeth Born Lausanne, Switzerland 1846; died Gormanston, Co.Meath 1933.
Elizabeth Thompson, later Lady Butler, was perhaps the leading painter of this genre of the late nineteenth century. Her famous quartet of paintings exhibited between 1874 and 1877 (Calling the Roll after and Engagement in the Crimea – Her Majesty the Queen; Quatre Bras – National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Balaclava – City of Manchester Art Gallery; and The Return from Inkerman – Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston upon Hull) established her reputation but her subsequent works never quite achieved the fame of these earlier pictures, in spite of such dramatic scenes as Scotland for Ever! (Leeds City Art Gallery) and The Defence of Rorke’s Drift (Her Majesty the Queen). She continued to exhibit at the Royal Academy until 1920 but with few exceptions, all her pictures had military themes particularly soldiers in battle. While she never witnessed actual warfare, although she was in Egypt for some years in the 1880’s with her husband, Lieut. Gen. Sir William Butler, many of her pictures were drawn accurately using models in some cases, or observing soldiers on maneuvers or practicing charges at Aldershot. For instance, when Queen Victoria commissioned the artist to depict the defense of Rorke’s Drift, Elizabeth Butler went down to Gosport where the 24th Regiment was billeted upon its return from Natal, and made sketches from life. The soldiers even re-enacted the battle in their original uniforms worn throughout the campaign.
17. The Charge of the Light Brigade coloured photogravure
Item Price: $390
Item Description: 1895. London, Henry Graves & Co.
Paper: 38 x 25 .12 inches Image: 33-7/8 x 20 inches
Coloured photogravure, Some light markings on the top on the image in the sky and some foxing in the bottom border near the last line of the printed poem, otherwise very good condition.
17th Lancers charging across plain toward artillery at left, mountains in background.
The Charge of the Light Brigade was a charge of British light cavalry led by Lord Cardigan against Russian forces during the Battle of Balaclava on 25 October 1854 in the Crimean War
in Woodville’s painting ‘Relief of the Light Brigade’, the visualized the moment the 11th Hussars reached the Russian guns, however, in this print, Woodville shows the 17th Light Dragons (Lancers) at the beginning of the Charge. The central figure is the painting is Private James William Wightman, who was severely wounded and taken prisoner in the Charge. Prior to the charge, the Light Brigade possessed a mounted strength of 673 men. This was reduced to 195 after the battle, with 247 killed and wounded and the loss of 475 horses.
18. Carte qui contient la maniere, Niagara.
Item Price: $425
Item Description: 1718. The Hague
Coloured. A good and dark impression. Decorative colours. VG+ condition. Size: 14.4 x 16.8 inches. 36.7 x 42.7 cm.
A series of 12 engravings together with descriptive text, derived from the works of Lahontan and Hennepin.
They illustrate the methods of the Indians hunting buffalo and similar animals, the Pipe of Peace, the dances in honour of important meetings or occasions, and the emblems of the various tribes, I.e. Outagamis apelles Renards: Pouteouatamis appelles Puants, Outchipoues appeles Sauteurs, Nadovessis appeles Scioux, Outaguas V. Nations, Huron, Ilinois, Oumamis. There is also a large inset of the Niagara Falls and a Buffalo. A fascinating item.
19. 8 prints from Arctic Searching Expedition book: A Journal of a Boat-Voyage through Ruperts Land and the Arctic Sea in search of Sir John Franklin.
Item Price: $490
Item Description: ARCTIC PRINTS FROM SEARCH FOR SIR JOHN FRANKLIN BOOK
1851. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans
8 Plates in total included. Heavy paper size: 5-1/4 x 8-3/4 inches with images sizes each, approximately 4 x 6-1/2 inches. Some minor soiling on a few borders, otherwise, very good condition. W. H. Murray (Del T) and M & N Hanhart Litho London, Longman & Co. 1851
1) Kutchin Warrior & His Wife
2) Kutchin Hunters
3) Kutchin Woman and Children
4) Kutcha-Kutchin Warrior
5) Saviah, Chief of the Kutcha-Kutchin
6) Dance of the Kutcha Kutchin
7) Fossil Leaves ( 2 plates)
20. [The Duke of Wellington at Waterloo] chromolitho with some hand-colouring print
Item Price: $525
Item Description: Circa 1890. Quite scarce Wellington chromo. (31.25 x 20.25 inches – full colour). No printed details on image It almost appears as though this is a water colour, however it is printed by chromo lithograph and some hand-colour and varnish added after. Light vertical stain to top left (clouds) of image; colours otherwise quite vivid and in generally very good condition. Printed signature in the plate is Robert Alexander Hillingford, an English painter. He specialized in historical pictures, often battle scenes.
The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. An Imperial French army under the command of Emperor Napoleon was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition, comprising an Anglo-allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington combined with a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard von Blücher. It was the culminating battle of the Waterloo Campaign and Napoleon’s last. The defeat at Waterloo ended his rule as Emperor of the French, marking the end of his Hundred Days return from exile. Upon Napoleon’s return to power in 1815, many states that had opposed him formed the Seventh Coalition and began to mobilise armies. Two large forces under Wellington and Blücher assembled close to the north-eastern border of France. Napoleon chose to attack in the hope of destroying them before they could join in a coordinated invasion of France with other members of the coalition. The decisive engagement of this three-day Waterloo Campaign (16–19 June 1815) occurred at the Battle of Waterloo. According to Wellington, the battle was “the nearest-run thing you ever saw in your life”.
Napoleon delayed giving battle until noon on 18 June to allow the ground to dry. Wellington’s army, positioned across the Brussels road on the Mont-Saint-Jean escarpment, withstood repeated attacks by the French, until, in the evening, the Prussians arrived in force and broke through Napoleon’s right flank. At that moment, Wellington’s Anglo-allied army counter-attacked and drove the French army in disorder from the field. Pursuing coalition forces entered France and restored King Louis XVIII to the French throne. Napoleon abdicated, surrendered to the British, and was exiled to Saint Helena, where he died in 1821. quoted from Wikipedia
21. Quite rare circa 1880 early engraving of Lord Stanley.
Item Price: $655
Item Description: WE CAN FIND NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS ENGRAVING.
. London, published by Morris & Co. 392 Strand W.C.
No date but probably circa 1880 when he would be about 39 years old. [Frederick Arthur Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby].
“Lord Stanley” engraving London published by Morris & Co. 392 Strand W.C. Drawn by C.W. Walton. Paper size is 17-1/2” x 23-5/8”. Plate mark size is 10-1/2” x 13”. Image size is 5” x 7”.
Signature Imprint: Lord Stanley [facsimile signature], Stanley family motto, “Sans Changer” or without changing. Printed image of Lord Stanley with different toned white background is mounted on a larger heavier white sheet with black imprinting. Overall engraving as been washed and cleaned and some minor paper repairs made to top left corner and bottom left corner with only a couple of minor darker marks remaining. Engraved printed image of Stanley is very nice. Overall condition is near fine now.
In 1892, this Lord Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby gave a treasured North American sports icon — the Stanley Cup to symbolize hockey Championship. It is the same Stanley Cup the National Hockey League competes for each year now. He was the 6th Governor General of Canada from 11 June 1888 to 18 September 1893.
National Portrait Gallery, London has only one similar engraving of Lord Stanley where he is older and their different Lord Stanley engraving is printed later.
“There are 13 portrait lithographs by the artist (Walton) in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. Many of the works he produced were of contemporary figures, including Francis Thomas de Grey Cowper, Seventh Earl Cowper (1834 -1905), who became Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and Charlotte Anne Montagu-Douglas-Scott (née Thynne), Duchess of Buccleuch (1811-1895), who served as Mistress of the Robes to Queen Victoria. Some of Walton’s portraits were used to illustrate books. It seems that many of his earlier works were published by the firm of Morris & Co., 392 Strand, but he later published his own works from 103, Shaftesbury Avenue. Interestingly, a lithograph by Walton of Philip William Skynner Miles in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery was published by ‘Morris, Walton & Co’, so it seems he may have briefly been in partnership with Morris & Co.” quoted from Philippa Martin, Curator, Information and Research (Historical) UK Government Art Collection.
22. Horseshoe Fall (from the Canada side) [Niagara Falls] 20
Item Price: $915
Item Description: First edition. Paper Size: 17.25′ x 12.25″ Image Size: 11″ x 7.5″ Colour lithograph, with additional hand-colouring, printed by Cattier. Some foxing in outer border and border scuffing in a couple of places, otherwise overall very good condition.
NIAGARA FALLS [printed at top]; Drawn from nature by Aug. Kollner [printed below image, left]; New-York & Paris, published by Goupil, Vibert & Co. | 20 | HORSESHOE FALL | (from the Canada side.) | Entered according to act of congress, in the year 1848, by Aug. Kollner, in the clerk’s office of the district court for the southern district of New-York. [printed below image, center]; Lith. by Deroy. Printed by Cattier. [printed below image, right]
This lovely lithograph of Horseshoe Fall, with Terrapin Tower in the distance at left. Goupil, Vibert & Co. published a set of 54 of Kollner’s views of American cities, including eight prints of Niagara. A finely observed view of one of the great natural wonders of the world. An excellent image from Köllner’s highly important series Views of American Cities (New York and Paris, 1848-1851). This series of 54 plates was commissioned from Köllner by Goupil, Vibert and Company and was issued both coloured and uncoloured.
Born in Württemburg in 1812, Köllner’s first recorded work was when he was hired at the age of sixteen by the Stuttgart printer Carl Ebner to work on portfolios of etchings of horses and other animals. He came to America in 1839 and settled in Washington briefly, before moving to Philadelphia in 1840 where he lived and worked for the next 60 years. The present print is from what was probably his most important commission and certainly brought him to the attention of the art-buying public. Köllner’s body of topographic work “makes a distinct contribution to the documentation of the nineteenth-century American scene” (Deak p.334).
Cf. Deak 560; J. Harper Early Painters and Engravers in Canada p.183; Spendlove The Face of Early Canada p.72. Peters, p. 254-55.
23. Gordons and Greys to the Front: An Incident at Waterloo. photogravure signed in pencil by Stanley Berkeley.
Item Price: $735
Item Description: SIGNED IN PENCIL BY STANLEY BERKELEY
 London & Manchester, L. Hildesheimer & Co. Limited, Printed in Austria.
Paper Size: 32-1/2 x 22-1/2 inches. Image Size: 29-1/2 x 17-1/2 inches – Scarce black & white original photogravure after Stanley Berkeley, c1896 published by L. Hildesheimer & Co. Limited, London & Manchester. Printed in Austria. Lettered name in the plate “Stanley Berkeley”, below which, in the mat, is the penciled signature of the artist. Embossed in blind, on the centre of the bottom edge of the mat with is small round impression “ADU 300”, incorporated Publishers’ Association seal.
There is a 2″ and a couple of 1/2″ imprinted with coloured pencil repairs to the image at the top right and centre, and the y in Berkeley’s pencil signed name has a small section of paper pulled off affecting the Y, otherwise signature in very good condition. Repairs were in 1997 by a professional conservator (report available and supplied). Condition on this scarce circa 1896 photogravure print overall is good.
The Eagle of the French 45th Ligne captured by the Royal Scots Greys. Painting by Stanley Berkeley depicting the famous charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo. The kilted figures carrying muskets are the 92nd Highlanders. According to legend, the men of the 92nd hung on to the stirrups of the Scots Greys during the charge. Although both regiments record it as part of their history, independent eyewitness accounts do not confirm the truth of the “stirrup charge”.
Stanley Berkeley (1855-1909) was an English painter of animal, sporting and historical subjects, especially military scenes. Born in London, he exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, the Grafton Gallery, the New Watercolour Society, and elsewhere from 1878 until 1902, and many of his pictures were retrospective military scenes of the English Civil War and the Battle of Waterloo, such as For God and King: An Incident in the Civil War, and Gordons and Greys to the front: An Incident at Waterloo.
24. The Death of General Wolfe
Item Price: $785
Item Description: WEST, Benjamin (1738-1820) after
 Germany, Klauber
Image: 42 x 58cm. (16-3/4 x 23 inches) Paper: 45.9 x 62.5 cm. (19-1/2 x 24-1/2 inches) circa 1789. Older coloured engraving by Theod. Falckeysen after the painting by Benjamin West. Type in center surrounding logo badly faded, in some cases unreadable. Soiling to paper edges and a few minor open paper edge tears on border not affecting image. Old paper repairs with one on border edge going into image 1/4 on the right side. Overall good+ condition. This image depicts distraught Grenadiers standing and kneeling by the side of a fallen General Wolfe at the Plains of Abraham, Quebec. The on-going combat can be seen in the background. Uncommon engraving.
Signatures and inscriptions:
Painted by B. West, / Historical Painter to His MAJESTY Recto, l.r.: Engraved by Theod. Falckeysen / To the King’s most Excellent Majesty / This plate, THE DEATH OF GENERAL WOLFE, is with / His gracious Permission humbly dedicated by his Majesty’s most dutiful Servant. / Theod. Falckeysen. / From the original Picture in the Collection of Lord Grosvenor. / Is sold in Basil at Theod. Falckeisen in Augsburg et brothers Klauber.
Falckeysen is not a well known engraver but obviously a skillfull Swiss engraver.
25. Lord Aberdeen signed photo
Item Price: $1115
Item Description: 1 inch brown leather frame with gold 1/8 inch mat with a signed 5-1/4 x 3-3/4 inch black & white photo of Lord Aberdeen, Easel support on verso. Edwards & Sons of Regent Street London W.1. were the frame retailers. Photo of Lord Aberdeen probably by Topley photographers, Ottawa circa 1895. Photo not examined out of frame.
Lord Aberdeen was Governor General during a period of political transition, throughout the terms of four Prime Ministers – Sir John Thompson, Sir Mackenzie Bowell, Sir Charles Tupper and Sir Wilfrid Laurier. (John Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair) and Lady Aberdeen (Ishbel Hamilton-Gordon, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair) who both lived in Hamilton on Bay Street South (1890-1898) with their four children. They also presided over the opening of the Hamilton Public Library on September 16, 1890. In Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Aberdeen Avenue is a historically designated street in Cabbagetown (formerly Carlton Avenue and Lamb Street) named for Lord Aberdeen, Governor General of Canada 1893-1898, and Lady Aberdeen, an aristocrat-democrat with a strong social conscience who made lasting contributions to Canadian society in founding the Victorian Order of Nurses and the National Council of Women. Aberdeen Street in Kingston, Ontario is named in honour of the couple; it is located near the Queen’s University campus. Flag of Saskatchewan, Aberdeen Avenue, a street in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, were named after Lord Aberdeen
26. Lady Ishbel Aberdeen signed photo
Item Price: $980
Item Description: 1 inch brown leather frame with gold 1/8 inch mat with a signed 5-1/4 x 3-3/4 inch black & white photo of Lady Aberdeen. Easel support on verso. Edwards & Sons of Regent Street London W.1. were the frame retailers. Photo of Lady Aberdeen probably by Topley photographers, Ottawa circa 1895. Photo not examined out of frame.
Ishbel Maria (Marjoribanks) Hamilton-Gordon, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair was an author, philanthropist and women’s rights advocate (1857-1939). She was the daughter of Dudley Marjoribanks, 1st Baron Tweedmouth. The Marjoribanks family were prominent Scottish landowners who claimed descent from King Robert the Bruce of Scotland and made their fortune in banking and finance. In 1877, she married John Hamilton-Gordon, 7th Earl of Aberdeen, Scottish politician. Ishbel accompanied her husband, as a Vice-Regal Consort, when he was appointed Governor General of Canada, from 1893 until 1898. A Montreal newspaper observed: “Lady Aberdeen has much more prominence that the average wife of a Governor-General, and in fact, much more is written about her and her work than about his Lordship”. They travelled extensively throughout the country and “transformed the role of Governor General from that of the aristocrat representing the King or Queen in Canada to a symbol representing the interests of all citizens”. In fact, in Canada she founded the Aberdeen Association to send books and papers to settlers in the Prairies, for which the Canadian Government gave free postage, organized the National Council of Women, became first sponsor of the Women’s Art Association, and assisted in founding the Victorian Order of Nurses. Lady Aberdeen was also the first woman to address the House of Commons and the first woman to receive an honorary degree in Canada.
27. Victoria Bridge from Point St. Charles, Montreal during mid construction, albumen photo
Item Price: $400
Item Description: 11-1/8 x 8 inches, Victoria Bridge from Point St. Charles, Montreal during construction, “Victoria Bridge…early in Feb. 1859” in ink manuscript on verso. Albumen photo on very thin paper, a little faded and wrinkling, some tears along folds, otherwise good condition.
Quite scarce, early albumen photo of Victoria Bridge during construction.
The Victoria Bridge was designed by Robert Stephenson and Alexander McKenzie Ross, and the chief engineer was James Hodges. The first bridge to span the St.Lawrence River, it was the longest in the world at the time of its construction and described as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Construction began in 1854 and the first train crossed in December 1859, with the official inauguration by the Prince of Wales in August 1860. Originally a tubular bridge of prefabricated wrought iron sections made in England, it was later replaced with metal trusses in 1897-98 using the same stone piers and is still in use today.
William Notman was a Scottish-born successful photographer in Montreal who was commissioned by the engineer James Hodges to record the construction of the bridge and this is possibly one of his many studies available for purchase by the public.
28. F.H. (Frederick Henry) Stayner signed cabinet card
Item Price: $125
Item Description: Signed F.H. Stayner black & white photo Cabinet Card with some pencil notation on reverse. Bottom right corner slight bend otherwise, fine condition. No date or place of publication.
Photo image size: 3-7/8 x 5-1/2 inches.
Card size: 4-1/2 x 6-3/8 inches
The Stayner family lived in Nova Scotia during the 1780’s where is father was born. F.H Stayner’s father, Thomas Allen Stayner (1788-1868) who was a soldier and the postmaster general of Upper and Lower Canada from 1827 to 1851.
F.H. (Frederick Henry) accompanied his parents to Toronto after 1851 when his father retired and moved from Quebec becoming first a director and then Vice-President of the Bank of Upper Canada. F.H. is listed at UCC in 1851. The family is listed in the 1861 Toronto census, living on Wellington Street. Frederick Henry was listed in that record as being a law student. Stayner became a partner in the law office of Boyd & Stayner 74 King St. E, Toronto, but he appears to have spent considerable time in England, living in Devonshire.
F.H. was married at Dumfries, Scotland in 1873 to Harriet (“Hallie”) McCulloch (1839-1913) She was apparently married before to John James Johnston Thomson (1833-1860) and had one daughter, Catherine (b. 1859) by him. F.H. and Harriet do not appear to have had any children together.
Stayner is listed in the various census returns for Devon between 1881 and 1921. He died there at Halsdown House, Devon, on Feb. 10, 1925 in his 90th year.
29. Niagara, from Prospect Point B&W photo 1895 by Notman
Item Price: $130
Item Description: Media: sepia photograph on paper
8.75 x 7.5 x inches – 22.225 x 19.05 x cm. –
Notes: artist’s name, title and inscription ‘3307… Montreal’ in plate lower left; titled along bottom; mounted on board; fading lower left; unframed. Good+ condition.
William McFarlane, the eldest son of William Notman, was born November 1, 1857. He became a partner in the company in 1882 before inheriting it outright on the death of his father in 1891. He named his brother Charles (1870-1955) a partner in approximately 1894. William McFarlane died May 1, 1913.
Reference: Notman #3307 at McCord Museum
30. WWI Canadian CEF Machine Gun Corps MGC Photo
Item Price: $160
Item Description: Measuring approx. 11 x1 5 cm.. Very good condition. An attractive original photograph probably taken at Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, circa 1916.
This very handsome studio portrait shows three men, perhaps family. The man on the left, wearing a medal ribbon, and wearing riding trousers, is a Sergeant of the MACHINE GUN CORPS (MGC) the man on the right is a Sergeant of the CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (CEF) significantly displayed are his three wound stripes. The older seated man, a Corporal, wears a General Service Cap Badge.