Lot 127: Mortimer (John Hamilton, 1740-1779). Successful Monster, Musical Monster, Enrag'd Monster, Revengeful Monsters & Sleeping Monsters, 1778-80, together five etchings on wove paper, the first three published December 8, 1778, the final two published January 25, 1780, together with Banditti on the lookout, Reposo, Tragedy and Gerard Lairesse, together four etchings on wove paper, published December 8, 1778, plate size 305 x 205mm (12 x 8ins), or similar, with margins, some marks and soiling to edges (generally in good condition), similar sizes, plus three other similar etchings after John Hamilton Mortimer, including Joseph Haynes, R. Blyth (Conversing with a Captive, 1779), & C. R. Ryley, and one other similar depicting a nymph carried away by sea monsters, signed EE and dated 1790 in the plate. See John Sunderland, John Hamilton Mortimer: His Life and Works, Walpole Society, volume 52, 1986. (13)
Dominic Winter's Fine Art & Antiques Auction July 2015
Thursday, 16th July 2015
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