Prints and a Few Drawings from Great Collections of the Past

  1. Master MR, Christ on the Cross
  2. Dürer, St. Bartholomew
  3. Dürer, Christ Before Caiaphas
  4. Raimondi, Philosophy
  5. Raimondi, Façade with Caryatids
  6. Beham, Job Conversing
  7. Beham, Satyr Sounding a Horn
  8. Beham, Peasant Couple Walking
  9. Caraglio, Martyrdom of St. Paul
  10. Aldegrever, Standard Bearer
  11. Pencz, Feeding the Hungry
  12. Pencz, Artemisia Preparing
  13. Falconetto, Tomb Surmounted
  14. Claesz, St. Peter Seated
  15. Treu, Noble Dancers
  16. Master FP, Hercules Killing
  17. Brun, February
  18. Solis, Arithmetria
  19. de Bruyn, The Circumcision
  20. Sadeler, Virgin and Child
  21. Goltzius, A Young Man
  22. Matham, The Planets
  23. Brizio, Extensive Landscape
  24. van de Velde, Fête Villageoise
  25. van de Velde, Backgammon
  26. van Uyttenbroek, Tobias
  27. van Uyttenbroek, Bacchus
  28. Rembrandt, The Small Lion Hunt
  29. Hollar, Woman with Headdress
  30. Saftleven, Dutch Peasant
  31. Ostade, Bust of a Peasant
  32. Stoop, A Grazing Horse
  33. Fyt, Set of Animals
  34. Bega, The Three Drinkers
  35. Anonymous, Landscape
  36. Nanteuil, Charles Benoise
  37. Nanteuil, Cardinal Mazarin
  38. Nanteuil, Pierre Seguier
  39. van Vliet, St. Jerome Sitting
  40. Cossin, Ornament Design
  41. Sirani, St. Eustace
  42. Somer, Hagar and Ishmael
  43. Daullé, La Muse Clio
  44. Tiepolo, The Holy Family
  45. MacArdell, Hannah, Mrs. Horneck
  46. Laurie, Elizabeth, Dutchess
  47. Denon, Village Scene
  48. Charlet, Les Français
  49. Pieraccini, Holy Family
  50. Daumier, Y n’y a rien comm’
  51. Daubigny, Les Ruines du Chateau
  52. Daubigny, Lever de Lune
  53. Meryon, Le Petit Pont
  54. Rops, La Poupée du Satyre
  55. Whistler, Old Hungerford Bridge
  56. Legros, Un Coin de Rivière
  57. Buhot, Frontispice
  58. Forain, La Rencontre
  59. Pennell, Hampton Court Palace
  60. Delâtre, Silhouette de Femme

45. James MacArdell (1728/9-1765)
after Sir Joshua Reynolds

Hannah, Mrs. Horneck (The Plymouth Beauty)

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MacArdell, Hannah, Mrs. Horneck

Hannah, Mrs. Horneck (The Plymouth Beauty)

Other Images:

Mezzotint, ca. 1759, 333 x 229 mm., Hamilton 108 ii/iii, Goodwin 76 ii/iii. A fine, rich impression, before the second title, on laid paper with narrow margins outside the platemark; a small, diagonal repaired tear at the top. Mrs. Horneck (died 1803), known during her time as the Plymouth Beauty, was the widow of Captain Kane William Horneck when Reynolds painted her portrait. She and her husband were friends of Reynolds and of Oliver Goldsmith. The sitter and the painting were obviously of great public interest, as we have found no less than five different prints after the picture. MacArdell’s is clearly the best.

Albertina duplicate (Lugt 5d). The great Vienna collection of the Albertina has been described earlier under the entry for Martin Treu. This sheet, however, has a different stamp, one that was used only up to 1948. What is generally not known is that shortly before the outbreak of World War II, the Albertina traded some of its duplicates to refugees intending to flee to England, in exchange, of course, for other works. The idea was that British prints would be immediately salable there. It generally did not work out that way, and that is the story of this print, purchased many years later directly from the lady who fled Vienna. What she had given for it we will never know.