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Socrates c. 470 – 399

Socrates was a classical Greek philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher of the Western ethical tradition of thought

Size 19 x 14 cm two prints
Price £14.00

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Frederick III, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp 1597-1659


Frederick III of Holstein-Gottorp was a Duke of Holstein-Gottorp. He was the elder son of Duke Johann Adolf of Holstein-Gottorp and Princess Augusta of Denmark. His mother was a daughter of King Frederick II of Denmark. He had ambitious plans concerning the development of sea trade

size 40 x 30 cm

Price £95.00

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Alexander Pope 1688-1744

Pope was first noticed by Jacob Tonson who published his Pastorals in 1709. With The Rape of the Lock 1712, and his translations of Homer, Pope became the most formidable literary figure of his day, with a large circle of friends and enemies. Primarily a satirical poet and of unsurpassed metrical skill, he wrote ‘what oft was thought, but ne’er so well expressed’. A friend of Swift & Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and famous in the history of landscape gardening for the grounds of his villa at Twickenham, he was revered as one of the great personalities of the age.

Artist: Charles Grignion,

Size 16 x 10 cms

Price £10.00

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Samuel Butler (1612-1680), Author of ‘Hudibras’

Butler was a writer whose poem, Hudibras, published in three parts (1662, 1663 and 1678), was an immediate success. Based on his experiences in the households of the Puritan gentry, it is an envenomed satirical attack on Puritanism, written in cantering octosyllabics, full of puns and outrageous rhymes. Charles II enjoyed it, and for a century it was a bestseller.

Artist: Sir Peter Lely

Size 16 x 9 cms

Price £10.00

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Anna Maria Porter 1780-1832 Novelist

Anna produced the humanitarian Tales of Pity on Fishing, Shooting and Hunting in 1814, and collaborated with her sister on collections of stories. In all, she published some thirty works, many being translated into French.

Subject gender: Female
Artist: George Henry Harlow
Size 13 x 11 cms

Price £10.00

Ref:3053

LOUIS PHILIPPE COMTE DE SEGUR 1753-1830

French diplomat and historian, son of Philippe Henri, marquis de Segur, was born in Paris in December 1753. He entered the army in 1769, served in the American War of Independence in 1781 as a colonel under Rochambeau

Subject gender: Male
Artist:
Size 14 x 11 cms

Price £14.00

Ref:3046