Antique prints of romance, including prints of love scenes and marriage. This category also includes prints of the Monkeyana collection by T. Landseer, depicting monkeys, acting out scenes from Shakespeare or illustrating lines from Cowper, Dryden and others.
Antique print, titled: 'Mariage Turc' - This original antique print shows a marriage procession in Turkey.
Antique print, titled: 'The Monkey-Cupid' - A winged monkey with a garland of roses. He holds a bow while an arrow lies beneath his curled tail (in which a ring and love-knot can be seen).
Antique print, titled: '"Great Skills have they in Palmistry"' - Monkeys dressed as people. Still smiling delightedly in the arms of her newlywed spouse (wearing silk top hat) the bride lets her fortune be told by a palmist (with a baby monkey on her back).
Antique print, titled: '"When first I saw thee graceful move".' - Monkeys dressed as people. A couple in the foreground (she slim and languishing; he singing entranced). A harbour scene with brawl in the background.
Antique print, titled: '"A Fool to pleasure, yet a Slave to fame".' - Monkeys dressed as people. An excessively dressed lady monkey (with pompadour, frills, curls, and a hat dressed with flowers like a field's edge) shies away from the street-urchin (with broom and dustpan). The 'lady's' pug yaps at the other monkey from underneath her skirt. Marked proof...
Antique print, titled: 'Kleeding der Japansche Heeren.' - ('Clothing of Japanese gentlemen'). The image shows a Japanese couple in characteristic costume (kimono). A second man is turned away from the viewer (to illustrate the rear of the man's costume).
Antique print, titled: 'Ceremonies du Mariage. Ceremonie van haer Trouwen.' - ('Marriage Ceremonies'). Bride, Groom, priest, and parents are all identified, as is the bride's idol. Musicians and soldiers are persent, as well as cart with money. A small fire burns in which the bride burns toys.