Darvill's Rare Prints, fine antique prints and rare maps since 1918! Darvill's Rare Prints, fine antique prints and rare maps since 1918!
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Rare Maps and Charts Limited edition prints from Alaska's most famous artist Rie Munoz Darvill's Rare Prints homepage Sorry, we do not perform appraisals and we do not buy from unsolicited sources.
 
PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF PORTRAITS OF FAMOUS (AND NOT SO FAMOUS!) PEOPLE FROM HUNDREDS OF SOURCES.
WE WILL BE ADDING THEM TO THE SITE PERIODICALLY, SO PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN!
 
Kings and Queens of England
 

New, Impartial and Complete History of England; from the Very Earliest Period of Authentic Information, And most Genuine Records of Historical Evidence, to the End of the Present Year

by Edward Barnard, 1790

 
Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, Houbraken, Vertue
 

Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbraken, and Mr. Vertue...

1742-1756

             
Physiognomical Portraits     Vanity Fair 'Spy' Prints   Vanity Fair 'Spy' Prints

(1869-1914)
   
     
British Autography and Portraits     Portraits of famous artists   The Portraits of the Most Eminent Painters, and other Famous Artists, That have flourished in Europe. Curiously Engraven on above One Hundred Copper Plates.

(F. Bouttats, P. De Jode, Senior, et. al., — London, 1739)
   
     
University of Edinburgh professors     Famous Naturalists   Naturalists from
The Naturalist's Library

(Jardine/Lizars
London, Edinburgh ca. 1840s)
   
     
The New Illustrated History of England     The Biographical Mirrour...(1798)   The Biographical Mirrour...

(London, 1796-1801)
   
     
Lives of the Principal Reformers  

The Lives of the Principal Reformers, both Englishmen and Foreigners...

(by Richard Rolt, London, 1759
Mezzotint engravings by Richard Houston)

 

  Georgio Vasari's   Vite de' più eccellenti Architetti, Pittori, et Scultori Italiani(The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects of Italy)

(unknown edition, circa 1791-1811)
   
     
Great Masters 1400-1800  

Great Masters 1400-1800
Reproductions in Photogravure from The Finest Works of the Most Famous Painters down to the year 1800

(Sir Martin Conway
London, 1903)

  History of the Pacific Northwest portraits from 1889 Oregon and Washington state   History of the Pacific Northwest: Oregon and Washington

(1889)
   
     
John Young etchings of famous paintings 1825  

A Catalogue of The Collection of Pictures of the Most Noble The Marquess of Stafford, at Cleveland House, London, containing an Etching of Every Picture, and accompanied with Historical and Biographical Notices by John Young, Engraver in Mezzotinto to His Majesty and Keeper of the British Institution.

(London, 1825)

  The Art Treasures of England, 1876  

The Art Treasures of England
The Master-Pieces of the Best English, Irish and Scottish Painters and Sculptors

(J. Vernon Whittaker, editor
Philadelphia, 1876)

   
     
The World's Masterpieces  

The World's Masterpieces

(The Fine Art Society
London, ca. 1880-1910)

  National Gallery famous painting color prints from 1909  

The National Gallery

(T. Leman Hare,
General Editor
London, 1909)

             
Abrecht Durer prints from about 1890-1910  

Albrecht Dürer prints

(circa 1890-1910)

  The Art of E.A. Rickards  

The Art of E.A. Rickards

(London, 1920)

             
The World's Greatest Paintings (1934 reproductions)     Masterpieces in Colour series, circa 1909-1915  

Masterpieces in Colour

(London, circa 1909-15)

             
Great Men and Famous Women (1894-1899)  

Great Men and
Famous Women

(edited by Charles F. Horne
[8 Volumes, 68 Parts]
New York, 1894 and 1899)

Soldiers and Sailors
[volumes I and II]

Statesmen and Sages
[volumes III and IV]

Workmen and Heroes
[volumes V and VI]

Artists and Authors
[volumes VII and VIII]

  Italian masterpieces, circa 1900 prints  

Italian Masterpieces

(unidentified Italian publication, circa 1900)

             
Opera actors and actresses from circa 1906
 

Opera Stars from the Metropolitan Opera and other companies

The Burr McIntosh Monthly,
1903-1910

  Thomas Gainsborough portraits in photogravure and lithography 1899   Gainsborough and His Place in English Art

Sir Walter Armstrong, 1899
             
The History of Russia
 

The History of Russia

By H. Tyrrell
(1879)

  Chicago World's Columbian Expo photo portraits 1893  

Chicago World's Columbian Exposition

Photo halftones of men and women from all over the world (1893)

             
English Children by Sir Joshua Reynolds
 

English Children as Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds

By Frederic G. Stephens
(1867)

130-plus-year-old photogravures after Reynold's paintings

 
Pictorial History of Scotland
 

The Pictorial History of Scotland from The Roman Invasion to the Close of the Jacobite Rebellion
A.D. 79–1746

By James Taylor
(Circa 1850s)

             
Original hand-colored German photogravures
 

Hand-coloured German photogravure portraits from the early 20th century

Portraits of women, mothers with children, children. All hand-coloured photo engravings from circa 1910s-1930s. A few scenery/landscape images as well.

 
History of Scotland
 

Tytler's History of Scotland

By Sir Archibald Alison (1841)

             
Antique prints of the Philippines
 

Antique prints of the Philippines and the Spanish American War

From "The Story of the Philippines" (1898)

 
William Shakespeare portraits
  Antique prints of William Shakespeare portraits
             
French colour-prints of the XVIII century
 

French Colour-Prints of the XVIII Century

Facsimile prints from 1913

 
The Nuremberg Chronicle (1493)
 

The Nuremberg Chronicle

Original wood block prints from 1493 - over 520 yearsold!

             
             
Finden's Gallery of The Graces, 1837
 

Finden's Gallery of the Graces

1837

 
The Gallery of Engravings, Wright, 1845
 

The Gallery of Engravings

1845

             
             
Butler's Lives of the Saints (circa 1875)
 

Butler's Lives of the Saints:
The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints

circa 1875

 
Heads of the People, or Portraits of the English 1878
 

Heads of the People, or Portrait of the English drawn by Kenny Meadows

1878

             
             
A.B. Frost prints 1904-1906
 

Drawings of A.B. Frost

1904-1906

 
Charles Dana Gibson antique prints
 

Drawings of Charles Dana Gibson

1894-1908

             
Harrison Fisher Bachelor Belles
 

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher

1908

  Music-related portraits and subjects

 

Miscellaneous Portraits and other music-related prints

Famous musicians, composers, and music-related subjects (mostly 18th- and 19th-century engravings)

             
National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans (1834)
 

The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans

1834-1835

 
Portraits of famous authors, inventors, philosophers, etc
 

Portraits of famous authors, philosophers, inventors, etc

miscellaneous 18th-20th century sources

             
Antique portraits of Royalty
 

Portraits of Royalty: Kings, Queens, Princes, Princesses, etc.

18th and 19th century miscellaneous sources

 
National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans 1862-1864
 

National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans

1862-1864

             
misc 17th - 19th century portraits of famous people
 

Miscellaneous Portraits from the 17th to 19th Centuries

 
Portraits of native peoples from Captain Cook's voyages
 

Portraits from the Explorations and Voyages of Captains Cook, Drake, Anson, Carteret. Wallis, Mulgrave, Byron, etc.

1786

             
 
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