Herbert K. Bourne

British engraver, 1825-1907

All Herbert Bourne print engravings currently known

 

This page shows every Bourne engraving I have discovered since starting this project in the 1990s.

  • See rarity estimates for Bourne prints if interested in buying, selling or collecting.
  • Check this page if you need "more information" about Bourne prints.
  • See questions about valuing and insuring the large handsigned Doré engravings.
  • Please see Gustave Doré - Adrift on Dreams of Splendor, (Malan Classical Entrprises, 1995) for additional information about engravings of Doré's Biblical paintings. I extend my special thanks to Dan Malan for his incredible research on Doré!
  • See this this page on the Stamp Engravers blog for information about philatelic engravings by Bourne.

Observations about Bourne engravings:

  • Bourne's Doré prints attract elevated prices ONLY when they are in good condition.
  • You will see some absurdly high ask prices on eBay. Except for Doré prints, Bourne engravings rarely sell for more than $25.
  • Why are prices so low? Because demand is low.
  • I stress that the majority of Bourne prints are scarce and some are quite rare. I recommend trying to buy prints with full borders, but do not be too picky with rarities. You may need to wait years, if not decades, to find some prints.
  • You will often encounter high prices for prints in antique stores. Do not assume they ever sell for those prices.
  • Ordinary cheap framing usually adds very little value to the prices of unframed prints.
  • Consider asking sellers to remove glass before shipping framed prints. (You will probably want to change mats anyway.)
  • If intending to frame, consider buying one copy for your collection and one to sacrifice to sun damage.
  • Hand-colored Bourne prints frequently appear for sale on eBay and some might date from the 1880s and 1890s. Regardless of whether they are modern efforts or old, colored engravings **RARELY** sell. Intermediate and advanced collectors consider colored prints to be damaged and therefore worthless!
 
Alms Deeds of Dorcas

The Alms - Deeds of Dorcas


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 7.9 x 9.2 in (20.1 x 23.3 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1853
Source of print: This print from the Art Journal, July 1859. Probably first appeared in Royal Gallery of Art, Ancient and Modern: Engravings from the Private Collection of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Albert, edited by Samuel Carter Hall, 2 vol., London, Virtue & Co., 1854.
Printed by: James S. Virtue

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: William Charles Thomas Dobson
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: The original painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1855. The engraving was probably executed in early 1859. The British Museum acquired acquired a copy of the Colnaghi print in 1861 and two copies of the Virtue print in 1870 and 1872.

Rarity 3 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is common (offered about 6 times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 92 times and has sold 13 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.99 to $100.80
Average sale price: $11.03
Highest sale price ever recorded: $23.44


  
 
Andromeda

Andromeda Chained to the Rock

Attribution on print:"Engraved by H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 12 x 17 in (30.5 x 43.2 cm)
Estimated date engraved: before 1881
Source of print: unknown
Printed by: Holdgate Bros.

Title of source painting: Andromeda
Painter: Gustave Doré
Probable date of source painting: 1869
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: Information about painting and engraving from Dan Malan, Gustave Doré: Adrift on Dreams of Splendor, 1995 and others; original painting 66 x 102 inches; sold by Sotheby's for $575,000 in 1989. The British Museum acquired a copy of the engraving in 1928, signed in pencil by Doré and Bourne. That version indicates copyright in the U.S. in 1881.

Rarity 5 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat scarce (offered about one time per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 12 times and has sold 2 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.01 to $1900.00
Average sale price: $160.26
Highest sale price ever recorded: $300.00


  
 
Anne

Anne: from the statue by Rysbrack at Blenheim House


Attribution on print:"Engraved by H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 3.4 x 6.7 in (8.7 x 16.9 cm)
Estimated date engraved: before 1882
Source of print: Pictures and Royal Portraits Illustrative of English and Scottish History: from the introduction of Christianity to the present time, Volume 2, page 52 by Thomas Archer
Printed by: Blackie & Son

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: J.L. Williams
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Rarity 3 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is common (offered about 6 times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 72 times and has sold 3 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $3.94 to $457.00
Average sale price: $7.10
Highest sale price ever recorded: $9.50


  
 
Anno Domini

Anno Domini, Holy Family's Flight to Egypt

Attribution on print:"Herbert Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 44.5 x 26.4 in (113 x 67 cm)
Estimated date engraved: 1889
Source of print: Fairless & Beeforth
Printed by: Fairless and Beeforth

Title of source painting: Anno Domini
Painter: Edwin Long
Probable date of source painting: 1883
Current location of painting: Bournemouth, U.K.

Note: Fairless & Beeforth commissioned Bourne to engrave a copy of Edwin Long's painting. The original painting and a copy the engraving is in the collection of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth, UK. Between the bottom edge of the engraving and the title is: 'London, April 17th, 1889. Published by Fairless & Beeforth.' Also hidden in the painting's pavement in the bottom right hand corner is 'E. Long 1883.' See also, Challis, Debbie, 'Seeing Race in Biblical Egypt: Edwin Longsden Long's Anno Domini (1883) and A. H. Sayce's The Races of the Old Testament (1891)'. Papers from the Institute of Archaeology, 2019, 28(1): pp. 1-22. DOI: 10.14324/111.2041-9015.006. A proof copy (proof before letters), supposedly signed in pencil by Bourne was found at Grosvenor Prints in August, 2020, (Hampton, Middlesex, U.K.) offered for 280 pounds (about $368 US). The size of Grosvenor's print was 43.75 x 24.5.

Rarity 8 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is rare (offered about one time per decade).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 1 times and has sold once.
Offer prices have ranged from $152.82
Sold for $152.82
Highest sale price ever recorded: $152.82


  
 
Art Critics in Brittany

Art Critics in Brittany


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 7.2 x 9.3 in (18.2 x 23.6 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1867
Source of print: From the Art Journal, March, 1867
Printed by: Virtue & Co.

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Abraham Solomon
Probable date of source painting: 1867
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: The British Museum acquired a proof impression of the engraving in 1874, with attribution text in pencil.

Rarity 4 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat common (offered about three times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 57 times and has sold 7 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.99 to $244.00
Average sale price: $10.55
Highest sale price ever recorded: $15.00


  
 
Behold God is My Saviour

Behold, God is My Saviour. I Will Trust and Not Be Afraid.


Attribution on print:
Size of Bourne engraving: unknown
Estimated date engraved: about 1859
Source of print: Engraving of an unidentified painting from an unidentified book published by John Philp at the 'Establishment for Promoting Christian Fine Arts' in Portman Square, London. This illustration courtesy of the British Museum (registration number 1860,0114.436) acquired in 1860.
Printed by: John Philp

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Theodor Mintrop
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: John Philp published numerous books dedicated to Christian study from his establishment in Portman Square, London. The British Museum speculates his publishing period 1860 to 1867. Two possible sources for this print include Dusseldorf Society's Engravings of Sacred and Legendary Subjects. and Societa Artistica of Florence, both published in 1860 or before. Please let me know if anyone has access to these works and can determine whether either is the source. The Dusseldorf Gallery (Society) published at least 500 engravings on a subscription basis, at least part through John Philp. The Society apparently published over an extended period, presumably in the 1850s and 1860s, so it is highly possible that one of those issues might also have been the source for this print.

Rarity unknown (never seen offered for sale). This print is exceedingly rare.

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
I have not seen this engraving offered for sale anywhere.


  
 
Butt-Shooting a Cherry

The Butt-Shooting a Cherry


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 8.9 x 7.6 in (22.5 x 19.3 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1869
Source of print: From the Art Journal, May, 1869.
Printed by: Virtue & Co.

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: William Mulready
Probable date of source painting: 1848
Current location of painting: Victoria & Albert Museum

Note: The bottom attribution is cut off in many examples. The British Museum acquired a copy in 1872.

Rarity 3 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is common (offered about 6 times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 116 times and has sold 2 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $1.23 to $234.00
Average sale price: $8.37
Highest sale price ever recorded: $9.99


  
 
Charles I

Charles I


Attribution on print:"Engraved by H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 3.3 x 6.4 in (8.5 x 16.3 cm)
Estimated date engraved: before 1878
Source of print: Pictures and Royal Portraits Illustrative of English and Scottish History: from the introduction of Christianity to the present time, Volume 1, page 152 by Thomas Archer
Printed by: Blackie & Son

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: J. L. Williams after painting by Anthony van Dyke
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Rarity 5 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat scarce (offered about one time per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 24 times and has sold 4 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.99 to $33.97
Average sale price: $8.19
Highest sale price ever recorded: $13.99


  
 
Charles I in the Guard-Room

Charles I in the Guard-Room, Insulted by the Soldiers of Cromwell, Jany. 27th 1649


Attribution on print:"Engraved by H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 6.7 x 4.8 in (16.9 x 12.2 cm)
Estimated date engraved: before 1878
Source of print: Pictures and Royal Portraits Illustrative of English and Scottish History: from the introduction of Christianity to the present time, Volume 1, page 168 by Thomas Archer
Printed by: Blackie & Son

Title of source painting: The King in the Guard-Room, with villainous roundhead soldiers blowing tobacco smoke in his patient face
Painter: (Hippolyte) Paul Delaroche
Probable date of source painting: 1838
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: The painting was originally purchased by Lord Francis Edgerton and was in the Bridgewater Gallery in 1886.

Rarity 8 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is rare (offered about one time per decade).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 2 times and has sold once.
Offer prices have ranged from $7.33 to $15.41
Sold for $7.99
Highest sale price ever recorded: $7.99


  
 
Charles II

Charles II


Attribution on print:"Engraved by H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 3.7 x 6.7 in (9.4 x 16.9 cm)
Estimated date engraved: before 1882
Source of print: Pictures and Royal Portraits Illustrative of English and Scottish History: from the introduction of Christianity to the present time, Volume 2 by Thomas Archer (immediately before title page)
Printed by: Blackie & Son

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: J.L. Williams after the portrait by Sir Godfrey Kneller
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Rarity 5 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat scarce (offered about one time per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 28 times and has sold 3 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.69 to $19.99
Average sale price: $6.12
Highest sale price ever recorded: $9.57


  
 
Charles II in Disguise

Charles II in Disguise Aided in His Escape by Jane Lane after the Battle of Worcester, 1651


Attribution on print:"Engraved by H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 6 x 5.1 in (15.3 x 13 cm)
Estimated date engraved: before 1878
Source of print: Pictures and Royal Portraits Illustrative of English and Scottish History: from the introduction of Christianity to the present time, Volume 1, page 182 by Thomas Archer
Printed by: Blackie & Son

Title of source painting: Jane Lane assisting Charles II to escape after the battle of Worcester, 1651
Painter: Edward Matthew Ward
Probable date of source painting: 1864
Current location of painting: Commons' Corridor of the Houses of Parliament

Note: This artist is sometimes referenced as Edgar Melville Ward, but is clearly in disagreement with the 1854 edition of Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal. vol 17. The original painting is known by several additional titles including: 2) Charles II and Jane Lane ; 3) Jane Lane helping Charles II to escape after the Battle of Worcester; 4) Jane Lane assisting the flight of Charles II; 5) Charles II assisted in his escape by Jane Lane

Rarity 5 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat scarce (offered about one time per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 17 times and has sold 3 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $4.96 to $10.30
Average sale price: $7.45
Highest sale price ever recorded: $9.93


  
 
Cherry Earrings

Cherry Earrings


Attribution on print:"Engraved by H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 6.9 x 8.7 in (17.4 x 22 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: Art and Artists of our Time by Clarence Cook; also Art Journal, April, 1886
Printed by: Selmar Hess

Title of source painting: Cherry Earrings
Painter: Frederick (Fred) Morgan
Probable date of source painting: 1888
Current location of painting: unknown

Rarity 3 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is common (offered about 6 times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 118 times and has sold 20 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.00 to $45.00
Average sale price: $10.39
Highest sale price ever recorded: $23.25


  
 
Chevalier de St George

Chevalier de St George: son of James VII


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 3.9 x 5 in (10 x 12.7 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland
Printed by: unknown

Title of source painting: Portrait of Prince James Francis Edward Stuart
Painter: Alexis Simon Belle (unattributed on engraving)
Probable date of source painting: 1712
Current location of painting: National Portrait Gallery

Rarity 5 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat scarce (offered about one time per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 13 times and has sold 2 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $4.95 to $19.99
Average sale price: $7.10
Highest sale price ever recorded: $9.95


  
 
Children in the Wood

The Children in the Wood


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 9.9 x 7.5 in (25.1 x 19 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1853
Source of print: This print from the Art Journal by Virtue & Co, May, 1856. Probably first appeared in Royal Gallery of Art, Ancient and Modern: Engravings from the Private Collection of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Albert, edited by Samuel Carter Hall, 2 vol., London, Virtue & Co., 1854.
Printed by: Virtue & Co.

Title of source painting: Children of the Wood
Painter: John Thomas Peele
Probable date of source painting: 1847
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: The British Museum reports that a print is known from a different publisher (Colnaghi and Thomas Agnew and Sons) in the Royal Gallery of Art. (Presumably the print is by Bourne). The British Museum acquired its Colnaghi print in 1861 and its Virtue print in 1872.

Rarity 3 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is common (offered about 6 times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 110 times and has sold 13 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.99 to $99.00
Average sale price: $16.95
Highest sale price ever recorded: $34.00


  
 
Chist Walking on the Sea

Christ Walking on the Sea


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 10.2 x 5 in (25.9 x 12.6 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: This print supposedly comes from an 1863 edition of L'Illustration: Journal Universel. I cannot confirm.
Printed by: A. Fullerton & Co

Title of source painting: Chist Walking on the Sea, Christ Walking on the Waters, Le Christ Marchant sur la Mer
Painter: Charles Francois Jalabert
Probable date of source painting: 1847
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: This engraving currently seems to be extremely rare. Curiously, stock photos of both the engraving and source painting seem extremely common, especially considering how few times the painting has been referenced in the literature.

Rarity 8 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is rare (offered about one time per decade).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 1 times and has sold once.
Offer prices have ranged from $9.99
Sold for $9.99
Highest sale price ever recorded: $9.99


  
 
Christ Disputing with the Doctors

Christ Disputing with the Doctors


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 4.37 x 6.25 in (11 x 15.9 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: unknown
Printed by: unknown

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Henry Decaisne (Henri de Caisne)
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Rarity 8 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is rare (offered about one time per decade).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 2 times and has sold 2 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.99 to $11.67
Average sale price: $23.88
Highest sale price ever recorded: $36.00


  
 
Christ Leaving the Praetorium

Christ Leaving the Praetorium


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 22 x 32.5 in (55.9 x 82.6 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1877
Source of print: Commissioned and sold by Fairless and Beeforth for their Doré Gallery in London, 1868-1883. This engraving was probably completed in the summer of 1877.
Printed by: Fairless & Beeforth

Title of source painting: Christ Leaving the Praetorium
Painter: Gustave Doré
Probable date of source painting: 1867-1872
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: Contribution by Mr. Karl Cassar proves this print was copyrighted 1877 in both England and the U.S.. The original painting was 30 feet wide by 20 feet tall and is currently in Puerto Rico. Other versions were 282 x 187 and 130 x 104. One version (88 x 58) is owned by Bob Jones University. and other smaller versions. Information about painting and engraving from Dan Malan, Gustave Doré: Adrift on Dreams of Splendor, 1995. The British Museum acquired a copy in 1950. That version was copyrighted in the U.S. in 1877 and published by the Doré Gallery in 1899. An article in the March 19, 1899 issue of "Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper" (page 7) said that over 5,000 copies had been sold and that some subscribers had waited three to four years for their copies..

Rarity 5 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat scarce (offered about one time per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 15 times and has sold 2 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $9.99 to $10000.00
Average sale price: $64.50
Highest sale price ever recorded: $88.00


  
 
Christian Martyrs in the Coliseum

Christian Martyrs in the Coliseum


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 22 x 32.5 in (55.9 x 82.6 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1875
Source of print: Commissioned and sold by Fairless and Beeforth for their Doré Gallery in London, 1868-1883
Printed by: Fairless & Beeforth

Title of source painting: Christian Martyrs
Painter: Gustave Doré
Probable date of source painting: 1870
Current location of painting: Puerto Rico

Note: Image courtesy of Doyle Wilcox; information about painting and engraving from Dan Malan, Gustave Doré: Adrift on Dreams of Splendor, 1995; original painting size 58 x 90 (inches). The British Museum acquired a version of the print in 1950 titled, 'Christian Martyrs, Reign of Diocletian Rome AD 303'. That version was printed by Crowdy & Loud and published by the Doré Gallery in 1899. It was copyrighted in the U.S. in 1881. An article in the March 19, 1899 issue of "Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper" (page 7) said that over 3,000 copies had been sold.

Rarity 5 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat scarce (offered about one time per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 24 times and has sold 6 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $65.00 to $5800.00
Average sale price: $119.64
Highest sale price ever recorded: $166.53


  
 
Clout the Cauldron

Clout the Cauldron


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 5.2 x 6.1 in (13.1 x 15.6 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1866
Source of print: The Poetical Works of Allan Ramsay with Selections from the Scottish Poets Before Burns by Charles MacKay.
Printed by: Virtue & Co.

Title of source painting: Clout the Cauldron
Painter: James Archer
Probable date of source painting: 1863
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: Scottish painter James Archer painted the original source image, but so far, I have been unable to locate any details about this painting. The inspiration for the painting was a song of the same title commonly attributed to Scottish poet Allan Ramsay. Ramsay printed the song in a 1724 collection titled, Tea-Table Miscellany, vol. i. Scholarly research suggests Ramsay probably acquired the tune and perhaps intent, from an even earlier song. Similarly, Robert Burns used the tune of 'Clout the Cauldron' to present bawdy lyrics of his own creation. The source of the Bourne engraving contains more details on Ramsay as well as four stanzas of lyrics for the song. A mark on the shadowy side of the bottom step in the engraving bears Archer's mark and the inscription, '63'. If true, the painting dates from 1863 and Bourne's deriviative engraving followed very shortly thereafter. Bourne's style in this engraving closely matches his best works.

Rarity 7 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is very scarce (offered about one time every five years).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 3 times and has sold 2 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $7.81 to $18.00
Average sale price: $10.65
Highest sale price ever recorded: $13.49


  
 
Contrary Winds

Contrary Winds


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt"
Size of Bourne engraving: 9.7 x 6.1 in (24.6 x 15.5 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1869
Source of print: unknown
Printed by: Selmar Hess

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Thomas Webster
Probable date of source painting: 1843
Current location of painting: original at Victoria & Albert Museum

Note: The British Museum acquired a proof impression of the engraving in 1913 from the Sheepshanks Collection.

Rarity 1 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is extremely common and continuously available (offered twice per month or more).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 335 times and has sold 19 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.00 to $244.00
Average sale price: $10.41
Highest sale price ever recorded: $24.99


  
 
Crown of Hops

The Crown of Hops


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 7.6 x 9.6 in (19.2 x 24.5 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1850
Source of print: Art Journal, January, 1851.
Printed by: D. Appleton & Co.

Title of source painting: The Hop Garland
Painter: William Frederick Witherington
Probable date of source painting: about 1843
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: The British Museum owns five copies of the engraving acquired in 1850, 1851, 1857, 1872 and 1878. The 1851 example is signed in pencil on the back by Bourne.

Rarity 2 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is very common (offered about one time per month).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 139 times and has sold 15 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $1.31 to $235.00
Average sale price: $15.08
Highest sale price ever recorded: $39.99


  
 
Crown Offered to William and Mary

The Crown Offered to William and Mary by the Lords and Commons at Whitehall, Feby 12th, 1689


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 6.1 x 5.1 in (15.4 x 13 cm)
Estimated date engraved: before 1882
Source of print: Pictures and Royal Portraits Illustrative of English and Scottish History: from the introduction of Christianity to the present time, Volume 2, page 44 by Thomas Archer
Printed by: Blackie & Son

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Edward Matthew Ward
Probable date of source painting: 1866
Current location of painting: Houses of Parliament corridor

Note: The 1854 edition of The Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal clearly refers to the artist as Edward M. Ward (as opposed to Edgar Melville Ward) and the title as The Lords and Commons presenting the Crown to William and Mary in the Banquetting House.

Rarity 4 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat common (offered about three times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 56 times and has sold 2 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.70 to $8.14
Average sale price: $8.03
Highest sale price ever recorded: $8.12


  
 
Death of Cleopatra

The Death of Cleopatra


Attribution on print:"H.C. Shelton finished by H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 7.9 x 9.7 in (20 x 24.6 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1853
Source of print: This print from the Art Journal, September, 1861 by James Virtue. Probably first appeared in Royal Gallery of Art, Ancient and Modern: Engravings from the Private Collection of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Albert, edited by Samuel Carter Hall, 2 vol., London, Virtue & Co., 1854.. This engraving was started by H. C. Shenton and finished by Bourne.
Printed by: James S Virtue.

Title of source painting: Cleopatra with the Asp
Painter: Guido (Reni)
Probable date of source painting: 1628
Current location of painting: Royal Collection (Great Britain)

Note: Note that Guido Reni also created a work titled Tod der Kleopatra (Death of Cleopatra), but that painting has a different pose and the asp is in the opposite hand. The British Museum acquired a copy of the Agnew version in 1861 and the Virtue print in 1872. The original painting was in the Royal Collection in 1861

Rarity 2 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is very common (offered about one time per month).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 184 times and has sold 14 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $1.31 to $242.95
Average sale price: $21.25
Highest sale price ever recorded: $85.00


  
 
Death of Sir Philip Sidney

Death of Sir Philip Sidney


Attribution on print:"H. K. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 4.3 x 5.9 in (10.9 x 15.1 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: unknown
Printed by: Virtue & Co.

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Jean Francis Rigaud
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Rarity 5 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat scarce (offered about one time per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 27 times and has sold 0 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $5.95 to $22.00
Never seen sold


  
 
Duel Interrupted

The Duel Interrupted


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt"
Size of Bourne engraving: 10 x 6.2 in (25.4 x 15.8 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1869
Source of print: reported from One Hundred Works of Great Masters by Aphonse Bacheret/ Also appeared in Art Journal, January, 1871.
Printed by: George Barrie

Title of source painting: The Interrupted Duel
Painter: Marcus Stone
Probable date of source painting: 1868
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: The British Museum acquired a proof impression, hand lettered in pencil, in 1913. That version was apparently printed by Virtue & Co. in 1886. The painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1868. Neither the Art Journal nor any succeeding commentary ever attributed any literary or performance source for the painting.

Rarity 1 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is extremely common and continuously available (offered twice per month or more).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 319 times and has sold 25 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.00 to $1821.00
Average sale price: $11.51
Highest sale price ever recorded: $45.00


  
 
Fair Correspondent

The Fair Correspondent


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 7.3 x 8.9 in (18.5 x 22.7 cm)
Estimated date engraved: before 1872
Source of print: Art Journal, September, 1867
Printed by: Virtue & Co.

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: James Sant
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: The British Museum acquired a copy of the print in 1872.

Rarity 4 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat common (offered about three times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 38 times and has sold 7 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $4.69 to $244.00
Average sale price: $15.00
Highest sale price ever recorded: $32.00


  
 
Fair-Time

Fair-Time


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Engraver"
Size of Bourne engraving: 7.7 x 9.5 in (19.5 x 24.2 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1853
Source of print: Art Journal, January, 1853. (pub. George Virtue.)
Printed by: G. Virtue

Title of source painting: Fair-Time (originally Returning from the Ale-House)
Painter: William Mulready
Probable date of source painting: 1840
Current location of painting: Tate Britain (Tate Gallery)

Note: Mulready exhibited an earlier version of this painting in 1809 with a different background. That version was titled Returning from the Ale-House. He subsequently altered that painting and exhibited it in 1840 with the title Fair Time or Returning from the Fair. The painting is currently owned by the Tate Gallery. The British Museum acquired two copies of Bourne's engraving of the painting in 1855 and one in 1872. One of the 1855 prints is inscribed by Bourne in pencil on the back.

Rarity 3 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is common (offered about 6 times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 105 times and has sold 4 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $1.99 to $660.60
Average sale price: $9.00
Highest sale price ever recorded: $14.00


  
 
Family of Charles I

The Family of Charles I


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 9.4 x 7.7 in (24 x 19.6 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1853
Source of print: This print from the Art Journal, June, 1858. Probably first appeared in Royal Gallery of Art, Ancient and Modern: Engravings from the Private Collection of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Albert, edited by Samuel Carter Hall, 2 vol., London, Virtue & Co., 1854.
Printed by: James S. Virtue

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Anthony van Dyck
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: The Royal Museum acquired a copy of the Agnew print in 1861.

Rarity 5 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat scarce (offered about one time per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 17 times and has sold 5 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $2.99 to $34.00
Average sale price: $16.28
Highest sale price ever recorded: $20.00


  
 
Flagstaff and Anne Page

Flagstaff and Anne Page (aka Mrs Ford)


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Engraver"
Size of Bourne engraving: 7.6 x 9.3 in (19.3 x 23.7 cm)
Estimated date engraved: before 1872
Source of print: Art Journal, May, 1853 (pub. George Virtue.) Also appears in Imperial Edition of The Works of Shakespeare, Volume 1, by Charles Knight, 1873 (Virtue & Yorston, New York)
Printed by: unknown

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: George Clint
Probable date of source painting: 1831
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: Engraving represents act 3, scene 3 in Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor. Some examples of the print are known labeled Falstaff and Mrs. Ford . The British Museum acquired a copy in 1872.

Rarity 2 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is very common (offered about one time per month).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 245 times and has sold 8 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $1.47 to $204.00
Average sale price: $10.71
Highest sale price ever recorded: $19.95


  
 
Garden

The Garden


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Engraver"
Size of Bourne engraving: 8.5 x 6.5 in (21.5 x 16.4 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1854
Source of print: Art Journal, July, 1854
Printed by: G. Virtue

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: (Jean)-Antione Watteau
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: The British Museum acquired a copy in 1872.

Rarity 4 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat common (offered about three times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 40 times and has sold 6 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $1.31 to $28.08
Average sale price: $12.22
Highest sale price ever recorded: $18.99


  
 
Garrick And His Wife

Garrick And His Wife


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 7.8 x 9.3 in (19.7 x 23.5 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: Famous British Artists: A Series Of Engravings On Japan Paper from the Art Journal, January, 1856.
Printed by: Virtue & Co

Title of source painting: David Garrick and his wife, Eva-Marie Veigel
Painter: William Hogarth
Probable date of source painting: 1757
Current location of painting: Royal Collection

Note: The British Museum acquired a copy of this print in 1872. Bourne's subject was one of several paintings of similar title depicting the highly famous actor, playwright, producer and theatre manager David Garrick and his German dancer wife Eva-Marie Viegel.

Rarity 3 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is common (offered about 6 times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 129 times and has sold 10 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.99 to $41.97
Average sale price: $10.67
Highest sale price ever recorded: $24.99


  
 
God

God's Acre


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 7.2 x 9.3 in (18.3 x 23.7 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: From the Art Journal in August, 1868. The engraving is also attributed to an appearance in Famous British Artists: A Series Of Engravings On Japan Paper.
Printed by: unknown

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Emily Mary Osborn
Probable date of source painting: 1866
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: Also unconfirmed report of appearance in One Hundred Works of Great Masters by Aphonse Bacheret. The painting was first exhibited at the 14th Winter Exhibition at the French Gallery in London, 1866-1867. The original painting was sold by Christie's in 1879 and later offered for sale in 2008 by a Washington DC gallery. The British Museum acquired its engraving in 1872.

Rarity 2 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is very common (offered about one time per month).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 259 times and has sold 22 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.99 to $100.80
Average sale price: $15.64
Highest sale price ever recorded: $29.95


  
 
Grand Durbar at Cawnpore

Grand Durbar at Cawnpore: after the suppresion of the Sepoy Revolt, Lord Canning investing the loyal Rajahs with decorations and proprietary rights


Attribution on print:"Engraved by H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 6.8 x 4.6 in (17.2 x 11.7 cm)
Estimated date engraved: before 1882
Source of print: Pictures and Royal Portraits Illustrative of English and Scottish History: from the introduction of Christianity to the present time, Volume 2, page 168 by Thomas Archer
Printed by: Blackie & Son

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Marshall Claxton
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Rarity 4 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat common (offered about three times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 31 times and has sold 2 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.69 to $15.00
Average sale price: $4.76
Highest sale price ever recorded: $8.01


  
 
Happy Days of Job

The Happy Days of Job


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 7.6 x 9.1 in (19.2 x 23 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1862
Source of print: Art Journal, October, 1862, pg 204.
Printed by: James S. Virtue

Title of source painting: The Prosperous Days of Job
Painter: William Charles Thomas Dobson
Probable date of source painting: 1845
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: The British Museum acquired a copy in 1872.

Rarity 2 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is very common (offered about one time per month).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 172 times and has sold 5 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $1.47 to $229.00
Average sale price: $6.86
Highest sale price ever recorded: $8.99


  
 
Henrietta of Orleans

Henrietta of Orleans


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 7.8 x 10.1 in (19.7 x 25.6 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1852
Source of print: This engraving from the Art Journal, October, 1860 by Virtue & Co.
Printed by: Virtue & Co.

Title of source painting: Elizabeth Charlotte, Princess Palatine, Duchess of Orleans with her son Philip, and her daughter, Elizabeth
Painter: Pierre Mignard
Probable date of source painting: ca 1678-1688
Current location of painting: The Royal Collection

Note: Painting referenced in Handbook to the Public Galleries of Art in and Near London as 'Henrietta Duchess of Orleans, youngest Daughter of Charles I.' The British Museum acquired a copy of the Agnew print in 1861. The original painting was lent by Queen Victoria to an exhibition at the British Institution in 1822 and 1834.

Rarity 4 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat common (offered about three times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 45 times and has sold 8 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $2.99 to $139.93
Average sale price: $15.31
Highest sale price ever recorded: $29.99


  
 
Hindoo Maidens

Hindoo Maidens Floating Lamps on the Ganges


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 7.2 x 4.9 in (18.4 x 12.5 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: unknown
Printed by: unknown

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: C. Armytage (probably Charles Armytage)
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Rarity 8 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is rare (offered about one time per decade).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 2 times and has sold 0 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $19.99 to $19.99
Never seen sold


  
 
Isabella

Isabella


Attribution on print:"Engraved by H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 9.5 x 7 in (24.2 x 17.9 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1883
Source of print: Art Journal, June, 1882. My copy has "Engraved at London, England in 1880" written on back in pencil
Printed by: J.S. Virtue & Co.

Title of source painting: Lorenzo and Isabella
Painter: John Everett Millais
Probable date of source painting: 1849
Current location of painting: Walker Art Galley

Note: Millais' painting illustrates an episode from Lisabetta e il Testo di Bassilico by Giovanni Boccaccio's. Commentary on both the subject and composition of the painting can be found at Wikipedia. According to that source, the painting is housed at the Walker Art Galley in Liverpool.

Rarity 5 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat scarce (offered about one time per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 12 times and has sold 4 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $7.70 to $44.00
Average sale price: $13.67
Highest sale price ever recorded: $19.00


  
 
Jeremiah

Jeremiah's Lamentations


Attribution on print:"H. K Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 6.7 x 4.3 in (16.9 x 10.8 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: Rev. Alexander Fisher, Family Devotional Bible (magazine)
Printed by: Virtue & Yorston, New York

Title of source painting: Jeremias auf den Trümmern von Jerusalem (Jeremiah on the Ruins of Jerusalem)
Painter: Eduard Bendermann
Probable date of source painting: 1835
Current location of painting: unknown

Rarity 8 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is rare (offered about one time per decade).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 2 times and has sold once.
Offer prices have ranged from $24.95 to $95.00
Sold for $24.95
Highest sale price ever recorded: $24.95


  
 
Job and His Friends

Job and His Friends


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Engraver"
Size of Bourne engraving: 10.1 x 6.9 in (25.6 x 17.6 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1854
Source of print: Art Journal, October, 1854
Printed by: H. Wilkinson

Title of source painting: Messenger announcing to Job the Irruption of the Sabeans and the Slaughter of the Servants
Painter: Paul Falconer Poole
Probable date of source painting: 1850
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: The British Museum acquired a copy in 1872.

Rarity 3 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is common (offered about 6 times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 125 times and has sold 7 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.00 to $33.62
Average sale price: $12.20
Highest sale price ever recorded: $24.48


  
 
John Bunyan

John Bunyan From a Painting in the Possession of John Fenwick, Esq


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 4.1 x 5.3 in (10.4 x 13.5 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: unknown
Printed by: Virtue & Co.

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Thomas Sadler (not attributed on Bourne engraving)
Probable date of source painting: 1684
Current location of painting: National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)

Rarity unknown (never seen offered for sale). This print is exceedingly rare.

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
I have not seen this engraving offered for sale anywhere.


  
 
Joseph Sold By His Brethren

Joseph Sold By His Brethren

Attribution on print:"(H. Bourne?)"
Size of Bourne engraving: unknown
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: unknown
Printed by: unknown

Title of source painting: Joseph Sold By His Brethren
Painter: Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet (aka Horace Vernet)
Probable date of source painting: 1852
Current location of painting: The Wallace Collection

Note: Referenced on The Wallace Collection site as Joseph's Coat with a date of 1853. Oldest references to this picture call it Joseph Sold By His Brethren. A single reference once appeared on the web that Bourne engraved this image. I cannot, however, re-discover that reference, so am very suspicious the Bourne was the engraver.

Rarity unknown (never seen offered for sale). This print is exceedingly rare.

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
I have not seen this engraving offered for sale anywhere.


  
 
Juliet in the Cell of Friar Lawrence

Juliet in the Cell of Friar Lawrence


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 7.8 x 8.7 in (19.8 x 22.2 cm)
Estimated date engraved: before 1882
Source of print: Art Journal, February, 1873. Also in Art and Artists of Our Time, vol. III; also found in A Collection of Scenes and Characters from Famous Paintings by Eminent Artists Each Subject being Chosen by the Artist Himself as a Work of Art Entitling it to a Place in the Royal Academy Exhibitions As well as Authentic Character Portraits of Celebrated Shakespearean Actors. With Descriptive Text by the Eminent Shakespearean Scholars F.J. Furnivall, LL.D, Horace Howard Furness, Litt. D., Edward Dowden, LL.D. And other authorities. Also appears in Also appears in Imperial Edition of The Works of Shakespeare, Volume 2, by Charles Knight, 1873 (Virtue & Yorston, New York)
Printed by: Blackie & Son

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Edward Matthew Ward
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: Froma painting depicting a scene in Shalespeare's Romeo and Juliet.One source says that A Collection of Scenes and Characters from Famous Paintings shows this print titled as 'Juliet and Friar Laurence'. The British Museum acquired a copy of the engraving in 2001 supposedly from the 1873 Art Journal. The original painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1867. It sold at Christie's Arp 21, 1894.

Rarity 1 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is extremely common and continuously available (offered twice per month or more).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 375 times and has sold 9 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.99 to $204.00
Average sale price: $6.69
Highest sale price ever recorded: $12.95


  
 
King Alfred Inciting the Anglo-Saxons

King Alfred Inciting the Anglo-Saxons: to Repel the Invasion of the Danes, A.D. 876


Attribution on print:"Engraved by H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 7.1 x 4.2 in (18.1 x 10.6 cm)
Estimated date engraved: before 1878
Source of print: Pictures and Royal Portraits Illustrative of English and Scottish History: from the introduction of Christianity to the present time, Volume 1, page 24 by Thomas Archer
Printed by: Blackie & Son

Title of source painting: King Alfred Inciting the Saxons to Prevent the Landing of the Danes
Painter: George Frederic Watts
Probable date of source painting: 1847
Current location of painting: Committee rooms of the Houses of Parliament

Rarity 5 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat scarce (offered about one time per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 24 times and has sold 0 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $7.34 to $19.99
Never seen sold


  
 
Knuckle-Bone Player

The Knuckle-Bone Player


Attribution on print:"Engraved by H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 5.9 x 10.1 in (15 x 25.7 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1885
Source of print: Art Journal, April, 1884.
Printed by: J.S. Virtue & Co.

Title of source painting: variably referenced as The Knuckle-Bone Player and The Knucklebone Player
Painter: Lord Frederic Leighton
Probable date of source painting: 1867
Current location of painting: The study for this painting is at the Bewdley Museum, Worcestershire.

Note: The original painting was exhibited in London at the Royal Academy in 1867. It was offered in Sotheby's sales in 1976 and 1977. It later appeared in an Oct. 24, 2006 sale at Sotheby's (lot 208) where it was estimated at $600,000 to $800,000.

Rarity 4 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat common (offered about three times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 53 times and has sold 6 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $1.52 to $368.00
Average sale price: $14.60
Highest sale price ever recorded: $42.50


  
 
La Vigne

La Vigne (The Autumn Vine)

Attribution on print:"none"
Size of Bourne engraving: 12.5 x 22 in (31.8 x 55.9 cm)
Estimated date engraved: 1886
Source of print: Commissioned and sold by Fairless and Beeforth for their Doré Gallery in London, 1868-1883
Printed by: Fairless-Beeforth

Title of source painting: La Vigne
Painter: Gustave Doré
Probable date of source painting: 1874
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: Information about painting and engraving from Dan Malan, Gustave Doré: Adrift on Dreams of Splendor, 1995; original painting 57 x 98 inches. The British Museum owns a copy (acquisition date unknown), published by Fairless & Beeforth, Doré Gallery. The print indicates it was copyrighted in the U.S. in 1886. It is blind-stamped as 'artist proof' in the bottom left corner. Correspondent Rita Darbonne contributed the example shown. It was published by Fairless & Beeforth, Doré Gallery, Mar. 18, 1886. At the bottom, in nearly invisible italic type is "Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1886 by Frank Hunter Potter in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington U S A" An impressed stamp reads "L. B. Lettered Proof H M."

Rarity unknown (never seen offered for sale). This print is exceedingly rare.

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
I have not seen this engraving offered for sale anywhere.


  
 
Lady Jane Grey Declining the Crown

Lady Jane Grey Declining the Crown


Attribution on print:"H.K. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 4.4 x 6.1 in (11.3 x 15.5 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: unknown
Printed by: unknown

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Robert Smirke
Probable date of source painting: 1793
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: Another engraving of this painting by W. Bromley seems relatively common.

Rarity 3 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is common (offered about 6 times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 68 times and has sold 3 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $1.45 to $22.11
Average sale price: $13.32
Highest sale price ever recorded: $17.79


  
 
Lady Jane Grey

Lady Jane Grey's Reluctance to Accept the Crown, July 8th, 1553


Attribution on print:"Engraved by Herbert Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 6.4 x 4.6 in (16.3 x 11.8 cm)
Estimated date engraved: before 1878
Source of print: Pictures and Royal Portraits Illustrative of English and Scottish History: from the introduction of Christianity to the present time, Volume 1, page 108 by Thomas Archer
Printed by: Blackie & Son

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Charles Robert Leslie
Probable date of source painting: 1827
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: Source painting originally in the collection of the Duke of Bedford at Woburn Abbey. The National Portrait Gallery records one example of this engraving in its collection.

Rarity 5 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat scarce (offered about one time per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 20 times and has sold 2 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $6.06 to $13.86
Average sale price: $8.04
Highest sale price ever recorded: $8.09


  
 
Last Moments of the Czar

Last Moments of the Czar


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 6.5 x 4.3 in (16.5 x 11 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1857
Source of print: Edward Henry Nolan, The History of the War Against Russia
Printed by: Virtue & Co.

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: artist unknown
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Rarity 7 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is very scarce (offered about one time every five years).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 5 times and has sold once.
Offer prices have ranged from $4.77 to $59.30
Sold for $25.00
Highest sale price ever recorded: $25.00


  
 
Last of England

The Last of England


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 8.3 x 9.1 in (21 x 23.2 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1872
Source of print: Art Journal, August, 1870. Also in The Art Treasures of England. The Master-pieces of the Best English, Irish and Scottish Painters and Sculptors, J. Vernon Whitaker, editor
Printed by: Gebbie & Barrie

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Ford Madox Brown
Probable date of source painting: 1852
Current location of painting: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Note: Models for the painting were Brown and his wife Emma.. The British Museum acquired a version of this print in 1872, printed by London, Virtue & Co.

Rarity 3 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is common (offered about 6 times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 111 times and has sold 11 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $3.00 to $59099.00
Average sale price: $23.08
Highest sale price ever recorded: $48.00


  
 
Le Malade Imaginaire

Le Malade Imaginaire (aka Argan and Doctor Diaforius)


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 7.3 x 9.1 in (18.5 x 23.2 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1853
Source of print: reportedly from the Art Journal, May, 1871
Printed by: D. Appleton & Co, New York

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Abraham Solomon
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: A scene from the three-act play of the same name by Moliere which premiered in Paris in 1673; also known as The Hypochondriac. The original painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1861. It was sold at Christie's in London Jun 29, 1895 and again Jun 4, 1982. The British Museum acquired an unlettered proof impression of the engraving in 1913.

Rarity 1 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is extremely common and continuously available (offered twice per month or more).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 352 times and has sold 18 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.00 to $900.00
Average sale price: $16.51
Highest sale price ever recorded: $35.00


  
 
Leah and Rachel

Leah and Rachel


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 5.8 x 8.3 in (14.8 x 21.1 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: unknown
Printed by: A. Fullarton & Co., London and Edinburgh

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Jean Francois Portaels
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Rarity 8 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is rare (offered about one time per decade).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 2 times and has sold 2 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $8.88 to $25.00
Average sale price: $13.94
Highest sale price ever recorded: $19.00


  
 
L

L'Inamorta


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 7.2 x 9.1 in (18.4 x 23.1 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1867
Source of print: From the Art Journal, December, 1867.
Printed by: Virtue & Co.

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Henry Nelson O'Neil
Probable date of source painting: 1854
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: The British Museum acquired a proof impression of the engraving in 1874, with attribution text below the image in pencil. It also acquired a printed version in 1872.

Rarity 5 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat scarce (offered about one time per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 26 times and has sold 10 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $5.86 to $264.00
Average sale price: $21.61
Highest sale price ever recorded: $35.00


  
 
Merab

Merab

Attribution on print:"unknown"
Size of Bourne engraving: x in (15.75 x 24.75 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1890
Source of print: unknown
Printed by: Fairless & Beeforth

Title of source painting: Merab
Painter: Edwin Longsden Long, RA
Probable date of source painting: 1883
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: Exiistence of this engaving has been confirmed sparingly in the literature. Grosvenor Prints (Middlesex, UK) offered a print for L260 in 2020 and commented that the original painting had sold at Sotheby's in 1995.

Rarity unknown (never seen offered for sale). This print is exceedingly rare.

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
I have not seen this engraving offered for sale anywhere.


  
 
Michal

Michal


Attribution on print:"Herbert Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: unknown
Estimated date engraved: about 1890
Source of print: unknown
Printed by: Fairless & Beeforth

Title of source painting: Michal
Painter: Edwin Longsden Long, RA
Probable date of source painting: 1883
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: Example signed by Long and Bourne is known, quoted at £850 in the Mass Gallery, 2013. Fairless & Beeforth commissioned Bourne's engraving in 1883. Long's original painting sold at Sotheby's London for $31,894 USD in March, 1990.

Rarity 7 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is very scarce (offered about one time every five years).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 5 times and has sold 0 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $550.00 to $4500.00
Never seen sold


  
 
Miriam

Miriam


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 9 x 9 in (22.8 x 22.8 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1853
Source of print: This print from the Art Journal, March, 1856. Also an unconfirmed report that the image appeared in The Devotional Family Bible by Rev. Alexander Fletcher. Probably first appeared in Royal Gallery of Art, Ancient and Modern: Engravings from the Private Collection of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Albert, edited by Samuel Carter Hall, 2 vol., London, Virtue & Co., 1854.
Printed by: Virtue & Yorston

Title of source painting: Miriam's Song of Praise
Painter: Wilhelm Hensel
Probable date of source painting: 1836
Current location of painting: Royal Collection

Note: one version is titled 'Miriam's Song' and is known to have appeared in 'The Classic and the Beautiful from the Literature of Three Thousand Years by the Authors and Orators of All Countries,' vol 4, by Henry Coppee, 1880; this seems to be substantially less common than the typical version titled simply as 'Miriam'. The British Museum acquired a copy of the Agnew print in 1861 and the Virtue print in 1872. It also says the original painting was presented to Queen Victoria in 1843.

Rarity 4 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat common (offered about three times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 57 times and has sold 12 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $1.97 to $39.19
Average sale price: $16.65
Highest sale price ever recorded: $29.99


  
 
Misers

The Misers


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sc."
Size of Bourne engraving: 7.6 x 9.3 in (19.4 x 23.7 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1853
Source of print: This print from the Art Journal, March, 1860 by Virtue & Co. Probably first appeared in Royal Gallery of Art, Ancient and Modern: Engravings from the Private Collection of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Albert, edited by Samuel Carter Hall, 2 vol., London, Virtue & Co., 1854.
Printed by: George Barrie

Title of source painting: The Misers
Painter: Quentin Matsys
Probable date of source painting: 1648-1663
Current location of painting: Royal Collection

Note: Scholarly research strongly suggests that this painting is a mid-16th century derivative of Quentin Matsys' painting in the Louvre. Experts at the Royal Collection attribute this work to "follower of Marinus van Reymerswaele", Matsys' original inspiration. The original painting in the Royal Collection at Windsor, attributed to "Follower of Marinus van Reymerswaele.". The British Museum acquired a copy of the Agnew print in 1861 and a copy of the Virtue print in 1872.

Rarity 2 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is very common (offered about one time per month).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 135 times and has sold 20 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $3.00 to $125.00
Average sale price: $16.64
Highest sale price ever recorded: $29.99


  
 
Morning of Battle of Inverlochy

Morning of the Battle of Inverlochy


Attribution on print:"Herbert Bourne."
Size of Bourne engraving: 6.3 x 4.3 in (15.9 x 10.8 cm)
Estimated date engraved: 1860s
Source of print: unknown
Printed by: Blackie & Son

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Keeley Halswelle
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: The origin of this engraving and its source painting by Halswelle remaiin unknown. The size of the print (6.6 x 9.5-in) indicates the print came from a book. Halswelle is known to have illustrated several books of poems published in Edinburgh by William P. Nimmo and others in the 1860s, but this image is NOT found in books of poems of Lord Byron or Thomas Moore. While a castle is seen in the far distance in this engraving, the image bears no resemblance to a more famous painting by Halswelle titled, Inverlochy Castle

Rarity 8 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is rare (offered about one time per decade).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 1 times and has sold once.
Offer prices have ranged from $6.41
Sold for $6.41
Highest sale price ever recorded: $6.41


  
 
Moses Before Pharaoh

Moses Before Pharaoh

Attribution on print:"H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 22 x 32.5 in (55.9 x 82.6 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: Commissioned and sold by Fairless and Beeforth for their Doré Gallery in London, 1868-1883
Printed by: Fairless-Beeforth

Title of source painting: Moses Before Pharaoh
Painter: Gustave Doré
Probable date of source painting: 1878-1880
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: Information about painting and engraving from Dan Malan, Gustave Doré: Adrift on Dreams of Splendor, 1995. The British Museum acquired a copy in 1950. That version was published by the Doré Gallery in 1899. It has another version printed in London and copyrighted in the U.S. in 1885.

Rarity unknown (never seen offered for sale). This print is exceedingly rare.

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
I have not seen this engraving offered for sale anywhere.


  
 
Most Noble The Marquis of Hastings

The Most Noble The Marquis of Hastings


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 4.1 x 5 in (10.5 x 12.8 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: unknown
Printed by: James S. Virtue

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Sir Martin Arthur Shee
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Rarity 6 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is scarce (offered about one time every two years).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 8 times and has sold once.
Offer prices have ranged from $7.69 to $29.95
Sold for $7.81
Highest sale price ever recorded: $7.81


  
 
Murder of Archbishop Sharpe

Murder of Archbishop Sharpe


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 6.9 x 4.7 in (17.4 x 12 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: unknown
Printed by: Virtue & Co.

Title of source painting: The Death of Archbishop Sharpe (unconfirmed)
Painter: Sir William Allan
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Rarity 3 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is common (offered about 6 times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 81 times and has sold 3 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $5.82 to $62.81
Average sale price: $7.87
Highest sale price ever recorded: $11.48


  
 
New Curate

The New Curate


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 10.4 x 6.4 in (26.3 x 16.3 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1880
Source of print: Art Journal, January, 1879, vol 6, pg 121
Printed by: D. Appleton & Co.

Title of source painting: The New Curate
Painter: David Wilkie Wynfield
Probable date of source painting: 1875
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: Reported in several places that Wynfield painted The New Curate in 1877, but the painting was clearly referenced two years earlier in Academy Notes, 1875. The Art Journal reported that The New Curate had been exhibited at the London Royal Academy in 1876.

Rarity 3 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is common (offered about 6 times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 87 times and has sold 10 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $2.99 to $99.99
Average sale price: $18.52
Highest sale price ever recorded: $96.99


  
 
New Shoes

New Shoes


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 8.7 x 8.7 in (22 x 22 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1866
Source of print: Art Journal, April, 1866, vol 5., pg 116
Printed by: Virtue & Co.

Title of source painting: New Shoes
Painter: William Powell Frith
Probable date of source painting: 1860
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: The British Museum acquired a proof copy of the print (attribution text in pencil) in 1874. It acquired a printed version in 1872

Rarity 3 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is common (offered about 6 times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 96 times and has sold 6 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $1.54 to $54.75
Average sale price: $22.21
Highest sale price ever recorded: $54.75


  
 
Night of the Crucifixion

Night of the Crucifixion (Les Tenébres)

Attribution on print:"H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 22 x 32.5 in (55.9 x 82.6 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1878
Source of print: Commissioned and sold by Fairless and Beeforth for their Doré Gallery in London, 1868-1883; engraved by Herbert Bourne and William Ridgeway.
Printed by: Fairless-Beeforth

Title of source painting: hand-titled After the Crucifixion on one artist's proof
Painter: Gustave Doré
Probable date of source painting: 1872-1873
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: Engraved by Bourne and William Ridgeway (per Dan Malan et al). The original painting is 4 ft 3 in wide by 6 ft 4 in high. The British Museum acquired a version of the print in 1950 printed by Crowdy & Loud and published by the Doré Gallery in 1899. The print was copyrighted in the U.S. in 1880.

Rarity 7 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is very scarce (offered about one time every five years).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 3 times and has sold 0 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $1022.16 to $1999.00
Never seen sold


  
 
Novice

The Novice


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 4.6 x 7 in (11.7 x 17.8 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: Art Journal, August, 1867.
Printed by: Virtue & Co.

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: John Calcott Horsley
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: Original painting owned in 1867 by John Rhodes of Leeds. The Art Journal (pg 184) reported that the painting had been exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1856. The British Museum acquired a proof impression of the engraving in 1872. That copy has the attribution text handwritten in pencil.

Rarity 3 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is common (offered about 6 times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 78 times and has sold 6 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.99 to $299.00
Average sale price: $12.55
Highest sale price ever recorded: $24.99


  
 
Novitiate Mendicants

Novitiate Mendicants


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 7.3 x 9.6 in (18.5 x 24.4 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: Art Journal. November, 1872. Original painting currently owned by the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Printed by: D. Appleton & Co.

Title of source painting: Novitiate Mendicants
Painter: Rothwell (probably Richard Rothwell)
Probable date of source painting: 1837
Current location of painting: Victoria & Albert Museum

Rarity 2 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is very common (offered about one time per month).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 189 times and has sold 14 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.00 to $254.00
Average sale price: $15.39
Highest sale price ever recorded: $24.90


  
 
Purity

Purity


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 7.8 x 9.4 in (19.7 x 23.9 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1864
Source of print: Art Journal, February, 1864
Printed by: James S. Virtue

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Henry Nelson O'Neil
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: The British Museum acquired a copy in 1872.

Rarity 2 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is very common (offered about one time per month).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 154 times and has sold 10 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $3.00 to $1800.00
Average sale price: $18.84
Highest sale price ever recorded: $35.00


  
 
Release of the Seven Bishops

The Release of the Seven Bishops After their Trial in Wesminster Hall, June 29th 1688


Attribution on print:"Engraved by H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 6.1 x 5.1 in (15.4 x 13 cm)
Estimated date engraved: before 1882
Source of print: Pictures and Royal Portraits Illustrative of English and Scottish History: from the introduction of Christianity to the present time, Volume 2, page 30 by Thomas Archer
Printed by: Blackie & Son

Title of source painting: The Acquittal of the Seven Bishops
Painter: Edward Matthew Ward, R.A.
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: fresco in the Commons corridor, Houses of Parliament

Note: Painting referenced in the 1854 edition of The Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal.

Rarity 6 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is scarce (offered about one time every two years).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 7 times and has sold 2 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $6.50 to $8.20
Average sale price: $7.28
Highest sale price ever recorded: $8.11


  
 
Robert Burns

Robert Burns

Attribution on print:"(H. Bourne?)"
Size of Bourne engraving: unknown
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print:

The ONLY reference to an engraving of Burns by Bourne came from a British art dealer around the year 2000. I have been unable to confirm such an engraving. The complete lack of confirming evidence makes me think the attribution to Bourne was a listing error and that the real engraving was the somewhat common print by H. Robinson. Several other scarce engravings of Burns are known, including those by A.H. Payne, H.S. Sadd and Paton Thompson. Additionally, I have seen other unattributed engravings, none of which resemble Bourne's better works. Since it is impossible to prove a negative, I will keep this Bourne reference for a few more years.


Printed by: unknown

Title of source painting: Robert Burns
Painter: Archibald Skirving
Probable date of source painting: 1840
Current location of painting: unknown

Rarity unknown (never seen offered for sale). This print is exceedingly rare.

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
I have not seen this engraving offered for sale anywhere.


  
 
Robin and Makyne

Robin & Makyne


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 4.3 x 6 in (10.8 x 15.2 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: unknown
Printed by: Virtue & Co.

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: William Fleming Vallance
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: The original painting was inspired by a Scottish poem by Robert Henryson (1425-1500) titled, Robin and Makyne.

Rarity unknown (never seen offered for sale). This print is exceedingly rare.

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
I have not seen this engraving offered for sale anywhere.


  
 
Ruth and Naomi

Ruth and Naomi


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 5.8 x 8.1 in (14.8 x 20.5 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: unknown
Printed by: A. Fullarton & Co.

Title of source painting: Ruth and Naomi
Painter: Ary Scheffer
Probable date of source painting: 1854
Current location of painting: Sudley House Museum, Liverpool

Note: Painting date usually listed as unknown, but Sarah Tytler in Modern Painters and their Paintings, 1874, clearly says painted in 1854.

Rarity 7 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is very scarce (offered about one time every five years).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 5 times and has sold once.
Offer prices have ranged from $7.99 to $9.99
Sold for $9.99
Highest sale price ever recorded: $9.99


  
 
Searching the Scriptures

Searching the Scriptures


Attribution on print:"Engd by Herbert Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 7.9 x 7.8 in (20.1 x 19.8 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: unknown
Printed by: Blackie & Son

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Alexander Strahuber
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: Source currently unknown. The British Museum acquired an example by donation in 2007.

Rarity 4 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat common (offered about three times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 34 times and has sold 0 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $19.99 to $33.92
Never seen sold


  
 
Seven Ages of Man

The Seven Ages of Man


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 9.4 x 6.9 in (23.8 x 17.5 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: Art Journal, July, 1874. Also appears in Imperial Edition of The Works of Shakespeare, Volume 1, by Charles Knight, 1873 (Virtue & Yorston, New York)
Printed by: Virtue & Co.

Title of source painting: The Seven Ages of Man: 'All the World's a Stage'
Painter: William Mulready
Probable date of source painting: 1838
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: Engraving represents scene in Shakespeare's As You Like It.

Rarity 4 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat common (offered about three times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 55 times and has sold 7 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $1.47 to $70.00
Average sale price: $15.64
Highest sale price ever recorded: $49.95


  
 
Soldiers of the Cross

Soldiers of the Cross (Crusaders)


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 32.5 x 22 in (82.6 x 55.9 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1880
Source of print: Commissioned and sold by Fairless and Beeforth for their Doré Gallery in London, 1868-1883
Printed by: Fairless & Beeforth

Title of source painting: Soldiers of the Cross
Painter: Gustave Doré
Probable date of source painting: 1874
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: Information about painting and engraving from Dan Malan, Gustave Doré: Adrift on Dreams of Splendor, 1995; original painting was 74 x 45 inches. The British Museum acquired a copy of the engraving in 1950. That print indicates it was printed by Crowdy & Loud, and published by the Doré Gallery in 1899. It was copyrighted in the U.S. in 1881. Image contributed by D. Smith, Mar., 2021.

Rarity 8 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is rare (offered about one time per decade).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 2 times and has sold 2 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $75.00 to $137.00
Average sale price: $89.00
Highest sale price ever recorded: $103.00


  
 
St Agnes

St Agnes


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 3.9 x 5.1 in (9.9 x 12.9 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints, by Rev. Alban Butler
Printed by: Virtue and Yorston

Title of source painting: St Agnes
Painter: Domenichino (Domenico Zampieri)
Probable date of source painting: 1620
Current location of painting: Royal Collection

Note: This image is an abbreviated form of the original which shows a standing St Agnes in a classical setting with a child and lamb at her feet. This engraving is also a well-executed mirror image of the original. A chalk study of this image is located in Windsor Castle.

Rarity 6 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is scarce (offered about one time every two years).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 6 times and has sold 2 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $9.99 to $19.99
Average sale price: $11.10
Highest sale price ever recorded: $14.99


  
 
St Barbara, Virgin & Martyr

Saint Barbara, Virgin & Martyr


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 3.9 x 5.2 in (9.9 x 13.2 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1864
Source of print: The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints by Rev Alban Butler
Printed by: Virtue & Yorston

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Peter Paul Rubens
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Rarity 8 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is rare (offered about one time per decade).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 1 times and has sold once.
Offer prices have ranged from $9.99
Sold for $9.99
Highest sale price ever recorded: $9.99


  
 
St Catherine

St Catherine


Attribution on print:"Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 3.8 x 5.2 in (9.7 x 13.1 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: unknown
Printed by: unknown

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Peter Paul Rubens
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Rarity 8 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is rare (offered about one time per decade).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 1 times and has sold once.
Offer prices have ranged from $19.99
Sold for $19.99
Highest sale price ever recorded: $19.99


  
 
Susannah

Susannah


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 6.6 x 9.9 in (16.7 x 25.2 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1866
Source of print: Art Journal, February, 1866
Printed by: Virtue & Co.

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: John Rogers Herbert
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: The British Museum acquired a copy of the print in 1872.

Rarity 4 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat common (offered about three times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 32 times and has sold 2 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.95 to $2600.00
Average sale price: $9.25
Highest sale price ever recorded: $10.00


  
 
Suspense

Suspense


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 6.3 x 8 in (16 x 20.4 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1865
Source of print: From the Art Journal, November, 1865. Also appeared in The Art Treasures of England. The Master-pieces of the Best English, Irish and Scottish Painters and Sculptors, Joseph Vernon Whitaker, editor. by Gebbie & Barrie (The title of this work showed some variation, possibly due to republication.)
Printed by: Virtue & Co

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: A. (probably Alexander) Johnston
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: The British Museum acquired a copy of the Virtue printing in 1872. The Virtue printing shows the additional text, 'from the picture in the collection of P. Bennoch, Esq., Blackheath' (lacking in the Gebbie & Barrie print.)

Rarity 2 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is very common (offered about one time per month).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 194 times and has sold 5 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $3.00 to $3100.00
Average sale price: $13.74
Highest sale price ever recorded: $24.99


  
 
Syren

The Syren


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 7.9 x 9.8 in (20 x 24.9 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1875
Source of print: Art Journal, February, 1876
Printed by: D. Appleton & Co

Title of source painting: The Syren
Painter: Charles Louis Müller
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Rarity 2 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is very common (offered about one time per month).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 213 times and has sold 10 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $1.58 to $259.00
Average sale price: $17.92
Highest sale price ever recorded: $40.00


  
 
Tambourine

The Tambourine


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 7 x 10.9 in (17.7 x 27.8 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1872
Source of print: Art Journal, February, 1872
Printed by: Selmar Hess, Gebbie & Barrie

Title of source painting: unknown
Painter: Pierre Louis Joseph deConinck
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: Painting reportedly appears in One Hundred Works of Great Masters by Aphonse Bacheret. This painting has proven difficult to locate. It sold at auction in the 1980s under the title Tambourine Girl, but its title has also been reported as Portrait of a Gypsy Girl with a Tambourine. Reportedly engraved in 1872. An unlettered proof of this engraving on chine colle resides in the British Museum.

Rarity 2 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is very common (offered about one time per month).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 215 times and has sold 39 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $2.00 to $269.00
Average sale price: $20.88
Highest sale price ever recorded: $40.00


  
 
Triumph of Christianity

Triumph of Christianity


Attribution on print:
Size of Bourne engraving: unknown
Estimated date engraved: about 1872
Source of print: Commissioned and sold by Fairless and Beeforth for their Doré Gallery in London, 1868-1883
Printed by: Fairless & Beeforth

Title of source painting: Triumph of Christianity
Painter: Gustave Doré
Probable date of source painting: 1868
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: Information about painting and engraving from Dan Malan, Gustave Doré: Adrift on Dreams of Splendor, 1995; original painting size 118 x 80 (inches). Image contributed by D. Smith, Mar., 2021.

Rarity unknown (never seen offered for sale). This print is exceedingly rare.

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
I have not seen this engraving offered for sale anywhere.


  
 
Village Choir

The Village Choir


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt 1870"
Size of Bourne engraving: 10 x 5.7 in (25.4 x 14.4 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1867
Source of print: Art Journal, April, 1867. Also reported in The Art Treasures of England. The Master-pieces of the Best English, Irish and Scottish Painters and Sculptors, J. Vernon Whitaker, editor
Printed by: Gebbie & Barrie

Title of source painting: Village Choir, Bow Brickhill Church, Buckinghamshire
Painter: Thomas Webster
Probable date of source painting: 1847
Current location of painting: Victoria & Albert Museum; study for the painting at Royal Academy of Arts

Note: The British Museum acquired a copy in 1872 printed by Virtue & Co that originated from the Art Journal of 1867. Some show a later date, probably representing a printing by a different publisher.

Rarity 2 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is very common (offered about one time per month).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 185 times and has sold 21 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.99 to $254.00
Average sale price: $13.80
Highest sale price ever recorded: $24.00


  
 
Village School

The Village School


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Engraver"
Size of Bourne engraving: 10.1 x 5.6 in (25.6 x 14.2 cm)
Estimated date engraved: unknown
Source of print: Art Journal, August, 1854
Printed by: G. Virtue

Title of source painting: A Dame's School
Painter: Thomas Webster
Probable date of source painting: 1845
Current location of painting: Tate Gallery, London

Note: The British Museum owns three copies of the engraving, one signed by Bourne on the back.

Rarity 4 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat common (offered about three times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 42 times and has sold 9 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $4.88 to $37.99
Average sale price: $15.06
Highest sale price ever recorded: $23.78


  
 
Watt

Watt's First Experiment


Attribution on print:"Herbert Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 9.4 x 7.2 in (23.9 x 18.3 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1869
Source of print: Art Journal, July, 1868
Printed by: D. Appleton & Co.

Title of source painting: Watt Discovering the Condensation of Steam; The Young James Watt Playing With Steam
Painter: Marcus Stone
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: The British Museum acquired a copy of the Virtue print in 1872.

Rarity 3 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is common (offered about 6 times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 119 times and has sold 11 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.99 to $214.00
Average sale price: $9.73
Highest sale price ever recorded: $19.99


  
 
Wycliffe On His Sickened Bed

Wycliffe On His Sickened Bed Assailed By His Friars At Oxford in 1378, after George Thomas


Attribution on print:"Engraved by H. Bourne"
Size of Bourne engraving: 6.4 x 4.6 in (16.2 x 11.7 cm)
Estimated date engraved: before 1878
Source of print: Pictures and Royal Portraits Illustrative of English and Scottish History: from the introduction of Christianity to the present time, Volume 1, page 54 by Thomas Archer
Printed by: Blackie & Son

Title of source painting: 1854
Painter: George H Thomas
Probable date of source painting: unknown
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: The genuine title of this work is questionable, since the work was commissioned by Blackie & Son for their work.

Rarity 5 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is somewhat scarce (offered about one time per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 15 times and has sold 0 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $7.34 to $115.00
Never seen sold


  
 
Yorick and the Grisette

Yorick and the Grisette


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Engraver"
Size of Bourne engraving: 7.4 x 9.7 in (18.8 x 24.6 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1852
Source of print: Art Journal, February, 1852 (pub. George Virtue.). That version lacks text concerning appearance of the picture in the Vernon Gallery. The Wilkinson printing version comes from a different unknown source, likely dated about 1853.
Printed by: H. Wilkinson

Title of source painting: Yorick and the Grisette
Painter: Gilbert Stuart Newton
Probable date of source painting: 1847
Current location of painting: Tate Gallery

Note: The British Museum acquired three copies of the Wilkinson printing in 1853, 1855 and 1900. The 1853 print is signed on the back in pencil by Bourne. 'Grisette' was a 18th century term for a part-time prostitute. The painting was exhibited in London in 1830 and represents a scene from A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, a 1768 novel by Laurence Sterne.

Rarity 2 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is very common (offered about one time per month).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 186 times and has sold 16 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $0.99 to $450.00
Average sale price: $28.89
Highest sale price ever recorded: $300.00


  
 
Young Painter

A Young Painter's First Works


Attribution on print:"H. Bourne, Sculpt."
Size of Bourne engraving: 9.3 x 7.1 in (23.6 x 18 cm)
Estimated date engraved: about 1869
Source of print: The Art Journal, July, 1869.
Printed by: London: Virtue & Co.

Title of source painting: The Painter's First Work
Painter: Marcus Stone
Probable date of source painting: 1862
Current location of painting: unknown

Note: The British Museum acquired a copy of the print in 1872.

Rarity 3 based on sales appearances (on a scale of 1 to 8). This print is common (offered about 6 times per year).

Sales statistics since Jan. 1, 2007
This print has appeared for sale 71 times and has sold 2 times.
Offer prices have ranged from $1.31 to $214.00
Average sale price: $4.04
Highest sale price ever recorded: $6.75