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Act the 2.d of the New Drury Lane Brewery or a Managers Spur to Progress.
Act the 2.d of the New Drury Lane Brewery or a Managers Spur to Progress.
Afrus Inv.t. [Walker f.]
Pub.d Jan.y 1812 by Walker & Knight No 7 Cornhill.
Engraving. 300 x 400mm. Creased.
When the Drury Lane Theatre burnt down in 1809 Sheridan was ruined. He turned to his friend Samuel Whitbread (the brewer) for help rebuilding it. However because Sheridan's creditors had to accept 25% of their due it was decided that Sheridan should be banned from management of the new theatre.
BM: 11936.
[Ref: 447]   £240.00  
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The New Minister or_ As it should be.
The New Minister or_ As it should be.
Argus del.t.
Pub'd Feb.y 1806 by Walker No7 Cornhill.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 235 x 345mm (9¼ x 13½"). Trimmed, paper loss in corners and laid on an album sheet.
A political satire in which William Wyndham Greville introduces Charles James Fox to George III, following Pitt's death earlier in 1806 Greville had formed the 'Ministry of All Talents' and offered Fox the position of Foreign Secretary, which he accepted.
[Ref: 44707]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Rules for a Warm Weather Ball or Salutary Conduct for Corpulent Dancers.
Rules for a Warm Weather Ball or Salutary Conduct for Corpulent Dancers.
Argus del.
Handcoloured etching. J. Whatman watermarked paper 1818. Plate: 350 x 250mm, (13¾ x 10). Surface dirt. Tears in edges. Some staining and creases.
A scene in a ballroom in which a large woman, fanning herself, converses with a man about the heat. Around them figures dance and dine while musicians play in a gallery.
BM Satire 10664.
[Ref: 38766]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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