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I See Sir I See, it comes to this.
I See Sir I See, it comes to this.
Drawn Engrav'd Printed & Publish'd by I. Bruce, 83, Farringdon Stt.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Silhouette, etching and aquatint, 190 x 170mm. 7½ x 6¾". Lightly soiled.
Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778 - 1868), Lord Chancellor, sitting in profile holding his spectacles, a paper inscribed 'Reform' on the lectern in front of him.
Brougham, a radical Whig lawyer and MP, tirelessly campaigned for the advancement of education and reform. As Lord Chancellor (1830-4) he played a leading part in drafting and promoting the Reform Bill (1832) with Lord Grey.
By John Bruce (c.1815 - 1830; fl.).

[Ref: 11821]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[George IV.]
[George IV.]
Engraved & Published by I. Bruce. Brighton.
[n.d., c.1829.]
Etching printed on yellow card. Proof impression. Sheet size: 150 x 115mm (5¾ x 4½").
A caricature of George IV (1762 - 1830), standing in full-length profile in coat and top hat, stick tucked under right arm; in his latter years, perhaps on one of his frequent trips to Brighton. John Bruce printmaker and seller flourishing in the 1820's and known for his Brighton Characters and engraved silhouettes of prominent political figures and socialites.
[Ref: 40005]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[George IV.]
[George IV.] Born. Aug.t 16 1763. Died, Jan.y 5, 1827.
Engraved & Published by I. Bruce. Brighton.
[n.d., c.1829.]
Etching printed on yellow card. Sheet size: 150 x 115mm (5¾ x 4½"). Bit messy.
A caricature of George IV (1762 - 1830), standing in full-length profile in coat and top hat, stick tucked under right arm; in his latter years, perhaps on one of his frequent trips to Brighton. John Bruce printmaker and seller flourishing in the 1820's and known for his Brighton Characters and engraved silhouettes of prominent political figures and socialites. For proof impression see item ref: 40005.
[Ref: 40006]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Marg.t Standing, Aged 67, Wife of John Standing,
Marg.t Standing, Aged 67, Wife of John Standing, (The well known Brighton Matchman.) This poor woman has for many years been subjected to the singular misfortunes of having only one eye, one leg, and one toe.
Sketch'd from the life & Publish'd by I. Bruce
[n.d., c.1829]
Hand coloured etching, sheet 155 x 125mm. 6 x 5". Trimmed within plate, to image at top.
Charming caricature of the invalid wife of a renowned local match-seller, on a Brighton street, houses behind. From a series of Brighton characters by John Bruce (c.1815 - 1830; fl.)
[Ref: 19933]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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