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Nap nearly Nab'd or a Retreating Jump Just in Time,
Nap nearly Nab'd or a Retreating Jump Just in Time, Never did trusty squire with knight or knight with squire, e'er jump more right. Plate 7. vide Bonys Russian Campaign.
[Charles Williams.]
Pub.d June 1813 by Tho.s Tegg No. 11 Cheapside_ Price One sh.r col.d.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 240 x 350mm (9½ x 13¾") large margins. Slight staining on left bottom.
A satirical scene from a series relating to Napoleon and the Russian Campaign. Napoleon is depicted leaping from a window of a farm house, behind him a French general prepares to jump while in the distance a group of Russian cossacks arrive on horseback.
BM Satire 12058.
[Ref: 46614]   £260.00  
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Manning the Navy [&] Ancient Modes of Manning the Navy
Manning the Navy [&] Ancient Modes of Manning the Navy Engraved for the Carlton House Magazine.
[Published by W. & J. Stratford (?), 1794]
Two engravings, each platemark approx. 180 x 115mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Small margins.
Two prints published in the 'Carlton House Magazine', reissuing (in two parts) a print first published in the 'Attic Miscellany' in 1790 (see BM Satires 7753), showing a press-gang at work on Tower Hill (the Tower of London and ships on the Thames can be seen in the background). Press warrants were issued in May 1790 on account of naval preparations against Spain.
BM Satires 8447 (Manning the Navy); 8501 (Ancient Modes).
[Ref: 45863]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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A New Mode, of Presenting Two Addresses at once.
A New Mode, of Presenting Two Addresses at once. When Scenes of Affliction, of Sorrow and Pain, / Affect our dear Relatives, Neighbours, or Friends [...]
[by Charles Williams]
Pub.d Feb.y 1818 by S.W. Fores No 50 Piccadilly
Etching with hand-colouring, platemark 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾") large margins. Paper watermarked '1816'.
Satire on Queen Charlotte's response to the death of Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales in 1817. Queen Charlotte (right) was in Bath at the time, and received the address of the Bath Corporation (to which she attends here with avid attention) at almost the same time as news of Princess Charlotte's death. A messenger (centre) delivers both pieces of news, Queen Charlotte taking the former and Princess Charlotte's husband Leopold I of Belgium responding to the latter. Etching by Charles Williams (1797 - 1830, fl.), prolific etcher of satires from his own designs and those of other artists (especially Woodward). Almost all his plates are anonymous and little work has been done to establish for certain which prints he made. As a result Williams is little-known in comparison with contemporaries such as Rowlandson and Gillray in spite of the comparable quality of some of his work.
BM Satires 12984.
[Ref: 46559]   £230.00  
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A Nice Lady or An Incomparable !!!!
A Nice Lady or An Incomparable !!!!
Cruikshank fec.t.
Pub.d Oct.r 20.th 1813 by S.W. Fores 50 Picadilly.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 345 x 220mm (13½ x 8½"). Trimmed to image. Sky area bit messy.
A comic portrait of a grotesque woman, each element of her outfit is labelled her dress is predominantly made up of fish and food. Behind her is a sign saying 'Beware of Men Traps'.
BM Satire 13057.
[Ref: 46611]   £240.00  
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The Night Mayor_or Magistratical Vigilance.
The Night Mayor_or Magistratical Vigilance.
Pub.d Nov.r 9.th 1816 by Thos. Tegg 111 Cheapside.
Hand-coloured etching. Watermark 1816. Plate: 245 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Large margins on 3 sides.
A satirical scene set in a cellar, the Mayor, Sir Matthew Wood, followed by two constables descend the stairs to the alarm of many of the occupants of the room. A watchman, who hasn't noticed the constables lifts his glass of gin in a toast.
BM Satire 12816.
[Ref: 46612]   £280.00  
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On. Guard. Off. Guard. Guarded.
On. Guard. Off. Guard. Guarded.
[Paul Pry Monogram.][William Heath.]
Pub by Tho. McLean Haymarket.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 255 x 370mm (10 x 14½"). Trimmed and mounted into album sheet.
Three scenes showing the demise of a soldier, on the left the soldier stands proud and on guard, the centre image shows the soldier drunk and leaning on a lamp post and the final image shows him in prison having been court martialled.
Not in BM Satires.
[Ref: 46642]   £240.00  
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Paddy Shannon Courting the Widow Wilkins.
Paddy Shannon Courting the Widow Wilkins.
[Publish'd June 24. 1808. by LAURIE & WHITTLE. 53. Fleet Street, London]
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 180 x 220mm (7 x 8½ "). Trimmed, title excised and glued to bottom of image.
Heading to a song 'Written by an Amateur, expressly for Mr. Johnstone, and sung by him at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, with unbounded Applause, in Mr. Cumberland's New Opera of "The Jew of Moga-dore"'. An Irishman on a rough horse addresses an ugly old woman who leans from a bow-window directly above him.
BM Satire11201.
[Ref: 46487]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Painter submitting his picture to the Examination of Connoisseurs and Antiquarians.
The Painter submitting his picture to the Examination of Connoisseurs and Antiquarians.
[After Jefferyes Hamett O'Neale, 1774]
Engraving, sheet 200 x 130mm (8 x 5"). Small margins on 3 sides.
Satire on art-world patronage, with a painter showing his work to animal-headed clients. Published as an illustration in the 'Sentimental Magazine' for January 1774. Attributed on stylistic grounds to Jeffereyes Hamett O'Neale (1750-1801?), porcelain painter and designer of satirical prints.
BM Satires 2008.
[Ref: 46567]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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A Sketch of a row in Parliament Street. [&]
A Sketch of a row in Parliament Street. [&] Termination of the Row in Parliament Street. Plate 2.d.
[William Heath ]Paul Pry Esqr. Signature.
Pub. April 1829, by T. McLean 26 Haymarket where Caricatures are daily Publishing.
A pair of fine hand-coloured etching. Each sheet: 245 x 360mm (9¾ x 14"). Trimmed and mounted in album sheets.
A pair of satirical scenes showing Eldon and Wellington as brawling market women oppose each other on the Catholic Relief Bill. The first plate shows the pair preparing to fight, the second shows Eldon lying on the floor having been knocked down by Wellington.
BM Satires 15721 & 15723.
[Ref: 46649]   £420.00   view all images for this item
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A Sketch of a row in Parliament Street. [&]
A Sketch of a row in Parliament Street. [&] Termination of the Row in Parliament Street. Plate 2.d.
[William Heath ]Paul Pry Esqr. Signature.
Pub. April 1829, by T. McLean 26 Haymarket where Caricatures are daily Publishing.
A pair of hand-coloured etching. The first with J. Whatman 1828 watermark; Each plate: 260 x 370mm (10¼ x 14½").
A pair of satirical scenes showing Eldon and Wellington as brawling market women oppose each other on the Catholic Relief Bill. The first plate shows the pair preparing to fight, the second shows Eldon lying on the floor having been knocked down by Wellington.
BM Satires 15721 & 15723.
[Ref: 46650]   £450.00   view all images for this item
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The Petticoat Duellists.
The Petticoat Duellists. Engraved for the Carlton House Magazine.
[By Samuel Collings?]
[Published by W. & J. Stratford, No. 112 Holborn Hill, Aug.t 1 1792]
Engraving, platemark 115 x 180mm (4¼ x 6¾ "). Small margins.
A duel between two women armed with pistols and swords. Print, possibly by Samuel Collings (d. circa 1793), published in the 'Carlton House Magazine', although a reissue of a plate first published a couple of years earlier, as was often the case with illustrations in the magazine.
[Ref: 45857]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Billy in the Dumps or how to Manage Affairs on the Next Meeting of Parliament.
Billy in the Dumps or how to Manage Affairs on the Next Meeting of Parliament.
Pub Jan.y 10 1794 by S. Alken No. 14 Castle Street Leicester Square.
Hand-coloured etching. Watermark: Portal & Bridges. Plate: 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾") large margins. Slight crease.
A satirical scene in which George III and Queen Charlotte walk into a room where a exasperated William Pitt attempts to deal with money and politics. On the desk are three bags labelled 'subscription money' and Pitt holds two documents, one titled 'The Loss of Tolon' and 'A plan for Raising a sum to Enable His Majesty to Carry on the War'. Behind Pitt a black devil leaps above a map of France saying 'Work the Public Billy'.
BM Satires 8434.
[Ref: 46629]   £260.00  
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John Bull in Perplexity or Ascendancy versus Union._
John Bull in Perplexity or Ascendancy versus Union._ His progress they said depended on Ascendancy; and this, they told him was Ascendancy_and consequently the only thing that could do him good. Westminster Review No.19.
[Monogram of Paul Pry.][William Heath.]
Pub. by T. McLean 26 Haymarket London.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 310 x 470mm (12 x 18½"). Trimmed, damage and paper loss on left edge. Tear in right edge.
A very large satirical scene showing the various politicians involved with the debate regarding Catholic emancipation. On the far left, Wellington and Robert Peel stand on the outskirst of a group of figures including Brougham, with a broom in his pocket, Burdett, Scarlett and Eldon. On the right the Duke of Cumberland dances with the devil and in the distance a waggon labelled 'Common State Waggon John Bull & Co.' rushes towards the scene driven by George IV.
BM Satire 15658.
[Ref: 46647]   £280.00  
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A Portugal Catch for three Voices.
A Portugal Catch for three Voices.
Pub.d Oct.r 1808 by S.W. Fores 50 Picadilly.
Hand-coloured etching. Watermark: Russel & Co. 1806. Sheet: 250 x 360mm (9¾ x 14¼"). Trimmed within plate.
A satirical scene, showing an army officer, Sir Hew Dalrymple and a figure in Portuguese dress, sitting around a round table drinking port. The print refers to the Convention of Cintra which allowed the return of the French troops back to France, transported in British ships, following their defeat by the Anglo-Portuguese force at the Battle of Vimeiro in 1808. The convention was seen as an embarassment, with the French essentially being allowed to escape back to France.
BM Satire 11042.
[Ref: 46628]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Animal Magnetizm [&] The Devil to_Pay
Animal Magnetizm [&] The Devil to_Pay Engraved for the Carlton House Magazine.
[Published by W. & J. Stratford (?), 1795]
Two engravings and two letterpress sheets, each platemark approx. 180 x 115mm (6¾ x 4¼").
Two prints published in the 'Carlton House Magazine', reissuing (in two parts) an earlier print. As the letterpress accompanying the two prints confirms, they satirise quack doctors, specifically new experiments with electricity. As the doctor advises his female patient, 'the electrical shock is violent, I confess, but it is not unaccompanied with rapture'. The scene is inside a tavern, with portraits on the wall including one of the painter J.P. de Loutherbourg.
[Ref: 45864]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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La Pluie d'Amour ou la Rosée du Mois de Mai.
La Pluie d'Amour ou la Rosée du Mois de Mai. Air: Nous sommes précepteurs d'Amour.
A Paris chez Boulard, M.d d'Estampes, Rue S.t Martin, No. 84.
Engraving, rare. Sheet: 245 x 320mm (9¾ x 12½"). Trimmed within plate.
A French satirical scene showing young women catching the cupids falling out of the sky like rain, on the left one woman hands a cupid to a young man.
[Ref: 46680]   £320.00  
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The Rival Queans_or a Scene in the Beggars Opera.
The Rival Queans_or a Scene in the Beggars Opera.
Pub.d March 1809 by Walker Cornhill.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 245 x 345mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Trimmed to plate.
A scene in a drawing room in which Frederick Duke of York and Albany is caught between his two mistresses Mrs Carey and Mrs Clarke who berate each other across the room.
BM Satires 11277.
[Ref: 46632]   £240.00  
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The Sailor's Will and his Power; or; a Picture of Portsmouth Point.
The Sailor's Will and his Power; or; a Picture of Portsmouth Point.
[Laurie & Whittle.][n.d., c.1808.]
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 190 x 220mm (7½ x 8½"). Trimmed.
Heading to printed verses: 'Sung with unbounded Applause by Mr. Emery, at the Harmonic and other Societies'. A sailor consoles his girl, weeping at their parting in Portsmouth; she is holding his will!
BM Satire 11204.
[Ref: 46480]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Scales of Marriage]
[The Scales of Marriage] True love, God wat, is quite & clean forlorn / When Parents Daughters in the ballance weigh [...]
[Nicolaes Braeu after Karel van Mander, c.1600]
Engraving, sheet 240 x 170mm (9½ x 6¾"). Trimmed. Few ink stains on right.
Second plate from a set of six engravings by Nicolaes Braeu after Karel van Mander illustrating proverbs. The set was issued c.1592; this is a later reissue with the Dutch text replaced by text in English and Latin, and the plate number 2 in the lower left corner effaced. A preparatory drawing by van Mander is in the Albertina, Vienna.
[Ref: 46502]   £380.00  
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Sprig of Shillelah and Shamrock so Green.
Sprig of Shillelah and Shamrock so Green.
Paxton inv.t.
Publish'd Oct.r 20. 1807 by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 170 x 220mm (6¾ x 8¾"). Trimmed. Losses in title & borders
An illustration to a song sung by Mr Johnstone at Theatre Royal in Drury Lane. A scene at Donny-Brook Fair in which one man brandishes a shillelah and the other a pipe.
BM Satire 10952.
[Ref: 46477]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Parson at his Studies_or_A Skittle Ground the wong road to a Benifice. vide Anecdote of D.r Willett.
The Parson at his Studies_or_A Skittle Ground the wong road to a Benifice. vide Anecdote of D.r Willett.
Pub.d Nov.r 1st 1815 by Tho.s Tegg 111 Cheapside.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 250 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½") large margins.
A scene in a pub yard in which a country parson prepares to throw a ball at some skittles looked on by a group of men. The parson discusses with another man that he was recommended to play skittles by his doctor for his health.
BM Satire 12651.
[Ref: 46619]   £280.00  
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St Martins in an Uproar.
St Martins in an Uproar.
[by Charles Williams]
Pubd Octr 1 1801 by S W Fores No 50 Piccadilly. Folios of Caricatures lent out for the Evening
Etching with hand-colouring, platemark 240 x 370mm (9½ x 14½"). Hole upper centre (in church railing). Stamp of S.W. Fores lower right. Small margins.
Scene outside the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, now facing Trafalgar Square. Clergymen chase an imposter dressed as a parson out of the church, while couples on the right assail him for having falsely married them. Etched by Charles Williams (1797 - 1830, fl.), prolific etcher of satires from his own designs and those of other artists (especially Woodward). Almost all his plates are anonymous and little work has been done to establish for certain which prints he made. As a result Williams is little-known in comparison with contemporaries such as Rowlandson and Gillray in spite of the comparable quality of some of his work. This impression bears the 'S.W.F.' stamp of the publisher S.W. Fores, also found on impressions of Fores prints in the British Museum and the Hermitage, St Petersburg.
BM Satires 9779; L.2384.
[Ref: 46557]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Come Old Fellow Dont Be Stingy,_Give Us A Light?
Come Old Fellow Dont Be Stingy,_Give Us A Light? Funny Characters No.23.
Printed by I.M. Lefevre.
London W. Spooner 377 Strand. [n.d., c.1835.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 345 x 260mm (13½ x 10¼"). Slight foxing.
A comic scene in which a man, with closed eyes puts his pipe underneath a spout asking it to light his pipe.
[Ref: 46634]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Three engravings published in the Carlton House Magazine]
[Three engravings published in the Carlton House Magazine] Sunday Work which ought to be prohibited [&] The Bakers Sunday Triumph [&] The Rev.d G.H.J. Esq.r
[Published by W. & J. Stratford (?), c.1794]
Three engravings, each platemark approx. 180 x 115mm (6¾ x 4¼").
Three prints published in the 'Carlton House Magazine'. 'The Bakers Sunday Triumph' shows bakers rejoicing while the Albion Mills (a steam-powered flour mill in Southwark, inspiration for William Blake's ''dark satanic mills''; the fire is illustrated in Ackermann's Microcosm of London) burns behind them, in celebration of George III's act forbidding the baking of bread on Sundays. This plate was a reissue of a print by Barlow after Collings titled 'Conflagration! Or the Merry Mealmongers', published in the 'Attic Miscellany' in 1791. It is likely that the other two plates were also reissues.
BM Satires 8482 (Bakers Sunday Triumph)
[Ref: 45862]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Suspension.
Suspension. Lord Port farewell! Dundas adieu! [/] Ill no longer trust to you; [/] Standing thus on Portland Stone [/] I'm head, and Ill secure my own.
Pub.d August 21 1794 by S. Alken. 11 14 Castle S.t Leicester Sq.r.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 345 x 240mm (13½ x 9½"). Staining in left margins. Cut to platemark on 3 sides.
A satirical portrait of William Pitt, shown standing on a precariously positioned block of Portland stone, above his head an axe labelled 'habias corpus' hangs above his head held up by a rope labelled 'Public Opinion'. Pitt had replaced William Cavendish-Bentinck, Duke of Portland, as Prime Minister in December 1793, but made him Home Secretary in July 1794. He made Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, Secretary of War at the same time.
Not in BM Satire.
[Ref: 46626]   £260.00  
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The Tooth Ache.
The Tooth Ache. From an Original Picture by Edward Bristowe in the Possession of W.A. West Esq,r of the 1st Regiment of Life Guards.
Drawn on Stone by Louis Haghe. Printed by C. Hullmandel.
London, Published by T. Flint, 28 Burlington Arcade and Rittner Boulevard Montmatre, Paris, 1st February 1828.
Scarce lithograph. Sheet 335 x 240mm (13¼ x 9½"). A few repaired tears, published blind stamp in title.
A singerie print, with monkeys dressed in human clothes. One has a bandage around his jaw, visiting a dentist.
[Ref: 45763]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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When Two Ride upon One Horse One must ride behind.
When Two Ride upon One Horse One must ride behind.
H. Heath fec.t.
Publsihed 1830 by S.W. Fores 41 Picadilly London.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 245 x 365mm (9¾ x 14¼") large margins.
A political satire showing William IV and Wellington riding the same horse in the direction of Holland House. William IV is under the impression than he is in a safe place with Wellington behind him while Wellington seems displeased with being in the back seat.
BM Satire 16184.
[Ref: 46609]   £280.00  
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Old Nic the Covey wot Drives the Bexley Van.
Old Nic the Covey wot Drives the Bexley Van. My name is Nicholas your honor - they calls me Hocus Pocus for short, but lork I'm no Conjuror - I got Exchequered - but that's nothink to Nobody.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, i.e. William Heath] Esq.r.
Pub May 1829 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 350 x 240mm (13¾ x 9½"). Trimmed and mounted in album sheet. Some of the text missing (as in BM copy).
Apparently Heath intends the victim of this caricature to be Nicholas Vansittart (1766-1851), Lord Bexley, one of the longest-serving Chancellors of the Exchequer; however the face does not resemble him.
BM Satires: 15747.
[Ref: 46655]   £230.00  
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The Admiral in St. Petersburgh; or Poor Will foil'd again.
The Admiral in St. Petersburgh; or Poor Will foil'd again.
G. Cruik. del.
[n.d., 1813.]
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 200 x 240mm (8 x 9½"). Trimmed, losing letterpress verse, marking.
William, Duke of Clarence (later William IV), in admiral's uniform with sword, kneels on both knees, arms extended, at the feet of a young woman who walks away. He is in profile to the left, caricatured, with words issuing from his coarse protruding lips: "O listen, listen to the voice of Love." The lady (called Grand Duchess Anna (Pavlovna) of Russia in the text but actually Catherine of Oldenburgh, the widowed sister of Tsar Alexander I) looks scornfully over her shoulder, pointing to a treasure-chest (left) filled with bags. Having lived a dissolute youth the Duke was deep in debt so had derserted his long-time consort Mrs Jordan and was on the lookout for a rich wife.
BM Satire 12020.
[Ref: 46481]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Yorkshire Bumkins Mistake.
The Yorkshire Bumkins Mistake.
Woodward del.
Thomas Tegg No.111 Cheapside. [n.d., c.1812.]
Etching with fine hand-colour. Plate: 245 x 345mm (9¾ x 13¾") very large margins.
A comic scene in which a country footman is confused by the message given to him by the fashionably dressed footman. The country footman misunderstands the meaning of 'court' taking it mean going to woo rather than to a Royal court.
BM Satire 11979.
[Ref: 46592]   £230.00  
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The Yorshire Jockey-or The Material of a Fox Hunters Head.
The Yorshire Jockey-or The Material of a Fox Hunters Head. Note *Refusing Timber, is a sporting phrase for a five bard Gale.
Williams scul.t.
[Thomas Tegg.]
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 240 x 350mm (9½ x 13¾") very large margins.
A comic scene in which a horse dealer and a prospective customer discuss a horse being led around the yard by a groom.
BM Satire 12649.
[Ref: 46613]   £280.00  
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