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G. Bull Baiting. Cocking. H.
G. Bull Baiting. Cocking. H. Intermediate Uprights to increase or decrease the Heighth of New Invented Borders for Rooms &c.
R.B. Davis del.t Merke sculp.t
London. Pub.d 12 May 1810 by C. Random D.B. at his Sporting Gallery 65 Pall Mall.
Coloured aquatint. Plate 152 x 494mm. 6 x 19½". Trimmed to the plate along upper and side edges.
Images of a bull and dog in upper-half, as a representation of bull baiting; and cocks fighting in lower-half.
[Ref: 24305]   £220.00  
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[Bullfight.]
[Bullfight.]
[n.d. c.1860.]
Lithograph, very scarce. 330 x 622mm. 13 x 24½". Crease, vertical fold down centre. Small tear in bottom edge.
A bullring in Spain. A bull charges towards a picador, who on his horse aims his lance directly at the neck of the bull. A banderillero standing next to the bull plunges a small flag into his neck; another banderillero is running around the rear of the horse. Over to the far left stands the matador with his drape over his arm.
[Ref: 16451]   £280.00  
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Cock Fighting. [pair.]
Cock Fighting. [pair.]
H. Alken del.t. J. Clark sculp.t.
London, Published by T. McLean, Jan.y 1. 1820.
Pair of aquatints with fine hand colour. Each 280 x 375mm (11 x 14¾"), with large margins. Faint text offset.
An indoor cock fight, with the kill. From 'The National Sports of Great Britain' by Henry Alken.
[Ref: 46273]   £360.00   view all images for this item
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Tom & Jerry sporting their blunt on the phenomenon Monkey, Jacco Macacco, at the Westminster Pit.
Tom & Jerry sporting their blunt on the phenomenon Monkey, Jacco Macacco, at the Westminster Pit.
Drawn & Engraved by I.R. & G. Cruikshank.
Pubd. by Sherwood, Neely, & Jones, Oct.r 1, 1820.
Fine hand-coloured aquatint. 151 x 228mm. Staining and board.
Inside Westminster Pit, the famous blood sport arena on Duck Lane, Orchard Street. Jacco Macacco was a fighting monkey who was exhibited in monkey-baiting matches at the Pit. He achieved great fame as reputed victor against dogs, which spread through popular literature and artworks. His most famous fight was against the infamous Puss, a fight which marked the end of his career. It is not known whether he died as a result of the multiple injuries sustained throughout the fight, or of an unrelated illness shortly afterwards. From Pierce Egan's "Life in London". Spectators surround the rectangular pit where a bull-dog bites a chained monkey,
BM Satires: 14331.
[Ref: 21318]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Set Too. When Cock meets Cock, _Then comes the tug of War! Plate 1. [&] Fight. Each tugging to be victor, breast to breats. Yet neither conqueror nor conquered. Plate 2. [&] Throat. O mighty Caesar, dost thou lie so low? Plate 3. [&] Knock Down. Lo now my
Set Too. When Cock meets Cock, _Then comes the tug of War! Plate 1. [&] Fight. Each tugging to be victor, breast to breats. Yet neither conqueror nor conquered. Plate 2. [&] Throat. O mighty Caesar, dost thou lie so low? Plate 3. [&] Knock Down. Lo now my glory, smeared in dust & blood. Plate 4. [&] Recovery. And each keen sinew braced, the storm of war Ruffling o'er all his nervous body frowns. Plate 5. [&] Death. Dead_for my life_Even so:_My tale is told. Plate 6.
Drawn & Eng.d by N. Fielding.
Pubd. July 1, 1834, by R. Ackermann, at his Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191 Regent St.
A set of six coloured aquatints in Arthur Ackermann frames. Visible sheet area 202 x 241mm. 8 x 9½". Frame 374 x 419mm. 14¾ x 16½".0.
A set of cock-fighting scenes, from the first approach to the bloody attack, recovery and final death as one stands victorious over the other. Listed in Siltzer as a set of six Cock-Fighting by Newton Fielding (1799-1856).
Siltzer: p.358.
[Ref: 25719]   £1,200.00   view all images for this item
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Tom, Jerry and Logic, backing Tommy, the Sweep, at the Royal Cockpit.
Tom, Jerry and Logic, backing Tommy, the Sweep, at the Royal Cockpit.
Drawn & Eng.d by I.R. & G. Cruikshank.
Pub.d by Sherwood, Neely & Jones, April 1821.
Fine hand-coloured etching and aquatint. 146 x 230mm. 5¾ x 9". Small rust spot lower right outside title area.
The Royal Cockpit was an early theatre in London, located at the rear of the Palace of Whitehall. It was originally built by Henry VIII, and it was used as a cockpit for cockfighting. From Pierce Egan's "Life in London". Spectators surround the pit with the 'feeders' in the arena, each behind his bird; Tom makes a bet, signalling across the pit.
BM Satires: 14343.
[Ref: 19662]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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