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Ah Mayeux! Mayeux!! chian li li li!...
Ah Mayeux! Mayeux!! chian li li li!...
J. Grandville. Lith. de Langlume.
On s'abonne chez Aubert, Galerie Vero Dodat [Paris, n.d., c.1832].
Lithograph with hand colouring, sheet 270 x 360mm. 10½ x 14¼".
Children chasing a rather freakish man dressed in female clothes (in the manner of 'Little Bo Peep') out of town. Monsieur Mayeux was a fictional hunchback character created by Charles Traviès, who depicted a series of his 'Aventures'. For the Paris periodical 'La Caricature'. Under the regime of Charles X until the Revolution of 1830 the political caricature was prohibited by censorship. In November 1830 Charles Philipon (1800 - 1862) started publishing 'La Caricature', devoted to political satire. In 1832 he published the 'Charivari' with his brother-in-law Gabriel Aubert, with whom he founded the famous publishing house Maison Aubert.
[Ref: 24286]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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3 Crows - Bad Luck. In Town in September or The last of the Goths!
3 Crows - Bad Luck. In Town in September or The last of the Goths! D_ it I wish I had_nt been so Extravagent last Season.
Drawn by Ego. Eng.d by F.C. Hunt.
London, Pub.d by W. Harrison Isaacs Charles S.t Soho. [n.d., c.1825.]
Coloured aquatint. 320 x 240mm (12½ x 9½") very large margins. Mount burn inside plate.
A dandy stands at the corner of Piccadilly Circus, looking superstitiously at three birds. The streets are deserted except for a scratching dog. Around him are adverts for Edinburgh, Dublin, Paris and the resort towns. Probably drawn by M. Egerton, an amateur satirist.
[Ref: 43347]   £240.00  
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Actualités. No.142. -Si j’allais être inquièté pour mon instrument? -Ne craignez rien, voisin, on ne désarme que les gens que des clarinettes de cinq pieds.
Actualités. No.142. -Si j’allais être inquièté pour mon instrument? -Ne craignez rien, voisin, on ne désarme que les gens que des clarinettes de cinq pieds. -Tiens, ma femme, violà probablement un insurgé ….faut-il qu’il en ait tire de ces coups de fusil pour avoir la figuré noire comme ça!.....
Bouchat [facsimile in image.]
Chez Aubert, Pl. de la Bourse. Imp. Aubert & Co. [n.d. c.1830.]
Lithograph.
Two satirical scenes. One: An officer fears that his instrument is about to be taken away from him, but his is reassured that that isn't the case. Two: a couple looking astonished as a black man passes, but claims that he has been shooting so much to get a black figure like that.
[Ref: 15561]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Actualites.
Actualites. Ouverture du Steeple-Chase...
J. Platier [signed in plate.] Chez Bauger R. du Croissant 16.
Chez Aubert gal. Vero-Dodat. Imp. d'Aubert & Cie [Paris, n.d., c.1840].
Lithograph, sheet 265 x 340mm. 10½ x 13½". Pin holes to upper margin.
Riders (at least two are portraits) are thrown from their horses into a river; a crowd watches in the distance at right, frogs simultaneously hopping into the water. Numbered'51' upper right; from a series of caricatures published in a Paris periodical.
[Ref: 22417]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Freaks of Fancy No 5. Acuteness of Scent.
Freaks of Fancy No 5. Acuteness of Scent. Bless me what a Terrible Smell of Rags a Burning Back'ards.
C.J.G. [Charles Jameson Grant.]
Pub by S. Gans, 1830, Southampton Street, Strand.
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 290 x 230mm (11½ x 9"), on paper watermarked 'J Whatman 1830'. Glue stains and creasing in corners.
A figure holding a candle, unaware of the flames raging up his back.
[Ref: 41835]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Arthimetic. Plate 1. Addition.
Arthimetic. Plate 1. Addition.
Drawn and Etched by H. Heath.
[n.d. c.1827.]
Hand-coloured etching. Plate 195 x 250mm (7¾ x 9¾"). Slight creasing lower right.
Depiction of the principle of addition: three labourers struggling under a mass of bundles, chairs and other objects they are taking towards a cart lettered 'Goods carefully removed in town or country / To be sold'. A fourth man emerges from a doorway to the left with two more great cases. From Henry Heath's (1822-1851; fl..) satirical series 'Arithmetic'.
BM Satires: undescribed.
[Ref: 30749]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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That's what the Age says of you Madam!
That's what the Age says of you Madam!
London, Pub.d by S. & J. Fuller, Temple of Fancy, 34 Rathbone Place.
Coloured etching. 140 x 185mm (5½ x 7¼"). Glue stains top right corner of plate.
A man reading 'The Age' newspaper offends a woman with balloon sleeves.
[Ref: 42010]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Alliantie. Agent la Batavia.
Alliantie. Agent la Batavia.
[n.d. c.1800.]
Engraving. Plate 209 x 144mm. 8¼ x 5¾".
An agent from Batavia, Dutch East Indies in cahoots with an alliance, although he is either stealing a sock or planting a sock!
Not in BM.
[Ref: 14420]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Les Amours du Bon Ton.  No.6.
Les Amours du Bon Ton. No.6. Mon Mari!!!
Ch. Philipon [signed in plate]. Lith. de Villain.
Chez Alexdre. Tessier rue St Jacques No.10 [Paris, n.d., c.1820s].
Lithograph, sheet 275 x 280mm. 10¾ x 11". Repaired holes in the upper title area with some of the original paper missing.
Social satire: a woman is surprised to see her husband burst into a room in which she is taking tea with a fashionable and handsome young man. After Charles Philipon (1800 - 1862), a satirical print for Paris periodical 'Le Charivari', published in that title's first year. Under the regime of Charles X until the Revolution of 1830 the political caricature was prohibited by censorship and therefore Philipon's work focused more on social classes and Parisian types. In November 1830 he started publishing 'La Caricature', devoted to political satire. In 1832 he published the 'Charivari' with his brother-in-law Gabriel Aubert, with whom he founded the famous publishing house Maison Aubert.
See BNF FRBNF41518303.
[Ref: 22411]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Anglo-Parisian Salutations_or  Practice par excellence!
Anglo-Parisian Salutations_or Practice par excellence! "Commong porty vous munseer?_O Oui_il est un tres belle jour"!
G.C.k sculp.
Pub.d June 10th 1822 by G. Humphrey- 27 S.t James's Stre.t London.
Fine hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 250 x 340mm (9¾ x 13½"). Trimmed to printed border, edges messy.
A comic scene in which two English men staying in Paris greet each other in stilted French. On the walls are various posters for plays and operas such as 'Jean Bull en Paris'.
BM Satire 14441.
[Ref: 43642]   £240.00  
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Tableau de Paris. Galerie des Negociauts. No. 10.
Tableau de Paris. Galerie des Negociauts. No. 10. Apparition nocturne.
Hautecoeur Martinet. Lith de Feillet.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 272 x 280mm. 10¾ x 11".
A man sat up in bed startled by his apparition of bleeding dogs at the end of the bed.
[Ref: 21571]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The April Fool consigned to Infamy and Ridicule.
The April Fool consigned to Infamy and Ridicule.
[by Charles Williams]
Pubd April 1st 1801 by S W Fores 50 Piccadilly. Folios of Caricatures lent out for the Evening
Etching with hand-colouring, platemark 280 x 390mm (11 x 15¼"). 18th century watermark. Trimmed to platemark.
The titular April Fool (possibly John James Hamilton, first marquis of Abercorn) stands with his arms around two women, wearing handbands labelled 'Ridicule' and 'Infamy'. On the right a third woman gestures towards the scene, proclaiming 'I have made him a fixed figure for the hand of Scorn to point her slow-moving finger at'. 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 9776.
[Ref: 46558]   £240.00  
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Conception beyond Expression; or, The Acme of Pictorial Criticism.
Conception beyond Expression; or, The Acme of Pictorial Criticism.
J. Phillips fec.
London Published by S.Hollyer, Everett Street, Brunswick Square, 1829.
Coloured etching, scarce. 200 x 190mm (8 x 7½). Trimmed within plate at bottom.
A satire with a group of men holding a daft conversation in a picture gallery.
BM Satires 16441
[Ref: 43887]   £280.00  
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Drawing for the Million_No.1.
Drawing for the Million_No.1. My Father Draws such Prime Things, "What, Landscape? No, Better than that, "Portraits, Then? Better Than That. "Not History? No, When there is a large dinner, He Draws the Corks out of the Vine Bottles.
Dean & Co. Threadneedle St. [n.d. c.1840.]
Fine coloured lithograph, rare. 280 x 222mm. 11 x 8¾".
Satire; a young man up-turns the paint pot, as the artist looks upon shocked, holding a palette in his left hand and a brush in his right; a canvas in front, a bust sculpture on a pedastal behind.
[Ref: 23957]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Art of Tormenting.
The Art of Tormenting. "This will habituate them them to that true badness of heart: which is the foundation of our Science!" Suppose you stock of Children too large, and that by your care for their support you should be abridged of some of your own luxuries and pleasures, Then suffer them to climb without contradiction to heights from whenc' they may break their Neck's!!
H. Heath Delt.
Published by Charles Tilt 86 Fleet Street, Apl. 1830.
Hand-coloured etching. 247 x 203mm. 9¾ x 8". Fine colour. Cut and laid on scrap sheet.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 14481]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Astronomy. - New System. Signs of the Zodiac.
Astronomy. - New System. Signs of the Zodiac.
[by Robert Seymour?]
[London Published by Thos. McLean, 26 Haymarket, 1827.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 205 x 240mm (8 x 9½"). Trimmed, losing publication line.
A ring of satirical representations of the twelve zodiac signs surround a basket in which the traditional signs have been thrown. On the basket is a sign 'Old Signs to be sold cheap'.
[Ref: 41965]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Astronomy. - New System. Signs of the Zodiac.
Astronomy. - New System. Signs of the Zodiac.
[by Robert Seymour?]
London Published by Thos. McLean, 26 Haymarket, 1827.
Coloured etching. Sheet 210 x 275mm (8¼ x 10¾"). Trimmed into plate on right. Slight crease. Laid on album sheet.
A ring of satirical representations of the twelve zodiac signs surround a basket in which the traditional signs have been thrown. On the basket is a sign 'Old Signs to be sold cheap'.
[Ref: 43902]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Auld-Riekie Cross Well.
Auld-Riekie Cross Well.
[n.d. c.1800.]
Etching. Plate 108 x 122mm. 4¼ x 4¾".
Outside a tavern in Edinburgh, a brawl begins between two drunkards; a thirs man sits on a barrel with the tankard in one hand and a spoon in the other. Edinburgh gets the name Auld-Riekie (old smoky) from the thick columns of smoke that would spew into the air from the chimneys where coal and wood fires were burnt.
Not in NMS.
[Ref: 16282]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Fairies!
The Fairies! Flee o'er the dale! Flee o'er the Bourn...
Design'd & Sketche'd on stone by I.Baker.
Printed by N.Chater & Co, 33 Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph. Printed area 180 x 230mm. Trimmed and laid on album paper.
Three kilted Scots pursued by 'Brownies, Bogles, Phantons'.
[Ref: 7097]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Baron * Doner-Dronk-Dickdorf and Miss Quoltz.]
[Baron * Doner-Dronk-Dickdorf and Miss Quoltz.]
Published 20th March, 1810 by Laurie & Whittle, No.53 Fleet Street London.
Hand-etching. Sheet: 170 x 230mm (6¾ x 9"). Trimmed and stained.
An illustration to a song sung by Mr Fawcett the popular Drama, called "The Free Knights, or the Edict of Charlemagne''. A little man sits upon a mantlepiece, held up by a woman while a footman brings in food.
BM Satire 11699.
[Ref: 46478]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Caricature Parisienne.
Caricature Parisienne. Les Bains des Grâces et des Maigres [The Bath of the Graces and the Thin Ones]. [&] Le Bain a la Papa [Papa's Bath].
A Paris, chez Martinet Libraire, Rue du Coq St. Honore. [1815.]
Pair of hand coloured etchings, each c.245 x 325mm. 9¾ x 12¾". Fine impressions on full sheets.
Social satire; the interiors of an all-female and all-male Parisian bath house, each with their array of caricatured patrons. For the series 'Caricature Parisienne' by Aaron Martinet (1762 - 1841).
BM Satires: 12352.
[Ref: 14008]   £580.00   view all images for this item
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La belle age.
La belle age.
Lith. de Langlame.
chez Gihaut. [French, n.d., c.1820.]
Hand coloured lithograph, sheet 270 x 350mm. 10½ x 13¾".
An amorous young man relaxes on a mattress in the company of two young ladies inside the loft of a barn; one woman fills his glass with wine from a bottle. Gentle social satire, a book illustration numbered 'Chape. 5' upper right.
[Ref: 17879]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Belshazzar gave a Party and provided for his friends /
Belshazzar gave a Party and provided for his friends / Women Wine and Music on which so much depends / They drank so many half-pints, They could not see at all / And ended up by Writing Nasty Things upon the Wall.
Chas. H. Eldridge.
[n.d., c.1930.]
Pencil & watercolour, heightened with gilt, on card. Card 275 x 380mm.
A scene satirising Belshazzar's Feast, from the Book of Daniel, with dancing girls and gluttony. However, instead of the word of God, the writing on the wall is graffitti, for example 'Bill Shazzer is an Ass'. 'Oodunit' (whodunit) entered the English language in the 1930s.
[Ref: 44171]   £260.00  
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Tim Besom. Making a clear way for others, that he may clear a path for himself.
Tim Besom. Making a clear way for others, that he may clear a path for himself.
E.Y. esq. del.t. Eng.d by G.Hunt.
London Published by Tho.s McLean, 26 Haymarket 1827.
Coloured aquatint. 390 x 265mm (15¼ x 26¼"). Tear entering plate, one tear in margin.
"Tim Besom" is probably taken from the Glaswegian slang for "tink, annoying person, drinker" and the scene is set for the street sweeper to make sure the street is clear of any obstacles before holding out his hat to the ladies in hope of a gratuity. The "Rum" sign above the door in the background suggests where the funds would be spent.
BM Satires undescribed; Hickman p. 109.
[Ref: 11516]   £230.00  
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Tim Besom.
Tim Besom. Making a clear way for others, that he may clear a path for himself.
E.Y. Esq. del.t. Eng.d by G. Hunt.
Pubd March 1, 1827, by G. Hunt, Corner of York St. & Bridges St. Covent Garden.
Fine hand coloured etching and aquatint. Image 265 x 205mm (10½ x 8", on J. Whatman paper watermarked 1824. Diagonal creases to upper right corner; overall a fine, early impression.
'Tim Besom' is probably taken from the Glaswegian slang for "tink, annoying person, drinker"; the scene is set for the street sweeper to make sure the street is clear of any obstacles before holding out his hat to the ladies in hope of a gratuity. The "Rum" sign above the door in the background suggests where the funds would be spent. See item 11516 for an impression published by McLean.
BM Satires undescribed; Hickman p.109.
[Ref: 19577]   £240.00  
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Between Friends.
Between Friends.
From the Original Painting by O. Goldmann. Etched by J.S. King.
Copyrighted 1885. Gebbie & Co. Philadelphia, Pa [USA].
Etching, 225 x 265mm. 9 x 10½".
American social genre: two men and a woman share some gossip over refreshments at a table.
[Ref: 27685]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Bird's Eye Views of Society. No. XI.
Bird's Eye Views of Society. No. XI. Belgravia out of Doors.
[Richard Doyle.] Dalziel. [George & Edward Dalziel.]
[London: Smith Elder, 1864.]
Wood engraving. 222 x 336mm. 8¾ x 13¼". Two folds, as normal, small nicks and tears.
A view of Belgrave Square, London will horses and carriage, children and women playing in the park, various other characters with dogs and smaller ponies for children seen lower left. After Richard Doyle (1824-1883) the illustrator of the Victorian era. In his sixties his publications divided fairly between fairy books for children and satirical works such as 'Birds' Eye Views of Society', a series of folds-outs which helped to estalish ;
[Ref: 26885]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Pour de L'Audace!
Pour de L'Audace! On peut die qui n'ont de l'audace.
Dess & Lith par Gostiaux.
Paris. G. Lalonde, Editeur, 19 r. de la Monnaie. Imp. P. Frick. r. de la V.lle. Estrapade 17 Paris.
Lithograph. Sheet: 600 x 460mm, (23¾ x 18").
An exterior scene in a French park in which three soldiers sit on a bench. The two soldiers on the right and left talk and play with the children and governesses sat next to them, while the soldier in the middle looks on awkwardly too bashful to interact.
[Ref: 36458]   £260.00  
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The Boot Lace.
The Boot Lace. Well Sir, If You Had Any Gallantry You Would Say Shall I Do It For You My Love.
London. Edwards Foreign Reposityory 183 Fleet Street & Rue de la Victoire_Paris.
Very scarce hand coloured lithograph. Sheet: 220 x 315mm, (8¾ x 12"). Pin hole in top edge.
A young woman stands with one foot on a stool whilst doing up her bootlaces.
[Ref: 39491]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Boys Own Caricatures or Innocent Recreations for Youth No. 12.
The Boys Own Caricatures or Innocent Recreations for Youth No. 12. Acting to Nature or the Joskins Stage Struck.
London, Published by J.J. Marks, 15 Norton Folgate Bishopsgate St. [n.d., c. 1824].
Coloured etching. Sheet 165 x 185mm (6½ x 7¼"). Trimmed and laid on album paper.
Boys shout fire, causing the theatre-goers to rush out of the country theatre and fall over the tripwire across the doorway.
[Ref: 42025]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Breaking Cover, or Hunting in Hampshire.
Breaking Cover, or Hunting in Hampshire. When the swinish herd with a grunt and a snuff, Would break down their door and be off in a huff.
Published May 1821, by Tho.s McLean, Hay Market.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Plate 171 x 229mm. 6¾ x 9". Slight foxing.
A huntsman on his horse manages to land on top of a sty, from which run two disgruntled pigs and three piglets; another hunter looks-on very amused by the whole situation. From "The Old English 'Squire: A Jovial Gay Fox Hunter, Bold, Frank and Free.' A Poem in Ten Cantos" by John Careless.
[Ref: 26642]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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A Broil.
A Broil.
London Published by G.Humphrey 27 St James's Street June 1821.
Hand coloured etching, 295 x 225mm. 11½ x 9". Trimmed close to plate. Stain to image upper left.
An affray between three fashionably dressed men and two watchmen with bludgeons in a street at night. The glass of a street-lamp above their heads has been cracked. One watchman has large letters on the back of his greatcoat: St J. W, showing that the parish is that of St. James's or St. John's, Westminster. There is a full moon. One of a set of four prints with punning culinary titles by Theodore Lane (1800 - 1828). First recorded as a watercolourist, Lane became known from the early 1820s as a designer of political and social satires, working often for George Humphrey. He took up oil painting c.1825 and exhibited humorous subjects at the RA. He died on 21 May 1828 after falling through a skylight at the horse repository Gray's Inn Road in a drunken prank.
BM Satires: 14451.
[Ref: 11530]   £220.00  
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Information for the Million.
Information for the Million. "Mr. Scrag, can you tell me how they kill the Pigs in China?" [/] "They dos'nt kill them at all Mum, they feeds 'em untill they burstis!" [/] "Gracious goodness!!!"
Pub by A.Park, 41 Leonard Street, Finsbury, London. [n.d., c.1840.]
Hand coloured lithograph. Sheet size: 285 x 225mm (11¼ x 8½").
A smiling, rotund butcher stands beside a shocked elderly woman, with a pig's head and other meat behind.
[Ref: 39041]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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'These New Glasses Magnify Wonderfully' [pencil mss.]
'These New Glasses Magnify Wonderfully' [pencil mss.]
Lindsay Cable [signed in ink lower right.]
[n.d., c.1940.]
Ink, crayon and watercolour with white bodycolour, on card. Image 456 x 323mm.
A short-sighted golfer is about to put off the green and into a bomb crater, as his playing partner looks on with concern. W Lindsay Cable was a famous children's illustrator, predominantly working in the 1940's for famous publishers such as Blackie and Son, Wells, Gardner, Darton & Co, and working for Punch magazine for several years. He was an accomplished artist. Cable illustrated all of Enid Blyton's St Clares series as well as The Naughtiest Girl in the School and The Secret of Cliff Castle. He also illustrated several books by Rita Coatts including Ghosts at Stark Hall, The Ghost at Beeches, Jane Sets Out, The Silent House and The House With Dark Corners. He illustrated a later version of Robinson Crusoe and Little Pilgrim's Progress by Helen L Taylor. A famous (and controversial) work by Cable was his portrayal of Ahmad and Johnny in the booklets of the same name, which were British propaganda pamphlets distributed in Egypt.
Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
[Ref: 7805]   £450.00  
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A Calf's Pluck.
A Calf's Pluck.
H. Bunbury del. [Rowlandson f.]
[n.d. c.1807. Pub. Tegg.]
Hand-coloured etching. 132 x 171mm. 5¼ x 6¾".
A butcher is pulled to the ground as young calf runs off trying to get away. A rather amused woman looks on the scene from a window.
See BM Satires: 10922.
[Ref: 16079]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A Capital Joke  [&]  No Effect.
A Capital Joke [&] No Effect.
London Pub Sept. 1823(?) by J. Dickinson 114 New Bond St.
Scarce pair of social satires, fine coloured lithographs on J. Whatman wove paper watermarked 1825. Each sheet c.155 x 240mm. 6 x 9½". First print with faint water stain upper right; in fresh contemporary hand colour.
The first composition shows a group of gentleman arranged around a dinner table with their wine glasses charged laughing uproariously; in the second a young bachelor with a broad grin is evidently not entertaining three young ladies and their mother or governess with his conversation.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 20663]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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The 'ne plus ultra' of 'Life in London'.
The 'ne plus ultra' of 'Life in London'. Kate, Sue, Tom, Jerry and Logic, viewing the Throne Room at Carlton House.
Drawn & Engraved by I.R. & G. Cruikshank.
Pub.d by Sherwood, Neely & Jones, March 1. 1821.
Coloured aquatint. 140 x 230mm (5½ x 9"). Stitch holes within plate.
The suptious throne room of Carlton House, with a guide speaking to Tom who stands with a courtesan on each arm, while Jerry and Logic gaze at the splendour. Corinthian Kate and her friend Sue are supposed to be Mrs. Maples, a notorious courtesan, and Harriette Wilson. From Pierce Egan's ' Life in London, or the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn Esq. and his Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis', originally issued as a monthly journal at a shilling a time, illustrated by George Cruikshank (1792–1878).
Abbey: Life 281; BM Satires 14337.
[Ref: 34345]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Certain City Macaronies, drinking Asses Milk.
Certain City Macaronies, drinking Asses Milk.
[November, 1770.]
Etching with large margins. In pencil "Mrs. Cornelys selling milk at Chelsea after leaving Carlisle House" Plate 177 x 114mm (7 x 4½").
Satire: a group of four fashionably dressed men drinking milk supplied by a fat lady from her ass, with a man pointing and laughing behind her. Plate from the 'Oxford Magazine', where it was published to illustrate a dialogue entitled 'The City Macaronies drinking Asses-Milk, at the Lactaeum, in St. George's-fields'. The dialogue described the affectations of macaronies and the advantages of drinking asses' milk.
BM Satires: 4814.
[Ref: 29458]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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le Chapitre des illusions. No.10.
le Chapitre des illusions. No.10. Cher enfant accuse moi reception des deux cents francs que je t’ai envoyés. Ménage toi, je connais ton ardeur pour le travail ce qui me fait toujours craindre une fièvre cérébrale il faut prendre de la distraction...
Bouchot [in plate.]
á Paris, chez Dupin et C.ie Editeurs, Passage Colbert. Lith: Cabuche & C.ie Pass. Saulnier, 19. [n.d. c.1838.]
Lithograph. 361 x 272mm. 14¼ x 10¾".
After a hearty dinner and the consumption of two bottles of alcohol, the husband slumps back into a chair smoking a pipe with his wife reading to him and the male guest, who smokes a cigar. From 'Le Charivari', the illustrated newspaper published in Paris, from 1832 to 1937. After 1835, when the government banned political caricature, Le Charivari began publishing satires of everyday life.
[Ref: 22876]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Characteristics, or England, Ireland, and Scotland.
Characteristics, or England, Ireland, and Scotland. I say_there's a __ fine Girl! Let's go in & ask if Mr Thomson lives there? & have a Chat with her. / Och _by my Soul but we'll buy Something of the dare Cratur_ Oh the Swate little Jewel! / Hoo't a'wa Mon. Dunn'a throw awa the Siller! we'll jost gang in & a'ask for twa & Sixpence for ha'alfa Croon.
Drawn by M.E. Esq,r. Eng.d by Geo.Hunt.
Pub. Jan.y 1825 by Pyall & Hunt, 18. Tavistock St.t Cov.t Garden.
Coloured aquatint. 230 x 210mm. Some ink offset and occasional spotting.
Three dandies ogling a shop girl through a window, showing their lechery in different ways.
BM Satires 14995; Hickman p.63.
[Ref: 12116]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Charioteer Snip on Rising Ground.
Charioteer Snip on Rising Ground.
Priscilla Groote inv.t. G. Cruikshank sculp.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Hand-coloured engraving. Sheet: 185 x 235mm (7½ x 9½"). Trimmed, missing small part on right. Minus verses.
A comic scene showing a large woman being driven in an ornate carriage pulled by geese.
BM Satire 12168. (Not in colour)
[Ref: 46161]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Living Made Easy.
Living Made Easy. Charity Tubes, to covey the Smell from the Tables of the Rich, for the benefit of Poor Operatives. Particularly recommended to the Philanthropy of those who have made large fortunes by Machinery.
London, Pub.d by T.McLean, 26, Haymarket. Jan 1. 1830.
Coloured etching. Sheet 155 xs 230mm, 6¼ x 9". Trimmed.
Emaciated and impoverished men breathe the fumes from the tables of rich diners. A satire on the indifference of the nouveau riche of industry to the plight of the craftsmen their machines have replaced.
[Ref: 17494]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Muff.
The Muff. Dont you think I am very genteel? _ Vastly so, Brother.
Williams fect.
Printed and Published by W. Belch, 256, High Street, Borough, London. [n.d., c.1810.]
Hand coloured etching with aquatint, sheet 240 x 190mm. 9½ x 7½". Trimmed to plate. Some soiling/staining.
Social satire; two chimney sweeps, their faces blackened with soot, enjoy the feel of a lady's muff, a domestic servant behind.
[Ref: 11627]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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A Christmas Box.
A Christmas Box.
S.K. inv.t. G.Ck. fec.t.
[London, S. Knight?, c.1826.]
Etching. At top of sheet an envelope front signed by Daniel O' Connell. Sheet 160 x 125mm (6¼ x 5"). Laid on album sheet with printed strips 'G. Cruikshank's Holiday Scenes' pasted above and below.
Theatre box crammed with excited children. A playbill reads 'During the Xmas Holidays- Pantomime of Harliquin- Clown by Mr G [Joseph Grimaldi]'. A related drawing is in the V & A Museum. It was etched by George Cruikshank and originally published by S. Knight (also the artist?) in 1826.
See BM Satires 15190 for one with Knight's publication line.
[Ref: 43908]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Christmas Carols.
Christmas Carols.
H.H.
Published 1835, by O. Hodgson. Fleet Street London.
Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 315 x 220mm (12½ x 8¾"). Trimmed to image, tear in left edge.
A comic scene in which a battered young beggar selling songsheets informs a shopper that a pair of pickpockets have stolen her purse.
[Ref: 46890]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A Merry Christmas Day, in the Watch House, for Milling the Charles.
A Merry Christmas Day, in the Watch House, for Milling the Charles. No Bail come yet, Sir,_you must be locked up till morning_now Sir,_walk in.
Designed & Engraved by Theodore Lane.
[n.d. c.1820] London, Pubd. by Thos. Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket.
Coloured etching. 349 x 254mm. 13¾" x 10".
Theodore Lane (1800-1828), was apprenticed to the miniature painter John Barrow, with whom he studied watercolour portraits and miniatures, exhibiting at the Royal Academy from 1819. His real talent, however, lay in his depiction of humorous subjects; a series of thirty-six subjects designed and etched by him, entitled The Life of an Actor, was published in 1825. Lane also etched a number of sets of satirical and comic prints of sporting and social life, and he became well-known for his caricatures of George IV and Queen Caroline. He turned to oil painting in 1825, and within two years was exhibiting work at the Royal Academy. Lane died at the young age of twenty-eight when he fell through a skylight.
Listed in BM undescribed.
[Ref: 14261]   £260.00  
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The Church in Danger, or a very uncommon Parish Dinner.
The Church in Danger, or a very uncommon Parish Dinner. The Churchwarden's got a wide mouth / And his Grinders are like a Sledge Hammer.
London, Published by Tho.s Mc.Lean, 26. Haymarket. [n.d., c.1830].
Hand coloured etching. Platemark: 260 x 370mm. [10¼ x 14½"). Some staining to the top of sheet.
A satirical scene showing an announcment from a pulpit in a church, requesting the wardens to meet to consider eating the church.
[Ref: 31501]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A Clerical Manoeuvre or the Way to Finish a Charity Sermon.
A Clerical Manoeuvre or the Way to Finish a Charity Sermon.
C.W. fecit. [Williams]
Pub.d Nov.r 1.st 1815 by Tho.s Tegg 111 Cheapside.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate 252 x 349mm (10 x 13¾"). Trimmed to plate; crease.
A clerk takes round the plate collecting donations with a sly smile. The congregation eagerly hasten to contribute handsomely, making various remarks. Despite the parson's insistence that anyone 'not in a state of solvency' should not make a donation, the congregation clearly feel under pressure to do so, borrowing from their neighbour where necessary.
BM Satires: 12652.
[Ref: 30569]   £220.00  
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Sauntering down Bond Street, in the evening, to
Sauntering down Bond Street, in the evening, to "Lose & neglect the creeping hours of time," espied an acquaintance on the opposite side of the way; ever alive to the chance of a supper, darted across, when a heedless "Knight of the Whip," passing with his crazy vehicle, laid me senseless; thus convey'd to the shop of an Apothecary, was stript to ascertain where I was injured. _"When sorrows come, they come not singly handed, but in battalions.".had the moritifcation of being sufficiently sensible to be aware of the exposure of my wardrobe, without the power to prevent it, lost my supper, but gained a few bruises.
London, Published by W. Egerton, 1821.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Plate 215 x 274mm. 8½ x 10¾". Water staining to the left.
Satirical scene with in a regency Apothecary or Pharmacy with the treatment of a man who collapsed after being run down by a coach and driver. The driver stands to the right offering an explantation as to how the accident happened. Four men attend to the injured man while witnesses spy in at the window.
[Ref: 21565]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Cobbler and Poet.
The Cobbler and Poet. Sung with great Applause by Mr. Fawcett, in Mr. Allingham's New Farce, called "Who Wins, or the Widow's Choice".
I. Cruikshank.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Hand-coloured engraving. Sheet: 190 x 250mm (7½ x 9¾"). Trimmed to image.
A scene in Grubb Street in which the short figure of a cobbler, his tools in the background, and a tall poet meet in the middle of the street.
Not in BM Satires.
[Ref: 46156]   £220.00  
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