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China Under the Guidance & Protection of France and England.
China Under the Guidance & Protection of France and England. The Allies in Pekin. An English and a French Officer try which shall appear To a Chinese Lady least a Barbarian.
London, W.H.J. Carter, Bookseller, Printseller, &c 12, Regent Street, Pall Mall [c.1850]
Rare lithograph with hand-colouring, sheet 345 x 240mm (13 x 9½"). Damaged, foxing. List of W.H.J. Carter's stock of caricatures printed verso.
Satire on relations between the European powers and France: British and French soldiers compete to win the favour of a Chinese woman by displaying their good manners.
[Ref: 47086]   £260.00  
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Measuring Substitutes for the Army Reserves.
Measuring Substitutes for the Army Reserves.
Rowlandson.
1815. Bit later.
Hand coloured etching. Sheet size: 235 x 195mm (9¼ x 7¾"). Rust spots in lower right corner.
A smart officer measures the height of a small figure in a smock, under the inspection of a magistrate, a similar looking man wearing spectacles and in uniform, and a clerk, all seated at a small table. In the doorway stands a constable holding a staff and keeping back a crowd of countrymen who wait their turn outside the door. On the wall behind the measuring-post is a placard which reads, 'Subtitutes for the Army of Reserve 30 Per Man Bounty.'
[Ref: 38778]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Artillery Driver.
The Artillery Driver. 'I once was a Waggoner sly and dry, As e'er joggd over the Downs, . . . But hating a tiresome, lazy life, And fearless of wounds and death, I set out on a tramp, to follow the Camp, And drive, to the jig of a drum and a fife, King's cattle on Bagshot heath...'
[Robert Dighton].
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, No.69 St. Pauls Church Yard, London.
Mezzotint. 250 x 350mm. Surface dirt, crease in upper right,
A camp scene. In the foreground (right) stands a yokel in a smock-frock, his hair falling on his shoulders but wearing a military hat. He holds a long whip and points with his right forefinger as if addressing an audience. Beneath the title are the words of his song (39 lines) beginning: 'I once was a Waggoner sly and dry, As e'er joggd over the Downs... But hating a tiresome, lazy life, And fearless of wounds and death, I set out on a tramp, to follow the Camp, And drive, to the jig of a drum and a fife, King's cattle on Bagshot heath.' Behind are tents and cannon in a landscape with small figures: sentries, officers, and ladies. The nearest tent (right) has the Prince of Wales's feathers and the word 'Demezy'.
[Ref: 7249]   £260.00  
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Artillery Duty.
Artillery Duty.
Pubd by MDarly 39 Strand Decr. 1 1773.
Etching, 245 x 175mm. 9¾ x 7".
Two military macaronis in uniform; a very tall soldier holds a huge umbrella or parasol over the head of a diminutive officer. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.2' upper left and '23' upper right.
BM Satires: 4646.
[Ref: 14531]   £260.00  
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Bergen-op-Zoom, 1747.
Bergen-op-Zoom, 1747. As Lowendahl of late the Wallls he did scour...
[n.d., c.1747.]
Engraving with later hand-colour. Very rare. Plate: 400 x 280mm (15¾ x 11"). Creasing, damage to edges and tipped into album sheet. Small margins.
A satirical print discussing the seige and ransacking of Bergen-op-Zoom by the French under Ulrich Lowendal in 1747 during the war of Austrian Succession.
[Ref: 42721]   £680.00  
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The British Press. Pt. 4.
The British Press. Pt. 4.
H. Heath fecit
Published Nov.r 29 1824 by S. Knight Sweetings Alley London
Etching with hand-colouring, rare, sheet 165 x 205mm (6½ x 8").
A shrieking man is press-ganged (forced into military or naval service) while his wife refuses to let go. One of a series of satires on press-ganging by Henry Heath (1822 - 1851; fl.), draughtsman, lithographer and etcher of political caricatures.
BM Satires 14744
[Ref: 44127]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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British Soldiers Drowning Care.
British Soldiers Drowning Care.
[Published 20th Novr. 1794 by Laurie & Whittle No. 53 Fleet Street London.]
Mezzotint. 300 x 255mm (11¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed at bottom, losing the text of a song and inscription.
Social satire; officers in a tent around a table drink red wine, or punch from a bowl, smoke pipes and sing; one has his arm in a sling, another waves his hat, in the background are mounted soldiers and the British flag, and on the floor is a cannon and shot.
[Ref: 3737]   £230.00  
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Captn. Cut-Lass.
Captn. Cut-Lass.
Pubd. by MDarly No.39 Strand Novr. 18th 1771 Accorg. to Act.
Etching, early state before the addition of 'V.2' at top left. 160 x 105mm, 6¼ x 4". Ink annotation to lower margin, 'of the Rifle Brigade'.
A smiling man dressed as a military officer wears an enormous cutlass. In his right hand is a cane which rests on his right shoulder; his left hand is on his hip. From 'Caricatures, Macaronies & Characters by sundry ladies gentlemen artists &c.', in an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered '1' upper right.
See 14177 for later state (BM Satires: 4986).
[Ref: 14214]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The City Militia.
The City Militia.
Pub.d. by Tregear Cheapside. [n.d., c.1830.]
Lithograph. Sheet: 215 x 285mm, (8½ x 11¼"). Trimmed. Some repaired damage.
A satirical scene showing a member of the militia with a horses head advertises his abilities as a good housekeeper and directs any potential employer to request a character reference from the Court of Aldermen.
[Ref: 39496]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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The City Train'd Bands Recruiting Serjeant.
The City Train'd Bands Recruiting Serjeant.
Pub Accorg to Act by MDarly Strand Sepr. 2d. 1773.
Etching, 175 x 250mm. 7 x 9¾".
A new recruit with a peg-leg is presented to a startled-looking recruiting officer of the much-caricatured City of London militia. A small militia man stands behind with a gun over his shoulder, having removed his hat, like the first man. A portrait and maps on the wall of the office, a sword on the table and musket lying on the floor below. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.2' upper left and '14' upper right.
BM Satires: undescribed.
[Ref: 14538]   £240.00  
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The Madras Tyrant or the Director of Directors. Jos, or the Father of Murder. Rapine &c.
The Madras Tyrant or the Director of Directors. Jos, or the Father of Murder. Rapine &c. V.3. 21.
Pubd according to act of parl.t. March 16. 1772 by MDarly 39 Strand.
Etching. 128 x 178mm (5 x 7"). Cut to platemark.
A man in military dress riding in profile to the right, on a horse with a long tail and a trimmed saddle cloth. His thin stiffened queue projects from his head. BM suggests "probably Lord Clive, there is a certain resemblance to his portraits; he was a larger holder of East India stock, and had considerable influence with the company." Representation of Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive of Plassey (1725-1774), the military leader and first British Governor of Bengal; sometimes known as Clive of India.
BM Satires: 5017.
[Ref: 38240]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Martal Macaroni.
The Martal Macaroni. Pray S.r. do you Laugh at me. 24.
Pub.d according to Act of Parl.t Nov. 6th, 1771 by M Darly 39 Strand.
Etching with very large margins. Platemark: 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼"). Light creasing.
A fashionably dressed young officer standing in profile to left, his hair dressed in an extremely long queue which echoes the sword hanging at his side. A contemporary identification of the figure as 'Ensign Horneck'. Plate 24 from the publication, '24 Caricatures by several ladies, gentlemen, artists, etc. (Vol.1)'. Published by caricaturist, printseller and ornamental engraver Matthew Darly (1720 - 1781).
BM Satires ref: 4711.
[Ref: 34307]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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England's Pride, and Britons Glory.
England's Pride, and Britons Glory. The Laughing Stock No. 20.
London, Pub.d by O.Hodgson 111 Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1840.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 170 x 250mm, 6¾ x 9¾". On album sheet.
A pair of amputees in dog-carts, an old soldier and sailor, wave their crutches at each other as their dogs fight.
[Ref: 13910]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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The Parade Macaroni.
The Parade Macaroni. V.2. 15.
Pubd. by MDarly Feb. 25th. 1772 according to Act 39 Strand.
Etching. Plate 178 x 128mm (7 x 5").
A tall young officer wearing a small-sword and holding a pike. Representation of the Right Hon Richard Fitzpatrick (1747-1813), general and Secretary at War from 1803. He was a friends of Charles James Fox, and was also a skilled satirist.
BM Satires: 4704.
[Ref: 38235]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Fort.
The Fort.
H. Bunbury Esq.r del.t G. Shepheard sculp.t
[London Published: Jany. 10th. 1796, by Tho.s Macklin Poets Gallery Fleet Street.]
Hand-coloured stipple and etching. Fine colour. 268 x 196mm. 10½ x 7¾". Cut.
A soldier looks at a sailor on duty on a fort by the sea, while a civilian couple look out at a ship through a telescope. From a set of six plates by Shepheard after Bunbury.
BM Satires: 11456 (cf).
[Ref: 20102]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Fought All His Battles O'er Again and Thrice he Slew the Slain.
Fought All His Battles O'er Again and Thrice he Slew the Slain.
Mr. Bunbury del: J. Bretherton f.
Publish'd 1st Jany. 1782.
Etching, 275 x 250mm. 10¾ x 9¾". One small closed tear at left; else a fine impression.
Social satire, oval design: an old military officer with a wooden leg describes his campaigns to two cronies. He is seated in a chair (right) in profile, wearing regimentals and sword, his wig with long loosely twisted pigtail queue. He has a wooden leg and holds a map or plan taken from the wall, showing it to a stout man sitting on his right, who looks at it through spectacles. The third man standing behind, his left arm on the back of the soldier's chair, looks over their shoulders at the map. At their feet a small dog lies asleep. Through the open door (left) a man is seen dancing along while he plays a fiddle. After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811).
BM Satires 6139.
[Ref: 21971]   £220.00  
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A General on the Staff. An Inspecting General.
A General on the Staff. An Inspecting General.
[H.E.Bunbury fecit 1794.]
[London, Publish'd by W.Dickinson &c. Feb.y 23d 1795, No.58 next York House, Piccadilly.]
Rare stipple. Sheet 155 x 250mm (6 x 9¾"). Trimmed to printed borders, glue stains in corners.
Two satires on one sheet, each with a printed border. On the left a short, corpulent, and gouty officer with closed eyes hobbles on crutches; on the right an elderly officer looks admiringly at a pretty girl through thick spectacles.
BM Satires 8619.
[Ref: 41611]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[German Army Officer.]
[German Army Officer.]
[n.d. c.1860.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 381 x 241mm. 15 x 9½". Cut and laid on scrap sheet. Some spotting.
A German student as a member of a German duelling student fraternity. In his right hand he holds a foil. He wears a hat on his head and wears a sash across his chest bearing the German national colours.
[Ref: 17515]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Giant and the Dwarf. dedicated to M. Thiers.
The Giant and the Dwarf. dedicated to M. Thiers. v. Punch Vol 6 p.170
[c.1844]
Pencil sketch, sheet 225 x 185mm (9 x 7¼"). Glued to backing board.
Preparatory sketch (?) for a cartoon published in 'Punch', 20 April 1844, p.170, with various elements (such as the two figures on the right) not in the published cartoon. The image shows the duke of Wellington inspecting a tiny Napoleon with a monocle. As the text in 'Punch' explains, the cartoon was occasioned by the discovery that Napoleon, in a codicil to his will, bequeathed 10,000FF to a man charged with an attempt to murder Wellington. Napoleon wrote that if Wellington justified sending Napoleon to St Helena by appealing to British national interest, then the would-be assassin would have served French interests equally in killing Wellington. However, as 'Punch' reason, Wellington, by objecting to the suggestion of excecuting Napoleon after he was captured, showed himself to be a giant in comparison to Napoleon.
[Ref: 41074]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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La plus grande bete qu on ait jamais vue. [The biggest beast I ever saw.]
La plus grande bete qu on ait jamais vue. [The biggest beast I ever saw.]
Lith. de Langlume.
Au Magasin de Caricatures d'Aubert, Passage Véro dodat [Paris, n.d., c.1830].
Very scarce lithograph in vivid original colour by hand, sheet 355 x 270mm. 14 x 10¾". Tatty extremities; vertical crease close to right edge.
A wonderful image of a giraffe in the military costume of a general, complete with sword and boots, being led by a priest.
BNF: FRBNF41517263.
[Ref: 19698]   £450.00  
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My Bane and Antidote now lye before m ,/
My Bane and Antidote now lye before m ,/ This in a moment brings me to an end/ But these inform me I shall never die!!_ Cato.
Veritas delt 1811.
[British, 1811.]
Hand-coloured etching, rare, image 305 x 215mm. 12 x 8½". Trimmed within plate, close to image. Closed tear to lower right margin.
Caricature of Godfrey Green, a soldier accused of misappropriating funds to pay his debts; he sits in profile to the left at a table strewn with papers inscribed 'Court of Inquiry', 'Reasons for quitting my last Regiment', 'Bills', and 'Letters from Lawyers'. His buttons are inscribed '34'. He has no sword, but in his right hand is a pistol, the butt inscribed 'G.G.', the stock 'Courage'. In his left hand are three contemporary caricatures, the uppermost 'Anticipation' (BM Satires 11756), with 'How to C ... net' (11757) and a print (partly visible) of a peacock with the head of Green wearing a cocked hat and called 'Peacock . . .' These he weighs against the pistol with an agonized frown. The table is inscribed 'Breach of Trust' and 'Obstinacy'; the chair with 'Incorrigible-ness', 'Disgrace', and 'Lies'. On the wall is a framed placard titled 'Dashing Advice to Officers’, above a list of tenets subverting the traditional attributes of a gentleman officer. Green escaped indictment but was transferred from the 87th to the 34th Regiment on 30 May 1811. G. G. appears in the 1811 'Army List' as Lieutenant (gazetted 1807) in the 87th or Prince of Wales's Irish Regiment; he is not in the 1812 'List'. this is a companion print to 'Green turned yellow...' by Williams (BM 11758). By Charles Williams (1797 - 1830; active), prolific etcher of satires of his own or others' designs. Almost all plates are anonymous.
BM Satires 11759.
[Ref: 24443]   £270.00  
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Green turned Yellow, or Reflections on Embarking for the Continent.
Green turned Yellow, or Reflections on Embarking for the Continent.
Veritas fecit. [Charles Williams.]
[n.d., c.1811.]
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 370 x 250mm (14½ x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate on top, left and right edges.
A satirical portrait of Godrey Green, shown ripping up a caricature of himself called 'Anticipation' which shows him seated in stocks. Green was accused of misappropriating funds to pay his debts, he escaped indictment but he was transferred from the 87th regiment to the 34th regiment in 1811.
BM Satire 11758.
[Ref: 46620]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A Half Pay Officer.
A Half Pay Officer. Who has been at Dinner with Capn. Broad.
Pubd. according to Act of Parlt. Octr. (26) 1771 by MDarly 39 Strand.
Etching, 160 x 105mm. 6¼ x 4¼".
A man in military dress with sword, picking his teeth. From '24 Caricatures by several ladies, gentlemen, artists, etc.', in an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.1' upper left and '20' upper right.
BM Satires: 4684.
[Ref: 14136]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Irishman's Joy.
The Irishman's Joy.
W.S. [Charles Williams] del.t et Sculp.t.
Pub.d Jan.y 1st 1808 by Tho.s Tegg 111 Cheapside London.
Coloured etching. 280 x 210mm (11 x 8¼"). Repaired tear entering plate on right, small hole in plate.
An Irish officer surrounded by adoring women. The 24 lines of verse conclude: 'Search the world over, sure Paddy's the Boy. / For banging the men, and for kissing the lasses'.
[Ref: 40710]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Lock Step, or drilling for the Review.
The Lock Step, or drilling for the Review. The merc'ry rising to near Eighty Eight / The Sun in a Vertical ray, / To practise on Lexden, expiring with heat, / We march and we Sweat all the way [...]
C Aylmer 11th foot delt
Pubd Augt 4th 1797 by S W Fores 50 Piccadilly. Trimmed top and bottom, with tears into image and title area. 1797 watermark. Very scarce.
Satire on military reviews, particularly the insufferable heat in which they are sometimes conducted, by a military officer and amateur artist.
Not in BM Satires.
[Ref: 39532]   £260.00  
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Loyal London Volunteers, Preparing for a Field Day. Quarter before Six, M.T. 318.
Loyal London Volunteers, Preparing for a Field Day. Quarter before Six, M.T. 318.
Publish'd Oct.r 5 1803, by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London.
Etching, with large margins. Plate 297 x 241mm (11¾ x 9½"). Crease.
In a bare breakfast parlour are three volunteers, in different stages of preparation. By an open door is a small round table with tea-pot and cups; a liveried servant enters with a steaming urn. A young man, fully dressed and wearing a much-plumed helmet, holds a musket at attention, admiring himself in a wall-mirror. A stout man wrapped in a sheet is being shaved by a barber or valet. A young man wearing breeches and boots with shirt and braces tickles the chin of a young woman who holds a musket.
BM Satires: 10215.
[Ref: 28863]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Macaroni Captains.
The Macaroni Captains.
Pubd. Accordg. to Act, Sepr. 17th. 1772, by MDarly (39) Strand.
Etching, 245 x 175mm. 9¾ x 7".
Two military men engaged in a violent struggle with some geese using their swords and a cane: one goose is biting the end of the long pigtail queue of the soldier to left, who holds another goose by the neck in his right hand and is about to strike it with his sword. The other soldier is threatening a goose with his sword and also with his tasselled cane. Three geese hiss angrily with outstretched necks; one lies dead on the ground. A great image. Numbered '11' upper right. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates.
BM Satires: 5061.
[Ref: 14100]   £220.00  
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The Manchester Hero, or Arts yield to Arms.
The Manchester Hero, or Arts yield to Arms. From the Original Picture by John Collett, in the possession of Carington Bowles.
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No. 69 in St Pauls Church Yard. Published as the Act directs, 20 April 1778.
Mezzotint. 365 x 260mm.
The victim of a recruitment party.
[Ref: 7246]   £260.00  
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[General Robert Manners.]
[General Robert Manners.] '' - Gentle manners, with affections mild, in wit a man, simplicity a child''.
[by James Gillray.]
Pub.d Nov.r 4th 1798. by H Humphrey. St James's Street.
Etching. 260 x 180mm (10¼ x 7") very large margins.
Probably Robert Manners (1758-1832), grandson of the 2nd Duke of Rutland, MP for Cambridge 1791, gazetted Major-General 3 May 1796, full general in 1813.
BM 9288; the original water-colour, by an amateur (closely followed by Gillray), is in the Print Room.
[Ref: 43268]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Ancient military dandies of 1450 -
Ancient military dandies of 1450 - Sketch'd by permission from the Originals in the Grand Armory at the Gothic Hall Pall-Mall. Modern military dandies - of 1819 - Sketch'd without permission from the Life.
Etched by G. Cruikshank.
Pub.d Feb.y 1819 by G. Humphrey 27 St James's Street London.
Coloured etching. J. Whatman watermark; Sheet 265 x 360mm (10½ x 14¼"). Trimmed to coloured border.
A satire on the Regent's insistence on exotic and extravagant uniforms and on the Gothic décor of Carlton House. Contemporary officers and their escorts visit an exhibition of mediaeval armour, displayed under gothic arches. A Life Guards officer and a Lancer officer walk arm-in-arm, both wearing elaborate helmets and the Waterloo medal; a short and obese Guards officer wears a monstrous bearskin and the Peninsular medal as well as the Waterloo. The two women present both have their faces hidden by bonnets.
BM Satires 13202.
[Ref: 39325]   £260.00  
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The Military Macaroni. O:___beware of this tremendous Hat and Arm. For should we by chance to meet ) it would me Harm. For tho I to the World a poli-n now Appear, Yet d_n me but to my Angelic Wh-e am sincere.
The Military Macaroni. O:___beware of this tremendous Hat and Arm. For should we by chance to meet ) it would me Harm. For tho I to the World a poli-n now Appear, Yet d_n me but to my Angelic Wh-e am sincere. V.6. 4.
Pub accor to Act by MDarly 39 Strand Feby 9 1773.
Etching. Plate 178 x 128 (7 x 5").
Whole length caricature portrait of a thin man with a large head walking or running in profile to right. His wig is a high troupet with a queue in a black bag. In his left hand he holds out a small three-cornered hat, in his right is a sword whose point rests on the ground. He wears a short coat with facings and epaulettes, and a ruffled shirt. BM suggests "perhaps intended for Colonel Luttrell, Wilkes's opponent at the Middlesex election 13 April 1769. When attacked by the mob at Brentford he was said to have lost nothing but his hat." Col Henry Lawes Luttrell, 2nd Earl of Carhampton (1737-1821), army officer and policitian.
BM Satires: 5151.
[Ref: 38244]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Military Portraits or a Brace of Heroes.
Military Portraits or a Brace of Heroes. O Such Marchings and Counter-marchings! from St James's to Tottenham Court,! from Tottenham Court to St James's !!!
Pub.d July 30th 1798 by S.W. Fores 50 Piccadilly [...] Folios of Caracature lent out for the Evening
Etching with hand-colouring, fine impression, platemark 335 x 385mm (13¼ x 15¼"). Small margins; collector's stamp of Minto Wilson verso.
'The scene is evidently the presentation of colours by the Duchess of York to the St. James's Volunteers in Calvert's ground, Bedford Square, on 5 July' (British Museum cataloguing). The colonel of the St. James's Volunteers was Baron Amherst, but the profile here resembles William Pitt (an earlier owner has inscribed on the mount 'Pitt as Colonel of the Cinque Port Volunteers?'). 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. This impression from the collection of Minto Wilson (1938-51, fl.), collector particularly of caricatures and sporting prints. For other prints from the same collection see refs. 7799 and 7825.
L.1922a; BM Satires 9239.
[Ref: 47198]   £450.00  
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A Military Sketch, of a Gilt Stick, or Poker Emblazoned.
A Military Sketch, of a Gilt Stick, or Poker Emblazoned.
[James Gillray.]
Pubd June 11th 1800. by H. Humphrey 27 St James's Street.
Hand coloured etching. Sheet size: 250 x 200mm (9¾ x 8"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Major-General Lord Cathcart stands stiffly in profile to the left. He wears court dress with a military cast, heavily gold laced, and a long pigtail. His right hand rests on the head of a gold-headed cane. A figured carpet and bare wall complete the design.
BM Satires 9564.
[Ref: 35184]   £280.00  
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[Military Sketches.]
[Military Sketches.] Characteristic Traits of Old Stagers, Big Wigs, Staff, Martinets, Humbugs, Deep Files, Duty Officers, Skulks, Good Fellows, Paymasters, Doctors, et Multis Aliis.]
[London: T. McLean, Repository of Wit & Humour, 1823.]
11 (of 18) coloured lithographs, lacking illustrated title & frontispiece, with two endpapers and rear paper wrapper with publisher's ads. Each sheet 300 x 240mm (11¾ x 9½").
Two-thirds of the plates from an extremely rare plate book. The caricatures run down the left of the sheet with a printed text in imitation of handwriting for each one.
Not in Abbey.
[Ref: 35808]   £650.00   view all images for this item
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Narcissus and the Nymph Echo. 341.
Narcissus and the Nymph Echo. 341. Ye Fates what made me chance to stroll that way; _Where Young Narcissus self admiring lay.
London: Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard. Publish'd as the Act directs, [date erased from this impression, but c.1782.]
Fine mezzotint with some etching, small margins. Plate 151 x 114mm (6 x 4½").
The myth of Echo and Narcissus updated for the Georgian period: a young military officer in full regimentals wearing a gorget and fringed sash, with a toupet-wig, lies on the grass admiring his reflection in a pool. His hat and sword lie beside him. A young woman, fashionably dressed, wearing a hat over a large frilled cap, stands behind a low bank holding out her hands in despair.
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection. BM Satires: 6157 (cf).
[Ref: 28362]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Officiers Prussiene.
Officiers Prussiene.
Dessine par C. Vernet. Grave par Debucourt.
à Paris, chez Ch. Bance, Rue J. J. Rousseau No.10. [n.d., 1815.]
Etching and aquatint in fine original hand colour, second state, before plate number. 345 x 255mm, 13½ x 10". A fine impression, with full margins.
Two Prussian officers; the one at right wearing a helmet and saluting the one standing on the left. From the series 'Collection de costumes dessinés d'après nature...' after Carle Vernet (1758 - 1836). The plates were issued first separately, then in parts (livraisons) containing six numbered plates, one part issued yearly from 1814 to 1824. Published by Bance in Paris and by Bossange-Masson, 14 Great Marlborough Street, London (his imprint is not on these or on the BM impressions).
Ogilby Trust: 933, II, 2. See BNF: FRBNF36586529.
[Ref: 19513]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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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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The Progress of Heroism!
The Progress of Heroism!
Woodward Delin.t. I.C. [Isaac Cruikshank.]
Pub.d April 9th 1796 by S W. Fores No. 50 Piccadilly. Folios of caracatures lent out for the Evening.
Etching with original colour. 345 x 475mm, 13½ x 18¾". Few stains and creases; mount burn.
Eight scenes of a captain, brave on the parade-ground, less so on the battlefield, in the tradition of parodic 'progresses'. After George Moutard Woodward (c.1760 - 1809).
[Ref: 24396]   £320.00  
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The Life of a Gentleman. Scene the Tenth._ Wounds & Destitution. Given with No.40 of the Teetotaler.
The Life of a Gentleman. Scene the Tenth._ Wounds & Destitution. Given with No.40 of the Teetotaler. Progress of Inebriety. No.10.
T.C. Wilson [written inside the image.]
Lithograph. 318 x 254mm. 12½ x 10".
An officer outside the Spanish Legion Office, stands with a broken arm ready to join the queue of officer awaiting compensation.
[Ref: 15466]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Puss in Boots.
Puss in Boots. Or General Junot taken by surprise.
Rowlandson Del.
[1811 (date erased)] by Thos. Tegg No 111 Cheapside.
Hand coloured etching, 345 x 245mm. 13½ x 9¾". Chips and tears to extremities. Stain to right edge of image, one hole.
A comely florid woman, girding up the skirts of her dress, has dressed up in the cocked hat, jack-boots, and sword-belt of General Jean-Andoche Junot (1771 – 1813), and gaily marches beside his bed, flourishing his sword in a gauntleted hand, looking over her shoulder. Junot (right) sits up in bed looking at her angrily, and clutching his breeches, as if afraid she would don those too. A cat miaows at her. The bed is curtained and canopied, but a military saddle, hanging from a peg, and a musket show that the general is campaigning. Junot commanded the eighth army corps under Massena during the Peninsular War in 1810-11, having been Governor-General of Portugal. The entourage with which he quitted Portugal under the Convention of Sintra (August 30, 1808) was ridiculed in English newspapers. By the agreement, the defeated French were allowed to evacuate their troops from Portugal without further conflict. The lady may, however, be Madame Junot, Duchess d'Abrantès, who accompanied her husband to Spain, and entertained gaily and lavishly. Numbered '71' upper right. By Thomas Rowlandson (1757 - 1827).
BM Satires: 11720. Grego II Page 204.
[Ref: 15848]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Raw Material.
The Raw Material.
[n.d. c.1860.]
Lithograph with added hand-colour. 132 x 178mm. 5¼ x 7". Trimmed and laid on separate sheet.
Two officers stand by a poster that reads "Wanted. Active Young Men Glorious in Opportunity..."; one points his sword down to the floor issuing and order as three young men march by in a haphazard manner with a sitck, pitch-fork and broom acting as rifles.
[Ref: 17438]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Real Inhabitants of this Earth.
Real Inhabitants of this Earth.
H. Bunbury Esq.r del.t G. Shepheard sculp.t
London Published: Jany. 10th. 1796, by Tho.s Macklin & Republished 1805 by Edw.d Orme, Bond Street.
Hand-coloured stipple and etching. Watermarked: 1802. 310 x 235mm. 12¼ x 9¼". Fly spots at top.
An elderly man, his profile caricatured, dressed as a military officer, inspects through a glass a fat man and boy, both Dutch, wearing baggy breeches and sabots, who lean against a rail, the man smoking a pipe. A pretty young woman, wearing a high-waisted travelling dress and small hat, takes the officer's arm; her left hand is in a large muff. Behind are the masts of a vessel backed by chalk cliffs, showing that the rail edges a small creek or harbour; on the right are a beam and pulley; lower right a dog. From a set of six plates by Shepheard after Bunbury.
BM Satires: 11456.
[Ref: 20100]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Recuiting Party.
A Recuiting Party.
Drawn by H. Bunbury Esq.r.
London Publish'd 1 June 1790 by Bull & Jeffryes Ludgate Hill.
Stipple, printed in sepia. Sheet 250 x 300mm (9¾ x 11¾"). Trimmed within plate,
Three members of a recruiting party march stiffly inline. The leader is a tall obese man carrying a pike and wearing a sword; next is a diminutive drummer; and last is a thin officer holding a cane.
[Ref: 41684]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Recruiting Serjeant.
The Recruiting Serjeant. Engrav'd for the Oxford Magazine.
[1770]
Engraving. Plate: 180 x 110mm (7 x 4¼") very large margins.
A scene in a village in which a recruiting serjeant stands in a village surrounded by the villagers tempting them to enlist while two old soldiers walk by complaining of what service did to them.
BM Satire 4411.
[Ref: 45475]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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The Charms of a Red Coat. 211
The Charms of a Red Coat. 211
London Publish'd 1st. Nov.r 1787 by Rob.t Sayer, 53 Fleet Street.
Mezzotint. Plate: 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"). Thread margins.
A scene in a military camp, in the foreground a soldier talks to a fashionably dressed woman on a horse. In the background three woman sit in a tent, around a round table, one woman is sitting on a soldier's lap.
Not in BM Satire.
[Ref: 46695]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The festive Infantry Major.
The festive Infantry Major. Military Caricatures 1.
T.S. Seacombe Capt.n RA.
[n.d., c.1875.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet size: 450 x 325mm (17¾ x 12¾"). Very rare.
Plate 1 from 'Seccombe's Military Caricatures'. c.1875. A rotund Infantry Major smiles as he takes the floor to dance at a festive ball. Other well dressed figures are seen in the background. Major Thomas Strong Seccombe (1840 - 1913) became a member of the Ipswich Art Club in 1875, the same year that he was promoted Major.
Ogilby. 816: 1.
[Ref: 39061]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Peacocking.
Peacocking. Military Caricatures 5.
T.S. Seacombe Capt.n RA.
[n.d., c.1875.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet size: 450 x 325mm (17¾ x 12¾"). Very rare.
Plate 5 from 'Seccombe's Military Caricatures'. c.1875. A Military Artillery Officer in full uniform, wearing a jacket, belt, a pouch around his shoulder, dress spurs and boots, a dress hat with chin scales and a peaked feather at the front, clutching his sword and hanky. A group of women in Ball gowns in watch the officer from behind. Major Thomas Strong Seccombe (1840 - 1913) became a member of the Ipswich Art Club in 1875, the same year that he was promoted Major.
Ogilby. 816: 5.
[Ref: 39062]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Howev-a-r am I to get ov-a-r?
Howev-a-r am I to get ov-a-r? Military Caricatures 6.
T.S. Seacombe Capt.n RA.
[n.d., c.1875.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet size: 450 x 325mm (17¾ x 12¾"). Very rare.
Plate 6 from 'Seccombe's Military Caricatures'. c.1875. An extremely tall Infantry Officer looks down at a puddle through his monicle, contemplating how to cross it. A well dressed woman watches him from the background, smiling. Major Thomas Strong Seccombe (1840 - 1913) became a member of the Ipswich Art Club in 1875, the same year that he was promoted Major.
Ogilby. 816: 6.
[Ref: 39063]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Siege of Bergem Op Zoom ['Z' reversed].
The Siege of Bergem Op Zoom ['Z' reversed].
Sterne Invt. J.Wms. Del et Sc.
Pub accorg. to Act April 1st. 1772 by MDarly (39) Strand.
Etching, 175 x 250mm. 7 x 9¾".
The 1747 Siege of Bergen op Zoom during the Austrian War of Succession saw a French army, under the command of Löwenthal and the overall direction of Marshal Maurice de Saxe, lay siege to and capture the strategic Dutch border fortress of Bergen op Zoom. It is here re-enacted by two gentlemen in a domestic interior, a dog barking from under a table to right. Battle plans lying on the floor and hanging on the wall. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. Numbered '5' upper right.
[Ref: 14128]   £220.00  
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[What the devil are you doing?]
[What the devil are you doing?] Que diable fais tu la?
G.f. de Goez inv et del R. Brichet. Sculp. 1784.
Se vend à Augsbourg dans le Négoce comun de l'Academie Imperiale d'Empire, sous son Privilege et avec défense de n'en faire ni vendre de Copies.
Etching, rare, sheet 225 x 160mm (8¾ x 6¼"). Trimmed to plate; very small hole in centre. Slight staining at top.
Full-length likeness of a soldier, with a town in background. From an unidentified series of prints by etcher Robert Brichet after German painter Gottfried Bernhard Goetz (1708 - 1774).
For another print from the same series see ref. 19615 & 43853.
[Ref: 43852]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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