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Alas! Poor Yorick.
Alas! Poor Yorick.
HB. [John Doyle.]
Published by Tho.s McLean 26, Haymarket, May 29 1830.
Hand-coloured lithograph. 400 x 293mm (15¾ x 11½"). Some soiling around edges.
Eldon and the Duke of Cumberland, the leaders of the Tory Ultras, mourn for the demise of the 'Morning Journal', the organ of their party, which ended its career on 13 May, after the conviction for libel in December, (Judgement was given on 4 Feb.; Alexander was to be imprisoned in Newgate for four months (consecutively) for each of three libels; to pay a fine of £100, and give securities).
BM Satires: 16120.
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[Canvassing in Northumberland (Untitled).]
[Canvassing in Northumberland (Untitled).]
[Anon., 1826.]
Etching, 210 x 235mm. 8¼ x 9¼". A good impression.
A stout pugnacious-looking man walks between two others, who both take his arm, the man on the right being the candidate, hat in hand. He addresses a plainly dressed elector (left) who uses two sticks, as if gouty; he throws out his right arm across the insignificant-looking candidate's chest, saying, In behalf of Mr L——l and in the Name of my N——le R——tive [Noble Relative] I solicit your Vote for the next General Election. The elector looks over his shoulder to say: None of your flummery to me about R——tives Ive given a Plumper to Bell, and Ill stand to him. The other canvasser, who wears fashionable riding-dress, says: Then Sir the first time I catch you with a Gun in your Hand Ill commit you under the Game Act. From a set of satirical prints concerning the South Northumberland election of 1826. seeRef:13629
BM Satires: 15121.
[Ref: 13685]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Northumberland election duel (Untitled).]
[Northumberland election duel (Untitled).]
[Anon., 1826.]
Etching, 225 x 320mm. 9 x 12½". Waterstain to right side of plate; full margins.
The duellists are John George Lambton, first Earl of Durham (1792 – 1840) and Thomas Wentworth Beaumont (1792 - 1848), who had made a personal attack upon Lambton in a speech during the Northumberland election. Each turns to speak to his second, smoke curling round their heads. Beaumont (left) stands aggressively, saying to a naval officer: I'll sacrifice a Pig rather than make any concession. His second, Captain Plunkett: By the powers, that was near a finisher for you my dear boy! never mind, if any thing should happen, its snug lying in the Abbey, give him another Pepper-corn or two just by way of encouraging the lead trade. The other second, General Sir H. G. Grey, Howick's uncle, stands with legs astride, flourishing a pistol; he says to Lambton: We have done all that the laws of honor require, & in order to save a return of Kill'd & Wounded, we will send in a Flag of Truce, & put an end to hostilities. Lambton bows deprecatingly, saying, I'm perfectly Satisfied if my honor is preserv'd. The scene takes place on the Northumberland sea-shore, with Bamborough castle in the distance to left. On paper watermarked 1823. From a set of satirical prints concerning electioneering in South Northumberland in 1826. see ref:13629,13685.
BM Satires: 15142.
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State of the Poll.
State of the Poll. At the Close of the memorable Contest for Northumberland.
[Anon., 1826.]
Etching, sheet 310 x 235mm. 12¼ x 9¼". Trimmed to plate. Closed tear to upper edge.
Political satire; Henry Thomas Liddell, first Earl of Ravensworth (1797 -1878) stands triumphantly atop the poll for the June 1826 general election in Northumberland; his rivals are left behind as the attempt to scale the podium. The victor is supported by rope tied around his waist and has been hoisted by numerous miniature figures in background clouds to left and right. The votes cast for each candidate are recorded below the title; the two Tory candidates Liddell and Matthew Bell were returned.
[Ref: 13691]   £220.00  
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Proceeding to Alnwick, 1826.
Proceeding to Alnwick, 1826.
[Anon., 1826.]
Etching, 180 x 330mm. 7 x 13". Three vertical folds, as normal.
Political satire; probably Henry Thomas Liddell, first Earl of Ravensworth (1797 -1878), who topped the poll for the June 1826 general election in Northumberland, processing triumphantly to Alnwick, the most important town in the constituency. The carriage is pulled by several men, two of whom are identified in pencil captions. The two Tory candidates Liddell and Matthew Bell were returned.
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[Northumberland election fight.]
[Northumberland election fight.]
[Anon., 1826.]
Rare Etching, sheet 225 x 275mm. 9 x 10¾".
Political satire: two Tory candidates for a by-election in Northumberland held February/March 1826 face each other stripped to the waist as pugilists, their supporters gathered in opposing camps. The boxers are Matthew Bell (left) and Henry Thomas Liddell, first Earl of Ravensworth (1797 -1878). Bell is winning, and blood pours from Liddell's nose. Bell's backers include a stout parson, his uncle Ralph Henry Brandling, and C. J. Clavering (High Sheriff of Durham 1829-33) who seconded Bell's nomination in June. Liddell's fat bottle-holder is probably Sir Thomas Burdon. The by-election was called as a result of the death of Charles Brandling, Bell's uncle; result, in a poll of thirteen days: Bell 1,186, Liddell 1,150. (Lord Howick retired after a week's canvass.) Ill-feeling was caused by Liddell's canvassing immediately on Brandling's death, a week before Bell began his canvass, and also by Bell's 'disturbing the peace of the county' on the eve of a general election by contesting the seat after Liddell had announced his candidature. A Boxing print from a series of Northumberland election prints.
BM Satires: 15120.
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Anticipation.
Anticipation. hus let me wipe dishonor from my name, And hurl thee from the earth, thou stain to goodness. Perdition take thee, villain, for thy falshood! Now nothing but thy life can make atonement.
Second Sketch - Published Feby 9. 1784 as the act directs, by S. Fores No.3 Piccadilly.
Etching, printed on Portal watermarked paper. 240 x 221mm. 9½ x 8¾". Chip to upper left corner.
Fox (left) and North (right), stripped to the waist, are engaged in a pugilistic encounter. Fox's torso is so hairy that it suggests the effect of tarring and feathering. They stand in profile with clenched fists, Fox's left being near North's nose; both are fat, clumsy, and muscular. A boxing print.
BM Satires: 6407.
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Anticipation - Bringing them to the Scratch, - Hercules in the Church; or, the Church [crossed out and replaced with] Tithes in Danger.
Anticipation - Bringing them to the Scratch, - Hercules in the Church; or, the Church [crossed out and replaced with] Tithes in Danger.
[A.Sharpshooter monogram] fec.
Pub. By S.W. Fores 41, Piccadilly May 1829.
Coloured engraving. Sheet 235 x 350mm (9¼ x 13¾"). Timmred to printed border, laid on album paper, small tear in left edge.
Wellington forcing two fat bishops to regurgitate gold sovereigns into a vat marked ''Receptacle for the poor Curates, Repairs of Churches; and Support of Paupers'. Wellington's Ministry had been rumoured to be planning reforms of the Tithe System in England and Wales. This was untrue. 'A. Sharpshooter' was the pseudonym of John Phillips.
BM:15771.
[Ref: 33198]   £260.00  
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Goody-Two-Shoes Turned Barber or Colonial Concilation.
Goody-Two-Shoes Turned Barber or Colonial Concilation. HB Sketches 208.
HB [John Doyle]. A. Ducote's Lithography. 70 St. Martins Lane.
Published by Tho.s Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket, June 28th 1832.
Lithograph. Size: 370 x 280mm. (14½ x 11").
This appears to be an attack on the pending measure of emancipation, demanded by public opinion and the Abolitionists, which was to be a leading issue at the general election, when the country was placarded with the Abolitionists' bill. Goderich, Colonial Secretary, was under the influence of Howick his Under-Secretary: both were in favour of immediate emancipation. When Goderich was removed from the Colonial Office on account of opposition (said to be Brougham's) to the Bill which he had in preparation, Howick resigned.
BM satires: 17158
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The Devil Paid His Due.
The Devil Paid His Due.
[by J.Barrow?]
Pub.d by J.Wallis. No 16, Ludgate Street. March 6 1784.
Engraving. 250 x 350mm. Trimmed within plate, small loss of printed surface.
Charles James Fox tied to an elephant's tail, being whipped by Justice. In December 1783 the coalition government of Charles James Fox (1749-1806) and Lord North was removed from office by George III after a sustained campaign of public vilification. James sayer was the son of a merchant captain from Great Yarmouth Norfolk. He openly attacked Fox, many of his cartoons damaging Fox's career. Fox had supported American Independence.
BM: 6440.
[Ref: 6791]   £260.00  
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Bassetlaw Election 1890.
Bassetlaw Election 1890. The Race for the Bassetlaw Stakes [,..]
Printed and Published by C. Bulter, Market Square and Carolgate, Retford.
Pen lithograph, rare; printed area 330 x 350mm (13 x 13¾"). Creases; staining to title area.
Print promoting the Conservative candidate in the 1890 Bassetlaw by-election, Sir Frederick Milner. The by-election was caused by the death of the sitting Conservative MP, William Beckett-Denison. Milner is astride a calm horse inscribed 'Donovan', and receives advice and confidences from those around him. In the background is the Liberal candidate John William Mellor, whose horse is out of control and worries a nearby punter, who says 'He's Dangerous John. I'll write to Foljambe' (Foljambe, a former MP for the area, supported Milner's candidature. In the top left is 'Sir Frederick's Motto: Righteousness, Justice and Truth', with verses praising him below. Milner won the election, returning with a substantially increased Conservative majority.
[Ref: 35029]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Battle of the Pamphleteers. Or Newark Versus Newcastle.
The Battle of the Pamphleteers. Or Newark Versus Newcastle.
HB. [John Doyle.]
[Published by Edw.d McLean, 14, St Martin Court Leicester Square.] [n.d. c.1829.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 285 x 406mm (11¼ x 16"). Trimmed.
Satire on the pamphlet-war between Michael Sadler, M.P. for Newark, (on the left) and R.J. Wilmot Horton, M.P. for Newcastle-under-Lyme (on the right). They were recognized leaders in the controversy over remedies for unemployment and here fire their respective pamphlets at each other. Horton bestrides a small prancing hobby-horse, covered by a cloth inscribed 'Emigration' (indicating his preferred solution to the unemployment problem.
BM Satires: 15869.
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Blind Mans Buff with the poor.
Blind Mans Buff with the poor. There is none so Blind as him who will not see.
William Heath.
Pub Feb 12. 1830 by T.McLean 26 Haymarket - Sole Publishers of WH's etchings. [1834.]
Coloured etching. 260 x 370mm, 10¼ x 17½".
Wellington as Prime Minister, in civilian dress but wearing a military medal, stands with closed eyes, bending forward and extending his arms, surrounded by ragged and starving men and women. He says: 'I can't See you'. Some cry, 'Pray open your eyes'; others, 'have pity on us'. A woman seated on the ground, holding a child, extends a hand; a man holds out his hat for alms. This was an attack on Wellington for his Corn Law, which put punitive duty on imports, to protect English landowners but keeping the price of bread high despite food shortages. Despite many opponents (including Karl Marx) the Corn laws lasted until 1846.
BM: 16032.
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The Blockhead and Boot
The Blockhead and Boot Of all ye Fools that Pride can Boast...But Blunders on from its to ill.
[n.d. c.1762.]
Etching. 120 x 127mm. 4¾ x 5". Paper toning and foxing. Small nicks to the edges.
Pocket-sized satire. A centre pole rises from a large jack-bute. The person bowing profoundly before the boot is Arthur Murphy. Coming down the stairs is the Duke of Cumberland armed with a whip, followed by Edward, the Duke of York.
See BM Satires: 3977**.
[Ref: 17567]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Bob the Dog wot's Famous for Catching Rat's!
Bob the Dog wot's Famous for Catching Rat's!
[Engraved by Paul Pry, pseudonym for William Heath.]
[A small figure of Paul Pry, and with no address.] [n.d. c.1829.]
Fine hand-coloured etching. 350 x 215mm. 13¾ x 8½". Trimmed to image with false margins added.
Satire showing a politician as a dog in a ring catching his opponents in his mouth, urged on by Wellington; Cumberland as the terrier holds Peel between his jaws and Lord Eldon under his right front paw.
BM Satires: undescribed.
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In and Out, and turn about; or, The Game of Bob-Cherry.
In and Out, and turn about; or, The Game of Bob-Cherry. As it is now performing by the greatest Actors in the Nation [...]
[Printed for J. Williams, next the Mitre Tavern, Fleet Street. Price Six-pence]
Engraving and letterpress, sheet 310 x 170mm (12¼ x 6¾"), collector's stamp of Sir William Augustus Fraser of Ledclune lower right. Trimmed.
Satire on the 'triumvirate' government of George Grenville, Charles Wyndham, Earl of Egremont and George Montagu Dunk, Earl of Halifax which followed the resignation of Lord Bute in April 1763. Bute dangles a cherry on a string in front of his successors while Britannia despairs "Oh my foolish Children". On the right the countess of Yarmouth (an ally of William Pitt) and Henry Fox depart. Letterpress verses below.
This impression formerly in the collection of Sir William Augustus Fraser of Ledclune, fourth baronet (1826-98), politician and author. Fraser left his splendid collection of Gillray's caricatures to the House of Lords, a similar collection of H. B.'s caricatures and a unique set of portraits of former speakers to the House of Commons, along with various gifts to other libraries and institutions.

BM Satires 4032; L.2831; for another print from Fraser's collection see ref. 34591.
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Cicero Against Verres.
Cicero Against Verres.
I.B. [J.Boyne.]
London Pub.d by Boyne & Walker, No.11 Great Turnstile, Lincolns Inn Fields. Feb.y 7th 1787.
Engraving. 380 x 275mm. Trimmed to platemark at sides, liad on card. A few small repairs.
Edmund Burke calling for the impeachment of Warren Hastings, with Fox and Lord North on the right. Lower left is Britannia comforting a woman representing India. The text underneath is Cicero's Oration against Verres, with the names updated, including 'Verres' replaced with 'W_ H_'. Burke called Hastings the 'captain-general of iniquity'; who never dined without 'creating a famine'; his heart was 'gangrened to the core' and he resembled both a 'spider of Hell' and a 'ravenous vulture devouring the carcases of the dead'. The trial, which lasted from 1788 to 1795, ended with a 'Not Guilty' verdict.
BM: 7138.
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The Cat's-Paw.
The Cat's-Paw.
E.Brookes Del.t.
Pub'd by Marianne Humphreys St James's St.t.
Coloured engraving. 330 x 230mm. Trimmed to printed border and laid on card.
The cat, William IV, is being persuaded to pull the hot iron of reform from a blazing fire by a bewigged monkey.
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One of the Poor employed to mend the High Ways.
One of the Poor employed to mend the High Ways. Parish Characters in Ten Plates by Paul Pry Esqr.____Pl 10___
[Paul Pry.]
Pub Jun 12 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket sole Publisher of P Pry Caricatures-none are original without his name.
Hand-coloured etching with very large margins. Plate 361 x 254mm (14¼ x 10"). Some toning.
Brougham, wearing a barrister's wig, labours without reward breaking stones (inscribed 'Reform'). Brougham lamented that his support of the Ministry over Emancipation brought no reward, and was anxious to gain the place of Master of the Rolls (as here he says 'getting very hungry could swallow a whole batch of Rolls'). One of, or similar to, a set of 'Parish Characters' with an imitation of William Heath's signature.
Similar to BM Satires 15790 but with different publication line.
[Ref: 30497]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Bulletin, or Old Douro and his Aid's in a Consternation.
The Bulletin, or Old Douro and his Aid's in a Consternation.
IBB.
London Pubd. April 1830 by I Brooks Old Bond St.
Hand-coloured etching with small margins; paper watermarked: J Whatman 1830. Plate 249 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Staining.
Satire in response to the bulletins on George IV's final illness. Peel, dressed as a policeman (he had founded the Metropolitan Police the previous year), sits at a table between two colleagues, Ellenborough and Wellington (Marquis of Douro) who both stand, much agitated. On the table is a large paper: 'Bulletin. Troubled with difficulty in breathing!!!'
BM Satires: 16099.
[Ref: 30610]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Buy a Broom?!!
Buy a Broom?!!
John Birch del- Query - fecit. [G. Cruikshank.]
London Pubd May 13th 1825 by S.W. Fores 41 Piccadilly.
Hand-coloured etching, image 260 x 180mm. 10¼ x 7". Trimmed to plate. Trace of glue stains, from verso.
Lord Chancellor Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778-1868); wearing barrister's wig and bands, and over this a bodice and petticoat, all topped off with a spotted conical cap tied around his chin. He is likened to a street-seller of brooms, implying venality. By George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878).
BM Satires 14769.
[Ref: 25041]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Cabinet Curiosity.
A Cabinet Curiosity.
HB.
Pub.d by Edw.d Mc.Lean, 14. St. Martins Ct. Leicester Sq.re [n.d. c.1829.]
Coloured lithograph with very large margins. 427 x 297mm (16¾ x 11¾").
Lord Ellenborough, President of the Board of Control, walks in profile to left, holding an eye-glass, his left forefinger in his waistcoat pocket, dandified, his curls resting on his coat-collar.
BM Satires: 15827.
[Ref: 30642]   £260.00  
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The Caledonian Voyage to Moneyland.
The Caledonian Voyage to Moneyland. [To please] our Friends with Something new...Ore the Hills & far away.
[n.d. c.1762.]
Etching. 115 x 131mm. 4½ x 5¼". Paper toning and foxing. Small nicks to the edges.
Pocket-sized satire. On the sea-shore, near the "boot" tavern, with a large ship waiting to receive passengers, who crowd to her on the beach, and are being rowed towards her in small boats. Eager emigrants board her as she gets ready to pull up the anchor and head to moneyland and their hero, Lord Bute. See ref: 17552 for "The Caledonians Arival in Moneyland."
See BM Satires: 3856.
[Ref: 17554]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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A Change in the Head of Affairs.
A Change in the Head of Affairs.
[Paul Pry] Esq.
London, Published by Tho.s Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket. [n.d. c. January 1828.]
Hand-coloured etching. Plate 260 x 373mm (10¼ x 14¾"). Slight crease. Cut to platemark.
Satire on the change of Ministry which followed Goderich's resignation, after which the Duke of Wellington was summoned to Windsor by George IV and commissioned to form an administration. Here the King, depicted with a huge gouty foot, hands a wig to Wellington, who declares 'Happy I am to see the Whig discarded- I'll try and Administer something that shall fit your M_ better'. Goderich had been unable to hold together the fragile coalition of Tories and Whigs assembled by his predecessor, Canning, and resigned after only 144 days in office (which was still longer than Canning had managed!)
BM Satires: 15498.
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[Original pen & ink sketch for a newspaper cartoon.] Mr. Knowles, M.P. as a 'Cheap Jack'.
[Original pen & ink sketch for a newspaper cartoon.] Mr. Knowles, M.P. as a 'Cheap Jack'.
[1891.]
Pen & ink sketch, on board 320 x 555mm, with the published version from "The Reporter" newspaper, December 5, 1891, glued on reverse.
A satire on Sir Lees Knowles, M.P. for Salford 1886-1906. He acted as an auctioneer to raise money for an auction and found himself selling women's undergarments.
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A Game at Chess.
A Game at Chess. HB Sketches 215.
HB [John Doyle]. A. Ducote's Lithography. 70 St. Martins Lane.
Published by Tho.s Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket, July 31st 1832.
Lithograph. Size: 370 x 280mm. (14½ x 11").
A game of chess in which Charles Grey has William IV in checkmate. Grey (1764 - 1845) was a member of the Whig Party, who backed significant reform of the British government and was among the primary architects of the Reform Act in 1832. His administration also saw the abolition of slavery in the British Empire.
BM satires: 17204
[Ref: 31418]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Taking of Chusan.
The Taking of Chusan. H.B. Sketches No. 667.
H.B. [Monogram of John Doyle.] Printed at the General Lithgraphic Establishment, 70, St Martin's Lane.
Published Dec.r 31st 1840 by Tho.s M.cLean, 26, Haymarket.
Lithograph. Printed area 280 x 380mm, 11 x 15". With the blindstamp 'HB Subscriber's Copy'. Trimmed to printed border at top.
A satire of the 'Bedchamber Crisis', with the assault of the Conservative Party on the Whig government is compared to the taking of Zhousan during the First Opium War (1839-42). It shows Robert Peel in the stern and Wellington in the bow of a man-of-war's boat full of Conservatives, approaching a fort, on which Viscount Melbourne, dressed as a Chinaman, hangs a board inscribed: "Spare Us for the sake of our Women'. In 1839 Viscount Melbourne resigned as Prime Minister and Queen Victoria asked Peel to form a new government. However the Conservatives were a minority in the House of Commons, and so, fearing that forming a weak government would damage his future, Peel refused unless the Queen purged her ladies of the bedchamber, her closest companions, many of whom were the wives or daughters of whig politicians. No agreement was reached, so Melbourne was persuaded to stay on. On 8th December, 1840, the Times reported the assault on Zhousan: 'On landing, the troops found the city and suburbs abandoned by the inhabitants, with the exception of one man, who was holding up a board, with this inscription upon it - 'Save us for the sake of our wives and children'.' Doyle could nt let the opportunity for satire pass. The Conservatives continued to make headway and in 1841 Peel got a majority in the General Election, replaced Melbourne and removed the Whig ladies. As Victoria had married Albert in 1840 she relied on them less and so made no complaint.
The original sketch is in the British Museum Satire Colletion.
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Consolation, or Otium cum dignitate. [in ink]
Consolation, or Otium cum dignitate. [in ink] 33.
HB [John Doyle.]
London Pub.d by E. Mc.Lean, 14, St Martins Court, Leicester Sq.re [n.d. c.1829.]
Coloured lithograph, printed on J. Whatman 1829 paper; 285 x 420mm (11¼ x 16½").
Satire published around the time that the Emancipation Bill became law. Lord Eldon, who led the opposition to the bill, sits with his 'only Consolation', and enormous cheese (from which a small wedge has been cut) and a huge cut-glass goblet. Eldon in 1829 received "innumerable marks of respect and confidence" for his opposition to Emancipation. Like the Duke of York in 1825, he received a cheese from the Protestants of Cheshire.
BM Satires: 15876.
[Ref: 30666]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Arms of Oliver [Cromwell].
Arms of Oliver [Cromwell].
[n.d., c.1775.]
Engraved satirical armorial of Oliver Cromwell, the banner cartouche inscribed 'Pax Quæritur Bello' ('Peace is sought by war'). 85 x 60mm, 3½ x 2½".
The fictitious coat of arms of Oliver Cromwell (1599 - 1658), inscribed with the Latin motto of the Commonwealth, the republican government which ruled first England and Wales, and then Ireland and Scotland from 1649 to 1660, with Cromwell as Lord Protector. A severed and bleeding hand is held by an arm protruding from clouds, a dove of peace above.
[Ref: 12990]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Cunning Men. They have raised a Devil they cannot Iay again.
The Cunning Men. They have raised a Devil they cannot Iay again.
[Robert Seymour ?]
Pub by S Gans Southampton St Strand Feb 26th__1831.
Rare hand-coloured lithograph. 260 x 344mm (10¼ x 13½"). Trimmed, staining middle right.
Grey and Althorp, wearing cloaks, are within a circle edged by a low parapet of large books, spine upwards, each inscribed 'Law', and protected by a frieze of bayonets. They have made a small fire, producing clouds of smoke in which are burning two documents: 'Non Intervention' and 'Retrenchment'. Grey stands aghast, arms and wand extended, facing a huge winged Devil who leans towards him from the clouds, extending talons and holding a pitchfork. He wears a cap of Liberty with a tricolour cockade; a placard inscribed 'Reform' in large letters is spiked on his horns while 'Revolution' is inscribed on his forehead. Althorp, who is hooded, crouches to throw coins into the fire, an allusion to his budget; he holds a large purse.
BM Satires: 16584.
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A Cure for the Gout.
A Cure for the Gout. 91.
HB [John Doyle.] Printed by C. Motte, 23, Leicester Sq.
Published by Tho.s Mc.Lean 26 Haymarket_Nov.r 20th 1830.
Coloured lithograph. 284 x 391mm (11¼ x 15½"). Trimmed along upper edge.
Lord Holland, having received an important letter, rises eagerly from his chair saying 'I must away to town immediately'. A footman on the right observes 'that letter seems to have completely cured my Lord's gout'. When Grey undertook to form a Government he sent for Holland, and along with Lansdowne they set to work without consulting with Brougham or any member of the House of Commons.
BM Satires: 16335.
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Curious Inns And Outs.  Or  The Disputed Thunder!
Curious Inns And Outs. Or The Disputed Thunder!
Printed at 72 St. Martins Lane.
Published by T Mc.Lean, 26 Haymarket, Decr. 1842.
Lithograph, 305 x 410mm. Light foxing/staining. Trimmed to printed border at left, extreme upper left corner of border missing.
A satire on 1840s party politics during the Corn Law debates. The Corn Laws were import tariffs designed to support domestic British corn prices against competition from less expensive foreign-grain imports between 1815 and 1846. The Anti-Corn Law League, founded in 1838, was peacefully agitating for their repeal. By John Doyle (1797 - 1868), the Irish lithographer famously know by his 'H B' monogram that appears in the lower left of the image. Also 'Suscribers Copy' blindstamp below this.
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The Diaboliad.
The Diaboliad. To reign is worth ambition, tho' in Hell. Milton.
Lond[on] Mag[azine]. March 1777.
Etching, 115 x 180mm. 4½ x 7".
Political satire, illustration to 'The Diaboliad', a poem by William Combe published 1777 whose complete work was titled "The Diaboliad a poem. Dedicated to the worst man in His Majesty's dominions. Also, the Diabo-Lady: or, a match in hell". In this satire Simon Luttrell Irnham, 1st Earl of Carhampton, is the successful candidate about to be crowned successor to the Devil to reign in Hell (left). Other candidates, in line behind, include Charles James Fox and the young peer Thomas Lyttelton, 2nd Baron Lyttelton of Frankley. Various demons, imps and spectres appear in the background, including a vision of a weeping man in chains to centre. The full quote in the sub-text is John Milton writing on ambition from Paradise Lost "Here may we reign secure, and in my choice To reign is worth ambition, though in Hell. Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven." Plate to the London Magazine
BM Satires: 5424; for pair with 'The Diabo-Lady' see ref. 27545
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The Diaboliad. To reign is worth ambition, tho' in Hell.  Milton. [&] The Diabo - Lady.
The Diaboliad. To reign is worth ambition, tho' in Hell. Milton. [&] The Diabo - Lady.
Lond. Mag. March 1777. [&] Lond. Mag. April 1777.
Pair of etchings, each c.110 x 175mm. 4¼ x 7". 'Lady' tipped into album page.
Two scenes from William Combe's 'The Diaboliad a poem. Dedicated to the worst man in His Majesty's dominions. Also, the Diabo-Lady: or, a match in hell', a political satire. In the first scene Simon Luttrell Irnham, 1st Earl of Carhampton, is the successful candidate about to be crowned successor to the Devil to reign in Hell (left). Other candidates, in line behind, include Charles James Fox and the young peer Thomas Lyttelton, 2nd Baron Lyttelton of Frankley. In the second women petition a well-dressed Devil in Hell, who stands on his dais at left, his throne behind him, with demons, monsters and fantastical creatures in the background. Lettered below with five lines of verse from John Milton's Paradise Lost.
BM Satires 5424 & 5425.
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The Dis-Organist.
The Dis-Organist. HB Sketchs No.571.
HB [John Doyle.] A. Ducote's Lithogy.
Published by T. Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket 29.th Jany. 1839.
Coloured lithograph. 284 x 419mm (11¼ x 16½"). Some toning.
A musical image showing Lord Durham playing the organ discordantly, with Lord Roebuck blowing the bellows. Lord Brougham (far right) has put the instrument out of tune; at left, a woman (Queen Victoria) and a man (Lord Melbourne) are shocked by the noise. It was universally believed that Lord Durham had come home from Canada in a towering rage, and would give full vent to his feelings as soon as the opening of the Session of Parliament should afford him an opportunity. In this belief he is here represented playing "a can(n)on" on the organ. Mr. Roebuck, who, as the agent in this country of the Canadian House of Representatives, took a very large share in every debate on Canadian questions, is engaged in the humble office of blowing the bellows; but the united efforts of Lord Durham and himself produce nothing but discord.
BM Satires: undescribed.
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Look Here, upon this picture, and on this, Hamlet. Patriotism. Jealousy.
Look Here, upon this picture, and on this, Hamlet. Patriotism. Jealousy. "My purpose I will tell you fairly, has been, to the best of my power, day and night, week by week, month by month, to counterwork as well as I could the purpose of Lord Beaconsfield and God helping me I will continue to do so." See Mr. Gladstone's speech at Oxford, in The Times Jan.y 31. 1878. Result to England. Treason, Dynamite, Bloodshed, Surrender of British Interests, Increased Taxes, National Humiliation.
Ent. Sta Hall. Price 1/=
Published by Thomas Walters, Bognor.
Lithograph. TW: monogram stamp. 355 x 529mm. 14 x 20¾". Some tearing and nicks.
Cartoon illustrating the rivalry between Disraeli and Gladstone. The election of 1 April 1880 saw the conservative party under Benjamin Disraeli fall to the Liberals, under William Gladstone. They hated each other, a fact noticeable to all, including Queen Victoria. Gladstone stayed from 1880 until 1885 when he resigned and declined the Queen's offer of an Earldom. His 5 years saw an increase in war and bloodshed including the fall of General Gordon in Khartoum in 1885.
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The Dog In The Manger.
The Dog In The Manger.
London, Published 30th. November 1857, At 26, Haymarket.
Lithograph, sheet 410 x 320mm. 16¼ x 10½". Repaired tears from extremities, one just into image from above. Light soiling.
A political satire. The 'dog', here dressed as a cleric, is probably intended to represent Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784 – 1865), Prime Minister at the time of publication. He is depicted preaching a sermon at Exeter Hall on the north side of The Strand, London. The hall could hold about 3,000 people, and was used for holding religious and philanthropic meetings. The Dog in the Manger is a fable attributed to Aesop, concerning a dog who one afternoon lay down to sleep in the manger. On being awoken, he ferociously kept the cattle in the farm from eating the hay on which he chose to sleep, even though he was unable to eat it himself, leading an ox to mutter the moral of the fable: "People often begrudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves".
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Doing Homage.
Doing Homage. "_Thus they in lowliest plight, repentant bow_Mil[ton].
[Paul Pry] Esq.
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket where Political and other Caricatures are daily Pub. [n.d. c.1830.]
Hand-coloured etching. 380 x 260mm (15 x 10¼"). Trimmed to plate on right hand-side and upper edge. Tear in top and right hand-side edges. Holes in top right corner and bottom left corner. Damage to top left-hand corner.
One of many attacks on Peel and the Duke of Wellington, introducers of Catholic Emancipation. Here they pay homage to the Pope, with Wellington kissing the papal foot.
BM Satires: 15660.
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Doing Homage.
Doing Homage. _Thus they in lowliest plight, repentant bow_Mil[ton].
[Paul Pry] Esq.
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket where Political and other Caricatures are daily Pub. [n.d. c.1830.]
Hand-coloured etching. Paper watermarked, 'J Whatman 1829. Sheet size: 250 x 360mm (9¾ x 14¼"). Trimmed inside platemark. Repaired tear to top left edge of sheet. Small tear to top edge.
One of many attacks on Peel and the Duke of Wellington, introducers of Catholic Emancipation. The Pope sits in a Gothic chair as Wellington, in profile to the right, kneels at his feet, supporting the Pope's right foot, and kisses his toe. He wears civilian dress, but a plumed cocked hat lies beside him. Peel (left) stands behind, eagerly waiting his turn, his hands together as if in prayer. Each holds a rosary.
BM Satires: 15660.
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The Don_Key and Hunter. down on W_____n.
The Don_Key and Hunter. down on W_____n.
[Anon, c. November 1830]
Lithograph, sheet 230 x 240mm (9 x 9½"). Crease on right; repaired tear at bottom; lower right corner missing.
Mayor-elect John Key and Claudius Stephen Hunter, sit on the Duke of Wellington. One of many satires against Key which followed his advice that Wellington cancel the King's visit to Guildhall for the Lord Mayor's Day dinner on 9 November 1830, on the grounds that the Duke's assassination and a rebellion were planned.
Not in BM Satires
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The Don-Key Turn'd Mayor
The Don-Key Turn'd Mayor Or an Ass in the Chair.
[Anon., 1830.]
Lithograph, sheet 360 x 255mm. 14¼ x 10".
An ass with the head of Sir John Key (1794 – 1858), Lord Mayor of London, sits erect in an arm-chair, hind legs on a stool, forelegs extended towards a horse prancing towards him over a table. The horse represents Sir Claudius Stephen Hunter (1775 – 1851), a former Lord Mayor, and it looks at Key with startled eye and open mouth. The King and Duke of Wellington’s visit to Guildhall for the Lord Mayor’s Day dinner on 9th November was abandoned on Key’s advice; he feared riots and the Duke’s assassination. He and his colleagues were widely lampooned as a result.
BM Satires: 16307.
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He who talks and runs away May live to fight a Double Day.
He who talks and runs away May live to fight a Double Day.
[Anon., c.1832.]
Etching, sheet 205 x 265mm. 8 x 10½". Trimmed to plate.
Political satire; Thomas Doubleday (1790 - 1870), Newcastle-born poet, dramatist, biographer, radical politician and political economist creeps away from a rally (on the 'Town Moor' in the background) towards the safety of Cambois village in Northumberland (indicated by the sign). He is armed with sword and shield and progresses with caution. Doubleday devoted himself entirely to the cause of the people, and aided the Whig party by voice and pen in helping forward the reform agitation of 1832. He was secretary to the northern political union, and prominent in the agitation which the union prosecuted in aid of Earl Grey and the reforming party in parliament. At a great meeting held in Newcastle in 1832 he moved one of the resolutions. Warrants were drawn out for the arrest of Doubleday and others on the charge of sedition, but were never served, as the government went out of office in a few days. After the Reform Bill Doubleday, unlike many whigs, maintained his old position. His unbending integrity won for him the respect of both sides. He and Charles Attwood presented an address to Earl Grey on behalf of the northern political union, declaring the Reform Bill unsatisfactory to the people, and advocating some of the points afterwards adopted by the chartists. A pencil note on the print lower right alleges that Doubleday did not attend a meeting the military were expected to suppress.
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The Duchess Canvassing for her Favourite Member
The Duchess Canvassing for her Favourite Member When to the cause she puts her hand, / No doubt her fav'rites Poll must stand.
[after William Dent, c.1784]
Etching, rare, sheet approx 210 x 310mm (8¼ x 12½"). Trimmed inside platemark on top edge; offsetting; vertical creasing probably as issued; tear on right.
One of many satires on Georgiana, duchess of Devonshire (1757-1806), who canvassed effectively for Charles James Fox's whig party in the 1780s. In the 1784 election, George III and William Pitt were anxious for Fox to lose his seat, and satires against the Duchess were part of the campaign against Fox: 'Georgiana's very success in wooing voters made her a target for the pro-government press which launched a vicious campaign of calumny against her. The Morning Post led the attacks against her, beginning on 31 March 1784, with the insinuation that she was exchanging kisses for votes. Thereafter Georgiana was hounded by cartoons, handbills, ballads, and newspaper articles, all of which portrayed her as a sexually depraved woman who was corrupting the voters of Westminster' (DNB). Here, next to a sign reading 'Cockspur Street' (in the City of Westminster, but no doubt a double entendre here) the Duchess (covered with foxes' tails, as is another woman by her side) embraces a butcher, with her hand reaching under his apron while a chimney sweep (and his dog) look up her petticoat. On the right Lord Surrey (Charles Howard, 11th Duke of Norfolk) encourages a chimney sweep to vote for Fox. Surrey, a notorious drinker caricatured often by Gillray, holds a mug of beer and promises the sweep that Fox will 'reduce the price of gin and porter'. Copy in reverse of a print by William Dent (1783-93, fl.), and probably published in a periodical.
DNB; BM Satires 6527 (copy)
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Dusty Bob_the Partish Dustman. Parish Characters____by Paul Pry Esq.r____
Dusty Bob_the Partish Dustman. Parish Characters____by Paul Pry Esq.r____
(Paul Pry) Esqr.
Pub June 1st 1829 by S Gans 15 Southampton St Strand (Sole Publisher of P Prys Caricatures=(None are original without S Gans' name
Hand-coloured etching with large margins. Plate 362 x 260mm (14¼ x 10¼"). Stain bottom right.
Peel as a rat-catcher and 'Cad' to the Ministry ('Dusty Bob' was a favourite character in the stage version of 'Life in London'). Contemporary copy of the print by William Heath (Paul Pry) lacking 'Pl-3rd' inscription and published by Gans rather than McLean.
BM Satires: 15801 (copy)
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The September Sittings. _ A Demurrer.
The September Sittings. _ A Demurrer. Tros Tyriusve mihi nullo discrimine agetur. Virgil.
Pub.d by E. King, 25, Chancery Lane, Nov.r 3, 1825.
Coloured etching, rare. Sheet 290 x 220mm (11½ x 8¾") Repaired tear. Damaged.
John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon (1751-1838), out shooting, using the Purse of the Great Seal as his game bag. In it are a cock and goose, the traditional bag of the cockney sportsman, and a piglet. The Latin quotation, 'Trojan and Tyrian shall be treated by me impartially', refers to his duties as Lord Chancellor. Eldon was an ardent sportsman at Encombe, his country estate.
BM 14805
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How to Get Made an MP!!! Election Squibs & Crackers _ No.2.
How to Get Made an MP!!! Election Squibs & Crackers _ No.2.
W.Heath.
Pub July 19th 1830 by T McLEan 26 Haymarket. Election Caricatures executed for Gentlemen in 3 Hours.
Coloured etching with small margins. 260 x 360mm (10¼ x 14¼").
The candidate for MP proffers a bag of money to the borough patron. The latter has a rope around his neck which tethers him to the voters in his constituency, who he whose votes he promises to control in exchange for money. On the ground (left), on a paper inscribed 'Purity of Election', lies a big dead rat.
BM Satires: 16170.
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The Entomologist.
The Entomologist.
A Ducote's Lithog.y 70, St. Martins Lane.
Published by Thos McLean, 26, Haymarket Aug.t 8.th 1832.
Coloured lithograph. 306 x 445mm (12 x 17½"). Foxing and staining.
A fun scientific image. Brougham sits, paint-brush in hand, his right eye looking through a magnifying-glass fixed before a slide on which are insects. On a large drawing-board propped on his table is the Magnified View of the ' "Cimex lectularius" (Common Bug)', and beside it the insect 'Natural size'. The enlarged bug, as drawn by Brougham, has the head of Sugden, in a barrister's wig, which is turned in profile to gaze apprehensively at the artist. On the table is a completed drawing of a gnat-like insect with a barrister's head; other drawings are on the floor: a grasshopper wearing a bishop's wig and mitre; a caterpillar and butterfly, each with a human head (the latter, with horn-like antennae, resembles Ellenborough). Under the large table are drawers for specimens, and behind Brougham is a glass case of big butterflies.
BM Satires: 17224.
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The evil Counsellor.
The evil Counsellor.
HB [John Doyle.]
[I.B. Brookes.] [n.d. c.1831.]
Lithograph. 254 x 345mm (10 x 13½").
Satire on the creation of Peers: William IV sits with both hands on the crown. Brougham, the 'evil Counsellor' in the guise of the devil, leans over his shoulder to whisper 'you can make a New Batch ofthe young Fitz's...' (referring to the Earl of Munster and the other FitzClarences). Outside Cumberland and Eldon discuss the King, Eldon saying 'mind he'll play with that thing [his crown] until he lets it fall'.
BM Satires: 16936.
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Fish Stall Gazette! And 'Change Corner Chronicle.
Fish Stall Gazette! And 'Change Corner Chronicle. "All we like Sheep have done Astray." From our Special Correspondent. Whereas it having been noised abroad that the Editor of this Journal was either dead or left our good old town, or neglecting to do his duty, such rumours are not true...The above are correct portraits of a group of them as they appeared before the two lackies, Messrs. Sel-me and Davi-me, in Station Street, on the day they went to the hodge-podge dinner at Beeston Ryelands. [A numbered key follows with explanatory text.]
Printed by order of the Group, at the Barlame Office, Ardy Court, Beeston Ryelands.
Hand-coloured engraving and letterpress. 610 x 450mm. 24 x 17¾". Damaged.
Nottingham in 1800 was a very different place than it had been 100 years earlier, far greater changes were to take place in the next century. It was then that the term 'Lace Market' in relation to the area of the old borough came into use. In 1832 the first edition of William White's History, Gazeteer and Directory of Nottinghamshire was published, listing the various trades and occupations in the town. There were now 186 lace manufacturers and 70 hosiery manufacturers, which illustrates the relative changes of the two principal industries since 1799. 66 of the lace manufacturers lived in the Lace Market area, mainly on St. Mary's Gate, High Pavement and Stoney Street, whilst there were only 25 in the Hounds Gate locality. There were, however, still 12 hosiery manufacturers in the Lace Market area. White's Directory also lists 257 bobbin-net makers and explains that 'these are Lace-net makers who employ machines and sell their net in the brown state to merchants and manufacturers, who finish it for the home and foreign markets'. There were only 14 of these makers in the Lace Market area and they were mainly on the fringe in Barker Gate, Hollowstone and Woolpack Lane. In addition, there were 546 bobbin-net makers in the four industrial villages nearest to the town, Radford, Lenton, Basford and Sneinton.
[Ref: 20680]   £360.00  

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Forty Six and Fifty Six.
Forty Six and Fifty Six.
Publish'd according to Act Sep.r 21st. 1756 by Edwards & Darly, at the Acorn opposite Hungerford Market Strand.
Engraving with old colour. 195 x 325mm.
Two views comparing England in 1746 and 1756. On the right is 1746, with patriotic British troops marching to defend their country from the Jacobite Rebellion, watched by George II and the Duke of Cumberland. On the left the troops are Hessian mercenaries, brought in to protect against a possible French invasion, only interested in discussing their pay. On the wall are the Duke of Newcastle and Mr Henry.Fox, later Baron Holland, the most unpopular politician of his day.
BM: 3477.
[Ref: 6848]   £280.00  
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