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A Thing! That Drinks and Smokes.
A Thing! That Drinks and Smokes. A Man! Who Thinks and Acts.
Johnston sc. Geo: Cruikshank.
London: William Tweedie, 337, Strand.
Hand-coloured engraving. Sheet: 400 x 280mm Laid on card.
A Temperance placard warning against the dangers of drinking. The image shows an unhealthy looking figure offering a young man, walking back from his work at Crystal Palace, a beer. The young worker refuses the beer. Below the image are two accounts, one for each of the figures, each warn against the dangers or drink and project the benefits of drinking water.
[Ref: 46636]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Finishing of an Aldermans Picture.
The Finishing of an Aldermans Picture.
Pubd. Jany. 1. 1773 by MDarly 39 Strand.
Etching, 245 x 175mm. 9¾ x 7".
A fashionable lady and gentleman arranged on a chaise longue in an interior. This seems to be a City of London alderman's wife being amused by her young lover, who adds cuckold's horns to her husband's (identifiable) portrait on the wall behind. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.3' upper left and '8' upper right.
BM Satires: undescribed. Guildhall Library: 18371.
[Ref: 14515]   £320.00  
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The Pitmens Ejectment, or the Battle of Friars Goose.
The Pitmens Ejectment, or the Battle of Friars Goose.
[Anon., 1832.]
Etching, 220 x 320mm. 8¾ x 12½". Crease into upper part of plate. Some soiling.
Constables and civilians armed with muskets forcibly remove furniture from the cottages on the right, while a crowd of miners in the background hurl missiles at the armed men. In the foreground (right) two well-dressed constables with truncheons seize a harmless-looking man who stands beside a pile of household goods: mattress, grandfather-clock, and two neat chairs. The miners' houses were the property of the colliery owners and they were needed for the new, non-union, workers. A force of armed constables, aggressively carrying out evictions at Friar's Goose at East Gateshead, Northumberland, was attacked by the miners, who seized and used their guns and assailed them with stones. Soldiers were sent for from Newcastle and mass arrests were made.
BM Satires: 17091.
[Ref: 13677]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Real Independence Alias Reelingdependence.
Real Independence Alias Reelingdependence.
[Anon., c.1826.]
Woodcut, sheet 235 x 260mm. 9¼ x 10¼". Sheet trimmed. A few stain spots.
Political satire; a drunken gentleman with a bottle in one hand and glass in the other, as a political banner design. Possibly the figure is intended to be Henry Thomas Liddell, first Earl of Ravensworth (1797 -1878), though there appears no great evidence of a reputation for drunkenness. In February 1826 Liddell unsuccessfully contested the county of Northumberland in the Tory interest. At the general election in June of the same year, after a poll of fifteen days, in which great sums of money were spent, Liddell and Matthew Bell were returned. An interesting piece of local popular political printing. See ref:13688
[Ref: 13693]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Aminadab.
Aminadab.
Pubd. accordg. to Act by MDarly Novr. 2d. 1771 No.39 Strand.
Etching, 155 x 105mm. 6 x 4".
A man standing in profile, his mouth wide open as if declaiming. He wears a low broad-brimmed hat, and is plainly dressed. His gloved hands appear to be clasped upon his stomach. Perhaps the portrait of a dissenting preacher. 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 '11' upper right.
BM Satires: 4914.
[Ref: 14151]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Anglo-Gallic Salutations in London_or  Practice makes perfect!
Anglo-Gallic Salutations in London_or Practice makes perfect! "Gode a morning Sare, did it rain towmorrow? "yase it vas"
G.C.k sculp.
Pub.d June 6th 1822 by G. Humphrey- 27 S.t James's Stre.t London.
Fine hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"). Trimmed inside platemark; staining.
A comic scene in which two French men staying in London greet each other in ungrammatical English outside the White Bear, Piccadilly. 'The Original Paris Coach Office' advertising coaches to France. Pair to 'Anglo-Parisian Salutations' (ref. 43642). Etching by George Cruikshank (1792-1878). The son of a notable satirist (who died following a drinking match when George was only 19, leaving him as the family breadwinner), Cruikshank was a prolific and celebrated caricaturist from an early age. Alongside contemporaries such as Rowlandson and Gillray, he ridiculed the excesses of late Georgian Britain with devastating effectiveness (George IV eventually paid him 'not to caricature His Majesty in any immoral situation'). In the 1830s he left behind single-sheet satires such as this to begin a second career as a book illustrator, working with Charles Dickens and other leading writers.
BM Satire 14440.
[Ref: 47119]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Apocrypha Combatants. Being a Series of Twelve Caricatures, Illustrative of that Controversy.]
[Apocrypha Combatants. Being a Series of Twelve Caricatures, Illustrative of that Controversy.]
[Published by Thomas Sinclair, West Regester Street Edinburgh, n.d., 1828.]
Oblong quarto, original card covers, stitched, ink mss. title, rubbed; 16 lithographs (5 with old colour) from the two 'Apocrypha Combatants' series (1-5, 8-12 of the First Series, 1-6 of the second series; and six further lithographs in the same style. Lacking title sheets. Scarce collection. Some wear, one of the extra plates with a tear into image.
A scarce series of caricatures satirising the controversy over which of the Apocrypha should be included in the bible. Andrew Mitchell Thomson (1779–1831) resigned from the British and Foreign Bible Society in 1824, on the grounds that they had bound up the Apocrypha with the Bible. He used his ‘Christian Instructor’ to condemn them, creating this controversy, lasting until 1836. Apocrypha means 'hidden things' in Greek. The Apocryphical books of the Bible fall into two categories: texts which were included in some canonical version of the Bible at some point, and other texts of a Biblical nature which have never been canonical. Thomas Sinclair (1805-81), born in the Orkney Isles, studied lithography in Edinburgh. He had emigrated to Philadelphia by 1833, where he worked for Kennedy & Lucas before setting up his own firm in 1838. He was one of the first printers in Philadelphia to experiment with colour lithography.
See BM Satire: 15573, etc. As the BM only has 1-6 of the second series it is unlikely more were published (they have only a photostat of plate 2.)
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The First of April.
The First of April.
[Anon., c.1780]
Etching, platemark 160 x 100m (6 x 4"). Small margins.
Satire on a dissolute aristocrat, probably first issued in a magazine. A richly dressed young man, his hair tied in an elaborate queue, grasps a creditor, who holds a lengthy bill amounting to £500, by the shoulder and raises his stick at him; to the right, three other creditors look on in alarm, one holding a bill amounting to £2000; to the left, are two young women with hair dressed high one holding a lapdog; a monkey, dressed like the young man, squats on a chair aiming a gun at the creditors and two small dogs bark. On the wall behind are six pictures illustrating forms of self destruction: a huntsman is attacked by his hounds; a fallen rider is kicked by his horse; a man pulls down his own house on his head; a man sitting in front of a mirror places a gun in his mouth; two lovers on a bed are surprised by the woman's husband who stabs the man with his sword; two men fight a duel under the gaze of an owl, or parrot, on a stand while a body hangs from a gallows in the distance.
[Ref: 43918]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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An Artiste!!! My First Subject!! dont you think it is well Got Up!
An Artiste!!! My First Subject!! dont you think it is well Got Up! Tregears Flights of Humour No.36.
London Pubd by GS Tregear 123 Cheapside. [n.d. c.1835.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 375 x 279mm. 14¾ x 11".
A man standing in a churchyard with a pickaxe and shovel over one shoulder, and a sack slung over the other.
[Ref: 18399]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Simply Asking for It.
Simply Asking for It.
E. Ingham.
Ink drawing. Sheet: 155 x 180mm (6 x 7").
A portrait of a woman with a sprig of mistletoe in her mouth.
[Ref: 44706]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Henry Augustus Mug, A Witty Cockney.
Henry Augustus Mug, A Witty Cockney.
Publish'd Sept.r. 1. 1808 by Lauire & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 180 x 220mm (7 x 8½ "). Trimmed, some damage on left edge, foxing.
Heading to to a song: 'Sung with unbounded Applause by Mr. Liston, in the New Play called The Africans; or War, Love, and Duty: written by George Colman, the Younger'. Refrain: '. . . won't you, won't you, come Mr. Mug ?' A young man stands singing on the boards of a theatre; trees form a background. 'Mr Mug', enslaved in Africa by 'a trading blackamoor', became 'his black Mandingo Majesty's white Minister of State'.
BM Satire 11205.
[Ref: 46483]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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The Author and his Family.
The Author and his Family.
T. Webley sculpsit.
Published by C. Johnson. [n.d., c. 1780.]
Engraving. Sheet: 210 x 130mm (8¼ x 5"). Foxing.
A comic scene showing the struggles of an author, the author shown sitting at his desk watches as his sons fight with each other, his haggard wife shouts and points at a baby, a printer approaches him and two men walk through the door.
[Ref: 43959]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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A Serious Affair.
A Serious Affair. Which happen'd on Lord Mayor's Day, near Battersea Bridge.
Published 16th. Decr. 1793 by Robt. Sayer & Co. Fleet Street, London.
Etching, 200 x 250mm. 8 x 9¾".
A rowing boat has capsized on the Thames at Battersea.
[Ref: 10376]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Critical Observations upon Beauty.
Critical Observations upon Beauty.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Engraving. Sheet: 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"). Trimmed.
An interior scene in which a man with the head of a beast, standing next to a young woman, inspects a drawing of a demon, other pictures of demonic creatures stand around them.
[Ref: 43659]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Frenchmen in Billingsgate
The Frenchmen in Billingsgate
Printed and Published by W. Davison Alnwick.
Etching, platemark 170 x 235mm (6¾ x 9½") large margins. Some slight foxing.
Fight between a man and a woman in Billingsgate Market, London. The market was a the centre of London's trade in fish and seafood, as indicated by a woman holding a lobster. Etching published by William Davison, publisher of popular prints and satires, and pharmacist, usually referred to as Davison of Alnwick after the Northumberland town where he lived. In the period between 1812 and 1817, Davison produced a number of caricatures often based on better known prints.
[Ref: 43835]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Bird's Eye Views of Society. No. VII.
Bird's Eye Views of Society. No. VII. The Picture Sale.
[Richard Doyle.] Dalziel. [George & Edward Dalziel.]
[London: Smith Elder, 1864.]
Wood engraving. 222 x 330mm. 8¾ x 13". Two folds, as normal, small nicks and tears, small creases.
Inside the Royal Academy; men standing in the centre of a picture-lined room surrounding an auctioneer mid-auction. Women and children in the near two corners buying small trinkets. 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: 26886]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Black Joke!! or, the Jew Harper and Demi-rep Countess, alias the Amorous Chambermaid, in her Cabin, in board the Polacre.
The Black Joke!! or, the Jew Harper and Demi-rep Countess, alias the Amorous Chambermaid, in her Cabin, in board the Polacre.
Published September, 1820, by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate Hill.
Very fine Hand-coloured etching. Plate 349 x 247mm. 13¾ x 9¾". Vertical and horizontal folds, as normal.
A man dressed as a turk is playing a harp. A woman sits beside him with her arm wrapped around him pointing towards a music score "Black Joke."
BM Satires: 13856.
[Ref: 16175]   £380.00  
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"Wat for youm say Blacka man? Gentl-folks say em man o'color." "What colour nigger?_" "Em wish no wot color? Why em Flech color, em grinnin Fool!"
London, Pub by A. Park, 47, Leonard St. Finsbury. [n.d. c.1845.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 285 x 225mm. 11¼ x 9". Laid on album page.
Inside a tavern; a grinning server holding a tankard leans back away from a black man who is dressed in the stereotypical manner of the 1840s with a top hat, and depicted with large protruding lips. The black man leans forward bearing a toothy scowl at the 'white' man's racial injustice.
[Ref: 21397]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Blooming Peach and Shrivell'd Apple, or Amorous Notions at Fourscore.
The Blooming Peach and Shrivell'd Apple, or Amorous Notions at Fourscore.
Printed for Carrington Bowles. Map & Printselleer, No. 69 in St. Paul's Chruch Yard, London. Publish'd as the Act directs [date erased].
Coloured mezzotint. 246 x 350mm. Minor surface rubbing and crease on lower right.
No. 271. This number means it was part of a series probably issued by Bowles and Carver c.1780.
BM: 4536.
[Ref: 137]   £350.00  
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Sketches of Character.
Sketches of Character. I Haxes Parden Marm, Boots if you Please.
[William Heath.]
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket where political & other caricatures are Daily Pub.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 380 x 260mm (15 x 10¼") large margins.
A comic portrait of a boot boy standing holding a pair of polished shoes in one hand and foot rest under his arm.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 43640]   £240.00  
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Military Amusement at Liverpool
Military Amusement at Liverpool
[n.d., c.1800.]
Etching. Sheet: 195 x 325mm (7¾ x 12¾"). Trimmed, paper loss in bottom left corner. Laid on an album sheet. Creasing.
A comic scene showing General Godfrey Bosville (later 3rd Baron Macdonald of Sleat)(1775-1832) riding on the back of another man running a race against a smaller figure who runs behind. Bosville was a successful race horse breeder.
[Ref: 46201]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Prodigal Son Taking Leave. He gathered all together and took his journey into a far country St. Luke Ch. XV.verse 13. Plate 1.
The Prodigal Son Taking Leave. He gathered all together and took his journey into a far country St. Luke Ch. XV.verse 13. Plate 1. [&] The Prodigal Son Revelling with Harlots, He wasted his substance with riotous living. St. Luke ChXV verse 13. Plate 2. [&] The Prodigal Son in Misery, He fain would have filled his belly with the husks the swine did eat. St. Luke Ch. XV verse 16. Plate 3. [&] The Prodigal Son returned home reclaimed, Father I have sinned against heaven, and in they sight and am no more worthy to be called the son. Plate 4.
[After Robert Dighton.].
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, No.69 St Paul's Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs 1792.
Set of four mezzotints. 350 x 250mm. A fine matching set in modern frames.
Depicting the parable of the Prodigal Son in late 18th century England, where the Protestant interpretation of the parable required the son to repent, and be worthy of his father's forgiveness. He would consequently be forgiven by God. 1. The hall of a country-house. A waiting coach with two servants is seen through the open door (right). A young man in riding-dress takes leave of his mother. A weeping young woman (left) and the father (right) complete the group. A carpet and pilastered walls give an impression of luxury. Numbered 618. 2. The young man sits on a sofa, his arm round a courtesan. Another (right) leans on her elbows on the back of a chair, tilting it against a square card-table, on which are cards, dice, decanters of 'Burgundy' and 'Hock', &c. A cocked hat, a mask, two tickets for a 'Masquerade', and a 'Cock fighting' advertisement lie on the floor. On the sofa is a domino. On the wall are two sporting prints: a prize fight, and horses passing the winning-post. Between them is an oval miniature of a man (bust portrait). The room is luxuriously furnished. Numbered 619. 3. The young man, ragged and melancholy, sits outside a pigsty holding some of the pea-pods from a heap, at which two pigs are guzzling. Behind is a large tree, and (right) a distant village church. Numbered 620. 4. The young man, dressed as in plate 3, advances towards his father who stands on the serpentine drive leading to his house, one corner of which can be seen on the left, with a figure of Fame poised on the corner of the roof. Behind the Prodigal, a servant in livery holds out shoes and stockings. Three women wait expectantly in a gateway. Numbered 621 Robert Dighton (1752 - 1814) was a draughtsman, well known for designs of satirical prints. Carington Bowles (1724 - 1793) was the son of John Bowles (q.v.), to whom he was apprenticed in 1741, and with whom he was in partnership as John Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse, Cornhill, London, from 1752 or 1753. He later took over the business of his uncle, Thomas Bowles II (q.v.) in St Paul's Churchyard. It has been assumed that Carington moved to St Paul's Churchyard in 1766.
BM:8227.8228.8229.8230
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[Tregears Black Jokes. N.o.8.] The Breaking Up.
[Tregears Black Jokes. N.o.8.] The Breaking Up.
W Summers. del.t. Hunt sculp.t.
Published by G S Tregear 123 Cheapside London.
Aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 215 x 285mm (8½ x 11¼"). Trimmed around image and text.
A social dance with violin accompaniment. From Gabriel Shire Tregear's series 'Black Jokes, being a series of laughable caricatures on the march of manners amongst blacks' published in 1834. The prints were adapted from an earlier American publication, Edward W. Clay's 'Life in Philadelphia', of 1828-30.
[Ref: 40817]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Neglected Tar.
The Neglected Tar.
[Published Oct.r 1st. 1791 by Rob.t Sayer & Co. Fleet Street London.]
Mezzotint. 300 x 250mm (11¾ x 9¾") Trimmed at bottom, losing the text of a song and inscription, small tear in title.
A ragged-trousered sailor looks on in envy as the affluent give their coins to pedlars with clothed dancing dogs rather than reward his service.
[Ref: 39324]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Brothers in Law! or the Finishing Flourish of a City Officer!! Going Going
Brothers in Law! or the Finishing Flourish of a City Officer!! Going Going" Last time Going" See Proceedings at Guildhall Times Oct 1.st 1827.
Pub Oct 5 1827 by J Fairburn Broadway Ludgate Hill.
Hand-coloured etching. 248 x 362mm. 9¾ x 14¼". Trimmed.
The Recorder Newman Knowlys tied to a post and being whipped by Sheriff Farebrother using a 'cat o' nine tails'. An old fish wife on the left says 'Vell this here ought to be recorded'. The Recorder had refused to remit a sentence of flogging at Farebrother's request and to apologise for it.
Collage: p5432313.
[Ref: 25611]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Brought to trouble & woe, By Cards, Dice, and E.O.
Brought to trouble & woe, By Cards, Dice, and E.O. 363.
Printed for & Sold by Bowles & Carver. No.69 St Paul's Church Yard, London.
Published as the Act directs 25 April 1801.
Mezzotint with large margins. Plate 152 x 115mm (6 x 4½").
A man seated at a table, on which he leans his elbows; his puckered face with distress? One of a number of half-length caricatures in ovals or roundels after Dighton. This is state ii/ii: title altered and republished.
BM Satires: 7820. CS: undescribed.
[Ref: 30890]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Burthens of Plenty.
The Burthens of Plenty.
H.R. [?]
[Pub]d by M Darly Feb.y 24 1777 39 Strand
Etching, platemark 245 x 350mm (9½ x 13¾"); large margins on 3 sides.
An expensively-dressed and enormously fat man heads towards an eating-house advertising 'Good Eating & Cool Rooms', supporting his weight with the help of a wheelbarrow. Behind him his porter, underfed and dressed in rags, struggles to carry bottles of wine and a huge basket of food (including a turtle). On the left is a shop advertising 'Dinners & shirt washed for 2 pence', the implication being that the pair have just emerged from there. Published by the husband and wife partnership of Matthew and Mary Darly, who were prolific publishers of caricature and social satire during the 1770s.
BM Satires 5433
[Ref: 40795]   £260.00  
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A Butterfly of the Social Season 1829.
A Butterfly of the Social Season 1829. at Home. In Flight. Crysalis.
W. Sharp del.t. Printed by C. Hullmandel.
London, Pub.d by J. Dickinson, 114. New Bond Street.
Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 210 x 250mm (8¼ x 10"). Marking and stains.
Three portraits of a woman, the woman on the left is shown as she would dress at home, the middle is dressed for going out while the third is dressed for bed.
[Ref: 43795]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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The Genius of History, or dressing for a Mask'd Ball at Naples
The Genius of History, or dressing for a Mask'd Ball at Naples
[Pub. October 1820 by G. Humphrey 27 St. James's St]
Rare etching with fine hand-colouring, watermarked paper 'CM 1819'; platemark 215 x 280mm (8½ x 11") very large margins. Tear in bottom left corner.
Princess Caroline, consort of the future George IV, changing her dress attended by Bartolomeo Bergami., her major-domo. During the regency Caroline was excluded from court and left the country to travel around the Mediterranean with Bergami. The Prince Regent, desirous of grounds for divorce, employed spies to watch Caroline and received almost weekly reports of her scandalous and improper behaviour: she was alleged to have shared a bed with Bergami on board a sailing vessel in the Bay of Naples, and to have allowed him to watch her bathe. This print refers to a ball in Naples (Vesuvius can be seen through the window) at which Caroline wore three different costumes, with Bergami said to have watched her change. One of her costumes was the Genius of History, with arms and breasts bare. Another witness claimed to have heard the couple speaking French, including the words 'mon coeur' ('my heart'), as here. Publication line taken from the impression in the British Museum, who attribute the print to Theodore Lane.
BM Satires 13890
[Ref: 41478]   £280.00  
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Chacun sa Catégorie.
Chacun sa Catégorie. Organisation du Travail.
Imp. de Plista, rue des Lions St. Paul. 10.
en Vente chez Renault, rue du Temple, 61. [n.d. c.1850.]
Lithograph. 317 x 255mm. 12½ x 10". Some tears into right hand edge.
Society: two couples sat in a dining room eating and drinking champagne; workers seen through the window with wheelbarrows and pick-axes.
[Ref: 26619]   £85.00   (£102.00 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. Plate: 210 x 220mm (8¼ x 8¾") very large margins. Foxing in plate.
Three dandies ogling a shop girl through a window, showing their lechery in different ways.
BM Satires 14995. Hickman p.63.
[Ref: 39883]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Miss Ch___ly.
Miss Ch___ly. In the Character of Iphegenia at the Grand Jubilee Ball after the Venetian manner in the Day time [...]
[Anon.]
1749 June 3 ye Act.
Etching, platemark 325 x 200mm (12¾ x 8"). Foxing; horizontal folds.
One of several similar satirical representations of Elizabeth Chudleigh (c.1720-88) as she is alleged to have appeared at the Venetian Ambassador's Masquerade on May 1 1749. As T.A.B. Corley describes the event (Oxford DNB): 'she wore a smile, some foliage rather low round her middle, and a covering of the flimsiest flesh-coloured gauze. Princess Augusta reacted to this audacious impression of nakedness by throwing her veil over Elizabeth. The infatuated George II asked if he could place his hand on her bare breasts; with great presence of mind, she offered to put it on a still softer place and guided it to the royal forehead. Far from taking offence, the king gave her a 35 guinea watch and made her mother a housekeeper at Windsor. The prints, rushed out to gratify the public's lubricious curiosity, show her to have been well built, with a comely face.' Horace Walpole, in a letter written on May 3, wrote 'Miss Chudleigh was Iphigenia, but so naked that you would have taken her for Andromeda'. A few days later Mrs Montagu wrote to her sister 'she [Chudleigh] was Iphigenia for the sacrifice, but so naked the high priest might easily inspect the entrails of the victim.' Despite having already married, Chudleigh later bigamously married the Duke of Kingston. She later travelled to St Petersburg, where she bought an estate which she named Chudleigh, and set up a vodka distillery. She then moved to Paris and purchased a mansion at Montmartre and a 300-bedroomed estate at St Assise, just outside Paris.
BM Satires 3033; for another satire on the same event see ref. 37647.
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La Civilisation Aux Iles Marquises.
La Civilisation Aux Iles Marquises. Un Fruit De La Civilisation.
[Artist's signature in image.] Imp. d'Aubert & Cie.
Chez Pannier Edit. R. du Croissant, 16. [Paris, c.1840.]
Lithographic magazine illustration, letterpress to verso, sheet 370 x 255mm. 14½ x 10". Folds. Tatty left extremity.
French colonial/racial satire; a tattooed inhabitant of French Polynesia is surprised that his infant has pale skin, to which a Frenchman replies that the child is already 'un fruit de la civilisation francaise!'.
[Ref: 13190]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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The Dignifyd Clerical Macaroni.
The Dignifyd Clerical Macaroni.
Pubd. accorg. to Act Octr. 6, 1772 by M.Darly 39 Strand.
Etching, 175 x 250mm. 7 x 9¾".
A portly cleric out shooting is encouraged by his footman to 'Run, my Lord, run' after a scampering partridge disturbed from its ground cover. The parson appears unwilling, or perhaps unable, to chase the bird. Numbered '19' upper right. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates.
[Ref: 14088]   £260.00  
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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.
Pub.d. Nov.r. 1.st 1815 by Tho.s Tegg 111 Cheapside.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 245 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½ "). Trimmed within plate, crease in bottom left corner. Time stained.
A comic scene by Charles Williams in which a vicar encourages his congregation to give generously into the collection plate.
BM Satire 16252
[Ref: 46059]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Comfort for an Old Maid.
Comfort for an Old Maid.
[After Woodward.]
[After P. Roberts.]
Drawing. J. Green 1820 watermark. Sheet: 240 x 370mm (9½ x 14½"). Staining.
A drawing after Woodwards etching c.1800 published by P. Roberts showing an old woman with an oversized hand muff sitting in a chair conversing with her footman.
[Ref: 43626]   £240.00  
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Coming out of Church.
Coming out of Church.
[Paul Pry] Esq.r
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket where Political and other Caricatures are daily Publishing. [?June 1828.]
Hand-coloured etching. Plate 260 x 374mm (10¼ x 14¾").. Trimmed along lower edge with small margins elsewhere.
Satire on the Act to abolish Church Briefs and to provide for the better collection and application of voluntary contributions for enlarging and building churches, brought in by Peel in May 1828. John Bull is prevented from exiting church by two bishops making a barrier by holding out a collecting-plate. The one on the left is probably Manners-Sutton, the other is probably intended for Howley. On the left pillar is a notice headed Easter Dues; on the right are two others headed Notice Poors Rate and Church Rates. A large bill is headed G. R— and signed R Peel.
BM Satires: 15536.
[Ref: 30512]   £220.00  

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Tregears Black Jokes. N.o.10. The Concert.
Tregears Black Jokes. N.o.10. The Concert.
W Summers. del.t. Hunt sculp.t.
Published by G S Tregear 123 Cheapside London.
Hand coloured aquatint. Rare. Plate: 355 x 250mm, (14 x 9¾").
A social scene in several figures play musical instruments and sing to an audience. From a series titled 'Black Jokes, being a series of laughable caricatures on the march of manners amongst blacks', and it was published in 1834. The prints derive from an American publication, Edward W. Clay's 'Life in Philadelphia', of 1828-30.
[Ref: 35067]   £360.00  
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Clerical Sketches, No.2.  The New Conductor.
Clerical Sketches, No.2. The New Conductor. The Opposition.
Augs. Butler, Lith. Stannard & Dixon, Imp. ['WP' monogram in image lower right.]
London, Published Novr. 6th. 1857, by Stannard & Dixon, 7, Poland St.
Lithograph, sheet 380 x 280mm. 15 x 11". Horizontal and vertical crease.
A politician caricatured as a London coachman.
[Ref: 8990]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Clerical Sketches, No.1.  The Old Conductor.
Clerical Sketches, No.1. The Old Conductor. The Regular.
Augs. Butler, Lith. Stannard & Dixon, Imp. ['WP' monogram in image lower right.]
London, Published Novr. 6th. 1857, by Stannard & Dixon, 7, Poland St.
Coloured lithograph, sheet 380 x 280mm. 15 x 11".
Although it is apparently a public coach, with destinations including Lambeth, Westminster and St Paul's, it is decorated with a bishop's mitre. It is a satire on the old school of preachers, capable of putting their congregation to sleep.
[Ref: 8989]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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The Confessional or Lord Lion Heart, and the Yorkshire Buzzard a Rev.d Bird of Prey.
The Confessional or Lord Lion Heart, and the Yorkshire Buzzard a Rev.d Bird of Prey.
[1819 watermark.]
Wood engraving, printed area 210 x 280mm. 8¼ x 11".
Not in BM.
[Ref: 14686]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Confirmation.
Confirmation. Clergyman_First Boy, Have you ever been Confirmed? Boy_No Sir but I've been Waxinated.
G. Hunt sc.
London. Published 1.st Jan.y 1831, by S. Gans, 15 Southampton St.t. Convent Garden.
Hand coloured aquatint. Plate: 365 x 260mm (14¼ x 10¼"). Small margins.
A comic print in which a clergyman addresses a group of boys in a church, the rest of the congregation laugh as one boy misunderstands a question.
Hickman: p.110.
[Ref: 41372]   £280.00  
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The Contrast
The Contrast
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles / No 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard London
Engraving, with fine 18th century watermark; sheet 200 x 150mm (8 x 6"). Trimmed to image.
The contrast is between a sturdy Englishman and thin, foppish Frenchman, a common theme for the publisher Carington Bowles.
[Ref: 33705]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Cooks Rout, or High Life Below Stairs.
The Cooks Rout, or High Life Below Stairs. [What fools are common servants, that go on in the same vulgar track every day!]
[Publish'd as the Act directs April 28th 1796 by J. Evans, 41 Long Lane, London]
Engraving with partial colour, rare. Sheet 175 x 230mm (7 x 9"). Trimmed into plate and around title, laid on album paper.
A party of well-dressed people taking tea in a kitchen. The colour is limited to the standing man's buttons.
[Ref: 32955]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A Country Amusement, Bull Baiting.
A Country Amusement, Bull Baiting.
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles No.69 St Paul's Church Yard, London. [n.d., c.1784.]
Engraving, 170 x 260mm. Publication line excised.
The popular amusement of bull baiting in the central part of this satire. The onlookers have the hawkers and pickpockets preying on them.
[Ref: 763]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Le coup de Vent
Le coup de Vent Ou le désagrément des Etoffes légères.
A Paris chez Jean, Rue St. Jean de Beauvais, no. 10 [c.1820]
Etching with early hand-colouring, sheet 185 x 280mm (7¼ x 11"). Trimmed inside platemark. Slight foxing.
'The gust of wind, or the nuisance caused by light fabrics'.Alarm is caused amongst a young woman's companions as her dress flies up.
[Ref: 40224]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Court Gossops
The Court Gossops
[Anon., 1732]
Engraving, sheet 185 x 305mm (7¼ x 12"). Folds; trimmed to image.
Frontispiece to 'The Christening', a 1732 verse satire on a famous court scandal. In 1732 Anne Vane, mistress of Frederick, prince of Wales, gave birth to a son, who the prince acknowledged as his, although the paternity was disputed by Vane's other lovers. Vane and the prince are shown here seated on a bed (right), surrounded by courtiers (mostly drinking). The book-case on the left is filled with suggestive titles ('The Art of Love', 'The Fair Concubine' etc).
[Ref: 45452]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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A Meeting of Creditors.
A Meeting of Creditors. Assemblée de Créanciers.
J. Boyne del.t. W. Nutter Sculp.t.
[1789.]
Stipple, scarce. Sheet: 525 x 410mm (20¾ x 16"). Trimmed within plate, publication line missing. Trimmed to image along top edge.
An accountancy scene showing a room in which a standing man is presented with several unpaid bills by a collection of disgruntled creditors. On the wall behind is a picture of Kings Bench Prison reminding the debtor and the audience of the punishment for debt.
BM Satire 7615.
[Ref: 44266]   £320.00  
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The Commons versus The Crown of Martyrdom, or King Abraham's Coronation deferred.
The Commons versus The Crown of Martyrdom, or King Abraham's Coronation deferred.
R.C. fecit.
Pub.d June 1823 by G. Humphrey 24 St James St. & 74 New Bond Street.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 330 x 240mm (13 x 9½"). Trimmed to printed border. Crease.
A satirical scene taking place in the House of Commons, Sir Abraham King, Dublin Alderman and leading Orangeman, stands at the bar giving his testimony during the debates which took place in parliament regarding the Sheriff of Dublin's conduct during the riots and then after in the trials of those accused of rioting.
BM Satire 14524.
[Ref: 46607]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lithographic designs by George Cruikshank, signed by the artist]
[Lithographic designs by George Cruikshank, signed by the artist] Reissue of Scraps & Sketches by George Cruikshank in Monthly Parts Half a Crown [...]
[George Cruikshank, c.1854]
86 Fleet Street W. Kent & Co Late David Bogue
Lithograph, 270 x 360mm (10½ x 14¼"). Glued to backing sheet, wormhole bottom left; frontispiece to Cruikshank's 'Illustrations of Time' verso. Inscribed 'To the Editor of the Morning Post with the compliments of George Cruikshank'
'About 1854 Cruikshank intended to publish "Re-issue of Scraps and Sketches in monthly parts...to be completed in ten parts." [...] For this issue the artist executed a lithographic design for the wrappers, and the work was published by "W. Kent & Co., late Bogue" (Cohn).
Cohn 180
[Ref: 41113]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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