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"I believe I'm right". M.r. Alder.
Drawn Etch.d. Pub.d. as the act directs by Rich.d. Dighton.
London Pub.d. by Tho.s. M.c.Lean 26 Haymarket, 1824.
Hand-coloured etching with very large margins. Watermarked 'J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1826'. Plate: 185 x 260mm (7¼ x 10¼"). Surface dirt and some staining on lower edge.
A full-length portrait in profile facing left of Daniel Alder, an indigo broker. The text 'Y.C.Tallow 60/-" issues from his closed mouth. In the shadow cast by the figure 'Hughes/ 14 Lombard St/Fleet St.' is printed in reverse. Hughes was a manufacturer and supplier of copper plates, Dighton would sometimes use the reverse of the plate causing the manufacturer's impress to appear in the image.
BM 14537.A
[Ref: 34408]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Classical Almamater Coachman Oxford.
The Classical Almamater Coachman Oxford.
Drawn, Etch.d & Pub.d, by Dighton, Char.g Cross. Jan.y 1808.
Hand-coloured etching, with manuscript annotation. Plate: 220 x 290mm, (8¾ x 11½"). Some diagonal creasing.
A portrait of Tilleman Hodgkinson Bobart (c.1771-1838), a coachman who ran a four horse coach between Oxford and London. Bobart had attended University College but never graduated. He was forced to give up the road due to accidents and was made Esquire Bedel in Law in 1815. 'Mr. Bobart' annotated in plate.
[Ref: 41517]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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No. XXIV. The Captivating Miss B_. No. XXVI. The American Negotiator.
No. XXIV. The Captivating Miss B_. No. XXVI. The American Negotiator.
London, Publish'd by A. Hamilton Jun.r. Fleet Street, Oct.r. 1;1783.
Engraving. Plate: 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"). Small margins.
Two portrait busts in ovals, on the left is depicted a courtesan while on the right is the American merchant Silas Deane (1737-1789) who negotiated with France on behalf of supporters of American Independence. However following a dispute with Congress he returned to France to settle his affairs, but was barred from returning to America after the publication of letters to his brother which criticised the Revolution and argued for a approchement with Britain. From the 'Histories of the Tête à Tête annexed...' series that appeared in 'Town and Country Magazine', a monthy magazine which featured articles on the scandals and romantic affairs of the nobility.
BM Satire 6303.
[Ref: 38569]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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No. XXIV. The Captivating Miss B_. No. XXVI. The American Negotiator.
No. XXIV. The Captivating Miss B_. No. XXVI. The American Negotiator.
London, Publish'd by A. Hamilton Jun.r. Fleet Street, Oct.r. 1;1783.
Engraving. Plate: 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼").
Two portrait busts in ovals, on the left is depicted a courtesan while on the right is the American merchant Silas Deane (1737-1789) who negotiated with France on behalf of supporters of American Independence. However following a dispute with Congress he returned to France to settle his affairs, but was barred from returning to America after the publication of letters to his brother which criticised the Revolution and argued for an approchment with Britain. He was anti-slavery involved in most of the action on the Canadian border. From the 'Histories of the Tête à Tête annexed...' series that appeared in 'Town and Country Magazine', a monthy magazine which featured articles on the scandals and romantic affairs of the nobility.
BM Satire 6303.
[Ref: 45512]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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No. XXXI. The elegant M.rs. O_n. N.o. XXXII. The approved Magistrate.
No. XXXI. The elegant M.rs. O_n. N.o. XXXII. The approved Magistrate.
London, Publish'd' by A. Hamilton Jun.r. Fleet Street Dec.r. 1; 1783.
Engraving. Plate: 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"). Small margins.
Two portrait busts in ovals. The figure of the 'approved Magistrate' may be Nathaniel Newnham Lord Mayor of London 1782-3. Mrs O being a widow is said to have been impressed by the Magistrate when he presented her with a snuff-box which contained his portrait and a £500 note. From the 'Histories of the Tête à Tête annexed...' series that appeared in 'Town and Country Magazine', a monthy magazine which featured articles on the scandals and romantic affairs of the nobility.
BM Satire 6305.
[Ref: 38571]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Aristides in Grenada
Aristides in Grenada on Trial Per_Jury.
[c.1820.]
Hand coloured etching with aquatint, 215 x 150mm. 8½ x 6".
An unidentified man walking to left in profile.
[Ref: 15692]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Protestants Champion!!
The Protestants Champion!!
R. Cruickshank fecit.
Pub.d August 1825 by G. Humphrey 24 St. James Street.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 280 x 230mm (11 x 9"). Trimmed.
A satirical portrait of Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1173-1843), 6th son of George III.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 46605]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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A Pantheon No. Rep.
A Pantheon No. Rep. V.2. 16.
Pub by MDarly Strand MArch 3d. 1772 according to Act.
Etching. Plate 178 x 128mm (7 x 5").
Whole length portrait of a lady. In her right hand she holds a tickey inscribed "Pantheon admit Lady No. Rep". She resembles portraits of Mrs. Baddeley and appears to be regarding her Pantheon ticket with a complacent smile. She wears a low bodice and a necklace; a train from her shoulders falls over a frilled and flounced petticoat. Her elbow sleeves have wide lace frills, and she wears long gloves. Her hair is dressed high and ornamented with lace. Representation of Sophia Baddeley (1745-1786), the actress and wife of Robert Baddeley.
BM Satires: 4998.
[Ref: 38236]   £220.00  
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This is No Caricature.
This is No Caricature.
[by John Doyle.]
Pub.d by Tho.s McLean, 26 Haymarket Oct.r 1st 1827.
Coloured lithograph with large margins, rare. Printed area 210 x 130mm (8¼ x 5¼"). Old ink mss. explanation under print.
In 1827 William Beauclerk, 9th Duke of St Albans, married Harriet Mellon, widow of the banker Thomas Coutts. An extremely wealthy former actress, she was 23 years older than her husband, giving ammunition to the satirists. After her death Harriett's money passed to Angela Burdett-Coutts.
BM Satires 15461.
[Ref: 33100]   £230.00  
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No. XVII. The Amiable Letitia Lutestring. No. XVIII. The Billing Brewer.
No. XVII. The Amiable Letitia Lutestring. No. XVIII. The Billing Brewer.
London Published by A. Hamilton Jun.r. Fleet Street 1 July 1790.
Engraving. Plate: 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"). Moustache added in ink. Small margins.
Two portait busts set in ovals. On the right a portrait of Harvey Combe (1752-1818) who made his fortune in the brewing industry and elected Alderman of London in 1790, on his left is a portrait of an unknown courtesan. From the 'Histories of the Tête à Tête annexed...' series that appeared in 'Town and Country Magazine', a monthy magazine which featured articles on the scandals and romantic affairs of the nobility.
BM Satire 7703.
[Ref: 38577]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Geo Bodens [in pencil.]
Geo Bodens [in pencil.] Col [in ink.]
H [inside the image.]
Published 4 June 1792. by G. Bretherton.
Etching. Plate 178 x 115mm. 7 x 4½". Crease. Ink title cut.
Colonel George Boden (fl.1780) commissioned in 1762 and a member of Boodle's, he was described as "the fattest, best-tempered and most popular man in London".
BM Satires 6064.
[Ref: 14462]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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A View from the Horse Guards.
A View from the Horse Guards. Gen.l. Bolton.
Drawn Etch.d. by Rich.d. Dighton, 1817. July 16th.
Pub.d. by T. M.c.Lean Haymarket.
Hand coloured etching with large margins. Plate: 220 x 300mm (8¾ x 12").
A full-length portrait in profile of Lt. General Sir Robert Bolton.
BM 12905
[Ref: 34186]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of Beau=Ville.
A View of Beau=Ville. M.r. Beauvill.
Drawn Etch.d. & Pub.d. as the Act directs by Rich.d. Dighton. 1824.
London, Pub.d. bt Tho.s. M.c.Lean 26 Haymarket 1824.
Hand-coloured etching with very large margins. Plate: 135 x 250mm (5¼ x 9¾"). Slight staining on right edge.
A full-length portrait in profile of a Mr Beauvill (or Mr Benjamin Bovill), an old man facing right.
BM 14685.A
[Ref: 34423]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Breaking up. No Holiday.
Breaking up. No Holiday.
Bell Lithog. [c.1820]
Lithograph, printed area 125 x 125mm (5 x 5"). Glued to album sheet.
Scarce and unusual satirical print of a convict breaking rocks.
[Ref: 44501]   £230.00  
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Buck & Doe Macaronies. Keeping it Up.
Buck & Doe Macaronies. Keeping it Up. 13.
Publish'd according to Act, Septr. 7, 1772. by MDarly, 39, Strand.
Etching. 126 x 178mm (5 x 7"). Cut to platemark.
A man and woman who appear to be quarrelling. The young woman runs left holding up in her right hand a glass whose contents are being spilled. In her left hand she holds a sword hilt downwards. She wears a flat ribbon-trimmed hat, and low ribbon-trimmed bodice. The man is dressed as a macaroni holding a can above his head in his right hand, with his left hand on the hilt of his sword. Both of their mouths are open as if shouting.
BM Satires: 5029.
[Ref: 38225]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Builder Macaroni.
The Builder Macaroni. V5. 10.
Pubd as the act directs by MDarly 39 Strand Novr 1 1772.
Etching. Plate 178 x 128mm. 7 x 5".
An elderly man with cocked hat peering through a circular glass. From Volume 5 of 'Caricatures, Macaronies & Characters, published by M Darly'.
Ex Collection: Norman Blackburn. BM Satires: 4662.
[Ref: 21231]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Captain Bun Quixote attacking the Oven.
Captain Bun Quixote attacking the Oven. V.5. 23.
Pub according to act Jany. 14th. 1773 by MDarly (39) Strand.
Etching, paper watermarked. Plate 178 x 127mm (7 x 5").
A bakery print showing a man wearing a cocked hat putting a tray of buns into the door of a blazing oven. Possible a representation of one of the Bunbury family.
BM Satires: 4665.
[Ref: 38213]   £220.00  
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No. IV. The fair Virginian. No. V. The devoted General.
No. IV. The fair Virginian. No. V. The devoted General.
Published by A. Hamilton Jun.r near St. John's Gate March 1. 1779.
Engraving. Plate: 105 x 170mm (4 x 6¾"). Small margins.
A pair of portraits, set in ovals, of General Burgoyne and the widow of a Virginian loyalist who had been imprisoned in Ticonderoga by the Americans and then released when Ticonderoga was recaptured. From the 'Histories of the Tête à Tête annexed...' series that appeared in 'Town and Country Magazine', a monthy magazine which featured articles on the scandals and romantic affairs of the nobility.
BM Satire 5586.
[Ref: 45419]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Byng-Go.
Byng-Go. M.r. Byng.
Drawn Etch.d. by Rich.d. Dighton. Jan.y. 1820.
Pub.d. bt T. M.c.Lean Haymarket.
Hand-coloured etching with very large margins. Plate: 190 x 285mm (7½ x 11¾").
A full-length portrait in profile of Frederick Gerald Byng (1784-1871) who was sometimes referred to as 'Poodle' Byng on account of his curly hair, a feature Dighton captures. Byng was the 5th son of the 5th Viscount Torrington and worked as a clerk in the Foreign Office between 1804-1839.
BM 14054.
[Ref: 34239]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Cambridge Jockey.
The Cambridge Jockey. Eques Cantab.
HWB [Bunbury] Invt.
Pubd. according to Act of Parlt. by MDarly Engraver No.(39) Strand.
Etching, 250 x 350mm. 9¾ x 13¾".
A young thin Cambridge student in hunting dress riding rapidly across a heath holding out a whip in front of his horse's nose. A lurcher-type dog runs alongside. Racing interest. After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811). From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates.
See BM Satires: 4724.
[Ref: 14114]   £380.00  
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Two-Penny Whist.
Two-Penny Whist.
[J. Gillray ad viv.m fec.t.]
[Pub.d Jan.y 11th 1796, by H. Humphrey New Bond Street.]
Etching with fine hand-colouring, sheet 210 x 310mm (8¾ x 11¼"). Trimmed around image and title, losing some text; glued to album sheet (four small views of Paris verso).
A game of whist at the house of publisher Hannah Humphrey in New Bond Street. The servant 'Betty', grinning triumphantly, holds out the ace of spades with which she is about to take the seventh consecutive trick. The bespectacled Humphrey sits to her left; then a man identified as either the dealer and restorer Mortimer or Mr. Jeffrey (presumably the enemy of Mrs. Fitzherbert); and finally Tholdal, a German. Although the British Museum describes this print as being 'From a sketch by an amateur', it is likely to be by Gillray, who lived with Hannah Humphrey for many years. This and 'A Decent Story' (1795) are intimate scenes of their domestic arrangements: both prints are visible in the Humprey shop window in Gillray's 'Very Slippy-Weather' (1808), alongside Gillray's more famous prints, suggesting a sentimental importance.
BM Satires 8885
[Ref: 43920]   £260.00  
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3. Caricaturas. 4. Characters
3. Caricaturas. 4. Characters For a further Explanation of the difference Betwixt Character & Caricature See ye Preface Jo.h Andrews.
[after William Hogarth.]
[n.d., c.1800.]
Engraving. Sheet 235 x 220mm (9¼ x 8¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A reversed copy of Hogarth's engraving, originally published as a subscription ticket for ''Marriage A-la-Mode'' in 1743. Most of the plate is taken up with a group of naturalistic heads in profile, but below are five compartments with heads after Raphael's Vatican tapestry cartoons (i.e. 'characters') and caricatures after Ghezzi, Annibale Carracci and Leonardo. The title references the preface of Henry Fielding's 'Joseph Andrews'.
[Ref: 44306]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sheet of caricatures]
[Sheet of caricatures]
[most signed JWJ or similar, c.1850]
Twelve pen-and-ink caricatures affixed to both sides of an album sheet. Sheet 240 x 180mm (9½ x 7").
Centrepiece shows an ape reading a Darwin volume.
[Ref: 44786]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Caricature heads]
[Caricature heads]
[Anon., c.1800]
Etching, sheet, 95 x 175mm (3¾ x 7"). Very cut.
[Ref: 44137]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Caricatures Anglaises.  No.9.
Caricatures Anglaises. No.9. Mons. Craque Perruquier. Mad. Flore.
A Paris, Chéz Vallardi, Boulevard Poissonniere, No 5. Deposé à la Direction [n.d., c.1800].
Etching, with large margins, watermarked laid paper. 270 x 270mm, 10½ x 10½".
Caricature studies of a hairdresser/wigmaker and a florist/fruitiere, depicted with their wares/tools of their trades.
for the same print with fine colour see ref. 24316
[Ref: 24315]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Caricatures Anglaises. La Comédie. Mons Taiant Chasseur.
Caricatures Anglaises. La Comédie. Mons Taiant Chasseur.
A Paris, Chéz Vallardi, Boulevard Poissonniere No 5. Deposé à la Direction. [n.d., c.1800.]
Coloured etching. 270 x 270mm, 10½ x 10½".
A comic actor and a huntsman.
[Ref: 10344]   £180.00  
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Caricatures Anglaises.  No.9.
Caricatures Anglaises. No.9. Mons. Craque Perruquier. Mad. Flore.
A Paris, Chéz Vallardi, Boulevard Poissonniere, No 5. Deposé à la Direction [n.d., c.1800].
Fine hand-coloured etching, watermarked laid paper. 270 x 270mm, 10½ x 10½".
Caricature studies of a hairdresser/wigmaker and a florist/fruitiere, depicted with their wares/tools of their trades.
[Ref: 24316]   £220.00  
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No. XXII. Mrs. W_n. No. XXIII. The careful Commander.
No. XXII. Mrs. W_n. No. XXIII. The careful Commander.
London, Publish'd by A. Hamilton Jun.r Fleet Street, Sep.r 1. 1783.
Engraving. Plate: 110 x 170mm (4¼ x 6¾"). Small margins. Loss in margin on left.
A pair of bust portraits in oval frames illustrating the account of Sir Guy Carleton (1724-1808) and a Mrs W. who had been a Miss J_mes but had travelled to New York with her husband, when he died she accepted a proposal from Carleton. From the 'Histories of the Tête à Tête annexed...' series that appeared in 'Town and Country Magazine', a monthy magazine which featured articles on the scandals and romantic affairs of the nobility.
BM Satire 6302.
[Ref: 45511]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Catgut Macaroni.
The Catgut Macaroni.
Pub by M Darly Strand July 2.d 1772 accor to Act.
Etching. Platemark: 175 x 125mm (7 x 5"). Small surface mark in lower right corner.
A portrait, whole length, of a man playing the violin. His figure faces the spectator, his head turned in profile to the left. He is dressed in macaroni-fashion with a large looped club. From 'Macaronies, Characters, Caricatures & designed by the greatest personages, artists &c graved & published by Mdarly, 39 Strand. 1772 (Vol.3)'. Numbered 'V.3' upper left and '15' upper right.
[Ref: 38450]   £260.00  
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[Lord John Cavendish.]
[Lord John Cavendish.]
JS[ayers] ff.
Published 3d July 1782 by C.Bretherton.
Etching on thick laid paper, 175 x 110mm. 7 x 4¼". Large margins, uncut.
Caricature of Whig politician Lord John Cavendish (1732 - 1796), in profile to the right, holding his hat in his left hand as if making a speech in the House of Commons. He holds a document in his right hand. By James Sayers (1748 - 1823). Sayers's caricatures were so powerful and direct in their purpose that Fox is said to have declared that they did him more harm than all the attacks made on him in parliament or the press. The publisher Charles Bretherton (c.1760 fl - 1783) was the younger brother of James Bretherton.
BM Satires 6075. NPG D9675.
[Ref: 21349]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lord John Cavendish.]
[Lord John Cavendish.]
JS[ayers] ff.
Published 3d July 1782 by C.Bretherton [but a later impression?].
Etching on wove paper, 175 x 110mm. 7 x 4¼". Vertical crease, most evident to verso. A decent impression overall, with good margins.
Caricature of Whig politician Lord John Cavendish (1732 - 1796), in profile to the right, holding his hat in his left hand as if making a speech in the House of Commons. He holds a document in his right hand. By James Sayers (1748 - 1823). Sayers's caricatures were so powerful and direct in their purpose that Fox is said to have declared that they did him more harm than all the attacks made on him in parliament or the press. The publisher Charles Bretherton (c.1760 fl - 1783) was the younger brother of James Bretherton.
BM Satires 6075.
[Ref: 21350]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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An oddity in Change Alley.
An oddity in Change Alley. V.6. 23.
Pub by Darly 39 Strand Ocr. 1. 1773.
Etching, paper watermarked. Plate 178 x 128mm (7 x 5").
Caricature portrait of a man standing or walking in profile to the left. He wears a long cape-like coat with a wide collar which reachers to his ankles, a low looped hat and a small curled wig. He holds a stick in a hand which is concealed under his coat.
BM Satires: 5167.
[Ref: 38243]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. R____elt a Cheesemonger and Common Council M….[paper loss.]
Mr. R____elt a Cheesemonger and Common Council M….[paper loss.]
I.N. del 1781 [inside the image bottom left corner.]
Pub by S & E Harding Pall Mall.
Stipple. Image 159 x 113mm. Tear and paper loss bottom right hand corner effecting title. Cut and laid on separate sheet.
A bottle of wine, glass on table.
Library of Congress: PC 3 - 1781.
[Ref: 16598]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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No. XXVI. The Female Deserter. No. XXVII. The Chemical Lover.
No. XXVI. The Female Deserter. No. XXVII. The Chemical Lover.
London, Published by A. Hamilton Jun.r. Fleet Street, 1 Oct, 1790.
Engraving. Plate: 170 x 110mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Small margins. Cut at top.
Two portrait busts set in ovals. On the right a portrait of a Francis Newman and on the left Mrs Lydia Sheriden. Major Henry Sheriden on returning from his post in America found that his wife Lydia had run away with Newman to Chelsea. From 'Histories of the Tête à Tête annexed...' series that appeared in 'Town and Country Magazine', a monthy magazine which featured articles on the scandals and romantic affairs of nobility.
BM Satire 7706.
[Ref: 38593]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Chevalier Vatkens Louis.
Chevalier Vatkens Louis.
[London: M. Darly, 1773.]
Etching, 175 x 125mm. 7 x 5".
Sir Watkin Lewes (1736 - 1821), wearing a furred livery gown and a double-peaked fool's cap with bells. His head is turned slightly to the right. In his left hand is a watchman's rattle. Lewes was a recently knighted alderman and city patriot, who served as Sheriff of London 1772-3. He went on to become Lord Mayor in 1781. From 'Characters, Macaronies & Caricatures, by MDarly', in an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.6' upper left and '9' upper right.
BM Satires: 5155.
[Ref: 14345]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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The Clerical Butcher Macaroni.
The Clerical Butcher Macaroni.
St James fec. [Darly.]
Pubd accordg to Act by MDarly 39 Strand Nov 6 1772.
Etching, 175 x 125mm. 7 x 5".
A man holds a huge and intimidating butcher's cleaver in his right hand, his left in his breeches pocket. He is plainly dressed in dark clothes in the manner of a clergyman, in a small wig, plain neck cloth, a buttoned waistcoat concealing his shirt. Probably someone called Butcher. From 'Caricatures, Macaronies & Characters, published by MDarly', in an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.5' upper left and '2' upper right.
BM Satires: 5048.
[Ref: 14315]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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No. IV. Mrs. P_ll. No. V. The British Fabius.
No. IV. Mrs. P_ll. No. V. The British Fabius.
London, Publish'd March 1: 1782, by A. Hamilton Jun.r Fleet Street.
Engraving. Plate: 110 x 170mm (4¼ x 6¾"). Small margins.
Two bust portraits set in ovals of Sir Henry Clinton whose fondness for dress and parading around New York is commented on and a Miss P. the daughter of a planter. From the 'Histories of the Tête à Tête annexed...' series that appeared in 'Town and Country Magazine', a monthy magazine which featured articles on the scandals and romantic affairs of the nobility.
BM Satire 6081.
[Ref: 45506]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Here's a health to the Dutchess of York
Here's a health to the Dutchess of York "wherever she goes" _____ Coldstream Guards. 371
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, No.69 St. Paul's Church Yard, London. [n.d., c.1792].
Mezzotint. Platemark: 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼").
Within an oval, a jovial soldier, holding a glass in his right hand, looking at the viewer. He wears a cocked hat and the uniform of an officer of the Coldstream Guards. His bayonet rests against his shoulder. The title was altered when the print was republished to 'Here's a health to the Duke of York "wherever he goes"', probably to coincide with the departure of the Duke of York (Colonel of the Coldstream) for Flanders in February, 1793. See item ref: 33017.
Ex CLB ii/iii. Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd. BM Satires ref: 8417.
[Ref: 33016]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Doctor. of the National Sporting Club taken from Life.
The Doctor. of the National Sporting Club taken from Life.
Drawn & Etchd by George Belcher March, 1918. [Signed in pencil lower right margin.]
Hand coloured etching, 290 x 210mm. 11½ x 8¼". Unexamined out of frame.
The sitter is identified as 'Dr Collins' in ink on plate lower right. The National Sporting Club was a private boxing club founded in London in 1891, at 43 King Street, Covent Garden. The founders were John Fleming and A.F. “Peggy” Bettinson, and Hugh Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale was its first president. The club was run under very strict rules regarding both the boxers and the members. Bouts would take place after dinner, before about 1,300 members and guests. The bouts would be fought in silence as no talking was permitted during the rounds. The club built up a great tradition of sportsmanship and fair play. In 1909, the president introduced the Lonsdale Belt as a prize to be awarded to the British champion at each weight. The belts were made from porcelain and twenty-two carat gold. By George Frederick Arthur Belcher ARA (1875 - 1947).
[Ref: 11721]   £220.00  
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[Two Figures Following a Donkey.]
[Two Figures Following a Donkey.]
[n.d., c.1824.]
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 250 x 400mm (10 x 15¾"). Staining and foxing. Holes in top edge.
A scene showing two caricatured figures following a donkey.
Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire
[Ref: 46796]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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[Two Figures Following a Donkey.]
[Two Figures Following a Donkey.] [EWH the gift of his brother Charles. Nov. 1. 1824.][in pencil below image.]
[n.d., c.1824.]
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 250 x 400mm (10 x 15¾"), large margins.
A scene showing two caricatured figures following a donkey.
Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire
[Ref: 46795]   £240.00  
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No. XXII. Mrs. W-ts-n. No. XXIII. The Connoisseur.
No. XXII. Mrs. W-ts-n. No. XXIII. The Connoisseur.
Publish'd by A. Hamilton Jun.r Fleet Street, 1. Sep.r 1781.
Engraving. Plate: 110 x 175mm (4¼ x 7"). Trimmed. Small margins.
A pair of bust portraits in ovals illustrating the account of a Mrs W., the daughter of a poor parson and the widow of a marine and the son of Lord Chief Justice from an ancient family. He is presumably Staats Long Morris who married the widow of the 3rd Duke of Gordon. Family had very strong links in New York & Quebec. From the 'Histories of the Tête à Tête annexed...' series that appeared in 'Town and Country Magazine', a monthy magazine which featured articles on the scandals and romantic affairs of the nobility.
BM Satire 5872.
[Ref: 45503]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Conolly.]
[William Conolly.] In the Collection of the Rt. Hon.ble the Lord Duncannon.
Cav.r Ghezzi del.
[1740.]
Etching, 18th century watermark; platemark 365 x 240mm (14¼ x 9½"), large margins.
William Conolly (1662-1729), speaker of the Irish House of Commons, caricatured as a young man on the Grand Tour. Etched by Arthur Pond after Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, Ghezzi moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Arthur Pond (1701-58), painter, engraver, print-seller, dealer and collector.
Hake 81
[Ref: 39673]   £240.00  
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No. XXXII. The Venus de Medicis. No. XXXIII. The Consular Artist.
No. XXXII. The Venus de Medicis. No. XXXIII. The Consular Artist.
Published 1.st. Dec.r. 1790 by A. Hamilton Jun.r. Fleet Street.
Engraving. Plate: 170 x 110mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Small hole in plate to the right of Hamilton's portrait, small margins.
Two portrait busts set in ovals. On the right Sir William Hamilton (1731-1803) and on the right Emma Hart (1765-1815). In the mid 1780s Hamilton met Hart who was at the time mistress of his nephew Charles Greville. Hamilton, a collector of antiquarian objects saw Hart as a living Venus de Medici and took her as his mistress. Hamilton and Hart would eventually marry in 1791, and as Lady Hamilton, Emma notably became the mistress of Lord Nelson. Sir William, Emma Hamilton and Nelson famously lived together in London in a menage à trois which facinated society. From 'Histories of the Tête à Tête annexed...' series that appeared in 'Town and Country Magazine', a monthy magazine which featured articles on the scandals and romantic affairs of nobility.
BM Satire 7708.
[Ref: 38597]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Contrast.
The Contrast. Or a Court Character that Appear'd at the King of Denmark's Masquerade
[Anon., published 10 October 1768]
Engraving, sheet 180 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"). Trimmed.
This engraving was published in 'The Oxford Magazine' opposite text claiming that the image does not represent 'any particular person; it is a sort of general character at the west-end of town'. The figure certain refers to the duke of Grafton, however, who shortly after divorced his wife on account of her adultery (hence the cuckold's horns and documents he holds, including a divorce bill and a playbill 'A Wife to be Let'.
BM Satires 4214
[Ref: 45457]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Cotillon Dancer Run Mad - In Bath.
The Cotillon Dancer Run Mad - In Bath.
(Bath) by an officer of the Guards [Darly.]
Pubd Jany 21 1774. by MDarly 39 Strand.
Etching, 245 x 175mm. 9¾ x 7". Patch repair to left of image.
A man dancing, gesturing to his left. A satire on the latest dancing craze imported from France to fashionable meeting places like Bath. The Cotillion is a type of patterned social dance, and was originally made up of four couples in a square formation, the forerunner of the quadrille. Cotillions were introduced in London about 1766 by French dancing masters. 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 '21' upper right.
BM Satires: undescribed.
[Ref: 14499]   £260.00  
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Courier Anglois
Courier Anglois
H.W.Bunbury delin. J.Bretherton. f.
Publish'd as the act dircts 3.d May, 1774. By J.Bretherton No.134 New Bond Street.
Etching. 410 x 280mm.
BM Satire 4736.
[Ref: 1021]   £260.00  
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Courier Francois.
Courier Francois.
H.W.Bunbury Delin. Js.Bretherton f.
Publish'd by Js.Bretherton No.134 New Bond Street as the Act directs. [n.d., c.1774.]
Etching. 420 x 280mm.
BM Satire 4737.
[Ref: 1022]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Courier Francois.
Courier Francois.
WH. Bunbury Inv. T. Scratchley f. [Darly.]
Pubd. accordg. to Act Jany. 1st 1772 by T. Scratchley. [Darly.]
Etching, 175 x 250mm. 7 x 9¾".
Caricature of a courier raising his whip on a galloping post-horse; a thatched building with a sign inscribed 'Poste Royale' to left background. The same design was etched on a larger scale by J. Bretherton, see No. 4737, who also etched a smaller version in reverse. After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811). Numbered '4' upper right. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates.
Not in BM: see BM Satire 4737 & 5056. For a version by Bretherton see item 1022.
[Ref: 14104]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Courier Francois.
Courier Francois.
WH. Bunbury Inv. T. Scratchley f. [Darly.]
Pubd. by T. Scratchley accor to Act July 1st 1771. [Darly.]
Soft ground etching, 250 x 345mm. 9¾ x 13½".
Caricature of a courier raising his whip on a galloping post-horse; a thatched building with a sign inscribed 'Poste Royale' to left background. The same design was etched on a larger scale by J. Bretherton, see No. 4737, who also etched a smaller version in reverse. After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811). From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates.
See BM Satires: 5056. For a smaller version see item 14104.
[Ref: 14111]   £280.00  
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