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After Sweet Meat comes Sour Sauce.
After Sweet Meat comes Sour Sauce. or Corporal Casey got into the wrong box. Tegg's Caricatures NO. 24.
Rowlandson Del.
[Pub.d Nov.r 30 1810 by Thos Tegg No 111 Cheapside.]
Coloured etching. 245 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Narrow margins.
In a rustic bedroom a buxom young woman kneels to kiss her soldier who has been hiding in a large chest. A later printing with the publication line erased.
BM Satires 11642.
[Ref: 41121]   £290.00  
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No. IV. No. V. [Mrs G_n_r. Lord Amherst?]
No. IV. No. V. [Mrs G_n_r. Lord Amherst?] [Americanus and Eliza.]
[n.d., c.1769.]
Engraving, proof before title. Plate: 105 x 170mm (4 x 6¾"). Small margins.
A pair of portraits of Jeffrey Amherst and an unidentified mistress; Amherst liberated Canada from the French. 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 4347.
[Ref: 45428]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Amorous Thief__or The Lover's Larceny.
The Amorous Thief__or The Lover's Larceny. From the Original Picture by John Collet, in the possession of Carington Bowles.
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No 69 in St Pauls Church Yard, London / Published as the Act directs, 10th Nov.r 1777
Mezzotint, sheet 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed inside platemark; false margins added; slight staining. 'CL-B' collector's stamp verso.
While a young woman sleeps, a man leans over to kiss her. The maid closes the door. Two books are inscribed 'Chloe caught napping' and 'The Agreeable Dream realiz'd'. On the wall is a picture of cupid (a common feature of romantic 'drolls' such as this). A squirrel ferrets on the table. The theme of young women leaving themselves prey to male attention by falling asleep was a common one in Georgian art such as that of John Collet.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; BM Satires 4554
[Ref: 36226]   £240.00  
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Amusing the old ones Wife.
Amusing the old ones Wife.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured lithograph. Printed area 230 x 320mm (9 x 12½"), large margins. Creasing in margins.
A corpulent man sits before a fire, smoking a pipe. Behind a much younger man feeds cherries to the old man's wife.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 40604]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Apartments Furnish'd.
Apartments Furnish'd. A Lady having occasion to visit her Mantua Maker, sat in a chair whereon a bill to let Apartments laid with waters wet; she unobserved left the house with the placard sticking to her dress.
Designed by T. L. Busby.
Pub.d 1827 at the Artist's Depository 21 Charlotte St., Fitzroy Sq.
Handcoloured etching. Sheet: 235 x 140mm (9¼ x 5½"). Trimmed.
A young woman is approached by a young man who comments on a handbill accidentally stuck to her dress.
[Ref: 43785]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Power of Beauty.
The Power of Beauty. What can delight like Wealth? the Miser cries...
[Engraved by Philip Dawe? after Heroman van der Mijn.]
Sold by T. Bowles in St. Pauls Ch. Y.d & J. Bowles at ye black Horse, Cornhill.
Mezzotint, rare. Sheet 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Trimmed to plate.
A young ballad singer holding a music sheet is embraced by an old man who holds up his money bag.
Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36303]   £280.00  
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The Best Shelter under the Banner of Love.
The Best Shelter under the Banner of Love.
Published 12th May, 1794 by Laurie & Whittle. 58 Fleet Street, London.
Mezzotint. 110 x 150mm.
No. 206 lower left corner.
[Ref: 3757]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Blooming Gleaner and Amourous Justice.
The Blooming Gleaner and Amourous Justice.
London Printed for Carington Bowles, No. 69 St Pauls Church Yard.
Engraving. 420 x 350mm, 16½ x 13¾". Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
A middle-aged man with a gout-afflicted leg approaches a pretty young harvester.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 8821]   £330.00  
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The Bridegrooms' Gift.
The Bridegrooms' Gift.
C. Eisen Pinxt. C. Spooner Fecit.
Printed for John Bowles_at the Black Horse in Cornhill.
Mezzotint. 250 x 350mm.
[Ref: 759]   £390.00  
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The Young Sweep in Love, or the House Maid's Conquest.
The Young Sweep in Love, or the House Maid's Conquest.
Printed for Carington Bowles, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act Directs [date erased]. 198 lower left.
Mrzzotint 112 x 150mm.
A young chimney sweep standing on tip-toes to kiss a tall maid in the kitchen of a house.
BM:4589 [Reduced Version]
[Ref: 7255]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. & Mrs. Caudle.
Mr. & Mrs. Caudle. No! Mr. Caudle, I shall not go to sleep like a good soul!" Vide Punch.
[John Leech.]
[1846.]
Hand-coloured lithograph, laid on album sheet. Sheet: 285 x 230mm (11¼ x 9"). Trimmed to printed bottom, foxing.
A comic scene in which Mr and Mrs Caudle lie in bed. Mrs Caudle was the comic creation of Douglas William Jerrold who often featured in Punch magazine.
[Ref: 46148]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Choice of a Wife.
The Choice of a Wife.
Drawn by M.E[gerton]. Esqr. Engraved by G. Hunt.
Pubd. by Pyall & Hunt, 18, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden. [n.d., c.1825.]
Very fine hand coloured etching with aquatint.. 340 x 255mm, 13½ x 10". A fine impression, with margins, uncut.
Social satire: two rakish bachelors, 'Charles' and 'Tom', sit together discussing their ideal wife over a punch-bowl in 'the Hummums' hotel'. In a mirror to right are reflected a yawning waiter, a hanging candelabra, and a wall-clock pointing to 12.15. After M Egerton (1821 - 1827; fl.), humorous designer and social satirist; apparently an amateur since he often signs as 'Esq'. Issued as a pair with 'The Choice of a Husband', featuring two young women in conversation.
BM Satires 15007. Hickman: p.48.
[Ref: 19576]   £230.00  
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Conclusion, or the Last Stage of Elopement.
Conclusion, or the Last Stage of Elopement.
Publish'd by I.Phillips No.164, Piccadilly London. [c.1786.]
Mezzotint. 355 x 235mm. 14 x 9¼". Trimmed to the image top and sides. Some creasing. Glue stain to the bottom left-hand corner.
A woman with her arm held by a young man who directs her towards a waiting coach.
CS: undescribed.
[Ref: 16346]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Coquettes. (A Scene in Paris).
The Coquettes. (A Scene in Paris).
Publish'd Feb.y. 21. 1803. by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 200 x 245mm (8 x 9¼"). Trimmed.
A young woman sits on a chair while a young man stands beside her, in a scene to the right the woman receives a letter from a messanger.
[Ref: 43967]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Courtship.
Courtship. By this hand I swear that your property I can easily dispense - But your person...oh, oh. there I feel it Oh. Oh.'
H. Alken del.t. W. Day lithog. 17 Gate Str.t.
[London, Pub.d by S. & J. Fuller, Temple of Fancy, 34 Rathbone Place, 1828.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 165 x 190mm (6½ x 7½"). Trimmed, losing publication line.
A handsome beau on one knee before a large woman dressed like a wedding cake.
[Ref: 41797]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Courtship for Money / Faisant Amour pour l'Argent.
Courtship for Money / Faisant Amour pour l'Argent.
Philip Dawe inventit et fecit
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Feb.y 12 1771 / Printed for John Bowles, at No. 13 in Cornhill
Mezzotint, platemark 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Trimmed to plate; damage in centre. 'CL-B' collector's stamp verso.
In an episode reminiscent of scene five from Hogarth's 'Rake's Progress', a young man courts an ugly, old, but wealthy woman. Conceived and engraved by Philip Dawe (1745?-1809?), painter and mezzotinter. Clayton and McConnell (DNB) note that: 'Courtship for Money is listed in the 1769 catalogue as by Mr Dawes of Green Street but was published by Bowles in 1771 as invented and engraved by Philip Dawe'.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36223]   £260.00  
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Cupid & Psyche.
Cupid & Psyche. I wish I had a thousand pound [/] I'd give it thee, my Honey. [/] Oh! give me what I value more, [/] Your love and looks so funny!.
Printed by G. E. Madeley, 3 Wellington St.
Pub. by Tho.s McLean, 26 Haymarket. [n.d., c1835.]
Lithograph. Sheet: 250 x 225mm (9¾ x 9"). Trimmed. Some staining.
A humorous valentine showing a funny looking man and a woman dressed as the mythical lovers Cupid and Psyche. Ballet interest.
[Ref: 40918]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Day Before Marriage.
The Day Before Marriage.
[n.d. c.1840.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. Sheet: 165 x 255mm, (6½ x 10"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet with title separate.
A young maiden seated in her boudoir holding up a necklace. A harp and music score dominate the table space. A small spaniel is seated below on a cushioned stool.
[Ref: 39964]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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I will pay no more debts of her Contracting
I will pay no more debts of her Contracting
Mr. Bunbury delin. J.Bretherton f.
Published 5th December 1772 by J.Bretherton New Bond Street.
Engraving. 160 x 215mm (6¼ x 8½"). Trimmed to platemark.
A man refuses to settle a bill his wife has incurred an a mercer's.
BM Satire 5085.
[Ref: 1025]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Discord of Matrimony.
The Discord of Matrimony.
Printed for & sold by Carington Bowles. No. 69 St Paul's Church Yard London. Published as the Act 407 directs, 1 May, 1793.
Mezzotint, fine with very large margins. 110mm x 150mm. (4¼" x 6"). Hole in upper margin from previous binding.
Portrait of a well-dressed husband and wife looking angrily at each other. A humorous mezzotint 'droll' from the publisher Carington Bowles, who specialized in such prints.
[Ref: 31910]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Dull Husband.
The Dull Husband.
Rowlandson 1789.
Etching. Sheet: 215 x 175mm (8½ x 7"). Trimmed with some light staining.
An interior scene in which an attractive, well-dressed woman plays the harp, an open music book and a lute lie on the floor and her husband sits, asleep in the chair next to her.
BM Satire 9677.
[Ref: 41521]   £220.00  
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Simple Bodily Pain. No.11.
Simple Bodily Pain. No.11. A termagent Wife- a hen-peck'd Husband & a Cudgel are three principal ingredients for bringing forward the Passion of Simple Bodily Pain, as many an unfortunate sufferer can witness.
Woodward Del. Etchd by Rowlandson.
London Pub. 21. Jan 1800 at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101 Strand.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 270 x 220mm (10½ x 8½"). Binding holes in left margin. Trimmed to plate.
A comic scene satirising the artist Charles le Brun's 'Expressions des passions de l'Ame' which portray faces expressing various emotions. The emotion of 'Simple Bodily Pain' is shown by an angry woman attacking her husband. From the series 'Le Brun Travested or Caricatures of the Passion'.
BM Satire 9628-9632.
[Ref: 46597]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Fidelia comforting her wounded Lover.
Fidelia comforting her wounded Lover.
Published 12th May 1794 by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.
Mezzotint. Sheet size: 150 x 110mm (5¾ x 4¼"). Trimmed to image.
An exterior scene depicting a young woman in simple dress with a wide-brimmed hat, dabbing the wounds of her lover who sits under a tree, with a sword at his side, looking up at her while she leans over him. In a landscape with trees to the right.
Ex: Collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 34319]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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First of April (by appointment).
First of April (by appointment).
Painted by S.E. Jones. Engraved by James Scott.
[London Ackermann & Co, 1838.]
A rare mezzotint. 470 x 350mm (18½ x 13¾"). Tear into inscription area, surface crack, glue stains in left margin.
A middle-aged dandy made an April Fool. He stands, waistcoat and trousers bulging, waiting in vain at a country turnstile while two young women, obviously the senders of the letter in his hand, peer over the wall. This print was advertised as 'newly published' by the Monthly Literary Advertiser May 1838.
Ex: collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 43950]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A Fleet Wedding. Between a brisk young Sailor & his Landlady's Daughter at Rederiff.
A Fleet Wedding. Between a brisk young Sailor & his Landlady's Daughter at Rederiff. Scarce had the Coach discharg'd it's Trusty Fare, / But gaping Crowds surround th'amorous Pair; / The busy Plyers make a mighty Stir! / And whispering cry d'ye want the Parson Sir?...
J. June sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament; October ye 20th , 1747. Price 6d.
Coloured engraving. Sheet 220 x 320mm (8 x 12½"). Trimmed, tears and repairs.
The print depicts the Stock Market in the City of London in 1747.
BM Satires 2874.
[Ref: 44751]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Flowers of Lovliness. Narcissus. No. 1.
Flowers of Lovliness. Narcissus. No. 1.
HH.
Pub.d Jan.y 1836 by Preston, Burlington Arcade. W. Lake. lith. 50, Old Bailey, London.
Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 295 x 180mm (11½ x 7"). Trimmed.
A comic scene showing an unattractive man caught, like the classical Narcissus, gazing at his own reflection in a pond.
[Ref: 43790]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Flowers of Lovliness.
Flowers of Lovliness. Night-blowing Cerus.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Watercolour. Sheet: 275 x 190mm (10¾ x 7½").
A scene in a bedroom in which a matronly woman dressed in an elaborate nightcap blows out a candle. A night-blooming cereus is a species of ceroid cacti with large flower which bloom at night.
[Ref: 43786]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Flowers of Lovliness.
Flowers of Lovliness. Passion Flowers.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Watercolour. Sheet: 275 x 190mm (10¾ x 7½").
A comic scene in which two women seem to be getting ready for a fight.
[Ref: 43787]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Amorous Buck.
The Amorous Buck.
Engrav'd & Pub.d according to Act Nov.r 23, 1780 by T.Gaugain No. 4 Little Compton Street, Sohn, London.
Mezzotint, printed in sanguine. 275 x 250mm. Corners repaired, small hole in unprinted area, some spotting.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 2655]   £480.00  
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Heart Stealing. Can't get at it.
Heart Stealing. Can't get at it.
Printed by C. Hullmandel. [E.E.H. del: W. Derby lithog:]
London. Pubd. by S. & J. Fuller. Temples of Fancy, 34 Rathbone Place. [n.d. c.1840.]
Very fine hand-coloured lithograph. 242 x 317mm. 9½ x 12½". Some soiling around the edges.
A man reclining in his chair has fallen asleep. Surrounding him are cupids poking him with their arrows of love, inducing dreams of his pleasures and pastimes as a batchlor, instead of convincing him to fall in love. His arms folded across his heart suggest that his heart is not up for grabs! Originally issued as one of a pair.
for the pair (with 'Heart Stealing. I've Got It') see ref. 9369
[Ref: 16181]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Heart Stealing. I've got it. [&] Heart Stealing. Can't get at it.
Heart Stealing. I've got it. [&] Heart Stealing. Can't get at it.
E.E.H. W. Derby lithog [&] E.E.H. del: W. Derby lithog:
[n.d. c.1840.]
A fine pair of coloured lithographs. Image sheet 152 x 191mm. 6" x 7½". Cut and laid on sheet.
A pair of charming coloured lithographs. A woman has fallen into a sweet dream whilst reading. Above her head are the her visions of love and leisure. Three little cherub cupids tip-toe away somewhat cheekily. [&] A man has fallen asleep at his desk. Naked cupids poke him with their arrows of love, and his dreams are of the leisures and pastimes that appeal to him.
[Ref: 9369]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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The Heiress Plate 4.
The Heiress Plate 4. The Assembly [...]
[by Robert Seymour]
Published March 1st 1830 by Thomas McLean 26 Haymarket London
Etching with hand-colouring, platemark 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾") large margins. Stained.
The fourth plate of 'The Heiress, A Farce In Six Plates' by Robert Seymour (1798-1836). In the previous three plates the previously-poor heiress was summoned to London, entrusted to her guardian Lady Dashfort, and enrolled in a finishing school. Here the heiress (in blue cress) makes her society debut ('brought out!!'). Four sketches around the edge show men of different professions discussing her desirability. Seymour was amongst the leading British comic artists of his generation (Baudelaire wrote of his 'violence...love of the excessive, and...simple, ultra-brutal and direct manner of stating his subject'), and he provided illustrations for Dickens' 'Pickwick Papers' (which carries some similarities with the characters of 'The Heiress'), but committed suicide shortly after at the age of 38.
Abbey Life 319.iv
[Ref: 40587]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Heiress Plate 5.
The Heiress Plate 5. The Fancy Dress Ball. Dancing with the Captain [...]
[by Robert Seymour]
Published March 1st 1830 by Thomas McLean 26 Haymarket London
Etching with hand-colouring, platemark 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾") large margins.
The fourth plate of 'The Heiress, A Farce In Six Plates' by Robert Seymour (1798-1836). The heiress, who in the previous plate made her society début, here attends various fashionable events with 'the Captain' who is courting her, including the opera, the theatre, and a cards party. As two onlookers at the latter ask: '-What's the game John. -Oh! Whist & Courtship'. Seymour was amongst the leading British comic artists of his generation (Baudelaire wrote of his 'violence...love of the excessive, and...simple, ultra-brutal and direct manner of stating his subject'), and he provided illustrations for Dickens' 'Pickwick Papers' (which carries some similarities with the characters of 'The Heiress'), but committed suicide shortly after at the age of 38.
Abbey Life 319.v
[Ref: 40588]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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How happy could I be with either!
How happy could I be with either!
London, Pub.d by S. & J. Fuller, Temple of Fancy, 34 Rathbone Place. [n.d., c. 1830.]
Coloured etching with large margins. 140 x 190mm (5½ x 7½"). Laid on album paper.
A man with a woman on either arm, all slightly grotesque.
[Ref: 31486]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Love.
Love.
H.H.
Pub.d Oct.r 14 1825 by W. Cole 10 Newgate St.
Etching with hand-colouring, sheet 320 x 230mm (12½ x 9"). Trimmed inside platemark; good colour.
Grotesque scene of an ugly man seducing a buxom woman, fuelled by several bottles of port. An elegant picture of Venus and Adonis on the wall offers a comic counterpoint.
[Ref: 41470]   £240.00  
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Love and Opportunity.
Love and Opportunity.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Map & Printseller, No.53 in Fleet Street. Published as the Act directs 1 Sepr 1768.
Engraving. 250 x 355mm.
Lovers embrace while their chaparone sleeps.
[Ref: 5396]   £280.00  
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Love and Opportunity.
Love and Opportunity.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Map & Printseller, No.53 in Fleet Street. Published as the Act directs 1 Sepr 1768.
Engraving. Platemark: 255 x 360mm (10 x 14") very large margins.
Lovers embrace while their chaparone sleeps with a volume of Complete Justice on his lap.
[Ref: 40135]   £280.00  
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Love at First Sight.
Love at First Sight.
H. Bunbury Esq.r del.t G. Shepheard sculp.t
London Published: Jany. 10th. 1796, by Tho.s Macklin Poets Gallery Fleet Street.
Hand-coloured stipple and etching. 300 x 242mm. 11¾ x 9½". Trimmed to the plate. Tear into lower left.
A soldier admires a young woman who holds out her skirt to hold fish she is buying from a fisherman; a dog to lower right. From a set of six plates by Shepheard after Bunbury.
BM Satires: 11456 (cf).
[Ref: 20101]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Love amongst the Roses.
Love amongst the Roses. The Graces there, were culling posies [/] And found young love amongst the roses.
London, Pub.d July 1831, by S. & J. Fuller, Temple of Fancy, 34 Rathbone Place.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 135 x 135mm (5¼ x 5¼"). Trimmed, surface dirt.
A comic scene showing three plain women staring at a sleeping man from behind a rose bush.
[Ref: 43794]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Oh' How I Love the Ladies.
Oh' How I Love the Ladies. I did it afore his very sight, lard', how the chap did stare![/] For it's my delight on a shiny night, to kiss the charming fair.
[n.d., c.1825.]
Hand-coloured engraving. Sheet: 190 x 235mm (7½ x 9¼"). Trimmed and folded.
A comic scene showing a young man kissing a young woman while behind them a gardener looks at them in horror.
[Ref: 43791]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Love Letters.] Sketches for Life. No.10.
[Love Letters.] Sketches for Life. No.10. Vy, you barbarous Willin is this here the way you treat you tender, loveing, [/] Affectionare Wife for to Write love letters to your Wicked Hussey's?
H. Heath del.
London, Published by C. Tilt, 86 Fleet Street.
Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 275 x 215mm (10¾ x 8½"). Marking around edges.
A large, imposing woman grabs her husband by the collar holding a letter in her other hand.
[Ref: 43792]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Lover. [&] The Husband.
The Lover. [&] The Husband.
[n.d., c.1830.]
A pair of hand-coloured aquatints. Each sheet: 200 x 145mm (8 x 5¾"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A pair of scenes, the first shows an attentive lover helping a young woman over a stile, the second shows a husband leaving his wife to manage by herself.
[Ref: 43803]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Macaroni Courtship Rejected.
The Macaroni Courtship Rejected. Macaroni endeavors the Maid to seduce, With Gold and such Prate as with Hops is in Use. [/] In vain is his Courtship: the Maiden still coy, Rejects the vile Letcher, and al his false Joy.
P. Dawe fecit.
Published according to the Act March 20th 1772. Printed for John Bowles, at No. 13 in Cornhill.
Mezzotint. Platemark: 360 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Trimmed to platemark. Very light creases to corners.
An elderly man in the macaroni costume, seated at a table with a bottle of wine and glass, attempting to embrace a young girl, offering her a purse which he holds in his right hand. She has turned away, rejecting his advances. Inscribed below are four lines of verse, referring to the alleged vices of the macaronies.
Ex: CLB collection. BM Satires ref: 4583.
[Ref: 33942]   £280.00  
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Maccaroni Courtship. 208
Maccaroni Courtship. 208
Prined for Carrington Bowles. No. 69 in St. Pauls Church yard, London. Publish'd as the Act direct, [1772].
Mezzotint. Sheet size: 150 x 112mm (6 x 4¼"). Trimmed to platemark.
An interior scene depicting a young man and a wealthy older woman sitting at a round table. The man takes the woman's hand and lays one hand at his breast; the woman's money bags by her elbow on the left, lit from a window behind her.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32974]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Old Maid's Thermometer. The Old Bachelor's Thermometer.
The Old Maid's Thermometer. The Old Bachelor's Thermometer.
McQueen & Co. Lithog. Printed by L. Harrison, 373, Strand.
Published by S. and J. Fuller 34, Rathbone-Place. [n.d., c.1820.]
Hand coloured lithograph with letterpress, very scarce. Sheet size: 285 x 355mm (11¼ x 14"). Creased along top and sides where previously folded. Small tear in top edge.
A humerous representation of the 'tragic consequences that awaited those who put off marriage'. 'The Old Maid's Thermometer' starting at age 15, descibes an attractive and amiable young lady who was so fond of charming those around her that she refused to settle on one suitor and grew up to be an unmarried, 'illhumoured', lonely woman who 'turns all her sensiblilty towards cats and dogs', and becomes disgusted with the world by the age of 50. Likewise, 'The Old Bachelor's Thermometer' explains how a prideful and handsome young man, who is too pleased with his own virtues to marry the woman he truly loved, soon finds himself to be an unwell 50 year old who unhapilly marries his prudent young housekeeper. Both tales are illustrated above the text. For a separated pair of the same print, see item ref: 34320.
[Ref: 36665]   £280.00  
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Marchandise Comune a Vendre.
Marchandise Comune a Vendre. Vous qui n'êtes fournis de ces belles antiques, Messieurs, ne feignez point d'en marchander ici...Si tôt que vous serez au fait du cocuage, De tout cet allirail ne serez pas surpris.
A Paris chez Duflos.
Engraving. 291 x 196mm. 11½ x 7¾".
Lovers are observed by a gossiping "peeping Tom" while the vendor sells unusual wares that may be "gossiping tongues".
[Ref: 23248]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Three Weeks after Marriage!!
Three Weeks after Marriage!! Illustration of Plays No 7.
Marks fec.
London, Published by J.L. Marks, 11 Artillery Street, Bishopsgate.
Coloured etching. 125 x 175mm (5 x 7") large margins. Laid on album paper.
A couple demonstate their disinterest in each other.
[Ref: 41801]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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The Day before Marriage. [&] Twelve Months after Marriage.
The Day before Marriage. [&] Twelve Months after Marriage.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Pair of coloured aquatints. Sheets 215 x 170mm (8½ x 6¾"). Trimmed to printed borders, losing publication line?
Before marriage: a glamourous woman sits in an opulant drawing room, a harp and sheet music on a table, putting a necklace around her neck. Twelve months later she sits in a bedroom, a baby in a crib by her side, head resting on her hand.
[Ref: 41964]   £120.00  
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Six Weeks after Marriage.
Six Weeks after Marriage.
Printed for Carington Bowles, No 69 in St Pauls Church Yard London. [n.d., c.1777] 262
Mezzotint with hand-colouring, large margins on 3 sides; platemark 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Fine colour; trimmed to platemark lower edge; publication date excised.
Satire on a bickering couple: the wife has kicked over a table, scattering cups on the floor, and has thrown something/struck out at her husband, who raises a hand to protect himself. The family dog also leaps up to attack him. Reduced copy of an earlier print.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; see BM Satires 4549 for larger version.
[Ref: 32375]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Before Marriage. [&] After Marriage.
Before Marriage. [&] After Marriage.
London Published by S. Tregear, 123 Cheapside. [n.d., c.1840.]
Pair of coloured lithographs. Each sheet 160 x 145mm (6¼ x 5¾").
Before marriage a glamourous woman sits, putting a necklace around her neck. After marriage she sits, a scarf around her hair, head resting on her hand.
[Ref: 44578]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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