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No. XXVIII. The Engaging M.rs. G_r. No. XXIX. The accomplished Peer.
No. XXVIII. The Engaging M.rs. G_r. No. XXIX. The accomplished Peer.
London, Publish'd by A. Hamilton Jun.r. Fleet Street Nov.r. 1. 1783.
Engraving. Plate: 175 x 110mm, (7 x 4¼"). Small margins.
Two portrait busts in ovals, on the right is a portrait of army officer and statement George Boscawen (1758-1808) and on the left a portait of a Mrs Garnier? 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 6304.
[Ref: 38570]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Act the 2.d of the New Drury Lane Brewery or a Managers Spur to Progress.
Act the 2.d of the New Drury Lane Brewery or a Managers Spur to Progress.
Afrus Inv.t. [Walker f.]
Pub.d Jan.y 1812 by Walker & Knight No 7 Cornhill.
Engraving. 300 x 400mm. Creased.
When the Drury Lane Theatre burnt down in 1809 Sheridan was ruined. He turned to his friend Samuel Whitbread (the brewer) for help rebuilding it. However because Sheridan's creditors had to accept 25% of their due it was decided that Sheridan should be banned from management of the new theatre.
BM: 11936.
[Ref: 447]   £240.00  
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Run Neighbours Run. St Al---N's Is Quadrilling it.
Run Neighbours Run. St Al---N's Is Quadrilling it.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, i.e. William Heath] Esq.r.
Pub by T. McLean 26 Haymarket May 1829.
Fine hand-coloured etching. 260 x 275mm (14½ x 10¼"). Narrow top and bottom margins.
The Duchess of St. Albans, immensely fat, florid, and bejewelled, and a stout elderly naval officer wearing loose wide trousers, and apparently doing hornpipe steps, his hands on his hips, dance side by side with rollicking abandon. In 1827 William Beauclerk, 9th Duke of St Albans, married Harriot 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.
BM Satires: 15936.
[Ref: 39617]   £240.00  
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A Scene in the Honey Moon or Conjugal Felicity.
A Scene in the Honey Moon or Conjugal Felicity.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, i.e. William Heath] Esq.r Del.
Pub. by T. McLean, 26 Haymarket where Political and other Caricatures are daily Pub the Largest assortment of any House in Town. [n.d., 1828.]
Coloured etching. 260 x 370mm (10¼ x 14½"). Small margins.
The Duke and Duchess of St. Albans stand facing each other; the little Duke staggering under an ornamental basket which supports a side of bacon, inscribed 'Best Wiltshire' . The Duchess holds on her shoulder a cutter in which are seated six oarsmen with oars held erect, and a helmsman. The Duke is dressed as Grand Falconer and wears a hood with bells indicating both a fool's cap and the hood and bells of falconry. 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. The following year, to celebrate their anniversary, they held a reception, attended by two royal dukes and Prince Leopold (seen on the left). The Duke presented his wife with a silver fruit basket on which was engraved a flitch of bacon; the Duchess then announced her gift of a six-oared cutter called The Falcon, and the boatmen in their liveries made an appearance.
BM Satires 15600.
[Ref: 39607]   £360.00  
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A Black Ball. La Pastorelle.
A Black Ball. La Pastorelle. Life in Philadelphia No. 10
W. Summers Del. C. Hunt Sc.
T.C. Lewis & Co. 96 Cheapside London [c1850]
Etching and aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 220 x 275mm (8½ x 10¾"). Trimmed. Very slight staining in middle.
The 'Life in Philadelphia' caricatures lampooning the social aspirations of Philadelphia's black population were first published by Edward William Clay in the United States in the 1820s. Shortly after the London publisher W. Harrison Isaacs published a set of copies drawn by William Summers and engraved by Charles Hunt, augmenting them with new caricatures in the same vein but set in London. Isaacs' plates subsequently passed to Gabriel Shire Tregear, and then to his former shopman Thomas Crump Lewis (1808-81), whose publication line is on this impression. Hickman notes that Lewis's reissue of Tregear's set of 20 'Life in Philadelphia' prints is dated to 1860 by the Library Company of Philadelphia, but suggests 'it was probably earlier'.
Hickman p.126
[Ref: 47093]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Blackberrying.
Blackberrying. Lewis's Black Jokes. No. 10
W. Summers Del. C. Hunt Sc.
T.C. Lewis & Co. 96 Cheapside London [c.1850]
Etching and aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 230 x 310mm (9 x 12¼"). Trimmed.
Five adults and one child around a newly dug grave. One of a series of 'Tregear's Black Jokes', a set of twenty caricatures first published in 1834, the year in which the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. The prints, which were advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks', developed the theme of the earlier 'Life in Philadelphia' caricatures lampooning the social aspirations of Philadelphia's black population. These were first published by Edward William Clay in the United States in the 1820s. The London publisher Gabriel Shire Tregear published copies of the 'Life in Philadelphia' caricatures, then followed it up with 'Tregear's Black Jokes'. After Tregear's death his plates passed to his former shopman Thomas Crump Lewis (1808-81), whose publication line is on this print. The three mentions of Tregear's name on the plate have either been changed to Lewis', or simply effaced.
Hickman p.135
[Ref: 47094]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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What a bore.
What a bore.
London Pubd by A. Sharpe [c.1820's]
Lithograph with hand-colouring, printed area 255 x 185mm (10 x 7¼"). Small margins.
A woman, holding a tiny dog, annoyed at the slower pace of her companion, who uses a walking stick. Lithograph by Edmé Jean Pigal (1798-1872), French caricaturist who studied under Baron Gros, and published by A. Sharpe, who favoured gentle observational humour such as that found in Pigal's work.
[Ref: 40583]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Boxers of Bangor or Messengers of Peace.
Boxers of Bangor or Messengers of Peace.
Pub.d Aug.t 6. 1796 by S.W. Fores No 50 Piccadilly NB Folios of Caricatures Lent out for the Evening.
Hand-coloured etching. J. Whatman 1794 watermark; S.W.F. ink stamp on right. Plate: 255 x 395mm (10 x 15½"). Stain in small margins. Very slight printer's crease.
A satirical scene showing the Bishop of Bangor leading a riot to remove Samuel Grindley from a building attached to the Cathedral. Kneeling at the Bishop's feet are two young women, one of which is Mrs Elizabeth Warren who succeeded in calming the mob.
BM Satire 8882.
[Ref: 46736]   £260.00  
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The Brewers Entire Saloon (a Bird's-eye view).
The Brewers Entire Saloon (a Bird's-eye view). The Satirist Ist January 1813.
Satirist inv.t. W. H. EKoorb [William Henry Brooke] del.t Aqua Fortis fec.t.
[1813.]
Coloured etching. 210 x 370mm (8¼ x 14½"). Trimmed within plate right and bottom, bottom edge ragged.
An orgiastic gathering in the 'grand saloon' of the new Drury Lane Theatre, featuring Richard Brinsley Sheridan dressed as Harlequin and Samuel Whitbread reclining on a divan sandwiched between two women.
BM Satires 11993.
[Ref: 43884]   £260.00  
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Behold at Brooks's Step-nay! I'll be bound to say A figure such as this you'll see there every day-.
Behold at Brooks's Step-nay! I'll be bound to say A figure such as this you'll see there every day-.
Drawn by an Amateur. Etchd. By G. Cruikshank.
Pubd. June 15th 1815 by H, Humphrey St. James's Street.
Coloured etching. 217 x 275mm. Extreme lower left corner of paper missing.
Sir Thomas Stepney standing under the porch of Brooks's Club in St. James's Street. He was Groom of the Bedchamber to the Duke of York.
BM 12629.
[Ref: 1429]   £220.00  
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The Bulstrode Siren.
The Bulstrode Siren. Blest as th'immortal Gods is he / The youth who fondly sists by thee, / And sees and hears thee all the while / Softly Sing and sweetly smile.
J. Gillray del.t. 1803.
London, Published by John Miller, Bridge Street & W. Blackwood, Edinburgh. [n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured engraving. 285 x 215mm (11¼ x 8½").
Caricature of William Henry Cavendish Cavendish-Bentinck (1738-1809), 3rd Duke of Portland and Elizabeth Billington (1768-1818), a famed opera singer whom he paid to sing for him at his estate at Bulstode. A copy of Gilray's original caricature, as published by Humphrey.
BM: 10168.
[Ref: 42447]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Burning by Contract or the fate of the Loves of Frederick and Mary Ann.
Burning by Contract or the fate of the Loves of Frederick and Mary Ann.
Pub.d by Walker No.7 Cornhill London. [n.d., c.1809.]
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 245 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Trimmed to platemark.
A satirical scene showing Frederick, Duke of York and Albany rejoicing as his ex-mistress Mrs Clarke burns all the letters she had received from him. In 1809 scandal had arisen when Mrs Clarke had testified that she had sold commissions with the knowledge of the Commander and Chief the Duke of York and Albany, the Duke was forced to step down from his role and he broke contact with Mrs Clarke, paying her a vast amount of money to destroy their letters.
BM Satire 11321.
[Ref: 46630]   £260.00  
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A R-Y-L Visit to a Foreign Capital or the Ambassador not at home.
A R-Y-L Visit to a Foreign Capital or the Ambassador not at home.
[after George Cruikshank.]
[n.d., c.1817.]
Coloured etching with small margins. 265 x 335mm (10½ x 13¼"). Paper watermarked 'W. Pickering & Co 1816'. Trimmed to plate at top, some wear to top edge. Some staining & creasing.
Princess Caroline of Brunswick and Bartolomeo Pergami arriving at the British embassy in Vienna in an open coach. The ambassador, Lord Stewart, had been commissioned to collect evidence of her behaviour for the royal divorce. A reversed copy of Cruikshank's etching.
See BM Satire 12889 for Cruikshank's original.
[Ref: 31466]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Catholic Sovereign, Safety-Coach, A new Start from the Castle Windsor_a regular Out and Outer.
The Catholic Sovereign, Safety-Coach, A new Start from the Castle Windsor_a regular Out and Outer.
T J fec.t
London Pub 1829 by SW Fores 41 Piccadilly.
Hand-coloured etching. 247 x 381mm (9¾ x 15"). Slight tear; staining at top.
Wellington drives four galloping horses, each with a human head. The leaders are Lyndhurst (piebald) and Scarlett (black), both wearing legal wigs; the wheelers Brougham, also in his wig, and Burdett. He flicks his lash over the leaders. The King's face is seen through the coach window. The guard is Lady Conyngham: she stands up, blowing her horn. She wears a guard's greatcoat and satchel over her dress and holds a blunderbuss. The coach is the 'Windsor Castle'; 'Wellington & Co.'; 'G R 1829'. It has just passed and overturned a two-wheeled ass-cart, the ass falling on its head, the driver, Eldon, sprawling on the ground. In the cart, which is inscribed 'John Eldon Rubbish Carter', are big bundles of 'Anti-Catholic Petetions'. Standing behind and below the guard's dickey is Peel as 'cad', or conductor; he thumbs his nose at Eldon. Windsor Castle is on the extreme left; on the extreme right is a signpost pointing to 'Windsor' and 'To London'.
BM Satires: 15720.
[Ref: 30591]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Celia Retiring. 298
Celia Retiring. 298
Woodward delin. Etch.d by Roberts.
Pub'd Decr 29 by T. Tegg 111 Cheapside London. London Pub.d by P. Roberts 28 Middle-row Holborn.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 270 x 360mm (10½ x 14"). Date scratched out. Creasing, marks and damage to edges, small margins.
A scene showing an old woman, without her wig, preparing for bed.
[Ref: 42732]   £260.00  
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Church Promotion, or how to Scale a Pulpit!
Church Promotion, or how to Scale a Pulpit! "O Meara deliver'd me your letter yesterdy morning, he wishs to preach before Royalty & I'll put him in the way for it" Hints from an Old Soldier on the Art of rising in Church or State.
Published by S.W. Fores 50 Picadilly Feb.ry. 25 1809.
Fine hand coloured etching. Plate: 250 x 360mm, (10 x 14"). Some staining, creasing and tears to large margins.
A satire showing a Rev O'Meara clambering up a ladder into a pulpit. A commentary on the scandal of 1809 in which it came to light that Mary Anne Clarke (1776-1852), the mistress of Prince Frederick the Duke of York had been selling army commissions with the knowledge of the Duke of York. The Duke of York and Mrs Clarke are depicted holding the ladder to allow O'Meara to climb.
[Ref: 38784]   £260.00  
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[Clergyman holding three churches, looking covetously at a forth]
[Clergyman holding three churches, looking covetously at a forth] -as you behave, expect in time a better, / And if you're Fool enough, perhaps a Mitre.
[Anon., c.1750]
Engraving, sheet 180 x 115mm (7 x 4½"). Trimmed. Loss at top left.
Unidentifed satire, presumably satirising the aspirations of a particular clergyman.
See BM 2617/8
[Ref: 45458]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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York Commission Warehouse.
York Commission Warehouse.
[Charles Williams.]
Pub,d February 1809 by Walker No7 Cornhill_
Hand-coloured etching. Plate 241 x 341mm (9¼ x 13½"). Some soiling and water staining not visible on front.
Satire on Mary Anne Clarke (1776-1852) published around the time of the Duke of York's trial at the conclusion of the cash-for-commissions scandal. Clarke was mistress of Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, while he was Commander-in-Chief of the army. In 1809 she testified before the House of Commons that she had sold army commissions with the Duke of York's knowledge, forcing him to resign. He was reinstated, but not before he had cut all ties to Clarke and paid her a considerable sum to prevent her from publishing his letters to her. Here she stands before a large doorway inscribed 'Clark and Company'. Inside can be seen stacks of commissions, labelled: Captains Commissions 500 each, Half-pay Commissions 200 each, Lieutenant, Colonel, Major, Cornet. She urges 'now Gentlemen you had better be quick I have a few bargains to dispose of as the partnership is dissolving'. On the right stands a man playing a fiddle; from his coat-pockets hang papers. Beside him lies a large Note Book. Above his head hangs upside down a portrait: The Dukes Head; the upper part only of the Duke of York's profile is visible, defaced by a black mark, the rest of the picture being cut off by the upper margin of the design. On the left two military bandsmen play a drum and fife.
BM Satires: 11216.
[Ref: 30578]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Guard Wot Looks Ater the Soverign.
The Guard Wot Looks Ater the Soverign.
[Monogram of Paul Pry (William Heath)] Esq. Del.
Pub. April 16 1929 by T. McFat 26 Strawmarket.
Coloured etching. 370 x 255mm, 14½ x 10½". Tear in margin.
Elizabeth, Lady Conyngham (1769-1861), mistress of the Prince Regent from 1819 until his death in 1830. She also had a fling with Tsar Nicholas I of Russia during his visit to London in 1816. She is shown dressed as a man, carrying a blunderbuss. A copy of Heath's print, possibly by John Phillips. The publisher's address parodies that of Thomas McLean.
BM:15733 copy.
[Ref: 11461]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Guard Wot Looks Ater the Soverign.
The Guard Wot Looks Ater the Soverign.
[Monogram of Paul Pry (William Heath)] Esq. Del.
Pub April 28 1829 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket. Carricature daily pub.
Etching with fine hand colour. 260 x 370mm (10¼ x 14½"), good margins.
Elizabeth, Lady Conyngham (1769-1861), mistress of the Prince Regent from 1819 until his death in 1830. She also had a fling with the Tsarevitch of Russia (later Nicholas I) during his visit to London in 1816. She is caricatured as immensely fat, dressed as a man and carrying a blunderbuss.
BM 15733.
[Ref: 45683]   £240.00  
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The Craft in Danger.  An uproar among the Craftsmen at Ephesus. opposing a new Species of Knowledge which they thought might interfere with the profits of their trade.  Acts XIX Ver.23 &c.
The Craft in Danger. An uproar among the Craftsmen at Ephesus. opposing a new Species of Knowledge which they thought might interfere with the profits of their trade. Acts XIX Ver.23 &c.
[John Kay.]
[n.d., Edinburgh 1817.]
Etching, sheet 197 x 280mm. Trimmed to plate and glued to scrap sheet.
Caricature of a man (Dr Barclay) riding on the skeleton of an elephant in Edinburgh University, engaged in an academic disputation with other professors about muscular motion. By John Kay (1742 - 1826), Edinburgh etcher of portrait caricatures. Image lettered with speech bubbles.
Not in BM Satires.
[Ref: 7514]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A Portrait.
A Portrait.
[Thomas Rowlandson.]
Pub.d January 10th 1812 by H. Humphrey, 27 St. James's Street.
Fine hand-coloured etching with large margins. Platemark: 270 x 215mm (10¾ x 8½").
The Duke of Cumberland walks in profile to the left, putting his spy-glass to his right eye. He holds hat and cane, wears a high-collared coat with a star, blue with red facings (the Windsor uniform), leather breeches, and spurred top-boots. Behind is the pagoda in Kew Gardens, with a background of distant trees. Companion print to item ref: 32088.
BM Satires: 11924.
[Ref: 32086]   £260.00  
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The Optical Contrast. [&] M.r Sharp and M.r Blunt.
The Optical Contrast. [&] M.r Sharp and M.r Blunt.
[Published by M. Darly 1772-1773.]
A pair of etchings. Each etching: c. 245 x 180mm (9½ x 7"). Sheet: 295 x 465mm (11½ x 18¼"). Repaired tear through bottom right corner, marking and tears in edges. Backed in conservation tissue.
The first scene shows a tall macaroni peering at a small elderly man through a lorgnette, who in turn peers back through a telescope. The second shows a tall, angular man with a very pointy profile and a greyhound approaching a rounder man whose small dog sits beside him.
[Ref: 41933]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Decent Story.
A Decent Story.
[Drawn and etched by James Gillray.]
Pub.d Nov.r 9th 1795, by H. Humphrey No 37, New Bond Street.
Coloured etching. Sheet 220 x 295mm (8¾ x 11½"). Trimmed to plate, tear in top edge.
Five people sit around a table drinking port, a raconteur holding forth. Hannah Humphrey (second right, with distinctive chin) and a parson listen with smiles, although an officer is more interested in the woman at the other end of the table. 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 'Two-penny Whist' (1796) 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 8753.
[Ref: 33095]   £320.00  
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The Devils Doings or the Cruel Radical Harpies destroying A Feast.
The Devils Doings or the Cruel Radical Harpies destroying A Feast. "now by St Paul's the work goes bravely on --
[Paul Pry] Esq De. They seem to be Introding here
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket where Political & other Caricatures are Daily brough out [n.d. c.April 1828.]
Hand-coloured etching, large margins left & right. Plate 260 x 375mm (10¼ x 14¾"). Slight foxing. Cut to platemark at top.
Satire on disputes in the parish of St Paul's, Covent Garden. The Devil stands on a rooftop, overturning a dinner-table and upsetting the guests who fall on clouds of dust. The guests are also assailed by harpies (winged men whose bodies terminate in barbed and scaly tails). One of these is James Corder, holding a long bill for various dinners. He attacks 'the Grand Carver mounted on his Cockroach' (Roach) and holds out a paper inscribed 'Majority 7'. The dust forms a background, and is inscribed Dust for the Eyes of the Parishioners; looming through it is the façade of St. Paul's, Covent Garden. In April 1828 Corder was elected Vestry Clerk for St Paul's, Covent Garden, beating Roach by a majority of seven.
BM Satires: 15529.
[Ref: 30549]   £320.00  
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Quelle Noble['t' crossed, altered to 'sse'], _ Virtue et Opera__
Quelle Noble['t' crossed, altered to 'sse'], _ Virtue et Opera__ Against such lewdsters and their lechery, Those who expose them do no treachery. Shake.
Pubd by S W Fores, corner of Sackville St Piccadilly. [n.d., c.1822.]
Rare and fine hand coloured etching, image 220 x 330mm. 8¾ x 13". Trimmed within plate.
Social satire: politician James Duff, 4th Earl of Fife (1776 - 1857), driving his a curricle or gig with a groom behind him, his mistress the French ballet dancer Marie-Élisabeth Noblet (1801 - 1852) beside him; she indicates a sheet assigning her £500 a year with a fife (flute). She says: 'I can play upon de Fife any ting I like'. The groom holds a letter: ‘To Madle Bias’ and looks at the viewer knowingly. The hind-quarters and docked tails of the horses are visible on the extreme left. Part of the ground floor of a large corner-house forms the background. Fife's attentions to opera-dancers and especially to Mlle Noblet who was in London in 1821 and 1822 were well known. He lavished a fortune on her, and in return 'asked nothing more than the lady's flattery and professions of affection'. Gronow, Reminiscences, 1892, i. 121, 304. Fanny Bias was also a famous French dancer. The title puns on the Fife family motto. The quotation after the title is from Shakespeare's 'Merry Wives of Windsor' Act V Scene III.
BM Satires 14276.
[Ref: 19603]   £260.00  
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Here and There;
Here and There; Or, Emigration a Remedy.
[Anon., c.1840]
Lithograph, sheet 195 x 255mm (7¾ x 10").
Lithograph seeming to contrast the poor standard of living of a homeless family in England (pointedly posed against posters warning against vagrancy and advocating socialism) and the quality of life they could have if they emigrated to start a new life abroad (presumably in Australia).
[Ref: 43916]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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A Peep at a City Feast [&] A Sketch of Lord Mayor's Day.
A Peep at a City Feast [&] A Sketch of Lord Mayor's Day. Engraved for the Carlton House Magazine.
Etch.d by Barlow
[Published by W. & J. Stratford (?), c.1794]
Two engravings, each platemark approx. 180 x 115mm (6¾ x 4¼").
Two satirical prints which, together, show a frenetic feast taking place at the Mansion House, with figures such as Charles Cornwallis visible. Published in the 'Carlton House Magazine', although possibly a reissue of a plate first published a couple of years earlier, as was often the case with illustrations in the magazine.
[Ref: 45861]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Wiley Forresters en Chasse.
Wiley Forresters en Chasse.
[by Thomas Howeel Jones?]
London pub.d S.W. Fores 41 Piccadilly May 13, 1828.
Coloured etching with small margins; printed on J. Whatman 1827 watermarked paper. 250 x 355mm (9¾ x 14"). Two brown spots.
Three scenes, with the same young woman, identified as Isabelle Forester (1805-58), dealing with three suitors. On the left she accepts an elderly man, who kneels at her feet kissing her hand, surrounded by large bags of money; in the center she rejects a hook-nosed suitor saying it is 'not apt to join January and May; and to the right she expresses her preference for a dashing officer. The British Museum example has contemporary annotation identifying the suitors as 'J. Biddulph', 'Lord Apsley' and 'Captain Destin', with a note that the plate was suppressed. Forester was a noted beauty and flirt, who jilted Lord Apsley without giving a reason in 1825 and jilted Mr. Biddulph (who she accepts here). She then married George Anson (1797-1857) in 1830.
BM Satires 15595.
[Ref: 36358]   £160.00  
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Fragment of a New Farce. Scene_Interior of a Palace. _ Archbishop seated. _ noise & confusion without __ door bursts open _ enter Bishop...And heaven shall greet you when you die, The churchs canonized Pry!
Fragment of a New Farce. Scene_Interior of a Palace. _ Archbishop seated. _ noise & confusion without __ door bursts open _ enter Bishop...And heaven shall greet you when you die, The churchs canonized Pry!
[John Doyle.]
London, Published by Tho.s McLean 26 Haymarket. [n.d. c.1827.]
Hand-coloured lithograph vignette with title and inscription engraved on a separate plate printed below. 299 x 260mm. 11¾ x 10¼". Trimmed; slight staining on edges.
Manners-Sutton, seated by a writing-table, receives with dismay Bishop Blomfield of Chester who stands over him to give him dreadful news, in lawn sleeves, hat in raised hand.
BM Satires: 15435.
[Ref: 25613]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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French-Peasant.
French-Peasant.
HB invt. [Bunbury.]
Pubd. accordg. to Act of Parlt. April 1st: 1770. by MDarly (39) Strand.
Etching, 150 x 105mm. 6 x 4".
A woman with giant clogs holding a fan, a pair of spectacles hanging from her waist. After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811). 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 '8' upper right.
BM Satires: 4677.
[Ref: 14154]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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George's Delight or Neck or Nothing.
George's Delight or Neck or Nothing.
Pub as the Act directs by M Darly 39 Strand Apl. 1. 1774.
Etching, 170 x 245mm. 6¾ x 9¾".
Two men ride to the right. The one in front is galloping, fashionably dressed with a cockaded hat; in his left hand is a cane. The man behind wears a round cap, and is perhaps the servant of the other. His horse appears to be walking. A wall, above which rise trees, behind the riders. Racing interest. 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 '11' upper right.
BM Satires: 5266.
[Ref: 14509]   £280.00  
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The Gord-Ian Knot still Untied or The Disapointed Dido still in Despair.
The Gord-Ian Knot still Untied or The Disapointed Dido still in Despair.
Pub.d May 9th 1802 by S.W. Fores 50 Picadilly. Folios of Caracatures lent out for the evening.
Hand-coloured etching. J. Whatman watermark. Sheet: 265 x 335mm (10½ x 13"). Trimmed to platemark.
A satirical scene in showing Lady Gordon and her daughter Lady Georgiana weeping by the coffin of the Duke of Bedford. Lady Gordon had sought to have her daughter marry the Duke of Bedford and following his death she claimed that the two had been engaged a claim which was denied by the Duke's brother.
BM Satire 9929.
[Ref: 46621]   £280.00  
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Whistling Dalmahoy and the Shads.
Whistling Dalmahoy and the Shads.
W.H Pyne del.t. Smart & Hunt sculp.t.
London, Published Nov.r 1, 1822, by S. & I. Fuller, 34, Rathbone Place.
Coloured aquatint. 230 x 280mm (9 x 11"). Trimmed within plate.
A scene in the life of Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton KG (1663-90), the illegitimate son of Charles II by Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine. Grafton, a keen boxer, apparently used to challenge hackney coachmen to a fight, offering a guinea for his fare or nothing depending on the outcome. Here he is shown with a Thames waterman, who, having agreed to fight the Duke on a coal lighter, is leaving him stranded. Published in Pyne's 'The World in Miniature', the portrait of the Duke seems unfair: the reddness and lines of his face mark him as considerably older than the 27 years he attained before his death at the Siege of Cork.
For another plate from the same series see ref. 18360
[Ref: 27139]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Grand Celebration ob de Bobalition ob African Slabery.
Grand Celebration ob de Bobalition ob African Slabery. Life in Philadelphia No. 11
Drawn & Eng.d by J. Harris
T.C. Lewis & Co. 96 Cheapside London [c1850]
Etching and aquatint with hand-colouring, platemark 225 x 275mm (8¾ x 10¾") large margins. Borders dusty.
The 'Life in Philadelphia' caricatures lampooning the social aspirations of Philadelphia's black population were first published by Edward William Clay in the United States in the 1820s. Shortly after the London publisher W. Harrison Isaacs published a set of copies mostly drawn by William Summers and engraved by Charles Hunt, augmenting them with new caricatures in the same vein but set in London. Isaacs' plates subsequently passed to Gabriel Shire Tregear, and then to his former shopman Thomas Crump Lewis (1808-81), whose publication line is on this impression. Hickman notes that Lewis's reissue of Tregear's set of 20 'Life in Philadelphia' prints is dated to 1860 by the Library Company of Philadelphia, but suggests 'it was probably earlier'. This is the only print in Tregear's/Lewis's set which was not engraved by Charles Hunt. It clearly relates to the passing of the Slavery Abolition Act in 1833.
Hickman p.126
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La Nimphe de la Tamise dépéchée à la recherche de l'Amiral Anglois
La Nimphe de la Tamise dépéchée à la recherche de l'Amiral Anglois le trouve dans un Eminent danger et par une Invention Jusqua lors inconnue, le délivre de la poursuite de ses ennemis.
[n.d., c.1804.]
Etching, with some hand colour. Printed area 260 x 200mm, 10¼ x 8". Some damage.
A satire of Emma Hamilton? A woman sits astride a donkey, urging it to run with a whip, looking for the 'English Admiral'. Her bonnet is topped with a warship with "La Victor" written on the stern. The donkey's braided tail is lifted high as it breaks wind. Nelson made H.M.S. Victory his flagship in May 1803, which it remained until his death at Trafalgar in 1805. Rare.
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He and His Drunken Companions Raise a Riot in Covent Garden.
He and His Drunken Companions Raise a Riot in Covent Garden. Young Ramble without witt or dread / Does now a drunken party head / They Sally forth and Scowr the street / And play the Devil with all they meet [...]
[1735]
Rare engraving, sheet 265 x 320mm (10½ x 12½"). Trimmed inside platemark; false margins added; fold through centre.
Scene in Covent Garden Piazza with a group of drunken young men accosting passing women, provoking the watch to set about them with staves. Plate from 'The progress of a rake, exemplified in the Adventures of Ramble Gripe Esq son of Sir Positive Gripe', a plagiarism of Hogarth's 'Rake's Progress' presumably rushed out before the Copyright Act of June 1735 limited the many copies of Hogarth's work. This plate is not based directly on any of Hogarth's plates, although it corresponds with the boisterous mood of plate three in Hogarth's set in which the protagonist Tom Rakewell carouses with harlots.
BM Satires 2186/7. Ex: The Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd Collection.
[Ref: 38863]   £320.00  
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If Horses won't do, Asses will.
If Horses won't do, Asses will. A New f_Arse as lately performed at Covent Garden for the Benefit of M.r Liston with unbound applause, being Mr Neddy's de Boue.
[G. Cruikshank.]
Publish'd by S. Fores 50 Picadilla june 27 1818.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 335 x 240mm (13¼ x 9½"). Trimmed and stained.
A scene in Covent Garden with Mr Liston on stage in the character of Lord Grizzle riding a donkey urinating and excreting violently over the cast and audience.
BM Satire 13041.
[Ref: 44419]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Jack Daws. (As Sung by Mr. Palmer and Mr. Downton, of Drury Lane Theatre.) 344.
The Jack Daws. (As Sung by Mr. Palmer and Mr. Downton, of Drury Lane Theatre.) 344. 1.As an Old Jack Daw and a Young Jack Daw Vere a walking out together, As you very well know what birds will do That are of the same feather...Moral. Attend all good people, both old and young, To what I vould say to you now, And vhenever you goes for a valk out together, Don't get up a top of a cow: And, like the poor dicky birds, quarrel and fight, Lest you gets a bloody nose; You may be sent home in the wery same plight, Vith a nastiness over your clothes.
Publish'd April 21, 1804, by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London.
Etching with letterpress. Sheet 250 x 291mm (9¾ x 11½"). Damage to top edge, some creasing.
A Cow image showing a bird with a human face squating on the back of a cow crowing at another fallen bird.
BM Satires: undescribed.
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John Bull & the Archi_tect Wot Build's the Arches_ &c_ &c_ &c_ &c_
John Bull & the Archi_tect Wot Build's the Arches_ &c_ &c_ &c_ &c_ (The Architect Glory consists in the designment and Idea of the work; his ambition should be to make the form triumph over the matter.
[Paul Pry] Esq.
Pub June 5 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket Sold Pub. of P Prys caricatures None are original without Mc Lean's Name.
Handcoloured etching. Plate: 360 x 265mm (14 x 10½"). Trimmed within plate on top and right sides. Surface dirt.
Satire on the cost of John Nash's reconstruction of Buckingham House (now Palace) with perhaps the only contemporary printed likeness of the architect. Nash stands between the two wings of the house, confronted by John Bull who scrutinises a scroll on which the word 'Commission' is many times repeated. By this time more than double the original estimate had already been spent and an alteration to the wings had cost £50,000 (both issues alluded to in the speech between Nash and John Bull). Nash admitted that he had profited by exchanging his salary for a percentage commission on expenditure (hence the scroll). During 1829 a thousand men were toiling to finish the Palace by the King's birthday (August 12) in 1830, making the publication of this print particularly timely.
BM Satires: 15794.
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No. XXXIV. M.rs. B_les. No. XXXV. The juvenile Orator.
No. XXXIV. M.rs. B_les. No. XXXV. The juvenile Orator.
London, Publish'd by A. Hamilton Jun.r. Fleet Street. Jan.y. 1; 1784.
Engraving. Plate: 175 x 110mm, (7 x 4¼"). Small margins.
Two portrait busts in ovals. On the right a portrait of George Augustus North (1757-1802), British politician and son of Lord North and on the left a portrait of his mistress Mrs Bowles. 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 6676.
[Ref: 38573]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Duncombe's Miniature Caricature Magazine. No.5.
Duncombe's Miniature Caricature Magazine. No.5. A fine Refiner, or a Search for the Philosopher's Stone!!
[n.d. c.1825.]
Hand-coloured etching and aquatint. 115 x 152mm (4½ x 6"). Cut.
A satire on Alderman Cox's legal action against Edmund Kean for adultery with Charlotte Cox, at the King's Bench. The alderman stands at centre, wearing the cuckold's horns, feeding Kean's love letters to his wife (standing to the left) into a cooking pot as the devil stokes the fire with bellows. These letters were read out in court: one, addressed to 'Little Breeches' (as is one of the letters in the pot), continued 'My darling love/Little impudent bitch, Come immediately & apologise for your impudence yesterday'. Kean lost and was forced to pay £800 to Cox, although the public disapproval that forced him to leave the country cost him far more.
[Ref: 29062]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Throwing up his Majesty's Fox Hounds.
Throwing up his Majesty's Fox Hounds.
Published as the Act directs April the 16th, 1782 by J.Langham, No 11. St Bride's Passage.
Engraving. 245 x 295mm.
Basil Feilding (1719-1800), Earl of Denbigh, vomiting up six foxhounds, and gesturing after a fox in the fields. Feilding was Master of the Royal Harriers and and Foxhounds from 1762 until the post was abolished in 1782 when Edmund Burke reformed the Royal finances. In 1777 Walpole called Feilding 'the lowest and most officious of the Court-Tools'.
BM: 5976.
[Ref: 6798]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A Dream. By the late Lord Littleton three Nights before his Death.
A Dream. By the late Lord Littleton three Nights before his Death. 'Fear came upon me, and Tremling, which made akk my Bones to shake. Then a Spirit passed before my Face, the Hairs of my Flesh stood up.' _ Job:
[n.d., c.1800.]
Mezzotint. 185 x 245mm, 7¼ x 9½". Trimmed into plate at bottom.
A spirit giving notice of Littleton's death.
[Ref: 9292]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Lecture on Heads Embellished by Jn.o Lockington.
The Lecture on Heads Embellished by Jn.o Lockington. 'N° 1. This is one of those extraordinary personages termed Conquerors; and may be thought great like Alexander, he having been where ambition has destroyed numbers; as tho' mankind was only made to be cut to Pieces. Such we call a Hero, a Warrior, a General, or Mankiller. N° 2. This is the head of an Eastern Chief. The Chiefs of which place is under great Subjection of Lacks of Rupees and Berguders or else Deposed of their Crowns; Torn from their families or Starved by our Modern Conquerors: which has been the case lately, he is called Tulgagee Mahah Rajah. To be Continued.
London Published as the Act directs Mar.h 9 1786 by J.Lockington Engraver Saville Passage, Conduit Street, Hanover Square.
Engraving. Sheet 315 x 190mm. Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
'No 1' is either the Duke of Richmond or Lord Amherst, the commander-in-chief in Canada. 'No.2' is Warren Hastings, who had been denounced by Edmund Burke the month before.
BM: 6922.
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The Mathew-orama for 1824
The Mathew-orama for 1824 or "Pretty Considerable d__d particular" Tit Bits from America - being all well at Natchitoches.
Augte. Hervieu delt. A. Ducote Lithoy.
[n.d., c.1835.]
Lithograph, sheet 222 x 264mm. Vertical centrefold, mounted to album page.
The actor Charles Mathews (1776 - 1835) in 14 of his American characters as played at the Lyceum for his 1824 'monodrama' entertainment ‘The Trip To America’. Under each character is lettered a quotation. Copied from the 1824 etching of the same title by Thomas Howell Jones, with minor differences in the image. Mathews enjoyed great acclaim during his 1822 -3 trip to America, though his impersonations of types of Americans were not well received when performed in the US in 1831. By Thomas Howell Jones (1824 - 1848; fl.) from a series of 'Mathew-oramas'.
See stock number 7803 (BM Satires: 14714). Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
[Ref: 7857]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Here Folly, Ignorance, and Pride, Combine [/] To prove Him, of the true Duncean line.
Here Folly, Ignorance, and Pride, Combine [/] To prove Him, of the true Duncean line. Studious he sate, with all his books around [/] Sinking from thought to thought, a vast profound! [/] Plung'd for his sence, but found no bottom there; [/] Then writ, & flounder'd on, in mere despair / Thro' Luna Veil'd one truly D-ll, we see / Nor fear to tell that Mortimer is He. / Pope'
Rigou scul.
[n.d., c.1745.]
Engraving with large margins. 210 x 170mm (8¼ x 6¾"). Faint crease.
Satire of Dr Cromwell Mortimer (c.1693-1752), a British physician, antiquary and second secretary of the Royal Society from 1730-1752. He sits at a table reading, surrounded by books, goaded by the devil. Twin portraits of Cromwell and Mortimer on the wall behind give a clue to his identitiy. It is believed the print was engraved by Jacques Rigaud (1681-1754) after Jane Hogarth (1709-1789), William Hogarth's wife. 'The date and immediate occasion of this satirical print do not appear; it was probably issued soon after the circulation of Mortimer's letter, 1744 [...] "The plan of Dr. Mortimer's present method of practice"; it announced, in the usual style of quack doctors, that he had specifics for every disease' (BM Satires).
BM Satire 2681.
[Ref: 30278]   £220.00  
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A Moving Scene on the Road to Slane.
A Moving Scene on the Road to Slane.
WHeath.
Pub June 29 1830 by T McLean 26 Haymarket.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet size: 265 x 375mm (10½ x 14¾"). Tears in right margin. Small margins.
Satire on the Conyngham family's exit from Windsor Castle following George IV's death, laden with gifts. The family are heading for 'Slane Castle', their Irish seat, which is depicted as a hovel and is placarded 'Man-Traps—Pigs beware'. The large Lady Conyngham wheels a barrow heaped with kettle (marked 'GR'), pans, and bellows. Behind her walks Lord Conyngham, with a bundle of bedding tied up in a blanket marked 'GR.', on his head and shoulders. In his left hand is a pair of tall tongs, topped by an antlered head. On the right walks a daughter, followed by the son, each with a huge bundle, that of Mount Charles inscribed 'Old Cloathes'. Behind the procession is a ragged Irish peasant woman, derisively holding up two fingers.
BM Satires: 16140.
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A New Mode, of Presenting Two Addresses at once.
A New Mode, of Presenting Two Addresses at once. When Scenes of Affliction, of Sorrow and Pain, / Affect our dear Relatives, Neighbours, or Friends [...]
[by Charles Williams]
Pub.d Feb.y 1818 by S.W. Fores No 50 Piccadilly
Etching with hand-colouring, platemark 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾") large margins. Paper watermarked '1816'.
Satire on Queen Charlotte's response to the death of Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales in 1817. Queen Charlotte (right) was in Bath at the time, and received the address of the Bath Corporation (to which she attends here with avid attention) at almost the same time as news of Princess Charlotte's death. A messenger (centre) delivers both pieces of news, Queen Charlotte taking the former and Princess Charlotte's husband Leopold I of Belgium responding to the latter. Etching by Charles Williams (1797 - 1830, fl.), prolific etcher of satires from his own designs and those of other artists (especially Woodward). Almost all his plates are anonymous and little work has been done to establish for certain which prints he made. As a result Williams is little-known in comparison with contemporaries such as Rowlandson and Gillray in spite of the comparable quality of some of his work.
BM Satires 12984.
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Old Copper the Waterman and the Duke of Grafton.
Old Copper the Waterman and the Duke of Grafton.
W.H. Pyne del.t Smart & Hunt sculp.t
London, Published Nov.r 1. 1822, by S.& J. Fuller, 34, Rathbone Place.
Hand-coloured aquatint and etching. Plate 222 x 278mm. 8¾ x 11". Repaired tear to right-hand side.
Scene on the Thames. A rather muscular sailor rowing a boat away from a pier at right upon which stands the Duke shaking his fist, his coat over his arm and hat flying off in the wind. A group of men and women in an adjacent vessel cheering. St Paul's Cathedral seen in the background. Henry Fitzroy (1760-1844), 4th Duke of Grafton was a politician, originally a tory by voting as a whig from c.1810 onwards.
[Ref: 18360]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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