[Cat and Ape Brothel.] Alas! Poor Whore, thourt fairly trap'd...
E. Heemskerk Inv.t et Pinx.t. Toms Sculp.
Engraving. Rare. Sheet: 315 x 375mm (12¼ x 14¾"). Trimmed within plate and laid on album sheet at corners. A brothel scene in which the customers are depicted as apes while the prostitutes are shown as cats. A cat sits upon an ape's knee , a couple look out from behind the drapes of a four-poster bed and a madam calculates her costs.
BM Satire: 1860
[Ref: 42495] £240.00
Antigallican Spirit; humbly Inscrib'd to Capt: Forster & the Managers of the Antigallican Private Ship of War.
Sold by T. Ewart the Corner of Hudsons Court near St. Martins Lane Strand.
Etching, rare. Plate: 165 x 200mm (6½ x 8") very large margins. Tears, creasing, paper tone and staining. A scene in which two sailors stand on the edge of a quay shaking hands. When the Seven Years' War broke out in 1756, Spain initially stayed neutral. However when a British privateer, the 'Antigallican', brought a captured the French ship, 'Penthievre', into the Bay of Cadiz, the Spanish authorities impounded both ships and insisted the 'Penthievre' should be returned to France, along with the 'Antigallican' which was awarded as compensation. Despite British outrage no military action was taken, but it marked the beginning of a decline in Anglo-Spanish relations, which eventually led to Spain joining the war. The 'Antigallican' remained a symbol of British sea supremacy over the French and Spanish.
BM Satire 5861.
[Ref: 42734] £280.00
Bergen-op-Zoom, 1747. As Lowendahl of late the Wallls he did scour...
Engraving with later hand-colour. Very rare. Plate: 400 x 280mm (15¾ x 11"). Creasing, damage to edges and tipped into album sheet. Small margins. A satirical print discussing the seige and ransacking of Bergen-op-Zoom by the French under Ulrich Lowendal in 1747 during the war of Austrian Succession.
[Ref: 42721] £680.00
The Boxes. O woe is me, t'have seen what I have seen [/] Seeing what I see. Shakespear.
Opie Inv.t. [In reverse.]
Pud Dec.r 12 1809 by T. Rowlandson No1. James S.t Adelphi.
Etching. Very scarce. Plate: 205 x 330mm (8 x 13"). Staining in lower edge. A comic scene at a theatre showing the audience getting up to all sorts of hijinks. One box contains an embracing couple, one man vomits on a man below him, a man pokes a woman's bottom with an umbrella while others chat across boxes, very few people seem to be looking at the stage.
[Ref: 42607] £360.00
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.
[Ref: 42447] £110.00
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
Comfort to the Cross.
J.s Gillray inv.t & fec.t
Pub.d Feb.y 6.th 1800, by H. Humphrey 27 S.t James's Street.
Hand-coloured engraving. Plate: 195 x 260mm (7¾ x 10¼"). Surface dirt. A scene showing a old woman cleaning her feet and scraping her corns.
[Ref: 42713] £320.00
Desire with Hope.
Pub. June 4. 1810, by Edw.d Orme, London.
Engraving. Plate: 210 x 160mm (8¼ x 6¼") large margins. A man looks greedily at a bottle of wine held by a second man.
[Ref: 42629] £65.00
[Employment] during Recess. [Le-Gagne-Petit. Poisson Salé.]
Published by H. Humphrey, New Bond S.t, Nov.r 25 1786.
Etching, scarce. Watermark J Whatman; Sheet: 330 x 200mm (13 x 8"). Trimmed within plate with part of the title missing, staining. A political satire showing Charles James Fox working as a knife sharpener on St James's Street and Edmund Burke as a fish seller, carrying turbot tied to a stick along Pall Mall wearing only a coat and hat.
[Ref: 42719] £260.00
Les Clubs en Angleterre. L'orateuse:- Je dois répondre à l'honorable prépinante une chose...
J. Platier. Imp d'Aubert & Co.
Chez Bauger R. de Croissant, 16. Chez Aubert Pl. de la Bourse 29.
Lithograph. Sheet: 345 x 265mm (13½ x 10½"). Light foxing. A scene showing a group of women at a meeting of a members club. The orator dicusses the movement of the club to import Brussel sprouts and corks.
[Ref: 42492] £70.00
London, Publish'd Nov.r 1.st 1806 by H. Humphrey, 27 St James's Street.
Hand-coloured etching. In ink verso "Leighton"; Sheet: 210 x 260mm (8¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed, surface dirt and marking. Creases. A comic scene showing a man fast asleep in his chair, his wig falling to the ground.
[Ref: 42714] £260.00
The Female Coterie Well, this is certainly one of the most usefull institutions!_ Lame Lover
T. Bonnor del et sculp
[London Magzine, October 1770]
Etching, platemark approx. 115 x 175mm (4½ x 7"). Satirical print showing a meeting of the Ladies Club or the Coterie, a club for ladies formed in May/June 1770, which met at Almack's Rooms on Pall Mall. It's membership consisted of the Whig elite and was not exclusively female: Horace Walpole was also a member. Gillian Russell has written of how this print shows 'the stigmatization of the Coterie as a site of feminized (and feminizing) licentiousness', promoting promiscuity, adultery, drinking and irresponsible gambling, traditionally associated with gentleman's clubs but here usurped by women.
BM Satires 4472; see Gillian Russell, 'Women, Sociability and Theatre in Georgian London', p.75.
[Ref: 42458] £110.00
Designed & Published by G. Rowe [n.d., c.1839]
Rare lithograph, printed area250 x 295mm (9¾ x 11½"). Repaired tear to margins. Four bankers sit at a table making an inventory of the complex assets of the 'ghost' of the title, who, to make things more complicated, hovers above the company, gleefully distributing codicils. One of these is in the includes the text 'Corporation of Gloucester' and 'Jam. Wood'. The artist and lithograph George Rowe (1796-1864) lived in Cheltenham and depicted sights and people of local interest. The 'ghost' in question here is probably James Wood (1756-1836), who ran Gloucester Old Bank, one of the earliest private banks in England. After Wood's death it was absorbed by the County of Gloucestershire Banking Company. Rowe also made a print of Gloucester Old Bank.
For Rowe's print of Gloucester Old Bank see ref. 17546.
[Ref: 42003] £140.00
Goody Two Shoes Turned Barber. or Colonial Conciliation. Lord Goderich. 2 Lord Howick.
HB [in image lower left]
Published by Tho.s McLean, 26 Haymarket June 28th 1832. A. Ducote's Lithogr.y 70 St. Martin's Lane
Lithograph with fine hand-colouring, printed area 260 x 365mm (10¼ x 14¼"), large margins. Satire on British policy in the West Indies, with the two white men identified as Viscount Goderich and Lord Howick.
[Ref: 42110] £180.00
The Jovial Drinker. / A pox on those Fools, who exclaim against wine, / and fly the dear sweets that the Bottle doth bring, / It Heightens the Fancy; the Wit does Refine, / and he that was first drunk was made the first King...
Sutton Nicholls sculp.
Printed and Sold by Samuel Lyne at the Globe in Newgate Street London. [n.d. c.1740.]
Etching & engraving. 18th century watermark; 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Four tears into plate, two taped. left edge soiled. A scene of a drunken man, wig askew, walking up a hill away from a walled city. On the right a woman supports a vomiting man. A rustic pub has a sign with a flask: the hill and the sign suggest this is the famous inn 'The Flask', in Highgate. Underneath are four verses, with music top right.
[Ref: 42271] £260.00
[Modern China.] Satyrisches Bild. China modernisirt sich.
Cajetan del. J.W. Zincke sc.
Wein im Bureau der Theaterzeitung, Rauhensteingasse No. 926. [n.d., c.1850.]
Fine hand-coloured engraving. Plate: 210 x 265mm (8¼ x 10½"). Marking. A satirical view of China and the influence of European countries on the Chinese in the mid 19th century. European powers had been fighting for control of China since the 1830s. The influence of the West is shown through the european fashion the Chinese figures are wearing, a shop in the background is called 'Marchand de Mode de Paris', and in the foreground a boy sells rats.
[Ref: 42735] £160.00
E. Hull inv.t et fecit 1.st May 1816.
Etching. Plate: 230 x 145mm (9 x 5¾") with large margins. A figure with a fish head asks a woman with a dog's head to dance while musicians play behind and couples look on.
[Ref: 42751] £120.00
E. Hull inv.t et fecit 1.st May 1816.
Etching. Plate: 230 x 145mm (9 x 5¾"), with large margins. Three couples with animal heads dance together while two figures play wind instruments behind them.
[Ref: 42752] £120.00
E. Hull inv.t et fecit 1.st May 1816.
Etching. J. Whatman watermark 1816. Plate: 230 x 145mm (9 x 5¾"), with large margins. Several figures with strange heads, some animals some distorted dance in a group while smaller creatures dance before them.
[Ref: 42753] £120.00
[Dancing and Musicians.]
E. Hull inv.t et fecit 1.st May 1816.
Etching. J. Whatman watermark 1816. Plate: 230 x 145mm (9 x 5¾"), with large margins. Figures with animal heads dance in a circle while a group of musicians play to the left of them, one sitting in a tree.
[Ref: 42754] £120.00
[Untitled Anti-Parliamentarian satire.]
Engraving, scarce. Sheet 155 x 125mm (6¼ x 5"). Trimmed to printed border, laid on album paper. A satire aimed at the radical policies of the Parliamentarians during the upheaval of the Civil Wars. A man stands on the Thirty-Nine Articles and the Book of Common Prayer, with a demon whispering in his ear. He holds a rope connected to sacks of spoils, including 'Crown Revenues', 'Dean and Chapter Lands' 'Plunder from Noblemen' & 'Bodkins and Thimbles'. He refers to St Paul's Cathedral ('S.P.' top right), saying 'Make it a stable' (which the Parliamentarian forces did) and 'Let it out to the Jews' (an untrue but persistant rumour about Cromwell's intentions).
[Ref: 42124] £220.00
The Parson's Clerk.
[by Theodore Lane?]
Coloured aquatint, rare. Sheet 265 x 280mm (10½ x 11"). Trimmed to border and around upper image. A Boxing match outside pub. Illustrations to a comic song in ridicule of cant and hypocrisy.
[Ref: 42438] £180.00
The Rabbit Merchant.
[Thomas Tegg.][n.d., c.1810.]
Hand-coloured engraving. Sheet: 340 x 245mm (13½ x 9½"). Trimmed within plate, tears in edges, staining and surface dirt. A scene showing a rabbit merchant selling his wares to a pair of women, a dog jumps up to grab one of the rabbits behind his back.
BM Satire 11644.
[Ref: 42715] £240.00
Chez Aubert gal Véro-Dodat. Imp d'Aubert & Cie.
Lithograph. Sheet: 335 x 265mm (13¼ x 10½"). Tears in bottom edge and light foxing. A French satirical print showing a group of aprentices shouting racist things at a smartly dressed black man.
[Ref: 42493] £130.00
Giles Grinagain inv.t et fec.t.
Published Dec.r 1. 1801. by S. Howitt, Panton Street.
Coloured etching. 210 x 250mm (8¼ x 9¾"). Thread margins. An angry French hairdresser complains about the patch of soot left on his sleeve by a chimney sweep, saying, ''Morbieu! You black Devils! see have You make black all my Jacket! How I can go to dress my Lord? for what you not wear white Clothes''. The sweep holds out his left arm, whitened by impact, saying, ''Look ye here, d--n You! what You've done you at Frog - I shan't be able to get the White out for Six Months to come''. 'Giles Grinagain' was probably a pseudonym for Samuel Howitt.
BM Satires 9815.
[Ref: 42183] £190.00
The New Royal Arms of England. The Supporters of the Crown are Alfred the Great and Cha.s Ja.s Fox, the Founder and last popular Defender of the Constitution- On the Shield, one and three, the King; two and four, the Duke of Sussex. Among the Branches of the Oak may be traced Portraits of Lords Grey, Brougham, Althorpe and J. Russell.
R. J. Hamerton del.t.
Published by J. M.cCormick 147, Strand, London. Printed by Lefeure & Co. 52 Newman St. [n.d., c.1832.]
Fine lithograph. Sheet: 280 x 255mm (11 x 10") very large margins. Some marking on right side off image. A satirical print celebrating the passing of the Reform Act in 1832, showing the major figures involved in the passing of the law. A transformation image.
[Ref: 42611] £260.00
A Small Tea Party of Superannuated Politicians.
H.B. [in image lower left]
London, Published by T. McLean, 26, Haymarket. Aug.t 13, 1829. Printed by J. Netherclift 8 Newman St.
Lithograph with very fine hand-colouring, printed area 275 x 330mm (10¾ x 13"). Tear from top edge. Satirical likenesses of elderly Tory stalwarts who opposed Catholic Relief: (l-r) Thomas Manners Sutton, 1st Baron Manners (shown in by a servant); Sophia, sister of Nicholas Vansittart, 1st Baron Bexley (who stands second from right); a servant attending John Freeman Mitford, 1st Baron Reedesdale; John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon; Bexley; and Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth. Reedsdale and Sidmouth both gave their last speeches earlier in 1829. Lithograph by John Doyle (1797-1868), cartoonist and painter who went by the pseudonym 'H.B.' Doyle began making political prints in 1827 and over a period of 22 years usually issued one a month during parliamentary seasons. While his prosperity enabled Doyle to move to a fashionable address overlooking Hyde Park which drew him into a circle of prestigious writers and artists including Wordsworth, Dickens and Coleridge, Doyle preserved his anonymity as 'H.B.' until 1843, when he revealed himself to Sir Robert Peel in a seventeen page letter justifying his motives and principles as a cartoonist.
BM Satires 15846
[Ref: 42466] £160.00
Portrait of a Noble Duke. "I should think this head possest some talent for Military affairs." Phrenological Lecture.
Published by Tho.s M.cLean, 26 Haymarket 1829.
Hand-coloured etching. Framed. Plate: 250 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½"). Unexamined out of frame. A profile portrait of Wellington (1769-1852), in which his features are made up of military emblems, his recognisable roman nose is made up of part of tent, the barrel of a canon represents his eyes, his ear a drum. His famous victories Vittoria, Salamanca and Waterloo are written upon his forehead. A commentary on an attack by Inglis, whilst Wellington was Prime Minister, in which he stated that whilst Wellington was a proven military leader he was not so able when it came to commanding opinion.
BM Satire 15691.
[Ref: 42388] £550.00