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And Isaac said, Behold the Fire & the Wood: But where is the Lamb for a Burnt-offering?
And Isaac said, Behold the Fire & the Wood: But where is the Lamb for a Burnt-offering?
WBaillie inv.t & sculp.t. 1765.
Etching. 175 x 125mm (6¾ x 8¾"), with margins. Chip in left margin.
Abraham preparing to sacrifice Isaac (Gen. XXII), standing, arms folded, in front of a log pyre, the knife lying on the ground beside him. Isaac holds a bundle of kindling and a torch.
[Ref: 54487]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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An Old Macaroni Critic at a New Play. 22
An Old Macaroni Critic at a New Play. 22
R.St.G.M. pinxit.
Publish'd as the Act directs Nov.r 16. 1772, by M Dary, 39 Strand.
Etching. Plate 177 x 247mm (7 x 9¾"), with margins.
Macaroni satire: a portly gentleman seated in profile to right, peers through a glass held to his left eye, at his feet an open book lettered, "The Critical Quadrant or Rules for Judging of the Sublime in Tragedy by Benj. Bombas".
BM Satires: 4699.
[Ref: 54517]   £170.00   (£204.00 incl.VAT)
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An Ancient & Modern Apostle.
An Ancient & Modern Apostle.
London, Published by Tho.s McLean, 26, Haymarket, 1827.
Fine coloured aquatint. Sheet 195 x 285mm (7¾ x 11¼") Trimmed, affecting text, tear bottom right corner.
A lord in dress uniform refuses to recognise the ragged vistor who claims to be his brother.
[Ref: 54447]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Anglo-Gallic Salutations in London_or  Practice makes perfect!
Anglo-Gallic Salutations in London_or Practice makes perfect! "Gode a morning Sare, did it rain towmorrow? "yase it vas"
G.C.k sculp.
Pub.d June 6th 1822 by G. Humphrey- 27 S.t James's Stre.t London.
Fine hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"). Trimmed inside platemark; tear and holes..
A comic scene in which two French men staying in London greet each other in ungrammatical English. They are outside the White Bear, Piccadilly, ''The Original Paris Coach Office'', advertising coaches to France. Pair to 'Anglo-Parisian Salutations' (ref. 43642).
BM Satire 14440.
[Ref: 54397]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Arithmetic.
Arithmetic. The Multiplication Table. Addition _ Division _ Fractions.
[Drawn and engraved by William Heath.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 215 x 180mm (8½ x 11"). Trimmed and laid on album paper.
A large woman falls from a gallery onto a dining table, scattering the fare. One from a series of satires on educational subjects.
[Ref: 54314]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Arithmetic.
Arithmetic. Compound Division.
[Drawn and engraved by William Heath.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 170 x 210mm (6¾ x 8¼"). Trimmed and laid on album paper.
A man stands at a serving hatch with signs 'Compounds &c' and 'Gin and Bitters' as his glass is filled. Standing on the right is a black woman wearing a soldier's tunic. One from a series of satires on educational subjects.
[Ref: 54313]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Ax About.
Ax About.
Printed and Published by W. Davison Alnwick. [n.d., c.1815.]
Woodcut. Sheet 260 x 185mm (10¼ x 7½"). Cut to plate on right side.
A stout balding man holds a smoking pipe. His arms are folded over a table and looks over his shoulder.
[Ref: 54521]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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A Bad Fit.
A Bad Fit. This is not my Hat? _ It must be yours, Sir, there's no other left.
[Engraved by George Hunt? after M. Egerton?]
London, Published by Tho.s McLean, 26, Haymarket. 1826.
Coloured aquatint. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), paper watermarked ''J Whatman Turkey Mill 1824''. With small margins. Mounted in album paper at edges.
The attributions are purely on stylistic grounds.
[Ref: 54461]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The Barber of Seville.
The Barber of Seville. Extracted from the Monthly Mirror - New Series No. XIV.
Publish'd Mar 15. 1808 by Lauire & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.
Hand-coloured etching. 190 x 225mm (7½ x 8¾"), with letterpress underneath, sheet 290 x 225mm (11½ x 8¾"). Trimmed to plate on three sides.
An illustration and ten-verse poem satirising Gioachino Rossini's 'Barber of Seville. A woman with cross-eyes and a hairy chin sits under a grape-trellis and an orange-tree; a barber kneels at her feet. In the song the amour promises to shave her every morning if she will marry him.
BM Satire 11195.
[Ref: 54351]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Nelson's Victory; _ or _ Good-news operating upon Loyal-Feelings.
Nelson's Victory; _ or _ Good-news operating upon Loyal-Feelings.
[after James Gillray.]
[n.d., c.1798.]
Etching. 175 x 230mm (7 x 9"). Trimmed into plate, folded as issued, some soiling.
The reactions of senior members of the Whig Opposition to the news of Nelson's victory at Abukir (the Battle of the Nile), 1798; Burdett, Jekyll, Lansdowne, Bedford, Erskine, Norfolk, Tierney, Sheridan & Fox, who is hanging himself, leaving a note 'Farewell to the Whig Club'. A copy of the Gillray satire published by Hannah Humphrey.
BM Satires 9248a.
[Ref: 54331]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Monument to be Erected to the Memory of the R.t Hon.ble W.m Beckford Esq.r.
Monument to be Erected to the Memory of the R.t Hon.ble W.m Beckford Esq.r.
For the Oxford Mag.
[1770.]
Etching. 165 x 110mm (6½ x 4¼"), with margins.
A monument to William Beckford with allegorical figures, including Britannia and Hercules, mourning him.
BM Satires 4396.
[Ref: 54386]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Whims of the Moment or the Bedford Level!!
Whims of the Moment or the Bedford Level!!
Woodward del. [Etched by Isaac Cruikshank]
[London Pub No 20 1795 by S W Fores No 50 Piccadilly NB Folios of Caracatures lent out for the Evening]
Coloured etching, E & P watermark. Sheet 230 x 350mm (9 x 13¾"). Trimmed within plate, losing publication line at top.
Two panels: on the left a well-dressed man staggers back in horror as he regards his queue of hair which has been roughly cropped from the back of the neck; on the right a farmer smiles as he shows off his neck, shaved at the back of his head. Francis Russell (1765-1802), 5th Duke of Bedford, protested against the imposition of a tax on hair powder in 1795 by cutting his hair short, a style that became known as the 'Bedford Level', after the area of the Fens reclaimed by his family.
BM Satires 8763.
[Ref: 54563]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Duke of Portland] Iohn Bull contemplating a Statue of Portland Stone.
[Duke of Portland] Iohn Bull contemplating a Statue of Portland Stone.
[by Charles Williams]
Pub.d April 1807 by Walker N.o7 Cornhill.
Hand-coloured etching. 250 x 365mm (9¾ x 14½'') very large margins. Ink marginalia, printer's crease.
William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, caricatured as a statue, with a sign saying 'Repaired and Whitewash'd in the Year 1807' around his neck. He became Prime Minister in 1807, despite being deaf, gouty and infirm, merely as an acceptable figurehead to his fractious ministers.
BM Satire 10718.
[Ref: 54470]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Dr Tom Bentley.
Dr Tom Bentley.
Cavr. Ghezzi. del. [Engraved by Arthur Pond.]
[n.d., c.1760.]
Etching, 18th century watermark; 340 x 210mm (13¼ x 8¼"). Trimmed to plate on three sides, to image on right. Crease lower corner.
A caricature of Thomas Bentley LLD (1693 - 1742), classical scholar, probably on his grand tour 1725-6. After Pierleone Ghezzi (1674 - 1755), caricaturist and etcher who worked in Rome. It was used by Hogarth for his plate 'Characters and Caricaturas' to exemplify the difference (as Hogarth saw it) between the caricature of Ghezzi, Leonardo et al, and his own delineation of character.
BM: 1873,0712.643. See Martin Myrone & Tim Batchelor, 'Rude Britannia: British Comic Art'; Bindman: Hogarth and his Times; Hake:80.
[Ref: 54324]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Militia galantry - or The Soldiers cowardly retreat to save his Bacon; at the expence of his fair Inamorata.
Militia galantry - or The Soldiers cowardly retreat to save his Bacon; at the expence of his fair Inamorata.
[by Charles Williams.
Pub.d 1821 by S.W. Fores Piccadilly corner of Sackville Street.
Coloured etching. 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾") very large margins.
Between signs pointing to Cheltenham and Gloucester, a woman kneels at the feet of Col. Berkeley, a tall handsome man in regimentals, wearing a plumed cocked hat. He holds a flag inscribed Letters to Amuse the Public expose the Writer and save my Pocket; on this hangs a letter-file on which papers are spiked. She begs ''In Pity don't Expose me!''. He says ''They will save me thousands''. A coach of onlookers comment, including ''Where's the Honor of a Soldier and Faith there is none in this''. William Berkeley (1786-18570, 1st Earl FitzHardinge, was sued by coach proprietor John Waterhouse for ''Criminal conversation'' with Waterhouse's wife. Despite the attempts satirised here, Waterhouse was awarded £1000 damages at Gloucester Assizes. The scandal did not stop Berkeley becoming Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire in 1836.
BM Satires 14274a, a second state with 'Militia' instead of 'Military'.
[Ref: 54579]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Blessings of Paper Money or King a Bad Subject.
The Blessings of Paper Money or King a Bad Subject.
G. Cruikshank fec.t.
Pub.d August 1st 1811 by M. Jones, Newgate Street.
Coloured etching. Sheet 200 x 410mm (8 x 16"). Folded as issued, split in fold taped.
John Bull is seated on a close stool and is surrounded by political figures who alternately feed him, purge him and bleed him with leeches. Napoleon Bonaparte benefits by collecting the gold coins John defecates into a chamber pot..
BM Satires 11731 (not on line).
[Ref: 54437]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A sketch from the Central Board of Health or The Real Ass-i-Antic Cholera!!
A sketch from the Central Board of Health or The Real Ass-i-Antic Cholera!!
[by Henry Heath.] W. Clerk lith, 41 Dean St Soho.
[Published by S.W. Fores, 1832.]
Lithograph. Sheet 280 x 395mm (11 x 15½"). Trimmed top and bottom, losing publication line, laid on album paper.
A group of doctors parade a dummy with a skeleton's head representing cholera: a group of people run screaming from it. A doctor is shouting through a loud speaker: "Contagious to all but doctors!" A satire on the Board of Health set up when the second cholera pandemic (1826-37, also known as the Asiatic cholera pandemic), reached England in 1831. It depicts the board (Sir William Pym, Sir William Burnett, Sir B. Martin, Sir James McGrigor) as scaremongers, profiterring from fees charged for quarantining patients.
Wellcome 11405i.
[Ref: 54378]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Body Snatcher.
The Body Snatcher.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Coloured woodcut. Sheet 170 x 180mm (6¾ x 7"). Trimmed close to printed border.
A ragged man approaches a doctor, dead cat in hand, asking ''I say Mister Doctor, do you buy Subjects''. The doctor replies ''Yes, but you look too much like a Burker''. A satire on the murders by William Burke and William Hare, who sold the corpses to Robert Knox for dissection.
[Ref: 54502]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Bond Street Bucks & Keen Countryman.
Bond Street Bucks & Keen Countryman. Two Bond Street loungers discoursing in Piccadilly, one of them said, he wish'd much to go into the Country, upon which the other made the following observation: / "In the Country, my Friend there is nought to be seen, / "But an Ass on a Common, or a Goose on a Green." / A countryman passing at the time, pronounced the following impromptu: / "There would be in the Country them things to be seen / "Were you on a Common your Friend on a Green''.
Published 20.th Aug.t 1804, by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London.
Coloured etching with stipple. 200 x 250 (8 x 9¾"), with wide margins.
A conversation outside a bookshop on the corner of Bond Street and Piccadilly.
BM Satires 10356.
[Ref: 54414]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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A Bond Street Lounger Recently Detected.
A Bond Street Lounger Recently Detected. Sir you've stole my Gown here it is under your Hat...
Publish'd Nov.r 18 1802 by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London.
Etching. Sheet 200 x 235mm (8 x 9¼"). Trimmed within plate.
Caught by his landlady with her gown under his hat, the lodger tries to laugh it off as a prank. However a painting on the rear wall, 'View of Port Jackson', reminds the viewer that penal transportation to Australia was a common penalty for such petty theft.
[Ref: 54355]   £320.00  
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[Two lovers in an elegant bedroom]
[Two lovers in an elegant bedroom]
[after Jean Baptiste Pater.]
[n.d., c.1740.]
Engraving, proof before all letters. Sheet 295 x 380 (11½ x 15"). Trimmed within plate. Foxing.
The woman sits on the end of the bed, drawing the man to her, while he gestures at a cat and a dog that pick off the remains of their meal.
[Ref: 54602]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Breakfast. Symptons of Drowsiness. [&] Dinner. Symptoms of Eating and Drinking.
Breakfast. Symptons of Drowsiness. [&] Dinner. Symptoms of Eating and Drinking.
H. Bunbury Esq.r Delin.t. W. Dickinson Execudit.
Published April 21, 1803 by Jn.o Harris No.3 Sweetings Alley, Cornhill, & 8 Old Broad Street, London.
Pair of stipples. 350 x 450mm (13¾ x 17¾") very wide margins left & right (marginal tears). 'Breakfast' trimmed to plate at top, 'Dinner' with loss of margin to plate at bottom.
The 'Breakfast' shows sportsmen in a bare breakfast parlour; the 'Dinner' shows five men and two ladies seated at a more opulent dinner-table. These plates would have been originally published by Dickinson in the 1780s.
See BM Satires 8537 & 8538 for 1794 editions.
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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 into border and title at top. Binding folds as normal.
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: 54395]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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A Broken Leg, or the Carpenter the Best Surgeon.
A Broken Leg, or the Carpenter the Best Surgeon. Halloo! Young Glewgot - de ye see Jack Junk has shivered his Timbers _ and wee want a Splice here.
Published 24th Feb.y 11800, by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London.
Etching. 200 x 245mm (8 x 9½").
A group of sailors in a street. When one of their number falls a surgeon rushes to help, but is restrained, as they need a carpenter to fix the broken wooden peg leg.
BM Satires 9110.
[Ref: 54482]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Henry Brougham] Anticipation. A Black Sheep on the Woolsack.
[Henry Brougham] Anticipation. A Black Sheep on the Woolsack. The Baron St Domingo Chancellor of England, [vignette coronet] in 1850. This Plate Dedicated to Lord Brougham in Commemoration of his Spirited Speech in the House of Lords on Wednesday August 14th 1833.
Printed by G.E. Madeley, 3 Wellington St, Strand.
Published by M. Humphrey, St James's S.t [n.d., 1833].
Rare coloured lithograph. Printed area 305 x 230mm (12 x 9"), with large margins.
A black man with no shirt or shoes, wearing striped shorts and the Chancellor's wig and gown. After Brougham's speech in favour of the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act, this caricature suggests that in 1850 the Chancellor could be a West Indian black man.
Not in BM Satires.
[Ref: 54424]   £450.00  
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Call Again Tomorrow.
Call Again Tomorrow. Written by Mr. C. Dibden; Composed by Mr. Reeve; and sung by Mr Smith, with unbounded Applause, in the ''Magic Minstrel,'' at the Aquatic Theatre, Sadlers' Wells. 499.
Publish'd Nov. 1. 1808 by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London.
Etching set in letterpress, sheet 285 x 225mm (11¼ x 9"). Laid on album sheet, some red ruling.
A debtor telling his creditor through a window to come back tomorrow, while thinking of ways to raise money without working.
[Ref: 54368]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The True Effigies of the Members of the Calves Head Club, held on ye 30th. of January 1734. at ye Golden Eagle in Suffolk Street in ye County of Middlesex.
The True Effigies of the Members of the Calves Head Club, held on ye 30th. of January 1734. at ye Golden Eagle in Suffolk Street in ye County of Middlesex.
[n.d., c.1735.]
Scarce etching, part 18th century watermark. Sheet 210 x 195mm (8¼ x 7¾"). Trimmed into plate on left, to plate on other sides, bottom right corner loss.
A group of young Whig artistocrats celebrating the anniverary of the execution of Charles I. They sit at a round table with a centrepiece of a calf's head with a moustache and nightcap, toasting the 'pious Memory of Oliver Cromwell'. One member looks out of a window at a bonfire. The original Calve's Head Club was said to be a republican secret society meeting in the 1690s. A dinner of young aristocrats was held on 30 January 1735, aping the earlier club, led to disorder when the mob found out what was occuring.
BM Satires 2141.
[Ref: 54449]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Eques Cantab.
Eques Cantab.
[after Henry Bunbury.]
[n.d., c.1769.]
Etching with drypoint. 105 x 165mm (4¼ x 6½"). Album stains at corners. Small margins.
A Cambridge student with a macaroni queue holding out his driving whip as if it is a lance, riding a defecating horse. King's College Chapel can be seen in the distance.
BM Satire 4724.
[Ref: 54592]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Eques Cantab.
Eques Cantab.
HWBunbury delin. J. Bretherton. f.
Publish'd as the Act directs May 1772. By J. Bretherton No. 134 New Bond Street.
Etching. 205 x 250mm (8 x 9¾") very large margins. Top corners of margins torn off.
A Cambridge academic riding to the races, passing a signpost pointing towards Newmarket and away from Cambridge. In the distance is King's College Chapel and another tower.
BM Satire 4723.
[Ref: 54593]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A Camp Scene.
A Camp Scene.
H.W. Bunbury Esq.r Del.t. G. White Sculp.t.
Publish.d June the 25th 1784 by C. White, Stafford Row Pimlico.
Stipple, printed in sepia. 315 x 400mm (12¼ x 15¾"). Trimmed to plate top and bottom. Small margins left & right. Foxing.
A scene in a military encampment. Three visitors (two men and a woman) watch with amusement as a soldier, dressed in full regimentals including a busby, shaves another despite having a spade and axe thrust through his belt.
BM Satires 6727.
[Ref: 54586]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Card Party.
The Card Party. No. 2
D. Teniers pinx.t. Caldwell sculp.
London, Published June 4th 1807 by John P. Thompson , Great Newport Street.
Coloured engraving. 210 x 235mm (8¼ x 9¼"). Narrow margins.
An anthropomorphic satire, with monkeys wearing feathered caps, drinking and playing cards.
[Ref: 54326]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[A woman playing cards.]
[A woman playing cards.]
C. Bretherton f.
Published as the Act directs [n.d., c.1770.]
Etching, part 18th century watermark. 110 x 90mm (4¼ x 3½"), with wide margins. Slight diagonal crease.
An elderly lady in a high hat playing cards, with her coins on the gaming table.
[Ref: 54455]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Caricature Magazine or Hudibrastic Mirror, By Thomas Rowlandson Esq.r. Vol. 1.
Caricature Magazine or Hudibrastic Mirror, By Thomas Rowlandson Esq.r. Vol. 1.
[Drawn by George Moutard Woodward.]
Published by T. Tegg, No 111 Cheapside [n.d., c.1810].
Etched titlepage with hand colour. 250 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½). Bottom edges, chipped within platemark. Damaged.
The titlepage of a later edition of the Caricature Magazine, originally 'By G.M. Woodward Esq.r', with 'Woodward Inv.t et del.t' erased.
See BM Satires 10917.
[Ref: 54439]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Measure of Happiness, or a Royal visit to the Dey of Tunis or the Great Plenipo _
The Measure of Happiness, or a Royal visit to the Dey of Tunis or the Great Plenipo _
[by William Heath.]
Pub July 20 1820 by S.W. Fores 50 Piccadilly.
Scarce coloured etching, watermark 1820; 1820. 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), with margins. Tears and creasing. Borders messy.
Caroline of Brunswick in Turkish costume, with much of her vast bosom on display, smoking a hookah. An interpreter makes pleasantries, to which Caroline replies ''I am as Happy as the Dey [altered to Day] is Long!!!''. A disgruntled Bartolommeo Bergami stands behind. An anti-Caroline satire of her visit to Tunis in 1816, published as George IV tried to win a divorce by the Pains and Penalties Bill 1820.
BM Satires 13767.
[Ref: 54560]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Caroline of Brunswick and Bergami] Chastity!
[Caroline of Brunswick and Bergami] Chastity! Chaste as the Icecle, / That's Curded by the frost from purest snow / and hands on Dian's temple.
Sr Facto del. [Etched by George Cruikshank]
London Pub.d by G. Humphtrety 27 St James's St 1820.
Etching. 135 x 195mm (5¼ x 7¾") very large margins.
Caroline of Brunswick and Bartolomeo Bergami embracing on a couch, she in the Turkish peasant woman costume she wore at a ball given by her in Naples, Bergamo in the hussar costume that he wore as Chamberlain. Originally published as one of four related scenes as 'La Gloire des Honnetes Gens!!', for this issue the plate has been cut down.
BM Satires 13731
[Ref: 54457]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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This is the House for Cash Built!!
This is the House for Cash Built!! A Pretty play for grown up gentlemen during the Parliamentary recess.
[by Isaac Cruikshank.]
Pub.d Dec.r 1st 1797 by S.W. Fores No 50 Piccadilly Corner of Sackville St, Folios of Caracatures lent out for the Evening.
Rare coloured etching, watermark 1794; Sheet 360 x 480mm (14¼ x 19"). Trimmed to plate. Some stains, tear at centre, crease bottom.
A satire in ten numbered compartments, based on 'This is the House that Jack Built'. 1 is the Treasury ('The House') and 2 is a pile of moneybags ('cole'). 3 to 10 are caricatures of politicians: Pitt the Younger, Dundas, Wilkes, Fox, Sheridan, Burke, Loughborough and Thurlow.
BM Satires 9044.
[Ref: 54426]   £380.00  
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Catch'd Napping.
Catch'd Napping.
[after Isaac Cruikshank?]
Published 1st Dec.r 1794. by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.
Coloured etching with stipple, part 18th century watermark. 200 x 245mm (8 x 9¾") large margins.
Two country girls lie on a bank asleep, one with an errant breast. Two young sportsmen with guns creep up, as if they are stalking game.
BM Satire 8588, suggesting the attribution to Cruikshank.
[Ref: 54346]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Cato Street Conspirators.
Cato Street Conspirators.
London. Published for J. Bailey, 116, Chancery Lane.
Fine & rare coloured etching. Sheet 180 x 220mm (7 x 8½"). Trimmed within plate and folded, as issued.
The shoot-out in the loft, with Arthur Thistlewood, the ringleader of the group, running through the arresting officer, Richard Smithers, with a sword. The names of the protagonists marked with a key. The Cato Street Conspiracy was a plot to murder Prime Minister Lord Liverpool and his ministers in 1820. This etching probably illustrated a pamphlet.
[Ref: 54339]   £320.00  
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The Cause of the War. Oczakoff.
The Cause of the War. Oczakoff. The Political Blind=Buff Man or the Minist-l Expediency.
London Pub.d April 1791 by W. Holland N° 50 Oxford St.t In Holland's Exhibition Rooms may be seen the largest Collection of Caricatures in Europe Admit.ce One Shil.g.
Coloured etching, 18th century watermark; Sheet 280 x 420mm (11 x 16½"). Trimmed to image on three sides, into plate at bottom. Vertical crease on left.
King Frederick William of Prussia uses his foot to push forward a blindfolded Pitt, who sets fire to two cities marked Cronstadt and 'Rerel'. The resulting smoke covers Russian Riga, Poland, Germany and Austria. To Frederick's left is Henry Fox, Baron Holland, as a fat burgher, saying "What a blessed Alliance". In the far left is a citizen reading newspaper headlines about the loss of Baltic trade and new taxes on Malt and Porter. To the right is a boat with four men: the helmsman says, "I would rather be a Baltic trader"; oarsmen say, "Do not mind it, it will bring other wars" and "No prize money"; a man looking through a telescope says, "No Galeons - Storms, Sholas & Rocks." A man standing on the shore shouts to the boat "nothing good to be got by it". The satire suggests that Frederick was more interested in acquiring Danzig (Gdansk) while suggesting to Pitt that the Russian occupation of Oczakoff (renamed Odessa by Catherine II) was of more importance, so Britain would help fulfil his ambition.
BM Satires 7847.
[Ref: 54459]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cetshwayo & John Bright] Extremes Meet.
[Cetshwayo & John Bright] Extremes Meet.
E.C. Mountford.
The Dart Sixth Year, No 302. Friday, August 4, 1882.
Rare lithograph. Sheet 290 x 220mm (11½ x 8¾"). Tears on left, one entering image. Creasing top left.
A caricature of John Bright (1811-1889, MP for Birmingham) wagging his finger at Zulu King Cetshwayo, who visited London in 1882 during a Zulu civil war. Bright, a quaker and critic of British imperialism, would not have approved of such violence. Ernest Chesmer Mountford (1844-1922).
[Ref: 54494]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Joseph Chamberlain] The 19th Cent.y Jack Cade.
[Joseph Chamberlain] The 19th Cent.y Jack Cade. Jack Cade. ''Be brave, then; for your captain is brave, and vows reformation: "There shall be in England seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny; the three-hooped pot shall "have ten hoops; and I will make it felony to drink small beer: All the realm shall be in "common; and in Cheapside shall my palfry go to grass _ &c &c &c''. 2nd Part Henry VI Act IV Scene II.
Published by Reynolds & Co 32 St James' St S.W. [n.d., c.1884.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet 445 x 570mm (17½ x 22½"). A little wear to edge bottom right.
A man seated on a barrel (Joseph Chamberlain) declaims to an audience of yokels, attended by a man with helmet and sword (William Gladstone). A satire on Chamberlain's speeches during the 1884 County Franchise Bill, which would have given the vote to country labourers. After saying that the Conservative leader Lord Salisbury was ''himself the spokesman of a class a class to which he himself belongs, who toil not neither do they spin'', Stafford Northcote called Chamberlain ''Jack Cade'', after the leader of a popular revolt in 1450.
[Ref: 54542]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Joseph Chamberlain] Will it carry him over the next fence?
[Joseph Chamberlain] Will it carry him over the next fence?
Published by Reynolds & Co 32 St James' St S.W. [c.1885.]
Fine coloured lithograph, verso in ink "H.J. Robinson-Pease 1886". Sheet 445 x 570mm (17½ x 22½").
Joseph Chamberlain as a jockey, jumping a cow across a water jump towards the finish line, marked 'General Election'. A satire on the land reform proposals of Liberal MP Joseph Chamberlain, who fought the general election of November 1885 with the slogan ''Three Acres and a Cow''. The phrase was invented by Eli Hamshire, who suggested the ideal landholding for a citizen should be three acres.
[Ref: 54543]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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3. Characters. 4 Caricaturas.
3. Characters. 4 Caricaturas. For a farther Explanation of the Difference Betwixt Character & Caricatura See ye Preface of Jo.h Andrews.
Raphael Urbin Pinx. Cav.l Chezze del. Annibal Charraci inv.t Leonard da Vinci Pinx. W. Hogarth Fecit 1743.
Etching. Sheet 225 x 200mm (8¾ x 8"). Trimmed into plate, into image lower left.
The first state of this plate of profiles, 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: 54320]   £360.00  
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[Chelsea Pensioners] Fresh Arrivals at Chelsea.
[Chelsea Pensioners] Fresh Arrivals at Chelsea.
Giles Grinagain in et f.
Published Mar 15th 1802 by S. Howitt, Panton Street Haymarket.
Coloured etching, 18th century watermark. 205 x 240mm (8 x 9½") large margins. Some toning of paper at edge of plate.
Two veterans of the French Revolutionary Wars, both still in army uniform, compare notes about their loss of limbs with two older Chelsea Pensioners, also amputees. One of the Old Guard says 'a Rascal of a Frenchman shot my nose off', during his service with the Marquis of Grandby during the Seven Years' War. 'Giles Grinagain' was probably a pseudonym of Samuel Howitt, the publisher of the print.
[Ref: 54566]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Chinese Magician] Subaleechee kooloolookah jumjum jowrah jikeekah chumchum chulah chowchee phf.
[Chinese Magician] Subaleechee kooloolookah jumjum jowrah jikeekah chumchum chulah chowchee phf.
[Edward (Ned) Hull]
[n.d., c.1820]
Rare & scarce etching. 160 x 120mm (6¼ x 4¾"). Trimmed into plate on right, a few spots, small tear in margin taped.
Early surrealist image of a Chinaman, with trailing moustache and pigtail and wearing a conical hat, cuts into a cake decorated with more Chinese figures, which fills a round table with serpentine legs. A miniscule figure of Harlequin stands on a cushion on the cake, reinforcing the theatrical theme. Etching from a fascinating series of 12 Columbinichee prints. The work of the artist printmaker and drawing teacher Edward Hull who lived at 1 Poplar Grove, Oval, South London.
[Ref: 54564]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Chip of the Old Block.
A Chip of the Old Block.
Published by W. Dudley, 20, Apollo buildings, Gloucester-st, Lambeth [n.d., c.1830.]
Hand coloured woodcut. In ink at top "reform of nature & shiver my timbers carried by one its a brave one!" Sheet 205 x 250mm (8 x 9¾").
A midwife holds up the the new-born son of an old sailor, remarking on the child's resemblance to its father, which includes a hook hand, wooden leg and sailor's queue.
[Ref: 54505]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Mother Carey's Chickens.
Mother Carey's Chickens. BM these Birds have lately been seen hovering about the Horse Guards.
[by Charles Williams.]
[Watermarked 1803 but printed later.]
Coloured etching. 255 x 380mm (10 x 15"). Mounted in album paper at edges, some toning.
Mrs Cary or Carey releases a flock of fledgling officers with money bags from a sack marked 'Pin Money instead of Allowance', to the disgust of a group of full-size officers, one of whom says 'To waste ones health in unwholesome Climates an then fail of promotion because we cannot fee ****** or Army Agents Agents.!!'. Mrs Cary succeeded Mary Anne Clarke as mistress of Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, after Clarke admitted selling army commissions to support their lavish lifestyle in 1809. This satire suggests that the practice continued.
BM Satires 11050, published by Tegg 1808.
[Ref: 54569]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cock fighting] Thus we poor Cocks, exert our Skill & Brav'ry For idle Gulls, and Kites, that trade in Knav'ry.
[Cock fighting] Thus we poor Cocks, exert our Skill & Brav'ry For idle Gulls, and Kites, that trade in Knav'ry.
K [John Kay] fec.t. 1785.
Etching. 155 x 125mm (6 x 5"), with wide margins Text offset in margins.
A cock-fighting match between Lanark and Haddington in a stone building with boarded up windows. According to the BM there are several recognisable portraits in the audience. One is William Brodie, the Edinburgh cabinet maker and notorius burglar, inspiration for Stevenson's 'Jeckyll and Hyde'. John Kay also illustrated 'An Account of the Trial of William Brodie', 1788.
BM Satires 6848.
[Ref: 54454]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Columbus Breaking the Egg.
Columbus Breaking the Egg.
Printed and Published by W. Davison Alnwick. [n.d., c.1815.]
Woodcut with hand colour. Sheet 190 x 260mm (7½ x 10¼'').
A print after a scene by William Hogarth which shows Christopher Columbus demonstrating, having cracked an egg in order to make it stand, that a discovery appears simple only after an inventive mind has made it known. Etching published by William Davison, publisher of popular prints and satires, and pharmacist, usually referred to as Davison of Alnwick after the Northumberland town where he lived. In the period between 1812 and 1817, Davison produced a number of caricatures often based on better known prints.
After BM Satire 3192.
[Ref: 54535]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Come, Maria, do walk faster, for the young mean do stare so!
Come, Maria, do walk faster, for the young mean do stare so! Funny Characters No.3.
London W. Spooner 377 Strand. [n.d. c.1840.]
Fine coloured lithograph. 345 x 260mm (13½ x 10¼"). Stains in corners.
A woman with a parasol urges her companion to move along more hastily, for the looks of passing men is all too much for her, probably not for their beauty.
[Ref: 54465]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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