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The Hon.ble Alexander Abercromby,
The Hon.ble Alexander Abercromby, One of the Senators of the College of Justice, and one of the Lords Commissioners of Judiciary for Scotland. From a picture in the Possession of Lord Craig to whom this Plate, is respectfully dedicated by his Lordship's Most Ob.t Serv.t Alexander Lawrie.
Engraved by G. Dawe [after Sir Henry Raeburn].
Published Oct.r 22. 1800 by Alex.r Lawrie, Bookseller, Edinburg.
Fine mezzotint. 510 x 355mm (20 x 14"), with large margins.
Alexander Abercromby (1745-1795), Lord Abercromby, younger brother of lieutenant-general Sir Ralph Abercromby. The original portrait seems to date from 1792, when Abercromby was made one of the Lords Commissioners of Justiciary; this mezzotint was not published until five years after his death.
[Ref: 51573]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Absent Man.
The Absent Man.
Publish'd 10th Jan.y 1792 by Rob.t Sayer & Co. No.53 Fleet Street, London.
Coloured etching. 200 x 245mm (8 x 10"). Small tear just entering plate at top, staining in margin.
A man, lost in thought, walks blindly into a shallow pond. A paper titled 'The Rights on Man' in his pocket marks him as a political philospher.
BM Satires 8212
[Ref: 51703]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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William Adam Esq.
William Adam Esq. 2.nd Fifty.
Painted by John Opie R.A. Engraved by S.W. Reynolds.
Published by S.W. Reynolds, 47 Poland Street, 1804.
Mezzotint. 655 x 455mm (25¾ x 18"), with large margins. Small printer's crease on face, others in background.
William Adam (1751-1839), Scottish barrister, politician and judge. He was the son of architect John Adam and nephew of Robert and James Adam. Through his friendship with the Prince of Wales William received the posts of Solicitor General for Scotland (1802-5), Attorney General to the Prince (1805-6), Chancellor of the Duchy of Cornwall (1806-15), Baron of the Scottish Court of Exchequer (1814-9), Privy Councillor (1815) and Lord Chief Commissioner of the Scottish jury court from 1815 until his death. Adam once shot Charles James Fox in a duel, although they became friends afterwards.
Whitman 4, state ii of ii.
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Habits of the Americans.
Habits of the Americans.
[London, 1748.]
Engraving. 315 x 215mm (12½ x 8½"). Thread margins. Slight crease in centre.
A plate showing the dress of American natives, based on the early depictions of the Aztecs, the man wearing a feather headress and skirt, the woman bare-breasted. From John Harris's 'Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca', or 'Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels'.
[Ref: 51659]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Rough Drawings in Artillery
Rough Drawings in Artillery
by S.G. Dore
[n.d., c.1860.]
Watercolour. Sheet 205 x 150mm (8 x 6").
A gunner sits astride a hybrid cannon/bicycle, pedaling as he takes aim through a sight and reaches back to fire the cannon with a taper.
[Ref: 51748]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Cropley, Earl of Shaftesbury &c. &c. &c.
Cropley, Earl of Shaftesbury &c. &c. &c.
Painted by Tho.s Lawrence Esq.r R.A., Principal Painter in Ordinary to His Majesty. Engraved by C. Turner.
London. Published Sept.r 20, 1812 by C. Turner, No 50, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
Fine mezzotint. 505 x 355mm (20 x 14"), with very large margins.
Cropley Ashley-Cooper (1768-1851), 6th Earl of Shaftesbury. Being a younger son, he is one of only two earls of Shaftesbury (of twelve) whose first name was not Anthony.
Whitman 517.
[Ref: 51618]   £360.00  
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Bankers Stopping Payment.
Bankers Stopping Payment.
[by Charles Williams.]
[Pub.d June 5 1805 by S W Fores N° 50 Piccadilly.]
Etching. Sheet 240 x 345mm (9½ x 13½"). Trimmed to image and around title, losing publication line.
A countryman sits facing a bank-counter inscribed 'Small Stock & C°', behind which three elderly men stand examining a cheque: 'Small Stock & C° please pay to my charge £50.0.0. S. Simple.' One says: "I am sorry to inform you we have just stopp'd Payment!!" Simple, who clutches a heavy stick, answers with alarmed surprise: "Pray doant stand upon Compliments with I - I have had a long walk, and will sit here till you begin again". A satire on the many small country banks issuing their own notes, often unbacked.
[Ref: 51592]   £220.00  
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[The Right Honorable Lady Catherine Beauclerk.]
[The Right Honorable Lady Catherine Beauclerk.]
F. Cotes pinxit. F. Bartolozzi delin et sculpsit.
Publisedh April 15th 1778 by W.r Shropshire No 158 New Bond Street.
Oval stipple, proof before title, printed in sepia. Sheet 280 x 215mm (11 x 8½"). Trimmed within plate.
Lady Catherine Elizabeth Beauclerk, daughter of the 5th Duke of St Albans, died 1803.
De Vesme 1041, state iii of v.
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A View of the Hospital of Bethlehem.
A View of the Hospital of Bethlehem. Vüe de l'Hôpital de Bethlehem.
Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhil, & Carington Bowles in St Pual's Church Yard, London. [n.d, c.1760.]
Engraving. 175 x 270mm (7 x 10½"). Small margins.
View of the north front of Bethlem Hospital, Moorgate, looking across the grounds from the street. Staffage includes street traders, a beggar and a boy cleaning shoes;
[Ref: 51673]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Imitations at Drury-Lane Theatre.
Imitations at Drury-Lane Theatre. A great many years ago, when Dr Hugh Blair & I were sitting together in the Pit of Drury Lane Play-house ... I entertained the audience Prodigiously, by imitating the lowing of a Cow...
[Engraved by Thomas Rowlanson after Samuel Collings.]
Publish'd 20 June 1786 by E.Jackson No 14 Marylebone Street Golden Square. [but later.]
Etching on wove paper. 250 x 280mm (9¾ x 11").
A satire of a passage in James Boswell's journals, published in the series 'Picturesque Beauties of Boswell', containing twenty plates.
BM Satires 7050.
[Ref: 51759]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Favorita Waltz Brazilense
Favorita Waltz Brazilense Pava Piano Forte Com Acompantiamento de Flauta e Triangulo Dedicada A Sua Altezza Real Principe Regente de Portugal e Brazil Por Pedro Weldon.
London Printed by Goulding, Phipps, D'Almaine & co., Music Sellers to thier Royal Highnesses the Prince & Princess of Wales, 124 New Bond St & 7 Westmorland St Dublin. [n.d., c.1810.]
Rare stipple. Sheet 195 x 315mm (7¾ x 12½"). Creased. Trimmed.
The cover of a music sheet, showing the arrival of Joao, prince regent of Portugal, in Rio de Janeiro in 1808, having fled Napoleon's invasion of Portugal. The publication line is a later addition
[Ref: 51661]   £240.00  
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Scene at the Horse Guards. You Pretend to Stop the Harry-Stocracy of the Land.
Scene at the Horse Guards. You Pretend to Stop the Harry-Stocracy of the Land.
W. Heath.
Pub March 22 1832 by T: McLean 26 Haymarket.
Coloured etching. Sheet 240 x 350mm (9½ x 13¾"), Trimmed to printed border. Slight creasing.
Henry Brougham, in wig and gown, holding the mace across his shoulder, looks back at a Horse Guards officer, holding out two fingers.
BM Satire 16616.
[Ref: 51713]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Celebrated Vaux Hall Performer on the Tight Rope.
The Celebrated Vaux Hall Performer on the Tight Rope. Sketches No 341.
HB. [John Doyle.] [Ducôté & Stephen's Lithography, 70, St. Martins Lane'.]
[Published by Thos. Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket Sep.r 16th. 1834.]
Lithograph. Sheet 280 x 380mm (11 x 15"). Trimmed to printed border, title cut and pasted in lower image, laid on album paper.
A satire of Lord Chancellor Henry Brougham as a tightrope walker with a poll with weights marked 'Toryism' and 'Whiggism' on either end. The orchestra, reading from newspapers including The Times, Spectator and Examiner, glare up at him. In 1834, the last year of his chancellorship, Brougham was becoming increasingly unpopular due to his perceived arrogance.
[Ref: 51641]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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John Bull playing a Rubber.
John Bull playing a Rubber. The Chronologist. No. 4.
London Sold by J.L. Marks [n.d., 1832.]
Rare etching. Sheet 155 x 195mm (6 x 7¾"). Trimmed within plate, laid on thick paper.
John Bull playing skittles, using a 'Reform Ball' to knock over the pins with the faces of Tory politicians. William IV watches in anxious dismay, saying 'I'll bet a Crown Jonney you don't knock 'em down in two throws'. Already down are Wellington, Cumberland, Londonderry, Peel and others; still standing are Wetherell and Eldon.
BM Satires 17079.
[Ref: 51735]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Catholic Emancipation] The Fffects of the New Administration -or- Civil and Religious Liberties in Danger!!!
[Catholic Emancipation] The Fffects of the New Administration -or- Civil and Religious Liberties in Danger!!!
Robert Cruikshank, inv.t et fecit 5 Lowndes Terrace Knightsbridge.
Pubd May 1827 by Hunt Corner of York Street Covent Garden London.
Coloured etching. J. Whatman watermark; Sheet 270 x 370mm (10¾ x 14½"). Trimmed to printed border.
A tug of war with John Bull and an Anglican bishop against the Pope (who has a cloven hoof), Canning and a demon. George IV threatens the Pope with a baton. Wellington and others who had resigned over the issue watch from a cloud.
BM Satires 15398
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[Caveller, Dancing Master.]
[Caveller, Dancing Master.]
[Crank Pinx.t. Faber Fecit.]
[n.d., c.1750.]
Mezzotint, extremely rare unfinished proof. 360 x 255mm (14¼ x 10"). Thread margins top and bottom, laid on card at sides.
A three-quarter length portrait of a man wearing wig and long coat with cuffs, leaning on a table on which is a sheet with music and a map of dance steps. Little is known about 'Caveller'; the BM notes: ''Possibly the same as Mr Cavillier, master of the boarding-school in Queen's Square near Ormond street (d.1745). Also possibly the same as the Thomas Caverley alluded to by Thomlinson in his Art of Dancing''.
[Ref: 51723]   £650.00  
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Legitimacy in Commotion or All Wrong with Divine Right.
Legitimacy in Commotion or All Wrong with Divine Right.
H.B. [John Doyle.]
Published by T. McLean, 28, Haymarket, 28 Aug 1830.
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 275 x 375mm (10¾ x 14¾"). Trimmed to printed border, laid on album paper, at corners, tears glued down.
A satire on the July Revolution of 1830, which forced Charles X (1757-1836) to abdicate. He and the duc d'Angoulême stand in the foreground, the former king saying 'Let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the fate of kings'. To the left the Dey of Algiers wanders off, having been deposed by French action earlier in the year. Behind, a long fishing rod from the 'Times office' snags the crown off the king's head. John Doyle (1797-1868), worked under the pseudonym 'HB' from 1827, usually issuing one satire a month during parliamentary seasons. Doyle preserved his anonymity as 'H.B.' until 1843, when he revealed himself to Sir Robert Peel in a letter justifying his motives and principles as a cartoonist.
BM Satire 16237.
[Ref: 51585]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Peeling a Charley.
Peeling a Charley.
William Heath.
Pub Sep 29th 1829 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket - Sole Publisher of W Heaths etchings.
Fine hand-coloured etching. Sheet 240 x 355mm (9½ x 14"). Trimmed to printed border.
Robert Peel pulls the overcoat off a nightwatchman to throw onto a burning watch box, as the watchman begs for mercy. Another watchman hangs from a tree, still holding his lamp and rattle. An arm also holding a rattle sticks up out of a lake. A satire on the replacement of the district watch system with Peel's new police force, and the phasing out of the watch boxes which the watchmen often lived in. By William Heath (1794/5 - 1840), ex-Captain of Dragoons. From 1827-9 he used the pseudonym Paul Pry (from the name of a character in a comedy of 1825 by John Poole; however the monogram was soon copied by other caricaturists (eg Sharpshooter), so Heath reverted to using his own name.
BM Satires: 15862.
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A Special Constable.
A Special Constable. ''It's of no use ma'am _ large bodies are not allowed to walk about, _ so you must disperce yourself.'' Fly Leaves No 2.
[John Leech.]
London. _Published at the Punch Office [1848].
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 260 x 190mm (10¼ x 7½) Glue stains in the corners of margins.
A truncheon-carrying special constable confronts a large woman. A satire on special constables being used to disperse crowds in the aftermath of the Chartist 'Monster Rally' held in Kennington Park on April 10th 1848.
[Ref: 51639]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue du Ki-Our Chinois.
Vue du Ki-Our Chinois.
Reynep del. Guyot scul.
A Paris chez Guyot, graveur, rue St Jacques, au Grand Gesner No 10. [n.d., 1793.]
Etching, printed in colours and hand finished. 190 x 155mm (7½ x 6"), with very large margins.
A circular image of a Chinese pavilion by an ornamental lake. A wonderful piece of French colour printing, the colour is particularly fine.
[Ref: 51623]   £360.00  
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Posting in Ireland.  [&] Posting in Scotland.
Posting in Ireland. [&] Posting in Scotland.
C. Loraine Smith Esqr. _ pinxt. [but James Gillray.]
Publish'd April 8th 1805 [& May 25th] by H. Humphrey St. James's Street.
Pair of coloured aquatints. Sheets 315 x 405mm (12¼ x 16") & 320 x 400mm (12½ x 15¾"). Trimmed to plates, mounted in album paper.
A pair of very fine coaching scenes by James Gillray satirising Charles Loraine Smith (1751-1835), the famous sporting artist.
BM: 10478 & 10479.
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[Coalition Ministry] Razor's Levée. or ye Heads of a new Wig Ad____n on a broad Bottom.
[Coalition Ministry] Razor's Levée. or ye Heads of a new Wig Ad____n on a broad Bottom.
J.S. [James Sayers] f.
Published 21st April 1783 by Thomas Cornell Bruton Street.
Etching, 18th century watermark. 280 x 410mm (11 x 16"), with very large margins. Tears in margins. Slight central crease.
The interior of a barber's shop, with a line of wig-blocks on tall slender posts, the heads of which are those of members of the new Coalition Ministry. At the head of the line is a double stand with the heads of North and Fox, an uneasy alliance mirrored by the portraits of Charles II and Oliver Cromwell, hugh together so they apparently embrace. Seated to the right, holding a tankard bearing his name, is Samuel House, publican and politician; a great supporter of Fox, House was dismayed by the formation of the Coalition Ministry. According to George: 'Walpole calls this the best of the deluge of satiric prints against the Coalition. "It is better composed than ordinary and has several circumstances well imagined", 'Letters', xii.436, 25 April 1783'.
BM 6217.
[Ref: 51643]   £360.00  
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A Conservative Angel.
A Conservative Angel.
CJG [Charles Jameson Grant.]
Published by the Society of Surppression of Conservative Vice & Sold by E. Birchinall Churchgate St. Bury St Ed.ds Suffolk England Great Britain Europe 1837.
Rare lithograph. Sheet: 500 x 320mm (19¾ x 12½"). Tears, some repaired.
Satire against Conservative policies - the 'Conservative Angel' top centre brings 'all Ale to Spirits', dispensing beer from a tankard marked 'vote for Lush'. A 'Nunn at Devotions' prays for the defeat of radicals and two figures on a wheel are 'just caught in the Conservative rat trap'. Other figures include Jim Crow, two fish (brother Gudgeon and friend Haddock) jumping for bait, and 'Don Diego de Carle-os Lie-ing in State'.
[Ref: 51770]   £260.00  
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Conviva Satur.
Conviva Satur.
[after Matthew Darly.]
pub. Aug.t 1 1777 by MDarly 39 Strand.
Coloured etching. Sheet 175 x 125mm (7 x 5"). Trimmed within plate, surface scrape on face of subject.
A bewigged man sleeps off his lunch.
[Ref: 51734]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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South East View of Copenhagen House.
South East View of Copenhagen House.
[after Jefferyes Hamett O'Neale]
London: Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennett, Map and Printsellers, No 53 Fleet Street; as the Act directs, 20 March 1783.
Coloured mezzotint. 250 x 360mm (9¾ x 14¼"). Thread margins on three sides.
A group of figures outside the house is engaged in a game of skittles. Jefferyes Hamett O'Neale (1750-1801) was a leading porcelain painter, working at the Chelsea Porcelain Factory c. 1755 before moving to Worcester c.1767. He returned to London in 1770, after which he exhibited miniatures at the Society of Artists and produced illustrations for books and magazines.
[Ref: 51646]   £280.00  
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Sports of a Country Fair. Part the Third.
Sports of a Country Fair. Part the Third. Teggs Caricatures No 41.
[Thomas Rowlandson.]
Pub.d October 5th 1810 by Thos Tegg No 111 Cheapside.
Coloured etching. 250 x 355mm (9¾ x 14"). Tear reaching image lower left, creasing.
Chaos in the interior of a large theatrical tent as a tiger bursts through the flimsy canvas wall. From a set of four plates of similar disasters.
BM Satires 11631
[Ref: 51688]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Covent Garden.
Covent Garden.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving. Sheet 100 x 155mm. (4 x 6"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
A rare view of the Piazza, looking north, with St Paul's Church on the left.
[Ref: 51657]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Thomas Rowlandson's 'Cries of London'.]
[Thomas Rowlandson's 'Cries of London'.] Cries of London No. 1. Buy a Trap, a Rat Trap, buy my Trap. [&] No. 2. Buy my Goose, my fat Goose. [&] No. 3. Last dying Speech & Confession [&] No. 4. Do you want any brick-dust. [&] No. 5. Water Cresses, come buy my Water Cresses. [&] No. 6. All a growing, heres Flowers for your Gardens. [&] No. 7. Old Cloaths any Old Cloaths. [&] No. 8. Hot cross Bunns, two a penny Bunns.
Rowlandson Delin. Merke sculp.
London. Pub: Jan. 1st [- May 4th] 1799, at Ackermann's 101 Strand.
Set of eight aquatints with hand colour, large margins. Each c.350 x 290mm (13¾ x 11½"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame. Time stained.
A full set of Rowlandson's burlesque of Francis Wheatley's famous 'Cries' (1793-7), with the street traders both uptown and in less salubrious areas of London.
BM Satire 9475-9480
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Cross Readings.
Cross Readings.
E.S. Hall. Bellamy lith, 26 G.t. S.t Helens.
[n.d., c.1840's.]
Rare coloured lithograph. Sheet 225 x 340mm (9 x 13½"). Trimmed to printed border, laid on album paper at corners.
A fence covered with overlapping bills, positioned for humorous effect. An example reads 'The Royal Nassau Balloon will again ascend from Vauxhall, taking up... Four Acres Arable Land A Farm House 2 Hackney Coaches... A four Post Bed...". Another starts "Lunardi who journey'd in a Balloon to the Moon..."
[Ref: 51582]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Six vignette satires on one sheet.]
[Six vignette satires on one sheet.]
Drawn Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
May 20th 1828.
Etching. J. Whatman 1827 watermark; Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14½").
Nine random satires, including 'Johnny Cockaigne showing Cousin Tummas a "Lions" den', a view of William Crockford's 'St James's Club', St James's Street. Plate 4 from the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
BM Satires 15620.
[Ref: 51598]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Seven vignette satires on one sheet.]
[Seven vignette satires on one sheet.]
Drawn Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
May 20th 1828.
Etching. Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14½").
Seven random satires, including: 'A Jolly Companion', a bust profile of a man constructed from a punch bowl, decanter, two glasses, lemon, lemon-squeezer and corkscrew; and 'Tooth Powder' showing a sufferer from tooth-ache extracting a tooth by firing a pistol, the bullet attached by a string to the tooth. Plate 1 from the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
BM Satires 15619.
[Ref: 51599]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Six vignette satires on education on one sheet.]
[Six vignette satires on education on one sheet.]
Drawn Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
May 20th 1828.
Etching. Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14½"). Some spotting.
Six educational satires including: 'The Pursuit of Letters' in which large-headed infants in baby walkers rush after large letters on spidery legs; and 'The Tutor's Assistant', a birch-rod. From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
BM Satires 15622.
[Ref: 51602]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Five vignette satires on one sheet.]
[Five vignette satires on one sheet.]
Drawn Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
Nov.r 1 1829.
Etching. Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14½"). Some spotting.
Five including: 'Church & State'', in which a bishop and a layman take wine together at a dinner-table under a gas chandelier, while three bloated footmen attend.
BM Satires 15980.
[Ref: 51603]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Seven vignette satires of wooden legs on one sheet.]
[Seven vignette satires of wooden legs on one sheet.]
Drawn Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
May 20th 1828.
Etching. Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14½"). Spotting.
Seven satires on wooden legs, including: 'A Gentlemans rest broken in consequence of going to bed with his leg on ', in which a chambermaid mistakes a sailor's leg for the handle of the warming pan; and 'Living on Wooden Legs, with four stilt walkers. From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
BM Satires 15617.
[Ref: 51600]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Five vignette legal scenes on one sheet.]
[Five vignette legal scenes on one sheet.] "Pleading at the Bar." or - Popular Education - a Farce. Performed every Sessions.
Drawn Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
May 20th 1828.
Etching. Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14½"). Some spotting.
Four legal satires around a central realistic rendering of an Old Bailey trial, including: 'Chamber Practice', in which young lawyers carouse drunkenly; and 'Practising at the Bar', depicting a burglar using a crow-bar to jimmy open a shutter of a bar (pub) door. From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
BM Satires 15621.
[Ref: 51601]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Seven vignette satires of bonnets on one sheet.]
[Seven vignette satires of bonnets on one sheet.]
Drawn Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
May 20th 1829.
Etching. Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14½"). Spotting.
Seven satires on ladies' hats, including: 'Bonnet Building', featuring four milliners, two on tall step-ladders, trimming a hat far larger than themselves with giant bows of ribbon; and 'Section of the Bonnet Carriage', depicting a carriage shaped accomodate her hat and her bustle. From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
BM Satires 15617.
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[Nine vignette satires on one sheet.]
[Nine vignette satires on one sheet.]
Drawn Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
Nov.r 1st 1829.
Etching. Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14½").
Nine random satires, including 'Lithography', a pun showing a beggar drawing on a pavement. Plate 6 from the series 'Scraps and Sketches'
BM Satires 15982.
[Ref: 51597]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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This View of Her Majesty's Steam Frigate Cyclops,
This View of Her Majesty's Steam Frigate Cyclops, off Spithead under Admiralty Orders, Is with permission dedicated to Sir W.m Symonds, Surveyor of the Navy, by his obedient & humble Servants, Ackermann & Comp.y.
Knell, Pinxit. H. Papprill Sculp.t.
London: Published March 2nd 1840 by Ackermann & Comp.y 96, Strand.
Aquatint, printed in colours and hand finished. 490 x 680mm (19¼ x 26¾"). Contemporary frame. A few spots, unexamined out of frame.
'Cyclops', a naval paddle steamer commanded by Horatio T. Austin, in choppy seas off Spithead, a ship's boat in the foreground transporting passengers. Sir Horatio Thomas Austin (1801-65) led the 1850 expedition in search of Sir John Franklin aboard H.M.S. Resolute. He and his crew published at least five editions of a handwritten newspaper, 'The Illustrated Arctic News'. In 1863 Austin became admiral superintendent at Malta Dockyard.
[Ref: 51750]   £850.00  
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Disappointed Dandies Or a vain attempt to get a peep at the fair Circassian.
Disappointed Dandies Or a vain attempt to get a peep at the fair Circassian.
Pub.d by Fores, 50 Piccadilly [n.d., 1819.]
Etching. 235 x 350mm (9¼ x 13¾"), large margins.
The 'Fair Circassian' was Delarom, an Armenian companion of the Persian ambassador. The dandies prevented from seeing her by a pair of eunuch guards are: Charles Stanhope, 4th Earl of Harrington; Francis Charles Seymour Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford; and Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort. With them is the Prince Regent, who offers the guards a 'Regent' (the new sovereign coin), saying 'I shall be able to marry her soon', a reference to his planned divorce.
BM Satire 13241.
[Ref: 51687]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Dilettante Society.]
[The Dilettante Society.]
[Sir Joshua Reynolds pinx.t]
[n.d., c.1860.]
Pair of mezzotints on chine collé. 280 x 210mm (11 x 8¼"), with very large margins. With keyplate, lithograph by Vincent Brooks, printed area 200 x 380 (8 x 15"). Repaired tear in edge of margin of both sheets.
A pair of group portraits recording the faces of fourteen of the sixty members of The Society of Dilettanti c.1780. The first plate depicts Lord Mulgrave, Lord Dundas, Lord Seaforth, the Hon.ble Charles Greville, Charles Crowle Esq.r, Duke of Leeds & Sir Joseph Banks; the second Sir William Watkin Wynne, Sir I. Taylor, Mr Payne Galway, Sir William Hamilton, Mr Stanhope & Mr. Smith of Heath. The aim of the club, founded in the 1730s, was to promote the study of ancient Greek and Roman art. In the first plate the members are studying three rings; in the second they are gathered around Sir William Hamilton, who is displaying one of his classical vases and the illustation of it in his book. With keyplates explaining the sitters.
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[Pair - The Dilettante Society.]
[Pair - The Dilettante Society.] Lord Mulgrave. Lord Dundas. Lord Seaforth. Hon.ble Charles Greville. Charles Crowle Esq.r. Duke of Leeds. Sir Joseph Banks. [&] S.r W.W. Wynne. S.r I. Taylor. Mr Payne Galway. S.r William Hamilton. Mr Stanhope. Mr. Smith of Heath.
Sir Joshua Reynolds pinx.t. Turner sculp. [&] Say sculp.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Pair of mezzotints. 585 x 415mm (23 x 16¼"), with very large margins. Slight damage in platemark on right.
A pair of group portraits recording the faces of fourteen of the sixty members of The Society of Dilettanti c.1780. The aim of the club, founded in the 1730s, was to promote the study of ancient Greek and Roman art. In the first plate the members are studying three rings; in the second they are gathered around Sir William Hamilton, who is displaying one of his classical vases and the illustation of it in his book.
Whitman Turner 159 . Provenance: West Horsley Place
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Mon.r Le Medicin.
Mon.r Le Medicin.
[by Matthew Darly.]
Pub.d according to Act of Parll.t June 13th. 1771 by MDarly 39 Strand.
Etching 155 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼") very large margins. Crease in centre.
A French doctor, a huge umbrella under his arm and a syringe in his pocket, takes a pinch of snuff.
BM Satires 4670
[Ref: 51742]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Doctor Syntax Loses his Money at the Race-Ground at York.
Doctor Syntax Loses his Money at the Race-Ground at York.
Drawn & Etched by Rowlandson.
[London: Ackermann, c.1813.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. Sheet: 145 x 235mm (5¾ x 9¼''). Trimmed at bottom, losing publisher's inscription.
The cleric loses his hat and wig as he dances in frustration. From 'The Tour of Doctor Syntax', illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson.
BM Satires 11673.
[Ref: 51711]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Israelites passing through the Red Sea.
Israelites passing through the Red Sea.
Eng.d. Publish'd May 15. 1806. by C Knight Lambeth.
Coloured etching. Sheet 340 x 235mm (13¼ x 9¼"). Trimmed to printed border.
Alexander Trotter carrys a kilted Lord Melville on his shoulders, menaced by curling waves, in which is a large foaming tankard of 'Whitbread Entire' and fish with the heads of judges. Although Trotter declares he will be safe, the inference is that Melville is in serious trouble. A satire on the impeachment of Henry Dundas, Lord Melville, for irregular financial dealings as Treasurer of the navy, begun by Samuel Whitbread. Alexander Trotter (1750-1830) was Paymaster to the Navy in 1805, and so involved with the corruption, but was given immunity in return for testifying.
BM Satires 10565.
[Ref: 51765]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Seeing the Wild Beastresses.
Seeing the Wild Beastresses. Pray Mr Keeper, does Helephants heat A? - No Sir. They lives upon Cockneys.
Giles Grinagain [Samuel Howitt?] in et f.
Published Feb.y 12. 1802 by S. Howitt, Panton Street.
Rare coloured etching. 205 x 240mm (8 x 9½"). Thread margins, mounted in album paper.
A Londoner in oversized boots visiting an elephant in a zoo.
[Ref: 51766]   £220.00  
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[Horse and cart in a country lane.]
[Horse and cart in a country lane.]
Fred. Slocombe.
[n.d., c.1920.]
Etching. 485 x 320mm, very large margins. Mint.
There is a low church tower in the background. By Frederick Slocombe (1886-1920)
[Ref: 51730]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas Major Engraver to His Majesty, & H.R.H. ye Prince of Wales, at the Golden Head in Chandos Street near St Martin's Lane London,
Thomas Major Engraver to His Majesty, & H.R.H. ye Prince of Wales, at the Golden Head in Chandos Street near St Martin's Lane London, Sells all sorts of fine French Flemish and Italian Prints. Prints Fram'd & Glazed in the cheapest and best Manner, Also fine Black lead Pencils, Red, White, and Black Chalk and Drawing Paper.
[n.d., 1755-6.]
Engraved frame label, stuck to hessian backing of a print. Some wear.
A frame label of Thomas Major (1720-99), the first engraver to became an Associate of the Royal Academy, 1768, who worked from the Golden Head 1755-6. Having also worked in Paris he had good contacts in France: this label is on the back of a portrait of the Duchess of Orleans after Rigaud, engraved by Ch. Simonneau L'aine.
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[The Stage-Coach, or the Country Inn Yard.]
[The Stage-Coach, or the Country Inn Yard.]
Design'd, Engrav'd by W.m Hogarth.
Publish'd According to Act of Parliament. 1747. Price one Shilling.
Engraving. 220 x 310mm (8¾ x 12¼"). Creased, splits reinforced on reverse.
A scene outside the 'Old Angle In', as passangers board a coach. Behind are a crowd of election campaigners with a sign lettered 'No Old Baby' (an anti-Jacobite rallying cry).
BM Satires: 2882. Paulson 167, first state.
[Ref: 51724]   £260.00  
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Exonia. Excester.
Exonia. Excester.
[after John Hooker.]
[Leiden: Pieter van der Aa, c.1717.]
Engraved map. 125 x 130mm (5 x 5¼"), with very large margins. Old ink mss and spotting in margins.
The first town plan of Exeter, drawn by John Hooker in 1587 and often copied, including by John Speed and Braun & Hogenberg. This version, published in the 'Delices de Grande Btetagne', is derived from a version by Rutger Hermannides published in Amsterdam in 1661.
[Ref: 51569]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Farmer Giles & his Wife shewing off their daughter Betty to their Neighbours, on her return from School.
Farmer Giles & his Wife shewing off their daughter Betty to their Neighbours, on her return from School.
Drawn by an Amateur _ Etch'd by J.s Gillray.
London, Publish'd January 1st 1809 by H. Humphrey, 27 St James's Street.
Etching, J. Whatman Turkey Mill watermark. Sheet 320 x 480mm (12½ x 19"). Trimmed within plate.
A rich farmer and wife stand looking down adoringly at Betty Giles as she plays 'Bluebell of Scotland on the piano', with another girl singing on the left. Four guests sitting at a table look less impressed. A small foot-boy comes in with a decanter and glasses on a salver and a cake-basket on his arm. A satire on social climbing.
BM Satires 11444.
[Ref: 51715]   £260.00  
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