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A Macaroni Ass Mach Between the Cubs NB. St-e Gamblers
A Macaroni Ass Mach Between the Cubs NB. St-e Gamblers Nature Display'd both Serious and Comic in 12 Designs Dedicated to S. Foot Esqr
[by William Austin]
Pubd as ye Act Directs May 1st 1773
Engraving, sheet 255 x 360mm (10 x 14¼"). Trimmed.
Two 'cubs' (ie sons of Henry Fox, first Baron Holland of Foxley) ride on horseback. The figure on the right, stood on an ass which refuses to cross the stream, is probably intended for Charles James Fox, while the figure on the left, jeering while crossing the stream, is probably Henry Fox, a keen horserider in his youth. Henry Fox, in the military academy in Strasbourg at this time, was stationed in Boston the following year and participated in the early battles of the American War of Independence. First in a set of twelve prints by William Austin (1721/33-1820), drawing-master and engraver. Austin taught caricature to amateurs and this series, which mocked several well-known personages (as did its dedicatee, the actor Samuel Foote) contains some of the most lively English caricatures of the period between Hogarth and the late Georgian satire of Gillray and Rowlandson.
BM Satires 5112; for others in the set see refs. 18916 and 18896.
[Ref: 39527]   £320.00  
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A Peep in a Camp Kitchen by an over drove Ox, with the French Cook's retreat into the Cistern.
A Peep in a Camp Kitchen by an over drove Ox, with the French Cook's retreat into the Cistern.
W.m Austin inv.t et sculp.t.
London Published as the Act directs 1.st Jan.y 1780: We ne'er see our Foes but we wish them to stay. But c. 1820's
Etching. Plate: 280 x 330mm (11 x 13'') large margins. Crease.
A chaotic scene in a kitchen in which the cooks point swords at an angry bull which has knocked over bottles while a scullery boy drops his tray of dishes.
BM Satire 5772.
[Ref: 48371]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Spanish Dons overtaken by an Ancient Briton in attempting their Escape.
The Spanish Dons overtaken by an Ancient Briton in attempting their Escape.
W.m Austin inv.t et sculp.t.
London Published as the Act directs 1.st Jan.y 1780: We ne'er see our Foes but we wish them to stay. But c. 1820's
Etching. Plate: 280 x 330mm (11 x 13''), with large margins.
A soldier on a great horse holds a rope attached to the legs of two prisoners who sit behind him facing the animal's tail; a drawn sword is in his right hand. Behind is a haystack, on the top of which are two other Spaniards, much alarmed at the approach of a countryman who threatens them with his pitch-fork. A man and woman, both wearing coats with military facings, watch the scene; she points, he looks through a small telescope. In the foreground a sow and three young pigs are galloping.
BM Satire 5773.
[Ref: 48369]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Spanish Dons overtaken by an Ancient Briton in attempting their Escape.
The Spanish Dons overtaken by an Ancient Briton in attempting their Escape.
W.m Austin inv.t et sculp.t.
London Published as the Act directs 1.st Jan.y 1780: We ne'er see our Foes but we wish them to stay.
Etching. Sheet: 275 x 330mm (10¾ x 13''). Trimmed, repaired tears. Staining.
A soldier on a great horse holds a rope attached to the legs of two prisoners who sit behind him facing the animal's tail; a drawn sword is in his right hand. Behind is a haystack, on the top of which are two other Spaniards, much alarmed at the approach of a countryman who threatens them with his pitch-fork. A man and woman, both wearing coats with military facings, watch the scene; she points, he looks through a small telescope. In the foreground a sow and three young pigs are galloping.
BM Satire 5773.
[Ref: 48370]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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