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Apartments Furnish'd.
Apartments Furnish'd. A Lady having occasion to visit her Mantua Maker, sat in a chair whereon a bill to let Apartments laid with waters wet; she unobserved left the house with the placard sticking to her dress.
Designed by T. L. Busby.
Pub.d 1827 at the Artist's Depository 21 Charlotte St., Fitzroy Sq.
Coloured etching. Sheet: 235 x 140mm (9¼ x 5½"). Trimmed.
A young woman is approached by a young man who comments on a handbill accidentally stuck to her dress. Thomas Lord Busby (fl. 1804-37).
[Ref: 43785]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Durham.
Durham.
Painted and Engraved by T.L. Busby.
[Pub.d by G. Andrews, Durham, 1816.]
Engraving. Sheet: 250 x 325mm (10 x 12¾''). Trimmed, losing publisher's inscription, slightly foxed.
A view of Durham from the River Wear; figures can be seen washing their clothes in the river and a mounted figure waters his horse.
[Ref: 50109]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Chang, & Eng. the Siamese Youths, Aged 18.
Chang, & Eng. the Siamese Youths, Aged 18.
TLB [Thomas Lord Busby] 1829.
London Pub.d Dec.r 1829 at the Artist's Depository 87 Charlotte St Rathbone Place.
Coloured etching. Sheet 135 x 100mm (5¼ x 4"). Trimmed to printed border on three sides, into plate at bottom, remains of album paper on reverse.
Eng and Chang Bunker (1811-74), conjoined Siamese twins, shown here with badminton rackets and shuttlecock. When the boys were 17, they joined the Scottish merchant Robert Hunter, who managed a tour in which they displayed themselves, and were examined by doctors across the United States and Europe. In 1832 they realised that their new manager, Captain Coffin, was taking most of their profits, and made a separate arrangement with the circus owner Phineas T Barnum, with whom they toured until 1839.
[Ref: 58805]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Favour's in Literature, Painting and Music Gratefully Receiv'd.
Favour's in Literature, Painting and Music Gratefully Receiv'd.
T.L. Busby, sc.t.
Pub.d 1826 by T.L. Busby, 21 Charlotte St. Fitzroy Square.
Stipple engraving. Sheet 175 x 175mm (7 x 7") Trimmed.
A woman with two cherubs with scrap albums. A banner reads 'Scrap's Solicited'. Thomas Lord Busby (fl. 1804-37).
[Ref: 44179]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Humorous Designs, calculated to Amuse, Instruct, but not to Debase the Mind. Busby's Illustrations for Scrap Books.
Humorous Designs, calculated to Amuse, Instruct, but not to Debase the Mind. Busby's Illustrations for Scrap Books.
Pub.d at the Artist's Depo.y. 81 Charlotte St. Fitzroys London 1826.
Very fine coloured etchings. A collection of 46 plates on scrap sheets. Image 108 x 140mm (4¼ x 5½"). Cut and laid on scrap sheet.
From "Busby's Illustrations for Scrap Books", a collection of social satire of the mid 19th century regarding normal day to day lives across all social classes. These include men playing cards, fighting, eating, drinking, smoking and other social determinants of health: such as the man down to his last shilling, the beggars, the woman's disgust of men and the rat catcher. Range of publication dates from 1824 through to 1832; taken from different books.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 16311]   £480.00   view all images for this item
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May Day.
May Day.
Drawn & Eng.d by T.L. Busby.
Pub.d Nov.r 1. 1819, for T.L. Busby by Mess.rs Baldwin & Co. Paternoster Row, & at the Artists Depository 21, Charlotte St. Fitzroy Square.
Rare hand-coloured engraving, 230 x 190mm (9 x 7½"), with wide margins.
A scene showing figures dancing around a May Day pole. A plate from 'Costume of the Lower Orders of London'. Thomas Lord Busby (fl. 1804-37).
[Ref: 45974]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Mechanical Fiddler.
Mechanical Fiddler.
Drawn & Eng.d by T.L. Busby.
Pub.d Nov.r 1. 1819, for T.L. Busby by Mess.rs Baldwin & Co. Paternoster Row, & at the Artists Depository 21, Charlotte St. Fitzroy Square.
Rare hand-coloured engraving. 230 x 190mm (9 x 7½").
A portrait of a busker playing the fiddle, using a bow which has been fixed to his hook. A plate from 'Costume of the Lower Orders of London', by Thomas Lord Busby (fl. 1804-37).
[Ref: 45975]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Billy Waters.
Billy Waters.
[after T.L. Busby.]
[n.d., c.1825.]
Watercolour. Sheet 125 x 85mm (5 x 3¼") Laid on album paper.
A portrait of musician Billy Waters (c.17781823), believed to have been an African slave who had became a sailor in the Royal Navy, who busked in London entertaining theatre goers by playing a violin. Highly recognisable with his peg leg, naval uniform and hat, he became so well known he would sometimes appear on the stage himself.
Waters was caricatured in the play ''Tom and Jerry, or Life in London'': the portrayal of him making an easy living devastated his income.

[Ref: 62430]   £480.00  

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