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Astronomy. - New System. Signs of the Zodiac.
Astronomy. - New System. Signs of the Zodiac.
[by Robert Seymour?]
[London Published by Thos. McLean, 26 Haymarket, 1827.]
Hand-coloured etching, rare, 1825 watermark. Plate: 210 x 270mm (8¼ x 10½''). Very slight central crease.
A ring of satirical representations of the twelve zodiac signs surround a basket in which the traditional signs have been thrown. On the basket is a sign 'Old Signs to be sold cheap'.
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Astronomy. - New System. Signs of the Zodiac.
Astronomy. - New System. Signs of the Zodiac.
[by Robert Seymour?]
London Published by Thos. McLean, 26 Haymarket, 1827.
Rare hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼''). Trimmed, tipped into album sheet.
A ring of satirical representations of the twelve zodiac signs surround a basket in which the traditional signs have been thrown. On the basket is a sign 'Old Signs to be sold cheap'.
BM Satires Undescribed.
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Newmarket. Exhibiting a new Race of Jockies.
Newmarket. Exhibiting a new Race of Jockies.
On stone by R. Seymour.
[London, William Spooner? n.d., c.1833.]
Coloured lithograph, very fine & scarce. Sheet 220 x 295mm (8¾ x 11½"). Trimmed and laid on album paper.
Three cats in colours race saddled pointers watched by an excited crowd of cats.
[Ref: 33860]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Waltonizing or - Green-Land Fisherman__Be quiet & go a-Angling...Walton's Angler_Part.1.
Waltonizing or - Green-Land Fisherman__Be quiet & go a-Angling...Walton's Angler_Part.1.
Seymour Del Etch'd by Shortshanks.
London Published by Tho.s Mc.Lean 26, Haymarket. [n.d. c.1830.]
Hand-coloured etching. Plate 247 x 349mm. 9¾ x 13¾".
Satire on angling by Robert Seymour, or 'Shortshanks', who illustrated Dickens' 'The Pickwick Papers'. 'It uses Charles Cotton's famous dictum, "Be quiet and go a-Angling", as a continuation of the title. But the last thing the assembled anglers are doing is being quiet. It's Bedlam! Lines are crossed or tangled, a hooked dog is being drawn towards a landing net, one sport is following his rod into the water, and, to cap it all, a copy of Walton's 'Complete Angler' is floating away on the current' (David Beazley, 'Images of Angling').
Beazley: 89; In the Lewis Walpole Library.
[Ref: 27849]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Heiress: Plate 3. The Finishing School.
The Heiress: Plate 3. The Finishing School.
[by Robert Seymour.]
Publsihed March 1st 1830 by Thomas McLean, 26 Haymarket, London.
Coloured etching. 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), with very large margins.
A plate from Seymour's 'The Heiress: A Farce : in Six Plates'. Here the heroine is send to finishing school. Around the main image are four comic portraits of the foreign tutors teaching languages, dancing, drawing and music, including Carl Matloa von Grump!
[Ref: 44365]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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The Heiress: Plate 5. [The Captain.]
The Heiress: Plate 5. [The Captain.]
[by Robert Seymour.]
Publsihed March 1st 1830 by Thomas McLean, 26 Haymarket, London.
Coloured etching. 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), with very large margins.
A plate from Seymour's 'The Heiress: A Farce : in Six Plates'. Here the heroine meets 'The Captain'; the seven scenes show them at entertainments, including a fancy dress ball and card party.
[Ref: 44366]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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The Heiress Plate 1.
The Heiress Plate 1. The Surprise.
[by Robert Seymour]
Published March 1st 1830 by Thomas McLean 26 Haymarket London
Etching with hand-colouring, platemark 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), with large margins. Repaired tear on right.
Five sketches, in the first of which an unexpected visitor informs the assembled company of a shabby working-class home that 'Grandfather from India Died on his Passage immense fortune Great Heiress Lady Dashfort Guardian'. The subsequent sketches show the heiress reacting to the news and leaving with the 'man of business'. The first plate of 'The Heiress, A Farce In Six Plates' by Robert Seymour (1798-1836). Seymour was amongst the leading British comic artists of his generation (Baudelaire wrote of his 'violence...love of the excessive, and...simple, ultra-brutal and direct manner of stating his subject'), and he provided illustrations for Dickens' 'Pickwick Papers' (which carries some similarities with the characters of 'The Heiress'), but committed suicide shortly after at the age of 38.
Abbey Life 319.i
[Ref: 40584]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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The Heiress Plate 2.
The Heiress Plate 2. Hey! For London [...]
[by Robert Seymour]
Published March 1st 1830 by Thomas McLean 26 Haymarket London
Etching with hand-colouring, platemark 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾") large margins.
The second plate of 'The Heiress, A Farce In Six Plates' by Robert Seymour (1798-1836). Having been informed of her inheritance in the first plate, the protagonist is here brought to London, introduced to her guardian, Lady Dashfort, and fitted out in stylish new clothes ('the metamorphose'). Along the bottom are Lady Dashfort's 25 staff. Seymour was amongst the leading British comic artists of his generation (Baudelaire wrote of his 'violence...love of the excessive, and...simple, ultra-brutal and direct manner of stating his subject'), and he provided illustrations for Dickens' 'Pickwick Papers' (which carries some similarities with the characters of 'The Heiress'), but committed suicide shortly after at the age of 38.
Abbey Life 319.ii
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The Heiress Plate 4.
The Heiress Plate 4. The Assembly [...]
[by Robert Seymour]
Published March 1st 1830 by Thomas McLean 26 Haymarket London
Etching with hand-colouring, platemark 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾") large margins. Stained.
The fourth plate of 'The Heiress, A Farce In Six Plates' by Robert Seymour (1798-1836). In the previous three plates the previously-poor heiress was summoned to London, entrusted to her guardian Lady Dashfort, and enrolled in a finishing school. Here the heiress (in blue cress) makes her society debut ('brought out!!'). Four sketches around the edge show men of different professions discussing her desirability. Seymour was amongst the leading British comic artists of his generation (Baudelaire wrote of his 'violence...love of the excessive, and...simple, ultra-brutal and direct manner of stating his subject'), and he provided illustrations for Dickens' 'Pickwick Papers' (which carries some similarities with the characters of 'The Heiress'), but committed suicide shortly after at the age of 38.
Abbey Life 319.iv
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The Heiress Plate 5.
The Heiress Plate 5. The Fancy Dress Ball. Dancing with the Captain [...]
[by Robert Seymour]
Published March 1st 1830 by Thomas McLean 26 Haymarket London
Etching with hand-colouring, platemark 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾") large margins.
The fourth plate of 'The Heiress, A Farce In Six Plates' by Robert Seymour (1798-1836). The heiress, who in the previous plate made her society début, here attends various fashionable events with 'the Captain' who is courting her, including the opera, the theatre, and a cards party. As two onlookers at the latter ask: '-What's the game John. -Oh! Whist & Courtship'. Seymour was amongst the leading British comic artists of his generation (Baudelaire wrote of his 'violence...love of the excessive, and...simple, ultra-brutal and direct manner of stating his subject'), and he provided illustrations for Dickens' 'Pickwick Papers' (which carries some similarities with the characters of 'The Heiress'), but committed suicide shortly after at the age of 38.
Abbey Life 319.v
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McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures No 53.
McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures No 53. A Trade's Union Committee. Putting Down the Trades' Union
A. de Cotè Lithog. 70 St Martin's Lane.
[n.d., 1 May 1834 .]
Coloured lithograph with two satirical scenes. Printed area 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"); large margins.
The upper scene shows the committe sharing out amongst themselves the contents of a box marked 'Trades Union Subscription', drinking and smoking. The lower scene has the Duke of Wellington, then the Prime Minister, punching a union protester in the face, as the other protesters flee in disarray.
Ex: Collection of Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 42024]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Noon.
Noon. R. Seymour's Fishing Subjects. No. 2
The last design & drawing on Stone by R. Seymour. J. Graf Printer to Her Majesty.
London. Published June 10th 1839 for the Proprietor by Ackermann & Co. 96 Strand.
Lithograph, printed area 215 x 230mm. 8½ x 9".
Humorous fishing scene by Robert Seymour (1798-1836) and published posthumously by Ackermann.
DNB
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Mc. Lean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures No. 53.
Mc. Lean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures No. 53. A Meeting of the Trades's Union. A Sunday ''Turn Out'' of the Trades' Unions.
[by Robert Seymour.] A Du Cote Lithog. 70 St Martin's Lane.
[Thos. McLean, 26 Haymarket, London. May 1st, 1834.]
Coloured lithograph. Printed area 350 x 245mm (13½ x 9¾"). Small tear in bottom margin.
Two satires on one sheet. At top a speaker lists what he doesn't want: ''No king, no Lords... no taxes, no transportation, no nothing''. Underneath columns of workers march out of gin palaces.
BM: 1868,0808.12343.
[Ref: 51682]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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The Turnip Field.
The Turnip Field. A Man in a state of semi intoxication announced at a Public House in Northampton, that the Rev_ had given a neighbouring field of fine turnips to the poor of the parish, the charitable Ministers health was accordingly drank amidst the loudest acclamations, on the following morning. Men, Women children worked amain at digging up conveying home the turnips about then oclock finally both he his servant commenced driving them out of the field. Great was the amazement confusion, hats, caps implements of Husbandry were strewed in all directions by the flying foe, soon were the equestrians left masters of the field but nearly all the turnips remained in the hands of the enemy.
Desinged [sic] & Etched by R. Seymour.
London, Published by Tho.s McLean, 26, Haymarket, March 11th 1830.
Etching with very fine hand colour. 250 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½"). Small margins.
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