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One of the Poor employed to mend the High Ways.
One of the Poor employed to mend the High Ways. Parish Characters in Ten Plates by Paul Pry Esqr.____Pl 10___
[Paul Pry.]
Pub Jun 12 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket sole Publisher of P Pry Caricatures-none are original without his name.
Hand-coloured etching with very large margins. Plate 361 x 254mm (14¼ x 10"). Some toning.
Brougham, wearing a barrister's wig, labours without reward breaking stones (inscribed 'Reform'). Brougham lamented that his support of the Ministry over Emancipation brought no reward, and was anxious to gain the place of Master of the Rolls (as here he says 'getting very hungry could swallow a whole batch of Rolls'). One of, or similar to, a set of 'Parish Characters' with an imitation of William Heath's signature.
Similar to BM Satires 15790 but with different publication line.
[Ref: 30497]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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One of the Select Vestry!!! Parish Characters in Ten Plates by Paul Pry Esq.r----Pl 7.
One of the Select Vestry!!! Parish Characters in Ten Plates by Paul Pry Esq.r----Pl 7.
[Paul Pry emblem] Esq. [by Sharpshooter?]
Pub June 12 1829 by T McLEan 26 Haymarket sold Publisher of P. Prys Caricatures none are original without T McLeans name.
Hand-coloured etching with large margins; paper watermarked: J Whatman 1829. Plate 349 x 250mm (13¾ x 10"). Some toning; water stain lower right.
A grotesque Lady Conyngham, wearing a (red) jacket with fur collar and a front panel of heavily frogged and braided with gold lace, with the Garter star and the Order of the Golden Fleece (i.e. the King's coat and Orders). Reference to the Select Vestry, who reputedly feathered their nests at public expense. One of a set of 'Parish Characters', all with an imitation of William Heath's signature and seemingly ante-dated to conceal piracy.
BM Satires: 15789.
[Ref: 30500]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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A Patriotic Toast.
A Patriotic Toast.
A. Sharpshooter Fect.
Pub. Feb 25, by S. Gans, 15 Southampton St. Strand.
Hand-coloured etching with a 1829 watermark. Plate: 255 x 370mm (10 x 14½"). Surface dirt in margins and repaired tears in edges.
Wellington, Peel, Lyndhurst, and Scarlett toast as they display indifference to the distress agricultural and industrial workers alluded to in the King's Speech of 1830.
BM Satire: 16044.
[Ref: 43637]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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