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Diamond Cut Diamond.
Diamond Cut Diamond. Oh Wigsby my boy, did you ever shave a Monkey. [/] No Sir, but if you'll just walk in I'll try.
W. Summers, Del. Cha.s Hunt, Sc.
London, Pub by Harrison Isaacs, Charles St. Soho. [n.d., c.1830.]
Hand coloured aquatint with etching. Sheet size: 235 x 270mm (9¼ x 10½"), watermarked paper, 'J. Whatman. 1830'. Trimmed inside plate and to image at top edge.
A scene outside 'Sharpwig, Hairdresser & Shaver', as an elaborately dressed figure inspects the shop through his monicle. The hairdresser stands in the doorway, holding shaving equipment, laughing, as does the customer inside. An advertising sign outside the shop reads, 'Theatre Royal Covent Garden [...] Barber of Seville [...] The Monkey that has seen the World'. The shop window displays various wigs and, to the left, two chimneys sweeps look on, with one saying, 'My eyes Jem theres a swell cove', the other replies, 'Ah! What a lark it would be to send him up a Gas Pipe'.
Hickman p.139.
[Ref: 36664]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The ''Enterprise'' Steam Omnibus.
The ''Enterprise'' Steam Omnibus. Built by Mr. Walter Hancock, of Stratford, for the London and Paddington Steam Carriage Compy. [Commenced Running April, 22nd 1833.]
Drawn by W. Summers. Engraved by C. Hunt.
Published June 1833 by Ackermann & Co. 96 Strand.
Colour-printed aquatint with added hand-colour. Framed. Image: 440 x 355mm (17½ x 14"). Frame: 650 x 580mm (25" x 22¾"). Unexamined out of frame. Mount covers some of the publication line and title. Professionally repaired tear in title through 'En' of 'Enterprise'.
A fine coloured print of William Hancock's steam omnibus ''Enterprise'', with space for fourteen people this was the first steam carriage to carry fare-paying passengers on a regular schedule around London. The carriage is shown driving along the street, while a horse-drawn carriage travels alongside and a man and his dog run after.
Hickman: p.314.
[Ref: 44889]   £1,250.00  
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A Black Ball. La Pastorelle.
A Black Ball. La Pastorelle. Life in Philadelphia No. 10
W. Summers Del. C. Hunt Sc.
T.C. Lewis & Co. 96 Cheapside London [c1850]
Etching and aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 220 x 275mm (8½ x 10¾"). Trimmed. Very slight staining in middle.
The 'Life in Philadelphia' caricatures lampooning the social aspirations of Philadelphia's black population were first published by Edward William Clay in the United States in the 1820s. Shortly after the London publisher W. Harrison Isaacs published a set of copies drawn by William Summers and engraved by Charles Hunt, augmenting them with new caricatures in the same vein but set in London. Isaacs' plates subsequently passed to Gabriel Shire Tregear, and then to his former shopman Thomas Crump Lewis (1808-81), whose publication line is on this impression. Hickman notes that Lewis's reissue of Tregear's set of 20 'Life in Philadelphia' prints is dated to 1860 by the Library Company of Philadelphia, but suggests 'it was probably earlier'.
Hickman p.126
[Ref: 47093]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Blackberrying.
Blackberrying. Lewis's Black Jokes. No. 10
W. Summers Del. C. Hunt Sc.
T.C. Lewis & Co. 96 Cheapside London [c.1850]
Etching and aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 230 x 310mm (9 x 12¼"). Trimmed.
Five adults and one child around a newly dug grave. One of a series of 'Tregear's Black Jokes', a set of twenty caricatures first published by Tregear in 1834, the year in which the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. The prints, which were advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks', developed the theme of the earlier 'Life in Philadelphia' caricatures lampooning the social aspirations of Philadelphia's black population. These were first published by Edward William Clay in the United States in the 1820s. The London publisher Gabriel Shire Tregear published copies of the 'Life in Philadelphia' caricatures, then followed it up with 'Tregear's Black Jokes'. After Tregear's death his plates passed to his former shopman Thomas Crump Lewis (1808-81), whose publication line is on this print. The three mentions of Tregear's name on the plate have either been changed to Lewis', or simply effaced.
Hickman p.135
[Ref: 47094]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Tregears Black Jokes. The Breaking Up.
Tregears Black Jokes. The Breaking Up.
W Summers. del.t. Hunt sculp.t.
Published by G S Tregear 123 Cheapside London. [n.d., c.1834.]
Aquatint with hand-colour. 255 x 355mm (10 x 14"). Glue stains in margins.
An end-of-term dance, with the young black schoolgirls showing their parents what they had been taught. A teacher accompanies them on the violin. Plate 8 of a series of 20 'Black Jokes', originally published the year that the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. It was advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks'.
Hickman: Hunt p.132.
[Ref: 51779]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Tregears Black Jokes. N.o.8.] The Breaking Up.
[Tregears Black Jokes. N.o.8.] The Breaking Up.
W Summers. del.t. Hunt sculp.t.
Published by G S Tregear 123 Cheapside London.
Aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 215 x 285mm (8½ x 11¼"). Trimmed around image and text.
An end-of-term dance, with the young black schoolgirls showing their parents what they had been taught. A teacher accompanies them on the violin. Plate 8 of a series of 20 'Black Jokes', originally published the year that the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. It was advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks'.
Hickman: Hunt p.132.
[Ref: 40817]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Tregear's Black Jokes. The Card Party.
Tregear's Black Jokes. The Card Party. They Are Certainly Black Legs. see Tregear's Catalogue.
W Summers del.t Hunt sculp.t.
Published by G S Tregear 123 Cheapside London. [n.d., c.1834.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. 255 x 355mm (10 x 14").
Black men and women sit at a table, lit by candlelight, playing cards. Plate 7 of a series of 20 'Black Jokes', originally published the year that the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. It was advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks'.
Hickman: Hunt p 132.
[Ref: 51780]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Tregears Black Jokes. N.o 10. The Concert.
Tregears Black Jokes. N.o 10. The Concert.
W Summers. del.t. Hunt sculp.t.
Published by G S Tregear 123 Cheapside London.
Rare aquatint, with hand colour. Plate: 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾").
A social scene in several figures play musical instruments and sing to an audience. Plate 10 of a series of 20 'Black Jokes', originally published the year that the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. It was advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks'.
Hickman: Hunt p. 133.
[Ref: 35067]   £360.00  
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Tregear's Black Jokes. The Lady Patroness of Alblacks.
Tregear's Black Jokes. The Lady Patroness of Alblacks.
W Summers del.t Hunt sculp.t.
Published by G S Tregear 123 Cheapside London. [n.d., c.1834.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Glue stains entering edge of plate.
A black woman in a low-cut white dress stands before a full-length mirror. Plate two of a series of 20 'Black Jokes', originally published the year that the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. It was advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks'.
Hickman: Hunt p 129.
[Ref: 51782]   £330.00  
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Tregear's Black Jokes. N.11.
Tregear's Black Jokes. N.11. Miss Whites birth-day, Party.
W Summers del.t. Hunt sculp.t.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Hand-coloured aquatint and etching, 245 x 325mm (9¾ x 12¾"). Small tear to left-centre. Time staining.
A large black family sat around a table drinking tea and eating cake. A brightly-coloured tropical bird sits on a perch to the left and cat laps up milk on the floor, which a girl pour into an overflowing cup. Plate 16 of a series of 20 'Black Jokes', originally published the year that the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. It was advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks'.
Hickman p.134-11.
[Ref: 19757]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Tregear's Black Jokes. N.11.
Tregear's Black Jokes. N.11. Miss Whites birth-day, Party.
W Summers del.t. Hunt sculp.t.
London Published by GS Tregear 123 Cheapside. [n.d. c.1830.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. Plate 255 x 355mm (10 x 14"). Some holes and tear into upper edge.
A party of black children and adults seated around a table. Some of the children are grabbing for food while one girl spills a drink and another knocks over a candlestick as a man pours water over her head. Plate 16 of a series of 20 'Black Jokes', originally published the year that the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. It was advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks'.
Hickman: Hunt 134.
[Ref: 23609]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Tregears Black Jokes. The Route.
Tregears Black Jokes. The Route. Whilst de lads ob de village, so merrily are, Dou and I will be first in de trong.
W. Summers Del. C. Hunt Sc.
Published by G S Tregear 123 Cheapside London. [n.d., c.1834.]
Aquatint with hand-colouring. 255 x 355mm (10 x 14"). Glue stains in edges.
At a gathering of smartly-dressed black people, a couple walk out onto the dance floor as an orchestra plays on the balcony. Plate 6 of a series of 20 'Black Jokes', originally published the year that the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. It was advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks'.
Hickman p.131.
[Ref: 51783]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Route. Whilst de lads ob de village, so merrily are, Dou and I will be first in de trong.
The Route. Whilst de lads ob de village, so merrily are, Dou and I will be first in de trong. Lewis's Black Jokes. No. 6.
W. Summers Del. C. Hunt Sc.
T.C. Lewis & Co. 96 Cheapside London [c.1850]
Etching and aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 230 x 310mm (9 x 12¼"). Trimmed.
At a gathering of smartly-dressed black people, a couple walk out onto the dance floor as an orchestra plays on the balcony. One of a series of 'Tregear's Black Jokes', a set of twenty caricatures first published in 1834, the year in which the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. The prints, which were advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks', developed the theme of the earlier 'Life in Philadelphia' caricatures lampooning the social aspirations of Philadelphia's black population. These were first published by Edward William Clay in the United States in the 1820s. The London publisher Gabriel Shire Tregear published copies of the 'Life in Philadelphia' caricatures, then followed it up with 'Tregear's Black Jokes'. After Tregear's death his plates passed to his former shopman Thomas Crump Lewis (1808-81), whose publication line is on this print. The three mentions of Tregear's name on the plate have either been changed to Lewis', or simply effaced.
Hickman p.131.
[Ref: 47096]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Tregear's Black Jokes. Venus and Adonis
Tregear's Black Jokes. Venus and Adonis
W Summers del.t Hunt sculp.t.
Published by G S Tregear 123 Cheapside London. [n.d., c.1834.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. 355 x 255mm (14 x 10").
A black man in riding attire, holding the reins of a white horse, takes his leave of a crying woman to join the hunt in action in the background. Plate 5 of a series of 20 'Black Jokes', originally published the year that the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. It was advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks'.
Hickman: Hunt p 129.
[Ref: 51784]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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