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Vice Admiral Sir John Poo Beresford Bart. M.P.
Vice Admiral Sir John Poo Beresford Bart. M.P.
Painted by Sir W. Beechey, R.A. Engraved by Thomas Hodgetts.
London Published by Colnaghi Son & Co Pall Mall East Febry. 1828.
Mezzotint. Plate 355 x 281mm. 14 x 11". Slight crease through image.
Sir John Poo Beresford (1766-1844) Admiral; son of the Marquis of Waterford. He engaged the French in Hampton Roads 1795, commanded on North American station in 1806, commanded Royal Sovereign yacht in 1814. In 1812-35 he became M.P. and and he later escorted Louis XVIII to Calais on his restoration.
Parker: 48. From the Collection of Viscount Hood.
[Ref: 12393]   £320.00  
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Do You Please to have your Bed Warm'd Sir?
Do You Please to have your Bed Warm'd Sir? Sketches of Character No.3.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, pseudonym of William Heath] Esq.r Del.
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket.
Very fine etching with hand colour. Sheet 365 x 250mm (14¼ x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate, to printed border on two sides.
A pretty chambermaid holds a candle and a copper bedpan, smiling at the viewer.
BM Satires: undescribed.
[Ref: 59482]   £320.00  
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A Ladies Maid Purchasing a Leek.
A Ladies Maid Purchasing a Leek. 2.
Brandoin Pinx.t. Caldwell sculp.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Rare etching, pt 18th century watermark. 200 x 140mm (8 x 5½") very large margins.
A vegetable seller sits at his basket offering a bunch of large carrots to an attractive, well-dressed young maidservant who responds by holding a leek in a suggestive manner. First published by John Smith of Cheapside and Robert Sayer, 1772. This example has had the publication line removed and a plate number added.
BM Satire 4603. See Goddard Payes: pg. 198-203
[Ref: 58287]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Sawney in the Bog-House.
Sawney in the Bog-House. 'Tis a bra' bonny seat, o' my saul, Sawney cries, / I never beheld sic before with me Eyes, Such a place in aw' Scotland I never could meet, For the High and the Low ease themselves in the Street.
[James Gillray.]
Published 4th June 1779, by M.rs Holt, No 111. Oxford Street London [but H.G. Bohn, 1851].
Coloured etching. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾") very large margins.
A caricature of a Scot misunderstanding the use of a privy, with his kilt around his waist and his legs down different holes. The thistle and the crown suggests that he is a Jacobite. This example comes from the H.G. Bohn's collected edition of Gillray's satires. This is one of the 'Suppressed Plates', which are particularly hard to find in their original printings.
See BM Satires 5539.
[Ref: 58366]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[A Soft Tumble after a Hard Ride.
[A Soft Tumble after a Hard Ride. From the Original Picture by John Collet, in the possession of the Proprietors.]
[London: Carington Bowles, c.1780.]
Mezzotint, fine proof before letters. 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Proofs of drolls, small or large, are very rare.
Three hunters, a man and two women, attempt to jump a gate. Two fall, the man landing on top of one of the women. A smaller-format version of a plate published by Carington Bowles in 1780 (BM satires 5816). The BM's example of this smaller version (2010,7081.2106) is a later state, published by Bowles & Carver with added engraving, with the pamphlet in the man's pocket titled 'The Joys of th[e] Cha[se]'.
[Ref: 60799]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Unlucky Attempt.
The Unlucky Attempt.
London, Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett No.53 Fleet Street,as the Act directs 10 June 1776.
Mezzotint. Platemark: 150 x 110mm (6 x 4½), with large margins. Paper toned.
A short master of the house stands on tip-toe to try to kiss a tall housemaid, while his furious wife entering through the door to the left, finds them.
[Ref: 38713]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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