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[Mr Powys.]
[Mr Powys.] 32.
JS f. [James Sayers.]
Published 14.th July 1784 by Ja.s Bretherton.
Etching, 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼") with large margins. Tape stains on outer margins.
A caricature portrait of Thomas Powys (1743-1800), standing in profile to the left with both hands extended. Powys was MP for Northamptonshire from 1774 until 1797, when he became 1st Baron Lilford. In early 1784 he attempted to effect a coalition between Pitt and Fox, the first step being a meeting at the St. Alban's Tavern.
BM Satires 6642.
[Ref: 60068]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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The Principal Merchants & Traders assembled at the Merchant Seaman's Office to sign ye Address.
The Principal Merchants & Traders assembled at the Merchant Seaman's Office to sign ye Address. Engraved for the Oxford Magazine.
[1769.]
Engraving. 115 x 175mm (4½ x 7").
A group of merchants gather to sign an address to George III, their characters represented by a butcher, who says ''I Shall stick my knife in the Magna Charta, & cut up the carcase of the Bill of Rights''. Another says ''D-mn his swivel eyes'', a reference to John Wilkes who was currently in prison.
BM Satires 4277.
[Ref: 59967]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Rejoicing Night.
The Rejoicing Night. On George's natal Night the Laddies come, To fam'd S.t James's, each to warm his Bum; But this we must allow without dispute, They never did but since here came a B_e: A Birth-day Night they think a Night of Worth, A Bonfire beats the breathing of the North; So bless our King, let all true Partriots say, And shou'd they all jump in _ Huzza! Huzza!
Printed for John Smith in Cheapside. [n.d. c.1763].
Engraving with etching, plate 350 x 250mm (14 x 10), with margins. On 18th century watermarked paper, large margins. Some staining.
People gather around a small campfire. Two Scotsman lift up their kilts to warm themselves. Two youths harass people with fireworks. Satire on the reaction to the birth of George IV (17621830) at St James' Palace.
BM Satires 4064.
[Ref: 60042]   £360.00  
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[Richard Rigby.]
[Richard Rigby.] 6.
JS ff. [James Sayers.]
Published 6.th April 1782 by C. Bretherton.
Etching, 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼") with large margins. Tape stains on margins.
Portrait of Richard Rigby (1722-1788), holding out his hat in his right hand, as if speaking in the House of Commons. Rigby sat in the House of Commons for 43 years from 1745 to 1788.
BM Satires 6052.
[Ref: 60015]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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In Te Domine Speravi. [Philip Rosenhagen.]
In Te Domine Speravi. [Philip Rosenhagen.] 28.
[James Sayers.]
[n.d. c.1788.]
Etching, 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼") with large margins. Tape stains on margins.
Portrait of Philip Rosenhagen (1737-1798), fashionably dressed, holding his hat and cane. He gazes with a complacent smile at a bust portrait of William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (1737-1805).
BM Satires 7294.
[Ref: 60006]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford] The Duke of B_d's Reception at Exeter.
[John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford] The Duke of B_d's Reception at Exeter.
Murgo-resky Fuergrock inv. delin sc. [Jefferyes Hamett O'Neale.]
[Oxford Magazine, 1769.]
Engraving. 120 x 180mm (4¾ x 7'').
A satirical scene showing the Duke of Bedford (1710 71) passing the doors of St Peter's Church, Exeter, followed by a shouting mob of inhabitants of the city. Some of crowd seem to be holding cricket bats (Bedford was a cricket fan). On a ceremonial visit to Exeter, Bedford was followed by a pro-Wilkes mob, who heckled him constantly.
BM Satire 4302.
[Ref: 59987]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Sawbridge.]
[John Sawbridge.] 34.
JS f. [James Sayers.]
Publ.d by Ja.s Bretherton 31.st March 1788.
Etching, 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼") with large margins. Tape stains on outer margins. Very small hole top left.
Caricature portrait of John Sawbridge (1732-1795), holding out his hat in his left hand and a paper inscribed 'Motion for Reform in the Representation' in his right. Sawbridge was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1768 to 1780.
BM Satires 7291.
[Ref: 60083]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Scholars at a lecture]
[Scholars at a lecture] Price Six Pence.
Publish'd by W Hogarth MArch 3.d 1736.
Etching with engraving, plate 215 x 185mm (8¾ x 7½"), with large margins.
Oxford scholars, portrayed as an assemblage of heads wearing square-topped, round cloth and felt caps and expressing varieties of boredom, listening to a reader in a lectern at lower right, his book inscribed, with various squiggles, 'Datur Vacuum' which translates as, 'Leisure time is given for...' The reader is intended as a portrait of Henry Fisher, Registrar of Oxford University (fl. 173761), who had agreed to be drawn by Hogarth.
State II of II. BM Satires 2338.
[Ref: 60007]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Procession at the Jubilee at Stratford upon Avon.
Procession at the Jubilee at Stratford upon Avon.
[London Magazine, 1769.]
Etching. 115 x 180mm (4½ x 7).
Characters from Shakespeare's works, including Falstaff and Mrs Ford, the Three Witches, Caliban and Richard III. The Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769 was organised by David Garrick to celebrate the Jubilee of the birth of the Bard. Bad weather affected the events, which included a gun salute, masquerade and dinner in a specially-constructed rotunda, which was flooded when the Avon burst its banks.
BM 4311.
[Ref: 59984]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Continuation of the Procession of Shakespear's Characters.
Continuation of the Procession of Shakespear's Characters.
[London Magazine, 1769.]
Etching. 110 x 180mm (4¼ x 7). Spotting.
Including Henry VIII, Shylock, the Apothecary from 'Romeo and Juliet' and the Gravedigger from 'Hamlet'. The Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769 was organised by David Garrick to celebrate the Jubilee of the birth of the Bard. Bad weather affected the events, which included a gun salute, masquerade and dinner in a specially-constructed rotunda, which was flooded when the Avon burst its banks.
BM 4312.
[Ref: 59978]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[George III] The Sleepy Shepherd.
[George III] The Sleepy Shepherd.
Engrav'd for the Oxford Magazine.
[n.d., 1769.]
Engraving. Sheet 115 x 165mm. Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
George III asleep leaning on the 'Pillar of too much Security', while he is undermined by, among others, Lord Mansfield, the Duke of Grafton, & Lord Weymouth. Lord Bute flies away on a broomstick with money bags hanging down.
BM: 4320.
[Ref: 59976]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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A Cure for a Smoky Chimney!
A Cure for a Smoky Chimney! 36. Price one Shilling.
Woodward del.
London Published by Th.s Tegg 111 Cheapside Jan.ry 1.6 1808.
Etching with fine hand colour, sheet 260 x 335mm (10¼ x 13¼"). On J Whatman watermarked paper. Trimmed within plate on three sides.
A well-dressed woman complains to a 'Doctor' that she has paid him two guineas "for curing my Chimney and the moment I put a bit of fire in the grate, I am half suffocated!!"; he replies in an Irish accent, "... you never once mention'd the fire - depend upon it if you put no fire in the grate the Devil a bit of smoke will come from the Chimney!!"
Undescribed in BM Satires.
[Ref: 60041]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lord Mahon.]
[Lord Mahon.] 19.
JS ff. [James Sayers.]
Published 17 June 1782 by C. Bretherton.
Etching, 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼") with large margins. Tape stains on outer margins.
Caricature of Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope (1753 - 1816), politician and scientist, standing in profile to the right, body bent forward, right hand extended as if making an impassioned speech. He holds his hat and cane in his left hand. He is plainly dressed, his lank and scanty hair tied at the neck. Stanhope was a leading member of the reforming London Revolution Society 1788-91. He laid out the Society's principles, which asserted that all civil and political authority derived from the people, that the abuse of power justified resistance and that trial by jury, freedom of the press and freedom of elections should always be held sacred. He was satirised in popular prints as 'Citizen Stanhope' because of his democratic principles but the society, though short-lived, was influential in framing Britain's reaction to the French Revolution.
BM Satires 6072.
[Ref: 60079]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lord Sydney.]
[Lord Sydney.] 29.
JS f. [James Sayers.]
Published by Ja.s Bretherton 14.th July 1784.
Etching, 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼") with large margins. Tape stains on outer margins.
Caricature portrait of Thomas Townshend (1733 - 1800), 1st Viscount Sydney, standing with his hat held out in his right hand, his left on his sword. He served as Pitt's Secretary of State for the Home Department. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia is named after him.
BM Satires 6640.
[Ref: 60067]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Turkey choir
[Turkey choir "Choeur de Dindons"]
Schenck.
[Paris: Goupil, c.1880.]
Mixed method engraving, printed in colours. Image 295 x 500mm (11½ x 19¾"), very large margins. Uncut.
A Christmas image showing a choir of ten turkeys singing from a music sheet.
[Ref: 59716]   £350.00  
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[Sir Charles Turner.]
[Sir Charles Turner.] 15.
JS ff. [James Sayers.]
Published 17.th June 1782 by C. Bretherton.
Etching, 160 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼") with large margins. Small nicks and tape stains on outer margins.
Caricature portrait of Sir Charles Turner (1726-1783), standing in profile to the left as if making a speech. He is excessively thin, a cane is under his left arm, and his left hand is in a muff. He was a British politician and Lord Mayor of York.
BM Satires 6073.
[Ref: 60076]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Full Dress Rehersal of the Forthcoming
Full Dress Rehersal of the Forthcoming "Queen's Jubilee Pantomime." Scene -- Grand Representation Assemblage of Her Majesty's Subjects.
[John Philip] Stafford.
Supplement to Funny Folks Christmas Number, 1886.
Colour photomechanical print. Sheet 405 x 580mm (16 x 22¾"). Laid on card, some spotting.
A scene satirising the Golden Jubilee of 1887. Queen Victoria is dressed as Britannia, surrounded by participants in her ''Jubilee pantomime'', including women representing the colonies, including a Maori. The Prince of Wales plays a violin lower left. Viscount Wolseley holds the Royal Banner. Flags of the colonies including Australia, Canada, Malta and India.
BM 1902,1011.9791; also 1902,1011.9792 for a key.
[Ref: 59776]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Volontaire Marodeur.
Volontaire Marodeur.
[A Paris, chez tous les Marchands de Nouveautés.] [n.d., c.1815.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 240 x 175mm (9½ x 7"). Trimmed within plate, losing publication line, small tears in edges.
A French volunteer maurader, with a musket with a bayonet, riding as donkey with a bell on its neck, with dead rabbit and game and game birds. Apparently a follower of Napoleon, scavenging in the French countryside.
[Ref: 60098]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir Brook Watson.]
[Sir Brook Watson.] 35.
JS f. [James Sayers.]
Pub.d by Ja.s Bretherton 31.st March 1788.
Etching, 175 x 115mm (7 x 4½") with large margins. Tape stains on outer margins.
Portrait of Sir Brook Watson, 1st Baronet (1735 - 1807), bending forward, his wooden leg concealed behind a bench, and holding out a document with a pendent seal inscribed 'Pension for Services'. Watson was a British merchant, soldier, and later Lord Mayor of London. At 14 years old, he was attacked by a shark resulting in the loss of his right leg below the knee.
BM Satires 7290.
[Ref: 59983]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Marquis of Rockingham.]
[Marquis of Rockingham.] 1.
JS. [James Sayers.]
Published 17.th June 1782 by C. Bretherton.
Etching, 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼") with large margins. Tape stains on outer margins.
Portrait of Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquis of Rockingham (1730 - 1782), standing in profile to the left. Rockingham was a British Whig statesman, most notable for his two terms as Prime Minister of Great Britain, in 1765-6 and 1782.
BM Satires 6069.
[Ref: 59997]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Wilkes.] Hieroglyphics.
[John Wilkes.] Hieroglyphics.
[Oxford Magazine, 3rd February 1769.]
Etching. 110 x 180mm (4¼ x 7").
A satire on attempts to keep John Wilkes from taking his seat in 1769, showing him accosted by two attack dogs with the heads of Sir Norton Fletcher and the Duke of Grafton. On the left are two of his supporters, wearing clerical dress: John Horne Tooke says ''They know not what they do.''; and the lawyer, John Glynn, says ''There is no Precedent for this, either in Law or Equity! I declare it to be illegal''. On the right are other canines: Henry Fox, the Duke of Bedford and Lord Mansfield. Originally published in the Oxford Magazine, 1769.
BM Satires 4268.
[Ref: 59972]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr Wilson.
Mr Wilson.
Drawn Etch.d & pub.d by Rich.d Dighton as the Act directs May 1824.
London. Pub.d by Tho.s M.cLean 26 Haymarket, 1824.
Hand coloured etching, plate 250 x 140mm (10 x 5½") Very small margins. Some staining.
Caricature of merchant and Tory MP for the City (1818-26), Thomas Wilson (1767-1852), nicknamed Buckskin Wilson.
BM Satires 14679.A.
[Ref: 60038]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A Big-Wig.
A Big-Wig.
Drawn. Etch.d & Pub.d by Rich.d Dighton. 1820 July 26.
Etching with wonderful hand colour, plate 270 x 180mm (10¾ x 7), with large margins. Tiny bit of staining.
Caricature of Sir George Wombell 3rd Baronet (1792-1855).
[Ref: 60040]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Xmas Rose. The Adventures of Tom Thumb.
The Xmas Rose. The Adventures of Tom Thumb.
By E.A. Mason 1886.
James Clarke & Co., 13 & 14 Fleet St EC.
Photo lithograph. Sheet 350 x 470mm (13¾ x 18½"). Small tear to edges.
Eight vignette illustrations, including Tom Thumb leaning on a mushroom, anthropomorphic mice and three of a Welsh woman.
[Ref: 59774]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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