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The Mischief Making Old Maids & Gossips Arms.
The Mischief Making Old Maids & Gossips Arms.
Pub Nov 12th 1810 by S.W.Fores 50 Piccadilly.
Coloured etching. Sheet 230 x 370mm (9 x 14½"). Trimmed into plate top and bottom, laid on album paper.
A satirical coat of arms, dedicated to ''those backbiting ... sex hateing, envious Old Tabbies''. The quadrants are a tea pot. playing cards, gossiping women and a cat scratching a document. The shield is supported by a rampant pig in Dexter and a monkey in woman's dress sinister.
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Misiries of high life.
Misiries of high life. Briskly stooping to pick up a ladys fan at the same moment, when two other gentlemen are doing the same and so making a cannon with your head against both of theirs—and this without being the happy man after all. Miseries of Human Life.
Woodward Del. Rowlandson scul.
Pub.d by Tho.s Tegg 111 Cheapside [n.d., c.1808.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 240 x 320mm (9½ x 12½"). Trimmed to printed border on three sides, to plate at bottom.
An ugly coxcomb leer-ingly hands a fan to one of two ladies walking off to the right. On the left a woman, immodestly décolletée, flirts with the Prince of Wales.
BM Satires 11107.
[Ref: 51744]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Giuocatore [gambler].
Giuocatore [gambler].
G.M. Mitelli F.
[Bologna, n.d., 1675.]
Etching. Sheet 280 x 200mm (11 x 8"). Trimmed to plate, repaired tear top left.
A man stands at a table, with tennis racket on wall, holding playing cards, pointing down to coins on the table. On the ground is a tennis racket, balls and more cards. Beneath are two quadrains in Italian, the first by the gambler, the second Death's response. One of the earliest depictions of a real tennis racquet. Plate 9 of the series 'Le Ventiquattr'Hore dell'humana felicità' (The Twenty-Four Hours of Human Happiness) by Giuseppe Maria Mitelli (c.1634-1718).
BM 1850,0713.235.
[Ref: 51717]   £900.00  

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Medico [physician].
Medico [physician].
G.M. Mitelli F.
[Bologna, n.d., 1675.]
Scarce etching, 17th century watermark. Sheet 280 x 200mm (11 x 8"). Thread margins.
A bespectacled physician stands, writing in a book with a quill, a sheet in his left hand. To the right is a mortar and pestle. Beneath are two quadrains in Italian, the first by the doctor, the second Death's response. Plate 18 of the series 'Le Ventiquattr'Hore dell'humana felicità' (The Twenty-Four Hours of Human Happiness) by Giuseppe Maria Mitelli (c.1634-1718).
BM 1850,0713.217.
[Ref: 51718]   £580.00  
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The Morning News.
The Morning News. The Rabble gather round the Man of News / And listen with their mouths. / Some tell, some hear, some judge of news, some make it, / And he that lyes most, is most beleiv'd.
Bretherton f. [after H.W. Bunbury]
Published as the Act directs 10th December 1772 By J. Bretherton No.134 New Bond Street
Etching. 260 x 240mm (10¼ x 9½"). Edged with brown tape on reverse.
One of many satires on the absorption of the common people in politics to the neglect of their own business, emphasised by the dog helping itself to a plate of food on a stump. A later version of this satire by Rowlandson names Bunbury as designer.
BM Satires 5086.
[Ref: 51700]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Carnaval de 1814, ou le macaroni Impérial.
Le Carnaval de 1814, ou le macaroni Impérial.
[n.d., c.1814.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 205 x 230mm (8 x 9"). Trimmed into image on three sides, crease at top.
Napoleon dressed as Harlequin and Jean Jacques Régis de Cambacérès (his Archichancelier) as Polichinelle. Cambacérès is preparing a dish of macaroni marked for the army conscriptions of various years. Behind Napoleon a one-legged beggar exclaims 'only a Louis can save him', a pun on the name of the Bourbon claimant to the throne of France and the pre-revolutionary coin.
BM: 1856,0712.648.
[Ref: 51676]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Nehemiah's Disaster _ A Tale.
Nehemiah's Disaster _ A Tale. And behold about the ninth hour Tabitha the Wife of my Bosom awoke...
Published 9th April 1799, by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.
Etching. 20x 250mm (8 x 9¾"). Tear in top margin taped.
A woman sits up in bed, holding up a crying infant, as her husband approaches holding an infant's commode and lighted taper.
BM Satires 9498.
[Ref: 51696]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[New Bastille.] This Sketch is humbly Inscribed to Geo: Lockup Esq.r Gov.r of the new Bastille north Street.
[New Bastille.] This Sketch is humbly Inscribed to Geo: Lockup Esq.r Gov.r of the new Bastille north Street.
[attributed to Isaac Cruikshank.]
[n.d., 1790.]
Etching. 18th century watermark; Sheet 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Trimmed to plate.
A man leans out of a high window calling 'I am lockd up against my will, pray is the Poll over'. In front of the house a man holds up a key, saying 'He shall not come out unless he Votes for us, Independence for Ever'. A satire of the Westminster Election of 1790, a poll so hotly-contested that there were charges that electors were kidnapped or committed to stop them voting. Less that a year after the storming of the Bastille, the French prison had become synonymous with tyranny and oppression.
BM Satire 7656.
[Ref: 51604]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Feeding the Animals - Change of Diet!
Feeding the Animals - Change of Diet! HB Sketches No 573.
H.B. [John Doyle.] A. Ducôte's Lithog.s 70 St Martin's Lane.
Published by T. McLean, 26, Haymarket, 12th Feb.y 1839.
Lithograph. Sheet 270 x 350mm (10¾ x 13¾"). Trimmed to printed border.
A satire on the political debate on the Corn Laws, with Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847) as Isaac A. Van Amburgh (1808-65, an American who developed the first trained wild animal act in modern times) feeding various big cats with the faces of politicians including Palmerston, Normanby, Lansdowne, Holland, Melbourne, Russell, Charles Poulett Thomson and Thomas Spring Rice. Outside the cage Queen Victoria looks on. John Doyle (1797-1868), worked under the pseudonym 'HB' from 1827, usually issuing one satire a month during parliamentary seasons. Doyle preserved his anonymity as 'H.B.' until 1843, when he revealed himself to Sir Robert Peel in a letter justifying his motives and principles as a cartoonist.
[Ref: 51583]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Odd Readings Near Pall Mall.
Odd Readings Near Pall Mall. to be read downwards.
Drawn on Stone, by I.S.M.
Printed by W. Clerk 202 High Holborn. [n.d., c.1838.]
Rare hand coloured lithograph. Sheet 220 x 325mm (8¾ x 12¾". Trimmed, laid on album paper at corners, crease in top edge.
A London fence covered with overlapping advertisements and theatre bills, arranged for humorous effect.
[Ref: 51581]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Old Stag of Bond Street.
The Old Stag of Bond Street.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 225 x 135mm (8¾ x 5¼"). Edges toned, binding damege on right edge.
An unidentified man with his dog.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 51694]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Oliver Introduced to the Respectable Old Gentleman. Vide Oliver Twist, Vol 1, page 132.
Oliver Introduced to the Respectable Old Gentleman. Vide Oliver Twist, Vol 1, page 132. Sketches No 576.
HB. [John Doyle.] A. Ducôte's Litho.y St Martins Lane.
Published by T. M.cLean, 26, Haymarket, 25th Feb.y 1839.
Lithograph with subscribers' stamp. Sheet 330 x 265mm (13 x 10½"). Trimmed to printed border.
A parody of Cruikshank's illustration to 'Oliver Twist': the 'Artful Dodger' (Lord Normanby) introduces Oliver Twist (Lord Morpeth) to Fagan (Daniel O'Connell) to be initiated into the secrets and practices of the appropriation trade
[Ref: 51630]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Pitt] The Brazen Image erected on a Pedestal wrought by Himself.
[William Pitt] The Brazen Image erected on a Pedestal wrought by Himself.
[by Charles Williams.]
Pub.d May 29th 1802 by S.W. Fores 50 Piccadilly. Folios of caractures lent out for the Evening.
Coloured etching. Watermarked paper, 410 x 255mm (16 x 10"). Tear in centre across inscription area to printed border, top left corner frayed.
A yellow statue of William Pitt the younger stands on a plinth made of blocks listing all the taxes he had introduced, including income tax and taxes on hair powder, hats, servants, windows, beer and malt. On one side stand Sheridan and Fox, who says ''That Brass countenance of his never shone with more conspicuous confidence, one would think he was in the very act of proposing a new Tax''. On the right are John Bull and his Irish wife 'Hibernia'; Bull says 'I suppose that there Writing there, is the account of all his wonderfull Works"'.
BM Satire 9869.
[Ref: 51683]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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In Place. En Emploi. 539. [&] Out of Place. Hors d'Emplo. 540.
In Place. En Emploi. 539. [&] Out of Place. Hors d'Emplo. 540.
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, No 69 in St Paul's Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs [*****] [1784]
Rare matching pair of mezzotints with fine hand colour. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), with very large margins. Remains of album paper stuck in margins, publication date erased.
In Place: a lawyer and government minister toast to their success with the Devil, surrounded with money bags. Out of Place: two out-of-officepoliticians sit shivering in a squalid room, as their landlady presents a bill. Dighton's original watercolours sold at Sotheby's, 23 February 1978.
BM Satires 3772 & 3773.
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Playing in Parts.
Playing in Parts.
[after Brownlow North.]
[n.d., c.1810.]
Pen and ink sketch on card. Sheet 235 x 325mm (9¼ x 12¾").
A copy of a satirical scene by Brownlow North (1778 - 1829) as etched by James Gillray and published by Hannah Humphrey in 1801. An amateur quintet led by a fierce-looking woman on a square piano
See BM Satires 9766 for the etching.
[Ref: 51721]   £360.00  
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The Pope's Infernal Machine.
The Pope's Infernal Machine. Shall it Undermine our National and Religious Liberty?
Gegeëf 10.2.74.
London: Published by E. Appleyard 88 Farringdon St: E.C.
Lithograph. Sheet 280 x 420mm (11 x 16½"). Creases and small tears.
An anti-catholic broadside, specifically attacking the confessional.
[Ref: 51776]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Racing calendar for 1929.]
[Racing calendar for 1929.]
The Tout [Peter Ronald Buchanan].
[n.d., 1928.]
Rare complete set of twelve chromolithographic cards, each with a month's calendar, list of racing fixtures and a caricature. Card size 160 x 230mm (6¼ x 9"). Some ink mss.
A racing calendar with caricature portraits of important figures of the racing world, including Lords Ellesmere, Lovat & Londesborough, and the Maharajah Jam Sahebof of Nawanagar (best known as a test cricketer for England, regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time). Buchanan worked as a sports cartoonist and caricaturist for Motor Magazine, the News of the World and Tatler.
[Ref: 51732]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Refin'd Taste.
Refin'd Taste. Eternal Infamy, that Wretch Confound, / Who Planted first this Vice on English Ground. / A Crime that Spite of Sense and Nature reigns. / and Poisons Genial Love & Manhood Stains. Vid. Rod. Random.
R.St.G.M. Inv.t. [Richard St George Mansergh.]
[Mary Darley, c.1773.]
Etching, 180 x 255mm (7 x 10"). Trimmed close to plate, laid on album paper at corners.
A civilian eyeing up a soldier through a glass. A large beauty spot on the soldier's cheek covers a pockmark from veneral disease, introduced by the military. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly; it seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.2' upper left and '6' upper right.
BM Satires: 5173.
[Ref: 51697]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Relieving the Distress'd Travellers.
Relieving the Distress'd Travellers.
[after Robert Dighton the elder.]
Printed for & Sold by Bowles & Carver, No 69 St Paul's Church Yard, London. [n.d., c.1812.]
Coloured engraving, watermark 1812. 175 x 280mm (7 x 11") very large margins.
The children of a woman laden with bags beg from an affluent couple. Behind are a wagon and soldiers. One of 'Twelve Illustrations to Contemporary Life and Diversions'.
Dighton's original illustration, pen and black ink and gray wash, is in the Yale Center for British Art, B1986.29.78.
[Ref: 51743]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Revolutionists.
Revolutionists.
Sold by M. Moor Oxford Street, Oct.r 30th 1788.
Rare etching with hand colour, 18th century watermark. Sheet 340 x 200mm (13½ x 8"). Trimmed within plate. Slight damage.
Various men climb a steep slope, carrying an axe marked 'Cromwell', a knife, rifle, a pen pot marked 'Artillery', a cross and a banner with the Prince of Wales's feathers. At the top, on a motte marked 'Constitution', is George III in crown and ermine, reading a book marked 'Public Good'. Although the satire is very English, it was published the year before the French Revolution began.
Not in BM Satire.
[Ref: 51720]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT)
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Slight of Hand by a Monkey _ or the Lady's Head Unloaded.
Slight of Hand by a Monkey _ or the Lady's Head Unloaded.
Printed for Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No 69 in St. Paul's Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs 25th October, 1776.
Mezzotint. 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Some surface wear.
A monkey rips the elaborate wig off the head of a woman, revealing her sparse hair pulled back. A fruit-picker and butcher's boy laugh.
BM: 4546. Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 51769]   £420.00  
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Snap Dragon.
Snap Dragon.
Publish'd Dec.r 12th. 1795. by Laurie & Whittle, N° 53, Fleet Street London.
Etching with stipple. 205 x 250mm (8 x 9¾"), large margins. Edges chipped and brittle.
Six country people surround a flaming bowl on a small round table. A man holds a terrified cat over the bowl to force it to pull out a raisin.
BM Satires 8778.
[Ref: 51746]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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A View near Hyde Park Corner.
A View near Hyde Park Corner.
Dighton. ad. viv. del.t
Pub.d Feb.y 1802 by Dighton. Char.g Cross.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate 196 x 139mm (7¾ x 5½"), with very large margins, watermarked 1822. Old ink mss on edge of plate.
A half-length portrait of Tattersall in his rostrum, leaning forward on a large open book, his head in profile to the right, his auctioneer's hammer in his (gloved) right hand. He is very bulky and wears a round hat with curved brim. The rostrum is the base of the design; it is pierced by an arched opening to give a view of a jockey on a galloping horse. Edmund Tattersall (1758-1810) was an auctioneer of race horses who succeeded his father, the founder of Tattersall's, in 1795.
BM Satires: 9901.
[Ref: 51705]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Illustrations of Time by George Cruikshank.
Illustrations of Time by George Cruikshank.
London: Published May 1st 1827 by the Artist, 22 Myddleton Terrace Pentonville ~ Sold by J.s Robins & Co, Ivy Lane Paternoster Row.
Oblong folio, original printed wrappers; etched pictorial title and six plates, complete, interleaved with tissue; with 4pp. list of publications by Robins. Wrappers chipped and worn, some spotting of plates,
Each plate has multiple satires relating to time.
BM Satires 15469.
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Going to Church, a Sketch Illustrative of Mr Newman's Tithe Leasing Act.
Going to Church, a Sketch Illustrative of Mr Newman's Tithe Leasing Act.
J.W. Wright. W. Read.
[n.d., c.1817.]
Coloured etching. 195 x 290mm (7¾ x 11½"), very large margins. Paper lightly age-toned.
A country family cordially greet the vicar and his wife as they walk out of a village and up a hill to the church. A satire on the Tithe Leasing Bill, introduced to Parliament by Robert Newman, MP for Bletchingley. It was an attempt to reform the tithe, a 10% (tithe being a tenth) income tax that Church tenants had to pay, which Newman claimed counter-productive in agricultural communities. His bill, suggesting it should be replaced by fixed rent, passed the commons, with the support of MPs including Henry Brougham, but was stuck down in the Lords. The system gradually ended between the Tithe Commutation Act 1836 and the Finance Act of 1977.
[Ref: 51749]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Progress of the Toilet. - The Stays. - Plate 1.
Progress of the Toilet. - The Stays. - Plate 1. [&] - The Wig. - Plate 2. [&] - Dress Completed. Plate 3.
Design'd by an Amateur. J.s Gillray fec.t.
[London. Publish'd February 26th. 1810. by H. Humphrey, 27 St James's Street.]
Set of three etchings. Sheets 275 x 215mm (10¾ x 8½"), plate 1 watermarked 'J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1817. Trimmed within plate, losing publication lines.
Three satires of a woman dressing for the evening. In the first she stands at a dressing table as her maid laces her stays; in the second she sits reading as her maid prepares her short, curled wig; in the third she stands before a full-length mirror, admiring the effects.
BM Satires 11608-11610.
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Buonaparte massacreing fifteen hundred persons at Toulon.
Buonaparte massacreing fifteen hundred persons at Toulon.
From a design by Mr. R. Ker Porter.
[n.d., c.1805.] Bit later.
Rare coloured etching. Sheet 225 x 290mm (8¾ x 11½"). Trimmed.
A propaganda piece showing the French Royalist civilians surrendering after the fall of Toulon in 1793 having cannons turned on them on the orders of Napoleon. In reality the victims were shot or bayoneted and Napoleon, who had been wounded, had already left the city to take up a new post. This print is a pirate copy, not particularly well executed, of a section of Porter's original aquatint, published by John Hatchard and John Ginger in 1803. It was published as a companion to 'Buonaparte massacreing three thousand eight hundred men at Jaffa'.
[Ref: 51698]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Sketch of Townsend.
Sketch of Townsend.
H.B. [John Doyle]
[n.d., c.1828.]
Very fine coloured lithograph. Sheet 290 x 220mm (11 x 8¾").
The BM has a Doyle caricature 'Sketch of Townsend of Bow Street', whose biography just reads 'The Bow Street Runner'.
[Ref: 51692]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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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.
[Ref: 51626]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Noddle Bazaar.
The Noddle Bazaar.
Q. & H.B. [John Doyle.]
Published by Tho.s McLean, 26 Haymarket, Sep 9 1830.]
Fine coloured lithograph. Sheet 275 x 380mm (10¾ x 15"). Trimmed to printed border. Very slight nick bottom right margin.
Wellington and Peel peruse various busts of politicians, deciding which ones to buy for the new cabinet for William IV's first government. On the ground lower left is a bust of O'Connell: 'This head wont be sold until it be bought'. John Doyle (1797-1868), worked under the pseudonym 'HB' from 1827, usually issuing one satire a month during parliamentary seasons. Doyle preserved his anonymity as 'H.B.' until 1843, when he revealed himself to Sir Robert Peel in a letter justifying his motives and principles as a cartoonist.
BM Satires: 16264.
[Ref: 51587]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Westminster Election.
Westminster Election.
I.R. Cruikshank. del & fec.t.
London Pu.d by J.J. Stockdale, 41 Pall Mall, 16th July 1818.
Coloured etching. 220 x 260mm (8¾ x 10¼"). Trimmed into plate top and bottom.
A view of the hustings erected in front of St Paul's Church, with Henry Hunt haranguing the crowd. Frontispiece to 'The Poll Book, for electing Two Representatives in Parliament for ... Westminster'. John James Stockdate was the publisher who tried to blackmail the Duke of Wellington with the ''Memoirs of Harriette Wilson'', receiving the reply 'Publish and be damned'.
BM Satires 13003.
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The Wiseacre Corporation.
The Wiseacre Corporation. Gentlemen I am not going to the further end of the Country to prove what I say; the Road which I am obliged to pass to my nown House, is quite unpassable to any thing but a beast. I likeways move that lamps in the Parish be taken down every night, and hung up every morning, to prevent their being broke: Agreed. Resolv'd that the thanks of this meeting be given to the Chairman for his Partial conduct: passed Crim. con.
Published 10.th Sept.r 1804, by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street London.
Etching with stipple. 200 x 255mm (8 x 10"), large margins.
Satire of a country justices' meeting held, according to the map on the desk, in 'Break-Neck Shire'.
BM Satires 10358
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Woolwich - Sunday Evening, 1827.
Woolwich - Sunday Evening, 1827.
G.L. [George Landmann] del et scul.
[n.d., c.1827.]
Rare coloured etching. Sheet 195 x 245mm (7¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate; Landmann's name in old ink mss. in inscription area. Staining.
Officers preening in their dress uniforms. George Thomas Landmann, a Royal Engineer, was in Iberia between 1805-12, fighting in the Peninsular War. His 'Historical, Military and Picturesque Obervations of Portugal', containing 75 plates, was described by Tooley as 'the most beautiful illustrated English book on Portugal of the period'.
See Abbey: 140 for his 'Observations'.
[Ref: 51737]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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