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Mad.m Dorset & Son.
Mad.m Dorset & Son.
Published by A. Beugo Sep.r 1. 1803.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 155 x 75mm (6 x 3"). Trimmed.
A portrait of Madame Dorset and her son.
[Ref: 47351]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[Allegory on the Italian war of 1542-6]
[Allegory on the Italian war of 1542-6] Apographum Emblematis in Pacificationem Caroli V Imp. et Francisci Galliarum Regis, apud Suessiones A.C. 1544 initam [...]
[G. de Lairesse after Visscher, 1694]
Engraving, 320 x 240mm (12½ x 9½").
Emperor Charles V, represented by the double-headed eagle of the Holy Roman Empire, attacks the Gallic rooster representing Francis I, King of France in an allegory
[Ref: 34026]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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He who talks and runs away May live to fight a Double Day.
He who talks and runs away May live to fight a Double Day.
[Anon., c.1832.]
Etching, sheet 205 x 265mm. 8 x 10½". Trimmed to plate.
Political satire; Thomas Doubleday (1790 - 1870), Newcastle-born poet, dramatist, biographer, radical politician and political economist creeps away from a rally (on the 'Town Moor' in the background) towards the safety of Cambois village in Northumberland (indicated by the sign). He is armed with sword and shield and progresses with caution. Doubleday devoted himself entirely to the cause of the people, and aided the Whig party by voice and pen in helping forward the reform agitation of 1832. He was secretary to the northern political union, and prominent in the agitation which the union prosecuted in aid of Earl Grey and the reforming party in parliament. At a great meeting held in Newcastle in 1832 he moved one of the resolutions. Warrants were drawn out for the arrest of Doubleday and others on the charge of sedition, but were never served, as the government went out of office in a few days. After the Reform Bill Doubleday, unlike many whigs, maintained his old position. His unbending integrity won for him the respect of both sides. He and Charles Attwood presented an address to Earl Grey on behalf of the northern political union, declaring the Reform Bill unsatisfactory to the people, and advocating some of the points afterwards adopted by the chartists. A pencil note on the print lower right alleges that Doubleday did not attend a meeting the military were expected to suppress.
[Ref: 13692]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Doctor Syntax with the Bookseller.
Doctor Syntax with the Bookseller.
Drawn & Etch'd by Rowlandson.
London Pub. Aug.t 16. 1813 at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts 101 Strand.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Sheet: 145 x 230mm (5¾ x 9'').
A comic scene showing Dr Syntax in a bookshop, behind him a man knocks several books from a shelf onto the head of another and in the room beyond a woman naps while holding a glass of wine, from Rowlandson's 'The Tour of Doctor Syntax'.
BM Satire 11686.
[Ref: 50415]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Dr. Syntax at Free Mason's Hall.
Dr. Syntax at Free Mason's Hall.
Drawn by Rowlandson.
[R. Ackermann, n.d. c.1820.]
Coloured aquatint. 152 x 252mm. 6 x 10". Slight toning.
Dr Syntax speaking inside Freemason's Hall, London, which has been a Masonic meeting place since 1775. From 'The Second Tour of Dr Syntax. In Search of Consolation'.
[Ref: 23549]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Garden Trio.
The Garden Trio.
Drawn by Rowlandson.
Published, Dec.r 1 1820, at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Coloured aquatint. 145 x 241mm. 5¾ x 9½". Slight toning.
Dr Syntax playing a violin opposite two women, one playing a violin and the other a cello. A little black boy stands to the right holding a horn and bugle; cymbals and pipes on the floor by his feet. From 'The Third Tour of Dr Syntax. In Search of a Wife'.
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Dr. Syntax in the Wrong Lodging House.
Dr. Syntax in the Wrong Lodging House.
Drawn by Rowlandson.
Published March 1821, at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Coloured aquatint, on Whatman paper. 146 x 241mm. 5¾ x 9½". Slight toning.
Dr Syntax being pushed out of a house by two women, as two further women watch through a large peep hole in a wooden screen; inside a brothel. From 'The Third Tour of Dr Syntax. In Search of a Wife'.
[Ref: 23553]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Introduction to Courtship.
Introduction to Courtship.
Drawn by Rowlandson.
Published May 1. 1821, at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Coloured aquatint. 146 x 241mm. 5¾ x 9½".
Dr Syntax is introduced to a young lady inside a library. From 'The Third Tour of Dr Syntax. In Search of a Wife'.
[Ref: 23561]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Dr. Syntax Loses His Money on the Race Ground at York. Plate 12.
Dr. Syntax Loses His Money on the Race Ground at York. Plate 12.
Drawn & Etched by Rowlandson.
London: Pud. Apr.1.1813 at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101, Strand.
Hand-coloured aquatint with etching. 145 x 240mm. 5¾ x 9½".
Four horses pass the grandstand. An angry Dr Syntax can be seen in the foreground.
See BM Satires: 11673.
[Ref: 16085]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Dr Syntax Made Free of the Cellar.
Dr Syntax Made Free of the Cellar. Plate 15.
Drawn & Etched by Rowlandson.
London, Pub Apr. 1. 1813 at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101, Strand. Plate 15.
Aquatint with hand colouring. Sheet size: 150 x 240mm (6 x 9½"). Trimmed inside plate. Laid on backing sheet.
Ackermann's Repository of Arts was an illustrated British periodical published from 1809-1829. It covered all fields from arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions and politics. From 'The Tours of Dr. Syntax', depicting the various escapades of the fictional 19th-century English clergyman, Dr. Syntax.
BM Satires: 11676.
[Ref: 40015]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Miss Worthy's Marriage. Dr. Syntax in the Chair.
Miss Worthy's Marriage. Dr. Syntax in the Chair.
Drawn by Rowlandson.
[R. Ackermann, n.d. c.1820.]
Coloured aquatint. 152 x 248mm. 6 x 9¾". Slight toning.
Outside a country house, people sat at large tables celebrating the wedding of Miss Worthy, with Dr Syntax as the speaker. From 'The Second Tour of Dr Syntax. In Search of Consolation'.
[Ref: 23555]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Visit of Dr. Syntax to the Widow Hopefull at York.
The Visit of Dr. Syntax to the Widow Hopefull at York.
Drawn by Rowlandson.
[R. Ackermann, n.d. c.1820.]
Coloured aquatint. 152 x 248mm. 6 x 9¾". Slight toning.
Dr Syntax sat at a table in the middle of a large living room with an ornate fireplace to the left. Opposite him sits a young widow plucking at her violin; a bottle of port and cherries are on the table. Behind a screen to the right a young man peeps round to watch after a spot of riding. From 'The Second Tour of Dr Syntax. In Search of Consolation'.
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Dr. Syntax with a Blue Stocking Beauty.
Dr. Syntax with a Blue Stocking Beauty.
Drawn by Rowlandson.
Published Nov.r 1. 1820, at R. Ackermann, 101, Strand.
Coloured aquatint. 152 x 240mm. 6 x 9½". Slight toning.
A young lady reclining on a sofa holding her head with her left-hand and holding a quill over parchment in her right. Dr Syntax is seated on a chair reading to her. They are set inside an ornate library with stone busts on pillars; books, scrolls and mathematical instruments on the ground with a globe to the far right. From 'The Third Tour of Dr Syntax. In Search of a Wife'.
[Ref: 23551]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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No. XX. The Female Capitulater. No. XXI. The Dragooning Lover.
No. XX. The Female Capitulater. No. XXI. The Dragooning Lover.
London, Published by A. Hamilton Jun.r. Fleet Street, 2.d. Aug 1790.
Engraving. Plate: 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"). Small margins.
Two portrait busts in ovals, believed to be a Captain Samuel Hawker and Mrs Sophia Barttelot. Hawker was forced by the court to pay Mr Barttelot the sum of seven hundred pounds as reparations for the 'debauching' of a married woman. From the 'Histories of the Tête à Tête annexed...' series that appeared in 'Town and Country Magazine', a monthy magazine which featured articles on the scandals and romantic affairs of the nobility.
BM Satire 7704.
[Ref: 38578]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir Francis Drake fuyant de Munich.
Sir Francis Drake fuyant de Munich.
(avril 1804)
Etching, 250 x 165mm. 9¾ x 6½".
Sir Francis Drake (1764-1821), English diplomat, appointed Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector Palatine in 1799. Corresponding with French dissidents, some letters containing plans for a revolt on the left bank of the Rhine were intercepted by the French, cauing him much embarrasment. This French satire depicts him as an eagle, fleeing from Munich on the Hamburg road. He carries documents, bottles of ink and a large folio, whilst flies buzz around his head. This print was engraved by E. Jaime who produced the first historical analysis of for French Caricatures originally issued in eighty parts between 1834 and 1835 and then as two volumes in 1838.
[Ref: 12177]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Dressing for a Masquerade.
Dressing for a Masquerade.
Rowlandson 1790.
Pub. April 1 1790 by S.W. Fores N.3 Piccadilly.
Etching with hand-colouring, sheet 360 x 470mm (14¼ x 18½"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Courtesans were known to be frequent visitors to fashionable masquerades, and here they dress for one. Four courtesans are shown in various stages of preparation, from putting on stockings to masked final appearance (far right). Large satirical etching by Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827), whose name is now 'synonymous with the popular vision of late Georgian Britain' (DNB).
BM Satires 9680.
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A Free born Englishman  Quod petis hic est.  [Ink mss.]
A Free born Englishman Quod petis hic est. [Ink mss.]
[William Anderson.]
[n.d., c.1820s.]
Pen & ink sketch, sheet 225 x 185mm. 9 x 7¼". Soiled and stained. Glued to album page.
A rustic character, a shepherd with his crook, enjoying a glass. Apparently a satire on the English love of alcohol, with a quotation from Daniel Defoe (c.1659-1661 - 1731) below: 'Slaves to their liquor, drudges to their pots,/ The mob are statesman and the statesmen sots.'
From an album titled 'Scraps and Sketches of the Late William Anderson Esqr/ collected by his Schoolfellow & Friend William Naylor.'
[Ref: 12300]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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'Tis Comical I know ___ To have all this Rhino.
'Tis Comical I know ___ To have all this Rhino.
[after Robert Dighton]
Printed for & Sold by Bowles & Carver, / No. 69 St Pauls Church Yard, London. [n.d., after 1800]
Mezzotint with fine hand-colouring, sheet 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Trimmed inside platemark.
A sailor clutches bags of prize money, containing thousands of pounds. Much money was to be earned during the early years of the French Revolutionary Wars, when even ordinary seamen shared in the proceeds of the sale of enemy ships captured by the Royal Navy. Ships are visible through a window on left. This is believed to last of three states in which the print was published: the first in 1796, the second in 1800, and this final state with the publication line removed.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; not in BM Satires
[Ref: 32347]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Drowsy Contrast or Turtle & Bone Soup Macaronies. 23.
The Drowsy Contrast or Turtle & Bone Soup Macaronies. 23.
Publish'd according to Act by M Darly, 39 Strang Nov.r 26 1772.
Etching with large margins. Plate 177 x 247mm. 7 x 9¾".
Social satire: two men, one in traditional wig and the other in Macaroni costume, both seated yawning.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 27857]   £220.00  
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Sober as a Judge d-me.
Sober as a Judge d-me.
London Pubd by A. Sharpe [c.1820's]
Lithograph with hand-colouring, 'J. Whatman' 1824 watermark; printed area 255 x 185mm (10 x 7¼").
A drunken man, unable to stand on his own, outside a Whitbread tavern. Lithograph by Edmé Jean Pigal (1798-1872), French caricaturist who studied under Baron Gros, and published by A. Sharpe, who favoured gentle observational humour such as that found in Pigal's work.
[Ref: 40582]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Macaroni Waiter of Drury L--e.
The Macaroni Waiter of Drury L--e.
Pub Feb 28 1773 by MDarly 39 Strand.
Etching, 175 x 120mm. 7 x 4¾".
A short man standing full face. In his right hand are a number of wine glasses, his left thumb is thrust under his apron-string. He wears a wide hat, a striped handkerchief knotted round his neck, a rough irregularly shaped apron over his coat and waistcoat. Evidently a Covent Garden character. From 'Characters, Macaronies & Caricatures, by MDarly', in an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V 6' upper left and '8' upper right.
BM Satires: 5154.
[Ref: 14343]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Due Filosofi.
Due Filosofi.
An. Carracci del. AP. [monogram.]
[n.d. c.1740.]
Etching, 18th century watermark; platemark 250 x 205mm. 9¾ x 8"; very large margins.
A bearded man wearing a hat shouts at another, who is seated wearing glasses. Jewish interest. Etching after Annibale Carracci (1560-1609), Italian painter who is also generally credited with the invention of caricature. Etched by the British artist Arthur Pond (1701-1758) and published in a series of 'Caricaturas' he produced from 1736 to 1747. The plates were subsequently acquired by the publisher John Boydell, who advertsied sets of the prints in his 1807 catalogue.
Hake: 71.
[Ref: 40792]   £280.00  
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Quelle Noble['t' crossed, altered to 'sse'], _ Virtue et Opera__
Quelle Noble['t' crossed, altered to 'sse'], _ Virtue et Opera__ Against such lewdsters and their lechery, Those who expose them do no treachery. Shake.
Pubd by S W Fores, corner of Sackville St Piccadilly. [n.d., c.1822.]
Rare and fine hand coloured etching, image 220 x 330mm. 8¾ x 13". Trimmed within plate.
Social satire: politician James Duff, 4th Earl of Fife (1776 - 1857), driving his a curricle or gig with a groom behind him, his mistress the French ballet dancer Marie-Élisabeth Noblet (1801 - 1852) beside him; she indicates a sheet assigning her £500 a year with a fife (flute). She says: 'I can play upon de Fife any ting I like'. The groom holds a letter: ‘To Madle Bias’ and looks at the viewer knowingly. The hind-quarters and docked tails of the horses are visible on the extreme left. Part of the ground floor of a large corner-house forms the background. Fife's attentions to opera-dancers and especially to Mlle Noblet who was in London in 1821 and 1822 were well known. He lavished a fortune on her, and in return 'asked nothing more than the lady's flattery and professions of affection'. Gronow, Reminiscences, 1892, i. 121, 304. Fanny Bias was also a famous French dancer. The title puns on the Fife family motto. The quotation after the title is from Shakespeare's 'Merry Wives of Windsor' Act V Scene III.
BM Satires 14276.
[Ref: 19603]   £260.00  
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A Discharg'd Fife=r.
A Discharg'd Fife=r. Lord Fife.
Drawn Etched by Richard Dighton1821 April 25.
Pub.d. by T M.c.Lean Haymarket.
Hand-coloured etching with very large margins. Plate: 180 x 310mm, (7 x 12").
Full length portrait in profile, facing right, of James Duff, 4th Earl of Fife (1776-1827) who, while serving as MP for Banffshire, was dismissed from his position as Lord of the Bedchamber for voting against the malt tax. Duff also served alongside the Spanish in their war against Napoleon.
BM 14264.
[Ref: 34429]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Dull Husband.
The Dull Husband.
Rowlandson 1789.
Etching. Sheet: 215 x 175mm (8½ x 7"). Trimmed with some light staining.
An interior scene in which an attractive, well-dressed woman plays the harp, an open music book and a lute lie on the floor and her husband sits, asleep in the chair next to her.
BM Satire 9677.
[Ref: 41521]   £220.00  
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Dusty Bob_the Partish Dustman. Parish Characters____by Paul Pry Esq.r____
Dusty Bob_the Partish Dustman. Parish Characters____by Paul Pry Esq.r____
(Paul Pry) Esqr.
Pub June 1st 1829 by S Gans 15 Southampton St Strand (Sole Publisher of P Prys Caricatures=(None are original without S Gans' name
Hand-coloured etching with large margins. Plate 362 x 260mm (14¼ x 10¼"). Stain bottom right.
Peel as a rat-catcher and 'Cad' to the Ministry ('Dusty Bob' was a favourite character in the stage version of 'Life in London'). Contemporary copy of the print by William Heath (Paul Pry) lacking 'Pl-3rd' inscription and published by Gans rather than McLean.
BM Satires: 15801 (copy)
[Ref: 30485]   £260.00  
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The Dutch Guittar Man.
The Dutch Guittar Man.
Printed for Carington Bowles in St. Paul's Church Yard, London. [n.d., c.1780.]
Mezzotint, 150 x 115mm. Small tear to top left corner.
[Ref: 805]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Armer Mannus ego per Corbem fallere cogor Cor mócht in tausent springere frusta meum,  Woh ungluck ist da kompt bald schmach Ich bin hindurch komm du bald nach.
Armer Mannus ego per Corbem fallere cogor Cor mócht in tausent springere frusta meum, Woh ungluck ist da kompt bald schmach Ich bin hindurch komm du bald nach.
[n.d. c.1680.]
Copper engraving. Image 82 x 120mm. 7¼ x 4¾".
From a collection dedicated to the Dutch young women. A dutch woman hangs on as a young man falls. This is a possible re-enactment of the fall of Icarus.
[Ref: 16317]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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La Paisane Drolatre, Grasse et Ronde, Espouse a L'Avenir feconde. [The ridiculous peasant-girl, vulgar and fat, future fertile wife.]
La Paisane Drolatre, Grasse et Ronde, Espouse a L'Avenir feconde. [The ridiculous peasant-girl, vulgar and fat, future fertile wife.]
J. van Sasse fecit.
Wilh: Koning exc. [n.d., c.1720s.]
Etching with engraved lettering set into decorative engraved border printed from separate plate, sheet 265 x 175mm. 10½ x 7". Trimmed to plate and glued to album page.
A grotesque caricature of a country girl sniffing a bunch of flowers, villagers and their houses in the background. Text in German, French and Dutch below. Numbered '37' in image to right, presumably from a satirical series. Engraved by Joost van Sasse, published probably in Amsterdam by Wilhelm Koningh.
[Ref: 11715]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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A Dutch Songster.  The Clownish Boor_ the Evening long, Cons o'er and o'er his fav'rite Song:- Meanwhile devoid of Care or fear, He quaffs his jug of Ale or Beer.
A Dutch Songster. The Clownish Boor_ the Evening long, Cons o'er and o'er his fav'rite Song:- Meanwhile devoid of Care or fear, He quaffs his jug of Ale or Beer.
[n.d. 1790].
Printed for Carington Bowles in St. Paul's Church Yard, London.
Mezzotint, 155 x 115mm. A fine impression.
[Ref: 13459]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Dutiful Grandson
The Dutiful Grandson I wish from my heart_one of us three was hang'd_I don't mean you poor Puss_nor I don't mean myself
[after G.M. Woodward., c.1820]
Stipple with hand-colouring, platemark 230 x 195mm (9 x 7¾") very large margins. Paper watermarked 1818.
The 'dutiful grandson' wishing death on his grandmother! Copy in reverse of a print published in 1792 by S.W. Fores.
BM Satires 8222. for another version of the same image see ref. 41543.
[Ref: 41485]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Dutiful Grandson
The Dutiful Grandson I wish from my heart_one of us three was hang'd_I don't mean you poor Puss_nor I don't mean myself
[after G.M. Woodward]
Published 1806 by S.W. Fores 59 Piccadilly
Etching with hand-colouring, sheet 115 x 90mm (4½ x 3½"). Remains of scrapsheet verso at corners.
The 'dutiful grandson' wishing death on his grandmother! Copy, with variations to the interior setting, of a print published by in 1792, also by S.W. Fores.
BM Satires 8222 (copy); for another version of the same image see ref. 41485.
[Ref: 41543]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Eagle Concert
Eagle Concert
[Anon., c.1820]
Aquatint, sheet 110 x 140mm (4¼ x 5½"). Glued to backing sheet.
Comical vignettes illustrating a number of popular songs of the day.
[Ref: 47636]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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The Earth Stopper.
The Earth Stopper. The business of an Earth Stopper, the Night previous to a Days Sport, is to stop up the Fox's Earth whilst he is out Feeding ____ The above gentle Swain is supposed to be on his way Home, when by a sudden turn of the Lane, he is brought plump upon what he conceives to be nothing more or less then the Devil, but which in fact is a simple Sweep & his Dickey. Vide Beckford on Fox Hunting.
London: Pub. Dec. 15. 1814, by Burgis & Barfoot, 32 Southampton Street, Strand.
Hand coloured aqautint. Very scarce. Fine impression. Sheet size: 265 x 355mm (10¼ x 14"). Trimmed inside plate.
A scene on a narrow lane, lit by a crescent moon; a terrified countryman throws up his arms as he is confronted by a silhouette which he is convinced is the Devil but is in fact a chimney sweep standing with folded arms in front of his donkey. For a copy in reverse see BM Satires ref: 14086.
[Ref: 38074]   £280.00  
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Echoes Cartoons and Lyrics of the Time.
Echoes Cartoons and Lyrics of the Time. First Series.
London: Published at "Echoes" Office, 19 Catherine Street, Strand. [1868.]
Oblong 4to, maroon morocco, gilt; scarce 270 x 400mm (10½ x 15¾"). Worn, corners scuffed, some leather worn. Paper tone.
A bound series of cartoons commenting on life in Victorian Britain, many scenes focusing on aspects of womens daily life. Some scenes are more political, commenting on Queen Victoria, women's suffrage and foreign affairs.
[Ref: 43875]   £600.00   view all images for this item
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L'Eclipse.
L'Eclipse. Dediée aux Astronomes, et aux Philosophes du dixhuitieme Steele par VA.
Etch'd by J. Barlow.
Publish'd as the Act directs, Feb.y 20, 1787, by H. Humphrey No 51, New Bond Street.
Rare etching with fine hand colour. 300 x 215mm (12 x 8½"). Mounted in album paper.
A woman's head, topped with a conical hat trimmed with a monstrous arrangement of feathers, peers over a huge fur muff. Eclipses were in the news in 1787 because there were seven full eclipses of the sun and moon, the maximum number possible, which usually happens once every 130 years. A note on the British Museum's example of this print (from the Banks Collection) ascribes it to a Miss V. Aynscombe.
BM Satires 7248. The three examples in the BM are all uncoloured.
[Ref: 43889]   £480.00  
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The Eclipse Macaroni.
The Eclipse Macaroni.
R.St.Geo. Mansergh.
Pub May 12th 1773 Strand.
Etching, 185 x 210mm, 7 x 9¾". Slight double impression.
Captain Denis O'Kelly dressed as a macaroni in profile mounted on his famous race-horse, Eclipse, by 'The Betting Post". Racing interest. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.2' upper left and '9' upper right. The Lieutenant Colonel Dennis O'Kelly, commonly called Count O'Kelly. He was considered to be the Napoleon of the turf and the gambling table. Ascot was his elysium. His horses occupied him by day and the Hazard table by night.
BM Satires: 4643.
[Ref: 14552]   £360.00  
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'Education is the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the ignorant by the incompetent'  Sir Josiah Stamp.
'Education is the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the ignorant by the incompetent' Sir Josiah Stamp.
Joaquin Macis Noviembr 1944 [etched in plate lower left.] [Signed in pencil in reverse lower right.]
Hand coloured etching, 420 x 280mm. 16½ x 11".
A scene in a classroom. A pupil approaches the seated teacher in the foreground with a piece of paper inscribed 'God Bless the Squire & his relations & teach us all our proper stations'. Behind are three heavily caricatured pupils seated at a bench, a Latin quote referencing Socrates on the wall above them, and shelves bearing books with inscribed spines and two globes. The Latin American artist Joaquin Macias is known to have lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Nicaragua, and to have visited Chile in 1951. In a hand written note discovered with a group of his etchings, he mentions a period of "30 years residence" in Britain. He seems to have etched most of his plates in the 1930s, 40s and 50s.
[Ref: 9948]   £450.00  
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Effects of a Crab Supper.
Effects of a Crab Supper.
W.S. Printed by L.M. Lefevre.
London: Published Dec.r 22.d 1838, by T. Preston, Burlington Arcade.
A very scarce coloured lithograph. 217 x 286mm (8½ x 11¼").
A man sleeping, on his chest creeps a crab with a human face crying; on the wall hangs a picture of the man seated eating crab.
[Ref: 26854]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Effects of Petitions and Remonstrations.
The Effects of Petitions and Remonstrations.
[1770.]
Engraving. Plate: 170 x 105mm (6¾ x 4'') large margins on 3 sides. Manuscript below.
A political satire showing the Princess of Wales, on her left sits her adviser Lord Bute while on her right sits her son George III. Behind the party are Lord Mansfield and Sir Fletcher Norton.
BM Satire 4386.
[Ref: 48429]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Manoeuvring.
Manoeuvring. Waiter Waiter! ___ Coming Sir. Coming! What does y'r master charge for Dinner? Four Shillings Sir. And _ how much for Supper? Two & Six-pence Sir. Then d'y'e hear ___ Bring me Supper.
Drawn by M.E. Eng.d by Geo. Hunt.
Published by HUNT, 18 Tavistock St.t Covent Garden. [n.d., c.1827.]
Hand coloured aquatint with etching, very large margins. Platemark: 245 x 215mm (9¾ x 8½"). Small ink stain in left edge.
An interior scene within a dining roon. A gentleman, to the left, enquires as to the cost of dinner and of supper, deciding that the waitor should bring him supper, it being the cheaper choice. A dining table is set in front of a window, out of which a large carriage can be seen, inscribed 'Holyhead. London'.
[Ref: 36742]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A Labourer in the Good Cause.
A Labourer in the Good Cause.
[Paul Pry] Esq.
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket - [n.d. c.March 1829.]
Handcoloured etching, watermark 1827. Sheet: 250 x 350mm, (9¾ x 13¾"). Trimmed within plate. Faded.
Satire on Eldon's meetings with George IV. Eldon, leader of the opposition to Catholic Emancipation, induced Tory peers to use their right of demanding audience of the King in order to protest against concessions. Here he carries huge stacks of petitions to present to the King.
BM Satires: 15680.
[Ref: 39168]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Case of Frightful Destitution the Fatal Effects of Getting out of Chancery.
Case of Frightful Destitution the Fatal Effects of Getting out of Chancery.
[Paul Pry] Esq.
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket. [n.d., c.1826.] Bit later.
Hand-coloured etching. Platemark: 345 x 245mm (13½ x 9¾") Small margins.
Eldon as a street beggar kneels on both knees on straw placed on paving stones, wearing the rags of a Chancellor's gown over tattered breeches. Round his neck is a placard reaching below the waist, inscribed, 'Pity a poor Old Man out of Place, at the age of 78, and though extremely anxious, for employment, disappointed in, all his expectations of procuring the Same. [...]' Beside him an emaciated dog stands on its hindlegs holding a begging dish.
BM Satires 15504.
[Ref: 39620]   £240.00  
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The Elected Cobler.
The Elected Cobler.
Publish'd according to Act Augt. 27. 1772 by MDarly, 39 Strand.
Etching, 170 x 125mm. 6¾ x 5".
A man in a long coat standing on a three-legged stool ranting, one foot raised and one arm in the air. From 'Macaronies, Characters, Caricatures &c by MDarly', in an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.4' upper left and '10' upper right.
BM Satires: 4709.
[Ref: 14243]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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An. Election. Ball.
An. Election. Ball.
[Paul Pry] Esq. Del.
London Published by McLean, 26 Haymarket. [n.d., c.1829].
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet size: 245 x 355mm (9¾x 14"). Trimmed.
An interior view in which a well dressed dandy bows and takes the hand of the plain daughter of a grotesquely fat mother, to the shock and confusion of the guests behind. The ballroom can be seen through an open facade in the background. By William Heath (1794/5-1840) ex-Captain of Dragoons, illustrator of colour-plate books, and prolific caricaturist. He published regularly with Thomas McLean.
Not in BM Satires.
[Ref: 32033]   £260.00  
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An Election Ball.
An Election Ball.
G. Cruikshank.
[n.d., c.1813., but later impression.]
Hand-coloured etching. 'J. Whatman 1834' watermark. Plate: 140 x 190mm (5½ x 7½''), with very large margins. Paper tone.
A scene in a provincial assembly room with a musician gallery on the left, various couples dance while some guests walk from the side.
BM Satire 13432.
[Ref: 49091]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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An Election Entertainment. Plate I [&] Canvassing for Votes. Plate II [&] The Polling. Plate III [&] Chairing the Members. Plate IV.
An Election Entertainment. Plate I [&] Canvassing for Votes. Plate II [&] The Polling. Plate III [&] Chairing the Members. Plate IV.
Painted and Engraved by W.m Hogarth (Plate I); Painted by W.m Hogarth, Engraved by C. Grignion (Plate II); Engraved by W.m Hogarth & Le Cave (Plate III); Engraved by W.m Hogarth & F. Aviline.
Published 24th. February 1755, as the Act Directs (Plate I); Published 20th February 1757, as the Act directs (Plate II); Published 20th February 1758, as the Act directs (Plate III); Published 1st January 1758, as the Act directs (Plate IV).
Set of four engraving. Plate: 560 x 440mm, (22 x 17¼"). Large margins. Plate III trimmed to plate on left & right. Some repairs.
William Hogarth's 'Election' series, the issues of which derive from the Oxfordshire election of 1754, in which a two year propaganda war took place between the Duke of Marlborough and the long-standing Tory supremacy in Oxfordshire which he challenged. Prior to this, the parliamentary seats in Oxfordshire had not been contested since 1710. The four plates are respectively dedicated to Henry Fox (later first Baron Holland), Sir Charles Hanbury Williams, Sir Edward Walpole and George Hay.
Paulson: 198-201.
[Ref: 37493]   £1,200.00   view all images for this item

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Citizen T_rn_y drawn by the Populace through the Borough to the Grove-house at Camberwell. /
Citizen T_rn_y drawn by the Populace through the Borough to the Grove-house at Camberwell. / The glorious triumph shouting mobs proclaim. / And the throng'd Grove-House echoes back my fame.
[1797.]
Engraving. Sheet 185 x 240mm, 7¼ x 9½".
George Tierney (1761-1830), Whig MP for Southwark from 1796 to 1806 (then other constituancies continously until his death), being paraded through the streets after his election. He was a prominent opponent of William Pitt; when Pitt accused him of want of patriotism they fought a duel on Putney Heath in May 1798, but neither was injured. The same year James Gillray caricatured Tierney as a French executioner. The frontispiece to 'A Political Eclogue. Citizen H. T***e, Citizen T**rn*y, R.B. Esq.'.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 16435]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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The Emaciated Bath Macaroni.
The Emaciated Bath Macaroni.
Publish'd according to Act Sept.r. 1772 by M. Darly, 39, Strand.
Engraving. Plate: 125 x 175mm (5 x 7").
A portrait of a man walking with crutches, his legs bandaged beneath the knee due to gout.
BM Satire: 5032.
[Ref: 38744]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Here and There;
Here and There; Or, Emigration a Remedy.
[Anon., c.1840]
Lithograph, sheet 195 x 255mm (7¾ x 10").
Lithograph seeming to contrast the poor standard of living of a homeless family in England (pointedly posed against posters warning against vagrancy and advocating socialism) and the quality of life they could have if they emigrated to start a new life abroad (presumably in Australia).
[Ref: 43916]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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