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Catalogue: Satire
The Discord of Matrimony.
The Discord of Matrimony.
Printed for & sold by Carington Bowles. No. 69 St Paul's Church Yard London. Published as the Act 407 directs, 1 May, 1793.
Mezzotint, fine with very large margins. 110mm x 150mm. (4¼" x 6"). Hole in upper margin from previous binding.
Portrait of a well-dressed husband and wife looking angrily at each other. A humorous mezzotint 'droll' from the publisher Carington Bowles, who specialized in such prints.
[Ref: 31910]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Die Entdeckung. Ein Personalcaricatur! Ein gewisser Highmore, der im Spiel und mit Mädchen sein Vermögen durchgebracht hatte, stellte der Gattin eines Freundes nach die zum Schein ein-willigend, mit ihrem Manne verabredete, eine Negerin,
Die Entdeckung. Ein Personalcaricatur! Ein gewisser Highmore, der im Spiel und mit Mädchen sein Vermögen durchgebracht hatte, stellte der Gattin eines Freundes nach die zum Schein ein-willigend, mit ihrem Manne verabredete, eine Negerin, statt ihrer selbst finden zu lassen, während ihr Mann un noch ein Paar Freunde des Betrogenen die Täuschung une Ueberraschung auss Höchste trieben. Mit vieler Mühe brachte es Highmore dahin, dass Hogarth seine Platte vernichtete, nachdem nur zwölf Exemplare abgezogen waren. Allein ganz unterdrückt ist das Bild doch nicht geworden und ein Nachstich erhielt das Andenken des verliebten Abendtheuers für immer. _ 30. [number in top right-hand corner.]
[n.d. c.1790.]
Engraving. 197 x 204mm. 7¾ x 8". Cut and laid on board.
A German version of Hogarth's "The Discovery" (1743?). It depicts a practical joke carried out on the lothario John Highmore by his friends: having arranged an assignation with an attractive young woman, they replaced her with a negro prostitute. When he discovered the swop on climbing into bed they appeared from hiding. Hogarth's original plate is very rare as only a few examples were printed for circulation among his friends. The plate was then destroyed.
[Ref: 13952]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Look Here, upon this picture, and on this, Hamlet. Patriotism. Jealousy.
Look Here, upon this picture, and on this, Hamlet. Patriotism. Jealousy. "My purpose I will tell you fairly, has been, to the best of my power, day and night, week by week, month by month, to counterwork as well as I could the purpose of Lord Beaconsfield and God helping me I will continue to do so." See Mr. Gladstone's speech at Oxford, in The Times Jan.y 31. 1878. Result to England. Treason, Dynamite, Bloodshed, Surrender of British Interests, Increased Taxes, National Humiliation.
Ent. Sta Hall. Price 1/=
Published by Thomas Walters, Bognor.
Lithograph. TW: monogram stamp. 355 x 529mm. 14 x 20¾". Some tearing and nicks.
Cartoon illustrating the rivalry between Disraeli and Gladstone. The election of 1 April 1880 saw the conservative party under Benjamin Disraeli fall to the Liberals, under William Gladstone. They hated each other, a fact noticeable to all, including Queen Victoria. Gladstone stayed from 1880 until 1885 when he resigned and declined the Queen's offer of an Earldom. His 5 years saw an increase in war and bloodshed including the fall of General Gordon in Khartoum in 1885.
[Ref: 20672]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Distrest Poet.
The Distrest Poet.
Invented & Painted by W.m Hogarth. [Engraved by J. June?]
[London: Robert Sayer, 1768.]
Engraving. Sheet 170 x 275mm (6¾ x 10¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A scene inside a poet's garrett, the poet sits at a desk working on a poem called 'Riches a Poem' while his wife, who is sitting mending clothes is confronted by an angry milkmaid demanding payment, in the corner a child cries from a bed. On the wall behind is a map of the gold mines in Peru, perhaps alluding to a investment scheme. Soon after the death of William Hogarth in 1764, his widow Jane gave the London publisher Robert Sayer permission to publish a collection of her husband's work. Although engraved in a smaller format, Sayer's versions retain all the detail of the original plates. Other plates in the series are signed by J. June.
[Ref: 27152]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Distrest Poet.
The Distrest Poet.
Invented & Painted by W.m Hogarth. [engraved by J. June?]
[London: Robert Sayer, 1768.]
Engraving. 175 x 280mm (7 x 11"), with very large margins;
A scene inside a poet's garrett, the poet sits at a desk working on a poem called 'Riches a Poem' while his wife, who is sitting mending clothes is confronted by an angry milkmaid demanding payment, in the corner a child cries from a bed. On the wall behind is a map of the gold mines in Peru, perhaps alluding to a investment scheme. Soon after the death of William Hogarth in 1764, his widow Jane gave the London publisher Robert Sayer permission to publish a collection of her husband's work. Although engraved in a smaller format, Sayer's versions retain all the detail of the original plates. Other plates in the series are signed by J. June.
[Ref: 31470]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Premier distributing the Loaves and Fishes to the Labourers in His Vineyard May 9, 1772.
The Premier distributing the Loaves and Fishes to the Labourers in His Vineyard May 9, 1772.
Engraving. Plate: 180 x 110mm (7 x 4¼").
A satirical scene showing Prime Minister, Lord North walking on stilts held in place by the Earl of Mansfield and the Earl of Bute. The scene attacks both ministerialists and patriots.
[Ref: 43961]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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The Disturbers of the Dead Put to Flight.
The Disturbers of the Dead Put to Flight. Whether Doctor, or Balaam, is most to be prais'd, / Our Readers are left in some doubt, / The good Doctor 'tis sure, the Outcry first rais'd; / But the braying compleated the Rout.
Printed for Carington Bowles, Map & Printseller; No 69 in St Paul's Church Yard, London, Publish'd 2 May 1771.
Rare mezzotint. 265 x 360mm (10½ x 14¼"). Trimmed to plate at top, narrow margins elsewhere; repaired tears, backed with paper at top.
Three grave-robbing doctors startled by a donkey. The British Museum has a later Bowles & Carver state, bought from the Lennox-Boyd collection. This state is only guessed at in their description so it must be rare.
See BM 2010,7081.963 for the later state.
[Ref: 51230]   £280.00  
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Divine Flogging.
Divine Flogging.
Pubd. by MDarly 39 Strand June 1th. 1774.
Etching, 245 x 175mm. 9¾ x 7". Some staining and offsetting.
Religious satire: a portly clergyman wields his whip energetically as he rides a galloping skeletal horse. Racing interest. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V3' upper left and '1' upper right.
BM Satires: unrecorded.
[Ref: 14522]   £280.00  
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The Divine Macaroni.
The Divine Macaroni.
Pub accor to Act Feby. 4th. 1772 by MDarly Strand.
Etching, 255 x 175mm. 10 x 7".
A rather pious looking parson standing humbly with hands clasped and hat tucked under right arm; perhaps a portrait. Numbered upper right. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates.
[Ref: 14096]   £240.00  
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The Adventures of Mr. Percival Dobbs.
The Adventures of Mr. Percival Dobbs. Gratis with No.1 of the New Work. The Boys Book of Romance, 1d Weekly.
G.H. Bartlett Steam Printing Works. 53A Aldersgate St London & Paris.
Woodcut, rare. Sheet: 285 x 445mm (11¼ x 17½"). Repaired tear, creasing.
A series of vignettes telling the adventures of Mr Dobbs once he becomes a policeman. Dobbs is abused by children, has a gun pointed at him as he walks his beat in all weather. A supplement to the weekly publication 'The Boys Book of Romance'.
[Ref: 46445]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Docking the Maccaroni__of the Butcher's Revenge.
Docking the Maccaroni__of the Butcher's Revenge. A Spruce Maccaroni who Hair and whose Cloaths, Were the envy of Fops, and the Patterns of Beaus...Now Now cry'd the Butcher the People may stare, At a Skull without Brains, & a Head without Hair.
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. 91. Published
Engraving, framed. 521 x 368mm. 20½ x 14½". Some paper damage in the title area.
Satire on fashion, with a butcher cutting off the back of a Macaroni's club.
BM Satires: 4527. ex Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 17743]   £650.00  
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Der Doctor. Le Medecin.
Der Doctor. Le Medecin. Herr Doctor, hier solt ihr ein neue Prob ablegen, Gelingts, so wird Eur kunst u Rusim noch mehr erhöht Wan ihr bringt die Geburth des Arlequins zuwegen Als der, mit weis nicht was, Schon lange schwanger geht: Voicy pour vous, Docteur: une êpreuve nouvelle. Vous serez parmy nous le plus grand medecin Vôtre art sera nouveau, votre gloire immortelle, Si vous vous tirez bien des, couches d'Arlequin.
Gillot inv.
I.G.B. exc. A.V. [n.d. c.1790.]
Engraving and etching. Plate 190 x 299mm. 7½ x 11¾".
From the Commedia dell'arte. Punchinello on the left, looking towards il Dottore and Zanni seated.
[Ref: 21005]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Doctor
The Doctor
[Anon., c.1840]
Very rare lithograph, printed area approx 165 x 140mm (6½ x 5½").
Unusual caricature probably a Jewish doctor, holding in his hand a card which seems to read 'Ayr' in reference to the Scottish town.
Ex: Collection of Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 40640]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Doctor Forceps.
Doctor Forceps.
Pubd. Accorg. to Act Octr 21. 1773 by MDarly Strand.
Etching, 170 x 120mm. 6¾ x 4¾".
A elderly man in spectacles walking with a tall cane. He wears a sword and is dressed in an old-fashioned way with a low wide hat, large tie-wig and long coat. Evidently a well known accoucheur, a male obstetrician, skilled in the art and science of managing pregnancy and birth. He is dressed in the manner of an old fashioned physician. 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 '19' upper right.
BM Satires: 5164.
[Ref: 14324]   £230.00  
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Doctor Gallipot placing his Fortune at the feet of his Mistress. Thro' Physic to the Dogs.
Doctor Gallipot placing his Fortune at the feet of his Mistress. Thro' Physic to the Dogs.
Rowlandson [etched in image lower right.]
[Published by Reeve & Jones No.7 Vere Street Nov.r 1 1808.]
Hand-coloured etching and aquatint. Plate: 335 x 260mm (13 x 10'') large margins. Trimmed, repaired damage in left edge.
An ugly foppish apothecary, with drink-blotched profile, kneels at the feet of a handsome young woman, one hand on his breast, the other pointing to a cloth at his feet on which are spread clyster-pipes, knife, pestle and mortar, and a bottle: 'Elixer of Life Drops'. She stands, making a gesture of surprise. Behind are the curtains of a bed, and a door round which looks an amused man.
BM Satires: 11114.
[Ref: 50740]   £360.00  
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Doctor Gallipot placing his Fortune at the feet of his Mistress. Thro' Physic to the Dogs.
Doctor Gallipot placing his Fortune at the feet of his Mistress. Thro' Physic to the Dogs.
Rowlandson.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Hand-coloured etching with aquatint. 335 x 265mm (13¼ x 10½") large margins.
An ugly foppish apothecary, with drink-blotched profile, kneels at the feet of a handsome young woman, one hand on his breast, the other pointing to a cloth at his feet on which are spread clyster-pipes, knife, pestle and mortar, and a bottle: 'Elixer of Life Drops'. She stands, making a gesture of surprise. Behind are the curtains of a bed, and a door round which looks an amused man. First published by Reeve & Jones in 1808, this is a reissue, with the aquatint border reduced and the publication line removed.
See BM Satires: 11114 for first issue.
[Ref: 50681]   £260.00  
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Doctor Gruel.
Doctor Gruel.
Pubd. according to Act of Parlt. Oct 3d. 1771 by MDarly 39 Strand.
Etching, 155 x 105mm. 6 x 4¼".
A standing man in profile with wig and hands folded under his gown. The BM has two impressions, one identified in an old hand as Lord L------n. [Lansdowne?] - William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (1737 - 1805), Prime Minister and patron of the arts; in the second impression he is identified as Sir Nash Grose (1740 - 1814), Judge. He appears to be wearing a legal wig and gown which would make the identification with Grose more probable. The wig resembles that worn by Serjeants at law. From '24 Caricatures by several ladies, gentlemen, artists, etc.', in an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.1' upper left and '17' upper right.
BM Satires: 4682.
[Ref: 14140]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Doctor Prosody Correcting his Proof in a Printing Office.
Doctor Prosody Correcting his Proof in a Printing Office.
Drawn & Eng.d by W. Read.
Published June 1, 1821 by M. Iley, 1 Somerset St, Portman S[qu.]
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 120 x 175mm (4¾ x 7"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
The inside of a printing office, press to the left, drying sheets flying about. A Rowlandson-style caricature from William Combe's ''The Tour of Doctor Prosody, in Search of the Antique and Picturesque Through Scotland, The Hebrides, The Orkney and Shetland Isles''.
Abbey Life 277.
[Ref: 44755]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The German Doctor on his Travels from England.
The German Doctor on his Travels from England. The German Doctor with his Family on his Travels to England conducted by Mynheer Shinder-Knecht.
Doctor Faustus del. Robinson fect.
Sold by J.Williams Bookseller No.39 Fleet Street. Price 6d. [n.d., c.1780.]
Etching with aquatint in brown ink, sheet 210 x 240mm. 8¼ x 9½". Trimmed within plate and glued to album page.
Social satire: a travelling doctor mounted backwards on a donkey looking back at his wife and six children; on an upper register a man hanging on a gallows. Very rare. Published by John Williams (fl.1760 - 1774), bookseller and publisher in London. May have been identical with the bookseller John Williams who was put in the pillory in 1765 for the republication of Wilkes's provocative number 45 "North Briton".
BM Satires: undescribed.
[Ref: 13069]   £220.00  
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Doctor Syntax Entertained at College.
Doctor Syntax Entertained at College.
Design'd & Etched by Rowlandson.
London, Pub Apr. 1 1813, at R. Ackermann's, Repository of Arts, 101, Strand.
Hand coloured etching with aquatint, sheet 145 x 240mm. 5¾ x 9½".
From 'The Tour of Doctor Syntax' by William Combe. The various tours following the escapades of the fictional 19th century clergyman 'Dr. Syntax' were a satire on William Gilpin’s series of picturesque journeys to different parts of England. Numbered 'Plate 7' upper right. By Thomas Rowlandson (1757 - 1827).
[Ref: 15843]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Doctors Visit.
The Doctors Visit.
London pub.d by J.W.Fores 41 Picadilly Sept.r 1827.
A rare etching, with hand colour. Sheet: 320 x 230mm (12½ x 9"). Trimmed, clipping glued below. Very slight stain in margin on left.
A comic scene showing a doctor (dog) attending to a woman (cat) wearing her nightdress. The clipping below describes the woman's condition as atmospherical.
Not in BM
[Ref: 46806]   £240.00  
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"Jemmy's" Last New Pattern. The "Dodworth Nob!! Sheffield Borough Election, July 28th. 1837. John Parker Esquire 2 18 6. Henry George Ward Esquire 19 76. John Thornely Esquire 6 55.
G.E. Madeley lithog. 3, Wellington St. Strand, London.
[n.d. c.1838.]
Coloured lithograph, very rare. 443 x 305mm (17½ x 12"). Tears, folds, creasing and soiling. Bottom trimmed.
In the 1837 United Kingdom general election Viscount Melborne's Whigs won their fourth election of the decade. However in Sheffield, John Parker and Henry George Ward were the liberal representatives and John Thornely stood as a Conservative. Out of the duck's beak "Noa" !
[Ref: 29019]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Don't You Wish You May Get It?
Don't You Wish You May Get It?
Dean & Co. Lith. 35, Threadneedle Street. [n.d., c.1845.]
Hand coloured lithograph, sheet 285 x 380mm. 11¼ x 15".
Scene in a farmyard; a gun dog straining at the leesh to bite the tail of a monkey who provocatively proffers the tip.
[Ref: 11630]   £220.00  
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The Dog Barber La Francia.
The Dog Barber La Francia.
H.W.Bunbury delin. 1772. J.Bretherton. F.
Publish'd as the Act directs 29th march 1772 by J.Bretherton No. 134 New Bond Street.
Etching. Sheet size: 245 x 170mm (9¾ x 6¾"). Trimmed inside platemark. Laid on sheet.
A French barber standing on the pavement holding a pair of shears with two dogs behind him. For an alternative earlier impression after Bunbury, see item ref: 34306.
BM Satire 4669.
[Ref: 36592]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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A spanking dog day_& real melter in the country.
A spanking dog day_& real melter in the country.
M. E. Esq.r del. G. H. sc.
London, Pub.d by Pyall & Hunt, 18 Tavistock Street Covent Garden. [n.d., c.1825.]
Hand coloured aquatint with etching. Sheet size: 320 x 225mm (12½ x 8¾"). Trimmed inside platemark. Slight staining in corners.
A large woman sits awkwardly on a milestone, XI Mil[es]from Lon[don], in acute discomfort. Her head, in a huge flowered bonnet, is thrown back as she puffs out her cheeks, perspiration streaming from her brow. She faces the rays of an almost vertical sun. An umbrella and a bundle lie beside her. In the landscape background, figures chase a supposedly mad dog, as the foremost aims a gun.
BM Satires 15001. Hickman p.56.
[Ref: 34172]   £220.00  
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The Dog In The Manger.
The Dog In The Manger.
London, Published 30th. November 1857, At 26, Haymarket.
Lithograph, sheet 410 x 320mm. 16¼ x 10½". Repaired tears from extremities, one just into image from above. Light soiling.
A political satire. The 'dog', here dressed as a cleric, is probably intended to represent Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784 – 1865), Prime Minister at the time of publication. He is depicted preaching a sermon at Exeter Hall on the north side of The Strand, London. The hall could hold about 3,000 people, and was used for holding religious and philanthropic meetings. The Dog in the Manger is a fable attributed to Aesop, concerning a dog who one afternoon lay down to sleep in the manger. On being awoken, he ferociously kept the cattle in the farm from eating the hay on which he chose to sleep, even though he was unable to eat it himself, leading an ox to mutter the moral of the fable: "People often begrudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves".
[Ref: 9742]   £190.00  
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Costumes d'Eté. 1825.
Costumes d'Eté. 1825.
Carle Vernet. J. lith de Delpech.
A fine and rare lithograph, with hand colour. Sheet: 275 x 360mm (11 x 14"), with large margins. Uncut
A comic depiction of the Summer fashions in 1825. Two well-dressed poodles with fans and a parasol sit upon a rock while a dog dressed as a gentleman regards them through a monocle.
Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire
[Ref: 46812]   £240.00  
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Costumes d'Hiver. 1825.
Costumes d'Hiver. 1825.
Carle Vernet. J. lith de Delpech.
A fine and rare lithograph, with hand colour. Sheet: 275 x 360mm (11 x 14").
A comic depiction of the Winter fashions in 1825. Two well-dressed dogs, the female wearing a muff and the male a long coat walk arm in arm while a monkey, dressed as a footman, follows behind carrying an umbrella.
Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire
[Ref: 46813]   £240.00  
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Premier Janvier. 1821.
Premier Janvier. 1821.
Carle Vernet. J. lith de Delpech.
A fine and rare lithograph, with hand colour. Sheet: 275 x 360mm (11 x 14"), with large margins. Uncut.
A comic scene showing two dogs, dressed in the fashions of 1821, while behind them another dog follows dressed in military uniform carrying a doll.
Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire
[Ref: 46814]   £240.00  
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Premier Janvier. 1760.
Premier Janvier. 1760.
Carle Vernet. J. lith de Delpech.
A fine and rare lithograph, with hand colour. Sheet: 275 x 360mm (11 x 14"), with large margins. Uncut
A comic scene showing two dogs, dressed in the fashions of 1760, while behind them another dog follows dressed in in oriental dress with a turban and carrying an umbrella, a doll and a toy horse.
Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire
[Ref: 46815]   £240.00  
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Doing Homage.
Doing Homage. "_Thus they in lowliest plight, repentant bow_Mil[ton].
[Paul Pry] Esq.
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket where Political and other Caricatures are daily Pub. [n.d. c.1830.]
Hand-coloured etching. 380 x 260mm (15 x 10¼"). Trimmed to plate on right hand-side and upper edge. Tear in top and right hand-side edges. Holes in top right corner and bottom left corner. Damage to top left-hand corner.
One of many attacks on Peel and the Duke of Wellington, introducers of Catholic Emancipation. Here they pay homage to the Pope, with Wellington kissing the papal foot.
BM Satires: 15660.
[Ref: 32674]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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The Presentation of Dollalolla accompanied by the Mighty Thumb.
The Presentation of Dollalolla accompanied by the Mighty Thumb.
[William Heath.]
Pub by T. McLean 26 Haymarket where Political and other caricatures are Daily brought out.
Hand-coloured etching, watermarked 'J. Whatman 1827'. Sheet: 240 x 360mm (9½ x 14''). Trimmed to printed border.
A scene at court showing the Harriot, Duchess of St Albans being presented to George IV. The Duchess had had many previous husbands one of which, Thomas Coutts, had left her a very wealthy woman and in 1827 she married the Duke of St Albans who was 23 years her junior.
BM Satire 15598.
[Ref: 50814]   £260.00  
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Don Quicote attended by his faithful squire Sancho Panza alias John Bull.
Don Quicote attended by his faithful squire Sancho Panza alias John Bull. HB Sketches 205.
HB [John Doyle]. A. Ducote's Lithography. 70 St. Martins Lane.
Published by Tho.s Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket, June 7th. 1832.
Lithograph with publisher's blind stamp. Size: 370 x 280mm. (14½ x 11").
The title continues: 'Sallying forth upon their renowned expedition, for the redress of grievances, the righting of wrongs, and the Reform of Abuses'. Lord Grey rides a horse in profile to the left. He is in armour with a raised vizor, and holds a tilting-lance. On the horizon (left) are windmills.
BM satires: 17133
[Ref: 31387]   £80.00  
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The Don_Key and Hunter. down on W_____n.
The Don_Key and Hunter. down on W_____n.
[Anon, c. November 1830]
Lithograph, sheet 230 x 240mm (9 x 9½"). Crease on right; repaired tear at bottom; lower right corner missing.
Mayor-elect John Key and Claudius Stephen Hunter, sit on the Duke of Wellington. One of many satires against Key which followed his advice that Wellington cancel the King's visit to Guildhall for the Lord Mayor's Day dinner on 9 November 1830, on the grounds that the Duke's assassination and a rebellion were planned.
Not in BM Satires
[Ref: 31964]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Don-Key Turn'd Mayor
The Don-Key Turn'd Mayor Or an Ass in the Chair.
[Anon., 1830.]
Lithograph, sheet 360 x 255mm. 14¼ x 10".
An ass with the head of Sir John Key (1794 – 1858), Lord Mayor of London, sits erect in an arm-chair, hind legs on a stool, forelegs extended towards a horse prancing towards him over a table. The horse represents Sir Claudius Stephen Hunter (1775 – 1851), a former Lord Mayor, and it looks at Key with startled eye and open mouth. The King and Duke of Wellington’s visit to Guildhall for the Lord Mayor’s Day dinner on 9th November was abandoned on Key’s advice; he feared riots and the Duke’s assassination. He and his colleagues were widely lampooned as a result.
BM Satires: 16307.
[Ref: 17875]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Doncaster Fair or the Industrious Yorkshirebites.
Doncaster Fair or the Industrious Yorkshirebites.
Designed etch'd and Publish'd by T. Rowlandson No.1 James S.t Adelphi.
[n.d., c.1808.]
Hand-coloured etching. 1809 watermark. Plate: 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾''), with large margins. Time stained.
A scene in a fair, three figures prepare to throw sticks at objects placed on spike, behind is a large crowd and a punch and judy show.
BM Satire 11106.
[Ref: 50807]   £260.00  
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Doncaster Fair or the Industrious Yorkshirebites.
Doncaster Fair or the Industrious Yorkshirebites.
Designed etch'd and Publish'd by T. Rowlandson No.1 James S.t Adelphi.
[n.d., c.1808.]
Hand-coloured etching, 1814 watermark. Plate: 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾''). Staining. Trimmed.
A scene in a fair, three figures prepare to throw sticks at objects placed on spike, behind is a large crowd and a Punch and Judy show.
BM Satire 11106.
[Ref: 50745]   £220.00  
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[A Donkey Reading a Letter.]
[A Donkey Reading a Letter.]
[n.d., c.1830.]
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 185 x 120mm (7¼ x 4¾'') large margins.
A comic scene showing a donkey, dressed in men's clothes, sitting on a chair and reading a letter.
[Ref: 50243]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Donkey Race.
The Donkey Race.
[London, J. Brooker?, n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph, very rare. Sheet 250 x 435mm, 9¾ x 17". Trimmed.
A five-donkey race: the leader appears to be ridden by a bare-footed chimney sweep.
[Ref: 24683]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Political Drama. No. 23.
The Political Drama. No. 23. Arrival of Queen!!! Donna Maria.
[C.J. Grant.]
Printed and Published by G. Drake, 12, Houghton Street, Clare Market. [n.d., c.1830.]
Wood-engraving. Sheet: 440 x 290mm (17½ x 11½") very large margins. Foxing. Central vertical crease as normal. Staining and tears in edges.
A political cartoon showing flying witches, the young Portugese queen Dona Maria II (1819-1853) being greeted by a group of six gentlemen.
[Ref: 44914]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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No. XVI. M.rs. H_y. No. XVII The Dorking Hero.
No. XVI. M.rs. H_y. No. XVII The Dorking Hero.
London, Publish'd by A. Hamilton Jun.r. Fleet Street July 1; 1783.
Engraving. Plate: 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"). Small margins.
Two portrait busts in ovals, on the left is Elizabeth Hankey and on the right Lt. Col. Turner Straubenzee. Following the elopment of Hankey and Straubenzee from Brighton to Dorking where Straubenzee's regiment was station, John Hankey brought a suit of crim. con. against Elizabeth. 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 6300.
[Ref: 38566]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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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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Old Q-uiz the old Goat of Piccadilly.
Old Q-uiz the old Goat of Piccadilly. A Shining Star- in the British Peerage and a Usefull Ornament to Society-Fudge.
Drawn & Etch'd by R. Dighton.
Publish'd Feb.y 25.th by R. Dighton, Charing Cross.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 250 x 230mm (9¾ x 9''). Staining at bottom margin, trimmed on left and right edge.
A portrait of William Douglas, 4th Duke of Queensbury (1725-1810), shown walking with a pretty young woman.
BM Satire 8867.
[Ref: 50994]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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D.r Saltinbanco Applying His Last Dressing For His Patient's Non Payment.
D.r Saltinbanco Applying His Last Dressing For His Patient's Non Payment.
[Pub by MDarly No: 39 Strand Jany 15. 1778]
Engraving, 18th century watermark. Sheet: 245 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾''). Trimmed, part of publication line missing.
A comic scene showing a large doctor about to strike his patient.
Not in BM
[Ref: 50736]   £190.00   (£228.00 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'.
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