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Les Plaisirs de la Jeunesse.
Les Plaisirs de la Jeunesse. Colin-Maillard. [&] Le Concert Amoureux. [&] La Conversation Interessante. [&] La Danse.
Paterre Pinxit. Filloeul Sculp 1739.
A paris chez Filloeul à l'entrée de la ruë du Fouare, au bâtiment neuf, par la ruë Galande. Tiré du Cabinet de M.r le Président de Ségur Avec Privilége du Roy.
Set of four engravings. Plate: 490 x 365mm (19¼ x 14¼"), with very large margins. Repaired worm holes in plate 1.
A fine contemporary set of elegant images of four engravings illustrating four amusements of youth including, blind-man's buff, flirting, conversation and dancing.
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[Satire on prostitution.]
[Satire on prostitution.] While thus the revelling Debauchee, Dandles his Mistress on his Knee...
[after Egbert van Heemskerck II.]
[n.d., c.1740.] Printed for John Bowles at No 13 in Cornhill.
Rare engraving. Sheet: 280 x 245mm (11 x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A brothel scene in which the customers are depicted as apes while the prostitutes are shown as cats. A cat sits upon an ape's knee , a couple look out from behind the drapes of a four-poster bed and a madam calculates her costs. A reduced and reversed version of BM Satire 1860, engraved by W.H. Toms, one of a series of eight.
BM: 1988,0514.33.
[Ref: 51930]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[First and Second Floor Lodgers.]
[First and Second Floor Lodgers.]
[by Thomas Rowlandson.]
Publish'd Octr 1st 1786 by E Jackson No 14 Mary-le bone Street G Square.
Rare hand-coloured stipple with etching. Sheet 355 x 225mm (14 x 10"). Trimmed.
An untitled view of a house in Union Street with women, obviously prostitutes, leading out the windows of two floors. The lower window is larger and the women more flamboyantly dressed; Rowlandson is subtly pointing out this hierarchy. Between the windows is the fire insurance plaque of the 'Sun Fire Office'. The title, as above, comes from that given to the example in the Royal Collection, purchased by the Prince of Wales (later George IV) from the publisher and printseller William Holland in 1790 for 3s 6d.
RCIN 810222.
[Ref: 51959]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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A New Court of Queens Bench.
A New Court of Queens Bench. As It Ought To Be _ Or - The Ladies Trying a Contemptible Scoundrel for a ''Breach of Promise''.
Designed & etched by George Cruikshank. Hythe 1849.
Published Jan.y 1st 1850 by D. Bogue 86 Fleet St London..
Etching. 180 x 420mm (7 x 16½"). Trimmed within plate top and bottom, binding folds as normal.
A court with women judges, barristers and jury. Published in Cruikshank's 'The Comic Almanack'.
[Ref: 51953]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Miss Benedetta Ramus.]
[Miss Benedetta Ramus.]
Painted by G: Romney, Engraved by W. Dickinson.
Publish'd Jan. 20th, 1779 by Will.m Dickinson & Tho.s Watson, No.158 New Bond Street, London.
Mezzotint. 375 x 275mm (14¾ x 10¾"). Framed. Trimmed to plate, old ink mss 'Miss Ramus' in title area
Portrait of Benedetta Ramus; half-length standing leaning forward to right, her hands joined on a book labelled 'Johnson, Shakespeare, 4' propped on a folding table in front of her, her chin on her hands, dark hair dressed up with a jewelled scarf, wearing a gown with lacy sleeves. Lady Benedetta Day (c.1811), wife of Sir John Day of Middle Temple, Advocate General in the East Indies. Her father was housekeeper at St James's Palace. She was buried at Kew, where there is also a monument to her husband.
Horne: 102, B, ii/ii. CS: 66, ii/ii.
[Ref: 51842]   £360.00  
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Regina's Maids of Honour.
Regina's Maids of Honour.
[Daniel Maclise.]
[London: James Fraser, 1836.]
Scarce etching. Sheet 135 x 220mm (5¼ x 8¾").
A group portrait of women contibutors to 'Fraser's Magazine', published in that magazine as a counterpoint to the Maclise's 'Fraserians', a portrait of the male editors and contributors published in January that year. The women are (counter-clockwise from bottom left: Letitia Elizabeth Landon (L.E.L.), Lady Sydney Morgan, Caroline Norton, Countess of Blessington (standing), Jane Porter, Harriet Martineau, Mary Russell Mitford and Mrs Samuel Carter Hall.
This image is much smaller than male verson Ref: 51806. See The Victorian Web.
[Ref: 51805]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Rights of Women or the Effects of Female Enfranchisement.
The Rights of Women or the Effects of Female Enfranchisement. The Comic Almanack for 1859.
Designed & Etched by George Cruikshank.
Pub.d by D Bogue 86 Fleet Street London. [1859]
Etching. 180 x 420mm (7 x 16½"). Trimmed within plate top and bottom, binding folds as normal.
A scene ridiculing the idea of woman's suffrage. The Ladies Candidate is the handsome Charles Darling: his supporters hold signs 'Vote for Darling and Parliamentary Balls Once a Week' and 'Do not Vote for Ugly Old Stingy'. Published in Cruikshank's 'The Comic Almanack'.
[Ref: 51954]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Rum Characters in a Shrubbery.
Rum Characters in a Shrubbery.
Rowlandson.
[n.d., c.1815.]
Aquatint with hand colour. 330 x 260mm (13 x 10¼"). Framed Unexamined out of frame.
Two hideous prostitutes stand at the counter of a gin-shop (or vault), each with a glass. A stout man fills a glass from a bottle on the counter. Behind him are huge casks, one inscribed 'Booths Best Gin' (for Booth & Co., the famous firm of distillers).
BM 11115, originally published by Reeve and Jones in 1808.
[Ref: 51838]   £350.00  
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[Andalusian women.]
[Andalusian women.] Paper: English, 1800.[in brown ink]
W. Russell Flint.
4: 2. 12. 35 WRF [pencil, 'F' reversed].
Etching on laid paper watermarked with initials and date 1800, initialled by the artist? 120 x 215mm (4¾ x 8½"). Faint mount burn around image.
An etching by William Russell Flint (1880-1969), printed on old paper.
[Ref: 38920]   £480.00  
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La Grotte. [&] La Montagne. [&] Le Lac. [&] [La Montagne.]
La Grotte. [&] La Montagne. [&] Le Lac. [&] [La Montagne.]
Peint par C.t Brochard. Gravé par P.Cottin.
Imprimé & Publié par Goupil & C.ie Editeurs le 1.er Abril 1869.
Set of four engravings with fine hand colour, 'La Montagne' a proof before title. Each c. 860 x 635mm (33¾ x 25").
A set of four oval scenes, with a pair of immaculately-dressed women in an Alpine setting.
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[Set of four satires of the school holidays.]
[Set of four satires of the school holidays.] Breaking up. [&] Home from School _ or the commencement of the Holidays. [&] ''At Home'' in the Nursery, or The Masters & Misses Two Shoes Christmas Party. [&] Black Monday _ or, The End of the Holidays.
S.K. invt [on Home from School, Samuel Knight?]. G. Cruikshank fec.t.
Pub.d Dec.r 12th 1826 by S. Knights Sweetings Alley Royal Exchange. [At Home dated Jan 3rd 1826, but 1827?]
Set of four etchings, stitched as booklet. Ea. 225 x 275mm (9 x 10¾"), last plate watermarked 'Whatman 1830'; very large margins Paper slightly torn at stitching.
Four plates comparing the joy of leaving school and enjoying the holidays with the misery of having to go back.
BM Satires 15186-9.
[Ref: 51928]   £380.00   view all images for this item
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A Boys School. [&] A Girls School.
A Boys School. [&] A Girls School. In the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Rutland.
Pasquilini Pinxit. George Keating Sculpsit.
Published Jan.y 13th. 1788 by John & Josiah Boydell, No. 90 Cheapside London.
Pair of rare colour-printed stipples. Sheets 345 x 410mm (13½ x 16"). Trimmed within plate on three sides. tears and damage repaired, surface wear.
A pair of classical Italian school scenes. These are the only prints listed in the BM's biography of Pasqualini.
BM 1865,0114.739 & 1865,0114.740.
[Ref: 51951]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Well Sir! And Pray What are You Looking At?
Well Sir! And Pray What are You Looking At?
[n.d., c.1840.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 220 x 190mm (8¾ x 7½"). Laid on album paper.
A pretty scullery maid on her knees scrubbing the steps of a townhouse, her skirts riding up to show her calves. She looks over her shoulder to confront the man ogling her.
[Ref: 51936]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Sea Nymph [in pencil lower left]
The Sea Nymph [in pencil lower left]
Nat. Long [in image lower left and signed lower right]
[n.d., c.1920.]
Very fine etching, numbered 51/75. 205 x 265mm (8 x 10½"). Slight repairs.
Nude female waterskiiing. Nathaniel Long (1893-1955), book and magazine illustrator and printmaker who specialized in eroticised female etching. In 1948 he illustrated editions of both 'Tom Brown's Schooldays' and 'The Coral Island'.
See also ref 9972.
[Ref: 39188]   £450.00  
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[The Search for Beauty.]
[The Search for Beauty.]
[Painted by Edwin Long R.A. Engraved by J. Cother Webb.]
London, August 7th, 1888, Published by Fairless & Beeforth, 126 New Bond Street W. Copyright Registered. Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1888 by Frank Hunter Potter, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington U.S.A.
Fine mezzotint on india paper with both artist's and engraver's signatures in pencil. 585 x 857mm. 23 x 33¾". Uncut. Mint.
Zeuxis choosing the ideal of beauty to represent Helen of Troy, companion to The Chosen Five ref: 14092.
[Ref: 14093]   £420.00  
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[The Four Seasons with verse by Cornelia van der Veer.]
[The Four Seasons with verse by Cornelia van der Veer.] Sun in Gemini; bright Mistress of the Year / May; the Spring-Tide of Blessings that Appear... [&] In July the Sun postin in his trac' / Up to the top of rageing Leos Back; Tis parching Summer... [&] Ripe Autumn in October... [&] Aquarius; when the Cold age of Time / In January hath Seiz'd our North Clime...
't Amsterdam by Carel Allardt op den Dam inde Caardt-winkel. [n.d., c.1690.]
Set of four engravings, rare as a set, good impressions. Ea. c.530 x 425mm (21 x 16¾") very large margins. A few small repairs.
A fine set of allegorical portraits of the Seasons, each with a verse by Cornelia van der Veer (1639-1704), in Dutch, English & French. She is one of three most successful female Dutch poets of the second half of the 17th century.
[Ref: 51813]   £2,800.00   view all images for this item
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Sensual love,- or A Sop in the Pan.
Sensual love,- or A Sop in the Pan.
[Engraved by Charles Williams after Thomas Rowlandson.]
[London Published May. 31. 1807 by T Tegg Apollo Library in Cheapside.]
Songsheet, coloured etching. Sheet 225 x 215mm (9 x 8½"). Thread margins on three sides, trimmed into plate at bottom, losing verse and publisher's inscription. Bit time stained.
An enormously fat cook sits by a kitchen fire, caressing a young man, to whom she has given 'a sop in the pan', a slice of bread placed under roasting meat to catch the juices. He eats the delicacy, but looks warily at the cook.
BM Satires 10928, 'One of several prints by Rowlandson published by Thomas Tegg in 1807'.
[Ref: 51904]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Shadow and the Shade.]
[The Shadow and the Shade.]
[Nathaniel Sparks RE.]
[n.d. c.1928.]
Mezzotint and etching. 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½"). Framed.
An impression of this print was purchased by Her Majesty Queen Mary at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1928. Nathaniel Sparks R.E. (1880-1956) won a scholarship to the Bristol College of Art and Science at the age of 10. His allegorical nudes and such subject matter are relatively rare today.
[Ref: 21724]   £320.00  
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A Shrewd Guess or the Farmers Definition of Parliamentary Debates.
A Shrewd Guess or the Farmers Definition of Parliamentary Debates.
C.W. [Charles Williams] fecit.
Pub,d by T Tegg N° 111 Cheapside London. [n.d. c.1813.]
Coloured etching. 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"). Unexamined out of frame.
A family discussion in a farm-house kitchen: the farmer says ''th' men ith Parliament up at Lunnon makes sham quarrels; and then grins at us folk ith country for believen un to be in Arnest!!'' The son replies ''Eh Feather! why that be just like Dr Solomon w'th folks that swallow his balm of Gulllad [Gilead]'', a reference to Samuel Solomon (1780-1819), a quack doctor who practised and prospered at Liverpool.
BM Satire 12143.
[Ref: 51854]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Repos.
Le Repos. Dédié A.S.A. Monseigneur le Prince de Turenne. Pair et grand Chambellan de France survivance, Par son très humble Serviteur N. Depuis.
Colson pinx. N. Depuis Sculp.
AParis chés Buldet rue de Gesvrés.
Engaving, 18th century watermark. 430 x 305mm (17 x 12"), with wide margins. Damaged at top & loss at bottom right.
A young girl sleeps as a cat stalks the pet bird tethered by her chair.
[Ref: 51824]   £320.00  
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To Sir John Fleming Leicester Bar.t This Plate of the Sleeping Nymph
To Sir John Fleming Leicester Bar.t This Plate of the Sleeping Nymph From the original Picture in his possession is by permission respectfully dedicated by his very obliged & obedient Serv.t W.m Ward.
Painted by John Hoppner Esq.r R.A. Engraved by Will.m Ward Engraver to H.R.H. the Duke of York.
Published Jan.y 20, 1808 by the Engraver. No 24 Buckingham Place, Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint. 530 x 630mm.
Said to be Georgina Maria Cottin (1794-1859), who married the painting's owner in 1810.
Frankau: 264. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 3292]   £960.00  
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[La Chevelure de Berenice.]
[La Chevelure de Berenice.]
Peint par Faléro. Gravé par Varin..
Imprimé & Publié par Boussod, Valadon & C.ie, Editeurs successeurs de Goupil & C.ie, Le 1.er Octobre 1886 _ Paris_Londres_La Haye.
Photogravure, proof before title on india. 660 x 385mm.
A representation of the constellation Coma Berenices as a naked woman. Berenice II (c.267-221 BC), wife of Ptolemy III Euergetes, sacrificed her red hair to the gods as an offering for the safe return of her husband. Luis Ricardo Faléro (1851 - 1896), born in Granada, Spain, settled in London in the 1880s, dying there in 1896 at the age of 45. He specialised in the female nude in a mythological or fantasy setting.
[Ref: 8240]   £680.00  
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[L'Etoile double.]
[L'Etoile double.]
P. Hermann Eichens [signed in pencil lower right.] ['Faléro' and 'Eichens' signature monograms in plate, respectively lower left and right.]
London published October 1st. 1883 by Goupil & Co. 116 & 111. New Bond street London, W. and 9 rue Chaptal Paris Copyright registered.
Engraving with etching and aquatint on india laid paper, signed engraver's proof before title, 710 x 395mm.
Translates as 'binary star', here represented by two entwined nude women floating in the night sky, with others in the background. Luis Ricardo Faléro (1851 - 1896), born in Granada, Spain, settled in London in the 1880s, dying there in 1896 at the age of 45. He specialised in the female nude in a mythological or fantasy setting. Printseller's Association blindstamp lower left.
[Ref: 8042]   £620.00  
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[L'Etoile polaire.]
[L'Etoile polaire.]
[Peint par Faléro.].
[Imprimé & Publié par Boussod, Valadon & C.ie, Editeurs successeurs de Goupil & C.ie, Le 1.er Octobre 1886 _ Paris_Londres_La Haye.].
Photogravure, signed proof on chine collé, limited to 125. 660 x 385mm (26 x 15¼"). Margin torn.
Luis Ricardo Faléro (1851 - 1896), born in Granada, Spain, settled in London in the 1880s, dying there in 1896 at the age of 45. He specialised in the female nude in a mythological or fantasy setting.
[Ref: 7229]   £750.00  
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[Miss Stuart.]
[Miss Stuart.]
G. Willson pinxit. Val. Green fecit.
[1770.]
Mezzotint, scratched letter proof before title from uncleaned plate, 405 x 280mm. 16 x 11". Faint glue stains and creasing to corners.
After George Willson (1741 - 1797), Scottish portrait painter and publisher of prints after his paintings; born Edinburgh.
Chaloner Smith: 125, I. Whitman: 12, I. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 10567]   £380.00  
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The Rocks of Suffrage Period.
The Rocks of Suffrage Period.
SF [monogram]
[Saint Louis: Soule, Thomas & Winsor, 1872..]
Wood engraving. Image 160 x 150mm (6¼ x 5¾"). Paper brittle, edges cracked.
A woman returns home, where her husband sits, rocking a cradle while two children fight in the background and a bearded child bangs a drum. From 'Pen and Ink Sketches of Yale Notables' by ''Squills'' (Charles Holmes Goodman, 1844- 1927). The couple (and the bearded child) would obviously have been recognisable to their contemporaries.
[Ref: 51906]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Sweet Poll of Plymouth.
Sweet Poll of Plymouth.
H. Bunbury Esq.r del.t. G. Shepheard scilp.t.
Published Jan.y 1 1809 by J. Deeley 95, Berwick St Soho.
Stipple, watermark 1811. 300 x 220mm (11¾ x 8¾"). Large hole in image, trimmed within plates at sides. Damaged.
A fat prostitute enjoys the attention of two sailors and a soldier. Originally Poll of Plymouth was a character in a romantic poem but became the comic figure of a prostitute working the docks.
[Ref: 51939]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Tea Just Over or the Game of Consequences Just Begun.
Tea Just Over or the Game of Consequences Just Begun.
[Monogram of a compass rose with fleur-de-lis] Esq.r del.t [James Gillray].
Pub,d May 11th 1801 by S.W. Fores 50 Piccadilly corner of Sackville St. Folios of Caractatures lent out for the Evening.
Coloured etching. 235 x 340mm (9¼ x 13½"). Framed. Unexamined out of the frame.
A laughing man knocks his neighbour's cup, causing a chain reaction of accidents. Behind a four play cards.
BM Satires 9822.
[Ref: 51855]   £350.00  
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[Thomas Tegg] The Genius of Caricature, and his Friends,
[Thomas Tegg] The Genius of Caricature, and his Friends, celebrating the completion of the Second Volume of the Caricature Magazine, in the Temple of Mirth.
Woodward del.t.
London Pubd July 2d 1808 by Tho.s Tegg 111 Cheapside [but slightly later].
Etching with hand-colouring. 250 x 355mm (10 x 14"). Framed. Creasing. Unexamined out of frame.
The 'Genius of Caricature' (a gap-toothed Lilliputian in a harlequin costume, probably a caricature of Thomas Tegg) proposes a toast to the success of the second volume of the Caricature Magazine to other Lilliputians around a dinner table in the 'Temple of Mirth', Tegg's shop. The walls are adorned with caricatures from the 'Caricature Magazine' by Thomas Rowlandson and others on the walls, while folio volumes of the magazine sit on a shelf. A toast-master holds a placard praising Tegg.
BM Satires 11133.
[Ref: 51841]   £320.00  
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[Hester Thrale] Mrs Piozzi.
[Hester Thrale] Mrs Piozzi. European Magazine.
Engraved by T. Holloway from the Original Painting [by Sir Joshua Reynolds].
Publish'd by J. Sewell Cornhill 1786.
Stipple. 175 x 115mm (7 x 4½") large margins.
Hester Lynch Salusbury (1741-1821), a Welsh-born diarist, author and patron of the arts. After marrying the rich brewer Henry Thrale she became friends with Samuel Johnson, travelling with him to Wales in 1774. After his death she published 'Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson' (1786) and their letters to each other (1788), both important sources about Johnson's life. Henry Thrale died in 1781 (shortly after Reynolds painted this portrait, showing Hester aged 40); she married Gabriel Mario Piozzi, an Italian music teacher, in 1784.
[Ref: 51947]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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La Nuit.
La Nuit.
Peint par Faléro. Photogravure Goupil & C.ie.
Imprimé & Publié par Boussod, Valadon & C.ie, Edit.rs succ.rs de Goupil & C.ie, Le 1.er 8.bre 1884, _ Paris_Londres_La Haye.
Photogravure on chine collé. 510 x 285mm (20 x 11¼").
Luis Ricardo Faléro (1851 - 1896), born in Granada, Spain, settled in London in the 1880s, dying there in 1896 at the age of 45. He specialised in the female nude in a mythological or fantasy setting.
[Ref: 7225]   £580.00  
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Tregears Black Jokes. The Breaking Up.
Tregears Black Jokes. The Breaking Up.
W Summers. del.t. Hunt sculp.t.
Published by G S Tregear 123 Cheapside London. [n.d., c.1834.]
Aquatint with hand-colour. 255 x 355mm (10 x 14"). Glue stains in margins.
An end-of-term dance, with the young black schoolgirls showing their parents what they had been taught. A teacher accompanies them on the violin. Plate 8 of a series of 20 'Black Jokes', originally published the year that the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. It was advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks'.
Hickman: Hunt p.132.
[Ref: 51779]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Tregear's Black Jokes. The Card Party.
Tregear's Black Jokes. The Card Party. They Are Certainly Black Legs. see Tregear's Catalogue.
W Summers del.t Hunt sculp.t.
Published by G S Tregear 123 Cheapside London. [n.d., c.1834.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. 255 x 355mm (10 x 14").
Black men and women sit at a table, lit by candlelight, playing cards. Plate 7 of a series of 20 'Black Jokes', originally published the year that the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. It was advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks'.
Hickman: Hunt p 132.
[Ref: 51780]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Tregear's Black Jokes. The Lady Patroness of Alblacks.
Tregear's Black Jokes. The Lady Patroness of Alblacks.
W Summers del.t Hunt sculp.t.
Published by G S Tregear 123 Cheapside London. [n.d., c.1834.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Glue stains entering edge of plate.
A black woman in a low-cut white dress stands before a full-length mirror. Plate two of a series of 20 'Black Jokes', originally published the year that the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. It was advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks'.
Hickman: Hunt p 129.
[Ref: 51782]   £330.00  
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Tregears Black Jokes. The Route.
Tregears Black Jokes. The Route. Whilst de lads ob de village, so merrily are, Dou and I will be first in de trong.
W. Summers Del. C. Hunt Sc.
Published by G S Tregear 123 Cheapside London. [n.d., c.1834.]
Aquatint with hand-colouring. 255 x 355mm (10 x 14"). Glue stains in edges.
At a gathering of smartly-dressed black people, a couple walk out onto the dance floor as an orchestra plays on the balcony. Plate 6 of a series of 20 'Black Jokes', originally published the year that the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. It was advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks'.
Hickman p.131.
[Ref: 51783]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Tregear's Black Jokes. Venus and Adonis
Tregear's Black Jokes. Venus and Adonis
W Summers del.t Hunt sculp.t.
Published by G S Tregear 123 Cheapside London. [n.d., c.1834.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. 355 x 255mm (14 x 10").
A black man in riding attire, holding the reins of a white horse, takes his leave of a crying woman to join the hunt in action in the background. Plate 5 of a series of 20 'Black Jokes', originally published the year that the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. It was advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks'.
Hickman: Hunt p 129.
[Ref: 51784]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Universal Cosmetic by George Colman the Younger.
The Universal Cosmetic by George Colman the Younger.
C.W. [Charles Williams] Del.t et Sculp.t.
London Pub.d Nov.r 18th 1807 by Tho.s Tegg in Cheapside.
Coloured etching. 275 x 200mm (10 x 8"). Trimmed within plate.
An illustration to a verse satirising the power of money. Having left a wine shop a hideous man, hunch-backed and with a grotesque nose, mounts his horse. He touches under the chin a fat ugly woman, owner of the shop. Having witnessed his purse she cries 'Sir, should you travel this country again, I heartily hope that the sweetest of men, Will stop at the widow's to drink'. A pretty woman touches his right foot. George Colman the Younger (1762-1836) managed the Haymarket Theatre, for a while from King's Bench Prison, where he was confined for debt.
BM Satire 10933.
[Ref: 51932]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Three velocipede riders] Doctor Suntax. Dandy. Scotch Piper.
[Three velocipede riders] Doctor Suntax. Dandy. Scotch Piper.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 90 x 190mm (3½ x 7½"). Trimmed into image.
Three caricatures, part of set. The parson rides a velocipede made of a quill and inkpot, reading a book. The dandy's looks more like a dressing table. The Scotsman's has a steaming saucepan.
[Ref: 51864]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Venus, Cupid and Satyr.
[Venus, Cupid and Satyr. From the Original Picture painted by Luca Giordano, In the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire; To whom this plate is Dedicated, by his Grace's most Obliged, and most Obedient servant John Boydell.]
Luca Giordano Pinxit. R. Earlom delin.t. J. Boydell excudit 1767. F. Bartolozzi Sculpsit.
Engraving, scratched letter proof before title. Sheet 405 x 510mm (16 x 20"). Trimmed to plate, some surface wear in inscription area.
Venus, reclining on a couch, embraces the infant Cupid, with a maid to left and a satyr leaning in over the pillows to right. An elaborate crest under the image features stags and putti. Engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi from a preparatory drawing by Richard Earlom of a painting by Luca Giordano (1634 - 1705), and published as part of the series 'The Most Capital Paintings in England', Boydell's first major initiative as a publisher of fine engravings.
[Ref: 51826]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Parisian Trip. A Luncheon a L'Anglaise.
The Parisian Trip. A Luncheon a L'Anglaise.
Printed by W. Kohler, 22 Denmark St Soho.
Published by Mess.rs Fores, 41 Piccadilly. [n.d., c.1843.]
Fine coloured lithograph. Printed border 285 x 365mm (11¼ x 14¼").
A satire of Victoria and Albert's visit to King Louis Philippe I at the château d'Eu in Normandy in 1843. They sit at a table drinking porter from pewter tankards in preference to wine, with Louis Philippe I, Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily, and another woman
[Ref: 51870]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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La Surprise Angloise ou la Françoise a L'Ondra. The French lady in London.
La Surprise Angloise ou la Françoise a L'Ondra. The French lady in London. Coiffure Inventée en faveur des personnes de petite taille.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Rare etching. Sheet 285 x 205mm (11¼ x 8"). Trimmed within plate, laid on decorative French mount.
Attempting to manoeuvre through a doorway, a woman's bouffant hair and towering cap threatens to fall on the seated Englishman, who reaches up to protect himself.
[Ref: 51829]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Coiffure du grand gout Pour le presente Année. Ridiculous taste or the Ladies absurdity.
Coiffure du grand gout Pour le presente Année. Ridiculous taste or the Ladies absurdity. De l'Heureuse Invention de Monsieur Catogan.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Rare etching. Sheet 285 x 205mm (11¼ x 8"). Trimmed within plate, laid on decorative French mount.
One barber uses a ladder to reach the top of a woman's monstrous wig, as another uses a sextant to guide him. 'The happy invention of Monsieur Catogan' was the ribbon used by General William Cadogan (1st Earl Cadogan) to fix his long hair back. It was known in France as a catogan, which also became the word for any hairstyle that raised the hair from the nape of the neck.
[Ref: 51830]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Catherine Winstanley.]
[Catherine Winstanley.]
Hamlet Winstanley Pinxit. I. Faber fecit.
Printed for Tho.s Bowles in St. Paul's Church Yard, & Jn.o Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse in Cornhill. [n.d., c.1750.]
Mezzotint. 375 x 255mm (14¾ x 10"), with wide margins.
A portrait of Mrs. Catherine Winstanley, seated in a landscape, a sketchbook open on her lap. It was published as a pair to a self-portrait of her husband, the painter Hamlet Winstanley, whose monogram 'HW' is inscribed below the image.
CS 389, state ii of ii.
[Ref: 51810]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[A woman hunter riding side-saddle.]
[A woman hunter riding side-saddle.]
[n.d., c.1840.]
Rare lithograph, partial hand colour. 110 x 150mm (4¼ x 6").
[Ref: 51941]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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{Woman in winter dress, with muff.]
{Woman in winter dress, with muff.]
Collet inv.t et del. C. Grignon sculp.
[London: Robert Sayer, c.1770?]
Etching. Sheet 200 x 135mm (8 x 5¼"). Trimmed within plate, losing publisher's inscription.
[Ref: 51966]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Wooden Leg or Careful Landlady.
The Wooden Leg or Careful Landlady.
Tho.s Tegg No.111 Cheapside. [n.d., c.1809].
Handcoloured etching 250 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
A scene in which a shortsighted landlady attempts to remove a lodger's wooden leg mistaking it for a warming pan.
BM Satire 11466.
[Ref: 51847]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Zodiaque.
Le Zodiaque.
Peint par Faléro.
Imprimé & Publié par Boussod, Valadon & C.ie, Editeurs successeurs de Goupil & C.ie, Le 1.er 8.bre 1885 _ Paris_Londres_La Haye.
Photogravure. 400 x 575mm.
Luis Ricardo Faléro (1851 - 1896), born in Granada, Spain, settled in London in the 1880s, dying there in 1896 at the age of 45. He specialised in the female nude in a mythological or fantasy setting.
[Ref: 7231]   £620.00  
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