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[Landscape with Gamblers.]
[Landscape with Gamblers.]
[Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi.]
[n.d., c.1670.]
Etching. Plate: 250 x 330mm (9¾ x 13'') with large margins. Very slight central crease.
A landscape scene with three figures playing a game of dice in the foreground. By Italian printmaker Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi (1606-1680).
BM 1874,0808.682. Bartsch 38
[Ref: 51157]   £380.00  
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[Game Birds.]
[Game Birds.]
G. Stevens pinx.t et del. Printed by C. Hullmandel.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Fine hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 180 x 145mm (7 x 5¾''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A still life showing game birds in a larder.
[Ref: 51074]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Garibaldi.
Garibaldi.
[n.d., c.1860.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 205 x 155mm (8 x 6''). Trimmed, laid on album sheet, foxing.
An unusual image showing portrait of Italian nationalist Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) who fought for the unification of Italy.
[Ref: 50979]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Gathering Mushrooms [Peers] for a State Entertainment!
Gathering Mushrooms [Peers] for a State Entertainment!
London Pub.d by W. Holland N50 Oxford St. Nov.br 15 1797.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 295 x 315mm (11½ x 12½''). Trimmed within plate on 3 sides. Remains of print seen verso.
A political satire showing William Pitt and a man in Scottish dress pick mushrooms in the shape of crowned heads.
BM Undescribed.
[Ref: 50967]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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General Peace & General War._or the Interview at R[oe]hampton.
General Peace & General War._or the Interview at R[oe]hampton.
London Published by W. Holland Oxford St. October 20 1801.
Hand-coloured etching. Bibliotheca Hedervarian stamp verso. Plate: 385 x 285mm (15 x 11¼''). Creasing, repaired damage, staining.
A political satire showing William Pitt standing before a French general, complimenting him on his uniform.
[Ref: 50793]   £240.00  
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Genius of Bazaar arrived at London.
Genius of Bazaar arrived at London.
[by John Cawse?]
pub 29th 1816 by T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 340 x 235mm (13¼ x 9¼'').
A monster with bat's face, wings & tail and hoofs, in quasi-oriental dress, strides from 'Turkey' to London', holding a fool's bauble and a paper: 'Plan for turning St Pauls to a Bazaar'. The 'Bazaar' was established by John Trotter in 1815, to enable the widows and daughters of Army officers to raise money by selling their handywork. Counter-space was rented at 3d. a foot a day, the only recommendation required being 'an irreproachable character'. The Bazaar, the first of its kind, extended from the west side of Soho Square to Oxford Street and proved a source of great wealth to Trotter.
BM Satires 12836.
[Ref: 51078]   £320.00  
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Georgius II. Magnae Brittaniae Rex S.R. Elector Dux Brunsv.
Georgius II. Magnae Brittaniae Rex S.R. Elector Dux Brunsv.
J. E. Ridinger inv. fec. et excud. [n.d., c.1750.]
Rare engraving. Plate: 335 x 250mm (13¼ x 9¾''). Trimmed within plate on right edge. Toned.
An equestrian portrait of George II (1683-1760) shown with the navy and army in the background.
[Ref: 50851]   £260.00  
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Which is the Dirtiest so foul the Stains will be Indelible.
Which is the Dirtiest so foul the Stains will be Indelible.
[William Heath.]
Pub. Sep. 5th. 1820 S.W. Fores 41 Picadilly.
Hand-coloured etching. Watermark 'Weatherley & Lane 1820'. Plate: 250 x 360mm (9¾ x 14'') large margins. Publisher's inscription faint; slight crease top right.
A satirical scene showing George IV and Caroline of Brunswick throwing mud at one another, the barrels of mud are labelled 'Italian Filth' and 'Filth from St Giles's, St James'.
BM Satire 13848.
[Ref: 51170]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Gibbon after the original in the possession of Mons.r le Porf.r Levade de Lausanne.
Gibbon after the original in the possession of Mons.r le Porf.r Levade de Lausanne.
Brandoin del. lith. de C. Constans.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Lithograph. Sheet: 255 x 200mm (10 x 8'').
A portrait of Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), Historian; author of 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'.
[Ref: 51020]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Gig.
The Gig.
Wells del.
Pub. May 8 1781 by W. Well[s No. 132], Fleet Street, London.
Rare engraving. Sheet: 220 x 250mm (8¾ x 9¾''). Trimmed.
A satire showing two sailors dancing around a Dutchman standing in a spinning top. A satirical print celebrating George Rodney's recapture of St Eustatius in the West Indies during the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War.
BM Satire Undescribed.
[Ref: 50760]   £230.00  
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Vil you give us a Glass of Gin.
Vil you give us a Glass of Gin. I'll see you D-n'd First.
R. Dighton sc.
Pub. Jan.y 4 1793 by R. Dighton.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 200 x 150mm (8 x 6''), with large margins. Staining at bottom margin.
A scene showing two street sellers: an oyster woman and a vegetable seller, standing next to each other, the woman looks imploringly at the cross-looking man.
BM Satire 8396.
[Ref: 50995]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A Grand Country Dance.
A Grand Country Dance. ''This Life is like a Country Dance, the World a spacious Ball Room''. Dublin.
Argus del.
London, Pub. by S.W. Fores 50 Picadilly & 312 Oxford Street.
Hand-coloured etching. 'J Whatman 1818' watermark. Sheet: 240 x 345mm (9½ x 13½''). Trimmed within plate, repaired damage and staining.
A political satire showing figures representing England, Ireland and Scotland as well as a sailor looking unimpressed as a French dancing master waves his arms with his fiddle and bow infront of them. A commentary on Nelson's chase of the French fleet and Villeneuve during the Napoleonic wars. An 1818 reissue by S.W. Fores of an 1805 print published by C. Knight.
BM Satire 10423.
[Ref: 50750]   £230.00  
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Marchand grec.
Marchand grec.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Watercolour and a collage of materials including silk and felt. Sheet 380 x 280mm (15 x 11").
A full length portrait of a Greek merchant, with his cloak, shirts, trousers, hat and shoes made from different materials, but the background, his features, belt and fur edgings inked in.
[Ref: 50677]   £360.00  
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An East View of Fort Royal in the Island of Guadaloupe.
An East View of Fort Royal in the Island of Guadaloupe. Vue du Fort Royal, dans l'Isle de Guadaloupe, du Cote de l'Est.
Drawn on the Spot by Lieu.t Arch. Campbell Engineer. Engraved by Peter Mazell.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Hand-coloured engraving. Sheet: 315 x 510mm (12¼ x 20''). Trimmed within plate, damage in edges at corners.
A view of the military fort on the island of Guadeloupe in the West Indies, the island was highly fought over and changed hands between the French and English several times until 1815 when the Treaty of Vienna acknowledged French control.
[Ref: 50853]   £490.00  
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G.F. Handel.
G.F. Handel.
T. Hudson, Pinx.t. J.J. Hinchcliff, Sculp.t.
[n.d., c. 1840.]
Engraving. Sheet: 280 x 255mm (11 x 10''). Trimmed.
A portrait of composer George Handel (1685-1759) who spent most of his career in London writing for Royalty and the general public.
[Ref: 50472]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The H-r T-p Man come again.
The H-r T-p Man come again.
[n.d., c.1742.]
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 215 x 340mm (8½ x 13¼''). Trimmed, creases.
A political satire commenting on George II, or the Hanover Turnip Man, used Hanoverian troops in British conflicts. George II is shown driving a cart loaded with turnips while the Hanoverian troops march behind.
BM Satire 2578.
[Ref: 50768]   £220.00  
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A Hard Passage or Boney Playing Base on the Continent.
A Hard Passage or Boney Playing Base on the Continent.
Geo: Sautez Farnham.
Pub.d Sept. 24 1808 by R. Ackermann N101 Strand.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 255 x 345mm (10 x 13½''). Trimmed along top edge. Toned.
A political satire showing Napoleon playing a cello, while behind a Russian bear holds a horn. A commentary on the Spanish revolt during the Napoleonic Wars.
BM Satire 11032.
[Ref: 50970]   £320.00  
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[Small Game Birds and a Hare.]
[Small Game Birds and a Hare.]
G. Stevens pinx.t et del. Printed by C. Hullmandel.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 180 x 145mm (7 x 5¾''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A still life showing game hanging in a larder.
[Ref: 51075]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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West View of Harrow School. Dedicated to the Students and to the Nobleman and Gentlemen who have been Eductaed in that Seminary, by their humble Servant W.m Nicholls.
West View of Harrow School. Dedicated to the Students and to the Nobleman and Gentlemen who have been Eductaed in that Seminary, by their humble Servant W.m Nicholls. [&] East View of Harrow School, Dedicated by Permission to the Governor's of that Institution, by their humble Servant, W.m Nicholls.
Drawn by T. Richards. Engraved by W. Nicholls.
Published by John Warren, Harrow. [n.d., c.1820.]
Pair of aquatints, laid on chine collé. Plate: 320 x 400mm (12½ x 15¾''). Trimmed to plate.
A pair of views of Harrow School.
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Venus presenting Helen to Paris, after his retreat from Combat with Menelaus. Homer Iliad.
Venus presenting Helen to Paris, after his retreat from Combat with Menelaus. Homer Iliad. Venus presemtant Helen a Paris, apres le Combat quil eut avec Menelaus.
Angelica Kauffman ex academia Regali Artium Londini Pinx.t. Guiliemus Wynne Ryland Chaleographus Regis Britannia sculp.
Publish'd as the Act directs Jan.y 1 1781 for the Proprietor W.W. Ryland No. 159 Strand London. A Paris Chez Challiou Stelle Neuve du Palais Marchand.
Stipple. Plate: 380 x 320mm (15 x 12¾''), with very large margins. Uncut.
A classical scene showing Venus bringing Helen before Paris to comfort him, a scene from Homer's Illiad.
[Ref: 50885]   £320.00  
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Portraits of the Officers and Men who were preserv'd from the Wreck of the Centaure [...]
Portraits of the Officers and Men who were preserv'd from the Wreck of the Centaure [...]
James Northcote pinx.t. T. Gaugain fecit.
Published Oct.r 1784 by T. Gaugain, No. 4 Little Compton Street, St. Ann's, London
Rare stipple engraving. Sheet 525 x 650mm (20¾ x 25½"). Trimmed within plate and laid on archival paper; top right corner reinstated to image, with small tear repaired; small area of loss in English title.
A dramatic naval scene showing the twelve members of the crew of HMS Centaur taking to one of the ship's pinnaces and attempting to push away from their ship as it founders. HMS Centaur, a French frigate captured during the Battle of Lagos in 1759, was one of a fleet escorting prizes from the Battle of the Saintes back to Britain from Jamaica when the 1782 Central Atlantic hurricane hit off Newfoundland. Captain J.N. Inglefield and eleven crewmen reached the island of Faial in the Azores after more than sixteen days in an open boat. It is believed that 3,500 lives were lost from the various ships of the fleet. The painting, now lost, was exhibited at the Royal Academyin 1784.
[Ref: 51165]   £650.00  
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A Family Party Takeing an Airing.
A Family Party Takeing an Airing.
[attributed to William Heath]
Pub March 24th 1819 by T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside.
Coloured etching. 250 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½"). Bit faded.
A man in coachman's uniform propels a hobby horse along a country road, his mistress sitting in a basket chair on the front, a cat in her lap, a parrot in a cage, two monkeys tormenting the coachman and a dog dragging behind. The first usable velocipede, a forerunner of the bicycle but without pedals, was patented by the German Karl Drais in 1818, the year before this satire was published.
BM Satires 13402.
[Ref: 50691]   £260.00  
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Every One His Hobby.
Every One His Hobby.
[attributed to William Heath]
Pub April 24th 1819 by T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside.
Coloured etching, pt Whitman watermark. Sheet 225 x 325mm (8¾ x 12¾"). Trimmed within plate.
Eight satires of people on personalised hobby horses (or velocipedes). Wellington sits astride a cannon; a judge a gallows; the Duke of York a large green bag, inscribed '£10.000 for Visiting the Sick'; the Prince Regent a barrel of punch; a fishmonger a fish; a parson a barrel; a tailor a goose; and a lawyer a long cylinder inscribed 'Brief'. The first usable velocipede, a forerunner of the bicycle but without pedals, was patented by the German Karl Drais in 1818, the year before this satire was published.
BM Satires 13407.
[Ref: 50698]   £260.00  
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[Horse and Hounds.]
[Horse and Hounds.]
A. Strutt. R.B. Parker. [signed in pencil.]
Published Oct.r 2.nd 1893 by R. Brooks, 121, Haverstock Hill, London, entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1893 in Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.
Engraving, printed on india, fine artist's proof. Plate: 650 x 475mm (25½ x 18¾''), with large margins. Light foxing.
A scene showing a horse leaning its head over a fence towards two hounds.
[Ref: 51118]   £390.00  
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Tregears Rum Jokes No23.
Tregears Rum Jokes No23. The Celebrated Old Horse Blister Rode by Patch Doing a Match Against Time.
Printed by Lefrevre & Kohler 53 Newman St.
Published by G. Tregear 128 Cheapside London.
Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 195 x 280mm (7¾ x 11''). Slighty messy.
A comic print showing a man with an eye patch galloping on a horse.
[Ref: 51022]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Daring & Impudent Robbery!!!
Daring & Impudent Robbery!!! Do villany, do, since you process to do't_Like workmen; I'll example you with thieving_Thieves for their robbery have authority_Shakespeare.
William Heath.
Pub. Oct. 6th. 1829 by TMcLean 26 Haymarket sole publisher of WH's etchings.
Hand-coloured etching, 18th century watermark. Sheet: 255 x 355mm (10 x 14''). Trimmed within plate.
A political satire showing Wellington and Robert Peel, dressed as a policeman, poking and prodding John Bull while Wellington steals a bag of money from Bull's pocket.
BM Satire 15875.
[Ref: 50728]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Incurable.]
[The Incurable.] Dazzled with hope He could not see the Cheat / Of aiming with impatience to be great / With wild Ambition in his heart we find / Farewell content and quiet of his mind / For Glittering Clouds he left the solid Shore / And wonted happiness returns no more.
[Thomas Rowlandson.]
Pubd April 4th 1784 by W. Humphrey No 227 Strand.
Coloured etching. 255 x 310mm (10 x 12¼").
Dr John Monro (1716-91), physician of Bedlam Hospital, examining Charles James Fox, in a strait jacket, who complains of 'losing his place'. A satire on the fall of the Coalition.
BM Satires 6495; Grego, 'Rowlandson', i. 124, giving it the name 'The Incurable'.
[Ref: 50695]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Irish Stew. Not All Hot _ Rather Too Much So.
Irish Stew. Not All Hot _ Rather Too Much So.
Political Sketches by Foz No.3.
London, Published by Mess.rs Fores, 41, Piccadilly. [n.d., c.1840
Coloured lithographers. Printed area 295 x 350mm (11½ x 13¾") large margins on 2 sides. Coloured lithograph.
British governement ministers around a tureen marked 'Irish Stew à la Normande'. A satire on the rivalry between Prime Minister William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, and Robert Peel. 'Foz' is unidentified by the BM.
[Ref: 50715]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Jack in Office.
A Jack in Office.
R.t Dighton del.
Pub. Jan.y 4 1793.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 200 x 150mm (8 x 6''), with large margins. Staining at bottom margin.
A caricature portrait of exciseman William Jackson shown with his excise book in his pocket and a dog urinating on his legs.
BM Satire 8395.
[Ref: 50997]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Jack's Wedding Day.
Jack's Wedding Day.
H.y Alken Del.t.
London, Published by Tho.s McLean, 26 Haymarket, 1826.
Fine hand-coloured etching. Plate: 200 x 250mm (8 x 9¾''), with large margins.
A scene by a quay in which a party is taking place in a tavern, in the foreground Jack and his friends have a conversation with the Deputy Port Admiral.
[Ref: 50969]   £260.00  
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La Juive Fiancée.
La Juive Fiancée. Gravé d'apres le Tableau Original de Rembrandt, tiré du Cabinet de Monsieur le Comte de Kamcke, et didié au dit Seigneur par son tres humble et tres ob.t Serviteur Schmidt.
Rembrandt pinx. G.F.Schmidt fec. 1769.
Etching. Plate: 230 x 180mm (9 x 7''), with very large margins
A portrait of a young Jewish woman standing at a window.
[Ref: 51003]   £260.00  
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Iohn Doe & Rich.d Roe. Brothers in Law.
Iohn Doe & Rich.d Roe. Brothers in Law.
Drawn & Etch'd by R. Dighton.
Pub.d Nov.r 6. 1796 by Dighton Char.g Cross.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 210 x 165mm (8¼ x 6½''), with large margins Staining in bottom margin.
A caricature showing two disgruntled men, both with papers in their pockets which state 'by Law & Ruin'd quite', 'mortgage' and 'officers fees'.
BM Satire 8912.
[Ref: 50986]   £230.00  
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Samuel Johnson, L.L.D.
Samuel Johnson, L.L.D.
Engrav'd by Tho.s Cook, from An Original Painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds in the Possession of B. Langton Esq.r.
Published as the Act directs, March 23rd 1787, by T. Longman, Paternoster Row.
Engraving. Sheet: 420 x 270mm (16½ x 10½''). Trimmed to platemark. Staining on left. Messy.
Dr. Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 - 13 December 1784) was an English author. Beginning as a Grub Street journalist, he made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, novelist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and political conservative, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history".
[Ref: 50915]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Chartist Chiefs No. 3.
Chartist Chiefs No. 3. Jones of Pont-y-Pool, on his Trial taking notes of a Witness's deposition.
Drawn by F.W. Lithographed by Rowe. Cheltenham.
Published by Woodall, Abergavenny, & Tilt, Fleet Street, London, & may be had of all Printsellers.
Scarce hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 310 x 245mm (12 x 9¾''). Slight damage in top left corner.
Portrait of, watchmaker, William Jones (1809-1873), one of the three leaders of the failed Chartist rising at Newport, Monmouthshire, in November 1839 depicted in the dock at his trial for treason the following January. On 3-4 November 1839, Jones was supposed to be bringing men to Newport from the Pontypool area and the eastern valleys of Monmouthshire on the night of the rising, but they never arrived, delaying the main body of Chartists final march into Newport into the daylight hours and thus partly contributing to its defeat. He was sentenced to death for High Treason but his sentence was commuted and he was transported to Australia.
[Ref: 50823]   £260.00  
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The Kangooroo.
The Kangooroo.
P. Mazell sculp.
Published as the Act directs 15 1789 by J. Stockdale.
Etching. Sheet: 230 x 205mm (9 x 8''). Crease as issued. Thread margins. Trimmed at top.
A portrait of a kangaroo from Australia, like George Stubb's 1772 painting 'Kongouro from New Holland' the image shows the kangaroo as an odd mouse-like creature.
Ex: Collection of Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 51004]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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The description of y.e poysoning of King John by a Monke of Swinsted Abby in Lincolne shiere.
The description of y.e poysoning of King John by a Monke of Swinsted Abby in Lincolne shiere.
[n.d., c.1684.]
Engraving. Sheet: 260 x 180mm (10¼ x 7''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A series of vignettes in two columns showing the supposed murder of King John (1166-1216) who in reality died of dysentery. Illustration to the ninth edition of John Foxe, 'Acts and Monuments' ('Book of Martyrs')
[Ref: 51035]   £240.00  
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No.9. The Singer of the Empire.
No.9. The Singer of the Empire. People in Punch. Rudyard Kipling.
Punch June 26, 1935.
Plate: 210 x 160mm (8¼ x 6¼'').
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) portrayed as an ancient Greek lyre player in front of the White Cliffs of Dover. From Punch, the British weekly magazine of humour and satire which was established in 1841 by Henry Mayhew and Ebenezer Landells.
[Ref: 50893]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Knife Grinder at Kandarsteg, Canton of Berne, 1828.
Knife Grinder at Kandarsteg, Canton of Berne, 1828.
J.H.
Lithograph, printed on chine collé. Printed area: 220 x 160mm (8¾ x 6¼''). Image slightly messy.
A caricature portrait of a Swiss knife grinder at his whetstone.
[Ref: 51023]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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M.me Lafarge, Dessinée d'après nature à la première seance.
M.me Lafarge, Dessinée d'après nature à la première seance.
Lith. Couton et C.ie r. richer 7.
[n.d., c.1845.]
Lithograph. Sheet: 270 x 160mm (10½ x 6¼''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet at corners.
A portrait of a woman in a hat and veil. Marie Lafarge (1816-1852) was convicted of murdering her husband with arsenic. Her trial was one of the first to be closely followed by the press.
[Ref: 51115]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of Lambeth Church upon the Thames.
A View of Lambeth Church upon the Thames. Vue de l'Eglise de Lambeth sur la Tamise et du Pont de Westminster.
L. Belanger le Romain London 1791. Guyot Sculpsit.
London Pub.d Juin 1791 [...] Colnaghi & Co. No.132 Pall Mall. A Paris chez Guyot Graveur et M.d d'Estampes Rue S. Jacques No...
Rare mezzotint. Sheet: 230 x 255mm (9 x 10''). Trimmed within plate, repaired damage in bottom edge losing part of publication line.
A view looking west along the Thames from London.
[Ref: 50847]   £280.00  
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A Lawyer & his Client.
A Lawyer & his Client.
Pub.d by Dighton, Spring Gardens. May 1812.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 275 x 210mm (10¾ x 8¼'') large margins on 2 sides. Cockling.
A caricature showing a rapacious lawyer taking money from his stressed client.
BM Satire 11931.
[Ref: 50985]   £230.00  
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Die Godts Armen Hier Veracht Namaels syn Vergelding Wacht.
Die Godts Armen Hier Veracht Namaels syn Vergelding Wacht. Lazarus Ante Fores Ditis Iacet Ulcere Plenus et Misero Parvam Nemo Ministrat Opem. Luce 16.19.
[Engraved by Pietre Nolpe after Abraham Bosse.]
F. de Wit excudit. [n.d., c.1680.]
Etching. Sheet 415 x 520mm (16¼ x 20½"). Trimmed within plate, top right corner lacking. Damaged.
A broadside on the Parable of Lazarus, telling the story through one large and six small scenes. The cental scene has the rich man ('Dives') feasting while the beggar Larazus can be seen through the window, dogs licking his sores. Both men die: Lazarus is carried to heaven to be at Abraham's side; the rich man is dragged to hell where he spies Lazarus in Heaven and begs Abraham to send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool his tongue.
Rijks Museum: RP-P-1903-A-23998.
[Ref: 51057]   £380.00  
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The Letter Founder.
The Letter Founder.
[n.d., c.1805.]
Wood engraving. Sheet: 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½'').
A scene in a letter founders workshop.
[Ref: 51147]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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A Lively Idea.
A Lively Idea.
Etched by J. Jones.
London, Pub. 1828 by S.W. Fores 41 Piccadilly.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 260 x 210mm (10¼ x 8¼''), with large margins.
A scene at a party showing a young couple dancing together.
[Ref: 50836]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Portrait of the Late George Lloyd Esq.r.]
[Portrait of the Late George Lloyd Esq.r.]
Drawn on stone by Lemoine [after Achille-Constant-Theodore Emile Prisse d'Avennes].
Print.d by Lemercier, Paris. [n.d., 1848.]
Fine hand-coloured lithograph, laid on card as issued. Card: 450 x 555mm (17¾ x 22'').
A portrait of botanist George Lloyd of Brynestyn (1815-43) author of 'Travels in the Himalaya Mountains', shown reclining in arab dress. He accompanied his friend the artist Prisse d'Avennes on his travels through Egypt, dying at Thebes when his rifle accidentaly discharged. While dying he managed to write a letter to his father explaining his death. Very fine 1st state with wonderful fresh colour. Published in the 'Oriental Album: Characters, Costumes, and Modes of Life, in the Valley of the Nile' by Achille-Constant-Theodore Emile Prisse d'Avennes (1807-79), a French orientalism who embraced Islam and took the name Edris-Effendi. The book was dedicated to Lloyd.
Attabay: 1001; Blackmer 1357.
[Ref: 50932]   £650.00  
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Locomotion Plate 2.nd.
Locomotion Plate 2.nd. A few small inconveniences. There's nothing perfect.
Seymour Del. Shortshanks sculpt.
Published by Thos. McLean, 26, Haymarket. [n.d., c.1830.]
Rare hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 245 x 345mm (9¾ x 13¾''). Trimmed to printed border.
A satire on the development of steam powered machines in the early 19th century. In the background a steam coach veers off course while figures fly through the air from an explosion, in the far distance a steam boat can be seen in distress. In the foreground a man in a steam powered body suit can't move stuck because the fire powering has gone out; various steam-powered aerial machines fly through the air in trouble; on the road to the right the occupants of a carriage are bothered by the thick smoke issuing from a smaller car powered by steam.
BM Satire 16438.
[Ref: 50828]   £480.00  
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Londres.
Londres.
[after Alain Manesson Mallet.]
[Paris: Denys Thierry, 1683.]
Engraving. 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼"), set in letterpress, very large margins.
A prospect of London based on Claes Janszoon Visscher's view of 1616, from Mallet's classic five-volume work 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 51158]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Lottery Adventurers.
The Lottery Adventurers. Prize. Blank.
London, pub.d as the Act directs Dec.r 1.st 1780, by Rob.t Wilkinson, at No.58 Cornhill.
Etching. Plate: 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾''), with large margins on 3 sides. Trimmed to plate in top edge, staining.
A satirical print published during the 1780 lottery draw, on the left a man stands proudly holding his prize while on the right a dejected man holds his blank ticket.
BM Satire 5789.
[Ref: 50764]   £240.00  
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Gideon a Laudohn.
Gideon a Laudohn. Nobilis Livo: Sacr: Caes: Regiaeque Apostol: Majest: Suprem Rei Armamentariae Praefectus.
Iohann Lorenz Rugendas inv. Sculps. et exc. Aug V. [n.d., c.1760.]
Rare engraving. Plate: 220 x 330mm (8¾ x 13''), with large margins. Foxing.
A portrait of Austrian field marshall Ernst Gideon von Laudon (1717-1790) who had much military success during the War of Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War. Von Laudon is shown on a charging horse whilst a fierce battle rages behind him.
[Ref: 50849]   £260.00  
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[- is this your louse]
[- is this your louse]
[Thomas Rowlandson.]
[n.d., c.1787.]
Etching. Sheet: 185 x 255mm (7¼ x 10''). Trimmed within plate. Foxed.
A scene in a dining room in which the horrified King George III points at an insect on his plate while a suprised cook is taken aback. An illustration to Peter Pindar's 'Lousiad'.
BM Satire 7186.
[Ref: 50950]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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