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A Good Bite or Swallowing the Bait.
A Good Bite or Swallowing the Bait.
T.L. W.H [William Heath] fec.t.
Pub May 15th 1823 by G Humphrey 24 St James's St & 74 New Bond St.
Coloured etching. 130 x 170mm (5 x 6¾") very large margins. Tear entering inscription area taped.
Two men stand fishing on a river bank. As one catches a frog a dog furtively munches on the fish they have caught.
BM Satires 14579.
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Colonel Mordaunt's Cock Match at Lucknow.
Colonel Mordaunt's Cock Match at Lucknow.
[after Johan Zoffany.]
Published 1st May 1792, by Robert Sayer, Fleet Street, London.
Scarce etching, sheet 240 x 355mm (9½ x 14"). Trimmed, with title and index seperated. Folded and glued to backing sheet which has cock fighting text 'For February, 1803,' page 121 glued to the front.
Index plate which was published alongside Richard Earlom's large mezzotint of Johan Zoffany's 'Colonel Mordaunt's Cock Match'. The painting (now in the Tate collection) depicts a cock match between Asad-uf-daula, Nawab Wazir of Oudh, and Colonel John Mordaunt (stood in the centre gesturing to one another). The painting was commissioned by Warren Hastings, 1st Governor-General of Bengal in 1784 and dispatched to him in England in 1788. Asaf's court at Lucknow was extravagant, and this scene portrays several key figures of the court: Asaf's Swiss engineer Colonel Antoine Polier, the East India Company's Lucknow paymaster John Wombwell, the notorious French adventurer Claud Martin, and Zoffany himself alongside fellow artist Ozias Humphrey. Nineteen portraits are identified in this keyplate, which is referred to on the mezzotint itself.
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