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M. Boai. The Chin Chopper.
M. Boai. The Chin Chopper. Exhibiting Aug.t. 1830, at the Eqyptian Hall.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Engraving. 110 x 70mm (4¼ x 2¾"). Laid on album paper.
Portrait of M. Boai who played tunes on his chin, also known and described as 'The Chin Chopper.'
[Ref: 63209]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Joli Jeu de Ecarte.
Le Joli Jeu de Ecarte.
A chez Alex.dre Tessier, Suc, de M.me V.e Chereau rue S.t Jacques N.o 10. Depose. [n.d. c.1823]
Etching with wonderful hand colour, 19th century watermark. Plate 235 x 325mm (9¼ x 12½"), with large margins.
Grotesque figures play écarté (an old French casino game for two players) at two tables while a couple in the background dances.
[Ref: 63100]   £390.00  
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Ballo dell'Orso.
Ballo dell'Orso.
Pinelli Fece 1809 Roma.
Engraving. 215 x 305mm (8½ x 12"), large margins.
A street entertainer, playing bag pipes, with a bear dancing on its hind legs, with two small dogs in human dress also dancing. Bartolomeo Pinelli (1781-1835) was famous for his depictions of the people of Rome. He also provided staffage for Luigi Rossini's 'Veduta di Roma'.
[Ref: 63002]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Knuckledown Fair.
Knuckledown Fair.
[nd., c.1820.]
Scarce coloured aquatint. 140 x 180mm (5½ x 7"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
A rowdy fair.
[Ref: 63300]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A view of the Interior of the Temporary Pavilion.
A view of the Interior of the Temporary Pavilion. 100 feet by 60. Erected inn the Square Barnstable, by the Friends of Reform; in which upwards of 1000, dined October 30.th 1837. Proof.
R. Sharland del.t. G. Child lith.
Published at M.rs Wildman's Repository, Barnstable.
Proof lithograph on chine collé, with printed backing paper. Sheet 230 x 270mm (9 x 14½"). Some soiling, ownership label on reverse.
A rare, locally-published illustration of the dinner in progress.
[Ref: 62787]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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