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Compensation.
Compensation. Old TAOW-KWANG, being now tired of the war, sent Commisioners to treat for peace. Accordingly, on the 26th of August, 1842, they arrived, and a Treaty was immediately commenced.- China to pay 21,000,000 dollars in the course of the present and three succeeding years.- Five Large Ports to be thrown open to British trade, and the Island of Hong-Kong to be ceded for ever to England. - Who retains possession of Nankin and the Grand Canal until the first installment of 6,000,000 dollars is paid.
Woodcut illustration printed in blue 135 x 150mm (5¼ x 6"). Glued to backing sheet.
A rare satire on the Treaty of Nanking (Nanjing) a peace treaty that ended the First Opium War (18391842). The image shows the Emperor Daoguang (otherwise known as Tao Kuang)(1782 1850) handing the money over to the English Soldiers and presenting sacks, the one in his hand reads ' Holland & Wood to Burn,' and behind his men are jars containing Oopium. The Chinese Court spectates. This could possibly be a Tea Wrapper.
[Ref: 55017]   £300.00  
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[Charles James Fox] Guy Vaux or F_ Blowing up the Par[-]t House!!!
[Charles James Fox] Guy Vaux or F_ Blowing up the Par[-]t House!!!
Pub.d as the Act directs Jan.y 30 1784 by B. Walwyn N. 2 Pedlars Acre West.r Bridge.
Coloured etching, 18th century watermark; ink collector's mark verso. Sheet 350 x 245mm (13¾ x 9¾").
Charles James Fox blows up the Houses of Parliament using a 'Gunpowder of Dissention', lit from a brand in his right hand labelled 'Oratory'. In his left hand is a 'Cloak of Deceit'. In the explosion are a crown and 'Pitts India Bill' & 'Mutiny Bill'
BM Satires 6389.
[Ref: 54928]   £320.00  
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[24 plates from ''Raccolta di XXIV. Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavlliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi''.]
[24 plates from ''Raccolta di XXIV. Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavlliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi''.]
Matth: Oesterreich sculpsit Dresdae. Nell Anno MDCCL.
[Dresden, George Conrado Walther) 1750.]
Folio, disbound, (lacking frontispiece); 24 numbered plates, each c. 300 x 205mm (11¾ x 8"). Edges chipped, stains.
A complete set of 24 caricatures of the Roman court and its foreign visitors after Pier Leone Ghezzi (1674-1755), who is regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, Ghezzi moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists.
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A Duett at the Hanover Square Concert.
A Duett at the Hanover Square Concert.
JN 1788.
Rare hand coloured etching 160 x 90mm (6¼ x 3½"). Cut and laid down onto album paper.
A satire after John Nixon of the duet performed by Harriet Abrams (c. 1758 1821) the english soprano and composer and her sister, a contralto, Theodosia, at Harrison's Concert, Hanover Square. They stand on a balcony mouths open in song and eyes cast downward at their music sheet. They wear corsetted dresses and feathered head wear.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 55006]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Warm Placce - Hell.
A Warm Placce - Hell. We're all on a Tour to Tophet. Finis Coronat Opus.
22.
[n.d. c.1763].
Etching with engraving, 100 x 100mm (4 x 4"). Trimmed and laid on Album paper at corner.
The final image of only 6 scenes; 'The Places (being a Sequel to the Posts) a Political Pasquinade'. A satire on the alleged political corruption under the leadership of Lord Bute (1713-1792), who served as primeminister 1762-3. In this final 'place', Bute and cabinate members Henry Fox and Lord Mansfield, along with three others, are driven by the devil into the jaws of hell. Paul Revere (1735-1818), one of America's first engravers, made a copy in 1768 of this British satire, and adapted it into a damning satire on the seventeen 'rescinders' who voted not to oppose the unpopular Townshend Act. It is one of Revere's rarest engravings and is itself only known by two copies. The print here is a different state to the one in the BM, without 'seals scourge' inscription which in itself is very rare.
BM 4079 part. BM 4079 was then cut into 6 images and reprinted in the publication "The Scots Scourge".
[Ref: 55115]   £650.00  
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Jockeyship.
Jockeyship.
Rowlandson 1785.
London. Publish'd Nov.r 31st 1785 by J.R. Smith, No 83 Oxford Street.
Coloured etching. Framed, visible area 240 x 320mm (9½ x 12½"). Unexamined out of frame.
A jockey shakes hands with an owner, whilst holding his left hand out behind him to receive a bribe. In their description of their example (a later printing by Fores, 1802), the Metropolitan Museum suggests the owner is Dennis O'Kelly (1725-1787), the owner of horses including Eclipse, the ancestor of 95% of modern thoroughbreds. In 1790 George, Prince of Wales paid William Holland 1s 6d for an uncoloured impression.
Royal Trust Collection RCIN 810158; Met 59.533.114 (1802 edition). Not in BM.
[Ref: 55158]   £360.00  

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The Two Greatest Men in England.
The Two Greatest Men in England. Dan,l Lambert who at the age of 36 weighed above 50 stone, 14 pounds to the Stone_ measured 3 yards 4 inches around the body, and 1 yard 1 inch round the leg; 5 feet 11 inches high.
C.W ad vivum del.t et fecit.
Pub.d, April 7th, 1806 by S.W Fores n.o 50 Piccadilly.
Rare hand coloured etching, 18th century watermark; 270 x 395mm (10½ x 15½"). Margins on three sides, trimmed to plate on bottom. Tears in margins. Light cockling. Slight crease in Fox.
Satire comparing Daniel Lambert (1770 1809) the gaol keeper and animal breeder famous for his size and the whig statesman Charles James Fox (1749 1806). An uncharicatured Daniel Lambert sits in a bergère, which he completely fills. His hat is on a side table next to him. He looks slightly to the right but not directly at Fox who stands in profile with his hands behind his back. He stands in front of a small upright chair, placed for a visitor. Fox is a slightly more exaggerated version of himself with his head and features larger than those of Lambert, smaller in girth, but his paunch at least equally projecting.
BM 1868,0808.7436
[Ref: 54931]   £490.00  
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[Lilliputians.] Il Regalo. 9.
[Lilliputians.] Il Regalo. 9. Mira Marsisa bella il nobil dono, che trasportato fù già dalla senna: Spresso torna a guardar qiali ore sono, e altrui con grazia, e con stupor l'accenna.
[Italian, c.1780.]
Rare etching with hand colour. 295 x 365mm (11½ x 14¼"), with margins. Repaired tear not visible.
A Lilliputian scene: a dwarfish man in wig and frockcoat gives a similar-sized woman a pocket watch while her parents look on. A servant struggles to bring in a boudoir chair as big as he is.
See 54694
[Ref: 54036]   £360.00  
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[Lilliputians.] Accademia.
[Lilliputians.] Accademia. Ecco spiega Marsisa il suo valore, E che sola beltà non è il suo vanto; Scioglie il libro leggiadro al dolee carito, Che le Insegnò di Maggio il gran Cantore.
[Firenze presso Lorenzo Bardi [n.d.1780.]
Rare etching with hand colour. 295 x 365mm (11½ x 14¼"), with small margins. Repaired tear not visible.
A Lilliputian scene in a salon: a dwarfish woman sings accompanied by a violin and cello. The cellist, staning on a box to play his instrument, wears spectacles.
See 54036 for similar.
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[The Comforts of Matrimony] & [Miseries of Wedlock]
[The Comforts of Matrimony] & [Miseries of Wedlock] [a good Toast] & [The Tables Turned]
Rowlandson
London Published April 21, 1809 by Reeve & Jones N.o 7 Vere Street Bond Street.
Pair of hand-coloured etchings with aquatint. Sheets 295 x 355mm (11¾ x 14) Hinged into mount at top. Trimmed. Some repaired tears.
A pair of aquatint copies of Rowlandson's water-colours, all signed 'Rowlandson'. Satires on married life. The first a happy scene; a young couple sit at a breakfast-table near a fire, at which the husband toasts a muffin, while gazing at his wife adoringly who puts her left arm round his shoulder, they are surrounded by their children and pets in a tranquil and loving enviroment. The second scene is of an unhappy marriage; a man and wife fight furiously across a falling table from which dishes of meat crash to the floor. Three scantily clad and screaming children and a barking dog add to the confusion. The high-chair (and potty) of the baby has fallen over, and the child lies on its back helpless.
Joseph Grego, Rowlandson II p134 BM Satire: 11453
[Ref: 55033]   £580.00   view all images for this item
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The Messenger of Peace.
The Messenger of Peace.
[Isaac Cruikshank]
London Pub.d by SW Fores N.o 50 Piccadilly Oct.r 29. 1796.
Hand coloured etching, part watermark 1794; 310 x 420mm (12¼ x 16½"). Trimmed within plate mark. Hinged into mount at top corners.
The English mission advances humbly from the left, led by the English diplomat James Harris, 1st Earl of Malmesbury (1746-1820), who bows low before three of the Directors, who are seated haughtily on a platform. Behind them is a canopy on the back of which is a picture of Hercules trying in vain to break a bundle of rods; this is enclosed in a motto: 'Les Francais unis sont invincibles'. They wear an approximation to the official costume of the Directors: long cloaks with deep collars and feathered hats, but which deviates from correctness by its greater resemblance to that of a Spanish don: they wear ruffs over their collars, and breeches instead of the long-belted tunic and sash. The central Director says, with a scowl, "Now you have made your Bow retire till we order you in again Va-t-en"; he takes a pinch of snuff from his neighbour's box. The other two echo 'Va-t-en Va-t-en'; one contemptuously uses a toothpick, the other takes snuff. From Malmesbury's pocket hangs a paper inscribed 'Finesse'. His suite hold banners and all bend low except a man just behind him who carries on his head heavy bales, resembling folded textiles, but inscribed: 'A clear & explicit explanation of an intended Negotiation to procure an hon[or]able Just & Permanent Peace according to existing circumstances'. A sailor on the extreme left, erect behind the bowing diplomats, shouts "Aye, Aye, as clear as mud". He stands in the doorway, which is inscribed 'Directory'. The eight banners are respectively inscribed: '60,000 Foot Militia'; '200,000 Fencibles'; '60,000 Additional Seamen'; '40000 Horse 100,000 Yeomanry Cavalry'; 'Navy Victualling Exchequer Bills Funded'; '50 000 Game Keepers for Rifle Men'; 'Another Loan of 40.000.000'; 'Fortifications all round the Coast'. Malmesbury and five of his followers wear ribbons.
BM 8829
[Ref: 55034]   £520.00  
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New Drop Scene, or A Managerial Puff!! - Cunning Isaac!
New Drop Scene, or A Managerial Puff!! - Cunning Isaac!
[n.d., c.1810.]
Coloured etching. 265 x 210mm (10½ x 8¼").
A man stands in a room holding a caduceus (a rod with entwined snakes), saying ''When I do stare, see how the subjects quacke'', surrounded with bills suggesting corruption. On the wall is a picture of the facade of a theatre. Probably a satire of a theatre manager, unfortunately unidentified.
Not in BM Satire.
[Ref: 55051]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Old Ways and New Ways N.o1-6
Old Ways and New Ways N.o1-6
[Etched by George Cruikshank 1828 in pencil]
Published by Charles Tilt, 86 Fleet Street.
Set of six hand coloured etching, plates 235 x 315mm (9¼ x 12½"). Some sticky tape residue on No. 3-5. Large margins on 3 sides.
A satire comparing and conrasting the manners and costume of the mid-eighteenth century with those of the 19th century. Often in pairs of designs, vignetted and in three rows. Scenes include comments on fashion, daily life, romance dancing, hair dressing, drinking, horse riding, money, opera, modes of transport, social events, hunting, fishing, grooming, smoking, religion, the military, the navy, music making and duels. Pencil notes attribute ours to George Cruikshank however the British Musueum think that these prints could possibly have been made by Henry Heath.
BM 1948,0217.36
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A Parliamentary Debate in Pipes's Ground.
A Parliamentary Debate in Pipes's Ground. Ton worthy Heroes of immortal Fame, all in a Passion,to y Combat came: Remitting Money may all Crimes excuse. (For, Colonies are only made for private Views)...
[n.d. c.1743].
Etching 200 x 325mm (8 x 12¾), with large margins. Taped tear on right side of title that goes into the plate mark.
A satire on the duel fought between , William Richard Chetwynd (c.17311765) Member of Parliament for Stafford and Horatio Walpole (1678 1757), 1st Baron Walpole. Chetwynd had told Walpole in the House of Commons that the Walpole brothers deserved to be hanged following the investigation into their affairs. The two men stepped outside into Pipe's Ground and fought a duel, in which Chetwynd was wounded and Walpole was saved only by his opponent's sword striking a button. The duel was stopped by a passing clerk before any serious injury might have occured. They were arrested by Speaker Onslow. In the print the person perhaps representing Onslow is identified by Stephens as Lord Hardwicke. The print was advertised in the London Daily Post, 14 March 1743.
B.M. 1868,0808.13273
[Ref: 55011]   £400.00  
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The Three Gracelesses.
The Three Gracelesses.
[Printed for the authors, and sold by G. Lister, no. 46, Old Bailey; Mr. Jackson, at Oxford; Mr. Hodson, at Cambridge; Mr. Frobisher, at York; Mr. Slack, at Newcastle; Messrs. Peason and Rawlinson, at Birmingham; Mr. Crutwell, at Bath; etc]
[London, n.d. 1784].
Scarce engraving, part 18th century watermark. 175 x 105mm (7 x 4¼"), large margins on 3 sides. Foxing in left margin, straying into plate mark. Trimmed to right hand plate mark.
Three young women dance naked while two older men, one playing the cello, watch. The title is clearly a subversion of the three graces from antiquity, so we can assume the women in this image represent the opposite. Published in 'The Ramblers Magazine, or, the Annals of Gallantry, Glee, Pleasure and the Bon Ton' (1784-1791). The magazine's publishers explain that it was 'calculated for the entertainment of the polite world, and to furnish the man of pleasure with a most delicious banquet of amorous, bacchanalian, whimsical, humorous, theatrical and polite entertainment.' Engravings such as this often accompanied the lewd content and general gossip found in each issue.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 55096]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Betty Brush evading the Tax upon the Maids.
Betty Brush evading the Tax upon the Maids.
[Printed for the authors, and sold by G. Lister, no. 46, Old Bailey; Mr. Jackson, at Oxford; Mr. Hodson, at Cambridge; Mr. Frobisher, at York; Mr. Slack, at Newcastle; Messrs. Peason and Rawlinson, at Birmingham; Mr. Crutwell, at Bath; etc]
[London, n.d. 1784].
Engraving. 175 x 105mm (7 x 4¼"). Trimmed to left hand plate mark.
A topless women attempts to drag a clothed man into bed with; she begs that he help her 'evade the tax upon the maids'. In order to finance the war against the rebelling American colonies, the government proposed a servant tax, which was extended to women servants in 1785. This caused huge uproar as maids were commonly owned by the middle class and were less likely to be a symbol of status - unlike male servants. The tax on female servants was successfully repealed in 1792. Published in 'The Ramblers Magazine, or, the Annals of Gallantry, Glee, Pleasure and the Bon Ton' (1784-1791). The magazine's publishers explain that it was 'calculated for the entertainment of the polite world, and to furnish the man of pleasure with a most delicious banquet of amorous, bacchanalian, whimsical, humorous, theatrical and polite entertainment.' Engravings such as this often accompanied the lewd content and general gossip found in each issue.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 55097]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Female Tribunal.
The Female Tribunal.
[Printed for the authors, and sold by G. Lister, no. 46, Old Bailey; Mr. Jackson, at Oxford; Mr. Hodson, at Cambridge; Mr. Frobisher, at York; Mr. Slack, at Newcastle; Messrs. Peason and Rawlinson, at Birmingham; Mr. Crutwell, at Bath; etc]
[London, n.d. 1784].
Engraving. 175 x 105mm (7 x 4¼"), large margins on 3 sides. Right margin trimmed to plate mark.
An all female tribunal presides over the case of a 70 year old man who failed to consummate his marriage with his 20 year old bride. While the case at hand is cause for amusement the depiction of bonneted women as adjudicators of the law may have also drawn a smirk. Women were not permitted to enter any legal profession until 1919. Published in 'The Ramblers Magazine, or, the Annals of Gallantry, Glee, Pleasure and the Bon Ton' (1784-1791). The magazine's publishers explain that it was 'calculated for the entertainment of the polite world, and to furnish the man of pleasure with a most delicious banquet of amorous, bacchanalian, whimsical, humorous, theatrical and polite entertainment.' Engravings such as this often accompanied the lewd content and general gossip found in each issue.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 55098]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Mess.rs P_ and F_ obtaining their Freedom.
Mess.rs P_ and F_ obtaining their Freedom.
[Printed for the authors, and sold by G. Lister, no. 46, Old Bailey; Mr. Jackson, at Oxford; Mr. Hodson, at Cambridge; Mr. Frobisher, at York; Mr. Slack, at Newcastle; Messrs. Peason and Rawlinson, at Birmingham; Mr. Crutwell, at Bath; etc]
[London, n.d., 1784.]
Engraving. 105 x 170mm (4¼ x 6¾"). Lower margin trimmed to plate mark.
A dischevilled looking man, Mr. Pitt, escapes from a jail cell after an apparent disagreement with his grocer, Mr. F_. Published in 'The Ramblers Magazine, or, the Annals of Gallantry, Glee, Pleasure and the Bon Ton' (1784-1791). The magazine's publishers explain that it was 'calculated for the entertainment of the polite world, and to furnish the man of pleasure with a most delicious banquet of amorous, bacchanalian, whimsical, humorous, theatrical and polite entertainment.' Engravings such as this often accompanied the lewd content and general gossip found in each issue.
Not in BM
[Ref: 55099]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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M.r Nisbett detects Capt. Totty in bed with his Wife.
M.r Nisbett detects Capt. Totty in bed with his Wife.
[Printed for the authors, and sold by G. Lister, no. 46, Old Bailey; Mr. Jackson, at Oxford; Mr. Hodson, at Cambridge; Mr. Frobisher, at York; Mr. Slack, at Newcastle; Messrs. Peason and Rawlinson, at Birmingham; Mr. Crutwell, at Bath; etc]
[London, n.d. 1784].
Engraving. 175 x 105mm (7 x 4¼"), large margins on 3 sides. Right margin trimmed to plate mark.
A man, Mr. Nisbett, pulls Captain Totty by the scruff of his neck out of bed with his wife, Mrs. Nisbett. Published in 'The Ramblers Magazine, or, the Annals of Gallantry, Glee, Pleasure and the Bon Ton' (1784-1791). The magazine's publishers explain that it was 'calculated for the entertainment of the polite world, and to furnish the man of pleasure with a most delicious banquet of amorous, bacchanalian, whimsical, humorous, theatrical and polite entertainment.' Engravings such as this often accompanied the lewd content and general gossip found in each issue.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 55100]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Agreeable Ghost.
The Agreeable Ghost.
[Printed for the authors, and sold by G. Lister, no. 46, Old Bailey; Mr. Jackson, at Oxford; Mr. Hodson, at Cambridge; Mr. Frobisher, at York; Mr. Slack, at Newcastle; Messrs. Peason and Rawlinson, at Birmingham; Mr. Crutwell, at Bath; etc]
[London, n.d. 1784].
Engraving. 175 x 105mm (7 x 4¼"), large margins on 3 sides. Some foxing. Right margin trimmed to plate mark.
A man in bed clothes coaxes a topless woman into bed with him. Published in 'The Ramblers Magazine, or, the Annals of Gallantry, Glee, Pleasure and the Bon Ton' (1784-1791). The magazine's publishers explain that it was 'calculated for the entertainment of the polite world, and to furnish the man of pleasure with a most delicious banquet of amorous, bacchanalian, whimsical, humorous, theatrical and polite entertainment.' Engravings such as this often accompanied the lewd content and general gossip found in each issue.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 55101]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Captain Peyton taking the Length of M.rs Williams's Foot.
Captain Peyton taking the Length of M.rs Williams's Foot.
[Printed for the authors, and sold by G. Lister, no. 46, Old Bailey; Mr. Jackson, at Oxford; Mr. Hodson, at Cambridge; Mr. Frobisher, at York; Mr. Slack, at Newcastle; Messrs. Peason and Rawlinson, at Birmingham; Mr. Crutwell, at Bath; etc]
[London, n.d., 1784.]
Engraving. 175 x 105mm (7 x 4¼"). Stain in top left corner. Top and right edges trimmed to plate mark.
A man, Captain Peyton, seated in intimate proximity to Mrs. Williams, massaging her foot. Published in 'The Ramblers Magazine, or, the Annals of Gallantry, Glee, Pleasure and the Bon Ton' (1784-1791). The magazine's publishers explain that it was 'calculated for the entertainment of the polite world, and to furnish the man of pleasure with a most delicious banquet of amorous, bacchanalian, whimsical, humorous, theatrical and polite entertainment'. Engravings such as this often accompanied the lewd content and general gossip found in each issue.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 55102]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Trial for a Rape.
A Trial for a Rape.
[Printed for the authors, and sold by G. Lister, no. 46, Old Bailey; Mr. Jackson, at Oxford; Mr. Hodson, at Cambridge; Mr. Frobisher, at York; Mr. Slack, at Newcastle; Messrs. Peason and Rawlinson, at Birmingham; Mr. Crutwell, at Bath; etc]
[London, n.d. 1784].
Engraving, part 18th century watermark. 105 x 175mm (4¼ x 7"). Taped tear into plate mark and image. Very small hole above right Judge. Bottom edge trimmed to platemark.
A man tried before the court for raping his wife's maid servant. Published in 'The Ramblers Magazine, or, the Annals of Gallantry, Glee, Pleasure and the Bon Ton' (1784-1791). The magazine's publishers explain that it was 'calculated for the entertainment of the polite world, and to furnish the man of pleasure with a most delicious banquet of amorous, bacchanalian, whimsical, humorous, theatrical and polite entertainment.' Engravings such as this often accompanied the lewd content and general gossip found in each issue.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 55103]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Guardian detected.
The Guardian detected.
[Printed for the authors, and sold by G. Lister, no. 46, Old Bailey; Mr. Jackson, at Oxford; Mr. Hodson, at Cambridge; Mr. Frobisher, at York; Mr. Slack, at Newcastle; Messrs. Peason and Rawlinson, at Birmingham; Mr. Crutwell, at Bath; etc]
[London, n.d. 1784.]
Engraving. 175 x 105mm (7 x 4¼"). Left edge trimmed to plate mark.
Two young lovers, the lady topless, kissing on a loveseat, are caught by their chaperone. Published in 'The Ramblers Magazine, or, the Annals of Gallantry, Glee, Pleasure and the Bon Ton' (1784-1791). The magazine's publishers explain that it was 'calculated for the entertainment of the polite world, and to furnish the man of pleasure with a most delicious banquet of amorous, bacchanalian, whimsical, humorous, theatrical and polite entertainment.' Engravings such as this often accompanied the lewd content and general gossip found in each issue.
[Ref: 55104]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Miss B_s Hairdresser detected.
Miss B_s Hairdresser detected.
[Printed for the authors, and sold by G. Lister, no. 46, Old Bailey; Mr. Jackson, at Oxford; Mr. Hodson, at Cambridge; Mr. Frobisher, at York; Mr. Slack, at Newcastle; Messrs. Peason and Rawlinson, at Birmingham; Mr. Crutwell, at Bath; etc]
[London, n.d. 1784].
Engraving. 175 x 105mm (7 x 4¼"), large margins on 3 sides. Some light foxing on left and staining, right edge trimmed to plate mark. Bit messy.
A young dishevelled woman, Miss Bess, is caught being groped by her hairdresser. Published in 'The Ramblers Magazine, or, the Annals of Gallantry, Glee, Pleasure and the Bon Ton' (1784-1791). The magazine's publishers explain that it was 'calculated for the entertainment of the polite world, and to furnish the man of pleasure with a most delicious banquet of amorous, bacchanalian, whimsical, humorous, theatrical and polite entertainment.' Engravings such as this often accompanied the lewd content and general gossip found in each issue.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 55105]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Duchess of D_ in the Character of a Mother.
The Duchess of D_ in the Character of a Mother.
[Printed for the authors, and sold by G. Lister, no. 46, Old Bailey; Mr. Jackson, at Oxford; Mr. Hodson, at Cambridge; Mr. Frobisher, at York; Mr. Slack, at Newcastle; Messrs. Peason and Rawlinson, at Birmingham; Mr. Crutwell, at Bath; etc]
[London, n.d., 1784.]
Engraving. 175 x 105mm (7 x 4¼"). Right edge trimmed to plate mark.
A man and a women, the dutchess, attend to a baby in front of the hearth. Next to the woman is is a baby's cradle and at the man's feet is a book titled 'Treatise on getting and nursing of Children by the Duke of D.'. Published in 'The Ramblers Magazine, or, the Annals of Gallantry, Glee, Pleasure and the Bon Ton' (1784-1791). The magazine's publishers explain that it was 'calculated for the entertainment of the polite world, and to furnish the man of pleasure with a most delicious banquet of amorous, bacchanalian, whimsical, humorous, theatrical and polite entertainment.' Engravings such as this often accompanied the lewd content and general gossip found in each issue.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 55106]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The view Vis-a-vis, or Florizel driving Perdita.
The view Vis-a-vis, or Florizel driving Perdita.
[Printed for the authors, and sold by G. Lister, no. 46, Old Bailey; Mr. Jackson, at Oxford; Mr. Hodson, at Cambridge; Mr. Frobisher, at York; Mr. Slack, at Newcastle; Messrs. Peason and Rawlinson, at Birmingham; Mr. Crutwell, at Bath; etc]
[London, n.d. 1784].
Engraving. 110 x 175mm (4¼ x 7") very large margins. Nicks and creasing around the edges. Foxing along lower margin and some staing in right margin.
A women, Perdita, being driven in a carriage drawn by a pair of goats. Her footman is handing her a 'Grant of £60,000' while a 'Royal favour' sleeps atop the carriage. Perdita likely refers to the actress and poet Mary Robinson (1757-1800), who earned the nickname for her role as the heroine in Shakespeare's 'A Winter's Tale' in 1779. She was also known as the 'English Sappho' and was the first public mistress to George IV while he was still the Prince of Wales. Here 'Florizel', the leading male part of the Shakespeare adaptaion, refers to the prince, as it was rumoured she first caught his eye after her famed performance. Published in 'The Ramblers Magazine, or, the Annals of Gallantry, Glee, Pleasure and the Bon Ton' (1784-1791). The magazine's publishers explain that it was 'calculated for the entertainment of the polite world, and to furnish the man of pleasure with a most delicious banquet of amorous, bacchanalian, whimsical, humorous, theatrical and polite entertainment.' Engravings such as this often accompanied the lewd content and general gossip found in each issue.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 55107]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Joseph romping with his Mistress.
Joseph romping with his Mistress.
[Printed for the authors, and sold by G. Lister, no. 46, Old Bailey; Mr. Jackson, at Oxford; Mr. Hodson, at Cambridge; Mr. Frobisher, at York; Mr. Slack, at Newcastle; Messrs. Peason and Rawlinson, at Birmingham; Mr. Crutwell, at Bath; etc]
[London, n.d. 1784].
Engraving. 175 x 105mm (7 x 4¼"), large margins on 3 sides. Small tear in right edge. Creasing in bottom left corner. Right edge trimmed to plate mark.
A man and a woman, Joseph and his mistress, tussle on the floor of what looks to be an ornate picture room. Published in 'The Ramblers Magazine, or, the Annals of Gallantry, Glee, Pleasure and the Bon Ton' (1784-1791). The magazine's publishers explain that it was 'calculated for the entertainment of the polite world, and to furnish the man of pleasure with a most delicious banquet of amorous, bacchanalian, whimsical, humorous, theatrical and polite entertainment.' Engravings such as this often accompanied the lewd content and general gossip found in each issue.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 55108]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Teggs Caracatures N.o 32.
Teggs Caracatures N.o 32. Scotch Cleanliness Ni Vide Cottagers of Glenburnie.
Cruikshank del.
Hand coloured etching with stipple 240 x 350mm (9½ x 13¾) large margins. Hinged into mount at top corners. False bottom corners. Some light staining outside platemark
An English couple are horrified by the customs of their Scotch hosts. One of the host creates a fire too large that the room begins to fill with smoke, another pours hot water on top of a covered tea pot almost scalding the cat and the other sits in the other room arms folded. A dog defacates onto the carpet next to a crumpled 'Essay on Cleanefs'.
[Ref: 55036]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Modern Marriage A La Mode.
Modern Marriage A La Mode. Sweet Fruits of the third Honey Moon. !!
[Isaac Cruikshank].
Pub by SW Fores 50 Piccadilly May 6 1800. Folios of Caricatures Lent.
Etching with hand colour 320 x 415mm (12½ x 16¼"), with small margins. Hinged inside mount at top. A crease down the middle where previously folded.
A satire on the third marriage of the irish peer and politician John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn (1756 1818) , on 3rd April 1800, to Lady Anne Jane Gorn (Hatton)(17631827). A horned Abercorn puts the ring on the finger of Anne who turns aside to point up at a high alcove, serving as an altar, in which are the torso of a grinning satyr and two goats. A woman in a veiled shroud stands behind her presumably the ghost of the first wife of Abercorn, Catherine Copley who died 13th September 1791. Behind Abercorn stand three crying women who are most likely his daughters from his first marriage: Harriet, Maria and Catherine Hamilton.
BM 9576
[Ref: 55038]   £450.00  
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Representation of the election of Members of Parliament for Westminster, 1818.
Representation of the election of Members of Parliament for Westminster, 1818. Representation des Elections des Membres de Parlement pour Westminster, 1818.
Drawn & Etched by G. Scharf. Engraved by Rob.t Havell & Son. 3 Chapel St. Tottenham Court Road.
[London, Published Nov.r 1818, by G. Scharf, 3, St. Martins Lane, Charing Cross, and Mess.rs Colnaghi & Co, Printsellers, Cockspur Street.]
Etching and aquatint with hand colour. Sheet 350 x 465mm (13¾ x 18¼"). Trimmed within plate, losing publication line.
A scene of the Westminster Election of 1818, with the hustings infront of St Paul`s, Covent Garden. In the foreground a figure holds a placard giving the results of the last day's poll, with Reformist politicians Samuel Romilly (1757-1818) and Sir Francis Burdett (1770-1844) in the lead, being the eventual winners. This is one of George Scharf`s earliest print commissions after arrival in London. He reissued it two years later with minor changes for the election caused by the death of George III.
BM Satires 13006.
[Ref: 54776]   £750.00  
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