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The Bagshot Frolick or the Pot-Lid & Inkhorn.
The Bagshot Frolick or the Pot-Lid & Inkhorn.
[1762.]
Etching. Sheet 190 x 285mm (7½ x 11¼"). Trimmed within plate, affecting title.
A satire of the duel between John Wilkes and Lord William Talbot, fought on 5th October 1762 over Wilkes' mockery of Talbot in the 'North Briton'. Talbot holds a pot-lid and a spit, Wilkes a quill and and ink pot. Talbot is attended by Smollett while Wilkes is backed by Churchill. The duel was fought with pistols on Bagshot Common: despite firing at only eight yards, neither man was hit and the pair then went to a local tavern to share a bottle of claret. The lack of blood caused rumours that the duel was a stunt, inspiring satires such as this.
BM Satires 3914.
[Ref: 55193]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Countryman in London.
Countryman in London.
Printed and Published by W. Davison Alnwick. [n.d., c.1816.]
Woodblock, 170 x 235mm (6¾ x 9¼").
A satire on the bewilderment of a rustic in the metropolis: a barker offers him a bill, 'Milse's Wild Beasts', pointing to a sign inscribed 'Royal Tiger'. The Yale Center for British Art suggests this is an exhbition of George Stubbs' painting. By William Davison (1780 - 1858), publisher of popular prints and satires, and pharmacist, usually referred to as Davison of Alnwick. In the period between 1812 and 1817, Davison produced a number of caricatures, amusing if somewhat crudely executed plates often based on better known prints. Peter Isaac suggests that the majority date to about 1816.
YCBA PN6173 .C68.
[Ref: 55381]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Blessings of Military Law-Givers.
The Blessings of Military Law-Givers.
[Monogram of Paul Pry - John Phillips?] Esq.r.
Pub by S. Gans, 15 Southampton St. Strand, July 28 1829_Sole publisher of Paul Pry's Caricatures.
Etching with fine hand colour. 240 x 355mm (9½ x 14"). Trimmed to printed border and laid on album paper.
A court scene with the accused (a coachman) being the only civilian, the judge and lawyer all wearing huge bearskins. Wellington stands next to the accused, dressed as a Grenadier Guard. According to the prosecutor, the coachman was guilty of 'breaking the line of a Corporal's guard, my Lud, to the great damage and detriment of the military honor of this vast empire'. A satire of Wellington as a military autocrat. Although 'Paul Pry' was initially a pseudonym of William Heath (1794-1840), this print is a pirate, probably by John Philips. Eventually Heath gave up the monogram because of its wide use.
BM Satire 15841.
[Ref: 55413]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Boyd, 4th Earl of Kilmarnock] Miss Cameron. Miss Macdonald.
[William Boyd, 4th Earl of Kilmarnock] Miss Cameron. Miss Macdonald. How happy could I be with either / were t'other dear Charmer away. / Beg. Op. / But since I am destin;d for Neither / At present, no longer I'll Stay.
[London Magazine, 1747.]
Engraving. Sheet 110 x 175mm (4½ x 6¾"). Trimmed within plate.
Three medallion portraits: an untitled one of William Boyd, 4th Earl of Kilmarnock (1709-1746), flanked by portraits of two women, with lines from John Gay's 'Beggar's Opera'. It was published as anti-Jacobite propaganda, suggesting the Earl was having affairs with Jacobite ladies. Boyd was executed for treason in 1746, after the failure of the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion.
Sharpe 699.ii; BM Satires 2853.
[Ref: 55249]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The British Bull Baited by Mungrels.
The British Bull Baited by Mungrels. [Plate 3.]
[n.d., c.1769.]
Engraving. Sheet 240 x 320mm (9½ x 12½"). Trimmed into plate and around title, losing plate number, repairs to old folds, backed with archival paper. Damaged.
The bull, wearing a collar marked 'Liberty' attacked by dogs. A satire of the Massacre of St George's Fields, 1768, when troops read the Riot Act and opened fire, killing half-a-dozen people, including William Allen, who was shot after he had been chased to a nearby inn. His name appears on the obelisk.
BM Satires 4328, their example dated 1769 in ink.
[Ref: 55379]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Duke of York and Mary Anne Clarke] Royal Love Letters.
[The Duke of York and Mary Anne Clarke] Royal Love Letters.
Published by M.C. Springsguth [n.d., c.1809.]
Coloured etching with letterpress, 18th century watermark. Sheet 325 x 200mm (12¾ x 8"). Mounted in album paper at sides.
An officer seated at a writing desk turns to gaze at a portrait of a woman on the wall. Underneath is a love poem and a quoted extract from a love letter. Mary Anne Clark (1776-1852) was the mistress of Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany from 1803 to 1809, when she testified before the House of Commons that she had sold army commissions with the Duke's knowledge. He severed all ties and she published 'The Authentic and Impartial Life of Mrs. Mary Anne Clarke, Including Numerous Royal and Other Original Letters, and Anecdotes of Distinguished Persons, Which Have Escaped Suppression, with a Compendious View of the Whole Proceedings, Illustrative of the Late Important Investigation of the Conduct of His Royal Highness the Duke of York, &C. &C. and a Curious Poem'. Here the Duke's love poem and letters are quoted, with a satirical illustration.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 55200]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Columbus Breaking the Egg.
Columbus Breaking the Egg.
Printed and Published by W. Davison Alnwick. [n.d., c.1815.]
Woodblock, 160 x 235mm (6¼ x 9¼''). Trimmed to plate at top.
A print after a scene by William Hogarth which shows Christopher Columbus demonstrating, having cracked an egg in order to make it stand, that a discovery appears simple only after an inventive mind has made it known. Etching published by William Davison, publisher of popular prints and satires, and pharmacist, usually referred to as Davison of Alnwick after the Northumberland town where he lived. In the period between 1812 and 1817, Davison produced a number of caricatures often based on better known prints.
After BM Satire 3192.
[Ref: 55382]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Corporal Cartouch teaching Miss Camp-Love her Manual Exercise.
Corporal Cartouch teaching Miss Camp-Love her Manual Exercise. From an Original Picture Painted by Mr Collett.
London, Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett, Map & Printsellers, no. 53, Fleet Street, as the Act directs, 4th. Jan.y 1780.
Rare mezzotint with strong original colour. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Some expert restoration.
A soldier drilling an attractive young woman, tilting up her chin while she stands shouldering a musket on the right, mimicked by a monkey sitting on a music book and holding a flute. A drummer boy look on, smiling. This print was published during the American War of Independence.
[Ref: 55308]   £680.00  
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[Frederick Peter Delmé-Radcliffe] A Dalme_Tian. Booking the Colonel. This Sketch is dedicated to the Greeks.
[Frederick Peter Delmé-Radcliffe] A Dalme_Tian. Booking the Colonel. This Sketch is dedicated to the Greeks. No.1 Turf Characters____"Quoth Hudibrass I smell a Rat.....
[Monogram of Paul Pry - William Heath] Esq.r del..
Pub June 26 1829 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket Sold Publisher of P. Prys Caricatures.
Hand-coloured etching. 370 x 260mm (14½ x 10¼"), on paper watermarked 'J Whatman Turkey Mill 1828', with large margins.
Frederick Peter Delmé-Radcliffe (1804-1871), the noted gentleman jockey in charge of the King's Stud, depicted as a thin man in riding dress with top-hat and top-boots, holding out a betting-book. The performance of the king's horse 'The Colonel' at the Ascot Gold Cup on June 18th disappointed William IV; a letter appeared in the 'Sporting Magazine', signed by 'Independence', claiming the horse had been seen being hacked by a drunken rider only four days before the race. Delmé-Radcliffe issued a denial, but had difficulty getting it published. Heath gives a nod to the author of the letter by referencing the Greek struggle for independence. 'Paul Pry' was the pseudonym of William Heath.
BM Satires: 15932.
[Ref: 55401]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Deputy Pendulum's Motion for an Address.
Deputy Pendulum's Motion for an Address.
I C [Isaac Cruikshank].
Lond. Pub November 29 1795 by S W Fores N 50 Piccadilly. Folios of Caracatures Lent out for the Evening.
Coloured etching, 18th century watermark. 345 x 255mm (13½ x 10"). Trimmed within plate at bottom, tears taped, creasing and stains.
A man in old-fashioned dress stands holding an 'Address' is in his right hand, with a document inscribed 'obervation' [sic] protruding from his coat-pocket, before a disinterested audience. His extensive speech under the image warns about 'that bold Monster Sedition who Stalks abroad in Broad Day Light Gemmen to destroy our Glorious Constitution & Throw the Balance of power from its place'. A satire on 'cits' and on the addresses deploring seditious meetings and approving of the measures taken against them. George suggests that the speaker could be Alderman Samuel Birch (1757-1841), a fervent supporter of the Volunteer Regiments and lieutenant-colonel commandant of the 1st regiment of Loyal London volunteers, later Lord Mayor of London.
BM Satires 8700.
[Ref: 55201]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Triple Alliance or A New System of D-RB-SH-RE Politics.
The Triple Alliance or A New System of D-RB-SH-RE Politics.
[n.d., c.1768.]
Etching, 18th century watermark. 265 x 350mm (10½ x 13¾"), with very large margins. Folds with a few small splits.
A satire on the 1768 general election in Derbyshire, with two gentlemen is conversation with two nobles under a scale with a Cap of Liberty outweighed by two coronets. The election was fought between Lord George Cavendish, George Bagnall Clarke (both elected) and Sir Henry Harpur. Elections there were always decided by the influence of the Cavendishes, the family of the Duke of Devonshire, the local landlord.
Not in BM Satires, but BM 1896,1118.106.
[Ref: 55205]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Enrag'd Batchelor, or the Plague of a Single State.
The Enrag'd Batchelor, or the Plague of a Single State. Batter'd, deseas'd, and past his youthfull Pranks... 30.
Boitard Inv.t et Delin. W. Proud sculp.
Printed for Carington Bowles, next the Chapter House, in St Pauls Church yard, London [n.d., c.1760].
Engraving, 18th century watermark. 345 x 250mm (13½ x 9¾''), with large margins. A little wear in corners of margins.
An aging bachelor glares at a baby in a basket in his house, left by one of his mistresses.
Not in BM Satires.
[Ref: 55371]   £380.00  
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[George IV and Caroline of Brunswick] The Beggar's Petition.
[George IV and Caroline of Brunswick] The Beggar's Petition. Pity the sorrows of a poor old man...
I.R. Cruikshank fecit.
London: Published by J. Dawson, Camden Town; and Sold by Every Bookseller and Newsman in the Kingdom. Entered at Stationers' Hall. Price One Shilling. Printed by W. Smith, King Street, Seven Dials [n.d., c.1819].
Rare coloured etching with letterpress, watermark T. Edmonds 1819. Sheet 410 x 260mm (16 x 10¼"). Tears entering image at top, edges with archival tape on reverse, some other wear and loss at bottom.
George as a beggar, baggage marked 'Vice' on his back, crown held out as a begging bowl, on the road from The Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park (''The Cottage'') to Brandenburg House, Hammersmith, home of his estranged wife, Caroline of Brunswick. She looks out of a window as he sings to her: ''I ling'ring fall a victim to dispair, / Scorned by the World, by Justice, and by Thee''.
Not in BM; the Bodleian 'Broadside Ballads Online' only has the letterpress.
[Ref: 55202]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Quartette in Character.
A Quartette in Character.
[Monogram of Paul Pry - William Heath] Esq.r.
Pub May 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket sole publisher of P. Prys Original Caricatures.
Etching with fine hand colour 260 x 360mm (10¾ x 14¼"), with large margins.
The quartet of mail-coach characters are (l-r): King George IV, his Prime Minister the Duke of Wellington, George's mistress Lady Conyngham, and Home Secretary Robert Peel (a cage of rats in his left hand). All four caricatures were issued as separate prints. 'Paul Pry' was the pseudonym of William Heath.
BM Satires: 15746.
[Ref: 55399]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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A Sale of Fox Hounds.
A Sale of Fox Hounds.
Pub.d March 17th 1812 by W.m Holland No.11 Cockspur Street.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet 240 x 345mm (9½ x 13½"). Trimmed to plate on right.; ink identifications under the image.
A satire of the Prince of Wales as an auctioneer knocking down a pack of hounds with the human faces of the cabinet, held by Sheridan, while a 'Grey' horse (held by John MacMahon, who had just become keeper of the privy purse and private secretary to the Prince Regent) neighs in opposition.
Not in BM Satires.
[Ref: 55197]   £360.00  
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High Life below Stairs as was represented at Cashiobury the seat of The Earl of Essex.
High Life below Stairs as was represented at Cashiobury the seat of The Earl of Essex.
Mr Orde del. J.s Bretherton f.
23d Feby 1774.
Etching, 18th century watermark. 265 x 295mm (10½ x 11¾"). Tears in edges in very large margins taped.
A scene from James Townley’s farce 'High Life Below Stairs', first performed in London in 1759. A cook sits between a coachman and a black servant called Kingston, both of whom are drunk on their master's wine. The three argue about who is going to answer the knock on the door. Thomas Orde sketched this caricature while taking part in a private production of the play.
Not in BM Satires, but BM 1948,0214.510.
[Ref: 55209]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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John Hobbs, John Hobbs.
John Hobbs, John Hobbs. Sung by Mr. Lovegrove, with unbounded Applause, in ''Any Thing New,''at the Lyceum Theatre, Strand.
Published 12th August, 1811, by Whittle and Laurie, N°.53, Fleet Street, London.
Etching with letterpress. Sheet 300 x 245mm (11¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed to plate at sides.
William Lovegrove (1778-1816) as Jeremiah Babble, singing the story of shoe-maker John Hobbs who, 'having caught a Tartar', tries to sell his wife. Failing, he tries to hang himself but is saved by his wife and they reconcile.
BM Satires 11838.
[Ref: 55378]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Ladies Advocate; or An Apology for Matrimony. In Answer to the Batchelor's Monitor.
The Ladies Advocate; or An Apology for Matrimony. In Answer to the Batchelor's Monitor.
H. Gravelot inv. et sculp.
Published according to Act of Parliament by John Osborn in Pater-Noster Row 1741.
Engraved broadside, 18th century watermark. 165 x 240mm (6½ x 9½"), set in letterpress. Letterpress trimmed, losing 80% of text. Creased where folded.
An allegorical scene of a wedding, illustrating a text that calculates the benefits of matrimony to a married man, in response to a similar text showing the costs.
[Ref: 55207]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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The Polite Alderman, Advancing to Future Happiness.
The Polite Alderman, Advancing to Future Happiness. ''Madam will you honor me with your hand at the Lord Mayors Ball'' _ ''With a great Deal of pleasure Mr Alderman''.
Published 1.st Aug.st 1792, by Rob.t Sayer & C.o Fleet Street London.
Etching. Sheet 200 x 245mm (8 x 9½"). Trimmed to platemark.
A fat alderman to an equally stout lady who curtseys, her hands in an enormous muff, from which a small dog looks out.
BM Satires 8215.
[Ref: 55369]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Political Chemist and German Retorts or Desolving the Rhenish Confederacy.
Political Chemist and German Retorts or Desolving the Rhenish Confederacy.
[Thomas Rowlandson.]
Pub.d December 14 1813 by R. Ackermann N 101 Strand.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 250 x 340mm (9¾ x 13¼"). Trimmed, a little staining. Repaired and made up in title far left.
A satirical scene in which a tiny Napoleon is placed into a stove by the allied sovereigns, commenting on various allied victories over the French.
BM Satires 12122.
[Ref: 46475]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Political Reflection.
A Political Reflection.
[Monogram of Paul Pry - William Heath.] Esq.
Pub. by T. McLean 26 Haymarket London.
Etching with hand colour. 260 x 370mm (10¼ x 14½"), watermarked 'J Whatman 1828), with large margins. Colour slightly faded.
A scene in a nursery in which the 'Great Babe' George IV lies asleep in a cradle watched over by his mistress Lady Conyngham. On the right Wellington lowers the crown on to his head as he admires himself in the mirror. On the floor is a model of Buckingham Palace as reconstructed by Nash. A satire of Lady Conyngham's use of her influence over George to support Wellington.
BM Satire 15521.
[Ref: 55407]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Receiving Absolution for Past Heresies.
Receiving Absolution for Past Heresies. Pl.2_
[Monogram of Paul Pry - William Heath.] Esq.
Pub by T Mc Lean 26 Haymarket. [n.d. c.1830].
Etching with hand colour. 265 x 365mm (10½ x 14½"), with large margins. Colour slightly faded.
Satire on Catholic emancipation: a caricatured papal legation watch as a cardinal gives absolution to Lyndhurst, Peel, and Wellington, who kneel before them.
BM Satires: 15740.
[Ref: 55409]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Recruiting Party.
Recruiting Party. Now's Your Time My Lads- Whigs & Tories- Christians, Jews & Turks- no distinction made.
[Monogram of Paul Pry - John Phillips?] Esq.r.
Pub. by S. Gans 15 Southampton St. Strand.
Etching with fine hand colour. Sheet 240 x 345mm (9½ x 13½"). Trimmed to printed border, laid on album paper.
Wellington, dressed in his military uniform salutes, to George IV. Beside Wellington stands James Scarlett, into whose hand Wellington places a coin marked 'Attorn[ey]'. George IV's mistress Lady Conyngham drums as Robert Peel plays the flute. Wellington found it difficult to gather ministers once elected, so this satire suggests that he was bribing Scarlett, who had resigned from the post of Attorney-General when Wellington came to power in 1828, to return. This a pirated copy of William Heath's satire, even copying his Paul Pry monogram, probably by John Phillips.
See BM Satire: 15812 for Heath's original.
[Ref: 55404]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Recruiting Serjeant.
The Recruiting Serjeant. Engrav'd for the Oxford Magazine.
[1770]
Engraving. 180 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"). Three worm holes in the left edge, some ink offset.
A recruiting serjeant stands in a village tempting the villagers to enlist with promises, while two old soldiers walk by complaining about the reality of service.
BM Satire 4411.
[Ref: 55190]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Refin'd Taste.
Refin'd Taste. Eternal Infamy, that Wretch Confound, / Who Planted first this Vice on English Ground. / A Crime that Spite of Sense and Nature reigns. / and Poisons Genial Love & Manhood Stains. Vid. Rod. Random.
R.St.G.M. Inv.t. [Richard St George Mansergh.]
[n.d, c.1780.]
Etching, 180 x 255mm (7 x 10").
A scene from Tobias Smollett's 'Adventures of Roderick Random': a civilian eyeing up a soldier through a glass. A large beauty spot on the soldier's cheek covers a pockmark from veneral disease. Numbered 'V.2' upper left and '6' upper right. The plate was originally published by Mary Darley, but was later issued by Robert Sayer and Laurie & Whittle.
BM Satires: 5173. See Ref: 51697 for coloured image.
[Ref: 55383]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Russian Nupials or the Lock'd Jaw and Frost-Bitten Nose.
Russian Nupials or the Lock'd Jaw and Frost-Bitten Nose. Sung with unbounded Applause by Mr Fawcett, at the King's Theatre in the Haymarket , in the New Grand Melo-Dramatic Opera, called ''The Exile,'' written by John Frederick Reynolds, Esq. (The Music sold by Messrs. Goulding, and Co. New Bond Street.)
[Isaac] Cruikshank Del.
Publish'd Dec. 1. 1808. by Laurie & Whittle, 53. Fleet Street, London.
Etching with letterpress. Sheet 285 x 225mm (11¼ x 8¾"), watermarked 1814. Trimmed within plate on three sides.
Outside a snowbound cottage a man is confronted by his wife, who breaks off his frozen nose. Both wear coats with fur hoods. Behind is a sleigh drawn by a reindeer. Underneath the image are six verses telling the story.
BM Satires 11210; non of the three examples listed on the BM site have the verses.
[Ref: 55367]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The School of Projects.
The School of Projects.
[by Samuel De Wilde.]
Published for the Satirist, Octr 1st 1809. by S. Tipper Leadenhall (Street.
Etching with aquatint. Sheet 205 x 375mm (8 x 14¾"). Trimmed within plate and folded, as issued, stitch holes in right margin.
A satire on some of the outlandish projects being touted to investors. On the left is a model of a bridge from the Earth to the Moon, a plan devised by Ralph Dodd, who is depicted boring a hole through the Earth, a satire on his plan to dig a dry tunnel from Gravesend to Tilbury (before Brunel's Thames Tunnel). In the centre is Frederick Albert Winsor (1763-1830), pioneer of gas lighting, whose system was to be used to light both Dodd's tunnel and his proposed Strand Bridge. On the right is William Robert Henry Brown, manager of the Golden Lane Brewery, and also Chairman of the Hope Insurance Company and promoter of a Cattle Insurance Company. To his left is George Leybourne, a supporter of the cattle insurance scheme, said to have had a plan for making a sheep grow as large as an ox.
BM Satires 11439.
[Ref: 55212]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Unlucky Surprise. [&] The Bengall Minuet.
The Unlucky Surprise. [&] The Bengall Minuet.
Pub.d. Accor.g to Act Nov.r 1 1773 by MDarly Strand [& Nov 3.].
Fine pair of etchings on one sheet, 18th century watermark. Each 460175 x 245mm (7 x 9¾"), with very large margins. Slight paper toning. Uncut.
Two satires. Above a portly, middle-aged man opens a door to find his young wife in an embrace. Below, two figures in profile face each other for a minuet dance in a panelled interior, satirising a nabob (a man who had gained significant wealth with the East India Company) and his wife, preparing for their new place in society.
'Bengall' BM Satires: 5174. Unlucky Surprise not in BM.
[Ref: 55387]   £460.00  
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[Frances Vane, Marchioness of Londonderry] One of the Tenth - When I was an Infant gossips would say  - when I grew older I'de be a soldier. &c.r.
[Frances Vane, Marchioness of Londonderry] One of the Tenth - When I was an Infant gossips would say - when I grew older I'de be a soldier. &c.r. Hyde Park May 27 1829. Sketched at the Review.
[William Heath.]
Pub May 28, 1829 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket Sole Publisher of P. Pry caricatures.
Etching with very fine colour. 260 x 375mm (10¼ x 14¾"), paper watermarked 'J Whatman 1828', with large margins.
Lady Londonderry riding sidesaddle on a galloping horse, in a skirted approximation of the uniform of the 10th Hussars (regiment of her husband, Charles Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry), with false moustache. At the review Lord Wellington fell from his horse but was unhurt.
BM Satire 15930.
[Ref: 55405]   £360.00  
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Visit to a Sister.
Visit to a Sister. 249.
Published 1st. June, 1789, by R. Sayer, 53, Fleet Street, London.
Rare mezzotint with original hand colour. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed to plate on three sides, margins rebuilt.
An interior scene with two sisters sitting close together on a sofa, one wearing a hat with 'King' inscribed on the hat-band. The other holds a tea cup and points at a letter.
[Ref: 55307]   £420.00  
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[Wellington] Oh What a Falling Off Was There _ fully accow/utred the Hero Lay.
[Wellington] Oh What a Falling Off Was There _ fully accow/utred the Hero Lay. Review - Pl 2.
[Monogram of Paul Pry - William Heath] Esq.r.
Pub May 29 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket- Sole Publisher of P. Pry Caricature.
Etching with fine hand colour. 255 x 370mm (10 x 14½"), with large margins.
The Duke of Wellington, in full dress uniform including a bearskin, falls into a muddy puddle. On the 28th of May 1829 Wellington, whilst at a review in Hyde Park, fell from his horse and was cheered by the crowd.
BM Satires 15773.
[Ref: 55406]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Borrow'd Plume.
The Borrow'd Plume.
[Monogram of Paul Pry - John Phillips?] Esq.r.
Pub.d 1829 by S. Gans. Southampton Street. Strand.
Fine hand-coloured etching. Sheet 240 x 340mm (9½ x 13¼"). Trimmed to printed border and laid on album paper.
Wellington sits astride a giant quill with the 'Bill for the Relief of Roman Catholics' attached, which has been thrown into the eye of George IV, blinding him. Grey flies behind complaining 'you have stole one of my feathers'. A satire on Wellington's influence over George IV in the run up to the Catholic Relief Bill. The king suffered from cataracts. Although 'Paul Pry' was initially a pseudonym of William Heath (1794-1840), this print is a pirate, probably by John Philips. Eventually Heath gave up the monogram because of its wide use.
BM Satires: 15678.
[Ref: 55412]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Wellington] A Vision of Judgment!!!
[Wellington] A Vision of Judgment!!!
[by Robert Cruikshank]
Pub.d by Tregear Cheapside [n.d, c.1829].
Etching with fine hand colour. 255 x 350mm (10 x 11¾"), with very large margins.
A haggard Wellington lying on a sofa is startled by a vision of Charon on the River Styx, which features Canning, holding up a banner inscribed 'Turkey Portugal Russia', Percival in a blood-stained robe and Castlereagh with a slit throat. At Wellington's feet are a crown, mitre and a skull marked 'Memento [Mori]'. Behind George IV sleeps, a bottle of brandy on the table before him. An attack on Wellington aiming for sovereign power, his non-intervention in Portugal and failure in actions in the Russia-Turkey dispute.
BM Satires 16049.
[Ref: 55397]   £380.00  
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Porro unum est necessarium.
Porro unum est necessarium. 'His ambition will lead him to attempt that one thing.' - Vide Napoleon Bonaparte's prophecy.
Tho.s Jones fec.t.
Pub.d by Paul Pry Esq.re at his Observatory, Windsor [n.d., 1829).
Coloured etching. Sheet 255 x 355mm (10 x 14"), watermarked 'J Whatman 1823'.. Trimmed to plate at top, faded.
A satire on Wellington's struggle to achieve Catholic emancipation, with him reading a 'Life of Oliver Cromwell', suggesting the option of military despotism. In the background the feathers of Wellington's hat hide the face on George IV's portrait. A letter from Daniel O'Connell (reading ''We have had but 7s/6d in the pound we shall shortly demand the remaining 12s/6d''), gives the opposing view that Emancipation would not satisfy the Irish.
BM Satire: 15728.
[Ref: 55408]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[The] Sweets of Liberty. 45.
[The] Sweets of Liberty. 45.
Painted by J. Collet. Engrav'd by S. Okey.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament May 31st 1770 and Sold by S. Okey the engraver [illegible, but also Reake, John Smith & John Swan].
An extremely rare mezzotint with engraving, with hand colour. Sheet 465 x 520mm (18¼ x 20½"). Trimmed close to plate, tear affecting title, some surface wear with parts of the inscription area illegible.
A scene outside the Fleet Prison with sellers selling ballads in support of John Wilkes, centred on a young woman holding up a ballad 'An irregular Ode to Wilkes & Liberty'. A buyer has '45' chalked on his back by a boy. On the left another woman presses 'Wilkes & Bull' on an unwilling Scotsman and behind a woman sells 'Parson Horne & the Devil' to prisoners reaching out through a barred window of the prison.
Not in BM but see 1872,1012.4775 for a smaller format version, 'The City Chanters', also engraved by Okey. Royal Academy 17/914.
[Ref: 55366]   £1,450.00  
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