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Concert of Cats.
Concert of Cats.
Painted by P. Breughel. Etched on Stone by an Amateur.
R. Ackermann's Lithography July 1817.
Etching. 152 x 235mm. 6 x 9¼", with large margins.
A group of cats making music with one playing an instrument. Other cats gather around the score opened on a page with mice as notes to the left and notes on the right page - they appear to be singing.
[Ref: 55501]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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The Female Turf Macaroni. 4.
The Female Turf Macaroni. 4.
[by Matthew Darly.]
Pub.d by M Darly Decem.r 24th 1771 accor.g to Act.
Etching. 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼") large margins.
A whole length figure in profile of a lady in a riding-habit holding a riding-whip in her right hand. Her hair, without powder, is tied up in a club. She wears a cravat and a cap with a plume of feathers. Probably the Duchess of Grafton, the Duke being the Turf Macaroni in this series. Plate 4 from the publication, '24 Caricatures by several ladies, gentlemen, artists, etc. (Vol.1)'. Published by caricaturist, printseller and ornamental engraver Matthew Darly (1720 - 1781).
BM Satires ref: 4989.
[Ref: 55582]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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An Exchequer Clerk, drest as the Act directs.
An Exchequer Clerk, drest as the Act directs.
[by Matthew Darly.]
Pub.d as the Act directs July 22d 1773 by MDarly 39 Strand.
Etching, 170 x 120mm (6¾ x 4¾"), large margins. Imprint weak, stain top left on edge of plate.
A man walking with a large pair of scales over his shoulder and a small pair in his hand, a pair of clippers in his belt. The Act' is evidently the Coin Act, which had made scales necessary for all to whom payments were made in gold. The clippers suggest shading deeds continue.
BM Satires: 5158.
[Ref: 55580]   £170.00   (£204.00 incl.VAT)
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The Farmer Macaroni.
The Farmer Macaroni. E'en Farmers dress and mount their Ponies,/ And all alike, are Macaronies.
[by Matthew Darly.]
Pub.d accord.gto Act July 24th. 1772 by MDarly 39 Strand.
Etching. 175 x 125mm (7 x 5").
The farmer wears the macaroni looped club to his hair, and coat, waistcoat, and frilled shirt. With this he wears a round hat, loose gloves, and spurred riding boots. In his right hand he holds a rough-cut cane. From 'Macaronies, Characters, Caricatures &c by MDarly'.
BM Satires: 5020.
[Ref: 55586]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Father Paul disturb'd or the Lay-Brother reprov'd.
Father Paul disturb'd or the Lay-Brother reprov'd.
Printed for Carington Bowles, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. Publish'd as the Act directs.
Mezzotint. Sheet: 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼''). Trimmed.
A scene in a monastry in which a fat monk berrates a younger, tall monk for disturbing their prayers. In the background a third monk goes behind a curtain behind which women can be seen.
BM Satire 3782 (reduced version).
[Ref: 55594]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Lady Drudger Going to Ranelagh.
Lady Drudger Going to Ranelagh.
[by Matthew Darly.]
Pub accor.g to Act by MDarly Strand April 25th. 1772.
Etching, 180 x 120mm (7 x 4¾"). Small margins.
A satire on the vanity of older ladies: a large woman holds a barber's dummy head, powdering the tall wig on it.
BM Satires: 4647.
[Ref: 55577]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Vive l'Amour.
Vive l'Amour.
Bellangé. Lith de G. Engelmann.
[n.d., c.1818.]
Tinted lithograph, printed area 190 x 130mm (7½ x 5").
A tavern interior, lit by the fireplace and a candle, with a soldier slipping his hand into a woman's blouse. Lithograph by Hippolyte Bellangé (1800-66), French painter and printmaker. A pupil of Gros (with whom he studied alongside R.P. Bonington and Paul Delaroche), Bellangé exhibited at the Salon and from 1823 to 1835 he published fifteen albums of lithographs focused on Napoleonic military history. He later moved to Rouen to become curator of the Musée des Beaux-Arts before returning to Paris in 1853. Godefroy Engelmann (1788-1839) was a lithographic printer, famed 'Körner' (grinder) for crayon-lithographs, and patentee of chromolithography. He set up a press in Paris in June 1816. He improved lithography, paricularly by developing lithographic wash in 1819, and the impressive effects of his innovative techniques are displayed here.
[Ref: 55474]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Macaroni Haberdasher.
The Macaroni Haberdasher.
[by Matthew Darly.]
Pubd. by MDarly accor to Act (39) Strand May 7th 1772.
Etching, 18th century watermark. 175 x 125mm (7 x 5"), large margins.
A fashionably-dressed man holds an open chest full of caps and laces. In his right hand he dangles a woman's flat hat trimmed with ribbons. From 'Macaronies, Characters, Caricatures &c designed by the greatest personages, artists &c'.
BM Satires: 5007.
[Ref: 55585]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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The Macaroni Schoolmaster.
The Macaroni Schoolmaster.
[by Matthew Darly.]
Publish'd as the Act directs Dec.r 7 1772 by MDarly 39 Strand.
Etching, 18th century watermark, 175 x 125mm (7 x 5"), large margins.
A teacher in wig and gown over dark clerical clothes, holding a book and a menacing strap in his left hand.
BM Satires: 5051.
[Ref: 55579]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Paris Shoe Cleaner.
The Paris Shoe Cleaner.
[by Matthew Darly.]
Pub.d accord.g to Act of Parl.t July 1st. 1771 by MDarly 39 Strand.
Etching. 145 x 110mm (5¾ x 4¼") very large margins. Very slight tear in lower right margin.
A rather miserable-looking French character sitting holding shoe and brush, with a sign 'De Croteur Monsieur on pratique pour un livre' suspended above him. From '24 Caricatures by several ladies, gentlemen, artists, etc.'.
BM Satires: 4679.
[Ref: 55584]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Der Pfau ein Vorbildt der Ketzer, Quacker, Freijgeister, Schwermer und Schein-heiligen.
Der Pfau ein Vorbildt der Ketzer, Quacker, Freijgeister, Schwermer und Schein-heiligen.
[n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving. 190 x 160mm (7½ x 6¼").
''The peacock is a model of the heretics, quackers, free jesters, Schwermer(?) and false saints.'' Quaker interest.
[Ref: 55493]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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The Prodigal Son taking leave of his Father. Plate 1.
The Prodigal Son taking leave of his Father. Plate 1. [&] The Prodigal Son Revelling with Harlots. Plate 2. [&] The Prodigal Son in Misery. Plate 3. [&] The Prodigal Son returned Home Reclaimed, Plate 4.
[After Robert Dighton.].
Published 1st Aug.st 1791 by Rob.t Sayer & Co. Fleet Street, London.
Set of four mezzotints with early hand colour. Each 360 x 250mm (14¼ x 9¾").. A little wear in margins, some restoration
Depicting the parable of the Prodigal Son in late 18th century England, where the Protestant interpretation of the parable required the son to repent, and be worthy of his father's forgiveness.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 55425]   £650.00   view all images for this item
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me who sees lots of strong arguments against Teetotalism.
me who sees lots of strong arguments against Teetotalism.
H.F.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Rare lithograph with naive colour. Sheet 205 x 270mm (8 x 10¾"). Trimmed into image at top.
A porter carrying a crate on his head looks at a list of drink available in a public house.
[Ref: 55440]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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