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Asses of the Nineteenth Century or the Modern Use of a Coachman.
Asses of the Nineteenth Century or the Modern Use of a Coachman. See the Follies of the Watering Places.
Argus del.t [Charles Williams].
Pub.d by C Knight and Sold at No 7 Cornhill [n.d., c.1805].
Scarce etching, printed in brown and hand coloured. 245 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), large margins.
A satire on beach activities: a lady rides an ass on the seashore, with the coachman following behind on a large horse using his whip to keep the ass going forwards.
Not in BM Satires but see 1991,0720.64.
[Ref: 56161]   £460.00   (£552.00 incl.VAT)
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"Advance Australia" British Lion. "Bravo, Boys! - Swing Together!!"
[Monogram of Tenniel] Swain Sc.
Punch, Or The London Charivari. -March 14, 1891.
Wood Engraving, sheet 210 x 280mm (8¼ x 11"). Creased.
A rowing boat coxed by a kangaroo with a group of lions rowing. A lion, Mr. Leo Britannicus, wearing a union jack shirt coaches them from the shore. A satire on the Federation of Australia.
[Ref: 56010]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Strolling Bagpiper.
The Strolling Bagpiper.
[after Abraham Bloemaert.]
[Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles No 69 St Paul's Church Yard London. Published as the Act directs.]
Mezzotint with fine hand colour. Sheet 135 x 110mm (5¼ x 4"). Trimmed to image, losing inscriptions, title excised and pasted below.
A bagpipe being played by a man wearing a bright jerkin, with a floppy hat with a feather and rose.
[Ref: 55934]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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La belle age.
La belle age.
Lith. de Langlame.
chez Gihaut. [French, n.d., c.1820.]
Hand coloured lithograph, sheet 185 x 290mm (7¼ x 11½"). Hole near printed area, trimmed.
An amorous young man relaxes on a mattress in the company of two young ladies inside the loft of a barn; one woman fills his glass with wine from a bottle. Gentle social satire, a book illustration numbered 'Chape. 5' upper right.
[Ref: 56075]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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A Boo at Court - or the Highland Salute Front and Rear.
A Boo at Court - or the Highland Salute Front and Rear.
Pub.d March 25th [1800?] by S.W. Fores Piccadilly. Folio of caracatures lent out for the Evening.
Scarce coloured etching. 290 x 420mm (11½ x 16½"). Colour faded. Small margins.
A Scottish officer presents himself to George III, Queen Charlotte and Princesses Augusta Sophia and Elizabeth. Bowing low, his kilt rides up, exposing his backside to the courtiers, who make crude comments. Salisbury, the Lord Chamberlain, rebukes him, saying 'Not quite so low Coll! you are worse than the Opera Dancers'. William Pitt the Younger peers out from behind the king.
Not in BM Satires, but see BM9528 for a Dublin copy.
[Ref: 56160]   £480.00  
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A Buz in a Box or the Poet in a Pet_with a Chip of the Block, mounted on Papa's Pegasus.
A Buz in a Box or the Poet in a Pet_with a Chip of the Block, mounted on Papa's Pegasus. Vide opening of New Drury Lane Theatre.
Pub.d Oct.r 21 1812 by S.W. Fores 50 Piccadilly.
Coloured etching. 250 x 360mm (9¾ x 14''). Thread margins, mounted in album paper.
A scene in the new Drury Lane Theatre which opened in October 1812. James Raymond stands in the centre of the stage addressing the audience while Thomas Busby, with donkey's ears, rides on a donkey's back on the stage. Busby's opening speech was heckled and interupted. When he published it in the Morning Chronicle it was much dirided and was parodied by Byron as 'Parenthetical Address . . .'
BM Satire 11938.
[Ref: 56047]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Candidates Canvasing'' for Seats in Parliament.
Candidates Canvasing'' for Seats in Parliament.
W. E S.t [William Elmes].
[London, Thomas Tegg, n.d., c.1812.]
Hand coloured etching. Sheet size: 235 x 330mm (9¼ x 13"). Trimmed within plate.
A candidate, on the right, bows low, top-hat in hand, right hand pointing to his breast, before a sturdy and ragged rat catcher, who stands facing him, scratching his forehead. Close behind the candidate is his agent, holding a purse from which he is about to take a coin. Both wear spurred boots. To the left is a cottage with a sign above reading 'Gs Lurcher Rat Catcher All sorts of Vermin destroyed'. In the background to the right is a country inn with a sign on which a fat pig is depicted.
BM Satires 11923.
[Ref: 56025]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Canonical Beau, or Mars in the Dumps.
The Canonical Beau, or Mars in the Dumps. Engraved after an Original Picture of Mr John Collett, in the Possession of Mr. Bradford.
J. Collett pinx.t. J. Goldar sculps.t.
Published by T.Bradford, No.132 Fleet Street, & H.Parker, No 82 Cornhill, as the Act directs, 25th Oct.r 1768.
Engraving with etching, fine impression. 335 x 375mm (13½ x 14¾"). Folds around image within platemark.
Three young ladies, two elderly women and a pug dog are clustered fawning around a clergyman, to the dismay of a young ex-soldier with a wooden leg who sits disgruntled at the other end of the sofa with the head of a hound in his lap. An open book is titled 'The Church triumphant'.
BM 1954,1103.397.
[Ref: 56162]   £360.00  
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No. XXII. M.rs. W_n. No. XXIII. The careful Commander.
No. XXII. M.rs. W_n. No. XXIII. The careful Commander. [With pages 401-404 of the Histories of the Tête à Tête]
London, Publish'd by A. Hamilton Jun.r. Fleet Street Sep.r. 1. 1783.
Engraving. Plate: 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"). Glued to backing card at top.
Two portrait busts in ovals, on the left is depicted is Mrs W. who followed her husband to New York, after his death she accepted a proposal from Sir Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester (1724-1808), Governor of Quebec, who is depicted on the right and pages from the 'Histories of the Tête à Tête annexed...' series that appeared in 'Town and Country Magazine', a monthy magazine which featured articles on the scandals and romantic affairs of the nobility.
BM Satire 6302.
[Ref: 56228]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Destruction of the Furious Elephant at Exeter Change.
Destruction of the Furious Elephant at Exeter Change.
G. Cruikshank fect.
London Pub-d March 6th 1826 by J Harrison. 56 Long Acre - Entered at Stationer's Hall Price 1s Plain - 2s Coloured
Scarce coloured aquatint, J. Whatman Turkey Mill watermark, sheet 250 x 360mm (9¾ x 14). Small margins, cut to plate on top, tear in top right and stains in margins.
A depiction of the death of the Asian performing elephant Chunee (Chuny) which was kept at the Exeter Change menagerie. Chunee became dangerously violent towards the end of his life, attributed to an "annual paroxysm" aggravated by a rotten tusk which gave him a bad toothache. After running amok killing one of his keepers and becoming difficult to handle it was decided he was too dangerous to keep. Iniatially they tried to kill Chunee by feeding him poison but he refused to eat it. So soldiers were summoned from Somerset House to shoot Chunee with their muskets; Chunee was hit by 152 musket balls, but refused to die and had to be finished off by a keeper with either a harpoon or sword.
[Ref: 56103]   £490.00  
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A Cockney & his Wife going to Wycombe.
A Cockney & his Wife going to Wycombe. Vednesday was a veek, my Vife & I vent to Vest-Vycombe, vhether it vas the Vind, or vhether it vas the Veather, - or Vat it vas! - ve vhip'd & vhip'd - & vhip'd! - & could not get off a Valk!
[James Gillray]
Published June 10th 1805 by H. Humphrey, 27 St James's Street London.
Coloured etching with aquatint. 260 x 370mm (10¼ x 14½"), very large margins; watermarked 'J Whatman 1808 W Balston'. Colour slightly faded, stain in top margin.
A smartly dress couple in a gig drawn by a horse so emaciated and decrepit that it attracts carrion crows.
BM Satires 10471
[Ref: 56152]   £480.00  
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The Connoiseurs.
The Connoiseurs. The Head is undetermined. Some taking it for Julius Caesar, some for Holifernes, others for Antideluvian Law: Giver &c.
Pub.d according to Act of Parl.t Sep.r 1.th: 1771. by M. Darly Engraver (39) Strand, where may be had the greatest Variety of Comic Prints, by several Ladies, Gentlemen, and the most Humourous Artists
Engraving, sheet 245 x 335mm (9½ x 13¼"). Trimmed within plate.
Three men gather around a sculpture of a head and inspect it. Published by caricaturist, printseller and ornamental engraver Matthew Darly (1720 - 1781).
Not in BM.
[Ref: 56230]   £360.00  
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An uproar on Change or a Trip from Exeter to Charing Cross.
An uproar on Change or a Trip from Exeter to Charing Cross.
Sparks, Del.t
Published by Edward M.cLean, 14, St Martins C.t Leicester Square.
Very rare etching with aquatint; watermark Whatman Turkey Mill.. Sheet size 250 x 375mm (10 x 14¾"). Trimmed. Some creasing. Small hole in top right border.
A satire on the moving of Cross's Menagerie (formerly Pidcock's) at Exeter Exchange on the north side of the Strand to the King's Mews near Charing Cross in 1828, as part of general improvements to the Strand the Exchange was to be demolished in 1829 The scene depicts animals running amok making their own way to their new quarters including the skeleton of Chunee, the famous elephant shot in 1826. A Kangaroo, lions, tigers etc are also depicted in panic mode!
BM 15603
[Ref: 56143]   £690.00  
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Cymon & Iphigenia.
Cymon & Iphigenia.
J.s G.y des. T. Adams sculp.t.
Pub,d May 2.d 1796 by H. Humphrey New Bond Street.
Coloured etching. 255 x 355mm (10 x 14"), watermarked 'E & P 1806', very large margins. Slight stain near man's head.
A burlesque of the discovery by Cymon of Iphigenia asleep, with a hideous yokel finding a fat black country-woman leaning back against a sandy bank. He drops his stick and gapes with delighted surprise.
BM Satires 8908.
[Ref: 56159]   £480.00  
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A broad hint of not meaning to Dance.
A broad hint of not meaning to Dance.
B. [compass monogram of Brownlow North] Esq.r - del. [Etched by James Gillray.]
Publish'd November 20th 1804 by H.Humphrey, No 27 St James's Street, London.
Coloured etching. 250 x 385mm (19¾ x 15¼"), large margins; watermarked 'J Whatman 1807'. Colour faded.
A pretty young woman walks walks away from a ugly fop, taking her chair with her but leaving a fragment of her dress under his foot.
BM Satires 10302.
[Ref: 56158]   £390.00  
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The State Hackney Coach.
The State Hackney Coach. They go fast whom the devil drives.
[n.d., c.1773].
Engraving 120 x 180mm (4¾ x 7"). Trimmed to plate on bottom and indent into plate. Small top margin.
Satire on the corruption of politics. From the 'London Magazine', xli. 589. It illustrates 'A Dialogue between a Politician and a Chinese'. A richly carved glass-coach is being driven on a road which leads past buildings to the Tower of London. Inside King George III leans back fast asleep. At the back stands a devil wielding the reins attached to a bit in the mouth of the coachman (Lord North) his other hand whips him with a long lash. North controls the eight running ministers who power the coach; the leader of which is characterised with a foxes head which could be Lord Holland or perhaps Charles Fox and the other identifiable minister is Jeremiah Dyson as he was often characatured as a black man because he was given the nickname 'Mungo' (the black slave in Isaac Bickerstaffe's The Padlock) by Isaac Barré.
BM 5098
[Ref: 55992]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Drunkard's Children.
The Drunkard's Children. A sequel to The Bottle. In Eight Plates. By George Cruikshank. Dedicated to Joseph Adshead, Esq., of Manchester.
Printed by Spottiswoode and Shaw, New-street-Square, London.
London: Published for the Artist, (July 1st, 1848) by David Bogue, 86 Fleet Street; John Wiley and G. P. Putnam, New York; and J. Sands, Sydney, New South Wales.
Large folio (600 x 370mm (23½ x 14½")), original printed wrappers; 8 loose glyphographic prints, as called for. Wear to cover and edges of plates.
A rare complete set of illustrations to the tragic tale of 'The Drunkard's Children', illustrated by George Cruikshank. Plate I: Neglected by their parents, educated only in the streets, and falling into the hands of wretches who live upon the vices of others, they are led to the Gin-Shop, to drink at that fountain which nourishes every species of crime. Plate II: Between the fine flaring Gin-Palace and the low dirty Beer-Shop, the boy-thief squanders and gambles away his ill-gotten gains. Plate III: From the Gin-Shop to the dancing-rooms, from the dancing-rooms to the Gin-Shop, the poor girl is driven on in that course which ends in misery. Plate IV: Urged on by his ruffian companions, and exited by drink, he commits a desperate robbery. - He is taken by the police at a three-penny lodging house. Plate V: From the bar of the Gin-Shop to the bar of the Old Bailey it is but one step. Plate VI: The drunkard's son is sentenced to transportation for life; the daughter, suspected of participation on the robbery is aquitted. The brother and sister part for ever in this world. Plate VII: Early dissipation has destroyed the neglected boy. - The wretched convict droops, and dies. Plate VIII: The maniac father and the convict brother are gone. - The poor girl, homeless, friendless, deserted, destitute, and Gin mad, commits self-murder. For the prequel to this set, 'The Bottle', see item ref: 35414. 'Glyphography', patented 1842, was a method of creating an electrotype plate by drawing through a compostion onto a metal plate.
[Ref: 56198]   £350.00   view all images for this item
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[Two drunken French soldiers]
[Two drunken French soldiers]
Pub.d by J. Dickinson 114 Bond Str.t [n.d., c.1830].
Coloured lithograph, rare & fine colour. Printed area 305 x 190mm (12 x 7½"). Tear in image taped.
[Ref: 56040]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Splenitive Englishman travelling in Germany.
The Splenitive Englishman travelling in Germany.
LDouglas invt et delt.
Hand coloured etching sheet 215 x 335mm (8½ x 13¼"). Trimmed within plate. Some creasing.
A satire on grand tourists. Two Englishmen travel through the German countryside in a post-chaise. The splenitive (ill-tempered) gentleman threatens the postilion with a pistol and cane urging him to drive faster while the other smiles. The postilion is seated smoking a pipe on a farm horse, one of three drawing the carriage and a paper "Drink Gelt to pay by order of ye Queen" protrudes from his pocket, while another reading, "Maut und Drink Gelt" lies on the ground; before engraver's name scratched out. "L Douglas" has not been identified; formerly attributed to Bunbury, now re-attributed to C.L.Smith.
[Ref: 55993]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charles James Fox] An Old Fox caught at last!!
[Charles James Fox] An Old Fox caught at last!!
[by Isaac Cruikshank]
Pub. March 29 1804 by S.W. Fores, N Piccadilly.
Coloured etching. 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), watermarked 'Stage 1798'. Narrow margins.
Fox crawls into a rectangular 'New Opposition Trap', tempted by grapes, venison, champagne & 'Carlisle Bait' (for Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle), watched by Grenville, Sheridan and Windham.
BM Satires 10234.
[Ref: 56024]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Free Trade - Westminster Review
Free Trade - Westminster Review January. 1830 No. XXIII
William Heath.
Pub Jan 10 1880 by T McLean 26 Haymarket sole Publisher of W. Heaths Etchings.
Hand coloured etching, plate 255 x 370 (10 x 14½"). Two pinholes and light foxing in section of the margin. Small margins.
A scene in a menagerie (most likely a depiction of The Royal Menagerie) where each monkey pilfers from the food-bowl of his neighbour. A tapir and an elephant as well as a couple of other unidentifyable creatures can be seen. A slender man in dated clothing remarks to a stocky John Bull "Observe the way those animals take their food; each eats out of its neighbour's pot. By this means they double the common stock; a wonderful provision of nature in those climates!" 'The article cited, on "Free Trade", opens with a quotation (from the 'Examiner', 4 Oct.) on the (former) habits of the monkeys in Exeter 'Change: ". . . while one monkey was so unprofitably engaged in plundering, his own pan was exposed to similar depredation. The mingled knavery and absurdity was shockingly human." It is maintained that the anti-Free Trade arguments amount only "to this monkey policy", voiced here by the lecturer of John Bull (and, according to the 'Westminster', by Michael Sadler and in 'Blackwood's Magazine' for July 1829).'
BM 16008
[Ref: 56144]   £380.00  
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[George IV] Are You the Man Wot Drives the Sovereign?
[George IV] Are You the Man Wot Drives the Sovereign?
A. Sharpshooter [John Phillips].
Pub. by S. Gans, 15, Southampton St Strand April 26, 1829.
Coloured etching. 370 x 260mm (14½ x 10¼"), on paper watermarked 'J Whatman Turkey Mill 1817', large margins. Some creasing.
George IV, his hands behind his back, leans forward, putting the question to the off-scene Wellington. The Duke of Wellington, Prime Minister since January, had been accused of coercing the king.
BM Satires 15735.
[Ref: 55948]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Shewing a Good Fig'ger of a Horse.
Shewing a Good Fig'ger of a Horse.
[Compass monogram of Brownlow North] Esq.r del.t. [Etched by Charles Williams.]
Pubd May 5th 1801 by S.W. Fores 50 Piccadilly. Folios of Caracattures lent out for the Evening.
Scarce coloured etching. 235 x 335mm (9¼ x 13¼"), watermark Edmeades 1805. Colour slightly faded, ink smear. Small margins.
Outside the Ram Inn three men show a horse to a nervous traveller, while inn servants and a post-boy watch with amusement. One holds its mouth open, another lifts its tail. A sign above the door, 'Travellers Taken In', suggests the sale is not honest.
BM Satires 10666, with no publication line, dated guessed to be 1806.
[Ref: 56153]   £460.00  
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[Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool.] The Devil to Pay or Pam be Civil.
[Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool.] The Devil to Pay or Pam be Civil.
[by George Cruikshank.]
Published September 1812 by Y.Z. & Sold by Clinch Princes Street Soho.
Coloured etching. Sheet 200 x 275mm (8 x 10¾"). Trimmed into printed border.
Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson caricatured as 'Pam' ('Pamphile', the knave of clubs), having to borrow money from London banker, Sir Walter Stirling, to give to Francis Rawdon-Hastings, who was about to be appointed Governor-General of India. In five-card loo, 'Pam' is always the highest card; however the leader of the ace of trumps asks the holder of Pam to pass the trick, saying 'Pam be civil'.
BM Satires: 11900.
[Ref: 56023]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Bull's Progress] John Bull Going to War.
[John Bull's Progress] John Bull Going to War.
[by John Gillray.]
[Pub.d June 3.d 1793. by H. Humphrey N 18 Old Bond Street.
Coloured etching. Sheet 145 x 190mm (5¾ z 7½"). Trimmed from a four-panel satire.
One panel of a four panel anti-war satire, showing John Bull proudly signing up as an infantryman, but his family in tears. The sequence of the four scenes is: a stout John Bull lazing by his hearth; Bull marching away; Bull's family approach the stone gateway of the Treasury, the three balls of a pawnbroker above it and the inscription 'Money Lent by Authority', carrying their possessions; and Bull's return, one-eyed and one-legged, to his emaciated family in a bare hovel.
BM Satires 8328.
[Ref: 56039]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Looking Glass in Disgrace.
The Looking Glass in Disgrace.
Pub.d Jan.y 1st 1805 by S.W. Fores no 50 Piccadilly.
Aquatint and etching with hand colour. 305 x 225mm (12 x 8¾"), watermarked 1796. Creasing in margins, slight soiling.
Despite the bottles of 'Milk of Roses', 'Olimpian Dew' and 'Circassian Bloom', an elderly woman is so unimpressed by her own reflection that she breaks her dressing room mirror with her curling tongs.
BM Satires 11660.
[Ref: 56150]   £320.00  
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[Allegory of a love affair.] Tribunal injurie & Armoris.
[Allegory of a love affair.] Tribunal injurie & Armoris. De beschuldinge en klachten van Juffr. Elizabeth Stevenon, gedaen als aenklaegster van der Heer Gabriel Lalande.
[by Crispijn de Passe.]
[n.d., 1661.]
Rare broadsheet with engraving, 130 x 200mm (5 x 8"), set in letterpress, sheet 500 x 285mm (19¾ x 11¼"). Sheet with loss at bottom, not affecting text.
A pair of former lovers in a court case presided over by the Titaness Thenis, with Venus acting for the complainant. Underneath is an extensive satirical verse. A satire on the scandalous events following the end of the love affair between Gabriel Lalande, a French merchant, and Elizabeth Lestevenon, a young woman from a rich Dutch mercantile family. After an intimate relationship of several months, Elizabeth announced she was going to marry someone else. In indignation Lalande started spreading rumours about their affair, including their sexual activity. Lestevenson's family appealed to the Amsterdam Magistrates, who jailed Lalande for seventy days, but this did not stop the gossip. Such was the scandal that at the end of 1661 the printer Johannes van den Bergh collected many of the broadsheets and published a collection, 'The Sweet Courtship of Mr Gabriel de Lalande, or the fallen rose of Miss Elizabeth Lestevenon'.
Arthur der Weduwen: Dutch and Flemish Newspapers of the Seventeenth Century, p.154.
[Ref: 56035]   £420.00  
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One of the advantage of a Low Carriage.
One of the advantage of a Low Carriage.
B. [Compass monogram of Brownlow North] Esq.r del. P.F.L.B. fec.t [James Gillray].
London. Publish'd June 1st 1801 by H. Humphrey, No 27 St James's Street.
Coloured etching. 260 x 360mm (10¼ x 14¼") very large margins. Tear entering plate at bottom repaired; very small wormhole in sky. Slightly faded.
An earl's coach makes an emergency stop to avoid a fat country woman who has fallen into the road, having been chased by a dog. The footman flies over the roof of the coach as the passenger calls his name, to which he replies 'Coming Ma'm'.
BM Satires 9767.
[Ref: 56154]   £320.00  
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The Macaroni Provider.
The Macaroni Provider.
Pubd. according to Act July 21st. 1772, by MDarly 39 Strand.
Etching, plate 195 x 125mm (7½ x 5". Pencil caption in image. Small margins.
A man carries on his back a doll-like woman who takes the place of the exaggerated macaroni club of hair. She is swathed round in black ribbon and so attached to his shoulders in the manner of a club of hair. He leers, and carries a tasselled cane with a sharp handle set with what appears to be a snuff-box. She wears a ribbon-trimmed hat, frilled elbow-sleeves, her body is covered with the black swathing, and her clocked stockings are visible to the knees. Probably this is a portrait of some (alleged) notorious procurer; perhaps Thomas Bradshaw, a Treasury clerk who was appointed a Lord of the Admiralty on 6th May 1772. From 'Macaronies, Characters, Caricatures &c designed by the greatest personages, artists &c', in an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.3' upper left and '23' upper right.
BM Satires: 5018.
[Ref: 56227]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Miss Eyebright.
Miss Eyebright.
[after George C. William]
Printed for John Bowles, at No. 13 in Cornhill [n.d., c.1770].
Mezzotint. 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"), with very large margins, mint.
A young woman, half-length almost in profile to right, turning her head to smile towards the viewer. Her hair is tied at the nape, and she is wearing a hat with ribbons hanging down the left side of her face, with a dark, hooded shawl trimmed with lace, and a bow at the bodice of her gown.
For coloured impression, see item ref: 32842.
[Ref: 55922]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Morning. Nigth [sic].
Morning. Nigth [sic]. Scene in the Island of Jersey. Scene in the Duchy of Lancaster.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, pseudonym of William Heath] Esq.
Pub by T. McLean 26 Haymarket. caricatures daily published.
Etching with fine hand colour. 370 x 260mm (14½ x 10¼"), large margins.
Satire commenting on Wellington's relationships with cousins Sarah Villiers, Countess of Jersey and Harriet Arbuthnot. Lady Villiers was often ridiculed for 'affecting great intimacy with the Duke'. Harriet Arbuthnot and her husband Charles however, did have a close relationship with Wellington who promoted Charles Arbuthnot from the Department of Woods and Trees to Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Unusually, the small character of Paul Pry in the left corner points to an address along the top edge of the print: 'I'm sorry to intrude but some dirty Rogue has lately been copying my caricatures- robbing us of our ideas & just profit- may I ask of my Friends not to purchase unless they see the Publisher T. McLeans name at the bottom, all others are copies P. Pry'.
BM Satire: 15717.
[Ref: 55953]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The Old Commodore.
The Old Commodore. The Words by Mr. Londsdale. _ Sung with unbounded Applause by Nr. Taylor, of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden.
Publish'd Dec. 1. 1807. by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London.
Coloured etching. Sheet 235 x 245mm (9¼ x 9¾"). Trimmed, some staining.
'What a damn'd bad job! that this batter'd old hulk Can't be rigged out for sea once more:' A gouty, one-eyed old salt hobbles along with two sticks.
BM Satires 10957.
[Ref: 56038]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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An Old Maid on a Journey.
An Old Maid on a Journey.
B. [compass monogram of Brownlow North] Esq.r del. [Etched by James Gillray.]
Publish'd November 20th 1804 by H.Humphrey, No 27 St James's Street, London.
Coloured etching. 260 x 385mm (10¼ x 15¼"), very large margins; watermarked 'J Whatman 1807'. Colour slightly faded.
This is said to be an unkind caricature of Miss Sarah Sophia Banks (1744-1818), sister of Sir Joseph Banks the naturalist. If so she wears one of her three riding habits, which she called 'hitem, titem, and scrub', as she enters an inn with her entourage. Sir Joseph donated her collection of prints and coins to the British Museum.
BM Satires 10300.
[Ref: 56156]   £360.00  
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Le Palais Royal de Paris. A Peep at the French Monstrosities
Le Palais Royal de Paris. A Peep at the French Monstrosities
[after George Cuikshank.]
Dub. Pub. by McCleary, 32 Nassau St. [n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured etching, fine colour. 245 x 365mm (9¾ x 14¼"). Trimmed to plate, stains in edges.
Two English dandies walk arm-in-arm under the arcade of the Palais Royal, interested in the promenading courtesans and their French customers. A copy of George Cruikshank's satire, published by George Humphrey in 1818 (BM 13054).
[Ref: 56045]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Palemon and Lavinia.
Palemon and Lavinia. ''He saw her charming; - but he saw not half / The Charms her downcast Modesty conceal'd.''
J. C. Esqrr del.t.
London Publishd Jan.y 23d 1805-by H. Humphrey No 27 St James's Street.
Coloured etching. 255 x 355mm (10 x 14"), very large margins; watermarked 'J Whatman 1807'. Colour faded.
A yokel, holding a pitchfork, grins avidly at a hideous and elderly country woman who crouches behind a stile. The verse is Thomson's 'Seasons, Autumn'.
BM Satires 10480.
[Ref: 56157]   £380.00  
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Parsonic Piety.
Parsonic Piety. Good Precepts / do as I say. / But bad Examples / not as I do - .
IC [Isaac Cruikshank].
London Pub: Jan 20 1794 by S W Fores N3 Piccadilly where may be seen a complete model of the Guilotine, the Head and hand of Count Streuenzee & the Largest Collections of Caracaturs in the World.
Coloured etching, watermark C. Patch. Sheet 345 x 395mm (13¼ x 15½"). Trimmed within plate, some staining.
Two panels contrasting the life of a young parson. On the left he stands in the pulpit, his eyes raised sanctimoniously; on the right he stumbles out of a brothel in Covent Garden, drunk and dishevelled, arm around a prostitute who has picked his pocket, removing his watch.
BM Satires 8524.
[Ref: 56042]   £260.00   (£312.00 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, pseudonym of William Heath] Esq.r.
Pub June 20 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket sole publisher of P-Pry Caricatures - none are oritinal with T McLeans Name.
Etching with hand colour. Sheet 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Trimmed within plate.
Wellington, dressed in his military uniform, salutes 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.
BM Satire 15812.
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The Regent's Hack.
The Regent's Hack.
Pub,d March 1812 by W,m Holland N° 11 Cockspur Street.
Coloured etching, signed in ink verso Miss Robinson. 245 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½"), large margins. Small burn in inscription area, sealing wax on reverse not showing through. Remains of album page at top. Slight creasing where folded.
The Prince Regent rides through Manchester Square towards Hertford House, on a cobbled street strewn with large stones (or horse manure) with the faces of members of the Opposition. His horse, with the bloated face of Sheridan, says ''Never fear, my dear Master, I will carry you through this ugly road in safety—I'll hick all the vile stones aside that would impede your way, and your old Hack, Sherry, you will find able to support you to the last''. A satire of the Prince's desertion of his old friends, after which Sheridan was one of the few Whigs to remain faithful.
BM Satire 11859.
[Ref: 56046]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Singerie] The Smuggler.
[Singerie] The Smuggler.
Drawn & etched by H. Heath.
Published by Charles Tilt, 86 Fleet St, May 1828.
Etching, printed in sepia. 230 x 190mm (9 x 7½"), large margins.
A monkey dressed as a smuggler, guarding a cave full of contraband.
[Ref: 56021]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charles Stanhope 3rd Earl of Harrington] Inspecting a Volunteer Corps, in Hyde Park.
[Charles Stanhope 3rd Earl of Harrington] Inspecting a Volunteer Corps, in Hyde Park.
Js Gillray, del & ft.
Pub.d Dec.r 4th 1803. by H. Humphrey 27-St James's Street, London.
Coloured etching. 260 x 200mm (10¼ x 8"). Trimmed to plate at bottom, edge worn; creased, a few stains.
General Charles Stanhope (1753-1829), 3rd Earl of Harrington, sits erect on horseback in profile to the left., his leg awkwardly thrust out. He wears a huge cocked hat, long and thick queue, and full-skirted coat.
BM: 10165
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Sketches of Character - the Inside passenger No. 7. The Most Uncomfortablest Coach I Vos Hever Hin Six Hinsides.
Sketches of Character - the Inside passenger No. 7. The Most Uncomfortablest Coach I Vos Hever Hin Six Hinsides. Vy there arn't a nuf room for four of us_bring us a bottle of mull'd red port vaitor-hand do ye hear get a wheelbarer for this here luggage_vy they looks like drowned rats houtside.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, psuedonym of William Heath] Esq.r.
Pub. by T McLean 26 Haymarket where political and other caricatures are daily published [n.d., c.1829].
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet 345 x 245mm (13½ x 9½"). Trimmed to printed border.
A caricature portrait of a very large passenger of a coach, standing, surrounded by luggage.
[Ref: 56043]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Caleb Quotem - the parish factotum. He is all - he is evry thing - the parish could not go on without him - He has more trades that hairs in his wig.
Caleb Quotem - the parish factotum. He is all - he is evry thing - the parish could not go on without him - He has more trades that hairs in his wig. Parish Characters in Ten Plates by Paul Pry Esq.r. _ Pl. 11.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, pseudonym of William Heath] Esq.r.
Pub. June 12 1829 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket - Sole Publisher of P.Prys Caricature's - none are original without this name.
Coloured etching. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 10") very large margins. Creasing in lower margins.
The Duke of Wellington holding a bearskin and a whip, reciting a list of his jobs in verse. These include 'Cabinet maker / Undertaker / Finance / Beat France / Bony parte / made him smart...'.
Not in George, but see 15787 for a pirate by Gans.
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[Duke of Wellington] Take Up Your Bed and Walk!!!
[Duke of Wellington] Take Up Your Bed and Walk!!! During the Duke's Temporary sojourn at Walmer Castle he invariable reposes on the Camp bedstead which form'd his Grace's couch throught the Peninsular Campaigns - the highly prized article of furniture being regularly convey'd from Downing Street to Walmer Castle when ever the Duke, visits the latter place_vide Morning Herald_
William Heath.
Pub Oct 1st 1829 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket Sole publisher of WH Etchings.
Coloured etching. 375 x 260mm (14¾ x 10¼"). Laid on card.
Wellington as a coal porter, carrying his military campbed balanced on his head. Half-way through his first term as Prime Minister, Wellington was already unpopular. He had been appointed Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports in January 1829, shortly after being made PM, mainly because he wanted to use Walmer Castle as a country residence. This caricature suggests he should leave government and retire there.
BM Satires: 15867.
[Ref: 55937]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Dumps.
The Dumps.
W.m Heath ~.
Pub march 29 1830 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket London.
Fine coloured etching. 260 x 370mm (10½ x 14½"), large margins.
The Prime Minister the Duke of Wellington with his Home Secretary, Robert Peel, discussing their defeat in a motion which denied superannuation pensions to Dundas and Bathurst by 18 votes.
BM Satire 16077.
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Take Care of Your Pockets _ A Hint for the Orthodox.
Take Care of Your Pockets _ A Hint for the Orthodox. Take heed, have open eyes; for thieves do foot abroad. Shakespeare Render unto Seizer those things which are Seizers.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, pseudonym of William Heath] Esq.
Pub June 2d.1829 by T.McLean 26 Haymarket sole Publisher of Paul Pry Caricatures.
Etching with fine hand colour. 260 x 370mm (10¼ x 14½"), large margins. Paper lightly toned.
Prime Minister the Duke of Wellington and his Home Secretary, Robert Peel, depicted as ragged street urchins trying to pick the pocket of a wary parson. A satire on the Ministries' alleged interference with the property and doctrine of the Church, which was alleged during a press campaign against the Ministry.
BM Satires: 15791.
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[Wellington] That Old Thief wants to run away with my Bread and Butter.
[Wellington] That Old Thief wants to run away with my Bread and Butter.
[by William Heath.]
Pub May 8 1830 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket.
Coloured etching. 260 x 380mm (10¼ x 15"), watermarked '1829', large margins. Small tear in left margin.
The Prime Minister, the Duke of Wellington, starts in surprise as a skeleton dressed in black, leans in to take bread and butter from a larder. The new sliding scale of duty in the Importation of Corn Act 1828 did not reduce the price of bread enough to allieviate the suffering of the rural poor.
BM Satires 16115.
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