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A Frost.
A Frost.
Designed and Etched by Theordore Lane. Eng.d by Geo. Hunt.
Pub March, 1827, by Geo. Hunt, Corner of York St. & Bridges St. Covent Garden.
Etching with hand coloured aquatint. 330 x 265mm (13 x 10½"). Faint water stain in top margin and some toning.
A man is carried from the ice, dripping wet and carrying one of his skates, by another gentleman wearing a hat with the words 'Humane Society'. Another man offers him some gin. Originally a pair to 'A Thaw'. See ref 56504.
Hickman pg. 98. i of ii.
[Ref: 56505]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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A Loan.
A Loan. If you please M.rs Soapkins Mother says will you lend her a Pan full of coals till tomorrow.
Drawn by Joe Lisle. [George Hunt.]
London, Published by Tho.s McLean, 26 Haymarket, 1827.
Etching with hand coloured aquatint, watermark 1827 J. Whatman, Turkey Mills. 240 x 210mm (9½ x 8¼"), very large margins. Some toning.
A young boy wearing a rosette asks an old woman in a dirty apron and old fashioned quilted skirt for some coal on behalf of his mother.
Hickman pg. 102. BM 14993.
[Ref: 56502]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Thaw.
A Thaw.
Drawn & Etched by Theodore Lane. Eng.d by Geo Hunt.
Pub March 1827, by Geo. Hunt, Corner of York St. & Bridges St. Covent Garden.
Etching with hand coloured aquatint. 295 x 230mm (11¾ x 9"). Trimmed and laid on album paper. Some toning.
A person hundles under a worn blanket and umbrella as numerous leaks pour into her room. Originally a pair to 'A Frost'. See ref 56505.
Hickman pg. 99. i of ii.. Not in BM.
[Ref: 56504]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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A Broil.
A Broil.
London Published by G.Humphrey 27 St James's Street June 1822.
Hand coloured etching, in title area on right in ink T.A. from A.W. 1822; 300 x 230mm (11¾ x 9") with large margins. Some creasing.
An affray between three fashionably dressed men and two watchmen with bludgeons in a street at night, under a full moon. The glass of a street-lamp above their heads has been cracked. One watchman has large letters on the back of his greatcoat: St J. W, showing that the parish is that of St. James's or St. John's, Westminster. One of a set of four prints with punning culinary titles by Theodore Lane (1800 - 1828). See also 56450.
BM Satires: 14451.
[Ref: 56449]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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La Belle Femme de Chambre
La Belle Femme de Chambre Philis calmez votre courroux Por vous Lisette vient de faire son office Ses gages sont d'ailleurs payez par votre Epoux Vous devez donc souffrir d'un air paisible et doux Qu'a son tour il en tire un moment de service.
a Paris chez Aveline rue S.t Jacques a la Reine de France.
[n.d. after 1735.]
Engraving, 18th century watermark. 320 x 250mm (12½ x 9¾"), very large margins on 3 sides. Top margin trimmed to plate. Creasing in left and bottom margins.
A satirical copper engraving made by Pierre-Alexander Aveline (1702-60), son of Pierre Aveline, another well known French engraver. A clock sits on the wall.
[Ref: 56307]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A complete Cutter _ Warrented Steel. [Greek inscription.]
A complete Cutter _ Warrented Steel. [Greek inscription.]
Drawn & Etched by J.A.Atkinson.
Published April 12 1808 by James Carpenter, Old Bond Street.
Coloured etching. Sheet 175 x 105mm (7 x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate, staining, old ink mss (corrections?) on Greek script.
A satirical portrait of a man wearing a bicorn hat and looking through a lorgnette. John Augustus Atkinson (1775-1830) was a British etcher, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He spent 1784-1801 in Russia with James Walker who is thought to be his uncle. After returning to London in 1801, he made prints after his works, of Russian subjects, and made outline etchings for other artists. He also executed paintings on military subjects and battles.
[Ref: 56364]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Duke of Cumberland] 1760. Caesar at New-Market.
[Duke of Cumberland] 1760. Caesar at New-Market. Stem Power of War! by whom the mighty fall; who bathe in blood, & shake ye embattled wall. A. Caesar a Horse Who has often Started but never Won.
Old Salmoneus Inv.t.
[London: E. Morris, 1762.]
Etching. 85 x 115mm (3¼ x 4½"), very large margins. Worm hole on right platemark.
The fat Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, in a horse race with Louis Charles César Le Tellier, Duc d'Estrées. A satire of Cumberland's failure to protect Hanover from the invading French army during the Seven Years' War. Plate 102 of 'A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756, 1757, 1758, 1759, 1760, 1761, 1762'.
BM 3624.
[Ref: 56464]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Laughing Philosopher. Ha. Ha. Ha.
The Laughing Philosopher. Ha. Ha. Ha.
London Dean & Co. Threadneedle Street [n.d., c.1840].
Coloured etching. Sheet 280 x 225mm (11 x 8¾"). Trimmed to plate at sides, thread margins top and bottom.
A laughing man with a missing tooth. This is a satirical pastiche of the self-portrait ''The Young Rembrandt as Democritus the Laughing Philosopher''.
[Ref: 56332]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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''We have the exhibition to examine
''We have the exhibition to examine"
[William Heath.]
Pub. by T. McLean 26 Haymarket London.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet 255 x 355mm (10 x 14''). Cut to borders. Some repaired nicks to edges.
A scene in an exhibition salon in which specatators struggle to see the paintings through the large crowd and enormous hats. One disgruntled man wipes his head in exasperation after his daughter tries to disuade him from leaving.
[Ref: 56453]   £320.00  
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A Fare.
A Fare. What's that for Sir? That ere von't do! Why sure y'ur Fare's 3 Shillings...
Ego. Del.t H. Pyall Sculp.t
London, Published by Tho.s M.cLean, 26 Haymarket.
Rare hand-coloured etching, sheet 365 x 270mm (14¼ x 10½"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet.
A coachman pesters a family for a larger fare.
[Ref: 56503]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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"Girl, Where's your Master!" _"Gone to be Champagn'd, Sir" "Gone to be What! Champagn'd! _ Shampoo'd, you mean: "The more fool he." "Ah! but he so complain'd Sir" "Complain'd,_Pho! Let him try Charles Wright's Champagne, "An then, By all the Pow'rs! if he complain' "He'll wel deserve to be Shampoo'd again."
Design'd & Etch's by Theodore Lane. Engraved by Geo. Hunt.
London, Published by Tho.s Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket, 1827.
Rare hand-coloured aquatint. 336 x 227mm (13¼ x 9"). Some foxing and time staining. Trimmed.
A satire on language of a master approaching a young lady who confuses her language with "shampoo" and "champagne", also dismissing the societal status of men and women. Charles Wright is recorded in 1826, in the Dublin Literary Gazette as a highly respectable wine merchant.
Hickman pg. 96/7. i of ii. Not in BM.
[Ref: 56500]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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"Girl, Where's your Master!" _"Gone to be Champagn'd, Sir" "Gone to be What! Champagn'd! _ Shampoo'd, you mean: "The more fool he." "Ah! but he so complain'd Sir" "Complain'd,_Pho! Let him try Charles Wright's Champagne, "An then, By all the Pow'rs! if he complain' "He'll wel deserve to be Shampoo'd again."
Design'd & Etch's by Theodore Lane. Engraved by Geo. Hunt.
London, Published by Tho.s Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket, 1827.
Rare hand-coloured aquatint. 336 x 227mm (13¼ x 9"). Some foxing and time staining. Trimmed.
A satire on language of a master approaching a young lady who confuses her language with "shampoo" and "champagne", also dismissing the societal status of men and women. Charles Wright is recorded in 1826, in the Dublin Literary Gazette as a highly respectable wine merchant.
Hickman pg. 96/7. ii of ii. Not in BM.
[Ref: 56501]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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So! So! The Race was for a Husband.
So! So! The Race was for a Husband.
[maybe engraved by Kingsbury]
Pub May 1 1788 by S W Fores Saterist N° 3 Piccadilly.
Hand coloured etching, sheet 265 x 430mm (10¼ x 17"), on I Taylor laid water marked paper. Trimmed to plate on left sides, thread margins on others.
A very fat Other Windsor (1751-1799), 5th Earl of Plymouth, and Sarah Archer (1762–1838) (Windsor, Countess of Plymouth, then later Countess Amherst) walk together arm in arm towards a country Church where the vicar and his clerk wait in the porch. Plymouth comments on this and Sarah Archer replies getting married will "repair" her virginity and on her mother's surly temper. Her discontented mother Lady Sarah Archer (nee West) walks away from them remarking that marriage hampers a hedonist lifestyle and that is not for herself. Sister's Maria, Harriet and Anne are behind the couple, two hold hands walking together where another turns her back on her mother running away. Lady Sarah Archer (nee West) was a gambler known as one of "Faro Ladies" whose virtues were scrutinized because of belief of domestic duty and sexual misconduct; women gamblers, after having lost their limited personal income (Pin-money), thus without legal or monetary credit to their name, could only wager their sexuality.
BM Satires 7430
[Ref: 56460]   £360.00  
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A Trip to Margate By Paul Pry Esq.r.
A Trip to Margate By Paul Pry Esq.r.
[by William Heath.]
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket London [n.d., c.1830].
Coloured etching. 260 x 370mm (10¼ x 14½").
A plate with eight vignette satires of the popularity of day-trips to Margate.
[Ref: 55946]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Marriage à la Mode.
Marriage à la Mode.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Scarce lithograph. Sheet 285 x 225mm (11¼ x 9"). Light stains.
A series of scenes with silhouettes of a couple at various points in their relationship, from 'Admiration' to 'Declaration', 'Celebration', 'Irritation', 'Separation' and, finally, 'Reconciliation'.
[Ref: 56374]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Monkey's at Whist.
Monkey's at Whist.
[n.d., c.1826.]
Fine coloured etching, watermark Hagar & Son 1826. Sheet 180 x 220mm (7 x 8¾"). Trimmed within plate.
Four fashionably-dressed monkeys play cards.
See Ref: 56371
[Ref: 56370]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Pugilistic Monkey's.
Pugilistic Monkey's.
[n.d., c.1825.]
Coloured etching, watermark Hagar & Son 1826. Sheet 180 x 220mm (7 x 8¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A pair of monkeys in a boxing ring, attended by their seconds.
See Ref: 56370
[Ref: 56371]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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War.
War.
[Formally attributed to James Gillray now attributed to George Dance]
Pub 9th March 1783, by H. Humphrey N° 51 New Bond St.
Hand coloured etching, sheet 150 x 210mm (5¾ x 8¼") Trimmed to plate on bottom.
A scene in the House of Commons, a characteristic attack by Charles James Fox (1749 –1806) and Edmund Burke on Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford, during North's ministry. The figures of Fox and Burke are rising from clouds, as if to suggest a vision of past debates. Lord North wears wig and sash, his arm extended upwards and text beneath which starts “want of candor”; in front of him is the lightly engraved Speaker, Charles Wolfran Cornwall (1735–1789).
BM 6187
[Ref: 56463]   £490.00  
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Pizzaro a New Play or the Drury-Lane Masquerade.
Pizzaro a New Play or the Drury-Lane Masquerade.
Pubd June 11th 1799 by SW Fores 50 Piccadilly.
Hand coloured etching, 18th century watermark, plate 255 x 410mm (10 x 16"), with small margins. Small holes and abrasions in margins and plate mark. Tears to edges and some light time staining.
Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan (1751 – 1816), fat and grotesque, dressed as Pizarro leads George III and Charlotte to the Royal box. He holds guttering candles in each hand and belows towards the stage to play God Save the King. George III remarks to Charlotte, "No! no! no Jacobins here all Loyal all Loyal, Charming Man the Author eh! charming Man, never saw him in such a good light before." Three princesses follow; one says: "bless me I never saw that General at Court". Behind are the Dukes of York and Cumberland. On the floor by Sheridan are two papers: 'Maidstone Loyalty' , and '[Tomorr]ow Evening performed a new play called the Loyal Author to which will be added a Peep behind the Curtain Vivan[t] Rex et Regina'. The curtain is down; on the proscenium, replacing the usual 'Veluti in Speculum', is 'Anti Jacobin House'. Charles James Fox (1749–1806) and another man stand in the pit, waving their hats towards the royal box. All the principal Drury Lane singers sang 'God Save the King' before the perfomance, with the Duke of York's (Coldstream) band on the stage. 'Rule Britannia' was sung between Pizarro and the farce ('The Apprentice') and 'God Save the King' was again sung while the King and Queen were leaving the theatre. Sheridan adapted Pizarro (1796) from August von Kotzebue's Spanier in Peru (1796).
BM 9402
[Ref: 56454]   £380.00  
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A Charley making a Discovery.
A Charley making a Discovery.
T. Lane
London Pubd by G.Humphrey 27 St James's Street March 15 1822.
Hand coloured etching, sheet 260 x 210mm (10¼ x 8¼"). Trimmed within plate.
A top-hatted man embraces a courtesan in a dimly lit arcade/underpass while she craftily picks his pocket of a handkerchief. A London night-watchman (Charley) holding a lantern and a bludgeon, enters the passage, leaning towards them and staring stupidly. Watchmen were nicknamed Charlies or Charleys after 1663 when Charles II set up a force of paid Watchmen to patrol the streets in all towns and cities.
BM 14460.
[Ref: 56452]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Sailor at a Quakers Funeral.
A Sailor at a Quakers Funeral.
Woodward del. Cruikshanks st.
Pub. T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside [n.d., c.1810.]
Etching with hand colour. 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), 'Basted Mill' watermark.
Social satire: a Quaker stands by an open grave in a large walled graveyard, with clasped hands, eyes sanctimoniously turned up. A grave-digger leans on his spade watching him with puzzled distaste. The Quaker: ''Verily the spirit at length beginneth to move me - Alas! there is no happiness on this side of the grave''. A disgruntled sailor who stands opposite him asks: "Why then you Lubber, dont you come on this side?". After George Moutard Woodward (c.1760 - 1809), etched by caricaturist Isaac Cruikshank (1764 - 1811), father of Isaac Robert and George.
BM Satires: 10902.
[Ref: 56286]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Recruits.]
[Recruits.]
[W. H. Bunbury delin.t. Watson & Dickinson Excud.t.]
[London, Publish'd Jan.y 1.st 1780 by Watson & Dickinson No 158 New Bond Street.]
Scarce etching, unfinished proof before stippling and lettering. Sheet 325 x 270mm (12¾ x 10½"). Trimmed within platemark on three sides.
A motley group of recruits being drilled by two soldiers outside an inn called 'The Old Fortune'. The inn sign depicts a old soldier with one eye, arm and leg, begging. The second of a series by Bunbury, with 'A Visit to thje Camp' and 'Nancy', published during the American War of Independence.
[Ref: 56436]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A Roast.
A Roast.
[T. Lane.]
London Published by G. Humphrey 27 St. James's Street, Jan 30th 1822.
Hand coloured etching, plate 305 x 230mm (12 x 9"), Thread margins, trimmed to plate on right side. Staining centre.
A scene in a parlour or music room. A shrew angrily shakes her fist at a young man in riding-dress, knocking over a chair onto a piano stool and disturbing the animals; parrots squark, a cat hisses and a dog hides under the young mans chair. One of a set of four prints with punning culinary titles by Theodore Lane (1800 - 1828). See also reference 56449.
BM:14450
[Ref: 56450]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Pleasures of the Turf.
The Pleasures of the Turf. Birds of a Feather will flock together, Like to Like, as the Devil said to the Collier.
Publish' d according to Act Oct 27th 1756, by Edwards & Darly facing Hungerford in the Strand.
Etching. 85 x 115mm (3¼ x 4½"), very large margins. Worm hole in right margin.
Two gentlemen, one wearing a fool's cap, drive four turkeys and four geese along the London road. Apparently some noblemen had organised a race to prove whether geese or turkeys could run faster, which upset the general public who were more concerned with the uncertain progress at the start of the Seven Years' War. Plate 24 of ''A Political and Satyrical History of the Years 1756 and 1757''.
BM 3407.
[Ref: 56465]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Sylphide Queen Descending.
The Sylphide Queen Descending. The Queen - Her Majesty. Donald. - Dan O'Connel. Hela. - the King of Hanover. Tory Imp. - Duke of Wellington.
W. Clerk, Lithog. 202 High Holborn.
Published by F. Clover, No 1 Water Lane, Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1837.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet 215 x 260mm (8½ x 10¼").
Queen Victoria as the sylph being greeted by a tartan-clad 'Daniel O'Connell, with Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and a bat-winged Duke of Wellington in the background. A satire on the popular ballet 'La Sylphide', choreographed by Filippo Taglioni in 1832, and a second version choreographed by August Bournonville in 1836 (now the oldest surviving ballet).
[Ref: 56386]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Disappointed Undertaker, or Rising John Bull's Choler_a
The Disappointed Undertaker, or Rising John Bull's Choler_a
Marks fec.
[n.d., c.1822.]
Fine coloured etching. Sheet 220 x 165mm (8¾ x 6½"). Trimmed, laid on album paper.
A portly John Bull is propositioned by an undertaker who carries a coffin strapped to his back, offering a deal for his whole family.
[Ref: 56283]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Undertaker's Drinking to Death.
Undertaker's Drinking to Death.
Published 12 April, 1802, by Laurie & Whittle, No 53 Fleet Street, London.
Etching. 205 x 245mm (8 x 9¾"), on Whatman paper dated 1794, large margins.
A landlord shakes the hand of an undertaker whose hearse is outside his inn (with death on the lintel of the door). The humour is the double entendre of toasting death and drinking to death.
[Ref: 56285]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Undertaker] Sorrow is Dry.
[Undertaker] Sorrow is Dry.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 155 x 125mm (6 x 5").
An undertaker sits with a bottle by a coffin.
[Ref: 56282]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Vices overlook'd in the new proclamation.
Vices overlook'd in the new proclamation. To the Commons of Great Britain, this representation of Vices, which remain unforbidden by Proclamation, is dedicated, as proper for imitation, and in place of the more dangerous ones of Thinking, Speaking & Writing, now forbidden by Authority._
[James Gillray]
Pubd. May. 24th. 1792. by H. Humphrey N.18. Old Bond Street
Hand coloured etching, sheet 250 x 355mm (9¾ x 14). Cut. Time stained.
A satire critical of the Royal Proclamation Against Seditious Writings and Publications issued by George III on 21st May 1792 in response to the growth of radicalism in Britain inspired by the French Revolution to try and limit radical literature. It shows the Royals engaging in various vices including; George III and Queen Charlotte holding large sacks on money in avarice, the Prince of Wales drunk, the Duke of York gambling, the Duke of Clarence and Mrs Jordan engaging in debauchery.
BM: 8095
[Ref: 56475]   £490.00  
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The Wrong Box.
The Wrong Box. Capital Joint this Landlord 'pon my Soul, Here's Cut and Come again, / Yes Sir ther's Cut, to be sure, but I'll be___ if ever You shall Come again.
Drawn by M.E. Eng.d by Geo. Hunt.
London, Pubished by Tho.s Mclean, 26 Haymarket 1827.
Etching and aquatint with hand colouring. 180 x 170mm (7 x 6¾"). Laid on album paper. Toning.
The interior of an eating house, with a gentleman sitting alone at a table to the left. He is eating an enormous joint of beef, seen on the table, with a tankard of beer. A thin dog chews on the scraps on the floor below. The portly owner stands to the right, watching. Other diners can be seen behind, with a row of top hats hanging on the wall above.
Hickman: pg.75 ii of ii. Not in BM.
[Ref: 56498]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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