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Shovel _ Versus _ Broom. (Brougham).
Shovel _ Versus _ Broom. (Brougham). ''Vere did you play yesterday Joey - you seems to strike the ball most gracefuller-!''. / ''Vy to be sure I does! - didn't I play Lord Broom at Fentons - whacked him out o' two bob _ pays me vun, and promerses me tother!''
Pub by A, Park, 47 Leonard St Finsbury, London [n.d., c.1840].
Very rare coloured lithograph. 235 x 300mm (9¼ x 11¾"). Some wear and toning, laid on album paper.
Two dusty sweeps standing at a billiards table, cues in hands, smoking. Their conversation suggests that Henry Peter Brougham (1778-1868), Barrister & MP, Lord High Chancellor (1830-4) had gambling debts.
[Ref: 57334]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)

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Boadicea, Queen of Britian, overthrowing Her Enemies.
Boadicea, Queen of Britian, overthrowing Her Enemies. Humbly dedicated to Caroline, Queen of Great Britain, and Ireland.
Published November 1820, by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, London. [n.d., c.1820].
Fine coloured etching, framed, image size 260 x 365mm, (10¼ x 14½"). Unexamined out of frame.
Caricature with Caroline of Brunswick (1768-1821) as Boadicea in a chariot riding over her accusers, followed by a crowd of supporters. A satire on the Pains and Penalties Bill in 1820 which was a request of King George IV, to try and dissolve his marriage to Caroline and deprive her of the title of queen. In essence, the reading of the bill was a public trial of the Queen, with the members of the House of Lords acting as judge and jury. Public unrest over the bill was significant so the government withdrew the bill before it was debated by the House of Commons.
Not in BM Satires, but in the BM, registration 1983,0305.38.
[Ref: 57417]   £420.00  
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[Execution of Charles I] There is hope of a Tree if it be cut downe, that it will sprout again [...]
[Execution of Charles I] There is hope of a Tree if it be cut downe, that it will sprout again [...] Done from the Originall of Vaughan after ye Murder of King Charles the First. 84.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving. 275 x 425mm (10¾ x 16¾"). Unexamined out of frame.
An allegory of the execution of Charles I, with an oak cut down, the trunk dated ''Jan. 30. 1648/9''. Three shoots sprout, one with a crown, watered by a hand in a cloud. An angel, holding a scroll with a quotation from the Book of Ezekiel, blows a trumpet. The title is from Job.
[Ref: 57228]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Cigar Divan. Pleasure Boat. The Ale House and The Home.
Cigar Divan. Pleasure Boat. The Ale House and The Home.
Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank
Sept.r 1st 1832.
Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 265 x 355mm (10½ x 14"). Small tear in left edge, some slight staining.
Five vignette drolls from the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
[Ref: 57281]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Seven vignette satires on one sheet.]
[Seven vignette satires on one sheet.]
Drawn Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
May 20th 1828.
Etching with hand colour. Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14½"). Some staining.
Seven vignette satiresm including 'Brobdignag Bonnet', showing a woman with a massive hat. From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
[Ref: 57290]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Nine vignette satires on one sheet.]
[Nine vignette satires on one sheet.]
Drawn Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
Nov.r 1st 1829.
Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14½"), watermarked 'Whatman Turkey Mill, 1829). Tear through vignette top left.
Nine random satires, including 'Lithography', a pun showing a beggar drawing on a pavement. Plate 6 from the series 'Scraps and Sketches'
BM Satires 15982.
[Ref: 57286]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Preservation. An African Settlement. Spoon=bill. Botheration. A Vane Man.
Preservation. An African Settlement. Spoon=bill. Botheration. A Vane Man.
Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank
Feb.y 1 1831.
Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 265 x 355mm (10½ x 14"). Small tears in bottom edge, some slight staining.
Five vignette drolls. 'Preservation' has hunters shooting each other rather than the pheasants; 'An African Settlement' shows a graveyard. From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
[Ref: 57283]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bellows] Scraps & Sketches Part 3.
[Bellows] Scraps & Sketches Part 3.
Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank
Feb.y 1831.
Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 265 x 355mm (10½ x 14").
Eight vignette drolls featuring anthropomorphic bellows. From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
[Ref: 57285]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Seven vignette satires of bonnets on one sheet.]
[Seven vignette satires of bonnets on one sheet.]
Drawn Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
May 20th 1829.
Etching with hand colour. Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14½"). Spotting.
Seven satires on ladies' hats, including: 'Bonnet Building', featuring four milliners, two on tall step-ladders, trimming a hat far larger than themselves with giant bows of ribbon; and 'Section of the Bonnet Carriage', depicting a carriage shaped accomodate her hat and her bustle. From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
[Ref: 57292]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Christmas - Time.
Christmas - Time.
(Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank
May 1st 1827).
Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 265 x 355mm (10½ x 14"), paper watermarked 'Whatman Turkey Mill 1826. Small tear in top and bottom edge, some slight staining.
Six vignette drolls on the theme 'Christmas Time', including 'Pudding Time'. From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
[Ref: 57278]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Comfortables.
The Comfortables.
Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank
Feb.y 1 1830.
Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 265 x 355mm (10½ x 14") on Whatman Turkey Mill paper dated 1830. Small tear in bottom edge, some slight staining.
Six vignette drolls on the theme of 'Comfort', including 'A Batchelor's Comforts', with a man smoking before a fire. From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
[Ref: 57284]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Comforts.
Comforts.
Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank
Feb.y 1831.
Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 265 x 355mm (10½ x 14"). Small tear in bottom edge.
Nine vignette drolls on the theme 'Comforts', including 'Christmas Comforts' with anthropomorphic figures of food and crockery dancing. From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
[Ref: 57275]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Odd Fish.
Odd Fish.
Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank
Sept.r 1st 1832.
Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 265 x 355mm (10½ x 14"). Small tears in bottom edge, some slight staining.
Thirteen vignette drolls mostly with a fishy theme, including swordfish duelling with their bills. In the centre are two elephants, titled "Gentleman and Porters"smoking from a hookah. From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
[Ref: 57282]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Five vignette legal scenes on one sheet.]
[Five vignette legal scenes on one sheet.] "Pleading at the Bar." or - Popular Education - a Farce. Performed every Sessions.
Drawn Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
May 20th 1828.
Etching with hand colour. Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14½"), on paper watermarked 'Whatman Turkey Mill 1829'. Tear in right edge, some spotting.
Four legal satires around a central realistic rendering of an Old Bailey trial, including: 'Chamber Practice', in which young lawyers carouse drunkenly; and 'Practising at the Bar', depicting a burglar using a crow-bar to jimmy open a shutter of a bar (pub) door. From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
[Ref: 57289]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Five scenes of 'Time'.]
[Five scenes of 'Time'.]
(Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank
May 1st 1827).
Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 265 x 355mm (10½ x 14"), paper watermarked 'Whatman Turkey Mill 1826. Small tear in bottom edge, some slight staining.
Five vignette drolls on the theme 'Time', including 'Time Badly Employed', with a fair including a hot-air balloon, and 'Time is ~', with a man in prison, with a game of real tennis being played against a high wall. From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
[Ref: 57279]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The English Coachman.
The English Coachman. 157.
[after George van der Mijn.]
Carington Bowles excudit. London, Published as the Act directs. Printed for Carington Bowles, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard [n.d., 1769].
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark. 355 x 250 (14 x 9¾") very large margins. Abrasion in title area, repair in margin.
A coachman sits in the kitchen of an inn, with a foaming tankard in one hand and a serving girl on his knee.
BM Satires 4501.
[Ref: 57330]   £360.00  
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[Thomas Foley, 2nd Baron Foley & Mrs Gibbon?] No. XXXIV. M.rs G_b_n.  No. XXXV. Lord Balloon.
[Thomas Foley, 2nd Baron Foley & Mrs Gibbon?] No. XXXIV. M.rs G_b_n. No. XXXV. Lord Balloon.
London, Publish'd by A. Hamilton Jun.r. Fleet Street. Jan.y. 1; 1785.
Engraving. 110 x 160mm (4¼ x 6¼"). Trimmed to plate on right.
Bust portrait of a man and woman in ovals. The right portrait is Thomas Foley (1742-93), 2nd Baron Foley, known as Lord Balloon because of his girth. In 1773 he was reported to have lost £50,000 gambling at Newport, which his father paid off on the condition he never gambled again. In 1775 he lost £70,000 more. 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.
[Ref: 56802]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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A Scene from Don Giovanni as Performed at the Kings Theatre.
A Scene from Don Giovanni as Performed at the Kings Theatre. Don Giovanni by His M_y, Donna Anna by a celebrated actress her first appearance on this Stage these 7 years. Leperello by derry Down Triangle the other caricters by the Corps de Ballet.
Pub July 23 1820 by H. Fores 16 Panton St.
Coloured etching, framed, image size 260 x 365mm, (10¼ x 14½"). Unexamined out of frame.
A satire on the royal divorce, wit George IV and Caroline of Brunswick in operatic pose. Mozart's opera premiered in 1787 and was such a success that the comparison of George and the obnoxious Giovanni could still be relevant over thirty years later.
Not in BM Satires, but in the BM, registration 1975,0118.28.
[Ref: 57416]   £360.00  
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The Gin Shop.
The Gin Shop.
Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
November 1st 1829.
Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 255 x 295mm (10 x 11½"), paper watermarked 'Whatman Turkey Mill 1829. Small tear in bottom edge, some slight staining.
The satirised interior of a gin shop, with the products in coffin-shaped containers. The red-nosed customers stand in an enormous gin-trap, one feeding gin to her baby. A skeleton with an hourglass says 'I shall have them all dead presently'. From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
[Ref: 57280]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Painter's March from Finchly.
The Painter's March from Finchly. Dedicated to the King of the Gypsies [hand symbol] as an Encourager of Art &c.
Captain T_ Inv.t et sculp. [Paul Sandby]
[London, 1753.]
Rare etching. 230 x 200mm (9 x 8"). Trimmed to plate, creases, tears and holes.
A satire on William Hogarth, drawn by Paul Sandby to ridicule Hogarth after the publication of 'An Analysis of Beauty'. Hogarth is shown with cuckhold's horns, being chased from a village, accompanied by a nagging woman. Hogarth's pug dog is tugging on the woman's skirts. Underneath is another image, with Hogarth in the stocks before a water pump.
BM Satires 3248.
[Ref: 57273]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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A Scene in Kensington Gardens - or - Fashions and Frights of 1829.
A Scene in Kensington Gardens - or - Fashions and Frights of 1829.
Designed Etched & Publis.d by G. Cruikshank Nov.r 1st 1829.
Etching with hand colour. Sheet 250 x 270mm (9¾ x 10½"), with Whatman Turkey Mill watermarked dated 1829. Tears in inscription area.
Promenaders in the latest outlandish fashions. From the series 'Scraps and sketches'.
BM Satires 15981.
[Ref: 57287]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Literary Dustman.
The Literary Dustman. / Ve Dines at Four, and arter that / I smokes a mild Awanna, / Or gives a lesson to the lad / Upon the grand pianna [...]
[n.d., c.1840.]
Wood engraving with fine original colour. Sheet 180 x 205mm (7 x 8"). Trimmed to printed border at sides, bottom corners snipped, laid on album paper.
One dustman lounges on a chaise longue smoking as another plays the piano and sings, with sheet music titled 'Puritani' (Vincenzo Bellini's 'il puritani' of 1835). 'The Literary Dustman' by Francis Robert Glindon (c.1799-1866) was first published in 1832.
[Ref: 57262]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The March of Intellect.
The March of Intellect.
F.A. Esq.r Inv.t. [monogram of Paul Pry/William Heath] Del, et sculpt.
Pub, Jan.y 23, 1828 by G. Humphrey Sy James's Street.
Rare etching with hand colour. Sheet: 235 x 340mm (9¼ x 13¼"). Trimmed to printed border, laid on album paper.
A fantastic scene on the edge of London, satirising modern technology and the consequences of education for the masses. Among the details are a Channel Bridge, the Thames Tunnel being flooded, a warship held aloft by balloons bombing the enemy fleet, a coal merchant playing chess and a man using a windlass to hoist chairs up a vertical chute from the street. A rare satire: George could only describe a photograph of the example in the collection of the Earl of Harrowby, although the BM has subsequently acquired an example.
BM 15604, with an extensive description.
[Ref: 57478]   £680.00   (£816.00 incl.VAT)
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Phrenological Illustrations,
Phrenological Illustrations, or An Artist's View of the Craniological System of Doctors Gall and Spurzheim.
by George Cruikshank.
London: Published by George Cruikshank, Myddelton Terrace, Pentonville; and Sold by J. Robins And Co. Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row; S. Knights, Sweeting's Alley, Royal Exchange; and G. Humphrey, 24, St. James's Street. MDCCCXXVII [1827].
Oblong folio, disbound; etched title, 2pp text, six coloured etched plates, as called for. Title and text page foxed; two plates with single tears.
George Cruikshank's (1792 - 1878) satirical take on the theories of Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828) and Johann Caspar Spurzheim (1776-1832). Principal human faculties and emotions are illustrated by five humerous vignette images per plate. Gall was a neuroanatomist, physiologist, and pioneer in the study of the localization of mental functions in the brain. Spurzheim attended the lectures of Gall and became a disciple, accompanying him on a lecturing tour through Central Europe, and settling with him in 1807 in Paris; in 1813 he separated from Gall, and went to lecture in England with much acceptance. He wrote numerous works bearing on phrenology, education, etc. All plates inscribed 'Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank August 1st. 1826'.
[Ref: 57311]   £480.00  
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Provision for the Convent.
Provision for the Convent. 248.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Map & Printseller, No. 53 in Fleet Street.
Mezzotint. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Creases not visible from front.
A monk walks through a doorway, carrying a basket of food and a sheaf of corn in which a person is hidden.
[Ref: 57331]   £420.00  
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Humours of Valentine's Day.
Humours of Valentine's Day.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 90 x 110mm (3½" x 4¼). Trimmed.
A black pageboy gives a message to his mistress depicting a heart pierced by arrows and the word 'Snowball'.
[Ref: 57260]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Good Woman's Heart.
The Good Woman's Heart.
April 15th 1837.
Ink sketch on album paper with a printed border. A little toning of paper.
A sketch of a love-heart, divided into areas with titles like 'Virtue and Youth', 'Religion and Piety' & 'Love, Constancy and Modesty', 'Obedience and good nature'.
[Ref: 57258]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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I am Tir'd of Reading! [&] So Am I of Working!
I am Tir'd of Reading! [&] So Am I of Working!
[A. Courcell Fecit.]
[Printed & Sold by W. Belch, 258 High St, Borough, London.]
Pair of coloured aquatints with fine hand colour. 180 x 140mm (7 x 5½"). Trimmed to printed borders and around title, losing other inscriptions.
A couple yawning and stretching.
[Ref: 57259]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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