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[Elisabeth Chudleigh, Duchess of Kingston] The married Maid of Honour, or, the Widowed Wife and her two Husbands.
[Elisabeth Chudleigh, Duchess of Kingston] The married Maid of Honour, or, the Widowed Wife and her two Husbands.
Published as the Act directs 1 Feb. 1775 by W. Nicoll St Pauls Ch. Yard.
Rare etching. Sheet 180 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"). Trimmed, laid on album paper.
Roundel portraits of Elizabeth Chudleigh (1720-1788), Augustus John Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol, & Sir Evelyn Pierrepoint, 2nd Duke of Kingston. Having had a short, secret marriage to Hervey, Chudleigh bigamously married Pierrepoint. When her first husband, by then the Earl of Bristol, brought a case seeking to prove their marriage in order to divorce her, she appeared in the House of Lords in elaborate mourning dress, three years after the death of Pierrepoint. Much ridiculed, she was satirised as 'Kitty Crocodile' in Foote's play 'The Capuchin', 1777.
BM Satires 5319.
[Ref: 58613]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[George III] The Reception in 1760. The Reception in 1770 in our next.
[George III] The Reception in 1760. The Reception in 1770 in our next.
[The Oxford magazine or, Universal Museum, 1770.]
Etching. 115 x 175mm (4½ x 7"). Narrow margins, mounted in album paper.
A satire of George III in his first year as king, being driven in the State Coach, mobbed by a welcoming crowd. The contrasting plate 'The Reception in 1770' (not present here), published in the next issue of the magazine, showed the coach moving through empty streets, with the coachman saying 'We are no longer plagued by the Acclamations of the People'.
BM Satires 4373.
[Ref: 58651]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[George IV] A King-Fisher, and a Water-Wag-Tail.
[George IV] A King-Fisher, and a Water-Wag-Tail.
Pub.d Jul 13 1826 Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate Hill.
Fine coloured etching. Sheet 235 x 350mm (9¼ x 13¾"). Trimmed into plate top and bottom, laid down on card.
A caricature of George IV fishing on Virginia Water, using his sceptre as a rod, watched by a kingfisher and a wagtail. On the end of his line is a frog, which is being netted by Lady Conyngham, his mistress. The king's right leg is bandaged.
Ex Collection of David Beazley.
[Ref: 58283]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The Court of King's Bench in an uproar.
The Court of King's Bench in an uproar.
[Town & Country Magazine, 1st May 1785.]
Etching. Sheet 145 x 95mm (5¾ x 3¾"). Trimmed within plate.
Ten judges in wigs and robes flee in panic, some being prostrate on the floor, watched by a woman through a skylight. A satire on an incident on the 22 April, when a skylight was broken and pieces of glass fell among the judges, causing a panicked evacuation. The woman is a maidservant who is supposed to have caused the damage by dropping a pail.
BM Satires 6850.
[Ref: 58536]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Night Doctor.]
[The Night Doctor.]
[n.d., c.1850.]
Rare lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 210 x 275mm (8¼ x 10¾"). Trimmed into image, stained, laid on card.
A messenger boy wakes Dr Simple at 6am. Stuck on the reverse is a scene of tiger hunting from the backs of elephants.
[Ref: 58539]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Frederick North] The State Jugglers 1773.
[Frederick North] The State Jugglers 1773.
[Westminster Magazine, 1773.]
Etching. 190 x 110mm (7½ x 4¼"). Narrow right margin.
A satire on the financial crisis of 1772-3. Lord North as a juggler, wearing a harlequin's suit, holding a mask and conjuror's box. On the table are three large money-bags, a pack of cards, balls, and cones. Behind are ministers, including Jeremiah Dyson as Mungo the African slave. The audience includes a man holding a pole with a pair of breeches with the pockets inside out to show his poverty; a standing man with a ragged coat holds his head in despair; an emaciated Asiatic lying on the ground. An image on magic.
BM Satires 5109.
[Ref: 58648]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lord Bute] The Pillars of the State.
[Lord Bute] The Pillars of the State. Design'd & Engrav'd for the Political Register.
[1768.]
Etching. Sheet 185 x 100mm (7½ x 4"). Trimmed within plate on three sides, laid on album paper, ink date added on surtitle.
A satire on the continued influence of Lord Bute. Lord Mayor Thomas Harley and Samuel Gillam, J.P., stand on pedestals holding up a beam with a hangman's noose. Above is a scene of a ship crashing onto rocks, on which a figures shouts 'Oh D_n that Scottish Pilot!' He has run us on Rocks & is now fled to ye Enemy. Behind is another scene, of soldiers firing on a crowd at St Georgeís Fields on 10th May.
BM Satires 4235.
[Ref: 58649]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Turkish Baths] No. 6. The bather retires to a cooling room,
[Turkish Baths] No. 6. The bather retires to a cooling room, & after reposing a short time, goes forth, with his system thoroughly cleansed & invigorated.
TO [monogram of Thomas Onmhyn].
Rock & Co. London. June 11th 1861.
Wood engraving. 125 x 110mm (5 x 4¼"). Trimmed close to image, stains, laid on album paper.
A man lies wrapped in a towel, smoking a long pipe. The sixth and final illustration from a series of satirical scenes of a Turkish bath, suggesting torture rather than pleasure..
[Ref: 58527]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Robert Walpole?]
[Robert Walpole?]
[n.d., c.1747]
Etching. Sheet 190 x 110mm (7½ x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate.
A satire with demons attacking the base of a Corinthian column on which is a vignette scene of a man (Robert Walpole?) leading a deputation to present a paper to a seated angel. In the angel's right hand is a scroll with 'Volventur Súcular' written on it. The base of the column is dated 'MDCCXXXI' (1731). The inference is a mob attacking the status quo.
BM 1868,0808.3819, dated c.1747.
[Ref: 58652]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr Alderman W[ilke]s in his Magisterial Character at the Sessions House in the Old Baily
Mr Alderman W[ilke]s in his Magisterial Character at the Sessions House in the Old Baily Assisted by L[or]d M[ansfiel]d, the L[or]d M[ayor]r, Ald[erma]n H[arle]y, Ald[erman]n Tre[cothic]k, the Rec[or]d[e]r, &c &c. Engraved for the Oxford Magazine.
[1770.]
Etching, 115 x 165mm (4½ x 6½"). Trimmed into plate at top, laid on album paper.
A satire on John Wilkes being elected as an alderman of the City of London and therefore sitting as a magistrate, despite his recent prison sentence. It shows a trial with William Beckford presiding as Lord Mayor, with Alderman Thomas Harley, Wilkes, James Eyre (Recorder of the City), Lord Mansfield and Alderman Barlow Trecothick on the bench.
BM Satires
[Ref: 58647]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Wilkes, John] Brentford Sweepstakes.
[Wilkes, John] Brentford Sweepstakes.
[Town and Country Magazine, 13th April 1769.]
Etching. Sheet 110 x 180mm (4¼ x 7"). Trimmed within plate.
A satire on the Middlesex Elections of April 1769 as a horse race, with a riderless horse representing John Wilkes, with his number of votes on the saddlecloth and a Cap of Liberty with a banner reading 'Vox Populi, leading the field. Wilkes was elected to Parliament twice in 1768 & 1769, only to be expelled as an 'outlaw'. One the third attempt, Parliament declared his opponent, Henry Luttrell, the winner.
BM Satires 4285.
[Ref: 58650]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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