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Bath Stays or the Lady's Steel Shapes.
Bath Stays or the Lady's Steel Shapes.
Pub. by M Darly. June 4. 1777. Strand.
hand-coloured etching, sheet 245 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Trimmed to plate, slightly stained and creased on edges, one pinhole.
A satire on the tight-lacing which was accentuated when 'cork rumps' became fashionable. In a blacksmith's smithy, a portion of a pair of stays is on the anvil, at which two smiths strike with hammers. A third man measures a lady round the chest with a tape, while she stands very upright and wears a deeply pointed bodice over an underskirt projecting at the back in the fashionable manner.
BM Satires: 5444.
[Ref: 59093]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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National Contrasts or Bulky and Boney. 269.
National Contrasts or Bulky and Boney. 269.
Etch.d by Roberts.
Pub.d by Roberts Middle Row Holborn London [Re-issued by Tegg in c.1804].
Hand coloured etching. Sheet 245 x 330mm (9¾ x 13¼"). Trimmed within plate. Pinholes. Two creases.
John Bull with mastiff, pipe, tankard and coins sits next to a glowering figure of Napoleon.
[Ref: 58825]   £320.00  
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A Hasty Stride, from Broom Hall _ to West.mstr Hall!
A Hasty Stride, from Broom Hall _ to West.mstr Hall!
H.Heath fec.t
Pub.d 1830 by S.W. Fores. 41 Piccadilly, London.
Hand-coloured etching, plate 245 x 355mm (9¾ x 14") with large margins. Repaired nicks and tears on margins, slightly going into image.
Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778-1868). Elected M.P. for Knaresborough in February 1830, he was offered the Lord Chancellorship and ennobled by November.
BM Satire 16349.
[Ref: 59091]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[South Sea Bubble] The Bubblers Mirrour; or Englands Folly.
[South Sea Bubble] The Bubblers Mirrour; or Englands Folly.
Printed for Carington Bowles next ye Chapter House in St Pauls Ch. Yard, London [n.d., c.1766].
Mezzotint image with etched surround. Sheet 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed into printed border, laid on modern card.
A weeping man holds up an empty money bag. A satire on financial bubbles, primarily the South Sea Bubble (the text under the portrait describes the man as a South Sea investor), but also listing other schemes and giving some of the inflated prices they reached from the subscription price. For example: stockings, rising to £30 from £2 10s; 'Manuring of Land' ('They'll never make corn cheap, or horse dung dear'); 'Bleaching of Hair'; Royal Assurance & London Assurance; 'Insurances against ye Venereal Desease'; and the Pennsylvania Company, rising from £5 5s to £40! This satire was first published by Thomas Bowles in 1720; this example was published by his nephew soon after Carington took over the business in 1766. Apparently the satire was extremely popular: the firm of Bowles & Carver were still issuing it at the end of the century.
BM: 1621.
[Ref: 58856]   £380.00  
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The Cab Strike July 1853. The Members In A Fix.
The Cab Strike July 1853. The Members In A Fix. The members you see are in a shocking bad plight for on rising they find a dreadful wet night go John Bill and Harry be smart my fine lads…
George Innes 6 Randor .t Kings R.o Chelsea.
London Published by Samuel Rowe 124 Cheapside. [n.d. c.1853]
Coloured aquatint, plate 295 x 440mm (11½ x 17¼"), with small margins. Creased. Foxed. Surface dirt.
A satire on the cab strike in retaliation to the Hackney Carriage duties bill. The members of parliament leave the house of commons are unsure how to get home with the cabmen on strike. The cabbies make fun of them, pulling faces. 'Lord John' offers one of them eight pence to take him to Whitehall. The cabmen refuse as 'punishment for their bad acts.' The law which, among other things, set fares at sixpence a mile, down from 8p. The law was prompted by the countless complaints of fare-gouging from the public during the Great Exhibition of 1851. A very rare and interesting image. There seems to be no record of this image.
[Ref: 58934]   £480.00  
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Johnny MacCree at Confession
Johnny MacCree at Confession
[Charles Williams]
Pubd March 29th 1805 by S W Fores 50 Piccadilly. Folios of Caracatures lent out for the Evening.
Hand coloured etching, 18th century watermark, plate 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Small margins. Crack in plate at top. Some creasing and staining. Tear in right. Holes in margins and top left corner of the plate mark
William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806) as a monk with a large tonsure, sits in a high Gothic chair. Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville (1742-1811) in Highland dress and holding his feathered bonnet, kneels before him asking for advice.
BM Satires 10378
[Ref: 58786]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Chest Forward, Toes Out.
Chest Forward, Toes Out.
Standidge & C.o Litho, 11 Cornhill.
Sold by J Knight, Sweetlings Alley, Cornhill. [n.d c.1863]
Coloured lithograph, sheet 275 x 380mm (10¾ x 15). Stained outside the image in margin. Some foxing and surface dirt.
A dancing instructor holding a violin gives instructions which his pupils follow creating very exagerated poses.
[Ref: 58975]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Tugging at a high- eye-tooth!
Tugging at a high- eye-tooth!
A.E. Inv.t G. Cruikshank fec.t
Pub.d by G. Humphrey 27st James's St London Nov.r 1. 1821
Very fine hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 215 x 260mm (8½ x 10¼"). Trimed within plate to just a bit outside printed border.
A scene in a dentist's surgery showing a small, squat dentist, standing on a stool and pulling out the tooth of a woman who is in pain. The woman, kicking out her leg in agony knocks over a basin causing a little dog to bark. Bloody teeth dangle from strings in the window and the bookcase behind them contains books such as 'Frankenstein', 'Tales of the Devil', 'Treatise on Tooth Powder & Brushes' and 'Miseries of Human Life'.
BM Satire 14311.
[Ref: 58998]   £320.00  
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The First Day of Term - or, The Devil among the Lawyers.
The First Day of Term - or, The Devil among the Lawyers. The Lawyers are met, a terrible shew. 625.
[After Robert Dighton.]
Printed for & Sold by Bowles & Carver, No.69 St. Paul's Church Yard, London. [n.d. c.1780.]
Hand coloured mezzotint, frame 420 x 320mm (16½ x 12½"). Some surface dirt, tear on bottom edge. Unexamined outside of frame.
The Devil stands scattering lucrative briefs among a crowd of lawyers, while in the foreground an elderly man hands over gold coins to another lawyer who accepts the case of 'Gaffer Flatscull agt. Ralph Clodpole'. A packet of papers wrapped in red tape and lettered 'Began in 1699 not yet finished In Chancery' lies on the ground.
BM Satires: 3764.
[Ref: 59068]   £450.00  
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The Duel - or Charley longing for a Pop.
The Duel - or Charley longing for a Pop.
IC
London Published by SW Fores, 50, Piccadilly, June 1. 1798. NB Folios of Caricatures Len out for the Evening.
Etching on 18th century watermarked paper, sheet 255 x 390mm (10 x 15¼"). Trimmed within plate. Slightly torn near top left corner. Very slight central crease.
A satire of the famous duel between William Pitt the Younger and George Tierney on Putney Heath on Sunday May 27th, 1798, fought when Pitt accused Tierney of a lack of patriotism in Parliament. Here Tierney points his pistol at Pitt, who stands with his pistol pointing at the ground. Fox has a restraining hand on Tierney's shoulder, but only attempting to persuade him to use a blunderbuss instead. Neither politician was hurt.
BM Satires 9223.
[Ref: 58783]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Naval Enquiry with a Naught-ical Explanation.
A Naval Enquiry with a Naught-ical Explanation.
[by Charles Williams]
Pub,d March 25th 1805 by S W Fores 50 Piccadilly. Folios of Caracatures lent out for the Evening.
Coloured etching, 1804 watermark, plate 245 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾") Some creasing. Pinholes in margins. Small margins.
Henry Dundas (Viscount Melville) and Alexander Trotter (Paymaster of the Navy), both in kilts to highlight their Scottishness, being grilled about how Navy money ended up in Trotter's bank account at Coutts.
BM Satires 10377.
[Ref: 58787]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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The Common Garden Orator or Aut Cæsar aut Nullis.
The Common Garden Orator or Aut Cæsar aut Nullis.
[Isaac Cruikshank]
Pub by S W Fores 50 Piccadilly Octr 14, 1800 - Folios of Caricatures Lent out for the Evening.
Hand coloured etching, sheet 245 x 385mm (9½ x 15¼") on paper watermarked '1793'. SW in ink on right bottom. Trimmed within plate. Very slight central crease. Right corner missing.
A satire on the dinner to Charles James Fox (1749-1806) on 10th October 1800. The actual tenor of the speech is ignored, except for Fox's contention that he had always been faithful to the principles of 1688, and his rejoicing at the success of America. Fox's inconsistency was a favourite topic (chiefly in relation to the Coalition and the Regency), as was the allegation that his supporters in Westminster were the riff-raff of the district. Fox presides at a dinner of ragamuffins. He stands at the head of the table with a paper titled 'Resolution' before him. There are also pipes, papers of tobacco, measures of Gin, tankards of ale, and one guttering candle. The guests are ruffianly vagabonds and include a chimney sweep, a man with a bludgeon, a ragged butcher with a mastiff representing the band of butchers who supported Fox at elections, possibley a sewer-man who holds an axe and a candle-end alight on the peak of his cap, and a bearded Jew is on the extreme left indicating his (former) indebtedness to Jews. A ragged man (right) fills the pot of a ruffian with a bandaged eye from a tankard inscribed 'The Kings Head C.I.F.'
BM Satires 9549.
[Ref: 58785]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The Soliloquy.
The Soliloquy. Farewell, a long Farewell to all my Greatness! this is the state of Man, to Day he puts forth the tender leaves of hopes, tomorrow Blossoms & bears all his blushing Honours thick upon him: the Third Day comes a Frost a killing Froast, & when he thinks good easy Man full surely his Greatness is a Ripening, nips his Root & then he falls as I do!
Pubd Augt 12th 1782 by H: Humphrey New Bond Street.
Hand coloured etching, J. Whatman watermark, sheet, 290 x 205mm (11½ x 8¼"). Thread margins on three sides. Right side trimmed to plate. Left corner torn off. Chunk torn out near bottom right corner, not affecting image.
A satire on Charles James Fox's (1749-1806) exclusion from office, by his resignation on the appointment of Lord Shelburne to succeed Rockingham. Design in an oval. Fox with a very melancholy expression, standing with folded arms facing three quarter to left outside a closed and padlocked gate repeating Wolsey's soliloquy from Henry VIII, Act III, Scene 2. The gate fills an archway, its top being of iron spikes, the padlock is inscribed Fast. The stone arch over the gate is inscribed Treasury. On the stone wall of the Treasury building (left) are torn placards. One is a broadside, 'Last Dying Speech' headed by a print of a man hanging from a gibbet; another is headed "Gamester". His speech is inscribed below the title.
BM Satires 6020.
[Ref: 58972]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Contents of the sneezing bag analyzed For the Information of the Gentlemen of the King's Arm's Committee.
The Contents of the sneezing bag analyzed For the Information of the Gentlemen of the King's Arm's Committee.
JS [James Sayers] f.
Published the 27th Febr.y 1784 by Thomas Cornell Bruton Street.
Etching. 155 x 200mm (6 x 8"). Trimmed into plate top and left.
A caricature of Charles James Fox sneezing, expelling 'Euphorbium', 'Coalition', 'Capsicum', 'Receipt Tax', 'India Bill', 'Violation of Charters', 'Cromwell's Ambition', 'Cataline's Abilities', 'Damiens Loyalty', and 'Machiavels Politics'. In the lower left corner is an open bag inscribed 'Cabinet Bag for 1783'. During the Westminster Election of 1784 Fox had a bag of powder thrown in his face. At first it was believed to be Assafoetida ('Devil's Dung') but it was in fact Euphorbium.
BM Satires 6426.
[Ref: 58727]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A New Chancery Suit removed to the Scotch Bar or more Legitimates.
A New Chancery Suit removed to the Scotch Bar or more Legitimates.
I.R C fecit.
Pubd Feby 4th 1819 by S W Fores 50 Piccadilly & 312 Oxford Street.
Hand coloured etching, plate 245 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾") with large margins, on 1818 watermarked paper. Hole under blacksmith's apron.
A satire on Thomas Erskine's, 1st Baron Erskine (1750-1823) marriage to his second wife and mistress Lady Sarah Erskine. They married Gretna Green on 12th October 1818. Erskine, in woman's dress, wearing a huge feathered bonnet over a barrister's wig, holds the right hand of a demure-looking woman, modishly dressed and apparently pregnant. He holds a paper: 'Breach of Promise'. With them are three young children. The smith, in profile to the right, wears Highland dress; he holds a red-hot bar on the anvil and raises his hammer, saying, "I shall make a good thing of this Piece at last." Erskine says: "I have bother'd the Courts in London many times, I'll now try my hand at the Scotch Bar—as to Miss C— she may do her worst since I have got my Letters back." A young woman rushes towards them shouting to stop. Gretna's "runaway marriages" began in 1754 when Lord Hardwicke's Marriage Act came into force in England. Under the Act, if a parent of a person under the age of 21 objected to the minor's marriage, the parent could legally veto the union. The Act tightened the requirements for marrying in England and Wales but did not apply in Scotland, where it was possible for boys to marry at 14 and girls at 12 with or without parental consent. It was, however, only in the 1770s, with the construction of a toll road passing through the hitherto obscure village of Graitney, that Gretna Green became the first easily reachable village over the Scottish border. Scottish law allowed for "irregular marriages", meaning that if a declaration was made before two witnesses, almost anybody had the authority to conduct the marriage ceremony. The blacksmiths in Gretna became known as "anvil priests".
BM Satires 13384.
[Ref: 58788]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Looking Glass. Vol.1. No.1.
The Looking Glass. Vol.1. No.1. "None see themselves but by reflection - in this glass you may".
Drawn & Etched by William Heath - Author of the Northern Looking Glass - Paul Prys Caricatures - and various humerous works.
Published January 1st 1830 by T.M.cLean 26 Haymarket London - sole publisher of William Heath.s Etchings Communications for this .Work must be post paid and directed to Tho.s M.cLean for the editor of the Looking Glass.
Four page etching, sheet 430 x 485mm (17 x 23") unfolded. Centrefold as published. Pinholes in margins. Some time staining.
29 vignettes, front and back, on one folded sheet: Advertisements; A Certain Cure for Corns, The Leading Article, Patent Instananeous Delights; The Flying Dutchman, Fish Sauce, Police Intelligence; "There is no appee(.a)l, Sale by Auction; Smithfield Market, London Gazette; Declaration of Insolvency/Bankrupt Enlarged, The Rat-iocinator; Or Infaliable Trap, State of Trade, Beau Street, Good Plain Cooks, The Stocks, St. James's Street- A Card, The Cabinet Show, Currency, Chancery, Fashionable intelligence 1830, Slave trade 1, Slave trade 2, A sketch of that curious little architect sitting on his (egg), New system of heraldry, 1730 Dress of the guards 1830, Gallop-hard- Trials Old Bailey, Change of linen. Sheriffs-officers, The Siamese Youths - Our Own Youths, Church Affairs, (Image of a newsboy selling the looking glass). Of most interest are the two scenes relating to the Slave Trade: the first shows 'Slaves in bondage', with a happy family on a plantation; the second, 'In full enjoyment of Liberty', shows the effects of thoughtless emancipation, with a family left in dire poverty, with Wilberforce's name, suggesting it was his fault.
See Ref 54600 for coloured version of Slave Trade. BM Satires 15991.
[Ref: 59107]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Medley of Characters.  Plate 1. A Stick and Whip Seller in Belfast. Ascot Heath Races June 1791. Enfield Races Aug. 1791.
A Medley of Characters. Plate 1. A Stick and Whip Seller in Belfast. Ascot Heath Races June 1791. Enfield Races Aug. 1791. [&] Plate 2. [&] Plate 3. An Irishwoman coming from Market. [&] Plate 4. At a Sale of Pictures. At a Concert.
Drawn by J. Nixon Esq.r. Engraved by Ziegler.
London, Pub. by Will.m Holland Cockspur Street [n.d., c.1805].
Rare set of four aquatints, printed in sepia. Each 280 x 605mm (11 x 23¾"), on Whatman paper, plate 2 dated 1805. All trimmed to plate at sides, plate 2 very small worm holes, nicks in edges, plate 3 with one caricature excised and taped back in place. All margins are tatty.
Four plates of caricature portraits, including several at horse races and a man playing a bassoon.
[Ref: 58411]   £950.00   view all images for this item
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Eccentricities, Monstrosities, or Bell's and Beau's of 1799.
Eccentricities, Monstrosities, or Bell's and Beau's of 1799.
Pub.d July 1st 1799 by S W Fores 50 Piccadilly, Folios of Caracatures lent out for the Evening.
Hand-coloured etching, plate 250 x 390mm (9¾ x 15¼") with small margins. Slightly foxed, leftover glue stains on the back.
People dressed in latest fashions promenade in a park. A man, extravagantly dressed, looks away from two ladies, wearing eccentric clothes. In the background are three other people similarly dressed and a seat on which sit a beau and a belle.
BM Satires: 9455.
[Ref: 59090]   £360.00  
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The first Nautical Sovereign Coach, Just started._ pro bono publico.
The first Nautical Sovereign Coach, Just started._ pro bono publico.
H. Heath.
Published 1830 by S.W. Fores 41 Piccadilly.
Hand-coloured etching, plate 250 x 385mm (9¾ x 15¼") with large margins. Slightly foxed, repaired tears on margins going into image, some creases.
A fantastic image, satirising the change of Ministry and representing the ins and outs after William IV's accession. William (the 'Nautical Sovereign', referencing his earlier posting as Lord High Admiral) drives a mail-coach, 'The Adelaide', with the Queen's head framed by the window. The horses have the heads of Grey, Brougham, Althorp and Lord Holland. Wellington and Peel, as footmen, sit facing each other, complaining of their present situation. Running along beside the coach are Ministers: Melville (identified by a paper in his pocket), Aberdeen, Ellenborough, Scarlett (holding a (red) brief-bag), and Lyndhurst- they shout 'we want places' but William insists none are available.
BM Satires: 16358.
[Ref: 59089]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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St. Stephen's statute.
St. Stephen's statute.
[Charles Williams]
Pub.d Feb.y 6.th, 1806 by SW Fores 50 Piccadilly. Folios of Caricatures.
Hand coloured etching, sheet 250 x 355mm (9¾ x 14"), on 1804 watermarked paper. Trimmed within plate. Pinholes. Paper stuck to parts.
The chief Minister (or steward) ( should be William Wyndham Grenville, Baron Grenville (1759-1834), but resembles Hawkesbury (Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool (1729 –1808)) (to whom the King first applied on Pitt's death), in court dress, introduces the new ministry to George III. The King, wearing uniform inspects them through a telescope. Eight are characterized, besides two heads in shadow; Fox, Sidmouth, Lord Henry Petty, Moira, Sheridan, Lord Grenville, (?) Bedford and Tierney. Drawn before details of the new Ministry were known.
BM Satires 10523.
[Ref: 58790]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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[Numbers.]
[Numbers.]
[n.d., c.1840.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 230 x 325mm (9 x 12¾"). Laid on album paper.
Ten scenes in three rows, each with a numeral in the centre.
[Ref: 58773]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Humility or the Canvassing Candidate. Effrontery or the Candidate Returned.
Humility or the Canvassing Candidate. Effrontery or the Candidate Returned.
[Charles Williams]
Pub.d Dec.r 1806 by S.W. Fores No.50 Piccadilly.
Hand coloured etching, 240 x 345mm (9½ x 13½"), on 1801 watermarked paper. Small margins.
Two designs side by side, comparing Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s (1751–1816) election addresses. On the left, Sheridan humbly canvassing for votes before the elections of 1806. On the right, in his victory address after the election, Sheridan showing an insolent approach.
[Ref: 58792]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The Political Drama. No. 10, Vol. 1.
The Political Drama. No. 10, Vol. 1. England In the Nineteenth Century!!
CJG
Printed and Published by B.D. Cousins, 18, Duke-Street, Lincoln's-inn-fields. [n.d. c.1841]
Woodcut, sheet 285 x 425mm (11¼ x 16¾"). Tears. Creases. Score marks.
On the left poor emaciated laborers are chained to the ground while above them dangle bread, meat and beer just out of their reach. Behind them a building inscribed 'Poor Law Union'. The ground is inscribed 'Land of the free'. A crowd of people of people enter a tunnel that above has a sign that reads, 'County Gaol.' In contrast on the right fat Members of Parliament sit and listen to a speech against Poor Law Reform made by possibly Melborne (William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne) who has a paper inscrived with '£70 000 Per Annum' inscribed.
[Ref: 58988]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Procession Of A Country Corporation.
Procession Of A Country Corporation.
M.r H. Bunbury Del. Etched by T. Rowlandson.
Pub.d August 12. 1799 by T. Rowlandson N.o1 James Street Adelphi.
Very rare etching, sheet 285 x 405mm (11¼ x 16"). Trimmed within plate. Centre fold. Some surface dirt.
Not in BM. Grigo I 366.
[Ref: 59043]   £460.00  
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Tanto è ladro chi ruba, che chi tiene il sacco.
Tanto è ladro chi ruba, che chi tiene il sacco. XXVIII.
G. Piattoli inv. [engraved by Carlo Lasinio].
[Florence: Niccoló Pagni and Giuseppe Bardi, 1786.]
Coloured etching. 285 x 210mm (11¼ x 8¼"), large margins. Repaired holes in left margin slightly going into the platemark.
An illustration of the proverb 'The receiver is as bad as the thief', in which a thief and a receiver are both being arrested. Published in 'Raccolta di 40 proverbi toscani espressi in figure da Giuseppe Piattoli fiorentino'.
[Ref: 58748]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Con le chiavi d'oro s'apre ogni porta.
Con le chiavi d'oro s'apre ogni porta. XXIII.
G. Piattoli inv. [engraved by Carlo Lasinio].
[Florence: Niccoló Pagni and Giuseppe Bardi, 1786.]
Coloured etching. 285 x 210mm (11¼ x 8¼"), large margins. Repaired holes in left margin slightly going into the platemark. Several repaired worm holes.
An illustration of the proverb 'A golden key can open any door', in which a man is paying a mother to indulge his desires with her daughter. Published in 'Raccolta di 40 proverbi toscani espressi in figure da Giuseppe Piattoli fiorentino'.
[Ref: 58753]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Pensarci avanti per non pentirsi poi.
Pensarci avanti per non pentirsi poi. XXXVIII.
G. Piattoli inv. [engraved by Carlo Lasinio].
[Florence: Niccoló Pagni and Giuseppe Bardi, 1786.]
Coloured etching. 285 x 210mm (11¼ x 8¼"), large margins. Several repaired worm holes.
An illustration of the proverb 'The afterthought is good for nought', in which a man is deeply reflecting before signing an irrevocable marriage contract. Published in 'Raccolta di 40 proverbi toscani espressi in figure da Giuseppe Piattoli fiorentino'.
[Ref: 58749]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Serrar la stalla quando sono scappati i Bovi.
Serrar la stalla quando sono scappati i Bovi. XXXIV.
G. Piattoli inv. [engraved by Carlo Lasinio].
[Florence: Niccoló Pagni and Giuseppe Bardi, 1786.]
Coloured etching. 285 x 210mm (11¼ x 8¼"), large margins. Two repaired worm holes.
An illustration of the proverb 'Close the stable door after the horse has bolted', in which two farmers are closing the door of their stable after the animals have already run off. Published in 'Raccolta di 40 proverbi toscani espressi in figure da Giuseppe Piattoli fiorentino'.
[Ref: 58751]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Impara l'Arte, e mettila da parte.
Impara l'Arte, e mettila da parte. XXI.
G. Piattoli inv. [engraved by Carlo Lasinio].
[Florence: Niccoló Pagni and Giuseppe Bardi, 1786.]
Coloured etching. 285 x 210mm (11¼ x 8¼"), large margins. Repaired holes in top marging. Repaired worm holes.
An illustration of the proverb 'Learn a trade for a rainy day', in which a man is learning different arts for future use. Published in 'Raccolta di 40 proverbi toscani espressi in figure da Giuseppe Piattoli fiorentino'. Music image.
[Ref: 58757]   £360.00  
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Suocera e Nuora, tempesta e gragnuola.
Suocera e Nuora, tempesta e gragnuola. XI.
G. Piattoli inv. [engraved by Carlo Lasinio].
[Florence: Niccoló Pagni and Giuseppe Bardi, 1786.]
Coloured etching. 285 x 210mm (11¼ x 8¼"), large margins. Several repaired worm holes.
An illustration of a wife and mother-in-law coming to blows. Translates to '.Mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, storm and hail.' Published in 'Raccolta di 40 proverbi toscani espressi in figure da Giuseppe Piattoli fiorentino'.
[Ref: 58747]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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The New Prussian Exercise
The New Prussian Exercise or the Allied Armies Distressed in their Rears with a hint at the convenience of Sans Coulottes.
[Isaac Cruikshank]
Pub Oct 16 1792 by S W Fores No 3 Piccadilly.
Hand coloured etching, 18th century watermark, sheet 250 x 400mm (9¾ x 15¾"). Trimmed to plate on edges, within plate on corners. Folding creases.
A party of French Sans Culottes force Prussian troops led by the Duke of Brunswick to retreat. The French militants, with bare thighs and ungartered stockings, hold out to them the Manifesto issued by the Duke (threatening French civilians with violence if King Louis XVI was harmed). Brunswick's army is ravaged with dysentery.
[Ref: 58807]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Oh! Oh! My Rival! This Shall Finish Your Tune.
Oh! Oh! My Rival! This Shall Finish Your Tune.
Standidge & C.o Litho, 11 Cornhill.
Published for the proprietor by S. Knights, Sweetlings Alley, Cornhall [n.d c.1840]
Lithograph, sheet 275 x 380mm (10¾ x 15). Some foxing and surface dirt.
A man looking like a typical 17th century musketeer holds his cloak over his mouth in shock at seeing a man playing an instrument, presumably to a woman they are both courting on a balcony out of frame. By his remark it is assumed he is going to kill his rival.
[Ref: 58976]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Unloading A Waggon.
Unloading A Waggon. 214.
Rowlandson inv.
Pub.d September 12. 1813 by Tho.s Tegg No.111 Cheapside.
Hand coloured etching. Sheet 235 x 335mm (9¼ x 13¼"). Trimmed to image and around title. Pinholes in top corners.
A lively scene depicting a variety of characters descending from a covered wagon, to the left, into a coaching inn to the right, the 'Flying Waggon Inn'. A sign above the door reads, 'Entertainment For Man and Horse'. By renowned English artist and caricaturist, Thomas Rowlandson (1756 - 1827).
[Ref: 58820]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Generae of Patriotism, _ or _ The Bloomsbury Farmer, planting Bedfordshire Wheat.
The Generae of Patriotism, _ or _ The Bloomsbury Farmer, planting Bedfordshire Wheat.
J.s G.y des et fec.r.
Pub.d Feb.y 3.d 1796 by H Humphrey New Bond Street.
Etching with aquatint, sheet 245 x 355mm (9¾ x 14") Trimmed within plate/to plate on three sides.
Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford (1765 – 1802), as a farmer, scatters guineas from a pouch slung to his shoulder. As he sows the tips of bonnets-rouges and spikes sprout up; behind him they progressively emerge more completely, and appear as little Jacobins, a raised dagger in each hand, crowding in close ranks towards the horizon, where they hail (or are smitten by) thunderbolts which dart from clouds in the upper left corner of the design and explode on reaching the ground. The soil is prepared by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) and James Maitland, 8th Earl of Lauderdale (1759-1839): a bull (John Bull) is harnessed to a plough which is guided by Sheridan wearing a bonnet-rouge and Lauderdale raises a whip to flog the weary bull.. Fox's smiling face is the centre of a sun which issues from clouds and shines on Bedford. Bedford was an ardent supporter of Fox and a friend of Lauderdale; for his lavish expenditure for party purposes. Bedford was a great agriculturist and an original member of the Board of Agriculture
BM Satires 8783.
[Ref: 58780]   £650.00  
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[Toestand der Engelsche Natie]
[Toestand der Engelsche Natie]
[n.d. c.1780]
Engraving, plate 215 x 285mm (8½ x 11¼"), very large margins. A little bit of surface dirt.
A Dutch satire on the defensive alliance against Britain, title translates to 'State of the English Nation'. A cow representing the commerce of Great Britain has its horns cut off by an American, assisted by other nations. The ship is inscribed "Eagle" and the town "Philadelphia". A rare & unusual image of Americana
BM Satires 5726
[Ref: 58918]   £850.00  
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[A Tour to Foreign Parts.]
[A Tour to Foreign Parts.]
[After Henry W. Bunbury.][Engraved by Thomas Rowlandson.]
[n.d. c.1807.]
Watercolour with etching lines, sheet 240 x 310 mm (9½ x 12¼"). Laid on card. Some stains, creases and tears on edges.
A satire on Grand Tourists, in which a young English gentleman arrives with his tutor and servant to an inn in France and he is promptly welcomed by the innkeeper holding out a menu. Out of the window of the inn, a cook chases away three cats with long tails with a carving knife in hand. To the rear of the group, another cook prepares to butcher a cock.
[Ref: 59108]   £360.00  
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A prophetic sketch of the [wig] club as described in the 1st Book of Samuel 22 Ch. 2 Ve.
A prophetic sketch of the [wig] club as described in the 1st Book of Samuel 22 Ch. 2 Ve. And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him, and he became a great Captain over them, and there were with him about four hundred men.
[Print made by John Cawse] [Lettering engraved by F Sansom]
Pub Dec 20th 1799 by S.W.Fores No.50 Piccadilly.
Hand coloured etching, plate 270 x 340mm (10¾ x 13¼"). Trimmed to plate at top, small margins on other three sides. Some creasing, some staining, holes bottom left, small tear in margin that just goes inside the plate mark. Key missing.
The Whigs gather round a small table, with tankards of porter inscribed '4d'. Charles James Fox (1749-1806) stands with right arm raised, fist clenched, addressing the company. He wears a bonnet-rouge and his bandaged left arm is in a sling. From his pocket issues 'O Conners Confession'. All listen with dejected intentness; left to right: Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby (1752-1834), his 'profil perdu' on the extreme left, Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford (1765-1802), dressed as a jockey, raising his tankard to Fox; his stool is 'Tax'd'. Opposite him, and on Fox's right, are Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine (1750-1823) , George Tierney (1761-1830), and (more prominent) Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816). Opposite Fox (and on Bedford's right) is Charles Howard, 11th Duke of Norfolk (1746-1815). On Fox's left, but in the background, is John Nicholls (c.1745–1832), then (?) James Maitland, 8th Earl of Lauderdale (1759-1839) (or Joseph Jekyll (1754-1837)), next Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Baronet (1770-1844), and, in prominence on the extreme right, George Hanger, 4th Baron Coleraine (1751-1824). On the right are inscribed the 'Rules & Orders'.
BM Satires 9434.
[Ref: 58789]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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