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Artillery Duty.
Artillery Duty.
[after Matthew Darly.]
Printed for Robert Sayer, No 53, Fleet Steet [n.d., c.1775].
Coloured etching. 250 x 175mm (9¾ x 7"). Paper loss lower left margin.
Two military macaronis in uniform; a very tall soldier holds a huge umbrella or parasol over the head of a diminutive officer. A re-issue of Matthew Darly's plate of 1773.
See BM Satires 4646 for the original issue.
[Ref: 60981]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Surrender of Ulm _ or. _ Buonparte & Gen.l Mack coming to a right Understanding,
The Surrender of Ulm _ or. _ Buonparte & Gen.l Mack coming to a right Understanding, _ intended as a specimen of French Victories _ i.e _ Conquoring without Bloodshed.!!!
J.s Gillray inv & f-
Publishd Nov.r 6th 1805. by H. Humphrey. 27 St James's Str.
Coloured etching. 250 x 355mm (9¾ x 14"), very large margins.
Austrian General Karl Mack von Leiberich grovels before a tiny Napoleon, offering his sword and the keys to the city of Ulm. Mack eyes three French Grenadiers who each hold a large sack inscribed '20 Million Livres'. At the Battle of Ulm (16-19th October 1805) Napoleon surrounded Mack's entire army at Ulm: Mack surrendered with 25,000 men, 18 generals, 65 guns and 40 standards. He was later court-martialed for cowardice, but Gillray suggests here that he was bribed.
BM Satires 10437, with extensive description.
[Ref: 60962]   £780.00  
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The Caricaturist. A Monthly Show-Up. No. 11.
The Caricaturist. A Monthly Show-Up. No. 11.
[C.J. Grant.]
June 1.st 1832.
Album sheet with four lithographs on two sides. Sheet 440 x 325mm.(17¼ x 12¾"). Lithographs with tears, stains & losses.
14 satires from the year of the 1832 Reform Act, several featuring the Duke of Wellington and William IV, one titled Playing at Football.
[Ref: 60988]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Cholera Preventive Costume.
Cholera Preventive Costume.
[Published by T. McLean, 26, Haymarket, March 1832.]
Coloured lithograph, trimmed as scrap. Sheet 295 x 215mm (11½ x 8½"). Trimmed around image, laid on album paper with title excised and pasted below. Text with repaired tear.
A rare satire of the first cholera epidemic in the British Isles, beginning in 1831. It shows a man dressed with and carrying various spurious protections against the disease. After 32,000 deaths (and 72 riots usually aimed at the medical profession) the epidemic ended in 1832. It was not until 1854 that John Snow found the link between cholera and drinking water.
[Ref: 60965]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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The Cockney Sportsmen, or First of September.
The Cockney Sportsmen, or First of September. Three citizens, well arm'd they say [...]
Harrild, Printer, 20 Great East[cheap]. [n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured etching with letterpress. Sheet 260 x 195mm (10¼ x 7¾"). Tear through text taped, surface abrasions affecting end of text. Very damaged.
A satirical verse about incompetent hunters.
[Ref: 61002]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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''Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes''.
''Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes''.
[n.d., c.1770.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 115 x 180mm (4½ x 7"). Trimmed to image, laid on album paper, title excised and pated underneath.
A foppish man pays court to a woman with a large wig. One of several satires based on the first line of Ben Jonson's 'To Cecilia', first published 1616.
[Ref: 61001]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Easter Monday. or the Cockney Hunt.
Easter Monday. or the Cockney Hunt.
Rowlandson 1807.
designed etched & Pub July 13 1817 by Rowlandson, N I James Street Adelphi London..
Fine coloured etching. Sheet 320 x 230mm (12½ x 9"). Trimmed to printed border, partly laid on album paper.
Having leapt a fence and landing on a slope, an elderly man sits on the horse's neck, holding its ears to stop being unseated completely. A reckless young woman leaps the fence immediately behind.
BM Satires 10813, first published 1811.
[Ref: 60997]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Mad.e Duval Dancing a Minuet at the Hampstead Assembly. page 277.
Mad.e Duval Dancing a Minuet at the Hampstead Assembly. page 277.
W. Heath del.
London, Published by Jones & Co Feb.y 16 1822.
Etching and aquatint with fine hand colour. Sheet 130 x 215mm (5 x 8½").
Madame Duval dances with a flamboyant gentleman at the Hampstead Assembly, London, while the assembly looks on. A scene from Frances Burney's novel 'Evelina':
[Ref: 61000]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[George IV] Vox Populi, A Great Personage Incog.
[George IV] Vox Populi, A Great Personage Incog.
[Robert Seymour.]
London, Published by T. McLean, 26, Haymarket, Nov:21, 1829.
Fine coloured lithograph, J. Whatman watermark, Turkey Mill 1829. Sheet 255 x 335mm (10 x 13¼"). Trimmed to printed border.
George IV, disguised as a commoner, sits with John Bull (representing national opinion) asking his opinion of 'His M*****y'. John Bull's response is unequivocally positive. This is one of several prints suggesting that in 1829 George retained the confidence of the nation.
BM Satires: 15914.
[Ref: 60995]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Manchester Square Cattle Shew.
Manchester Square Cattle Shew.
[Charles Williams.]
Pub,d for the Proprietors of Town Talk May 1st 1812.
Coloured etching. Sheet 275 x 430mm (10¾ x 17"). Some surface wear and soiling.
A satire of the influence of Isabella, Marchioness of Hertford, over the Prince of Wales, showing her as a prize cow at a show. It suggests she led him to desert the Whigs. Her husband Lord Hertford is attacked both for his complaisance and for accepting favours from the prince.
BM Satires 11878, with extensive description.
[Ref: 61036]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[George IV] To be seen at Mr S_n's Menagerie the wonderful, learned Han-r Colt, who writes a letter blindfolded.
[George IV] To be seen at Mr S_n's Menagerie the wonderful, learned Han-r Colt, who writes a letter blindfolded. NB He is in training for sev.l other useful Purposes, Also a very curious Monkey, who can read & write a little, & imitates the human Voice, Also several very extraordinary Rats from Holland Buckinghamshire Wilton Poole and other Places.
JS [James Sayers].
Pub 27th Jany 1789 by Thos. Cornell.
Etching. 210 x 260mm (8¼ x 10¼") very large margins.
The Prince of Wales depicted as a blinkered horse, writing a letter guided by Sheridan. Lord Derby is caricatured as an ape squatting on the table. To the left is Louis Weltje, George's cook, saying 'By Got he vill teach de Orse to speak'. A satire of the Regency Crisis, when Pitt attempted to limit the Regent's powers. Here it is suggested that George's response was drafted by Burke and Loughborough and touched up by Sheridan.
BM Satires 7493.
[Ref: 61004]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[George IV] A Fishing Party, What great enjoyments rise from trivial things.
[George IV] A Fishing Party, What great enjoyments rise from trivial things.
[Drawn and engraved by William Heath.]
Pub. June 27th 1827 by S W Fores Picadilly.
Coloured etching. Sheet 240 x 320mm (9½ x 12½"). Trimmed within plate, laid on card very slight glue stains in three corners, old ink identification underneath.
A caricature of a very fat George IV in a walking frame being taken to fish on Virginia Water, pushed by Sir William Knighton and pulled by Lady Conyngham, his mistress.
BM Satires 15413a.
[Ref: 61003]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Gretna Green, or the Red-Hot Marriage.
Gretna Green, or the Red-Hot Marriage. Oh! Mr. Blacksmith ease our Pains _ and Tye us fast in Wedlocks Chains.
Published 12th May, 1794 by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street London [but later].
Mezzotint. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), very large margins.
A young military officer and his partner are married by a blacksmith, surrounded by horses and apprentices at work. The tightening of marriage regulations in England in the 18th century prevented couples under the age of 21 from marrying without their parents consent. This gave rise to the phenomenon of young couples marrying over the border in Scotland. The proximity of Gretna Green to the border made it the most common location for such marriages, with the town's blacksmith (which remains a wedding venue to this day) in particular becoming synonymous with hasty, ad hoc marriages.
[Ref: 60974]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Warren Hastings] Market Day.
[Warren Hastings] Market Day. ''Every Man has his Price''. Sir R.t Walpole. Sic itur ad astra.
[by James Gillray.]
Pubd May 2.d 1788. by S. W. Fores No. 3 Piccadilly.
Scarce etching, Sheet 320 x 445mm (12½ x 17½"). Trimmed to printed border on three sides, three small tears taped.
A satire of the House of Lords as cattle at Smithfield Market, the majority wanting to follow Warren Hastings, who is dressed as a butcher but wearing a turban, riding a nag (the horse of Hanover) and carrying off a calf with the head of George III, its forelegs tied together. Pitt and Dundas sit on a balcony unconcerned, drinking and smoking; Fox, Burke, and Sheridan, dressed as watchmen, topple off a watchman's box on which they have climbed to evade the cattle. At the front stands Edward Thurlow, Lord Chancellor, a fervent Hastings supporter. The suggestion is that the Lords were supporting Hastings in his impeachment trial for financial gain.
BM Satires 7310; Clayton 'Gillray', p56-7.
[Ref: 61038]   £480.00  
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Political Amusements for Young Gentlemen; - or, -The Old Brentford Shuttlecock, between Old-Sarum, & the Temple of St. Steevens.
Political Amusements for Young Gentlemen; - or, -The Old Brentford Shuttlecock, between Old-Sarum, & the Temple of St. Steevens. No. III.
[after James Gillray.]
[n.d., c.1805.]
Coloured etching. 180 x 225mm (7 x 8¾.), large margins. Original binding folds.
Lord Temple and Lord Camelford play battledore and shuttlecock with the head of John Horne Tooke. A reduced copy of James Gillray's satire on Horne Tooke's return to parliament after a by-election for the pocket borough of Old Sarum, at which Temple tried to exclude him on the grounds that he had taken orders in the Church of England.
See BM Satires 9716 for Gillray's original.
[Ref: 61006]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Knowing-One's Rib. 358
The Knowing-One's Rib. 358
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles. No. 69 St Paul's Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs, 9 Nov.r 1790.
Mezzotint with fine hand colour. 155 x 115mm (6 x 4¼"), large margins. Pinholes in corners of margin.
A three-quarter portrait in oval of a young woman with a raffish air.
[Ref: 60968]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Living Made Easy.
Living Made Easy. Easy Mode of Courtship.
Printed by J. Netherclift.
London, Pubd. by T. McLean, 26, Haymarket. Jan. 7. 1830.
Engraving with later hand-colouring, sheet 185 x 275mm (7¼ x 10¾"). Cut within plate and laid on card. Mountburn. 2 foxing marks in title.
A man strolls through a park with an advertisement for a wife on his back. Promenading people stop to stare.
[Ref: 60986]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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I-I-I-I say J-J-J-Jack c-c-c-c-can yout m-m-m-magpie t-t-talk?
I-I-I-I say J-J-J-Jack c-c-c-c-can yout m-m-m-magpie t-t-talk? Yes Sir, a tidy bit better than you or I'd wring his precious neck off. Sixpence.
Printed and sold by J. Barker, 19 Throgmorton St City [n.d., c.1840].
Rare coloured lithograph. Sheet 320 x 245mm (12½ x 9¾"). Tear in edge, spotting and soiling.
A yokel mocks a man with a stutter. James Barker, a bookseller, newsagent and occasional print publisher. He appeared before the Court of Insolvent Debtors on 19th February 1844, but was still advertising himself in The Athenaeum as a newsagent at Throgmorton Street in 1853, offering to post London newspapers out of the city.
[Ref: 60894]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Pitt the Younger] The Giant Refresh'd.
[William Pitt the Younger] The Giant Refresh'd. He is indeed a Giant refresh'd!! Vide Marq- of Sta-rds Speech on withdrawing his Motion.
[Charles Williams.]
Pub,d May 21st 1804 by S W Fores N° 50 Piccadilly. Folios of Caracatures lent out for the Evening.
Coloured etching. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), paper watermarked 'J Ruse 1802'. Tear just entering image repaired, creasing in corners.
A drunken Pitt asks John Bull (who is half his size) to forgive him. Pitt had replaced Henry Addington as Prime Minister on the 10th May. The Marquis of Stafford, George Leveson-Gower (1758-1833) later 1st Duke of Sutherland, had been due to make a motion condemning his own party's government, but it was withdrawn when Addington declared his intention of joining the Whigs.
BM Satires 10245.
[Ref: 61037]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Pitt and Sheridan] The Ex-Minister and the Meteor.
[Pitt and Sheridan] The Ex-Minister and the Meteor. Sir, Amongst the many attack's which I have had this night to sustain, has been one from a flash of lightning_a Meteor, which wanders about, moveing sometimes on one side, and sometimes on the other___a Meteor which to the regret of us all, has not been lately seen amongst us, but which upon its return has turned its blazing resentment upon me_but in whose fiery face I can look without terror or dismay. __vide Mr Pitt's reply to Mr Sheridan on the State of the Navy.
[Charles Williams.]
Pub,d April 13th, 1804 by SW Fores 50 Piccadilly_Folios of Caracatures lent out for the Evening.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet 350 x 240mm (13¾ x 9½"). Trimmed.
Pitt stands as if declaiming in the Commons, looking towards the grotesque profile head of Sheridan, larger and fierier than life, and the centre of close-set rays which cover the background and are jagged like conventional lightning. The two heads face each other in profile; Sheridan's stare is both baleful and disconcerted. Pitt's right hand, holding a rolled document, 'Act fo [sic] War', rests on his hip. In the debate of 15 March 1804. Pitt's motion for an inquiry into the administration of the Navy (under St. Vincent) was opposed by Sheridan.
BM Satires 10235.
[Ref: 60967]   £380.00  
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Pomatum-haired puppy, how charming you are, / With your bold stareing eyes and brilliant cigar [...]
Pomatum-haired puppy, how charming you are, / With your bold stareing eyes and brilliant cigar [...] And though in tour own estimation you shine, / You are not bright enough, Sir, for my Valentine.
London S. Marks, and Sons [n.d., c.1840].
Coloured wood engraving with letterpress. Sheet 185 x 130mm (7¼ x 5"). Laid on album paper.
A poisonous valentine with a man with the head of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
[Ref: 60999]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Snap Dragon.
Snap Dragon. 165.
Publish'd Dec.r 12th. 1795. by Laurie & Whittle, N° 53, Fleet Street London.
Etching and stipple with hand colour, 18th century watermark. 205 x 250mm (8 x 9¾") very large margins.
Six country people surround a flaming bowl on a small round table playing the parlour game. A man holds a terrified cat over the bowl to force it to pull out a raisin.
BM Satires 8778. See 51746 for black and white version.
[Ref: 60996]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Son's of Friendship _ Scene Chandois Street. 254.
Son's of Friendship _ Scene Chandois Street. 254.
Drawn by [Isaac] Cruikshank.
Published 8.th Jan.y 1801, by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street London.
Etching. 200 x 245mm (8 x 9¾"), very large margins. Edges chipped.
The interior of an inn with the members of a club brawling. Boxing image. A pair to 'Son's of Harmony (BM Satires 9835) in which the members snooze.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 61011]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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A Touch of the Yawns.
A Touch of the Yawns. Here's a precious day for Hunting!!
Etched by H. Cook Jnr.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured etching. 260 x 195mm (10¼ x 7¾"). Trimmed to image and around title, laid on album paper.
A man wearing a dressing gown over his riding dress stretches and yawns. Heavy rain can be seen through the window.
[Ref: 61014]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Very unpleasant Weather, or the old saying verified ''Raining Cats, Dogs & Pitchforks.''!!!
Very unpleasant Weather, or the old saying verified ''Raining Cats, Dogs & Pitchforks.''!!!
Cruikshank fecit.
Pub.d April 27 1820 by G.Humphrey 27 St James's Street London.
Etching. Sheet 245 x 375mm (9¾ x 14¾"). Trimmed to printed border, partly pasted on album paper.
A heavy slanting downpour composed of cats, dogs, and pitchforks descends on a road filled with pedestrians, causing chaos.
BM Satires 14084; Cohn 2074.
[Ref: 60963]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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