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The able Doctor or America Swallowing the Bitter Draught.
The able Doctor or America Swallowing the Bitter Draught.
[London Magazine, n.d. c.1774]
Etching, plate 115 x 165mm (4½ x 6½"), good margins on three sides. Thread margin at bottom. Some time staining below title.
Satire on the The Boston Port Bill and the other Coercive Acts that were passed as a punishment for the 'Boston tea-party' (16 Dec. 1773). America restrained by Lord Mansfield (1705-93), dressed in judges robes and wig, is force fed tea by North (1732-92). From his pocket hangs a paper inscribed "Boston Port Bill". Behind Mansfield stands Bute (1713-92) in Scots cap and kilt, holding a drawn sword, its blade inscribed "Military Law", pistols are thrust through his belt.John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718-92) holds down America's legs and lifts up her dress to peek. Watching behind Sandwich are representations of France and Spain. In the foreground is a torn document inscribed "Boston petition". An allegorical figure of Britania averts her eyes as if shamed. In the background is the sea; on the horizon and on a minute scale are the spires of a town surrounded by ships, above is engraved, "Boston cannonaded".
BM 5226.
[Ref: 61284]   £850.00  
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The true Effigies of the Members of the Calves Head Club, held on the 30.th of January 1734. in Suffolk Street in ye County of Middlesex.
The true Effigies of the Members of the Calves Head Club, held on the 30.th of January 1734. in Suffolk Street in ye County of Middlesex. The Healths were To the Pious memory of Oliver Cromwell, Damn.n to the Race of ye Stuarts [...]
[n.d., c.1735.]
Scarce etching, Sheet 205 x 155mm (8 x 6"). Trimmed into plate, laid on album paper. Slight crease top left.
Satire on young Whig supporters and their supposedly republican tendencies. A scene outside the Golden Eagle in Suffolk Street, near Charing Cross, with a mob around a bonfire. In the windows above are seven young gentlemen, one holding a calf's head and another, who is masked, brandishing an axe. The original Calve's Head Club was said to be a republican secret society meeting in the 1690s. A dinner of young aristocrats was held on 30 January 1735, aping the earlier club, led to disorder when the mob found out what was occuring.
BM Satires 2144.
[Ref: 61309]   £380.00  
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[Untitled plate - 'The Petitioning Cantabs'.]
[Untitled plate - 'The Petitioning Cantabs'.]
Publish'd 13th March 1786 By S. Watts N° 50 Strand.
Etching with sepia wash. Sheet 175 x 265mm (7 x 10"). Trimmed to plate, laid on album paper.
Four undergraduates approach a fat parson at a well-stocked dining table, begging for food. They say: ''Behold! Sir your half starvd Petitioners''; ''I can make a Norfolk Dumpling! Thanks be to Miss Diana Young for her instruction!''; "Allow us but a Mutton-Chop"; and ''And your Petitioners shall ever pray''. The parson retorts ''No! Eating and drinking cloud yr understanding you shall have none''. A satire on the ban of entertainments in private rooms by James Backhouse, the Dean (and parson here). Behind him stands Henry Gordon, butler of Trinity College, with a demonic tail. The BM identifies Diana Young as a courtesan who intended to give lectures on entertainment in private rooms at the college.
BM Satires 7017.
[Ref: 61042]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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John Bull in Perplexity or Ascendancy versus Union._
John Bull in Perplexity or Ascendancy versus Union._ His progress they said depended on Ascendancy; and this, they told him was Ascendancy_and consequently the only thing that could do him good. Westminster Review No.19.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, pseudonym of William Heath.]
Pub. by T. McLean 26 Haymarket London [n.d., c.1828].
Rare hand-coloured etching. Framed, sight size 255 x 440mm (10 x 17¼"). Framed over printed border, unexamined out of frame.
A very large satirical scene showing the various politicians involved with the debate regarding Catholic emancipation. On the far left, Wellington and Robert Peel stand on the outskirst of a group of figures including Brougham, with a broom in his pocket, Burdett, Scarlett and Eldon. On the right the Duke of Cumberland dances with the devil and in the distance a waggon labelled 'Common State Waggon John Bull & Co.' rushes towards the scene driven by George IV.
BM Satire 15658.
[Ref: 61230]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Chartism] A Couple of Cochranites.
[Chartism] A Couple of Cochranites. Fly Leaves No. 1.
J. Leech.
London: _ Published at the Punch Office .
Lithograph. Sheet 265 x 190mm (10½ x 7½"). Laid on album paper.
Two street urchins attend a Chartist rally in Trafalgar Square, led by a 'Mr Cochrane', believing the goals are no 'Hincome Tax' and the 'Pastry cooks shops throw'd open to the people free, gratis, for nothink!!!'. By John Leech (1817-64).
[Ref: 61109]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Now Tomkins stop till I Say Fire!!
Now Tomkins stop till I Say Fire!! another go I think will do him up.
London Pub.d by O Hodgson 111 Fleet St. [n.d., c.1838.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 170 x 260mm (6¾ x 10¼). Creasing on left margins. Trimmed.
Two city types shoot at a songbird.
[Ref: 61330]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Any sport Gentlemen?
Any sport Gentlemen? - Sport to be sure, we just saw an hare runningup a tree so we both fired and down it came. we knows what we are about you see.
London Pub.d by O Hodgson 10 Cloth Fair [n.d., c.1832.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 150 x 220mm (6 x 8¾). Some staining at top. Trimmed.
A city type hold up a squirrel he has mistaken for a hare.
[Ref: 61329]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Laughing Stock No. 7. I say Tomkins which Eye do you shut when you shoots?
The Laughing Stock No. 7. I say Tomkins which Eye do you shut when you shoots? _ O for a common shot I [don't care?] which I shuts but when I shoots flying I shuts em both of course.
London Pub.d by O Hodgson 10 Cloth Fair [n.d., c.1832.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 160 x 240mm (6¼ x 9½). Punchline weakly inked, laid on album paper. Trimmed.
Two city types out shooting discuss their techniques, the skyline of London behind.
[Ref: 61328]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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The difference of Times between those Times and these Times.
The difference of Times between those Times and these Times.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Rare etching. Sheet 195 x 270mm (7¾ x 10½"), on wove paper. Trimmed and mounted in album paper watermarked 1819.
A copy of a satirical medal struck in the Netherlands circa 1655 to ridicule the subservience of the French and Spanish kings to Oliver Cromwell. The 'heads' side has a roundel portrait of Cromwell in armour; the 'tails' has Cromwell kneeling with his head on Britannia's lap, his bottom exposed for them to kiss. A re-engraved copy of a print from c.1739.
See BM Satires 894 & 2417.
[Ref: 61154]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A curious Junto of Slandering Elves - or - List'ners seldom hear good of themselves.
A curious Junto of Slandering Elves - or - List'ners seldom hear good of themselves.
EHL del. G. Cruikshank sculp.
Pub.d by Tho.s McLean, 25, Haymarket, Aug.t. 1st 1835.
Etching. Sheet 240 x 345mm (9½ x 13½"). Trimmed into printed border, laid on album paper with some cockling.
An elderly women reads gloatingly from a pile of letters to three others seated at a round tea-table, one of whom uses an ear trumpet. A fifth listens in dismay from behind a curtain. First published by Hannah Humphrey in 1817.
BM Satires 12923; Cohn 1032.
[Ref: 61046]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Dr Syntax] Misfortune at Tulip Hall.
[Dr Syntax] Misfortune at Tulip Hall.
Drawn by Rowlandson.
[London: R. Ackermann, 1821, but later.]
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 160 x 245mm (6¼ x 9¾"). Edges chipped.
Dr Syntax is tripped by a dog, knocking over flower pots on shelves, as the dog bites his ankle and his hostess sprays him from her watering can. From 'The Third Tour of Dr. Syntax, In Search of a Wife'.
[Ref: 61308]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Drill.
Drill. Why you infernal rascal_how dare you stand there making such horrible ugly faces! _ Make the fly leave my nose Serjeant.
Drawn & Etched by W. Heath.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Hand coloured etching. Framed, sight size 170 x 230mm (6¾ x 9"). Framed over printed border, unexamined out of frame.
An angry Serjeant berates a soldier, who is standing to attention, as he pulls faces to dislodge a wasp on his nose.
[Ref: 61188]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A Transfer of East India Stock.
A Transfer of East India Stock.
J.S. [James Sayers] f.
Published 25th Nov.r 1783 by Thomas Cornell, Bruton Street.
Etching. Sheet 305 x 230mm (12 x 9"). Trimmed to plate, some creasing and spotting.
Charles James Fox carries the East India House through the gateway of St. James's Palace. He treads on a list of East India Company directors. A satire on Fox's attempts to bring the Company under the control of the government, particularly the sovereignty of India.
BM Satires 6271.
[Ref: 61318]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Exalted Reformer; or The Humours of Birmingham.
The Exalted Reformer; or The Humours of Birmingham.
[n.d, 1791.]
Engraving. 175 x 110mm (7 x 4½"), large margins on 3 sides.
A scene of a cleric being burnt at the stake in a fire of his books. It was published to accompany a satirical article in ''The Gentleman's and London Magazine: Or Monthly Chronologer'', titled ''Fate of the Un-Priestly Doctor''. It proports to be an event in the Birmingham Riots of 1791, in which the mob targeted religious dissenters, including Joseph Priestly, who was forced to flee his home.
[Ref: 61106]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Fashion is But One Creature Apeing Another.
Fashion is But One Creature Apeing Another.
Alfred Crowquill - Glypho [after Alfred Henry Forrester].
[n.d., 1844.]
Scarce electrotype. Printed area 120 x 105mm (4¾ x 4¼"). Spotting.
A monkey wearing a cap and a coat with fur collar and cuff, smoking a pipe at a window. "Fashion is but One Creature Apeing Another" Crowquill affirmed in this hilarious send-up of the 19th century British gentleman caricature. Patented in 1842, a glyphograph is a relief printing block, created by drawing through a compostion on a metal plate, and making an electrotype of the result.
See Bestiary: Animals in Art. Christopher Matthews, Thomas & Hudson, 2018.
[Ref: 61302]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Fishing in Troubled Waters,
Fishing in Troubled Waters, or The Consequence of invading Matrimonial Rights & Privileges.
Pub.d by Pyall & Hunt, 18 Tavistock Street [n.d., 1824-5].
Coloured etching. Sheet 255 x 340mm (10 x 13½"). Trimmed to image on three sides, creased, mounted in album paper.
An angling cleric comes to blows with a fishwife, accidently pulling his own wig off with his rod and line. Apparently a satire on the Church's interference with marital law.
Not in BM Satires. Hunt 62. Ex: Collection of David Beazley.
[Ref: 61132]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charles James Fox & Frederick North] The Cole-Heavers.
[Charles James Fox & Frederick North] The Cole-Heavers. ''Two virtuous Elves, / Taking care of themselves''.
[by James Gillray.]
Pub.d April 16th 1783 by W. Humphrey, N.o 226, Strand.
Etching, 18th century watermark. Sheet 235 x 315mm (9¼ x 12½"). Trimmed to image on three sides.
A scruffily-dressed Charles James Fox, with a fox's head and brush, holds open a sack marked 'For Private Use' for Frederick North to shovel guineas into. Empty sacks hang on a wall under a scroll reading 'For the Use of the Publick'. In April North returned to power as Home Secretary in an unlikely coalition with Fox, the radical Whig leader, only lasting to December. 'Cole' was slang for gold or money.
BM Satires 6213.
[Ref: 61043]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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King's Frauds of London Detected. Page 92.
King's Frauds of London Detected. Page 92.
[London: Alexander Hogg, 1778.]
Rare engraving. 155 x 85mm (6 x 3¼"), with very large margins.
A man is propositioned by a prostitute. With a four-line verse underneath. A plate from Richard King's ''The Frauds of London Detected; or a Warning-Piece against the Iniquitous Practices of That Metropolis''.
[Ref: 61113]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[George IV & Wellington] A Political Reflection.
[George IV & Wellington] A Political Reflection.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, pseudonym of William Heath.] Esq.
Pub. by T. McLean 26 Haymarket London.
Coloured etching. Framed, sight size 240 x 350mm (9½ x 13¾"). Creased, framed over printed border, unexamined out of frame.
A scene in a nursery in which the 'Great Babe' George IV lies asleep in a cradle watched over by his mistress Lady Conyngham. On the right Wellington lowers the crown on to his head as he admires himself in the mirror. On the floor is a model of Buckingham Palace as reconstructed by Nash and a toy giraffe. Children's toys interest. A satire of Lady Conyngham's use of her influence over George to support Wellington.
BM Satire 15521.
[Ref: 61172]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[George IV as Prince of Wales] Barataria.
[George IV as Prince of Wales] Barataria.
J.S.
Publ. 11.th March 1789 by Tho.s Cornell Bruton Street.
Etching. 300 x 335mm (11¾ x 13¼'') very large margins. Central crease and tears reinforced with tape.
The Prince of Wales is seated in a magnificent dining-hall before a bare table. The Duke of Leinster offers him across the table a dish of 'Potatoes from Leinster'; the Prince extends his arms to take them, but turns his head to look at the forbidding Thurlow, dressed as a doctor, who stands on his right. A satire of the Irish offer to the Prince of an unrestricted Regency by James Sayers. Here Ireland is called Barataria (the non-existant island that Sancho Panza is offered governorship of, in 'Don Quixote'), a term used in satirical letters in the style of Junius published in newspapers.
BM Satires 7517.
[Ref: 61144]   £170.00   (£204.00 incl.VAT)
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[George IV] Gudgeon Fishing a la Conservatory.
[George IV] Gudgeon Fishing a la Conservatory.
[Charles Williams.]
Pub.d July 1811 by S.W. Fores 50 Piccadilly.
Coloured etching. Trimmed within plate, mounted on album paper at corners.
The Prince Regent presides over a fête held to honour the Duchesse d'Angoulême, daughter of Louis XVI. The ladies hold fishing rods, with which they try to catch goldfish in a pool in the centre of the table. One of the guests is Richard Brinsley Sheridan, who holds a paper 'Nominal Subscribers to the Humbug Theatre', a reference to his raising funds for rebuilding Drury Lane Theatre.
BM Satires 11729, with extensive description.
[Ref: 61133]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Ghost.
The Ghost.
F. G. Byron Esq.r delin.t. Engraved by J Pettit.
London Pub by Will.m Holland. N° 50. Oxford Street, July 29. I789. In Holland's Exhibition Rooms may be seen the largest collection of Humorous Prints in Europe. Admittance one Shilling.
Coloured etching. Sheet 250 x 290mm (9¾ x 11½"). Trimmed to image on three sides, into plate at top.
A figure with a grotesque mask and draped in a sheet advances into a room, holding up a red-hot poker. Four men look alarmed and a fifth escapes up the chimney.
BM Satires 7614.
[Ref: 61137]   £360.00  
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[The Adventures of Gil Blas] Doctors Andros & Oquetos.
[The Adventures of Gil Blas] Doctors Andros & Oquetos.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Watercolour on embossed card. Sheet 90 x 125mm (3½ x 5").
A scene from Alain-René Lesage's 'L'Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane'. When Don Vincent falls ill, the two doctors that arrive have opposing views about treatment.
[Ref: 61103]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Wellington & William Huskisson] A Naughty Boy Turn'd out of School.
[Wellington & William Huskisson] A Naughty Boy Turn'd out of School.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, pseudonym of William Heath] he seems let them know who is master of th House
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket. [n.d. c. May 1828].
Coloured etching. Framed. 245 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Unexamined out of frame.
Satire on the departure from Wellington's cabinet of William Huskisson, represented here as a schoolboy in a fool's cap kneeling before a closed door placarded 'Wellington House Academy'. Huskisson, who had entertained hopes of becoming prime minister before the position was offered to Wellington, voted against the government over the East Retford Bill and subsequently offered to resign 'as a matter of form, not substance' (DNB). Wellington, however, took him at his word and seized the opportunity to rid himself of an uncomfortable colleague. As a result Huskisson's friends Dudley, Palmerston and Grant, along with the Irish Secretary Lamb all resigned (their names are written on a slate next to Huskisson in the print), a situation described by the Duke as a 'mutiny'.
BM Satires: 15532.
[Ref: 61195]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Two of a Trade can never Agree.
Two of a Trade can never Agree. 22
[Charles Williams.]
Pub.d Feb.y 1st 1806 by S W Fores 50 Piccadilly.
Coloured etching. Sheet 120 x 85mm (4¾ x 3¼"). Trimmed close to printed border, laid on album paper.
Two bewigged barristers argue. Legal interest. George suggests this print belongs to a series of reduced versions of satires etched by Williams after other artists, in this case Isaac Cruikshank (1799, BM 1948,0214.410).
BM Satires 10667.
[Ref: 61105]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Looking Glass or Character Annual 1834 Vol. 5.
The Looking Glass or Character Annual 1834 Vol. 5. The Fiddling, Firing, Feasting, Fuming year 1834. Destruction of both Houses of Parliament by Fire 16.th Oct.r 1834.
R.S.
London. Thomas M.cLean, 26 Haymarket. Ducote and Stephen 70 S.t Martins Lane.
Hand coloured lithograph, sheet 380 x 255mm (15 x 10"). Some surface dirt top left.
The Looking Glass was a large-sized lithographed four-page monthly magazine composed entirely of comicalities. The first seven issues were drawn by William Heath and published by the print seller and publisher Thomas McLean of 26 Haymarket. Heath departed and the eighth issue was drawn by Robert Seymour from Aug 1, 1830, to April 1836.
[Ref: 61142]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Man that Couldn't Get Warm.
The Man that Couldn't Get Warm. Then close to a blazing fire he got, & took to drinking Brandy hot. / And sent for doctors, such a lot, The man that couldn't get warm. / Shivery Shakey Oh! Oh! Oh! &c.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Coloured woodcut. Sheet 195 x 240mm (7¾ x 9½"). Small splits in binding folds taped.
An illustration to the ballad of the same title, words by J. Beuler.
[Ref: 61099]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Vinegar Valentine] Abroad You're Quite the Masher and Smoke Your Cigarette!
[Vinegar Valentine] Abroad You're Quite the Masher and Smoke Your Cigarette! At Home You Are a Puppy Whom No One Cares to Pet!
[n.d., c.1850.]
Photo lithograph, printed in black and red. Sheet (unfolded) 375 x 130mm (14½ x 5"). Very slight toning of edges.
A portrait of a dandy with monocle, cigarette and cane, unfolds to reveal a bulldog on a chain lunging at a cat. Vinegar Valentines are rather unflattering and often insulting; some addressed to trades and professions, perhaps given to customers to their suppliers, rather than true valentines.
[Ref: 61325]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Meetingers.
Meetingers.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Coloured woodcut. Sheet 160 x 185mm (6¼ x 7¼"). Trimmed close to printed border, repaired tear entering image.
An old lady holding a prayer book asks a man if he knows of a meeting nearby. The man, who is dressed is good but worn-out clothes, replies that he is holding a meeting of his creditors and would be offering only 'Five Farthings in the Pound'. A 'meetinger' was a name for a Protestant dissenter.
[Ref: 61095]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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The Members' Plate.
The Members' Plate. Sir Maurice: ''I say old fellow, I shall have to make the running this time! If you hand't been in the Coalition Handicap, you would'nt have had all that weight to carry!!''.
[W. Henley, 1. Southgate Street, Gloucester, c.1860.]
Scarce wood engraving. Sheet 115 x 205mm (4½ x 8"), on Whatman laid paper. Trimmed, losing publication line, laid on album paper.
One jockey addresses another, who has a Chinese man riding pillion.
[Ref: 61044]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Mitred Minuet.
The Mitred Minuet.
[London Magazine][1774.]
Engraving. Sheet: 110 x 175mm (4½ x 7"). Crease. Some light staining.
Satire on the Quebec Act passed on the 22nd June 1774. American interest. Four bishops dance together around a piece of paper titled 'Quebec Bill', to the left of him are Lord Bute, in highland dress, Lord North and a third minister.
BM Satire 5228.
[Ref: 61285]   £360.00  
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A Po-lice-Man Vot Does His Duty.
A Po-lice-Man Vot Does His Duty.
London: Published by J.L. Marks, 91 Long Lane, Smithfield [n.d., c.1850].
Coloured woodcut. Sheet 190 x 140mm (7½ x 5½"). Trimmed close to printed border, tears taped.
A policeman attempts to seize a boys piece of bread and butter.
[Ref: 61094]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Pair of French postillions.]
[Pair of French postillions.]
[Henry Bunbury].
[n.d., c.1768.]
Two etchings with drypoint on one sheet. Each 145 x 100mm (5¾ x 4"), paper watermarked 'R & E'. Unfinished proof.
Two caricatures usually found separately. On the left is a French Postillion with a whip in one hand, the other in his pocket, birds, horses and a barn behind. On the right is another Postillion, looking over his shoulder, whip in hand, with a distant church. Both men wear oversized boots.
BM Satire 4743 & 4745.
[Ref: 61315]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Receiving Absolution for Past Heresies.
Receiving Absolution for Past Heresies. Pl.2_
[Monogram of Paul Pry - William Heath.] Esq.
Pub by T Mc Lean 26 Haymarket. [n.d. c.1830].
Etching with hand colour. Framed, sight size 240 x 335mm (9½ x 13¼") Framed over printed border, unexamined out of frame.
Satire on Catholic emancipation: a caricatured papal legation watch as a cardinal gives absolution to Lyndhurst, Peel, and Wellington, who kneel before them.
BM Satires: 15740.
[Ref: 61229]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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The Red Rover in Chase of a Free Trader.
The Red Rover in Chase of a Free Trader.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Coloured woodcut. Sheet 155 x 185mm (6 x 7¼"). Trimmed close to printed area.
A naval officer with a red, bulbous nose and a protrunding belly runs up to a young woman.
[Ref: 61096]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Where are You A Driving too Spooney?
Where are You A Driving too Spooney?
[Monogram of an open hand] del.
[n.d., c.1825.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 220 x 160mm (8¾ x 6¼"). Trimmed to printed border.
A man wearing fashionable sunglasses walks into the handle on a butcher's tray, poking himself in the eye. On the tray is a beef heart and kidneys.
[Ref: 61326]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sweeps racing donkeys.]
[Sweeps racing donkeys.]
Collet inv.t et del. Hancock sculp.
London printed for R. Sayer at Nº53 Fleet Street as the Act directs [n.d., c.1760].
Etching. Sheet 140 x 200mm (5½ x 8"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
Two chimney sweeps race donkeys down a country lane, a parody of horse racing.
[Ref: 61148]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Thistle Reel.
The Thistle Reel.
[London Magazine, 1st March 1777.]
Etching. Sheet 210 x 120mm (8¼ x 4¾"). Trimmed to plate on left.
Three government ministers (William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; & John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute) dance around a thistle, watched over by a bagpipe-playing Devil. Lord Mansfield in judge's wig and gown holds the Quebec Bill. American interest. An attack on the Government's policies in America (such as The Boston Port Bill and the other Coercive Acts) blaming Bute's Scottish influence.
BM Satires 5285.
[Ref: 61295]   £360.00  
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[John Horne Tooke] The Apostate Parson.
[John Horne Tooke] The Apostate Parson. [It] is true I have Suffer'd the infectious hand of a Bishop to be wav'd over me, whose Imposition like the Sop given to Judas is only a Signal for the Devil to enter. [&c].
[Publish'd as the Act directs April 14th 1772, by W. Darling, Engraver, Great Newport Street.]
Etching. Sheet 195 x 240mm (7¾ x 9½") Trimmed, losing either end of secondary title and publication line.
A bishop, standing behind an altar-rail, holds out both hands over the head of a kneeling clergyman. One demon kneels on the ground beside the latter, while another has crept under his cassock. Behind is a trunk, with a list of expensive clothes. A satire on the ordination of John Horne Tooke, quoting a letter of his to Wilkes in 1766. The trunk of clothes is one Tooke sent to Wilkes in Paris: after they quarrelled Tooke accused Wilkes of pawning them.
BM Satires 4948.
[Ref: 61149]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Cost of a Waterloo Medal.
Cost of a Waterloo Medal.
[William Heath.]
[Pub Oct 1st 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket Sole publisher of W.H.s Etchings.]
Coloured etching. Framed, sight size 220 x 320mm (8¾ x 12½"). Trimmed around title, losing inscriptions, framed over image on three sides, unexamined out of frame.
A French and a British soldier sit at ale-house table. The Frenchman hold out his grand Legion of Honour medal for comparison to what he describes as the 'nasty Waterloo medal - shabby - cost your Nation only two francs'. The Englishman answers with a good-humoured smile, 'That's true - but it - cost yours - A Napoleon!!!'.
BM Satires: 15868, an earlier state with Napoleon spelt 'Napolean'.
[Ref: 61171]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Wellington] John Bull asking a few questions of Orator Mum.
[Wellington] John Bull asking a few questions of Orator Mum. - Shall I vouchsafe your worship a word or two - Shakespeare.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, pseudonym of William Heath.]
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket where Political and other Caricatures are daily Published the largest collection in England. [n.d. c.February 1829.]
Fine coloured etching. Framed, sight size 235 x 345mm (9¼ x 13½"). Framed over printed border, unexamined out of frame.
John Bull questions Prime Minister the Duke of Wellington about the 'Little Queen' (Mary II of Portugal who had been recently deposed by her uncle Miguel) and the Catholic Relief Bill. Wellington, dressed like an undertaker, keeps 'mum'. Wellington had concealed his intention to bring in Emancipation till a day or two before the opening of Parliament, thus aggravating Tory resentment. He also silently supported Miguel while expressing neutrality.
BM Satires: 15659.
[Ref: 61173]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[George IV & Wellington] Great Connoiseurs examining a celebrated Cabinet Picture.
[George IV & Wellington] Great Connoiseurs examining a celebrated Cabinet Picture.
T.H.J. [Thomas Howell Jones] fec.t.
London Pub.d 1830, by S.W. Fores, 41 Picadilly.
Coloured etching. Sheet 235 x 330mm (9¼ x 13"). Trimmed within plate. Time stained.
George IV, Lady Conyngham and the Duke of Cumberland examine a new portrait of the Duke of Wellington, expressing negative views of the increasingly unpopular Prime Minister.
BM Satires 16048.
[Ref: 61130]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Wellington] That Old Thief wants to run away with my Bread and Butter.
[Wellington] That Old Thief wants to run away with my Bread and Butter.
[by William Heath.]
Pub May 8 1830 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket.
Coloured etching. Framed, sight size 260 x 380mm (10¼ x 15"). Unexamined out of frame.
The Prime Minister, the Duke of Wellington, starts in surprise as a skeleton dress in black, leans in to take bread and butter from a larder. The new sliding scale of duty in the Importation of Corn Act 1828 did not reduce the price of bread enough to allieviate the suffering of the rural poor.
BM Satires 16115.
[Ref: 61156]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Wellington] The - Omni - Buss.
[Wellington] The - Omni - Buss.
William Heath.
Pub Oct 3d 1829 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket - Sole Publisher of W H etchings.
Etching with fine hand colour. Framed, sight size 240 x 345mm (9½ x 17½"). Framed close to printed border, unexamined out of frame.
Satire of the British government as the newly-invented omnibus, with Wellington as driver, Peel (in police uniform as conductor) and George IV and Lady Conyngham as passengers. It is being pulled down a hill marked 'National Debt' by three horses with faces: in the centre is a John Bull, on the left an Irishman and the right a Scot. By William Heath (1794/5 - 1840), ex-Captain of Dragoons. From 1827-9 he used the pseudonym Paul Pry (from the name of a character in a comedy of 1825 by John Poole; however the monogram was soon copied by other caricaturists (eg Sharpshooter), so Heath reverted to using his own name.
BM Satires: 15887.
[Ref: 61158]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Wellington] Blind Mans Buff with the poor.
[Wellington] Blind Mans Buff with the poor. There is none so Blind as him who will not see.
William Heath.
Pub Feb 12. 1830 by T.McLean 26 Haymarket - Sole Publishers of WH's etchings.
Coloured etching. Framed, sight size. 260 x 370mm (10¼ x 17½"). Framed over platemark, unexamined out of frame.
Wellington as Prime Minister, in civilian dress but wearing a military medal, stands with closed eyes, bending forward and extending his arms, surrounded by ragged and starving men and women. He says: 'I can't See you'. Some cry, 'Pray open your eyes'; others, 'have pity on us'. A woman seated on the ground, holding a child, extends a hand; a man holds out his hat for alms. This was an attack on Wellington for his Corn Law, which put punitive duty on imports, to protect English landowners but keeping the price of bread high despite food shortages. Despite many opponents (including Karl Marx) the Corn laws lasted until 1846.
BM: 16032.
[Ref: 61159]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Wellington] Mrs Double U the Housekeeper.
[Wellington] Mrs Double U the Housekeeper. Household Servants - in Six Plates by William Heath. No. 3.
Pub Oct 10th 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket Sole publisher of W. Heaths Etchings.
Coloured etching. Framed, sight size 370 x 255mm (14½ x 10"). Framed over platemark, unexamined out of frame.
A caricature of Prime Minister the Duke of Wellington as a disapproving housekeeper, attempting to curb George IV's extravagant spending on Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. By William Heath (1794/5 - 1840), ex-Captain of Dragoons. From 1827-9 he used the pseudonym Paul Pry (from the name of a character in a comedy of 1825 by John Poole; however the monogram was soon copied by other caricaturists (eg Sharpshooter), so Heath reverted to using his own name.
BM Satires 15880.
[Ref: 61162]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Wellington] Morning. Nigth [sic].
[Wellington] Morning. Nigth [sic]. Scene in the Island of Jersey. Scene in the Duchy of Lancaster.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, pseudonym of William Heath] esq.
Pub by T. McLean 26 Haymarket. caricatures daily published [n.d., c.1829].
Etching with fine hand colour. 370 x 260mm (14½ x 10¼"). Small margins.
Satire commenting on Wellington's relationships with cousins Sarah Villiers, Countess of Jersey and Harriet Arbuthnot. Lady Villiers was often ridiculed for 'affecting great intimacy with the Duke'. Harriet Arbuthnot and her husband Charles however, did have a close relationship with Wellington who promoted Charles Arbuthnot from the Department of Woods and Trees to Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Of interest is the extra text around the top of the plate, issuing for the small figure of Paul Pry: 'I'm sorry to intrude but some dirty Rogue has lately been copying my caricatures- robbing us of our ideas & just profit- may I ask of my Friends not to purchase unless they see the Publisher T. McLeans name at the bottom, all others are copies P. Pry'. This piracy led Heath to drop Pry by 1830.
BM Satire: 15717.
[Ref: 61311]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Wellington] The Noblest Roman of the All.  This Statue of Roman Cement_has been erected at the cost of the 40s Freeholders.
[Wellington] The Noblest Roman of the All. This Statue of Roman Cement_has been erected at the cost of the 40s Freeholders.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, pseudonym of William Heath] Esq.
Pub April by T McLean 26 Haymarket [n.d. c.1830.]
Coloured etching. Framed, sight size 340 x 230mm (13½ x 9"). Framed over platemark, unexamined out of frame.
Caricature of the Duke of Wellington, as a statue in Roman armour, holding against his right hip a document inscribed 'Emancipation'. He wears a wreath of battered ears of corn (suggesting the straw crown of the lunatic as well as the Corn Bill), and faces an aggressive raven with the head of Eldon. Other menacing birds fly near. From the pedestal, as a background to the Duke's legs, projects a trophy of flags topped by French imperial eagles, with spear, bayonet, &c. A satire of the Bill to disenfranchise the forty shilling Irish freeholders which accompanied the Catholic Emancipation Relief Act, raising fivefold the economic qualifications for voting. The Bill passed with little opposition but not without protest.
BM Satires: 15722.
[Ref: 61165]   £320.00  
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[Wellington]. The Man Wot's Been Made Foreman to the British!!!
[Wellington]. The Man Wot's Been Made Foreman to the British!!! NB. He is perfectly Fire-proof - having been engaged in Hot work all his life.
T.J. [Thomas Howell Jones] fec.t.
London. Pub. 1829 by S. W. Fores. 41. Piccadilly.
Coloured etching. Framed, sight size 340 x 240mm (13½ x 9½"). Framed over platemark, unexamined out of frame.
A caricature of the Prime Minister, the Duke of Wellington, in the uniform of a fireman of a London fire insurance company, leaning on an axe. He says 'Mind what I say—I'm the Man wot Can do the Trick—There's no mistake about me!!!'
[Ref: 61166]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Wellington & income Tax] Daring & Impudent Robbery!!!
[Wellington & income Tax] Daring & Impudent Robbery!!! Do villany, do, since you process to do't_Like workmen; I'll example you with thieving_Thieves for their robbery have authority_Shakespeare.
William Heath.
Pub. Oct. 6th. 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket sole publisher of WH's etchings.
Fine coloured etching. Framed, sight size 255 x 360mm (10 x 14¼''). Framed over platemark, unexamined out of frame.
A satire on income tax. Wellington (in army uniform) takes a bag of money from John Bull's pocket while Robert Peel (dressed as one of his new policeman) takes his pocket watch. By William Heath (1794/5 - 1840), ex-Captain of Dragoons. From 1827-9 he used the pseudonym Paul Pry (from the name of a character in a comedy of 1825 by John Poole; however the monogram was soon copied by other caricaturists (eg Sharpshooter), so Heath reverted to using his own name.
BM Satire 15875.
[Ref: 61169]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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