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Funny Characters N.o 34. An Unaccountable.
Funny Characters N.o 34. An Unaccountable. Do you sell Account Books, Sir?_ Yes!_ Then let me have one that 'ill account for my Vife blowing me up ven I speaks to any other Hooman!
Printed by L.M. Lefevre.
London. William Spooner, 377, Strand. [n.d. c.1840]
Rare lithograph with fine hand colour. Sheet 330 x 275mm (13 x 10¾"), large margins. Some slight brown stains bottom left.
A accented man visits an acounting stationers.
[Ref: 61494]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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All The Talents.
All The Talents. Monstrum horrendum, informe, ingens, cui lumen ademptum.
[P]olypus designavit. Rowlandson sculp.
Pub. April 18th. 1807 by I. I. Stockdale Pall Mall.
Etching, sheet 205 x 130mm (8 x 5"). Trimmed within plate on left and bottom.
Frontispiece to 'All the Talents', 18th edition, satirical verses by 'Polypus', i.e. E. S. Barrett (1786-1820) , attacking the late Ministry.
BM Satires 10720.
[Ref: 61712]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Election fight for south Northumberland.]
[Election fight for south Northumberland.]
[Anon. 1832.]
Etching, sheet 285 x 365mm (11¼ x 14¼"). Tears to edges just going into the plate. Top plate mark lost. Small margins.
A satire on the South Northumberland election. The candidates with their arms up ready to box face each other. Matthew Bell (1793-1871) is on the left looking small and dapper, wearing top-boots, he is supported by five other men. On the right facing Bell are Thomas Wentworth Beaumont (1792-1841) and William Ord (1781–1855) taller, heavier, older, and wearing trousers and long frock-coats.
BM Satires 17311.
[Ref: 61467]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Dont you remember the 5th of November.
Dont you remember the 5th of November.
[Paul Pry] Esq.
Pub. by T McLean 26 Haymarket Political & other Caricatures pub. Daily.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet 295 x 390mm (11¾ x 15½"). Trimmed within plate. Glued onto backing sheet at edges.
One of many satires on the authors of the Catholic Relief Bill, which was announced on February 5 1829, playing on the Catholicism of Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators. Here Wellington and Peel are "guys", tied back to back, bestride a broken chair on which they are being carried to bonfire or gibbet. A bloated bishop in a surplice, probably Howley, walks behind, holding the back chair-legs and saying 'No Popery'. Eldon (who led opposition to the Bill) carries the front of the chair, facing an angry Irishman in tattered clothes protesting against the ceremony, whose barrister's wig identifies him as O'Connell. . In the foreground, on the extreme left, is John Bull, behind him the head of Cumberland.
BM Satires:15664 (copy).
[Ref: 61524]   £320.00  
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A Wedding Present Of Crinoline Service.
A Wedding Present Of Crinoline Service.
Lithographed by C.J. Culliford.
London, W. H. J. Carter, printseller, Bookseller, &c. 12, Regent Street, Pall Mall. [n.d. c.1850]
Very scarce lithograph, sheet 300 x 230mm (11¾ x 9"). Repaired tears.
A highly decorative satire on crinoline fashion, featuring 8 women in absolutely enormous skirts surrounded by an oval leaf border. W.H.J. Carter made a number of satires on crinoline publishing them annually.
See also references 15161, 15159, 15153, 15154, 13109, 15160, 15165, 36835, 36836, 15352, 15353, 15354, 16831 & 42021.
[Ref: 61509]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Fast Day [in pencil]
Fast Day [in pencil]
[n.d. c.1800]
Very scarce etching, sheet 270 x 225mm (10¾ x 8¾") Trimmed to plate at top. Left margin damaged. Thread margin at bottom. A few small worm holes. Some light spotting.
Two parsons sit at a circular table surrounded by servants holding trays of food and one holding an enormous cup and a bottle of alcohol. The roundest parson stuffs his mouth with food. The other has his leg up in a cast resting on a cushion, probably inflicted with gout, and closely inspects his food. Similar to satires made by Richard Newton in 1793 and Thomas Rowlandson in 1812.
[Ref: 61508]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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To My Country I My Pen Consign.
To My Country I My Pen Consign.
Acc.g to Act of Parl.m May ye 17th 1738.
Scarce etching. Sheet 300 x 185mm (11¾ x 7¼"), with 18th century watermark. Trimmed to image on three sides
A caricature of a journalist, with a man walking in the countryside, reading from a paper. Behind is a winged donkey flying and a barrel emptying its contents onto the ground. The title is a quote from Pope's 'Dunciad'.
BM Satires 2349.
[Ref: 61152]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Pitmens Union, 1832.
The Pitmens Union, 1832.
[Anon., 1832.]
Very rare etching, plate 210 x 275mm (8¼ x 10¾"), with large margins. On paper watermarked 'J Whatman Turkey Mill 1830.' Time stained. Surface dirt. Creased.
A group of six representing the coal-owners faces a spokesman of the miners (right) on an open moor. Behind the former are a few soldiers with bayoneted muskets and one or two constables or magistrates; behind the latter is an immense procession of well-dressed pitmen, carrying banners, the two leaders being in the foreground on the extreme right. Between the two parties stands a man in top-boots, identified in pencil below as Thomas Easton, who says to the owners: 'Gentlemen these Fellows say they won't dissolve their Union I can make nothing of them'. The most prominent of the owners can be individually identified, notably the group includes Tory MP Matthew Bell. Behind them are two others, unidentified, one saying, 'Oh! the Fools'. Two of the many banners have inscriptions: 'Patience & Perseverance Will Recover Our Rights and ‘United To Relieve And Not To Injure'. The long procession recedes in perspective; on the skyline beyond is a pithead building with a tall chimney. During the great strike of Durham and Northumberland miners in the spring of 1832, the owners made recognition of the Union the only issue.
BM Satires: 17001.
[Ref: 61464]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Man Wot Drives The Opposition.
The Man Wot Drives The Opposition.
A Sharpshooter, fec.
Pub. April 1829, by S.Gans, 15, Southampton S.t Strand.
Rare etching with fine hand colour, sheet 340 x 230mm (13½ x 9"). On paper watermarked 'J Whatman Turkish Mill 1827.' Trimmed within plate to coloured border.
A caricature of John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon (1751-1838) dressed as coachman. His right hand holds a way-bill headed 'Windsor', his left a whip, its butt resting on the ground. A. Sharpshooter was the pseudonym of John Philips (fl. 1825-31) a satirical printmaker, who worked for many publishers from 1825 who mostly pirated William Heath.
[Ref: 61465]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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In Vino Veritas.
In Vino Veritas. Vot Femme Voyez-Vous, J'La Connais Mieux Que Vous. Your wife, I Know Her Better Than Ye Do Yourself.
F. Grenier [in image]. F. Grenzier del. Litho de Ch. Motte.
[n.d. c.1830's]
Scarce lithograph, sheet 200 x 230mm (8 x 9"). Embossed stamp of C Motte.
In wine, there is truth. A tavern scene. A man drunkenly admits to another that he has been with his wife.
[Ref: 61671]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Humorous Scene at the Regatta.
A Humorous Scene at the Regatta. Lon. Mag.
Publish'd as the Act directs Aug.t 1. 1775.
Engraving. 105 x 165mm (4 x 6½"), large margins.
A satire of a regatta on the Thames, with spectators taking every opportunity to see the race. Held on Friday, 23rd June 1775, and watched by the Duchess of Devonshire, boats with crews of 12 watermen rowed from Westminster Bridge to London Bridge and back, followed by a procession to Chelsea Hospital and on to the Rotunda at Ranelagh. The event is regarded as the first regatta on the Thames, although 'Doggett's Coat and Badge', a watermans' race from London Bridge to Cadogan Pier, has been held since 1715 and is the oldest continuous rowing race in the world.
[Ref: 61417]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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The Last Stake.
The Last Stake. Designed by Stuart.
Murray Delin.t. Junto fec.t.
Publish'd according of act Dec.r 6. 1779. for J. Almon in Piccadilly London.
Etching, sheet 250 x 335mm (10 x 13¼"). Trimmed within plate.
A satire on the state of the country that year. The names of the artists indicate that the creator believed this to be the fault of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713-92) (Stuart), carried on by William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield (1705-93) (Murray) and executed by the Junto (Whigs). A bull representing John Bull is being lured on the other side of a creek that is marked "Rubicon - Flu -". Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford (1732-92) sits on his back, heavily fat and dozing off, ; at his back is a large square pack, inscribed "Taxes". The bull is restrained by a rope that is looped around a post bearing the inscription "The Last Stake," with a Scotsman in Highland attire intended for Bute and Mansfield in judge's robes and a wig holding the end of the rope. A pole and a club are being used by two other members of "the Junto" to prod the bull. Spain and France are using spears and swords to assault the bull. Spain wears a cut doublet, ruff, and cloak, while France dons a coat, hat, and bag-wig in French fashion. Behind them George III, who is idly observing the conflict with his hands in his pockets as they stand in front of an inn entrance gets a chamber pot emptied on his head by a woman's arm out the window. The signboard with the crown above the door is falling off and is only hanging by one hook. On the nearer side of the "Rubicon" a Dutchman stands facing the wall of a building, urinating on a paper inscribed "British Memorial".
BM Satires 5571.
[Ref: 61487]   £380.00  
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