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Characteristic Sketches of the London Club House. The Amphibs.
Characteristic Sketches of the London Club House. The Amphibs.
Etched by John Phillips.
London: Pub. by G. Humphrey, 24 S.t James's Street July 29 1829.
Aquatint. Sheet 210 x 280mm (8¼ x 11"). Trimmed within plate, close to printed border at bottom.
Three men in top hats stand at the Doric-columned entrance to a club. On the left, a man with military coat and spurs is probably the Duke of Wellington.
Rare: not in BM Satires.
[Ref: 61767]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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D.r Arne.
D.r Arne. Done from an Original Sketch by F. Bartolozzi.
Pub.'d as the Act directs, May, 10th, 1782. by W.m Humphrey, No. 227 Strand [but later?].
Scarce chalk manner stipple. Sheet 260 x 170mm (10¼ x 6¾"), on wove paper. Trimmed within plate, mounted in album paper at edges.
A caricature portrait of composer Thomas Augustine Arne (1710 - 1778), wearing a bag-wig and sword, playing a harpsicord. Arne's most famous work is the patriotic song, 'Rule, Britannia!'.
BM Satires 8240; De Vesme 750.
[Ref: 61953]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Count Roupee. - Vide. Hyde Park.
Count Roupee. - Vide. Hyde Park.
[James Gillray]
Pub.d June 5.th 1797. by H. Humphrey 27. S.t James's Street
Very rare hand-coloured etching, sheet 385 x 540mm (15¼ x 21"). Trimmed within plate and glued to backing card.
Caricature of Paul Benfield (1741-1810), of the East India Company, who made a fortune in India as a trader, banker, and contractor, and was notorous through Burke's (published) speech on the debts of the Nabob of Arcot oppresser. He lost his fortune establishing a mercantile firm in London, called Boyd, Benfield, & Co which engaged in speculations which turned out badly, and Benfield's fortune collapsed rapidly. He died in Paris in poverty. A small dark-complexioned man wearing spectacles rides a galloping horse through Hyde Park. There is a background of grass and trees, and in the distance a building with a pediment, evidently the new Knightsbridge Barracks.
BM Satires 9066. For one with slightly different colouring check out Yale University Library.
[Ref: 61958]   £780.00  
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[Duke of Portland] Iohn Bull contemplating a Statue of Portland Stone.
[Duke of Portland] Iohn Bull contemplating a Statue of Portland Stone.
[by Charles Williams]
Pub.d April 1807 by Walker N.o7 Cornhill.
Hand-coloured etching. 250 x 365mm (9¾ x 14½'') Small margins, time stained.
William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, caricatured as a statue, with a sign saying 'Repaired and Whitewash'd in the Year 1807' around his neck. He became Prime Minister in 1807, despite being deaf, gouty and infirm, merely as an acceptable figurehead to his fractious ministers.
BM Satire 10718.
[Ref: 61841]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Billy the Gamekeeper.
Billy the Gamekeeper.
Design'd from Life by R. Frankland Esq.r. Engrav'd by J.s Gillray.
Publish'd April 23d 1810 by H. Humphrey, 27 St James's Street, London.
Etching with hand colour. Sheet 320 x 245mm (12½ x 9½"). Trimmed to printed border on three sides, into plate at bottom. Bit messy.
A man dressed as a coachman, holding a long-lashed coach-whip. According to Grego, he was first a gamekeeper of the Earl of Aylesford, then his coachman.
BM Satires 11592.
[Ref: 61761]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir Francis Burdett] Peter and Paul expell'd from Paradise.
[Sir Francis Burdett] Peter and Paul expell'd from Paradise. The World was all before them where to choose [/] Their place of rest and Parson T_e, their guide.
[Charles Williams.]
Pub.d Dec.r 1806 by S.W. Fores N.o 50 Piccadilly.
Etching, 1805 Edmeades watermark; 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"), with large margins. Trimmed to plate at top.
A satire on Sir Francis Burdett and James Paull's defeats at the 1806 election. William Mellish and Richard Sheridan, who won the seat of Middlesex and Westminster, brandish flaming swords from under an arch labelled 'Gate of St Stephens' while the defeated Burdett and Paull hurry away from them, an unconcerned John Horne Tooke, their mentor walks before them reading 'Diversions of Purley' towards his home in Wimbledon.
BM Satire 10622.
[Ref: 61875]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Battle of Camperdown] The Dutch in an Uproar or the Batavian Republic crying for Winter.
[Battle of Camperdown] The Dutch in an Uproar or the Batavian Republic crying for Winter.
[Isaac Cruikshank]
London Pub.d Octr 15 1797 by S W Fores No 50 Piccadilly. NB Folios of Caracatures Lent.
Fine coloured etching. Sheet 270 x 380mm (10¾ x 15"). Trimmed into plate. Slight staining at top.
A post-boy holds out a scroll, 'Account of the Total Defeat of the Dutch Fleet' to a Dutch council. The president complains that the English have taken the Dutch colonies and now had destroyed their fleet. On the table is a map of France with Holland marked as 'Department 85', and the 'Plan of the Invasions of England Ireland Scotland the Cape of Good hope Gibralter East & West Indies China &c. &c. &c. &c.'. Admiral Jan Willem de Winter had been coerced by the French to go to sea to attack Edinburgh and Glasgow then land in the north of Ireland. British Admiral Adam Duncan put paid to the scheme with a superb victory at Camperdown on the 11th October. This satire was published only four days later.
[Ref: 61877]   £360.00  
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[Title Page] Caricature Magazine
[Title Page] Caricature Magazine or Hudibrastic Mirror, By Thomas Rowlandson, Esq.r Vol. II.
[After Woodward]
Published by T. Tegg N.o 111 Cheapside. [n.d. c.1807]
Hand-coloured etching, sheet 250 x 405mm (10 x 15¾"). On paper watermarked '1816', with large margins left & right. Trimmed to plate at top & bottom. Some staining.
The title is engraved across the centre of the page. Comic Mirror' is inscribed on a half-length figure of a jester wearing a fool's cap, strung from two ribbon festoons that are centred by a bow. A ribbon loop with the words "To hold as t'were the Mirror up to Nature" is engraved beneath it. Shakespeare. Half-length figures scrutinising bound numbers (or volumes) of the Magazine are supported by one festoon with the inscription 'Country Observations on the Caricature Magazine'. A attractive woman approaches John and says, "Come on, let me look, don't keep it all to yourself." "Don't be in a hurry well these things be the drollest things ever sent into our Country," and "There is one exactly like our Exciseman," are said by two oafish men while holding an open book. As he looks through a volume, a third man remarks, "I wonder how they think of all these things." The second festoon, "Town Observations on the Caricature Magazine," features two men and two ladies (three-quarter length), who appear unattractive but rather stylish, as they enthusiastically examine the bound images. They respond with: "It is certainly very amuseing" ; "Pray Sir have they commenced the second Volume" ; "Just got the first number Ma'am from Mr Teggs." Two processions surround the sides and lower portion of the motif. 'Whimsical Characters climbing to the Temple of Fame' are located on the left. Back view of men and women ascending, perspective regressing to a circular temple where Fame sounds his horn. A chubby parson, a flirtatious military officer with a large cocked hat, and a plump 'cit' walking hand in hand with a slender woman are the people in the foreground. They see a Highlander walking ahead of them. "A Grotesque Deputation from the Temple of Momus-returning thanks for past favors and soliciting future patronage" is the text on the left. These are Lilliputian figures, with large grotesque heads of men and women, all smiling, descending from a temple that straddles Momus."The Genius of Caricature opening the Second Volume" is positioned between the two processions and forms a tail-piece. Perhaps a fantastic representation of Tegg, the man has a large smile on his face, faun's ears, and butterfly wings. He is sprawled on the ground with an open volume in his hands, which is "Caricature Magazine Vol 2d." He has "Caricature Magazine, Vol. 1" resting on his elbow. Next to him are documents with the following inscriptions: 'Bulls,' 'Anecdotes,' 'Jests,' 'Puns,' 'Bon Mot[s]', and distinct prints.
BM Satires 10917.
[Ref: 61921]   £360.00  
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[Title Page] The Caricature Magazine
[Title Page] The Caricature Magazine or Hudibrastic Mirror. By G.M. Woodward. Esq.r. Author of Eccentric Excursions. Vol. I.
Woodward Del.t Cruickshanks Sculp.t.
Published by Thomas Tegg N.o 111 Cheapside.
Hand-coloured etching, plate 240 x 340mm (9½ x 13½"), with large margins left & right. Thread margins top and bottom. Nicks to bottom margin. Paper toned and surface dirt in margins.
The title is written on a traditional curtain that is symmetrically placed throughout the design, with a John Bull-style smiling mask in the centre. The design features an ugly and aged man and woman sitting and smiling, holding a print that appears to be a mirror reflection of their heads and shoulders. Caricature heads are shown densely clustered together, as though they are in a theatre gallery, while the curtain descends on either side of the central mask. Liliputian figures are below.
BM Satires 10889.
[Ref: 61920]   £360.00  
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[Caroline of Brunswick] A late Arrival at Mother Wood's.
[Caroline of Brunswick] A late Arrival at Mother Wood's.
[George Cruikshank.]
Pub.d June 19 1820 by G. Humphrey 27 St James Street.
Hand-coloured etching. 260 x 390mm (10¼ x 15¾"), with very large margins. Uncut. Slight staining, mostly in margins on left, repaired tear in margin on left.
Queen Caroline, stout and flamboyant, stands on the balcony at Alderman Sir Matthew Wood's house in South Audley Street, looking down complacently with folded arms at the cheering crowd which fills the street. Wood (1768-1843), a Whig politician, persuaded Caroline not to be paid off by Brougham's mission to France and to return to England to confront her husband, George IV.
BM Satires 13734.
[Ref: 61866]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Cartwright] The Drum Major of Sedition.
[John Cartwright] The Drum Major of Sedition. All Gentlemen and others Electors for Westminster who are ready and willing to Surrender their rights and those of their Fellow Citizens to Secret Influence and the Lords of the Bedchamber let them repair to the Prerogative Standard lately erected at the Cannon Coffee House where they shall be kindly receiv'd untill their Services are no longer Wanted....
[Thomas Rowlandson]
Pub.d March 29 1784 by Mrs. Dacheray St James's Street.
Coloured etching, 18th century watermark. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Printer's crease entering image left centre tear in margin taped top centre.
Major John Cartwright stands legs apart, holding a long staff, addressing the populace before the hustings in Covent Garden, being ignored by everyone but Lord Hood in admiral's uniform, sword drawn. Under the title is a lengthy speech. John Cartwright (1740-1824) campaigned for Parliamentary reform, including universal suffrage and secret ballots. His younger brother Edmund Cartwright was the inventor of the power loom.
BM Satires 6474; Grego I, 121.
[Ref: 61823]   £380.00  
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Bobadil disgraced or Kate in a rage-
Bobadil disgraced or Kate in a rage- For Brunswick^s Duke with Nin^ety Thousand men March'd into France and then!! - & then Marched out ag^ain.
[Isaac Cruikshank]
London Pub Octr 1792 by S W Fores No 3 Piccadilly.
Finely hand coloured etching on 18th century watermarked paper. Sheet 240 x 345mm (9½ x 13½"). Trimmed within plate.
Catherine II, Empress of Russia (1729-96) stands between Stanislas II August, King of Poland (1732-9)8, whom she seizes by his pigtail queue, and Ferdinand, Prince of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1721-92), whose back she kicks and threatens with a sceptre. She says "B------t your Cowardly Spirit I'll Kick you to Hell, what I suppose you was frightened at their Naked A------sses. Get out of my sight, or I'll send you and your Army------after my Husband." Brunswick cowers before her saying, ""And here my rendezvous is quite cut off. Honor is cudgell'd, well, Bawd will I turn To Brunswick will I steal, & there I'll steal: And Patches will I get unto these cudgell'd scars, And swear I got them in the Gallic Wars." Stanislaus being dragged exclaims, "Let my Pole go oh! Stanislaus what Disgrace". On a table beside him are a crown labelled 'to the King of Poland' and a paper: 'rules & orders to be Implicitly obeyed Cat Catherine.' On the wall behind him is a 'Map of France' showing the south of 'England' and the 'english channel'; France, the word in reversed letters, is bisected by a line, the northern portion inscribed 'my share'.
BM Satires 8124.
[Ref: 61894]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Celia Retiring.
Celia Retiring. 298.
Woodward delin. Etch.d by Roberts.
by T. Tegg 111 Cheapside London.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet 330 x 260mm (13 x 10¼"). Trimmed within plate.
A scene showing an old woman, bald without her wig, preparing for bed, aided by a pretty chambermaid. Originally published by the engraver, Piercy Roberts.
Not in BM Satires. BM 1872.1012.5084.
[Ref: 61907]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mary Anne Clarke] The Road to Preferment Through Clarkes Passage.
[Mary Anne Clarke] The Road to Preferment Through Clarkes Passage.
[Thomas Rowlandson.]
Pub.d March 5. 1809 by Tho.s Tegg No 111 Cheapside.
Coloured etching, pt. watermark. Sheet 230 x 330mm (9 x 13"). Trimmed within plate, small tear in title.
Mrs Clarke, dressed in a military jacket and hat, stands in a massive archway, addressing a mixture of young, old and infirm soldiers, parsons and civilians, one of whom holds up a money bag marked '500'. Mary Anne Clarke (1776-1852), mistress of Frederick, Duke of York, was found out to be selling army commissions while he was Commander-in-Chief of the army. York was forced to resign from his position, though he was later exonerated and reinstated. Mrs Clarke was prosecuted for libel in 1813 and imprisoned. On her release, she went to live in France.
BM Satires 11239; Grego II 149.
[Ref: 62054]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Posting in Ireland.
Posting in Ireland. Forward immediately your Honour; But sure a'nt I waiting for the Girl with the Poker just to give this Mare a burn your Honour, 'tis just to make her start your Honour.
C. Loraine Smith Esq.r _ pinxt. [but James Gillray.]
Publish'd April 8th 1805 by H. Humphrey St. James's Street.
Fine coloured etching, pt. Turkey Mill watermark Sheet 310 x 405mm (12¼ x 16"). Trimmed close to printed border, tear lower right, very small hole lower left.
A scene by James Gillray satirising the coaching prints of Charles Loraine Smith (1751-1835). A dilapidated post-chaise with a thatched roof stands outside a ramshackle inn. The emaciated horses refuse to move despite being whipped. A boy raises a pitchfork to strike the beasts and a bare-footed woman approaches with a huge red-hot poker.
BM: 10478.
[Ref: 61778]   £720.00  
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Posting in Scotland.
Posting in Scotland. Hald your Haund Mun, hold your haund! - en troth mun: e'n gin you na mind yoursel, youl just make the Muckle Laird coupeing his Creels.
C. Loraine Smith Esq.r _ pinxt. [but James Gillray.]
Publish'd May 25th by H. Humphrey St. James's Street.
Fine coloured aquatint. Sheet 320 x 395mm (12½ x 15½"). Trimmed close to printed border, two tears taped top left corner and centre bottom.
A scene by James Gillray satirising the coaching prints of Charles Loraine Smith (1751-1835). A post-chaise breaks apart as it descends a mountain road onto a bare moor. All four kilted Scotsmen are bare-footed and show their bare posteriors.
BM Satires 10479.
[Ref: 61777]   £650.00  
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Cocking the Greeks.
Cocking the Greeks.
Pub.d May 16th 1796 by S.W.Fores, No 50 the Corner of Sackville Street. NB Folios of caractures lent for the Evening.
Fine hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 385 x 290mm (15¼ x 11½"). Trimmed within plate. Taped tear top left in sky.
Lady Archer and Lady Buckinghamshire in the pillory, Lady Buckinghamshire standing on her Faro bank box with her breasts bare. Lord Kenyon stands beneath, ringing a bell and declaiming against illegal gambling. Aristocratic women were unable to gamble in public houses so often set up their own private tables, however, following the start of the French Revolution any behaviour by the aristocratic classes which might cause the working and middle to react was stongly clamped down on. Chief Justaice Lord Kenyon, while judging a case about gambling debts, suggested the pillory as punishment for gamblers, 'whatever may be their rank. or station in the country'. The ladies here ran a notorious faro-bank.
BM 8878.
[Ref: 61897]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Plate 1st. Cockney-Sportsmen marking Game.
Plate 1st. Cockney-Sportsmen marking Game. [&] Plate 2.d. Cockney-Sportsmen Shooting Flying. [&] Plate 3.d. Cockney-Sportsmen Re-Charging. [&] Plate 4.th. Cockney-Sportsmen finding a Hare.
I.C. [Issac Cruikshank?] Esq.r del.t. J.s. G.y fec.t. [Etched by Gillray].
London Publish'd November 12th. 1800. by H. Humphrey, 27 St James's Street.
Set of four etchings with very fine hand colour. Sheets: 240 x 350mm (9½ x 13¾''). Trimmed to printed borders.
Four hunting scenes showing two London 'cits' out shooting near Hornsey, showing their incompetence. A fashionably dress young man is accompanied by a poodle; the older and fatter John Bull-type has a bulldog.
BM Satire 9596-9599.
[Ref: 61805]   £1,500.00   view all images for this item
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Comfort to the Corns.
Comfort to the Corns.
J.s Gillray inv.t & fec.t.
Pub.d Feb.y 6th 1800. by H. Humphrey. 27, St James's Street.
Coloured etching. Sheet 265 x 200mm (10½ x 8"). Trimmed to printed border.
A grotesque old woman sitting in a gothic chair before the fire with her cat, slicing her corns on her feet with a large knife.
BMM Satires 9585.
[Ref: 61764]   £380.00  
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Crimping a Quaker.
Crimping a Quaker.
Rowlandson 1814.
[Pub.d March 1st 1814] by Thos Tegg No 111 Cheapside [but later].
Fine coloured etching. 350 x 250mm (13½ x 10¾") Small margins.
Prostitutes try to hustle a Quaker into a brothel. One sings 'Wont you come, wont you come Mr Mug' (a popular song).
BM: Satires 12401, this example with date erased.
[Ref: 61817]   £320.00  
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Cymon & Iphigenia.
Cymon & Iphigenia.
J.s G.y des. T. Adams sculp.t. [drawn and engraved by James Gillray].
[Pub,d May 2.d 1796 by H. Humphrey New Bond Street.]
Fine coloured etching. Sheet 240 x 375mm (9½ x 14¾"). Trimmed to printed border, losing publication line.
A burlesque of the discovery by Cymon of Iphigenia asleep, with a hideous yokel finding a fat black country-woman leaning back against a sandy bank. He drops his stick and gapes with delighted surprise.
BM Satires 8908.
[Ref: 61734]   £520.00  
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A broad hint of not meaning to Dance.
A broad hint of not meaning to Dance.
B. [compass monogram of Brownlow North] Esq.r - del. [Etched by James Gillray.]
Publish'd November 20th 1804 by H.Humphrey, No 27 St James's Street, London.
Fine coloured etching. Sheet 255 x 380mm (10 x 15"). Trimmed to printed border.
A pretty young woman walks away from a ugly fop, taking her chair with her but leaving a fragment of her dress under his foot.
BM Satires 10302.
[Ref: 61797]   £580.00  
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Dandies at Tea.
Dandies at Tea. 317.
I. R. Cruikshank. fecit.
Pub.d Nov.r 1818, by T. Tegg. 111 Cheapside.
Finely hand coloured etching, sheet 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate.
Two fops have tea in a small disheveled room. The host asks "My Dear Fellow, Mr Sim is your Tea agreeable?" To which Sim, with spectacles on his forehead, answers: "Charming my Dear Lollena do you buy it?" Between his extended legs is an umbrella. The bed turned up against the wall to give space for two chairs and a small round table. Ragged garments are pegged on a line stretching across the room. A rat looks from a hole in the floor; beside it is a smoothing-iron. A small casement window shows a row of houses and the dome of St. Paul's.
[Ref: 61816]   £360.00  
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Dear Albert,
Dear Albert, arter all there's nothing like the Valtz! I vonders if the Kiveen feels the same delightful sensations when she's Valtzing with her Albert, as I dos?
JLM [in image]
London, Pub.d by J L Marks Long Lane Smithfield. [n.d. c.1840]
Very rare finely hand-coloured lithograph, sheet 285 x 225mm (11¼ x 8¾"). Folds. Tears. What looks like make up, obscurring part of the lady's face.
Satire print from the Victorian era that parodies a plump, aristocratic German woman dancing with a grin-faced black man dressed shabbily; the man appears to be her servant. With the caption "Dear Albert, artist all, there's nothing like the Valtz!," the woman parodies her pretenses of comparing herself to Queen Victoria, whose husband was Prince Albert. I wonder if the Kiveen experiences the same delightful feelings as I do when she's kissing Albert. Although slavery had been outlawed across the British Empire by the time this print was probably created (after 1833) the way Albert is portrayed—his big smile, wide eyes, and innocent manner—is evocative of the racial stereotypes prevalent at the time.
[Ref: 62031]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Second Jean d'Arc or the Assassination of Marat by Charlotte Cordé of Caen in Normandy on Sunday July 14 1793.
A Second Jean d'Arc or the Assassination of Marat by Charlotte Cordé of Caen in Normandy on Sunday July 14 1793. Who, while he was Villifying some of the more moderate men in the Convention and asserting that they should lose their heads stabed him saying, Villian thy death shall precede theirs.
[Isaac Cruikshank.]
Pubd July 26 1793 by S W Fores No 3 Piccadilly.
Coloured etching. 240 x 335mm (9½ x 13¼). Trimmed into image on three sides.
In a street, a grotesque Jean-Paul Marat falls to the ground, blood pouring from a gash in his waistcoat. Above him stands a glamorous Charlotte Corday, knife in hand, saying ''Down, down, to Hell & say A Female Arm has made one bold Attempt to free her Country''. Marat was assassinated in the bath on 13th July; news reached London on 22th July, but with few details.
BM Satires 8335,
[Ref: 61886]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Decent Story.
A Decent Story.
[Drawn and etched by James Gillray.]
Pub.d Nov.r 9th 1795, by H. Humphrey, No 37, New Bond Street.
Etching with fine hand colour. Sheet 220 x 300mm (8¾ x 11¾") Trimmed within printed border at top, to border elsewhere.
Five people sit around a table drinking port, a raconteur holding forth. Hannah Humphrey (second right, with distinctive chin) and a parson listen with smiles, although an officer is more interested in the woman at the other end of the table. Although the British Museum describes this print as being 'From a sketch by an amateur', it is likely to be by Gillray, who lived with Hannah Humphrey for many years. This and 'Two-penny Whist' (1796) are intimate scenes of their domestic arrangements: both prints are visible in the Humprey shop window in Gillray's 'Very Slippy-Weather' (1808), alongside Gillray's more famous prints, suggesting a sentimental importance.
BM Satires 8753.
[Ref: 61788]   £480.00  
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The Delights of Islington.
The Delights of Islington. - WHEREAS my New Pagoda has been cladestinely carried, / off & a new pair of DOLPHINS taken from the top of the / GAZEBO by some blood-thirsty Villians. & whereas / a great deal of TIMBER has been cut down & carried / away from the Old GROVE That was planted last Spring / & PLUTO & PROSPERPINE thrown into my BASON from / henceforth Steel Traps & Spring Guns will be constantly / by me. JEREMIAH SAGO.
H.W.Bunbury delin. Chas.Bretherton Jun. f.
Publish'd as the Act directs April 30th 1772 By J.Bretherton No.134 New Bond Street.
Etching, sheet 330 x 235mm (13 x 9¼"). Trimmed to platemark; tipped into backing sheet at sides.
Satire on the recently wealthy owner of an Islington suburban home with a garden: On the left is a gazebo raised on a pillar around which winds a staircase; on the right is an obelisk surmounted by a huge sphere; and beyond is a high wall. The man is ill-dressed, facing front, legs apart, leaning on a stick, and staring angrily as he complains about damage to his property. His hat is on the ground beside him.
BM Satire 4722. Ref: Michael Symes "Prints & the Landscape Garden" pg.25.
[Ref: 61965]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Demosthenes from the Kings Arms.
A Demosthenes from the Kings Arms. Hand Off! _ be timely studious of your good - / The first of Eloquence is flesh and blood!
[n.d., c.1800.]
Ink and grey wash, lettered in pencil, pt 18th century watermark. Verso slight pencil sketch. Sheet 215 x 135mm (8½ x 5¼").
A public house agitator, fist raised.
[Ref: 61770]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charles Dibdin] The Chaunting Orator.
[Charles Dibdin] The Chaunting Orator.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Etching with engraving. Sheet 150 x 190mm (5¾ x 7½. Trimmed, mounted in album paper at edges.
Charles Dibdin (c.1745 – 1814), composer and actor, stands at a harpsichord, holding a paper inscribed 'Oddities Wags'. See 59564 for a different version of the same caricature attributed to the pseudonymical 'Annabal Scratch'.
BM K,59.72; see BM Satires 7953.
[Ref: 62059]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Douglas, 4th Duke of Queensberry] Push-Pin.
[William Douglas, 4th Duke of Queensberry] Push-Pin.
J.s G.y [James Gillray] inc. & fec.t ad vivam.
Pub.d April 17th 1797. by H. Humphrey. 27 St James's Street, London.
Coloured etching. Sheet 245 x 310mm (9½ x 12¼"). Trimmed into printed border, small hole in border bottom left.
Three people play push-pin: the Duke of Queensberry is push the pin, while leering over his double lorgnette at a very corpulent woman opposite. The chairs are decorated with ormolu and Queensberry's crest. William Douglas (1724-1810) was a rich landowner and high-stakes gambler. The fat woman is identified by Wright and Evans as Mother Windsor, the bawd.
BM Satires 9082.
[Ref: 61798]   £450.00  
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Doctor Syntax in the middle of a smoaking hot Political squabble, wishes to Whet his Whistle.
Doctor Syntax in the middle of a smoaking hot Political squabble, wishes to Whet his Whistle.
Rowlandson Del.
Pub.d August 31st 1813 by Tho.s Tegg No 111 Cheapside. Price 1s. Coloured.
Coloured etching. Sheet 225 x 335mm (8¾ x 13¼"), on Whatman paper, date obscure. Trimmed within plate.
A scene in a crowded tavern: Dr Syntax sits on a bench with three men, smoking a long pipe; he looks over his shoulder to attract the attention of the barmaid, who is serving a good-looking soldier.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 61819]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The Duellists.
The Duellists. "What dangers do the man environ, "Who's doomed to meddle with cold iron." - Butler.
[n.d. c.1820]
Scarce hand-coloured etching with letterpress. Sheet 335 x 210mm (13¼ x 8¼"). Trimmed within plate. Tears. Light creasing.
A man challenges another to a duel of pistols handing the other a gun he says, "I Think this spot will do for our purpose, You have injured my honour by Hunting after my game and I demand satisfaction. shall I take the ground by paces or by yards? I have brought my measure with me for the purpose." The other man says "What is there in it? take care it don't go off." A wagon in the background has 'London & Stamford,' written on it. The text below the image, a comic poem or song, identifies the men as '---Billy B-----ks,' and 'William H----t.'
[Ref: 62036]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Impeachment of Henry Melville, Lord Dundas] Popular Indignation _ or John Bull in a Rage.
[Impeachment of Henry Melville, Lord Dundas] Popular Indignation _ or John Bull in a Rage.
Warren Lee [Charles Williams] Del.t.
Pub,d April 26th 1805 by S W Fores N° 50 Piccadilly. Folios of Caracatures lent out for the Evening.
Fine coloured etching. 245 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Narrow margins.
John Bull uses a bludgeon and clenched fist to drive a terrified Melville into a fiery pit full of demons, punning that it is the only 'Pitt' open to receive him. Above Pitt's wings are being clipped by 'Constitutional Shears', so he can over Melville no help. To the right Alexander Trotter attempts to enter Coutts Bank with a bag marked 'Naval Office', but a bulldog rips it open, allowing coins and notes to fall to the ground. A satire on the impeachment of Henry Melville for irregular financial dealings as Treasurer of the Navy.
BM Satires 10393. See Ref: 61837.
[Ref: 61832]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The Enthusiastic Orator.
The Enthusiastic Orator. 6.
[after Robert Dighton] Printed and Sold by Carrington Bowles, at N.o 69 in S.t Pauls Church Yard, London.
Publish'd as the Act directs; 25 Sep.r 1782.
Etching, 18th century watermark, plate 175 x 280mm (6¾ x 11), with large margins.
A republishing from the series 'Twelve elegant and humorous prints of rural scenes, adorned with comic figures, by Robert Dighton.' Preaching to a small group of pious elderly women and artisans, a minister is standing on a bench beneath a tree with his arms raised and a handkerchief in his right hand. Approaching from the right, two young chimney sweeps, astride the same donkey, make fun of the preacher. The scene is rural, with grass and bushes, but St. Paul's dome can be seen in the distance.
See BM Satires 6752.
[Ref: 61962]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland] A Portrait.
[Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland] A Portrait.
[by Thomas Rowlandson]
Pub.d January 10th 1812 by H Humphrey 27 St James's Street.
Coloured etching. Sheet 265 x 215mm (10½ x 8½"). Trimmed within plate.
A caricature portrait of Ernest Augustus (1771-1851), walking in Kew (the pagoda in the background) wearing the so-called Windsor uniform, a high-collared blue coat with red facings, with a star. He looks through a spy-glass. This print is one of a set of four caricatures of Regency swells published by Hannah Humphries in 1812. It seems that Rowlandson took over the job after James Gillray had gone insane in 1811. A sketch by Rowlandson (with this figure but in a crowded interior, featuring the Prince Regent after Gillray) is in the BM (1856,0712.921).
BM Satires 11924.
[Ref: 61796]   £420.00  
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The Illustr-i-ous Lover or the D, of Cumberland done Over.
The Illustr-i-ous Lover or the D, of Cumberland done Over.
[Isaac Cruikshank]
London Augt 16, 1801, Pub: by S W Fores N. 50 Piccadily [sic] Folios of Caricatures Lent out.
Coloured etching, 18th century watermark; 250 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½") very large margins.
Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1771-1851), sits in an arm-chair pressing a knot of ribbon to his lips and says, "Not meet at St Giles's? D-n-n worse than a Dog you use me - not to be allowed to attend as Midwife, Nurse or Chamber maid, D-n-n must I belong to nobody - but I must not complain - I am allways blubbering I talk in my sleep, in short I act the part of a Fool - O the dear Plant, the dear the ever dear Pink cotton - my Charmer, my dearest dear, my adored my Celestial, I have invoked Cupid, Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Venus, & all the Deites to Santion our heaven born love, you know I have plunged 7 times in the Hog trough over head & ears, & yet after all such sousing I cannot conquer this heaven born Passion . . . as wheat falls so my Divine affection rises . . . [&c. &c.]. Pray dont read the life of Major Hanger till I come & read it to you - O what a Dog I am." He faces a small oblong table on which is a flowering plant, which he waters from a watering-can held between his legs. Other objects on the table are books: 'Jack the Giant Killer' [a chap-book]; 'Lover Letter Tom Thumb'; 'D of Cumberland'; a print of three standing prostitutes: 'Two Penny Uprights (See Partridge, 'Slang Dict., s.v. threepenny bit.) [a similar print by Cawse has this title]; packages inscribed: 'Alcampane', lollypops', 'Sugar Candy', 'Carraway Comfits', 'Barley Sugar', 'Parmasan'. On the floor are papers: 'My Beauty without Paint'; 'My Angel'; 'My Deer Deer Dear Lovee Love Dear'; 'My Love . . . Adorable'; 'Not sufficiently Expressive of my Noble love & Devine Affection'. Beside the duke stands an open chest of 'Keepsakes', piled up with hats, bonnets, shoes, a comb, powder-puff, and a cracked chamber-pot 'often used by M. Anne'.
BM Satires 9777.
[Ref: 61873]   £390.00  
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Evenings Amusement [on label on front board].
Evenings Amusement [on label on front board].
[Various artists.]
[London: Thomas McLean, c.1838.]
Folio (440 x 280mm, 17¼ x 11"), half morocco gilt, scarlet morocco gilt title label on front board; 81 etched plates, one folding. Some damp stains to early plates, a few small tears, folding plate with splits taped, binding rubbed.
A collection of caricatures probably bound to be lent out as an 'Evening's Entertainment'. It contains plates after George Cruikshank, William Heath (Paul Pry) and Robert Seymour. Series include: 'The Book of Etiquette' (24 satires on 6 plates); 'The Heiress' (6 plates); 'A Trip to Margate' (6 plates); 'McLean's Scraps for Albums (9 plates); and 'Parish Characters in Ten plates (one mis-bound). The plates are dated from 1826 to 1838.
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The Farmer's Blunder.
The Farmer's Blunder. A While but attend, and a Tale I'll relate, Which I hope for the Moment some Mirth 'twill create;...
Printed and Published by R. Harrild, 20, Great Eastcheap. [n.d. c.1820]
Very scarce hand-coloured etching with letterpress poem. Sheet 275 x 215mm (10¾ x 8½").
An illustration to a famous ballard where a tenant farmer wishes to visit London so he visits his landlord and embarrasses himself dining with people above his station when he wished to dine with the servants. He falls off his chair dragging the meal with him.
[Ref: 61917]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Fast-Asleep. [&] Wide-Awake.
Fast-Asleep. [&] Wide-Awake.
[by James Gillray].
London Publish'd Nov.r 1.st 1806 by H. Humphrey 27 S.t James's Street.
Pair of coloured etchings. Sheets 245 x 210mm (9¾ x 8¼") & 240 x 210mm (9½ x 8¼"), 'awake' on Whatman paper dated 1811. 'Asleep' trimmed close to printed border; 'Awake' trimmed close to printed border on three sides, into border at bottom.
Two plates: in the first a corpulant man sleeps in a dining chair, his wig falling off his head; in the second a man seated in an armchair by the fair is woken by two cats hissing at each other.
BM Satires 10644 & 10655.
[Ref: 61774]   £490.00   view all images for this item
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[Mrs Fitzherbert & Mary Seymour] The Guardian-Angel.
[Mrs Fitzherbert & Mary Seymour] The Guardian-Angel. the hint taken from the Red.d M.r Peter's sublime Idea of ''an Angel conducting the Soul of a Child to Heaven.''
J.S Gillray inv. & f.t.
Pub.d April 22.d 1805. by H. Humphrey, S.t James's Street.
Etching with fine hand colour. Sheet 375 x 265mm (14¾ x 10½"). Trimmed to plate.
Mrs. Fitzherbert as a stout angel, carrying Mary (Minney) Seymour, daughter of Lord Hugh Seymour, from Brighton towards a burlesqued altar, surrounded with cherub's heads with the faces of politicians, including Sheridan, Norfolk, Fox, Burdett, and Derby. A satire on a legal struggle (not decided till 14 June 1806) between Mrs. Fitzherbert and the Seymour family for the guardianship of Mary (Minney) Seymour, daughter of Lord Hugh Seymour, who had died in 1801. It has been suggested that Mary, born in 1798, was the daughter of Mrs Fitzerbert and George IV. She was one of the two principal beneficiaries in Mrs Fitzherbert's will.
BM Satires 10389.
[Ref: 61782]   £950.00  
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The five orders of Perriwigs as they were worn at the late Coronation, measured Architectomically.
The five orders of Perriwigs as they were worn at the late Coronation, measured Architectomically.
Publish'd as the Act directs Oct.r 13, 1761 by W.Hogarth.
Copper engraving, plate 300 x 22mm, (12 x 8¾"). Later issue. Foxed. Paper toned. Tears to margins taped.
Hogarth's famous satire on wigs, attempting to define styles in the same way that Vitruvius had categorised architecture, published shortly after the coronation of George III. At the bottom of the engraving is an 'Advertisement' stating that a series of six folio volumes published over 17 years will set out the measurements of the periwigs of the ancients; this satirises Stuart's Antiquities of Athens.
BM Satires 3812; Paulson state III of III, with 'or Parsonic' added and the 'e' of 'Advertisement' added above the line.
[Ref: 61963]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Flannel Coats of Mail against the cold/French or the British Ladies Patriotic Presents to the Army.
Flannel Coats of Mail against the cold/French or the British Ladies Patriotic Presents to the Army.
I.C. [Isaac Cruikshank]
London Pubd Novr 25 1793 by S W Fores N 3 Piccadilly
Scarce coloured etching. 270 x 370mm (10½ x 14½"). Trimmed to plate, printer's crease through title. Stained.
Two pretty women stand on stools as they pull on the flannel breeches of a tall and handsome grenadier, who wears a bearskin cap. In the title 'French' is scored out and replaced with 'cold'.
BM Satires 8349.
[Ref: 61885]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Flannel Coats of Mail against the cold/French or the British Ladies Patriotic Presents to the Army.
Flannel Coats of Mail against the cold/French or the British Ladies Patriotic Presents to the Army.
I.C. [Isaac Cruikshank]
London Pubd Novr 25 1793 by S W Fores N 3 Piccadilly
Coloured etching, J. Whatman watermark; 270 x 370mm (10½ x 14½"), with large margins on 3 sides. Creased in centre.
Two pretty women stand on stools as they pull on the flannel breeches of a tall and handsome grenadier, who wears a bearskin cap. In the title 'French' is scored out and replaced with 'cold'.
BM Satires 8349.
[Ref: 61880]   £350.00  
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Fortune-Hunting.
Fortune-Hunting.
B. [compass monogram of Brownlow North] Esq.r del. [Etched by James Gillray.]
Publish'd November 20th 1804 by H.Humphrey, No 27 St James's Street.
Etching with fine hand colour. Sheet 255 x 385mm (10 x 15¼"). Trimmed to plate.
Two gypsy women read the fortunes of a pair of hunters, as their accomplices empty their pockets and saddlebags.
BM Satires 10301.
[Ref: 61781]   £650.00  
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[Defeat of the India Bill] The Fall of Dagon _ or Rare News for Leadenhall Street.
[Defeat of the India Bill] The Fall of Dagon _ or Rare News for Leadenhall Street. And behold Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord & the head of Dagon and both the Palms of his hands were cutt off upon the threshold.
[Thomas Rowlandson]
Publish'd Jany. 4. 1784 by W. Humphrey, 227 Strand.
Coloured etching. Sheet 225 x 305mm (9 x 12"). Trimmed within plate.
A satire on the fall of the Coalition after the defeat of the India Bill in 1783. Dagon, a figure with a Janus-like head with the faces of Fox and North, has fallen from a pedestal, with head and hands severed. In the distance is Tower Hill, with a scaffold with an executioner with his axe raised. Rowlandson's sketch is in the BM (1854,0513.288).
BM Satires 6365; Grego I, p.112.
[Ref: 61809]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charles James Fox] Discharged His Majesty's Service. The Republican Soldier!
[Charles James Fox] Discharged His Majesty's Service. The Republican Soldier!
[Isaac Cruikshank.]
London Published May 12. 1798, by S W Fores Nº 50 Piccadilly where Folios of Caricatures are Lent.
Rare coloured etching, 18th century watermark; 390 x 250mm (15¼ x 9¾"). Trimmed into plate at top, chips in edges, stains at top and bit messy.
Fox, in uniform, stands at attention, holding a musket with four triggers and barrels, two pistols and a dagger in his belt, two grenades in his pocket and a knapsack of combustibles on his back. A blast from his lips reads 'Inflammatory Harrangues To stir up the People to Acts of Sedition - Mutiny - Treason - Rebellion'. At his feet are two papers: 'Punctual discharge of my Duty to my Constituants [scored through and replaced by] Colleagues'; and 'Remonstrance from my Constituents for non Attendance'. A satire impling that the Opposition preached Reform as a cover for revolution.
BM: 9204.
[Ref: 61884]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Reposing on a Bed of Roses.
Reposing on a Bed of Roses.
Argus [Charles Williams] Inv.t.
Pubd April 1806 by Walker 7 Cornhill.
Fine coloured etching. 250 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½"). Narrow margins.
Ministers recline on a massive state bed covered with roses, the Royal Arms at the head, all complaining about discomfort. From the left: Fox, Moira, Sheridan (with a roseated face), Ellenborough, Windham, Grey, Erskine and Petty.
BM Satires 10559.
[Ref: 61829]   £320.00  
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[Charles James Fox.] The Case is Altered.
[Charles James Fox.] The Case is Altered.
[Thomas Rowlandson]
Pub April 29. 1784 by J. Hedges Royal Exchange.
Coloured etching. Sheet 250 x 340mm (9¾ x 13¼"). Trimmed within plate, some spotting.
Fox drives Sir Cecil Wray in 'The Lincoln shire Caravan for Paupers', watched by Samuel Hood. Fox says "I will drive you to Lincoln where you may Superintend the Small beer & brick dust". Against expectations, Fox beat Wray in the 1784 Westminster Election. Hood was the third candidate.
BM Satires 6562, a reposte to BM Satires 6456. Grego I 132-3
[Ref: 62055]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[George III & Fox] The New Minister or_ As it should be.
[George III & Fox] The New Minister or_ As it should be.
Argus [Charles Williams] del.t.
Pub'd Feb.y 1806 by Walker Nº 7 Cornhill.
Fine coloured etching. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 19¾"), with large margins. Creasing in margins. Glue stains from album page slightly showing.
George III steps from the throne to the front of the dais to inspect Charles James Fox through his glass, as Baron Grenville introduces him. Following Pitt's death earlier in 1806, Greville had formed the 'Ministry of All Talents' and offered Fox the position of Foreign Secretary, which he accepted.
BM Satires: 10528.
[Ref: 61848]   £360.00  
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[Frederick Augustus Duke of York] A Pilgrimage from Surry to Gloucester Place or the Bishop in an Extacy.
[Frederick Augustus Duke of York] A Pilgrimage from Surry to Gloucester Place or the Bishop in an Extacy.
[Thomas Rowlandson]
Pub.d Feb.ry 27 1809 by Tho.s Tegg No111 Cheapside.
Coloured etching. 245 x 345mm (9½ x 13½"). Trimmed to plate at top, very small margins.
Frederick Augustus, Duke of York, as a bishop with his crosier, walking down the 'Road to destruction' from Oatlands to a house in Gloucester Place, where Mary Anne Clarke and Mary Anne Taylor look from a window. Clarke and her confidant Taylor testified before the House of Commons that army commissions had been sold by Clarke with the Duke of York's knowledge.
BM Satires 11229.
[Ref: 61815]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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