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The Prevailing Candidate, or the Election carried by Bribery and the Devil.
The Prevailing Candidate, or the Election carried by Bribery and the Devil. Here's a Minion sent down to a Corporate Town ...
[n.d. c.1722]
Scarce engraving, sight size 165 x 175mm (6½ x 7"). Old mount stain.
Satire on the 1722 general election. A grand room with two long windows and a pier glass in the middle; a screen with seven folds is located to the left of this. Three men are visible on the right, one of whom is holding an office staff. They are reflected in the glass behind the screen. A candidate for office approaches a voter from the left side of the screen, taking him by the right hand while placing a purse in the man's pocket with his left. The voter, whose leg is chained, is described in the verses as a corporation member in a borough where only members of that kind could cast ballots. A clergyman standing in a doorway assures his wife that "bribery no sin." The voter is touched on the shoulder by the devil, who is hovering over the candidate and carrying a blank scroll. One of the two boys in the front, who is holding a wooden shoe—a representation of the repressive French regime—points to the transaction. The screen itself has small stars all over it. At the top are the names of several acts that the previous government passed, along with the years 1715–1722, written on seven folds: "Quarantine Act.../South Sea Act/Act to indemnify S.S. V[illai]ns/Part of ye Succession Act repeal'd/Septennial Act."
BM Satires 1717.
[Ref: 62333]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Louis Joseph de Bourbon] Marche du dom quichotte moderne pour la deffence du moulin des abus.
[Louis Joseph de Bourbon] Marche du dom quichotte moderne pour la deffence du moulin des abus.
[etched by Ernest Jaime]
[Paris: Chez Delloye, Libraire-Éditeur, 1838.]
Etching with fine colour. Sheet 195 x 240mm (7¾ x 9½"). Trimmed within plate.
Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Prince of Condé (1736-1818), satirised as Don Quixote for his attempts to organize a large counter-revolutionary army of émigrés. Mirabeau is Sancho Panza. The 'Army of Condé' fought for the armies of Austria, Britain and Russia before being disbanded in 1801. A copy of a satire from 1791, published in Ernest Jaime's 'Musée de la caricature ou Recueil des caricatures les plus remarquables publiées en France depuis le quatorzième siècle jusqu'à nos jours, pour servir de complément à toutes les collections de mémoires'.
See BNF ark:/12148/btv1b6947796f for the earlier version.
[Ref: 62166]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Louis Joseph de Bourbon] La Contre Revolution.
[Louis Joseph de Bourbon] La Contre Revolution.
[etched by Ernest Jaime]
[Paris: Chez Delloye, Libraire-Éditeur, 1838.]
Coloured etching. 150 x 215mm (6 x 8½"). Trimmed within plate.
A satire on Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Prince of Condé (1736-1818), leading a counter-revolutionary army of nobles, priests and monks along the banks of the Rhine. A reversed copy of a satire from 1792, published in Ernest Jaime's 'Musée de la caricature ou Recueil des caricatures les plus remarquables publiées en France depuis le quatorzième siècle jusqu'à nos jours, pour servir de complément à toutes les collections de mémoires'.
[Ref: 62167]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Le point d'honneur anglais. Moi boxer toi !..
Le point d'honneur anglais. Moi boxer toi !..
Lith du Cheyère [after P.J. Feuchere].
Genty Editeur [Paris: n.d., 1827].
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 230 x 345mm (9 x 13½"). Creases and stains.
A simian-faced Englishman squares up to a guard dog with a spiked collar and chain, watched by his wife and a dog standing on its hind legs. Boxing item.
[Ref: 62294]   £360.00  
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Brittanias Pocket Pickd by Mercenaries.
Brittanias Pocket Pickd by Mercenaries. The choice Spirits, or Puffers for Sig Mingotas Opera. Prussia Mounting the German Eagle.
[Oxford Magazine] [n.d. c.1750]
Engraving, plate 195 x 95mm (7¾ x 3¾"), with large tatty margins.
A strip of three satirical prints. In the top: the figure of Britannia is being accosted by two men as she exclaims, "I'm beat at sea." A third man covers his face with a handkerchief and says, "My ships are lost & I'm ruined." Middle: "Dam ye War," "Dam Property," is being proclaimed by four men who are all playing musical instruments. Bottom: A distressed woman, possibly Empress Elizabeth of Russia (1709-1762), is depicted to the right of King Frederick of Prussia (1712-1786), who is seen holding a bird's wings and uttering the words "I'll pluck your wings." A man is shown running away to the left of the monarch, abandoning his fallen crown.
Not in BM Satires.
[Ref: 62326]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Interior View Of The House Of God.
Interior View Of The House Of God. "Believe not every Spirit", but try the Spirits, wether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world." I John. Chapter iv, Verse 1.st
G. Cruikshank fec.t
Published November 1.st 1811 by M Jones N.o5 Newgate Street.
Etching with hand colour, sheet 240 x 410mm (9½ x 16"). Trimmed within plate. Folds as issued. Some small tears in the folds. Some loss bottom right.
Plate from the 'Scourge', ii, before p. 349. Scene in Elias Carpenter's (fl. 1811) meeting-house, previously a paper-stainer's workshop. The pulpit is the focal point of the design, positioned before the organ loft. "And Jacob kissed Rachel Genesis... [&c]," yells Carpenter, a portrait, emphatically raising his fist as his words reach a young lady beneath the organ loft. A dishevelled clerk stands behind him, extinguishing a candle. Directly above their heads, a webbed-winged demon peers down from in front of the organ, using a red-hot poker to play a gridiron. Heads peer through and over a frayed curtain that encircles the organ loft. Most of the congregation consists of sanctimonious humbugs or ruffians, with a few disreputable-looking women. Seated in an enclosure directly in front of the pulpit are four relatively well-dressed women, one of whom is holding a paper with the words "Dear Carpenter" on it. One book has the inscription "Mrs. Joanna Southcote Vision 4." People whose eyes are not on the preacher engage in discussions and encounters. A man wraps his arm around a young woman and shows her a pornographic book called "Fan[ny] Hi[ll]"; another offers a scared woman a bottle of "Gin." An elderly woman is carrying a bottle of "Max". A comparatively well-dressed man gapes at the preacher while a man takes his watch from his fob, another has robbed him of a wallet. The packet marked "Signed Gabriel 3s/6d" is held by the latter. Beside the pulpit, a pious man is holding a document that reads, "Capt Morris Hymns—Hymn 1st Great Plenipo." A club fight is taking place next to a small door on the right, right next to a sign that reads, "House of God... 5 Pounds Reward." On the extreme left, is a portrait-group of detached observers who contrast favourably with the congregation. George Cruikshank (1792-1878), a three-quarter length self-portrait with a sketch in his hand, is seen speaking with Jones (fl. 1811-1816), the publisher of the "Scourge." George is followed by Isaac Robert (1789-1856) (right), a slightly older and stouter version of his brother, who is turning to face William Hone (1780-1842). The building has a barrel-shaped roof and is dilapidated, with bricks poking through the plaster. Walls and roofs are embellished with pictures. They consist of: (1) a man surrounded by clouds and riding a horse; (2) a man enthroned on clouds and holding a banner who is addressed by someone who is kneeling; and (3) a capering demon. There are windows in each side wall, their Venetian blinds falling apart. There is a notice by one (right): 'Tickets either to these [? the sel[ect]] Pews or to Heaven 3s 6d each'. On the pulpit is inscribed : 'Hiatus valde / Deflendus} H — / Damnation. — Madness — Fire & Brimstone Blasphemy Red Hot — Lust... } Hot water — / Lukewarm — Drowsiness } Milk / Water —' Beneath this (and under the pulpit) is an arched recess in which is the head of a demon gnashing his teeth and pointing upwards.
BM Satires 11764.
[Ref: 62416]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[James Christie] The Specious Orator.
[James Christie] The Specious Orator. Will Your Ladyship Dome the Honor to day £50-000- A Mere Trifle- A Brilliant of the Finest Water, an unheard of price for such a lot, surely.
R. Dighton 1794.
Pub by R. Dighton March 25 1794.
Coloured etching. Sheet 165 x 135mm (6½ x 5½"). Trimmed within plate, mounted in album paper at edges.
A portrait of auctioneer James Christie (1730–1803) shown standing at an auctioneer's rostrum.
BM Satire 8526.
[Ref: 62180]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A Private Examination.
A Private Examination.
[Samuel De Wilde]
Publised for the March. 1.st 1809. by S Tipper 37 Leadenhall Street.
Etching with aquatint, sheet 205 x 340mm (8¼ x 13½"). Folds as issued. Fold second from right split and repaired with tape. Trimmed within plate on three sides.
Plate from the Satirist, iv. 209. Mary Anne Clarke (1776-1852) lies back on a little table, "How much longer need I LIE", she asks. A long garter with the inscription "Si qua [word illegible] meliora putat" protrudes from beneath her petticoats. William Cobbett (1763-1835) and his proteges stand by her side, while John Fuller (1757-1834) attacks her from the left, firing a blast from a massive pair of bellows inscribed "Rose Hill Bellows." Standing next to him is the Right Hon. Spencer Perceval (1762–1812), wearing the Chancellor of the Exchequer's robe and pointing his mirror of truth at her. "I Perceive all," he says. "I'll blast her no Forging here you baggage. And still I blew a Fuller blast . And gave a lustier cheer," declares Fuller. Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Baronet (1770-1844) kneels next to her and tries to protect her from the light of truth by holding up a little barrel of Whitbread's Entire Hogshead, which has the head of Samuel Whitbread II (1764-1815) on it. "Cobbett stands by me and I'll support you," declares Lord Folkestone (William Pleydell-Bouverie, 3rd Earl of Radnor (1779–1869), endorsing him. There are notes marked "Notes for Cobbett" in his pocket. Talk of Portland Stone I say there's nothing like Folke Stone," asserts the considerably larger and heavier Cobbett as he holds him up. Under Mrs. Clarke's table lies Col Gwyllym Lloyd Wardle (c.1761-1833), with 'Ravish'd Letters,' looking up at her with a sly grin. On the wall is a picture inscribed 'Distant View of Newgate & Pillory.'
BM Satires 11234
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[William Cobbett] The Porcupine's Den.
[William Cobbett] The Porcupine's Den.
[Samuel De Wilde]
Published for the Satirist Nov.r 1.st 1808 by S. Tipper 37 Leadenhall Street.
Etching, sheet 205 x 360mm (8 x 14"). Trimmed within plate on three sides. Holes in right margin where previously bound. Folds as issued. Small tears in folds.
Plate from the Satirist, iii. 337. Crouching on the floor of his cave is William Cobbett (1763-1835), a monster whose bare trunk ends in two scaly snake tails. Spikes sprout from behind his head and shoulders, meant for a porcupine's quills. A few of them dart toward a cave opening where Cobbett is exposed to sunlight through a sun-inscribed "Monthly Meteor." Holding up a quill, he flinches in fear and raises a "Veil of Infamy" with his left hand. Above an open book, the words "Memoranda of Infamy" are suspended. The quills take off in the direction of the "Monthly Meteor," but they fall back when they get to the cave's opening. The words "Rage," "Lies," "Vulgar," "Abuse," "Envy," "Lies," "Disappointment," and "Malice" are inscribed on them. John Horne Tooke (1736-1812) and Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Baronet (1770-1844) are the two other monsters on the right side of the cave. They are slender, nude animals with webbed wings, a tail, and talons. They have an open book with the words "Cobbetts Register 1802 - Sr F Burdett a Seditious Demagogue, Mr Pitt a God, Horne Tooke a Devil, Loyalty, England Happy" written on it, and they are pushing it over a large bonnet rouge that reads "Jacobin's Extinguisher." Rays from the "Monthly Meteor" strike Burdett. Two open books stand in front of Cobbett: 'Cobbetts Register 1807 - Sr F Burdett a God. Mr Pitt a Devil. Horne Tooke an Angel. Sedition England at her last Gasp.' and 'Instructions from Lord Edward Fitzgerald.'
BM Satires 11049.
[Ref: 62417]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Columbus and the Egg.]
[Columbus and the Egg.]
Design'd & etched by W.m Hogarth Decem 1. 1753.
[18th century impression.]
Etching. 165 x 195mm (6½ x 7¾")
Christopher Columbus cracking an egg on a table to make it stand, demonstrating that a discovery appears simple only after an inventive mind has made it known. This plate was originally published in 1752 as the subscription ticket for the 'Analysis of Beauty', with etched text underneath. For this second state the plate was cut down, leaving two sworls of the letters of the text.
Paulson 194, state ii of ii. BM Satires 3192.
[Ref: 62065]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A Lady at Confession.
A Lady at Confession.
Millar inv.t et pinx.t. Rob.t Laurie fecit.
London. Printed for Rob.t Sayer, N.º 53 in Fleet Street, as the Act directs, 20 May 1772.
Mezzotint. 395 x 280mm (15½ x 11"). Trimmed to plate top and bottom, laid on album paper.
A young lady at confession, holding a rosary, heard by a Jesuit monk, who looks lecherously at her. Before them are various symbols of mortality, and a paper lettered ''From fornication and all other deadly Sins Libera nos Domine! 'Tis better to Marry than burn''.
[Ref: 62359]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Council.
The Council.
Publishd as ye Act Directs for ye Proprietor by W Humphrey Feby 9 1780 N 227 Strand or N.o 18 Bond Street.
Framed scarce etching, sight size 240 x 235mm (9½ x 13¼"). Frame size 420 x 515mm (16½ x 20¼"). Unexamined outside of frame. Loss top right corner and made up repair bottom right.
Three men seated in a latrine: Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford (1732-1792) (centre), William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield (1705-1793) (left) in judge's wig and gown, and John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792) (right), Boreas, Caen Wood (Mansfield's house near Hampstead), and "Jemmy Twitcher" being inscribed over their respective heads. On the wall "the State of the Nation". North is looking at Mansfield with a satisfied expression on his face. He has a large piece of torn paper in his right hand that reads, "National Debt 206,000 000 00 60 000 £ for Razors, Jews Harps," (probably implying that the Jewish men were making large profits in taking up loans and were shaving their beards on becoming wealthy). A piece of paper with the inscription "Improvements in Bushy 1780" is clutched by him in his right hand, suggesting that he is using the Exchequer to fund improvements to his own home. A big piece of torn paper with the words "Protestant Association Lord G. Gordon President" is under his feet. De Castro, 'Gordon Riots'. North turned down Lord George Gordon's request, made on January 5, 1780, for him to present the Protestant Association's petition for the repeal of the Catholic Relief Act, which Gordon had presented on June 2 with disastrous results. Turning around, Mansfield tears pieces from "Magna Chart[a]" that is affixed to the wall behind him. Sandwich is seen tearing an ensign flag with a triumphant expression on his face, suggesting that he is playing havoc with the Navy. A torn paper with the words "Petition... County of Huntingdon" is under his foot. Three prints are pasted on the wall: "The State of the Nation”, "Poor Old England," and "The Family of ye Wrong Heads". Over the head of Sandwich a piece of paper with the following writing is on the wall: "Neglecting faithfid Worth for Fawning Slaves; Whose Councels weak & Wicked, easy rous'd To Paltry Scheems of Absolute Command, To seek their Splendour in their sure Disgrace, And in a broken ruin'd Peoples Wealth: When such o'ercast the State, no Bond of Love, No Heart, no Soul, no Unity, no Nerve, Combines the loose disjointed Publick, lost To Fame abroad, to Happiness at Home. Vide Thompson, Liberty Book y 4."
BM Satires 5633.
[Ref: 62301]   £480.00  
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John Bull In The Council Chamber.
John Bull In The Council Chamber.
G. Cruikshank fec.t.
Pub.d July 1.st 1813 by W N Jones N.o5 Newgate Street.
Etching with hand colour, Whatman 1811 watermark; sheet 210 x 495mm (8¼ x 19½"). Trimmed within plate. Folds as issued. Some small tears in the folds. Right side ragged. Large repaired tear on left.
Plate from the 'Scourge', vi, frontispiece. In the center of the design, a caricatured Queen Charlotte (1744-1818) sits enthroned beneath a canopy. Her knees are spread wide, and she has one slender foot elevated on a cushioned stool, a coffer holding the "Hastings Diamond"; in her left hand she holds a sceptre topped with an eagle, and her left elbow rests on a bolster bearing the name "German Sausage," which is perched atop a large mound of greenery inside a receptacle labeled "Sauer Kraut." Perched on her feathered cap is a small crown. A lean, hideous courtier (left) kneels and offers her a box labelled 'Strasbu[rgh],' from which she takes snuff; another (right) stands with her knees bent and holds another box bearing the same inscription. Both sport feminine mob-caps, quasi-military attire with epaulets, and have grotesque comic profiles. Behind the first, a third, capless, holds out a jar of 'Strasbu[rgh]' snuff. Three small, hideous demons sprint forward from the left, each holding a box on their head that reads "Real Strasburg," "Princes Mixture," and "Irish Blaguard." A fourth moves forward from the right, carrying a massive jar of "Royal Strasburgh" atop his head. The Queen's festooned canopy is held up by terminal pillars topped with half-length representations of repulsive, nude hags resting their arms on a cluster of money bags bearing the words "1000" or "... 00." A serpent with fangs and fiery jaws is entwined around each, projecting the words "Pride Corruption" on the left and "Malice Hatered" on the right. "Am I not the Q—n?" she asks. I refuse to give up even the slightest bit of my authority—more Strasburgh there—present the reports to me." Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (1770-1828) is depicted on the left, his body covered in scales, his tail barbed, small horns growing from his forehead, cloven hooves, and an incorrectly placed star on his breast. He is holding out a paper with the words "Secret Inquiry" written on it and is making an exclamatory gesture with his extended arms. " May it please your — The precious Ore resists every Chemical attempt at deterioration— so the Virtue of injured Woman repels the touch of Slander & rises superior to its malevolence. I take Shame to myself at discomfiture—but the Princess is declared "Innocen!" Edward Law, 1st Baron Ellenborough (1750-1818) is seen behind Liverpool on the left, wearing a wig and a gown, and facing right with her fists clenched. "By Hell, I thought to shame the Rogues, but the d—d Brewer [Samuel Whitbread II (1764-1815), the Princess's champion] was too much for me," he says with a frown. "May it please your M—g—ty the Reports of the Physicians is admirably confused & equivocating & well calculated to meet the public eye!" bows Sir Henry Halford (1766-1844), who is positioned on the extreme left and has a huge, hooked nose. He holds a paper with the title "Medical monthly Report." The Regent (1762-1830) is pictured on the far right, sleeping in a cradle with the motto "Ich Dein" and three unkempt ostrich feathers on top. A decanter of "Curacoa" rests between his legs, and he is holding a doll meant for Isabella, Marchioness of Hertford (1760-1834) that has enormous breasts and a spikey crown. A ragged Irishman is seen in profile to the right, kneeling before the cradle and holding out a piece of paper titled "Catholic Claims." Wearing the Chancellor's wig and gown, John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon (1751-1838) kneels beside the cradle, offering the child his arms in defense against the Irishman. "Pat, take it easy or you'll wake up the Royal Conscience, who is currently sound asleep." he says. "By St. Patrick, but there's no risk of upsetting it as long as your Lordship is its Keeper," Pat responds. John Bull is standing behind Pat, his hands up in shock and his legs arched. He looks to the left and cries, " Mercy on me what have we hear, Conscience asleep! on the one hand & the Manufacture of Reports on the other— Is this the way I am bubbled?!" As though he is standing in the opening of a cave, rocks surround him.
BM Satires 12066.
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Eigentliche Abbildung des Frankosisch-gewesenen Obristen De la Brosse.
Eigentliche Abbildung des Frankosisch-gewesenen Obristen De la Brosse.
[n.d., c.1677.]
Rare engraving, pt 17th century watermark. Sheet 165 x 135mm (6½ x 5¼"). Trimmed to plate, mounted in album paper.
A caricature portrait of Captain De la Brosse, a French soldier nicknamed 'L’incendiaire' (arsonist) for setting fire to Haguenau (then a German city) on 10th February 1677, during the Franco-Dutch War (1672-78). De La Brosse was killed in a melée with Imperial troops soon after, his body stripped and left. In this satire, by Johann Chrisoph Sartorius, he is depicted with long hair, wearing a hat and lace cravat, sash and jacket, his face seemingly blackened. The letterpress mocks his appearance.
See also reference 49450.
[Ref: 62200]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Elements of Bacchus] To the Memory of our Departed Friends.
[Elements of Bacchus] To the Memory of our Departed Friends.
G M Woodward Delin.
Pub by Wm Holland Nº 50 Oxford St. [n.d., 1792.]
Coloured aquatint with etching. Sheet 235 x 165mm (9¼ x 6½"). Trimmed within plate.
A seated man in wig and breeches, holding cane and glass of wine, making a toast. Described in the text as 'Doctor Bolus', he has been identified as a 'Doctor Butler'. One of the forty caricature portraits in 'Elements of Bacchus, or, Toasts and sentiments, given by distinguished characters: illustrated with forty portraits in aqua tinta, of the most celebrated bon vivants in Great Britain'. Each was accompanied by a leaf of text describing the subject.
[Ref: 62155]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Elements of Bacchus] All true Hearts and Sound Bottoms.
[Elements of Bacchus] All true Hearts and Sound Bottoms.
G M Woodward Delin.
Pub by Wm Holland Nº 50 Oxford St. [n.d., 1792.]
Coloured aquatint with etching. Sheet 235 x 160mm (9¼ x 6¼"). Trimmed within plate. Some staining.
A man makes a naval toast with a glass of wine. One of the forty caricature portraits in 'Elements of Bacchus, or, Toasts and sentiments, given by distinguished characters: illustrated with forty portraits in aqua tinta, of the most celebrated bon vivants in Great Britain'. Each was accompanied by a leaf of text describing the subject.
[Ref: 62154]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Elements of Bacchus] The Constitution _ Gentlemen.
[Elements of Bacchus] The Constitution _ Gentlemen.
G M Woodward Delin.
Pub by Wm Holland Nº 50 Oxford St. [n.d., 1792.]
Coloured aquatint with etching. Sheet 225 x 170mm (8¾ x 6¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A rotund man seated in an armchair raises a glass of wine to make a toast. One of the forty caricature portraits in 'Elements of Bacchus, or, Toasts and sentiments, given by distinguished characters: illustrated with forty portraits in aqua tinta, of the most celebrated bon vivants in Great Britain'. Each was accompanied by a leaf of text describing the subject.
[Ref: 62156]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Elements of Bacchus] Drops of Comfort and Draughts of Delight.
[Elements of Bacchus] Drops of Comfort and Draughts of Delight.
G M Woodward Delin.
Pub by Wm Holland Nº 50 Oxford St. [n.d., 1792.]
Coloured aquatint with etching. Sheet 230 x 155mm (9 x 6"). Trimmed within plate, old ink mss. on bottle.
A country woman makes a toast as she fills her wine glass from a bottle. One of the forty caricature portraits in 'Elements of Bacchus, or, Toasts and sentiments, given by distinguished characters: illustrated with forty portraits in aqua tinta, of the most celebrated bon vivants in Great Britain'. Each was accompanied by a leaf of text describing the subject.
[Ref: 62153]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Elements of Bacchus] May the Eye of Science pierce through the mists of Obscurity.
[Elements of Bacchus] May the Eye of Science pierce through the mists of Obscurity.
G M Woodward Delin.
Pub by Wm Holland Nº 50 Oxford St. [n.d., 1792.]
Coloured aquatint with etching. Sheet 225 x 170mm (8¾ x 6¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A man stands before a table, making a toast, glass of wine in his hand. The text (not present here) describes him as an amateur astronomer. One of the forty caricature portraits in 'Elements of Bacchus, or, Toasts and sentiments, given by distinguished characters: illustrated with forty portraits in aqua tinta, of the most celebrated bon vivants in Great Britain'. Each was accompanied by a leaf of text describing the subject.
[Ref: 62152]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Fellow Sufferers.
Fellow Sufferers. Very unhappy, but it can't be help't - "We were rather too old Brother, before we married. - Vide the Progress of an old Bachelor. 233.
Published 12th July, 1799, by, Laurie & Whittle N° 53, Fleet Street, London. But later.
Stipple with etching. 200 x 250mm (7 x 9¾"). Margins toned.
Two elderly 'cits' stand submissively as their young wives fit cuckold's horns to their foreheads.
BM Satires 9499.
[Ref: 62442]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Grown Citizens learning to Dance.
Grown Citizens learning to Dance.
Engrav'd for the Oxford Magazine. [n.d. c.1769]
Engraving, plate 110 x 170mm (4½ x 6¾"), with margins.
A rare satirical print showing the Duke of Grafton as a dancing master and a violinist standing on ''Petitions of the Mile end Rioters''. In the centre is Thomas Harley who, as Lord Mayor of London, was a partisan of the Grafton administration.
BM Satires 4276.
[Ref: 62322]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Hudibras and the Lawyer.
Hudibras and the Lawyer.
W. Hogart [Hogarth] delin et sculp.
[London: Bernard Quaritch, c.1880.]
Engraving. 270 x 350mm (10¾ x 13¾"), on wove paper. Central fold, as issued.
A scene from Hudibras, a satirical poem by Samuel Butler (1613-80). Hudibras consults a lawyer, hoping for advice on how to defraud a rich widow.
Paulson 93, state 4, with plate number '7' added, ''Quaritch ed. of Heath''.
[Ref: 62429]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Lyon Entranced.
The Lyon Entranced. Quis talia fando Temperet a Lachrymis?_ Virgil.
[n.d. c.1762]
Scarce etching, plate 200 x 265mm (8 x 10½"), with large margins. Slightly creased.
Satire suggesting that John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713-1792) has ruined Britain by taking over its government. had West Country Will [Pitt] been still his Keeper, I had not lost him."; B. "Will English, a True patriot" (the Duke of Cumberland) comforts her saying that Pitt will save the country, and that he will deal with Bute himself; C. "Ned Worthy, his Nephew" (Edward, Duke of York) contests with "Malcolm Fitz-Stewart, Undertaker" (John Stuart, Earl of Bute) about the alleged death of the lion; E. "Harry Crafty, his Man" (Henry Fox) and F. "Jack Rustle, Gravedigger" (John Russell, Duke of Bedford) insist that the lion is dead; G. "West Country Will" and H. "Dick the Templar" stand silent as Mutes, failing to speak out for Britain; I. "Mother Torbuck" (William, Earl Torbert) and K. "Goody Oldcastle" (the Duke of Newcastle), dressed as old women searchers, determine to find the cause of the lion's death, Newcastle suggesting that Bute has choked him on "those plaguy French Olives".
BM Satires 3922. See also reference 17553.
[Ref: 62335]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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March. or It's an Ill Wind that Blows Nobody Good.
March. or It's an Ill Wind that Blows Nobody Good. By George this is a Shaver!!
Ego [M. Egerton] Fecit.
London, Published by Tho.s McLean, 26, Haymarket, 1827.
Rare aquatint. 220 x 320mm (8¾ x 12½"). Tear entering image taped, edges cracked.
A comical print showing a man losing his top hat to the wind, with a dirty urchin catching it.
Not in Hickman.
[Ref: 62316]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[First King.]
[First King.]
Painted by E. Bristow. Engraved by H. Dawe.
[n.d., c.1835.]
Scarce mezzotint with etching, in fine hand colour. Sheet 260 x 200mm (10¼ x 8"). Trimmed close to image on three sides, losing title at bottom, small scrape in top edge.
A singerie print, with monkeys playing draughts. One is dressed in a soldier's uniform.
[Ref: 62163]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Roser.]
[Roser.]
Painted by E. Bristow. Engraved by H. Dawe.
[n.d., c.1835.]
Scarce mezzotint with etching, in fine hand colour. Sheet 260 x 200mm (10¼ x 8"). Trimmed close to image on three sides, losing title at bottom.
A singerie print, with monkeys in human clothes playing cribbage.
[Ref: 62164]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Royal Beggars.
The Royal Beggars.
G. Cruikshank fect
Satirist February 1.st 1814.
Etching with hand colour, sheet 200 x 365mm (8 x 14½"). Frame size 370 x 515mm (14½ x 20¼"). Trimmed to coloured border and glued to a backing sheet. Unexamined outside of frame.
Plate from the 'Satirist', xiv. 89. A plump 'cit,' John Bull, sits astride the throne (left), holding an imperious and enraged sceptre. "Take the Vagrant impostors to Gaol," he says, gesturing to a row of five supplicants that includes Napoleon (1769-1821) and his brothers (on the right); "they are not Objects for Charity!!!" The British Lion stands next to the throne's double dais, holding a cannon and cannonballs. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), a dapper man, follows, his left hand resting on his sword. Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte (1763-1844) is on the far left, with Tsar Alexander I (1777-1825) standing between and behind them. An intensely focused British sailor is on John Bull's left hand, holding a rope's end in his right hand and resting his left hand on an anchor; flags are behind him. A rudder and several commercial symbols, including casks, a large corded bale, a spade, and boxes of guineas, are at his feet. The Emperor of Austria (1768-1835) might be the person behind the sailor. The crown at the top of the throne is illuminated by light emanating from a female face that represents either Justice or Peace; the light is surrounded by thick canopy folds. Napoleon, malnourished and tattered, is seen on the far right and in the foreground, a pendant to Wellington, bowing low to John Bull doffing a rouge bonnet and displaying an agonized plea. There's a (patched) sack with his son on his back. The child is plumper than his father and wears a crown. "Take me from this Naughty Man who stole me & is not my Papa," he screams as his head, hands, and sceptre emerge from the sack. " "Pray pity a poor distressed Emperor, with two Wives & one helpless foundling Baby!" says Napoleon. He is sporting remnants of a uniform, with a swollen foot resting on the sole of a once-jack-boot. He leans on Joseph's (1768-1844) arm for support; both of them are equally dishevelled, wearing the remnants of a cut Spanish tunic with a ruff. "Look with an eye of Compassion on the poorest King of the Indies that ever lived," he says, holding a hat and a stick. Grabbing Joseph's other arm, the third brother says, "Charity for a wretch with also two wives & a small family," placing his right hand on Joseph's breast. His limbs protrude from his Dutch-style breeches. (The dress, however, represents Louis (1779-1844), the former king of Holland; the words refer to Jérôme of Westphalia (1784-1860), whose marriage to Elizabeth Patterson was dissolved by Napoleon so that he might marry Princess Catherine of Würtemburg.) The two others, Jérôme and Lucien (1775-1840), who is still in England, are less noticeable; they both bow down. One says: "A bone & a morsel of of [sic] Bread is all I can hope from your bounty benevolent Gentlemen." The last and smallest says: "Let me retire from Business with a little pension & I ask no more."
BM Satires 12183
[Ref: 62419]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Bony's Visions or a great little man's night comforts.
Bony's Visions or a great little man's night comforts.
The Caricaturist General fecit.
Published for the Satirist Sept.r 1.st 1811.
Etching, J. Whatman 1808 watermark, sheet 200 x 345mm (8 x 13½"). Trimmed within plate. Folds as issued.
Plate from the 'Satirist', ix. 165. Napoleon (1769-1821) jumps out of a canopied bed (left) while wearing a nightshirt, scared of the goblins, demons, and ghosts that loom around him. "Duroc, Savory, Roustan, aux armes aux armes," he cries in terror as he holds a dagger and has two pistols hidden beneath his pillow. Beside him, sleeping, is Marie Louise (1791-1847). Above his head, a massive imperial eagle with a crown and a sword declares, "Wretch I leave thee for ever." A demon (left) is nursing Napoleon's (1811-1832) son while perched on a stool, saying, "Dear Image of my darling Nap, / Suck milk of Hell instead of pap." The child's head resembles Napoleon's, and he is wearing the iron crown of Italy. His visions face Napoleon. Clouds sprout the heads and shoulders of ghosts, uttering phrases such as "I am D'Enghien, the blood of your King," "Remember Captain Wright," "I am Pichegru," and "I am George" in that order from left to right. Above them a Turk rides on the horizontal and elongated body of a French Grenadier, whose head is a skull, and who says: "I am one of your own Soldiers poisoned in the Hospitals of Egypt." "We are the Turkish Prisoners murdered at Jaffa the head of another Turk says, emerging from the mouth of the first one. "I am Toussaint," a monstrous bird with an African head declares driven toward Napoleon by a demoniac quasi-human being with two heads and one set of wings. Above, a head with the words "I am Palm" is framed by an open book, and two hands—palms—protrude from behind the book. A demon is sitting on the skinny man's back on the floor in front of the bed, slicing a heart with a knife, and he is holding up a placard that reads, "Morning Post—Courier [two ministerial papers]—Peltier—Ambigu Satirist—Gilray's Caricatures&c &c &c." with delight. In the centre a huge monster with a quasi-human profile above a massive, fanged mouth that is spewing demonic creatures and a leg that resembles a bird. A coffin with the letter’s "N" and a crown next to the bed has two birds—an owl and a stork—and a rat on it. Nestled on the bed curtain, an antlered imp is poised to use its wand to remove the crown atop Napoleon's nightcap. This skeleton is above. There are bones and skulls in the foreground. Napoleon is shown a vision from a flying cherub on the right, which says, "Napoleon, lo! Britannia still enjoys the blessings of the Constitution—Surrounded by Liberty, Commerce, and Plenty, supported by her heroes—and attended by public felicity, She defies thy machinations!" This allegorical group is on a dais to which lead steps inscribed 'Wellington', 'Graham', [and] 'Beresford'. This allegorical group is situated on a dais with the words "Wellington," "Graham," and "Beresford" inscribed on lead steps. Beneath an architectural canopy with the inscription 'G III Rex,' Britannia sits with her lion at her side. Wearing a Roman helmet, Liberty raises the cap of Liberty; Commerce and Plenty are symbolized by a figure holding a caduceus and cornucopia, with Public Felicity placing a protective arm around each.
BM Satires 11736.
[Ref: 62418]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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The Coalition.
The Coalition. Believe me friend quoth North to Fox, While we together scratch and Box, And in the House, incessant splutter, Ourselves bedaubing with state gutter...
[n.d. c.1783]
Scarce engraving, plate 230 x 190mm (9 x 7½"), with large margins. Creased.
Standing together with a ribbon around their shoulders that reads "Tie of Interest," are Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford (1732-1792) and Charles James Fox (1749-1806). With his left arm resting on Fox's left shoulder, North addresses him, saying, "Though you are a Fox by name & nature I hope to me you will prove no traitor." "While you can give me Place & Pension Your neck need never fear Extension," Fox responds. A piece of paper bearing the name "Vicar of Bray" is resting on Fox's shoulder beneath North's hand. Fox is leaning against a table on his right, and his left hand is resting on it. He is holding a piece of paper that says, "Debts of honor to my Lord Cog—150.1700." A paper with the words "Plan for disarming the I------h. V------rs" [Irish Volunteers] and some cards and dice are on the table. Two oval bust portraits of North and Fox are located on the background wall. The left portrait shows North in clerical bands and gown, with the inscription "Vicar of Bray," while the right portrait shows Fox wearing a rope around his neck with the inscription "Sergius Cataline." These depictions suggest that North is the dishonest timeserver, and Fox is the treacherous conspirator. There are three prints above the portraits. An execution scene is depicted on the left; two figures are hanging from a gibbet after the cart has just rolled away. A ship in full sail is being blown by a blast with the word "Boreas" in the centre. The "Stream of Corruption" is the body of water it travels on. "State Vessel" is inscribed on the frame. A print depicting a fox stealing a goose can be found on the right. There's a big sack on the ground (left) with the word "Budget" on it.
BM Satires 6179.
[Ref: 62334]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Mountebanks, Or Opposition Show Box.
The Mountebanks, Or Opposition Show Box.
Nathaniel NoParty Esq.r inv.t G Cruickshank Sculp.t.
Published Febury 1.st 1812 by M Jones 5 Newgate Street.
Etching, with hand-colour, watermark 1809. Sheet 205 x 485mm (8¼ x 19"). Trimmed within plate. Folds as issued. Some light surface dirt. Holes in right where previously bound.
Plate to the 'Scourge', iii, before p. 87. The show-box is a little platform with four legs that resembles a tall table and has draperies partially covering its front. Opposition members are performing on this. 'Avarice—Treason' (left) and 'Impudence Apostacy' (right) are inscribed on the front legs. A lively thoroughbred horse with the Regent's head, with enormous facial heair, was attached to the platform by means of lead strings or bands that were fastened to the legs on the right and bare the words "Restrictions." Father Time, however, has just sheared these, and the horse gallops off to the right. Richard Colley Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley (1760-1842) clad in an oriental ensemble and a jewelled turban, rides the horse. He holds the reins triumphantly above his head and waves the long, knotted lash of his whip in the direction of the stage he is leaving behind. He thrusts his left leg forward to allow George Canning (1770-1827) (right) to lick his toe obediently. Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845) is seated on the edge of the platform, leaning forward to cover the eyes of a startled John Bull, who is standing below with his back to Grey, with a bandage bearing the words "Catholic Emancipation." John is a countryman wearing knee-high gaiters and a short smock. There's a dagger against his breast, maybe dropped from Grey's hand. Standing behind Grey is Samuel Whitbread II (1764-1815), a quack physician dressed in period attire, holding a sign that reads, "Infallible Panacea—Reform." He has medicine bottles in his coat pockets, one of which is marked, "Whitbreads intire." Behind him, a small Henry Petty Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne (1780-1863) dances a Highland fling. Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) dressed like a clown, kneels on the left side of the platform. He holds a tumbler and uses a pipe to blow froth out of it, which rises as smoke with the words "Drury Lane Promises, Old Drury Promises" written on it instead of bubbles. With their 'Token of English Credulity' pouches in hand, two vulgar would-be fashionables come forward to the platform to empty their coins into Sheridan's tumbler. A box labelled "State Box" sits to the right of the platform. Papers with the words "Corruption," "Reform," "Abuses," and "Catholic Bill" are projected from beneath the lid. William Wyndham Grenville, Baron Grenville (1759-1834), is seated atop a pile of coins and money bags bearing the inscription "16000 Sinecure." His massive rear is marked "Modesty," and he waves a large, heavily frayed piece of swirling drapery in the direction of the departing Regent. A dog with Sir Francis Burdett’s (1770-1844) head jumps towards the horse and starts barking, "Bow woo woo woo," upending an overturned box that is lying on the ground between the platform and the horse's heels. The heads of a dog, a fox, and an ass protrude from the box on short posts. The Right Hon Spencer Perceval (1762-1812), wearing his gown bends beneath the platform to light a barrel bearing the words "Stephens's Inflammable." "Here goes! for a Complete blow up.” he declares. George Ponsonby (1755-1817) is reclining on the ground between John Bull and Perceval, clutching an upside-down bottle marked "Compassion for the Irish."
BM Satires 11846.
[Ref: 62414]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Dancing peasants.]
[Dancing peasants.]
[n.d., c.1700.]
Mezzotint, proof before letters. 120 x 90mm (4¾ x 3½"). Laid on album paper.
A drunken peasant couple dance, drinks in hand. Behind a man plays the cello.
[Ref: 62202]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Epicure's Prayer!!]
[The Epicure's Prayer!!]
[Etched by Thomas Rowlandson after George Moutard Woodward.]
Pub.d May 20th 1801 by R. Ackermann N 101 Strand.
Coloured etching. Framed, sight size 195 x 250mm (7¾ x 9¾"). Unexamined out of frame, trimmed, losing letterpress title and description.
An obese man with swollen ankles kneels before his wheelchair, praying to Epicurus for 'plenty of Viands, and a good Digestion'. One of a series of broadside 'prayers'.
See The Metropolitan Museum of Art 59.533.807 for image with full text. Not in BM Satires.
[Ref: 62434]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Lottery Office Keeper's Prayer!!]
[The Lottery Office Keeper's Prayer!!]
Woodward del. Etchd by Rowlandson.
[Printed by E. Spragg, No 27, Bow-Street, Covent Garden.] [R. Ackermann, c.1801.]
Coloured etching. Framed, sight size 200 x 240mm (8 x 9½"). Unexamined out of frame, trimmed, losing letterpress title and description.
A well-dressed man kneels to pray to a painting of Fortune, who stands on a wheel, emptying a cornucopia and holding a banner 'Peter Puffs Lucky Lottery Office, asking for insurance for his schemes and to 'cause all old women and children to dream incessantly' of the lottery. One of a series of broadside 'prayers'.
BM Satires 9803, with image with full text.
[Ref: 62433]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Old Maid's Prayer!!]
[The Old Maid's Prayer!!]
Woodward del. Rowlandson Scul.
Pubd by R. Ackermann N 101 Strand Feby 10 1801.
Coloured etching. Framed, sight size 210 x 255mm (8¼ x 10"). Tear in image, trimmed, losing letterpress title and description. Unexamined out of frame.
An old woman prays to the goddess Diana to look after her pets (including the cat that watches her) and to plant envy in the bosom of her village rival. One of a series of broadside 'prayers'.
See The Metropolitan Museum of Art 59.533.806 for image with full text. Not in BM Satires, See 9791-9803.
[Ref: 62431]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Poll of Plymouth's Prayer!!]
[Poll of Plymouth's Prayer!!]
Woodward del. Rowlandson Scul.
Pub.d 20. Sept.r 1801 by R. Ackermann N 101 Strand.
Coloured etching. Framed, sight size 190 x 240mm (7½ x 9½"). Unexamined out of frame, trimmed, losing letterpress title and description.
A pretty young woman prays to Thetis to protect all her favourite sailors at sea and to be allowed to redeem her pawned trinkets, so that she can 'appear lovely in the eyes of the whole fleet'. One of a series of broadside 'prayers'.
BM Satires 9802; see The Metropolitan Museum of Art 59.533.812 for image with full text.
[Ref: 62432]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Widow's Prayer!!]
[The Widow's Prayer!!]
Woodward del. Etchd by Rowlandson.
Pub.d June 4th 1801 by R. Ackermann N 101 Strand.
Coloured etching. Framed, sight size 190 x 245mm (7½ x 9¾"). Unexamined out of frame, trimmed, losing letterpress title and description.
A woman in widow's weeds kneels before an empty chair, praying to Hymen that, having lost three husbands, to send a fourth, fifth, sixth and, finally, a seventh for old age. One of a series of broadside 'prayers'.
BM Satires 9791; see The Metropolitan Museum of Art 559.533.808 for image with full text.
[Ref: 62435]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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April 24. Sunday Afternoon, Primrose Tavern, Chalk Farm.
April 24. Sunday Afternoon, Primrose Tavern, Chalk Farm.
Percy Cruishank del.
[n.d., 1854.]
Lithograph. Sheet 250 x 690mm (9¾ x 27¼"). Splits in binding folds.
A satirical scene of the exterior of the Primrose Tavern (now 75 Regents Park Road), with various entertainments including swinging gondolas, a rifle range and a set of scales for weighing people. The pub, known for its rough clientele, closed in 1853, becoming a dairy. From the series 'Sunday Scenes in London and the Suburbs'. Percy Cruikshank (b.1817, active to 1880) was the son of Isaac Robert Cruikshank.
[Ref: 62293]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Print Room in the British Museum.
The Print Room in the British Museum.
G. Cruikshank fec.t.
[n.d., 1828.]
Scarce etching. 125 x 200mm (5 x 8"), very large margins.
Connoisseurs cluster around a stand.
[Ref: 62355]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Rising Generation.
The Rising Generation. Juvenile - I say Charley, that's a deucde fine girl talking to young Fipps _ I should like to catch her under the mistletoe!
J. Leech. Maclure, Macdonald & Macgregor Lith.rs.
Punch Office, 85 Fleet St. [n.d., 1848].
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Faint mount burn.
Two young boys in evening dress talk like adults, discussing an older couple. From the series 'The Rising Generation : a Series of Twelve Drawings on Stone by John Leech; from his original designs in the gallery of Mr. Punch'.
[Ref: 62123]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Rising Generation.
The Rising Generation. Juvenile _ "I wonder whether that girl has any tin. _ for I feel most deucedly inclinded to go an cut that fellow out."
J. Leech. Maclure, Macdonald & Macgregor Lith.rs.
Punch Office, 85 Fleet St. [n.d., 1848].
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Faint mount burn.
Two young boys in evening dress talk like adults, discussing a pretty young woman sitting at a piano. From the series 'The Rising Generation : a Series of Twelve Drawings on Stone by John Leech; from his original designs in the gallery of Mr. Punch'.
[Ref: 62124]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Rivals. Come, Master Jim, you let Sale alone, she aint your'n.
The Rivals. Come, Master Jim, you let Sale alone, she aint your'n. Droll Doings N.º 15.
J. Leech delt. Printed by L.M. Lefevre.
London. W. Spooner, 377, Strand [n.d., c.1840].
Coloured lithograph with very fine colour. Sheet 330 x 265mm (13 x 10½"). Stains in edges on left.
Three street urchins talk like adults. After John Leech, an artist famous for his work for 'Punch' and Dickens's 'Christmas Carol'.
[Ref: 62327]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The School of Projects.
The School of Projects.
[by Samuel De Wilde.]
Published for the Satirist, Octr 1st 1809. by S. Tipper Leaden (St.
Etching with aquatint, Sheet 205 x 370mm (8 x 14½"). Folds as issued. Trimmed within plate. Holes in right edge where previously bound.
A satire on some of the outlandish projects being touted to investors. On the left is a model of a bridge from the Earth to the Moon, a plan devised by Ralph Dodd, who is depicted boring a hole through the Earth, a satire on his plan to dig a dry tunnel from Gravesend to Tilbury (before Brunel's Thames Tunnel). In the centre is Frederick Albert Winsor (1763-1830), pioneer of gas lighting, whose system was to be used to light both Dodd's tunnel and his proposed Strand Bridge. On the right is William Robert Henry Brown, manager of the Golden Lane Brewery, and also Chairman of the Hope Insurance Company and promoter of a Cattle Insurance Company. To his left is George Leybourne, a supporter of the cattle insurance scheme, said to have had a plan for making a sheep grow as large as an ox.
BM Satires 11439.
[Ref: 62374]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Scotch Amusements.
Scotch Amusements.
[Oxford Magazine] [n.d. c.1768]
Engraving, plate 110 x 180mm (4½ x 7"), with large margins. Time stained.
Satire on the Scots and their purported pleasures, focusing on John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713-1792), his supposed relationship with Augusta, Princess of Wales (1719-1772), and his suggested influence on behalf of his compatriots. At the top, a Scotsman playing "Through the Wood Laddy through the Wood Laddy" on his bagpipes is heard as Bute and the Princess share an embrace on a bench in a park in Kew Gardens, which can be recognized by the pagoda in the distance. His foot is resting on the neck of a prone Britannia. A large man sitting in an armchair in the foreground, wearing a tartan waistcoat and a Scots bonnet, is reading a large book that is open to "History of ye Wars of 1715 & 1745" (i.e., the Jacobite risings). He quotes Thucydides as saying, "History is Philosophy teaching by Example." Standing next to him on a pedestal with the words "Pride" and "Ingratitude" written on it, a Scotsman rubs his back and scratches his hand against a post topped with a satyr's head that has the words "This is one of the many Posts erected for the benefit of the Thanes friends" hanging from it. Standing on the pedestal's step, a second Scot—possibly meant to be William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield (1705-1793)-says, "awa to the deel with this feulish bauble of Liberty I'll stick my Dirk in his Wem," while stabbing a picture of the liberty staff and cap. Beside him, a woman dressed in tartan blows on the fire beneath a large cauldron bearing the letters "Scots Haggis Kettle," which is filled with simmering sheep heads. A Scot is seen spooning broth from a bowl behind the cauldron and remarks, "These are brae Sheepsheads & make Muckle gued broth." "And they were all English Mens heads I woud no grudge a louse," remarks a second Scot who is seated next to the cauldron and scratches his head. An allusion to the shooting of William Allen (c.1750-1768) by Scottish guards during the St. George's Fields riots on May 10, 1768, can be seen in the background on the right, where two soldiers fire at a man who is falling back.
BM Satires 4237.
[Ref: 62328]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Sea Pie Illustrated by Alfred Crowquill.
The Sea Pie Illustrated by Alfred Crowquill. ''Now, Massa, Sea-Pie ready.''
P.Cruik sc.
[Published by Simpkin, Marshall & Co., London, and to be had of all Booksellers in Town and Country. W. Eden, Printer, 11, Queen Street, Cheapside.] [n.d. c.1842]
Etching. Sheet (at most) 240 x 190mm (9½ x 7½"). Trimmed as scrap, losing publication line.
A black cook stands at a stove.
[Ref: 62247]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A pair of Beauties.
A pair of Beauties.
C.B.
[n.d., c.1900.]
Etching. 130 x 105mm (5¼ x 4¼").
Two beared men sit in the stocks, pelted by eggs.
[Ref: 62119]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Storm Rising; _ or _ the Republican Flotilla in danger.
The Storm Rising; _ or _ the Republican Flotilla in danger.
J.s. G.y inv. & f.
Pub.d Feb.y 1.st 1798, by H. Humphrey 27 St James's Street.
Scarce coloured etching. 265 x 680mm (10½ x 27"). Repaired tear, laid on archival paper.
A scene on the English Channel, with a windlass being turned by Charles James Fox, Francis Russell, Richard Brinsley Sheridan and George Tierney, all Whig politicians who initially supported the French Revolution. They are winching towards England a raft with a tricolour flag inscribed 'Liberty', laden with an invasion force. Above, in the clouds, is a wind head of William Pitt the Younger, blowing huge waves to swamp the raft before it can reach shore.
BM 9167.
[Ref: 62226]   £1,800.00  
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Adiournement fait a Henry de Valois pur Assister aux Etats Tenus en Enfer.
Adiournement fait a Henry de Valois pur Assister aux Etats Tenus en Enfer.
[etched by Ernest Jaime]
[Paris: Chez Delloye, Libraire-Éditeur, 1838.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 140 x 220mm (5½ x 8½"). Trimmed close to image.
Henry III of France being led by the Devil to see Hell for himself. A copy of an earlier satire, published in Ernest Jaime's 'Musée de la caricature ou Recueil des caricatures les plus remarquables publiées en France depuis le quatorzième siècle jusqu'à nos jours, pour servir de complément à toutes les collections de mémoires'.
[Ref: 62168]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Wellington and Peel] Killing Time.
[Wellington and Peel] Killing Time.
London. Published by J. M.c Cormick, 147 Strand [n.d., c.1830].
Lithograph with fine hand colour. Sheet 335 x 250mm (13¼ x 9¾)"
The Duke of Wellington walks on a street with a pretty young woman, looking over his shoulder at Robert Peel, who is giving the woman a knowing look.
V&A E.709-1947.
[Ref: 62321]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Widow & The Black Ram.
The Widow & The Black Ram.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 100 x 115mm (4 x 4½"). Trimmed. Remains of map verso.
A widow rides a balck ram into a court full of laughing lawyers. An illustration of a ancient manorial custom in parts of England, relating to 'free bench', the widow's right to retain tenure of her late husband's land. This was usually allowed as long as she preserved her chastity. If she strayed she would lose the proprty but could avoid this by the penance of riding the ram into court, reciting a verse beginning 'Here I am, / Riding upon a black ram, / Like a whore as I am'. During the trial of Queen Caroline in 1820, Theodore Lane depicted her entering the House of Lords on a black ram with the face of her supposed lover, Bartolommeo Bergami (BM Satires 14013).
[Ref: 62238]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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