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[Peace of Amiens] Old Times Returned.
[Peace of Amiens] Old Times Returned.
W. f. [George Moutard Woodward.]
Pub.d May 18 1802 by S.W. Fores 50 Piccadilly. Folios of caracatures lent out for the Evening.
Coloured etching. Sheet 260 x 360mm (10¼ x 14¼"). Trimmed within plate, title slightly cropped.
An obese John Bull eats at a laden table; The waiter says ''Pudding did you say Sir?''; Bull retorts angrily ''Yes you Scoundrel Pudding_ do you mean to stave a Man in a Christian Country _ at Peace with all the World!''. The Treaty of Amiens was signed on 25th March 1802, resulting in a pause in the war with Revolutionary France until 18th May 1803.
[Ref: 63119]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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An Aristocrat.
An Aristocrat.
London: Printed for Bowles & Carver, No.69 St Pauls Church Yard. [n.d., c.1790.]
Rare and fine hand-coloured mezzotint. 155 x 115 (6 x 4½") very large margins. Abrasion in publication line. Slight foxing.
A man (half length), his elbow on a table, smokes a long pipe and holds out a paper: 'An [H]onest Man will Fear God Honour the King and do as he would be Done By'. He is directed to the right and looks at the spectator.
BM 9054 companion to BM 9055 Democrat
[Ref: 63170]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Foreign Policy. Bay H.A by Successful - True as Steel.
Foreign Policy. Bay H.A by Successful - True as Steel.
Signed Nap.
[n.d., c.1890.]
Watercolour and gouache, sheet 250 x 355mm (10 x 14"). Heightened with white on buff paper.
A caricature of a bay horse with the head of Arthur James Balfour, British statesman and Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1902 to 1905. In 1917 as foreign secretary he issued "the Balfour Declarations"
See V & A.
[Ref: 62966]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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A late Scene at Barnet.
A late Scene at Barnet.
[London Magazine October 1771]
Etching, sheet 130 x 205mm (5¼ x 8"). Plate mark hard to discern. Slight stain in title.
A bedroom scene. A group of people gather in a bedroom where a half-naked lover jumps out of a window leaving his mistress with her breasts out in a four-poster bed.
BM: 1922.0710.614
[Ref: 62949]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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= Billy's Legacy!
= Billy's Legacy! "Cest ainsi qu'en faitent, Je vous fais mes adieux". No.IV.
[after Isaac Cruikshank]
[n.d. c.1801]
Hand coloured etching, sheet 170 x 220mm (6¾ x 8¾"). Trimmed within plate and glued to backing sheet as normal.
A reduced version of the print made by Isaac Cruikshank and published by Robert Joseph Hixon. Britannia in black mourning dress, stands weeping in the centre, her arms outstretched, head turned in profile to the right, where late ministers run off with booty. Her shield (without the St. Patrick's cross added in the Union) and broken spear are on the ground. Behind him, a pile of massive stone blocks rests on top of three prone and distressed citizens. These are: 'Loan 1801, 28, Millions. Income Tax irredeemably pledg'd Unfunded 56 Millions.', 'Addition to Bank Stock - 49 Millions. 1801. New Taxes - Two Millions.', 'Consolidated Fund to pay 500,000,000.', 'Floating Contingencies'. and '80 Millions.' Four Ministers run off on the extreme right, only two being characterized: Pitt, a bundle under each arm, his coat pocket bulging, the coat inscribed 'Omnium' [implying the appropriation of stock]. He says to Dundas, who is in front of him, "To Lisbon to Lisbon Hal in Port". Dundas, in Highland dress, and similarly burdened, says, "Egoad cut and run in time - good Joke of Shery's". Two gouty Ministers sit on the ground (possibley Liverpool and Portland, who did not resign), anguished at not being able to run off; one says: "D------n the Gout it prevents me from Running." Near them, in the foreground, four rats with human heads are nibbling; one wears a ribbon. On the left stands Fox, not caricatured, holding out to the victims of taxation a placard: 'To the Independent Electors of Westminster The Speech of the Right Honble Chas Jas Fox. In his left hand is the mirror of 'Truth' whose rays he directs upon the overburdened taxpayers. Near him stand Horne Tooke and Burdett. The former, his right arm resting on his friend's shoulder, says: "Frank - Observe these Unacquitted Felons!" he looks through his glass at the departing Ministers.
See BM Satires 9712.
[Ref: 62890]   £70.00  

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[Senior officers of the British Army at a camp.]
[Senior officers of the British Army at a camp.]
LGFawkes September 1873.
Maclure & Macdonald, Lith.rs to the Queen, London. Entered at Stationers Hall.
Lithograph. Sheet 230 x 380mm (9 x 15"). Repaired tear, pencil identification, including Strickland, Gen. Stanley, Gen Woodhouse.
A group of Officers chatting and discussing tactics at a camp. Lionel Grimston Fawkes (1849-1931) attended the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, becoming a colonel in the Royal Artillery and Professor of Military Topography at the Royal Military Academy from 1895 to 1900. He also served as a Justice of the Peace before retiring to Canada.
[Ref: 63132]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Curtain.
The Curtain.
Signor Rhezio Invt. [George Townshend?]
[n.d., c.1760.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 200 x 325mm (8 x 12¾"). Tear through title taped, bottom right corner torn off. Trimmed.
A Scottish bag-piper plays "Scotch Vagary for the German Flute or Bagpipe" while two gentleman note that he is "sure of preferment". When held up to the light the figures of Princess Augusta and Lord Bute appear, dancing. A satire on the supposed relationship between Lord Bute and Princess Augusta, by George Townshend (1724-1807), 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend. An early transformation print.
BM Satires 3824.
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Sawney Discovered. or the Scotch Intruders 1760.
Sawney Discovered. or the Scotch Intruders 1760.
[by George Townshend.]
[n.d., c.1760.]
Coloured etching, 18th century watermark. Sheet 200 x 325mm (8 x 12¾"). Tear through title taped. Trimmed.
A line of Scots wait to be introduced to Princess Augusta to get sinecures, who is behind a screen decorated with thistles and the royal motto ''Nemo me impune lacessit", with the English ''translation', ''No One Touches Me But Gets the Itch''. The figures of Augusta, Bute and two others appear when held up to the light. A satire on the supposed relationship between Lord Bute and Princess Augusta, by George Townshend (1724-1807), 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend. An early transformation print.
BM Satires 3825
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The Mountain in Labour_or Much ado about nothing.
The Mountain in Labour_or Much ado about nothing.
[Robert Seymour?]
Pub.d by Tho.s McLean, 26 Haymarket, March 2 1829.
Rare fine hand-coloured etching, sheet 230 x 320mm (9¼ x 12½"). On paper watermarked 'J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1828'. Trimmed to image on 3 sides. Paper toned.
Satire on the imminent 'birth' of the Catholic Emancipation Bill, published just days before the Bill was introduced/delivered. At the centre of the image are Wellington (holding 'Ministerial Forceps'), Peel (with a bottle of medicine), and an old woman, as doctor-accoucheur, apothecary, and nurse. The nurse sits with a copy of The Times, which had urged concessions to the Catholics and was styled 'the hireling of Popery' by opponents of the Bill. Three winds of 'Faction' blow from above, issuing from the heads of Eldon (chief opponent of Emancipation), Winchelsea (included in reference to his extravagant speches) and a third. Figures around the edges include two frenzied bishops, two non-Anglican ministers (of which one is evidently Irving), O'Connell in wig and gown stood addressing a band of his followers, and Cumberland top right, in hussar uniform.
BM Satires 15677.
[Ref: 62867]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Courier, or fate of the Battle.
The Courier, or fate of the Battle.
Painted by W. Kidd. Engraved by W.m Carlos.
London Published 1832 by Ackermann & [C.º 96 Strand.]
Mezzotint and etching. Sheet 385 x 285mm (15¼ x 11¼"). Trimmed within plate, affecting publication line, which is also rubbed, losing end text. Repairs.
Two boys in rustic dress, one white, one black, gallopping helter-skelter on a donkey into the left foreground, the foremost carrying a makeshift flag on a stick, both grinning, with a dog running alongside, startling an elderly man who looks out over the half-door of a tavern on the left
Provenance: Ex Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 63320]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Delights of Love - a Family Catch.
The Delights of Love - a Family Catch.
[by Charles Williams.]
Pub.d Sept.r 4th, 1804 by S W Fores 50 Piccadilly. Folios of caracatures lent out for the Evening.
Hand coloured etching, sheet 265 x 370m (10½ x 14½"). Large margins. Laid on archival paper and false margins added.
Daughter, mother, and father sit by a small oblong table, singing a catch. Daughter: 'Give me the sweet delights of love / Let not anxious cares destroy them, / Oh how divine still to enjoy them'. Mother: 'Pure are the blessings love bestowing, / Peace and harmony ever flowing.' Father, angrily: 'A smoaky house, a failing trade, / Six squalling brats and a scolding Jade'.
BM Satire 10331. See our reference 51853 for framed version.
[Ref: 62869]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Ancien Ami du Jeune homme, ou Le Secret de la Comédie.
L'Ancien Ami du Jeune homme, ou Le Secret de la Comédie. Ton bonheur, tes succes sont mes plus grand supplices. Legouve, Mort d'Abel, Trag.
[n.d. c.1812]
Fineley hand coloured etching sheet 245 x 335mm (9¾ x 13¼"). Trimmed to platemark.
A caricature relating to the “Deux Gendres” affair. A dispute between Jean-Antoine Lebrun-Tossa (1760-1837) and a Mr Etienne.
[Ref: 63072]   £420.00  
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The Farmers Toast.
The Farmers Toast. No XI
[after Charles Williams]
[n.d. c.1801]
Hand coloured etching, sheet 170 x 220mm (6¾ x 8¾"). Large margins. Trimmed within plate and glued to backing sheet. Folds as normal.
A reduced version of the print made by Charles Williams and published by S.W Fores. A satire on the dearth of 1799-1801 which was popularly attributed to monopolists holding out for higher prices. Fat bucolic farmers chat at a table with the cloth removed for dessert. One on the right stands on a chair, one foot resting on a table, and holding a decanter of 'Claret' in one hand, a whole glass in the other; he says, "are you all Charged? Here's the Duke of Portland." The toast is enthusiastically received. A farmer stands, pointing behind him to a letter "To the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Kent," signed "Portland," which hangs on the wall in a frame decorated with stalks of wheat and cornucopias. Piles of bags are stacked in the room, all inscribed 'Sample', two have an addition: ‘700 Q’ and ‘of 500 Qurs’. Signs of luxury include decanters ‘Claret’, ‘Tokay’, ‘Burgundy’ and ‘old Hock’, A china punch bowl and pineapple, grape and peach dishes. 'Design for my new Curricle' is emerging from the pocket of a farmer with a fashionable moustache.
See BM Satires 9717
[Ref: 62886]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The rage or shepherds I have lost my waist.
The rage or shepherds I have lost my waist. Shepherds I have lost my waist! Have you seen my Body? Sacrificed to modern taste, I'm quite a Hoddy Doddy!...
IC
London Pub by SW Fores N.3 Piccadilly December 1 1794.
Scarce hand-coloured etching by Isaac Cruikshank; 370 x 280mm (14½ x 11"). On paper watermarked 'J Whatman.' Small margins. Tears repaired with acid free tape. Some cockling and light staining at top left.
With her right hand outstretched and left on her breast, the tall, attractive young lady bends to the right as though she is performing a passionate song. A shorter, stockier woman (possibly Lady Buckinghamshire, Albinia Hobart?) is seen looking up at her from the right. She is clutching a fan and is sporting a hat. Both have partially exposed breasts and short-waisted gowns, a look that suits one but not the other. The singer wears a large scarf around her neck, with the ends tucked in at the waist. Her hair has two upright ostrich feathers, and her ears are adorned with big rings. She is protesting with her right hand above a platter of tartlets and jellies that a footman is holding. His visage and outdated attire are horrifyingly parodied. A full-length portrait of a woman wearing broad, hooped petticoats, a lace apron, and a flat hat in the style of around 1740 hangs on the wall. Her right hand is in a small muff.
BM Satires 8570.
[Ref: 63063]   £420.00  
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Nothing extenuate nor aught set down in malice ~
Nothing extenuate nor aught set down in malice ~
[Henry Heath.]
Pub 28th Aug 1827 by H Fores Panton St Haymarket.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet 375 x 260mm (14¾ x 10½"). On paper watermarked 'J Whatman Turkey Mill.' Trimmed within plate left an right and trimmed to plate top and bottom. Publication line faint.
A portrait of a woman in a monstrous hat decorated with ribbon and a voluminous red dress. The title is a quotation from Othello, Act V, Scene 2.
[Ref: 62895]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Gentleman in a Bowler Hat.]
[Gentleman in a Bowler Hat.]
Nap.
[n.d., c.1890.]
Watercolour and gouache, sheet 185 x 280mm (7¼ x 11"). Heightened with white on buff paper, on paper laid onto card, signed lower right.
A caricature of a gentleman wearing a bowler hat, pipe in hand, walking stick in hand.
See Ref 60680 & 60681
[Ref: 63064]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[George IV] A King-Fisher.
[George IV] A King-Fisher.
Pub,d June, 1826 by S.W. Fores 41 Piccadilly
Hand coloured etching, plate 250 x 350mm (9½ x 13½"). Large margins. Glued to backing sheet.
A caricature of George IV fishing on Virginia Water, using his sceptre as a rod, watched by a kingfisher. On the end of his line is a frog, which is being netted by Lady Conyngham, his mistress. The king's right leg is bandaged up for his gout.
BM Satires 15137A. See reference 58280 for different colouring and version of the King's face.
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Lord Chancellor. B.H.A. By Die Hard_ True Till Death.
Lord Chancellor. B.H.A. By Die Hard_ True Till Death.
Nap.
[n.d. c.1890.]
Watercolour and gouache, sheet 250 x 355mm (10 x 14"). Heightened with white on buff paper.
A caricature of a horse with the head of the Lord Halsbury, Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury, (1823 - 1921), British lawyer and Conservative politician who served three times as Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, for a total of seventeen years.
See V & A
[Ref: 62968]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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By Royal Authority.
By Royal Authority. A New Way of mounting your Horse in spite of the Gout!! Dedicated to all fashionable Equestrians afflicted with that Malady!
[Charles Williams]
London Pub.d by Sidebotham 96 Strand. [n.d. c.1816]
Hand-coloured etching, plate 255 x 355mm (10 x 14"). On paper watermarked 'Pine & Thomas 1815'. Small margins. Some cockling. 'Sidebotham' in publication line scratched off.
The gouty Prince Regent (1762–1830) being helped on to his horse by Chinese assistants using an elaborate contraption outside the Chinese pagoda in Kew Gardens.
[Ref: 63104]   £320.00  
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Les Nouveaux Grotesques.
Les Nouveaux Grotesques.
[Fench, c.1820.]
Coloured etching. 245 x 325mm (9½ x 12¾"), large margins.
A satire on French fashion. On the right are four men dressed in 18th century style: they have big bodies and small heads. On the left are seven men in 19th century dress, with large heads and small bodies of dwarfs and giants.
[Ref: 63126]   £390.00  
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Agitator Blk. H.A. by Socialism - The Melting Pot.
Agitator Blk. H.A. by Socialism - The Melting Pot.
Signed Nap.
[n.d. c.1890.]
Watercolour and gouache, sheet 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"). Heightened with white on buff paper. Very slight staining at bottom margin & on right margin.
A caricature of a horse with the head of James Kier Hardie (1856 - 1915), Scottish trade unionist and politician. He was a founder of the Labour Party, and served as its first parliamentary leader from 1906 to 1908.
See V & A.
[Ref: 62967]   £480.00  
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The Kentish hop merchant and the lecturer on optics!
The Kentish hop merchant and the lecturer on optics! 103.
Woodward del. I C.
Published by T. Tegg 111 Cheapside. [n.d., c.1809.]
Very fine hand coloured etching, plate 245 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), with large margins on three sides. On J. Whatman paper watermarked '1816.' Small top margins. Repaired tears in top margin, one goes into printed border. Slight central crease.
The lecturer, wearing glasses, leans on a table, lit by four candles, to address a small well-dressed audience, seated on chairs. On the table are a telescope and a magic-lantern. A dog, with 'Hop Mer...' on its collar, watches the lecturer from below. The lecturer explains how he is going to 'deliver a lectur on Optics', with the gentleman at the front of the audience replying, 'in this country we do not call them Hop Sticks, but Hop Poles'.
BM Satires 11470.
[Ref: 62896]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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The Toilet of a Modern Belle.
The Toilet of a Modern Belle. Inflating a Lady.
[image of Paul Pry] Esqr.
Pub July 1829 by S Gans 15 Southampton Street Strand (Sole Publisher of P.Prys Caricatures).
Hand coloured etching, sheet 250 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A lady stands complacently in a décolleté dress with enormously full sleeves to the wrist. She extends one arm to a lady's maid, who kneels, blowing into the sleeve through a long tobacco-pipe, the bowl of which is inside the sleeve, and is distressed by the effort. The left arm hangs down, the sleeve still in limp folds awaiting blowing up. Her hair is dressed in enormous upstanding loops. The maid is coquettishly and fashionably dressed, with a high frilled cap trimmed with stiff ribbon loops, and a small frilled white apron. Behind is a toilet table on which lie four tobacco-pipes. Print most likely made by 'Sharpshooter' John Philips (fl.1825-1831) known as the "false Paul Pry" of 1829 who used Heath's signature of a tiny figure of John Liston .
BM Satires 15965.
[Ref: 62901]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Yvrognerie.
L'Yvrognerie. Le Vin est un remede a l'Ame, Et tres-souvant l'Homme en fait un poison. Que n'en doit point craindre une Femme, Qui n'a pas trop de toute sa raison.
Fenouil pinx. Petit filius fecit.
Avec Privilege du Roy. [n.d. c.1730]
Engraving, fine impression with 18th century watermark; plate 310 x 220mm (12¼ x 8¾"), very large margins. Printers crease in top margin. Some small stains.
A man smoking a pipe pours a glass of alcohol for a woman whilst holding her hand. Title 'drunkeness' with four verses underneath about how wine is good for you but people drink too much; it makes you sick and impairs your judgement.
[Ref: 63087]   £360.00  
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La Societe Litteraire.
La Societe Litteraire.
[A Paris chez Martinet libraire, rue du Coq St Honoré] [n.d. c.1802]
Hand coloured etching, sheet 170 x 225mm (6¾ x 8¾"). Glued on to backing paper.
A reading to a crowd in a large room; a man hands a glass to the female speaker standing behind a lecturn, while a bored man seated in the foreground ogles a couple of women across the room using a magnifying glass. Plate 13 from the series "Le suprême bon ton," from, "Caricature Parisienne".
[Ref: 62864]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures, No.41.
McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures, No.41.
[Published on the First of Every Month. By Tho.s. McLean, 26, Haymarket. n.d., c.1830s.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 260 x 395mm (10¼ x 15½").
McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures, No.41. with numerous lithographic satires. 'Whig Manner of Clearing Away Incumbrances', 'Inconveniences That Might Have Arisen From the Ballot,' and 'Ma Conscience Here's a Pretty Brewing.'
[Ref: 63160]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures, No.45.
McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures, No.45.
[Published on the First of Every Month. By Tho.s. McLean, 26, Haymarket. n.d., c.1830s.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 260 x 395mm (10¼ x 15½"). Slight foxing on left.
McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures, No. 45. with numerous lithographic satires. 'A Political Fable', 'The Meeting at Toplitz', 'Suppose the Marriage Act was Repealed', 'The Make Weight', 'Are these Peace Officers?', 'A Struggle for the First of September', and 'Attempting to Amend the Beer Act.'
[Ref: 63161]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures, No.46.
McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures, No.46.
[Published on the First of Every Month. By Tho.s. McLean, 26, Haymarket. n.d., c.1830s.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 260 x 395mm (10¼ x 15½").
McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures, No. 46. with numerous lithographic satires. 'Expensive Mouthful', 'Sloe (Slow) But Sure Justice', 'The Fall of Corruption', 'Providing for a Brother', and 'Northern Geese.'
[Ref: 63162]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures, No.48. Or The Looking Glass.
McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures, No.48. Or The Looking Glass. Vol. 4, Dec. 1, 1833.
Published on the First of Every Month. By Tho.s. McLean, 26, Haymarket. Dec. 1, 1833.
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 260 x 395mm (10¼ x 15½"). Two tiny tears on right margin.
The Looking Glass No. 48. with numerous lithographic satires. 'Louis Philippe in Danger, or the Journeymen Tailor's Rebellion.', and 'A Corporate Body Under the Operation of the Royal Commision'. Sold for 3 shillings plain, 6 shillings coloured.
[Ref: 63164]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures, No.40.
McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures, No.40.
[Published on the First of Every Month. By Tho.s. McLean, 26, Haymarket. n.d., c.1830s.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 260 x 395mm (10¼ x 15½").
McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures, No.40. with numerous lithographic satires. 'Marital Squabbles', 'Dan's Dream,' 'Russian Interference Prevented', 'Lord S-T-S Bugleman', 'The Birmingham Juggler', and 'The Great Ministerial Eel.'
[Ref: 63159]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures, No.46. Or The Looking Glass.
McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures, No.46. Or The Looking Glass. Vol. 4, Oct.r. 1, 1833.
[Printed by A Ducôte., and Illustrated by Robert Seymour.]
Published on the First of Every Month. By Tho.s. McLean, 26, Haymarket. Oct.r. 1, 1833.
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 260 x 395mm (10¼ x 15½").
The Looking Glass No. 46. with numerous lithographic satires. 'The Ostrich, That hides its head & thinks itself safe', 'Reading the News,' 'The Wonderful Amphisboena, or Two-Headed Snake', and 'Applying the Stomach Pump to Three Great Corporate Bodies.' Sold for 3 shillings plain, 6 shillings coloured.
[Ref: 63158]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures, No.47.
McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures, No.47.
[Published on the First of Every Month. By Tho.s. McLean, 26, Haymarket. n.d., c.1830s.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 260 x 395mm (10¼ x 15½").
McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures, No. 47. with numerous lithographic satires. 'A Day at Dublin Castle' consisting of four satirical scenes: 'The Morning Toilet', 'Noon Day Occupations,' Evening Fatigues,' and 'Midnight Visions'.
[Ref: 63165]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Modern Punch Maker.
The Modern Punch Maker. No. VII.
[after Isaac Cruikshank]
[n.d. c.1806]
Hand couloured etching, sheet 170 x 220mm (6¾ x 8¾"). Trimmed within plate and glued to backing sheet. Folds as issued.
A reduced version of the print made by Isaac Cruikshank and published by SW Fores. George III sits at a small oblong table making punch in a bowl decorated with a crown. Decanters containing heads stand on a side-table.. By the punch-bowl is a sugar-loaf with the head of Grenville, looking sideways at the bowl. A lemon with the profile of Tierney lies on the table. The King holds the ladle in his right hand, turning to the side-table to take up an orange with the features of Fox. He says: "Tho the Ingredient taken seperatly, may not be pleasing to every Palate yet when mixed together may go down with a tolerable relish." The three labelled decanters in the front row contain the heads of Sheridan 'Brandy', of Ellenborough in a judge's wig 'Water', and of Windham 'Rum'. Behind the orange is a bottle of 'Arrack' containing possibly the head of Fitzwilliam. On the left stands Erskine in Chancellor's wig and gown, holding the Purse of the Great Seal. He sips a glass of the punch, saying, "I dont think it is strong enough, this Arrack is very enticing stuff, I like the taste of the Orange, it makes the Punch pleasing, better without the lemmon there I think John Bull will like it now."
See BM Satires 10532.
[Ref: 62892]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Paganini.
Paganini.
[n.d., c.1835.]
Scarce lithograph. Sheet 360 x 295mm (14¼ x 11¾"). "in London'' added to the title in old ink mss.
The violionist Niccolò Paganini and a friend stand on a street corner, looking admiringly at a young woman using a boot scraper to clean her shoes before entering a building. The door plaque reads 'Mrs Tickle Dressmaker'. A copy of a satire published by McLean in 1834, 'The Rival Scraper'; as this version has a different title it loses the joke.
[Ref: 63034]   £380.00  
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The Pig-Faced Lady.
The Pig-Faced Lady.
[The Illustrated Police News.]
[n.d., c.1860.]
Wood engraving. 205 x 160mm (8 x 6¼").
A portrait of an elegant lady, with a pig's head. In the late 1814 and early 1815, a rumour swept London that a pig-faced woman was living in Marylebone, in early 1815 the first of many portraits of the Pig-faced Lady of Manchester Square was published.
[Ref: 63194]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Billy a Cock-Horse or the Modern Colossus amusing himself.
Billy a Cock-Horse or the Modern Colossus amusing himself.
[Isaac Cruikshank]
Pub Mar. 8. 1797. by S. W. Fores No 50, Piccadilly, corner of Sackville S.t. [n.d. c.1797]
Hand coloured etching, 18th century watermark, sheet 305 x 235mm (12¼ x 9¼"). Trimmed within plate on right. Small margins on 3 sides.
Satire on the British Bank Restriction Act 1797. Pitt bestrides a saddle on top of the Speaker's chair, he wears top-boots in place of shoes, and looks down at the Opposition instead of at his own supporters. Instead of bulging coat-pockets, saddlebags are strapped to a belt round his waist; one (left) is 'Resources for Prosecuting the War'; from it hang strips of paper: '20s British Assignats 40s D.o 10s D.o 5s D.o 2.6. D.o'. Rolled documents also project from it: 'St Georges Volunteers', 'Yeomanry Fencibles', 'Supplementary Cavalry', 'Supplementary Militia.' On the other bag, 'Remains of the Gold & Silver Coin', Pitt arrogantly rests his left hand. With the spur on his left top-boot he gashes Fox, so that a stream of blood pours from his side; he and the other leaders of the Opposition are terrified, Sheridan and Erskine amoung them. Pitt's right boot is not spurred; beside and behind it are the ranks of the Ministerialists, kneeling in alarmed and bewildered supplication. Dundas in Highland dress stands with his hands on his hips with Wilberforce next him. The Speaker looks straight before him, holding up both hands; the clerks write, each turning towards the group of members next him.
BM Satires 8994.
[Ref: 62899]   £360.00  
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The Politician.
The Politician.
Printed and Published by W. Davison Alnwick [n.d., c.1815].
Etching, sheet 170 x 240mm (6¾ x 9½"). Small tears repaired with acid free tape. Creasing top left corner, outside image.
A politician sits at his desk, reading by candlelight; wall maps of France, Spain and Germany, and North and South America hang from the walls. Etching published by William Davison, publisher of popular prints and satires, and pharmacist, usually referred to as Davison of Alnwick after the Northumberland town where he lived. In the period between 1812 and 1817, Davison produced a number of caricatures often based on better known prints.
[Ref: 62865]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Pretty Waterwoman, Or Admiral Purblind just run a ground by Paggy Pullaway.
The Pretty Waterwoman, Or Admiral Purblind just run a ground by Paggy Pullaway.
From the Original Picture by John Collet, in the possession of Carington Bowles.
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print warehouse, No.69 in S.t Pauls Church Yard, London, Publish'd as the Act directs, 12 April 1780.
Very fine mezzotint, plate 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), with large margins.
A gaily dressed young woman wearing a feathered hat tilted forward on her high-dressed hair and a low-cut bodice sculls a naval officer who sits in the stern. The admiral is in naval uniform with a pigtail queue and holds his cane in the water and looking through a single eye-glass at a swan accompanied by a cygnet. A King Charles dog puts its paws on the edge of the boat and looks at the swan.Oon the stern of the boat is a design of a cupid riding on a dolphin. The water winds among lawns, trees, and bushes. In the middle distance two ladies are fishing; one holds a rod over the water, the other, seated beside her, holds up a fish.
[Ref: 63090]   £680.00  
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The Triumph of Quassia.
The Triumph of Quassia.
[after James Gillray]
[n.d. c.1806]
Hand couloured etching, sheet 170 x 220mm (6¾ x 8¾"). Trimmed within plate and glued to backing sheet. Folds as issued.
A reduced version of the print made by James Gillray and published by Hannah Humphrey. A satire on the new tax on private brewers which was unpopular because it gave a monopoly to the larger public brewers, who were suspected of substituting hops for the cheap bark of quassia, a bitter-tasting tropical plant. In a parody of a Bacchic procession, the brewers carry a barrel on which rides a Bacchus-like black figure. In one hand he holds a scroll that reads "Kill-Devil forever" and in the other a tankard of beer, from which ailments radiate 'apoplexy, palsy, consumption, debility, colic, stupor, dropsy, scurvy, dysentery, haemorrhoid, hydrophobie, idiotism.' The depiction of Bacchus, the classical god of winemaking, fertility and religious ecstasy, as a black figure is based on pseudoscientific notions of the physical and moral inferiority of black Africans. In England at the time, it was widely believed that black people were subject to unbridled sensuality and impulses, and this belief was used to justify their slavery. The group is preceded on horseback by the three leading ministers of the time, pockets full of gold, who formed a coalition known as the Ministry of Talent. From left to right they are: Lord Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, Chancellor of the Exchequer; Lord William Wyndham Grenville, Prime Minister; and Charles Fox, then Foreign Secretary.
See BM Satires 10574.
[Ref: 62891]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Massa, Pray give something to Poor Mungo!
Massa, Pray give something to Poor Mungo!
William Spooner, London [n.d., c.1840].
Lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 290 x 220mm (11½ x 8¾"). Faint spotting.
A negro begging on a rural lane. His right leg is wooden, suggesting he is a naval veteran.
[Ref: 63028]   £350.00  
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The Extinguisher, or putting out the Great Law Luminary.
The Extinguisher, or putting out the Great Law Luminary.
T. J Fec.t
London. Pub. 1829 by S.W Fores. 41. Picadilly.
Fine hand coloured etching, sheet 340 x 245mm (13½ x 9½"). Trimmed within plate.
Satire on the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829, Lord Chancellor John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon was notoriously anti-catholic. Eldon's head rests on a candle-end which is in an elaborate candle-stick of gold plate, standing on the ground. Wellington, in uniform, reaches up to cover it with a huge extinguisher inscribed 'Catholic Bill Majority 168'; he says: 'Thus I obscure you, ne'er to shine again.' Eldon looks to the left, registering intensive melancholy; rays from his head, obstructed on the left by the extinguisher, strike against the profile of George IV, whose head, shoulder, and paunch project from the right margin, leaning towards the candle says 'Poor Old Bags!'
BM SAtires 15718.
[Ref: 62900]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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A Sharp Between Two Flats.
A Sharp Between Two Flats.
[after Robert Dighton]
Printed for & Sold by Bowles & Carver N.o 69 St. Paul's Church Yard London. [n.d. c.1793]
Mezzotint, sheet 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Trimmed within plate at bottom. Abrasion losing 'N.o 69'.
A grinning lawyer about to eat an oyster stands between two discomfited litigants, offering each of them one half of the shell. Earlier states of the print before the partnership of Henry Carington Bowles II and Samuel Carver have a secondary title 'A pearly shell for him and thee - the oyster is the lawyer's fee.'
BM Satires 3762.
[Ref: 62893]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[The State of the Nation]
[The State of the Nation]
AParis chez Jean Rue S.t Jean de Beauvais N.10 [n.d., c.1800.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 240 x 355mm (9½ x 14"). Trimmed within plate, some staining in corners.
Ten panels in two rows, with five men above five women, all fully dressed but sitting on wooden toilets, distracting themselves with different thoughts, each with a two-line verse with toilet humour. For example, top left a man in French military uniform reads about their defeats in an English newspaper. According to Vinck, this caricature is directed against English people who are indisposed in the reason of the lost war of America.
BM Satires 5479.
[Ref: 63127]   £520.00  
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