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Wants a Situation.
Wants a Situation. A Respectable Middle Aged Man wants a Place in some Law Office the Exchequer would be Prefer'd_ He can speak French & has no objection to make himself generally Useful...
Published by G.S. Tregear, 96 Cheapside. [n.d., c.1830.]
Lithograph. Sheet: 355 x 260mm (14 x 10¼''). Trimmed.
A satirical print showing a man looking at want ads on a board.
[Ref: 50467]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fight in a Bookshop.]
[Fight in a Bookshop.]
[n.d., c.1800.]
Etching. Sheet: 120 x 175mm (4¾ x 7''). Trimmed. Folds very neatly repaired.
A scene in a bookshop showing two men fighting with canes, books, wigs and hats littered at their feet.
[Ref: 50293]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Boswell and the Ghost of Samuel Johnson.]
[Boswell and the Ghost of Samuel Johnson.] Thou art a Retailer of Phrases; [/] And dost deal in Remnants of Remnants. [/] Like a Maker of Pincushions. Congreve's Way of the World, Act IV, Scene 9.
Publsihed June 1: 1803, by C. Bestland, West End Hampstead.
Stipple. Sheet: 275 x 200mm (10¾ x 8''). Trimmed within plate.
A comical scene showing the ghost of Samuel Johnson appearing to his biographer James Boswell (1740-1795). Boswell sits at a table littered in fragments of paper.
[Ref: 50403]   £240.00  
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Duncombe's Miniature Caricature Magazine. No.3.
Duncombe's Miniature Caricature Magazine. No.3. A Case of Conscience; or the Manager and Glassblowers.
T. Jones fec.t.
London Published by Duncombe, Book & Music Seller, 19, Little Queen Str.t. Holborn.
Fine hand-coloured etching. Plate: 130 x 165mm (5 x 6½''), with very large margins.
A satirical print showing a group of glassblowers at a protest, all wear sashes and carry glass baubles on poles.
[Ref: 50630]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. & Mrs. Caudle.
Mr. & Mrs. Caudle. ''What Mr. Caudle? You'll have a separate room? You'll not be tormented in this manner? No you won't Sir_not while I'm alive'' Vide Punch.
[n.d., c.1845.]
Engraving. Sheet: 115 x 150mm (4½ x 6''). Marking.
Mrs Caudle was the most famous creation of the playwright and journalist Douglas William Jerrold (1803-1857). 'Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures were serialized in 'Punch' in 1845, and Thackeray wrote that ‘Almost all the events and perplexities of Cockney domestic economy pass before her’, wrote Thackeray of the character, ‘and … a student in the twentieth century may get out of her lectures as accurate pictures of London life as we can get out of the pictures of Hogarth’ (W. M. Thackeray, Contributions to the ‘Morning Chronicle’, ed. G. N. Ray, 1955, 94).
[Ref: 50404]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The trial of Mr. Cumberland for spreading the Distemper among the horned Cattle at St. Albans & other Parts
The trial of Mr. Cumberland for spreading the Distemper among the horned Cattle at St. Albans & other Parts
Engrav'd for the Oxford Magazine.
[n.d., c.1770.]
Engraving. Plate: 110 x 170mm (4¼ x 6¾''), with large margins. Trimmed.
An satirical print representing the Court of King's Bench during the trial of the Duke of Cumberland for criminal conversation with Lady Grosvenor, see "The Trial of Henry Frederick, Duke of Cumberland. The majority have animal heads.
BM Satire 4401.
[Ref: 50375]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Doctor Syntax with the Bookseller.
Doctor Syntax with the Bookseller.
Drawn & Etch'd by Rowlandson.
London Pub. Aug.t 16. 1813 at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts 101 Strand.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Sheet: 145 x 230mm (5¾ x 9'').
A comic scene showing Dr Syntax in a bookshop, behind him a man knocks several books from a shelf onto the head of another and in the room beyond a woman naps while holding a glass of wine, from Rowlandson's 'The Tour of Doctor Syntax'.
BM Satire 11686.
[Ref: 50415]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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The Duke of B_d's Reception at Exeter.
The Duke of B_d's Reception at Exeter.
Murgo-resky Fuergrock inv. delin sc.
[1769.]
Engraving. Plate: 120 x 180mm (4¾ x 7''). Damage along lower edge.
A satirical scene showing the Duke of Bedford passing the doors of Exeter Cathedral followed by a shouting mob of inhabitants of the city. Some of crowd seem to be holding cricket bats.
BM Satire 4302.
[Ref: 50374]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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A Fancy Sketch Shewing a select speciment of the Cross-Palpable.
A Fancy Sketch Shewing a select speciment of the Cross-Palpable.
H.B. [John Doyle.]
Published by Thos. McLean 26 Haymarket August 11th 1834.
Lithograph. Sheet: 285 x 410mm (11¼ x 16''). Staining on left.
A political satire showing political opponents Daniel O'Connell and Lord Althorp engaged in a boxing match, other politicians watch and cheer on the fight while John Bull holds the watch. A commentary on O'Connell and Lord Althorp's positions on the Irish Tithe Bill.
[Ref: 50111]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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A Bit of Flattery.
A Bit of Flattery.
Williams fecit.
Pub.d Septem.r 1811 by Tho.s Tegg 111 Cheapside London.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheets: 235 x 335mm (9¼ x 13¼''). Trimmed, damage in plate.
A satirical print which shows a flatterer complimenting a large woman on a portrait of her as Hebe.
[Ref: 50561]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Monstrous good dinner.
Monstrous good dinner.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Rare hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 105 x 170mm (4 x 6¾''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A comic scene showing three monsters sitting in a cave and picking at the bones of a carcase on the ground.
[Ref: 50282]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Frontispiece and its Explanation.
Frontispiece and its Explanation. The Basso Releivo, on the Pedestal, Represents the general Design, of Mr. Butler, in his Incomparable Poem, of Hudibras...
W. Hogarth Inven. & sculp.
Printed & sold by P. Overton near St. Dunstans Church in Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1726.]
Engraving. Plate: 265 x 350mm (10½ x 13¾''). Trimmed to plate, slight loss at edge on left.
The frontispiece to Samuel Butler's poem 'Hudibras' which satirised roundheads, puritans and presbyterians.
BM Satire 504.
[Ref: 50382]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Excise and Tax.]
[Excise and Tax.]
J. Collier inv.t.
Publish'd as the Act directs June 1773.
Etching. Plate: 130 x 205mm (5 x 8''), with very large margins. Creasing and foxing.
A scene showing three figures, on the left a seated figure places a heavy weight labelled 'excise' on the back of an old man with crutches while handing a letter to a third man with a cane. From 'Human Passions Delineated' by Tim Bobbin, psuedonym for John Collier.
BM Satire Undescribed.
[Ref: 50271]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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''Do You Take In Irons Sir?'' - ''We Take In Flats''.
''Do You Take In Irons Sir?'' - ''We Take In Flats''.
Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 140 x 165mm (5½ x 6½''). Trimmed.
A scene in a shop in which an old woman asks a shopkeeper about irons while a smiling man watches the scene amused.
[Ref: 50560]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Seige of Warwick-Castle; or The Battle between the Fellows & Licenciates.
The Seige of Warwick-Castle; or The Battle between the Fellows & Licenciates.
[Oxford Magazine. 1768.]
Engraving. Plate: 110 x 190mm (4¼ x 7½''). Small margins on 3 sides.
A satirical print showing a battle between Fellows of the College of Physicians and Scots led by the Earl of Bute. The argument is based on the idea of the healing power of the king, Stuart supporters arguing that the ability ended with the Stuart kings and thus the Hannovarians would not possess the ability.
BM Satire 4173.
[Ref: 50373]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Love.
Love.
Pub. June 4. 1810, by Edw.d Orme, London.
Hand-coloured engraving. 'J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1825'. Plate: 160 x 215mm (6¼ x 8½'').
A scene showing an old man, with tears in his eyes standing before a young pretty woman, behind the old man is a smiling black man.
[Ref: 50631]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Fetching the Midwife.
Fetching the Midwife. Who snuffs the road home, and with gallop tremendous, Shakes the Country around...says the Dame, ''Lord defend us!
Published May 1821, by Tho.s Mc.Lean, Hay Market.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Plate: 170 x 230mm (6¾ x 9''). Marking. Small margins.
A comic scene showing a farmer riding a horse and carrying a stout midwife smoking a pipe. The moon has a smiling face.
[Ref: 50294]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Two scraps from the title page of 'Mirth versus Misery: The Pleasures of Human Life... The Miseries of Human Life' by Hilaris Benevolus.]
[Two scraps from the title page of 'Mirth versus Misery: The Pleasures of Human Life... The Miseries of Human Life' by Hilaris Benevolus.]
Drawn by W. Satchwell. Engraved by W. Bond.
[London: Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, Paternoster Row, February 1807]
Two scraps, stipples with hand colour. Largest 75 x 75mm (3 x 3"). Laid on album paper with a third image.
Two faces, originally vignettes on the title page of a book by John Britton. The first is a laughing man with uneven teeth, the second a sour face attached to bat wings. The third is unrelated scrap showing Cupid firing an arrow at doves.
See BM 1977,U.957 for the complete sheet.
[Ref: 50082]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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The Operation.
The Operation. The Blood & Vitals from her Wounds he drew, And Fed the Hounds that help'd him to pursue. Dryden.
[1773]
Engraving. Plate: 190 x 125mm (7½ x 5''). Small margins on 3 sides.
Britannia sinks to the ground, with blood gushing from wounds in her chest and collected into a bowl. A minister stands over her with a dagger poised to strike again. Satire on British politics published in the 'Oxford Magazine', altering a plate first issued in 1768 to reflect more recent events. On the right in the background, a generic lawyer (originally Lord Mansfield) hands a bowl to the earl of Bute (originally Pitt the Elder). In the foreground, sitting on the steps and drinking greedily, is Lord Talbot.
BM Satires 5127
[Ref: 50376]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Going Out to Dinner, or Rather Late than Otherwise.
Going Out to Dinner, or Rather Late than Otherwise.
Ego Del.t.
London, Published by Tho.s McLean, 26, Haymarket, 1827.
Hand-coloured aquatint; watermark J. Whatman, Turkey Mill. Sheet: 255 x 200mm (10 x 8''). Trimmed, staining.
A comical print showing a dandy walking along a pavement wearing a tailored suit with a high collar and carrying a cloak.
[Ref: 50632]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Major Lord Henry Arthur George Somerset.]''Podge''.
[Major Lord Henry Arthur George Somerset.]''Podge''. Vanity Fair. Nov.r 19 1887.
Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, Lith.
Chromolithograph. Sheet: 400 x 255mm (15¾ x 10''), with large margins. Vertical creasing.
A caricature portrait of Major Lord Henry Arthur George Somerset (1851-1926), head of the stable of the future King Edward VII and a major in the Royal Horse Guards. He was caught up in the Cleveland St. Scandal in which a homo-sexual brothel was discovered by the police and Somerset was found to be a patron, he was able to flee abroad before he was prosecuted.
[Ref: 50406]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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A Nation & her M-n-t-r's.
A Nation & her M-n-t-r's. Wilson sout délivrer une Noble victime Burdett, Hobhouse, Holland, sauvez Napoléon, Arrachez-le aux tourmens de l'exécrable Hudson, Vengez l'honneur Anglais flétri par un grand Crime Et sauvez Albion sur le Bord de l'Abême!!!
Pub.d by Milleville Hampstead. [n.d., c.1820.]
Rare engraving. Sheet: 125 x 180mm (5 x 7''). Laid on album sheet.
A satirical, allegorical print supporting the liberation of Napoleon from his island prison of St Helena. Britannia stands gazing towards a large rock which represents St. Helena, Wellington and other ministers stand on the island with the figure of Liberty. On the right a Caliban-like creature sits playing with a figure of Napoleon and on the left two angels carry the portrait of Queen Caroline. The print also refers to Sir Robert Wilson's rescue of Napoleonic general and politician who escaped execution and travelled to Great Britian following the Bourbon restoration. Central figures hold banners "Magna Ch? Liberty of Napoleon reform"
BM Satire 14050.
[Ref: 50507]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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We're All in the Suds.
We're All in the Suds.
[after Robert Dighton]
Printed for & Sold by Bowles & Carver. No. 69 St Pauls Church Yard, London. [Publish'd as the Act directs 4 June 1800]
Mezzotint. Sheet: 145 x 110mm (5¾ x 4¼''). Trimmed inside platemark, laid on album sheet.
Man holding his shaving dish in his left hand and the 'Gazette Extraordinary' in his right. One of many 'droll' mezzotints in roundels made from the designs of Robert Dighton (1751-1814) who, after the death of John Collet in 1780, became the foremost designer of such images.
[Ref: 50399]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Rural Sports.
Rural Sports. Plate 20.
Drawn & Etch'd by Rowlandson.
London Pub. Aug.t 16 1813, at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts 101 Strand.
Fine hand-coloured aquatint. Sheet: 140 x 235mm (5½ x 9¼'').
A satirical print showing a group of men and women dancing before a cottage, another group sit on benches, on the right Dr Syntax plays a fiddle. From 'The Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of the Picturesque, this was a collaboration between William Combe, Thomas Rowlandson, and Ackermann and was the first of three "tours".
[Ref: 50463]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Tree of Corruption.
The Tree of Corruption. Duke of Gloucester, Duk of Cumberland, Duke of Wellington, Marquis of Londonderry, Marquis of Chandos, L.d Wharncliffe, L.d Eldon, Sir Rob.t Peel, Sir Cha.s Wetherell.
H.H. [Henry Heath] No 8. Printed by W. Clerk 41 Dean Street Soho.
Published by S.W. Fores, 41 Piccadilly Nov.r 1831.
Lithograph. Printed area 380 x 250mm, 15 x 9¾"). Trimmed to border.
Satire of the impending Refom Act of 1832, with a man wielding a machette labeled 'Reform Bill' against a tree riddled with fungi and infested with frogs and snakes. In the branches are hidden the profiles of the members of the government listed in the title.
[Ref: 50141]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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