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The Absent Man.
The Absent Man.
Publish'd 10th Jan.y 1792 by Rob.t Sayer & Co. No.53 Fleet Street, London.
Coloured etching. 200 x 245mm (8 x 10"). Small tear just entering plate at top, staining in margin.
A man, lost in thought, walks blindly into a shallow pond. A paper titled 'The Rights on Man' in his pocket marks him as a political philospher.
BM Satires 8212
[Ref: 51703]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Rough Drawings in Artillery
Rough Drawings in Artillery
by S.G. Dore
[n.d., c.1860.]
Watercolour. Sheet 205 x 150mm (8 x 6").
A gunner sits astride a hybrid cannon/bicycle, pedaling as he takes aim through a sight and reaches back to fire the cannon with a taper.
[Ref: 51748]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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At a Tragedy.
At a Tragedy.
425 Dighton del.
London: Printed for Bowles & Carver, No.69 St. Pauls Church Yard. [n.d., c.1797.]
Mezzotint. 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"). Paper toned. Small margins.
Weeping men at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, watching 'Isabella or the Fatal Marriage'.
BM Satire 9098. Ex. Collection the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 51691]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Bankers Stopping Payment.
Bankers Stopping Payment.
[by Charles Williams.]
[Pub.d June 5 1805 by S W Fores N° 50 Piccadilly.]
Etching. Sheet 240 x 345mm (9½ x 13½"). Trimmed to image and around title, losing publication line.
A countryman sits facing a bank-counter inscribed 'Small Stock & C°', behind which three elderly men stand examining a cheque: 'Small Stock & C° please pay to my charge £50.0.0. S. Simple.' One says: "I am sorry to inform you we have just stopp'd Payment!!" Simple, who clutches a heavy stick, answers with alarmed surprise: "Pray doant stand upon Compliments with I - I have had a long walk, and will sit here till you begin again". A satire on the many small country banks issuing their own notes, often unbacked.
[Ref: 51592]   £220.00  
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Imitations at Drury-Lane Theatre.
Imitations at Drury-Lane Theatre. A great many years ago, when Dr Hugh Blair & I were sitting together in the Pit of Drury Lane Play-house ... I entertained the audience Prodigiously, by imitating the lowing of a Cow...
[Engraved by Thomas Rowlanson after Samuel Collings.]
Publish'd 20 June 1786 by E.Jackson No 14 Marylebone Street Golden Square. [but later.]
Etching on wove paper. 250 x 280mm (9¾ x 11").
A satire of a passage in James Boswell's journals, published in the series 'Picturesque Beauties of Boswell', containing twenty plates.
BM Satires 7050.
[Ref: 51759]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Tea.
Tea. My wife had Tea ready for him which it is well known he delighted to drink at all hours, particularly when sitting up late...
[Engraved by Thomas Rowlanson after Samuel Collings.]
Publish'd May 15th 1786 by E.Jackson No 14 Marylebone Street Golden Square. [but later.]
Etching on wove paper. 250 x 280mm (9¾ x 11").
James Boswell and his wife Margaret hosting Samuel Johnson after midnight, a servant behind yawning. A satire of a passage in James Boswell's journals, published in the series 'Picturesque Beauties of Boswell', containing twenty plates.
BM Satires 7035.
[Ref: 51760]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)

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Scene at the Horse Guards. You Pretend to Stop the Harry-Stocracy of the Land.
Scene at the Horse Guards. You Pretend to Stop the Harry-Stocracy of the Land.
W. Heath.
Pub March 22 1832 by T: McLean 26 Haymarket.
Coloured etching. Sheet 240 x 350mm (9½ x 13¾"), Trimmed to printed border. Slight creasing.
Henry Brougham, in wig and gown, holding the mace across his shoulder, looks back at a Horse Guards officer, holding out two fingers.
BM Satire 16616.
[Ref: 51713]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Celebrated Vaux Hall Performer on the Tight Rope.
The Celebrated Vaux Hall Performer on the Tight Rope. Sketches No 341.
HB. [John Doyle.] [Ducôté & Stephen's Lithography, 70, St. Martins Lane'.]
[Published by Thos. Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket Sep.r 16th. 1834.]
Lithograph. Sheet 280 x 380mm (11 x 15"). Trimmed to printed border, title cut and pasted in lower image, laid on album paper.
A satire of Lord Chancellor Henry Brougham as a tightrope walker with a poll with weights marked 'Toryism' and 'Whiggism' on either end. The orchestra, reading from newspapers including The Times, Spectator and Examiner, glare up at him. In 1834, the last year of his chancellorship, Brougham was becoming increasingly unpopular due to his perceived arrogance.
[Ref: 51641]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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John Bull playing a Rubber.
John Bull playing a Rubber. The Chronologist. No. 4.
London Sold by J.L. Marks [n.d., 1832.]
Rare etching. Sheet 155 x 195mm (6 x 7¾"). Trimmed within plate, laid on thick paper.
John Bull playing skittles, using a 'Reform Ball' to knock over the pins with the faces of Tory politicians. William IV watches in anxious dismay, saying 'I'll bet a Crown Jonney you don't knock 'em down in two throws'. Already down are Wellington, Cumberland, Londonderry, Peel and others; still standing are Wetherell and Eldon.
BM Satires 17079.
[Ref: 51735]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Catholic Emancipation] The Fffects of the New Administration -or- Civil and Religious Liberties in Danger!!!
[Catholic Emancipation] The Fffects of the New Administration -or- Civil and Religious Liberties in Danger!!!
Robert Cruikshank, inv.t et fecit 5 Lowndes Terrace Knightsbridge.
Pubd May 1827 by Hunt Corner of York Street Covent Garden London.
Coloured etching. J. Whatman watermark; Sheet 270 x 370mm (10¾ x 14½"). Trimmed to printed border.
A tug of war with John Bull and an Anglican bishop against the Pope (who has a cloven hoof), Canning and a demon. George IV threatens the Pope with a baton. Wellington and others who had resigned over the issue watch from a cloud.
BM Satires 15398
[Ref: 51695]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Legitimacy in Commotion or All Wrong with Divine Right.
Legitimacy in Commotion or All Wrong with Divine Right.
H.B. [John Doyle.]
Published by T. McLean, 28, Haymarket, 28 Aug 1830.
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 275 x 375mm (10¾ x 14¾"). Trimmed to printed border, laid on album paper, at corners, tears glued down.
A satire on the July Revolution of 1830, which forced Charles X (1757-1836) to abdicate. He and the duc d'Angoulême stand in the foreground, the former king saying 'Let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the fate of kings'. To the left the Dey of Algiers wanders off, having been deposed by French action earlier in the year. Behind, a long fishing rod from the 'Times office' snags the crown off the king's head. John Doyle (1797-1868), worked under the pseudonym 'HB' from 1827, usually issuing one satire a month during parliamentary seasons. Doyle preserved his anonymity as 'H.B.' until 1843, when he revealed himself to Sir Robert Peel in a letter justifying his motives and principles as a cartoonist.
BM Satire 16237.
[Ref: 51585]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Peeling a Charley.
Peeling a Charley.
William Heath.
Pub Sep 29th 1829 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket - Sole Publisher of W Heaths etchings.
Fine hand-coloured etching. Sheet 240 x 355mm (9½ x 14"). Trimmed to printed border.
Robert Peel pulls the overcoat off a nightwatchman to throw onto a burning watch box, as the watchman begs for mercy. Another watchman hangs from a tree, still holding his lamp and rattle. An arm also holding a rattle sticks up out of a lake. A satire on the replacement of the district watch system with Peel's new police force, and the phasing out of the watch boxes which the watchmen often lived in. By William Heath (1794/5 - 1840), ex-Captain of Dragoons. From 1827-9 he used the pseudonym Paul Pry (from the name of a character in a comedy of 1825 by John Poole; however the monogram was soon copied by other caricaturists (eg Sharpshooter), so Heath reverted to using his own name.
BM Satires: 15862.
[Ref: 51588]   £260.00  
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A Special Constable.
A Special Constable. ''It's of no use ma'am _ large bodies are not allowed to walk about, _ so you must disperce yourself.'' Fly Leaves No 2.
[John Leech.]
London. _Published at the Punch Office [1848].
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 260 x 190mm (10¼ x 7½) Glue stains in the corners of margins.
A truncheon-carrying special constable confronts a large woman. A satire on special constables being used to disperse crowds in the aftermath of the Chartist 'Monster Rally' held in Kennington Park on April 10th 1848.
[Ref: 51639]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Coalition Ministry] Razor's Levée. or ye Heads of a new Wig Ad____n on a broad Bottom.
[Coalition Ministry] Razor's Levée. or ye Heads of a new Wig Ad____n on a broad Bottom.
J.S. [James Sayers] f.
Published 21st April 1783 by Thomas Cornell Bruton Street.
Etching, 18th century watermark. 280 x 410mm (11 x 16"), with very large margins. Tears in margins. Slight central crease.
The interior of a barber's shop, with a line of wig-blocks on tall slender posts, the heads of which are those of members of the new Coalition Ministry. At the head of the line is a double stand with the heads of North and Fox, an uneasy alliance mirrored by the portraits of Charles II and Oliver Cromwell, hugh together so they apparently embrace. Seated to the right, holding a tankard bearing his name, is Samuel House, publican and politician; a great supporter of Fox, House was dismayed by the formation of the Coalition Ministry. According to George: 'Walpole calls this the best of the deluge of satiric prints against the Coalition. "It is better composed than ordinary and has several circumstances well imagined", 'Letters', xii.436, 25 April 1783'.
BM 6217.
[Ref: 51643]   £360.00  
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A Conservative Angel.
A Conservative Angel.
CJG [Charles Jameson Grant.]
Published by the Society of Surppression of Conservative Vice & Sold by E. Birchinall Churchgate St. Bury St Ed.ds Suffolk England Great Britain Europe 1837.
Rare lithograph. Sheet: 500 x 320mm (19¾ x 12½"). Tears, some repaired.
Satire against Conservative policies - the 'Conservative Angel' top centre brings 'all Ale to Spirits', dispensing beer from a tankard marked 'vote for Lush'. A 'Nunn at Devotions' prays for the defeat of radicals and two figures on a wheel are 'just caught in the Conservative rat trap'. Other figures include Jim Crow, two fish (brother Gudgeon and friend Haddock) jumping for bait, and 'Don Diego de Carle-os Lie-ing in State'.
[Ref: 51770]   £260.00  
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Conviva Satur.
Conviva Satur.
[after Matthew Darly.]
pub. Aug.t 1 1777 by MDarly 39 Strand.
Coloured etching. Sheet 175 x 125mm (7 x 5"). Trimmed within plate, surface scrape on face of subject.
A bewigged man sleeps off his lunch.
[Ref: 51734]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Sports of a Country Fair. Part the Third.
Sports of a Country Fair. Part the Third. Teggs Caricatures No 41.
[Thomas Rowlandson.]
Pub.d October 5th 1810 by Thos Tegg No 111 Cheapside.
Coloured etching. 250 x 355mm (9¾ x 14"). Tear reaching image lower left, creasing.
Chaos in the interior of a large theatrical tent as a tiger bursts through the flimsy canvas wall. From a set of four plates of similar disasters.
BM Satires 11631
[Ref: 51688]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Thomas Rowlandson's 'Cries of London'.]
[Thomas Rowlandson's 'Cries of London'.] Cries of London No. 1. Buy a Trap, a Rat Trap, buy my Trap. [&] No. 2. Buy my Goose, my fat Goose. [&] No. 3. Last dying Speech & Confession [&] No. 4. Do you want any brick-dust. [&] No. 5. Water Cresses, come buy my Water Cresses. [&] No. 6. All a growing, heres Flowers for your Gardens. [&] No. 7. Old Cloaths any Old Cloaths. [&] No. 8. Hot cross Bunns, two a penny Bunns.
Rowlandson Delin. Merke sculp.
London. Pub: Jan. 1st [- May 4th] 1799, at Ackermann's 101 Strand.
Set of eight aquatints with hand colour, large margins. Each c.350 x 290mm (13¾ x 11½"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame. Time stained.
A full set of Rowlandson's burlesque of Francis Wheatley's famous 'Cries' (1793-7), with the street traders both uptown and in less salubrious areas of London.
BM Satire 9475-9480
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Cross Readings.
Cross Readings.
E.S. Hall. Bellamy lith, 26 G.t. S.t Helens.
[n.d., c.1840's.]
Rare coloured lithograph. Sheet 225 x 340mm (9 x 13½"). Trimmed to printed border, laid on album paper at corners.
A fence covered with overlapping bills, positioned for humorous effect. An example reads 'The Royal Nassau Balloon will again ascend from Vauxhall, taking up... Four Acres Arable Land A Farm House 2 Hackney Coaches... A four Post Bed...". Another starts "Lunardi who journey'd in a Balloon to the Moon..."
[Ref: 51582]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Six vignette satires on one sheet.]
[Six vignette satires on one sheet.]
Drawn Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
May 20th 1828.
Etching. J. Whatman 1827 watermark; Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14½").
Nine random satires, including 'Johnny Cockaigne showing Cousin Tummas a "Lions" den', a view of William Crockford's 'St James's Club', St James's Street. Plate 4 from the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
BM Satires 15620.
[Ref: 51598]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Seven vignette satires on one sheet.]
[Seven vignette satires on one sheet.]
Drawn Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
May 20th 1828.
Etching. Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14½").
Seven random satires, including: 'A Jolly Companion', a bust profile of a man constructed from a punch bowl, decanter, two glasses, lemon, lemon-squeezer and corkscrew; and 'Tooth Powder' showing a sufferer from tooth-ache extracting a tooth by firing a pistol, the bullet attached by a string to the tooth. Plate 1 from the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
BM Satires 15619.
[Ref: 51599]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Six vignette satires on education on one sheet.]
[Six vignette satires on education on one sheet.]
Drawn Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
May 20th 1828.
Etching. Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14½"). Some spotting.
Six educational satires including: 'The Pursuit of Letters' in which large-headed infants in baby walkers rush after large letters on spidery legs; and 'The Tutor's Assistant', a birch-rod. From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
BM Satires 15622.
[Ref: 51602]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Five vignette satires on one sheet.]
[Five vignette satires on one sheet.]
Drawn Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
Nov.r 1 1829.
Etching. Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14½"). Some spotting.
Five including: 'Church & State'', in which a bishop and a layman take wine together at a dinner-table under a gas chandelier, while three bloated footmen attend.
BM Satires 15980.
[Ref: 51603]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Seven vignette satires of wooden legs on one sheet.]
[Seven vignette satires of wooden legs on one sheet.]
Drawn Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
May 20th 1828.
Etching. Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14½"). Spotting.
Seven satires on wooden legs, including: 'A Gentlemans rest broken in consequence of going to bed with his leg on ', in which a chambermaid mistakes a sailor's leg for the handle of the warming pan; and 'Living on Wooden Legs, with four stilt walkers. From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
BM Satires 15617.
[Ref: 51600]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Five vignette legal scenes on one sheet.]
[Five vignette legal scenes on one sheet.] "Pleading at the Bar." or - Popular Education - a Farce. Performed every Sessions.
Drawn Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
May 20th 1828.
Etching. Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14½"). Some spotting.
Four legal satires around a central realistic rendering of an Old Bailey trial, including: 'Chamber Practice', in which young lawyers carouse drunkenly; and 'Practising at the Bar', depicting a burglar using a crow-bar to jimmy open a shutter of a bar (pub) door. From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
BM Satires 15621.
[Ref: 51601]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Seven vignette satires of bonnets on one sheet.]
[Seven vignette satires of bonnets on one sheet.]
Drawn Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
May 20th 1829.
Etching. Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14½"). Spotting.
Seven satires on ladies' hats, including: 'Bonnet Building', featuring four milliners, two on tall step-ladders, trimming a hat far larger than themselves with giant bows of ribbon; and 'Section of the Bonnet Carriage', depicting a carriage shaped accomodate her hat and her bustle. From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
BM Satires 15617.
[Ref: 51595]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Nine vignette satires on one sheet.]
[Nine vignette satires on one sheet.]
Drawn Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
Nov.r 1st 1829.
Etching. Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14½").
Nine random satires, including 'Lithography', a pun showing a beggar drawing on a pavement. Plate 6 from the series 'Scraps and Sketches'
BM Satires 15982.
[Ref: 51597]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Disappointed Dandies Or a vain attempt to get a peep at the fair Circassian.
Disappointed Dandies Or a vain attempt to get a peep at the fair Circassian.
Pub.d by Fores, 50 Piccadilly [n.d., 1819.]
Etching. 235 x 350mm (9¼ x 13¾"), large margins.
The 'Fair Circassian' was Delarom, an Armenian companion of the Persian ambassador. The dandies prevented from seeing her by a pair of eunuch guards are: Charles Stanhope, 4th Earl of Harrington; Francis Charles Seymour Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford; and Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort. With them is the Prince Regent, who offers the guards a 'Regent' (the new sovereign coin), saying 'I shall be able to marry her soon', a reference to his planned divorce.
BM Satire 13241.
[Ref: 51687]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Mon.r Le Medicin.
Mon.r Le Medicin.
[by Matthew Darly.]
Pub.d according to Act of Parll.t June 13th. 1771 by MDarly 39 Strand.
Etching 155 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼") very large margins. Crease in centre.
A French doctor, a huge umbrella under his arm and a syringe in his pocket, takes a pinch of snuff.
BM Satires 4670
[Ref: 51742]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Doctor Syntax Loses his Money at the Race-Ground at York.
Doctor Syntax Loses his Money at the Race-Ground at York.
Drawn & Etched by Rowlandson.
[London: Ackermann, c.1813.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. Sheet: 145 x 235mm (5¾ x 9¼''). Trimmed at bottom, losing publisher's inscription.
The cleric loses his hat and wig as he dances in frustration. From 'The Tour of Doctor Syntax', illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson.
BM Satires 11673.
[Ref: 51711]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Israelites passing through the Red Sea.
Israelites passing through the Red Sea.
Eng.d. Publish'd May 15. 1806. by C Knight Lambeth.
Coloured etching. Sheet 340 x 235mm (13¼ x 9¼"). Trimmed to printed border.
Alexander Trotter carrys a kilted Lord Melville on his shoulders, menaced by curling waves, in which is a large foaming tankard of 'Whitbread Entire' and fish with the heads of judges. Although Trotter declares he will be safe, the inference is that Melville is in serious trouble. A satire on the impeachment of Henry Dundas, Lord Melville, for irregular financial dealings as Treasurer of the navy, begun by Samuel Whitbread. Alexander Trotter (1750-1830) was Paymaster to the Navy in 1805, and so involved with the corruption, but was given immunity in return for testifying.
BM Satires 10565.
[Ref: 51765]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Seeing the Wild Beastresses.
Seeing the Wild Beastresses. Pray Mr Keeper, does Helephants heat A? - No Sir. They lives upon Cockneys.
Giles Grinagain [Samuel Howitt?] in et f.
Published Feb.y 12. 1802 by S. Howitt, Panton Street.
Rare coloured etching. 205 x 240mm (8 x 9½"). Thread margins, mounted in album paper.
A Londoner in oversized boots visiting an elephant in a zoo.
[Ref: 51766]   £220.00  
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[The Stage-Coach, or the Country Inn Yard.]
[The Stage-Coach, or the Country Inn Yard.]
Design'd, Engrav'd by W.m Hogarth.
Publish'd According to Act of Parliament. 1747. Price one Shilling.
Engraving. 220 x 310mm (8¾ x 12¼"). Creased, splits reinforced on reverse.
A scene outside the 'Old Angle In', as passangers board a coach. Behind are a crowd of election campaigners with a sign lettered 'No Old Baby' (an anti-Jacobite rallying cry).
BM Satires: 2882. Paulson 167, first state.
[Ref: 51724]   £260.00  
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Farmer Giles & his Wife shewing off their daughter Betty to their Neighbours, on her return from School.
Farmer Giles & his Wife shewing off their daughter Betty to their Neighbours, on her return from School.
Drawn by an Amateur _ Etch'd by J.s Gillray.
London, Publish'd January 1st 1809 by H. Humphrey, 27 St James's Street.
Etching, J. Whatman Turkey Mill watermark. Sheet 320 x 480mm (12½ x 19"). Trimmed within plate.
A rich farmer and wife stand looking down adoringly at Betty Giles as she plays 'Bluebell of Scotland on the piano', with another girl singing on the left. Four guests sitting at a table look less impressed. A small foot-boy comes in with a decanter and glasses on a salver and a cake-basket on his arm. A satire on social climbing.
BM Satires 11444.
[Ref: 51715]   £260.00  
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Father Paul in his Cups, or the Private Devotion of a Convent.
Father Paul in his Cups, or the Private Devotion of a Convent. In the Duenna.
[After Robert Dighton.]
Printed for Carington Bowles, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs [10 Nov. 1777].
Mezzotint. 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"). Date scratched out. Small margins.
A group of eight monks seated round a table in their monastery carousing with glasses of wine. On the floor are two books, ''The Roman Ritual'' and ''The Woman of Pleasure''.
BM Satire 3781. Ex. Collection the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 51690]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fox] The Sympathizing Politicians.
[Fox] The Sympathizing Politicians.
Pub.d by J. Barrow Jan.y 21, 1783. White Lion Stairs Surry Side Black Friars Bridge.
Etching, pt 18th century watermark. 195 x 190mm (7¾ x 7½") very large margins.
Charles Fox, with a fox's head, shakes hands a man with a stag's head and antlers, probably Lord John Cavendish (a stag's head being his family crest). The stag says: ''Alas my Friend Fox, We are in the wrong Box'', to which Fox answers ''Indeed my true Buck, We have very bad luck''. Both men resigned when Shelburne was appointed prime minister.
BM Satire 6167.
[Ref: 51628]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A Plan for General Reform. Respectfully submitted to the attention of Members of Parliament _ During the Summer Recess_
A Plan for General Reform. Respectfully submitted to the attention of Members of Parliament _ During the Summer Recess_
Woodward Del. Rowlandson Scul.
[London Pubd. ****] 1829 by Tho.s Tegg No 111. Cheapside.
Coloured etching. 250 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
Eight caricatures of figures expressing their view on reform.
Grego II pg.45. Not in BM.
[Ref: 51704]   £230.00  
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Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire.
Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire.
Colley [James Gillray?]
Pub.d by D archery May 30 1783 St James Street.
Etching. Sheet 175 x 255mm (7 x 10"). Trimmed within plate, small tear in edge.
A fox executioner (Charles James Fox) raises his axe over a crowned goose (George III) with its neck on a block. Two human figures (The Prince of Wales & Lord North) sing and dance. George notes: 'Possibly by Gillray, imitating the manner of Colley'. Elizabeth Darchery did publish some of James Gillray's early work.
BM 6237.
[Ref: 51642]   £320.00  
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How to Raise a Ghost.
How to Raise a Ghost.
Giles Grinagain in et f.
Published Dec.r 1. 1801 by S Howitt Panton Street [but later].
Coloured etching. 190 x 225mm (7½ x 8¾"), on Whatman paper watermarked 1816. Repaired hole in mans left arm.
Two siblings argue over the possessions of their deceased mother, provoking her ghost to appear between them. 'I wish I had left them to the Poor of the Parish', she concludes. One of a set by 'Giles Grinagain', probably a pseudonym for the publisher Samuel Howitt.
BM Satires: 9816. See BM Satires 9815-20 for others in set.
[Ref: 51710]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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W.B. Grey
W.B. Grey
Drawn by R. Dighton, Cheltenham. Printed by G. Rowe.
[n.d. c.,1820].
Fine coloured lithograph. Sheet 265 x 210mm (10 x 8''). Mounted on album paper.
A dapper gentleman in riding attire.
[Ref: 51708]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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High Life below Stairs.
High Life below Stairs.
[Carington Bowles?, c.1770.]
Scarce mezzotint. Sheet 285 x 405mm (11¼ x 16"). Trimmed to image on three sides, within plate at bottom; laid on album paper.
A social satire showing servants in a kitchin: a stout cook dances with a black man, accompanied on the violin by a man with a wooden leg.
See BM 2010,7081.344 for a smaller format version by Bowles.
[Ref: 51636]   £550.00  
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The Holy Friar.
The Holy Friar.
Woodward del. Rowlandson sc.
Lond. Pub. June 15th 1807 by T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside.
Etching with hand-colouring. Sheet 270 x 215mm (10½ x 8½"). Trimmed within platemark.
Two gluttenous friars feast in a Gothic cloister, seated in easy chairs. A lean old friar or lay brother brings in a sucking-pig. An illustrated songsheet, containing the lines 'What Baron, or Squire, or Knight of the Shire, Lives half so well as a Holy Friar'.
BM Satires 10924; Grego: ii 72.
[Ref: 51679]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Commander in Chief of the Horse Marines. A Sketch at the Review.
Commander in Chief of the Horse Marines. A Sketch at the Review.
W.G.
London Pub.d by O. Hodgson, Cloth Fair. [n.d., c.1832.]
Fine coloured etching. Sheet 225 x 260mm (9 x 10¼"). Trimmed within plate, evidence of a crack in the printing plate.
An officer sitting astride a mount that is a horse with the stern and rudder of a ship, with a bow gun on its bridle and an anchor on its harness. Although the 17th Lancers were nicknamed "The Horse Marines" after their service on HMS Hermione in the West Indies in 1795, the term was a music hall term for a pointless military unit.
[Ref: 51680]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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36 P.r Cent Discount at Calcutta.
36 P.r Cent Discount at Calcutta.
London Pub. Feb 1811 by Will.m Holland, No.11 Cockspur Street, of whom all the other caricatures may be had.
Aquatint with hand colour. 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), large margins.
A Eurasian or Portugese money-lender holding out a bill or cheque and pointing to an open chest containing money-bags; a desperate East India Company trader looks very unhappy as he reaches out to accept the paper. The expense of the wars fought to take control of India strained the company's finances, forcing it to petition Parliament for assistance. However the Charter Act of 1813 forced the company to give up some of its monopolies and power.
BM Satires 11832.
[Ref: 51753]   £580.00  
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Money Lenders in Calcutta.
Money Lenders in Calcutta.
London Pub. by Will.m Holland, Cockspur Street. Of M.r Holland may be had a number of other East and West India Caricatures. [n.d., c.1810.]
Aquatint with hand colour. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), watermarked 'J. Whatman'. Cut to plate at bottom, small margins.
A borrower writes in a ledger, surrounded by money lenders.
Not in BM Satire.
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Concerto Coalitionale.
Concerto Coalitionale.
J.S. [James Sayers] f.
Published ye 7th June 1785 by Thomas Cornell.
Etching, 18th century watermark. 305 x 410mm (12 x 16") very large margins. Wear to edges, central fold, spotting.
An orchestra featuring the members of the Whig Opposition to Pitt's Tory government, especially his attempts to settle the Irish situation. Fox plays the fiddle; Burke the trumpet; Lord Surrey the cello; Lord North the bassoon; Lord Carlisle the clarinet; Derby the pipe and tabor; Eden the Irish harp; and Portland the harpsichord. They are playing Captain Morris's song, 'The Treaty of Commerce', a clever attack on the Pitt's Propositions put in the mouth of an Irishman.
BM 6795, with an extensive description.
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An Ex-Minister training a Terrier at Bowood
An Ex-Minister training a Terrier at Bowood "Latrat et ore fremit, bile tumetque Je-cur."
J.S. [James Sayers] f. March 1798.
[Unpublished in pencil.]
Etching. 210 x 275mm (8¼ x 11") very large margins. Slight stain at top.
William Petty, Marquess of Lansdowne, urges a dog, with legal wig and gown and the face of Joseph Jekyll, to bark at the bust of Pitt sheltering in a lair. On January 3rd Jekyll had made a violent and personal attack on Pitt in a speech on the Assessed Taxes Bill.
BM Satires 9179
[Ref: 51627]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The keenest Sportsman in Broomswell Camp, 1803.
The keenest Sportsman in Broomswell Camp, 1803. Dedicated to Mrs T-d-r-, of Tenby, without permission, by her h.ble Ser.t J. C. White.
J. C. White del. [etched by James Gillray].
[1803.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 255 x 400mm (10 x 15¾"). Trimmed within plate, into image at top, slight creasing.
On a moor, a soldier holds a greyhound on a leash, watching a yokel helping him find hares. George writes that this print is warning to Mrs Tuder that her husband is carrying on a flirtation while in camp; 'the subject is identified as William, eldest son of Mrs. Elizabeth Camilla Tuder who died at Tenby aged 80 in 1840'.
BM Satire 10167.
[Ref: 51726]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Scene in Kensington Gardens - or - Fashions and Frights of 1829.
A Scene in Kensington Gardens - or - Fashions and Frights of 1829.
Designed Etched & Publis.d by G. Cruikshank Nov.r 1st 1829.
Etching. Sheet 250 x 270mm (9¾ x 10½"). Some spotting.
Promenaders in the latest outlandish fashions. From the series 'Scraps and sketches'.
BM Satires 15981.
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[Photography satire.] Occasionally he has his reward...
[Photography satire.] Occasionally he has his reward...
Theo.
[London: W. Kent & Co. 1859.]
Etching. 285 x 190mm (11¼ x 7½").
A photographer trying to take a photograph of a woman and her struggling child. From 'Visit of a London Exquisite to His Maiden Aunts in the Country', by 'Theo', dedicated to William Thackeray. The sophisticate struggles to find amusement in the country but ends up happy-ever-after.
[Ref: 51761]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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