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Abelard and Eloisa.
Abelard and Eloisa. Madam your won'drous Beauty I admire...
Printed for Bowles & Carver, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs, 20 Apr. 1796.
Mezzotint with fine hand colour. Sheet 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"). Trimmed to plate.
An ugly elderly couple exchange compliments, a cat and dog growling at each other at their feet. Originally published by Carington Bowles, 1778.
BM Satire 4557. Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 51883]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Age & Dress.
Age & Dress. The Ruling Passion be it what it will, / The Ruling Passion conquers Reason still.
Printed for Rob.t Sayer, at No 53 in Fleet Street, London. [n.d., c.1770.]
Rare & fine mezzotint. 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Small margins.
An elderly lady in the fashionable dress of a young woman, seated at her dressing table looking in her mirror holding a cosmetic box.
BM Satires 4593. Ex Lennox-Boyd & Oettingen-Wallerstein collections.
[Ref: 51884]   £280.00  
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Age & Dress.
Age & Dress. The Ruling Passion be it what it will, / The Ruling Passion conquers Reason still.
Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill, London. [n.d., c.1770.]
Rare & fine mezzotint. 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Thread margins.
An elderly lady in the fashionable dress of a young woman, seated at her dressing table looking in her mirror holding a cosmetic box.
Not in BM. Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 51885]   £280.00  
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Bachelors Hall.
Bachelors Hall. 609.
[after Robert Dighton.]
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, No. 69 St. Paul's Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs, 24 June, 1791.
Mezzotint with hand colour. 355 x 250mm (14 x 10") very large margins.
Men in riding garb eating and drinking around a table, a parson drinking near the window. On the wall is a rack of guns and ramrods.
[Ref: 51825]   £380.00  
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[Jabez Spencer Balfour] Work for the Girl Flogger.
[Jabez Spencer Balfour] Work for the Girl Flogger. Truth Christmas Number, December 25, 1893.
FCG.
Rare colour-printed wood-engraving. Sheet 320 x 210mm (12½ x 8¼").
A satire on the fall of the Liberator Building Society due to massive fraud, with the main perpetrator, Jabez Spencer Balfour (M.P. for Burnley), being flogged with a cat o' nine tails. Two of his conspiritors, solicitor H.G. Wright and contractor J.W. Hobbs, watch from prison cells. Balfour (1843-1916) built up the largest building society in the country, with mostly non-conformist investors. However he was lending society funds to property companies to buy properties owned by him. When the swindle was discovered his businesses collapsed owing over £7 million (about £500 million today). However at the time of this satire he was not in custody, but in hiding in Argentina with his mistress. However in just over a year he was tracked down by Inspector Frank Froest of Scotland Yard, kidnapped, brought back to England and sentenced to 14 years hard labour, most of which he served in Portland Prison. 'The Truth' was a newspaper
[Ref: 51943]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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The Bishopric.
The Bishopric. Gentlemens Designs Eccecuted Gratis.
Pub.d Jan.y 4. 1787 by S W Fores's Caricature Warehouse N° 3 Piccadilly.
Coloured etching, pt 18th century watermark. Sheet 240 x 170mm (9½ x 6¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A lady dressed in the fashion of the day, with large feathered hat and an enormous muff, lifts the back of her petticoats to show that her bustle is the backside of a bishop, strapped upside-down.
BM Satires 7224.
[Ref: 51876]   £230.00  
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The ''Bloomers'', in Hyde Park, or an Extraordinary Exhibition for 1852.
The ''Bloomers'', in Hyde Park, or an Extraordinary Exhibition for 1852.
Designed & Etched by George Cruikshank.
Pub.d January 1st 1852 by D Bogue 86 Fleet Street.
Etching. 180 x 420mm (7 x 16½"). Trimmed within plate top and bottom, binding folds.
Extravagent fashion, with shorter skirts displaying undergarments. Published in Cruikshank's 'The Comic Almanack'.
[Ref: 51955]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[A woman confronted by a ghostly samurai]
[A woman confronted by a ghostly samurai]
Max Brunning [pencil signature].
[German, n.d., c.1935.]
Rare etching, printed in colours, on chine collé. 255 x 190mm (10 x 7½"), very large margins.
A young woman in her scanty night attire raises her candle to see a snarling samurai, his katana unsheathed, towering above her. Max Brunning (1888-1968) published mainly erotica, but also a portraits of Adolf Hitler and a pair of a Hitler Youth boy & Bund Deutsche Mädel girl.
[Ref: 51808]   £260.00  
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A Card Party.
A Card Party.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Fine coloured etching. Sheet 205 x 315mm (8 x 12½"). Trimmed to image. Small tear taped.
Two women, one using an eye-glass, the other holding a fan, hold up a large scroll on which is a scene of a card party.
[Ref: 51933]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mrs. Caudles Illustrated Curtain Lectures]
[Mrs. Caudles Illustrated Curtain Lectures] It's very easy, Mr Cuadle, for you to say you wont be worried in this way.
Rock & Co. London [c.1850]
Wood engraving with hand coloir. Sheet 85 x 110mm (3¼ x 4¼").
A pillow-talk scene. 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: 51940]   £40.00   (£48.00 incl.VAT)
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Mrs. Caudles Illustrated Curtain Lectures No.2
Mrs. Caudles Illustrated Curtain Lectures No.2 ''Ah! I expected what it would come to when you were made a Mason!!''. Vide Punch.
Published by Preston, 31 Burlington Arcade [c.1850]
Lithograph printed in brown ink with hand-colouring and gum arabic. Sheet 190 x 270mm (7½ x 10½").
A pillow-talk scene. 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). This print is probably a separately-issued copy sold at Burlington Arcade, which runs alongside Burlington House between Piccadilly and Burlington Gardens.
[Ref: 51929]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Celia Retiring.
Celia Retiring. 298.
Woodward delin. Etch.d by Roberts.
Pub'd Decr 29 [c.1805] by T. Tegg 111 Cheapside London. London Pub.d by P. Roberts 28 Middle-row Holborn.
Hand-coloured etching. 270 x 360mm (10½ x 14"). Date scratched out. Narrow margin to left and right.
A scene showing an old woman, bald without her wig, preparing for bed, aided by a pretty chambermaid. Originally published by the engraver, Piercy Roberts.
[Ref: 51871]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Game of See Saw - or Amusement for John Bull.
The Game of See Saw - or Amusement for John Bull. [Mary Anne Clarke:] ''Here I go up up up and there you go Down Down Downy / The game it is pretty well up, and so you must fall to the Grouny!'' [The Duke of York:] ''What a way for to serve your own Sweety, how could you vex your own Deary / If you had not thrown me quite down, you'd have had your 4 hundred a Yeary''.
[by Charles Williams.]
Pub,d March 1809 by Walker No.7 Cornhill.
Coloured etching. Sheet 245 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½"). Trimmed to plate.
Caricature of Mary Anne Clarke (née Thompson, 1776-1852) on a see-saw with Frederick, Duke of York, whose mistress she was from 1803 to 1806. Hitting the ground Frederick falls over backwards, dropping his sword. Their affair turned into a political scandal when the Duke was charged with corruption for promoting officers from whom Clarke had taken bribes. Renounced by the Duke, Clarke proved to be an adept political operator, writing her own revealing memoirs and extracting huge pensions from the government to keep them suppressed. The Duke resigned as commander-in-chief of the Army on 25 March 1809, the same month this caricature was published.
BM Satire 11284.
[Ref: 51872]   £230.00  
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The Comforts of Matrimony. a good Toast.
The Comforts of Matrimony. a good Toast.
Rowlandson.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Coloured aquatint. 270 x 320mm (10½ x 12½"), watermarked 'J Whatman 1810, large margins.
A handsome young couple sit at a breakfast-table near a fire, the husband toasting a muffin, his wife with her arm round his shoulder. Around them are three young children and a dog. Originally published 1809 by Reeve & Jones, this example has their inscription removed and the thick aquatint border reduced, with much of the detail of the scene worn away.
BM: 11452.
[Ref: 51875]   £260.00  
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A Trip to Coventry an Old Dance to a New Figure.
A Trip to Coventry an Old Dance to a New Figure.
[by Charles Williams]
Pub.d June 2d 1802 by S W Fores Picc[adilly.] Folios of Caracatures lent out for the Eve[ning.]
Coloured etching, 18th century watermark; S.W.F. in ink bottom right; 250 x 400mm (9¾ x 15¾"). Patched hole in publisher's inscription, losing text on bottom right. Small margins
An elderly Lord Coventry, attempts to dance with two young girls, propped up with two walking sticks.
BM Satires 9930.
[Ref: 51860]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Diddiculty only Partly Overcome. Alas! Poor Crinoline!
The Diddiculty only Partly Overcome. Alas! Poor Crinoline!
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 125 x 130mm (5 x 5¼"). Stain in title.
A woman escaping a bull catches her skirt. Her toy dog looks petrified.
[Ref: 51827]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Dos a Dos or Rumpti iddity ido.
Dos a Dos or Rumpti iddity ido. Natural Accidents in practising Quadrille Dancing.
[by Charles Williams.]
London Pub,d May 1817 by S.W.Fores No.50 Piccadilly.
Coloured etching, 19th century watermark. 250 x 355mm (9¾ x 14"). Small margins.
Two dancers collide and glare at each other in surprised indignation.
BM Satires 12933.
[Ref: 51873]   £260.00  
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A French Spy taken Prisoner by English Girls.
A French Spy taken Prisoner by English Girls.
[by Thomas Colley.]
[n.d., engraved c.1781 but printed later.]
Etching on thick wove paper. 250 x 355mm (9¾ x 14"). Trimmed to plate at sides.
According to a mss. inscription on the BM's example, this is a satire on François Henri de la Motte, who was sentenced to be hung, drawn and quartered for gathering intelligence on the British fleet dispositions at Portsmouth and other British ports during the American Revolutionary War, in which France was aiding the Americans. In the end the court was merciful: he was hung for nearly an hour, had his heart cut out and burned, but he was spared the dismemberment.
BM 1988,0514.18.
[Ref: 51868]   £160.00   (£192.00 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'
Coloured etching. 250 x 350m (9¾ x 13¾"). Framed. 'Sept 9 1804' in old ink mss in title area. Unexamined out of frame.
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.
[Ref: 51853]   £290.00  
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Doctor Spindle & Miss Maria Mince-Meat.
Doctor Spindle & Miss Maria Mince-Meat. Worn out with folly and disease, / The doctor thinks his purse can please, / But chaste Maria, with disdain, / Laughs at his hopes, and fancied pain, / And says, a warming-pan, instead, / Would better suit his feeble bed
[after George, 1st Marquess Townshend.]
[...]1777 by J. Walker No.13 Parliament Street.
Etching with hand colour. Sheet 340 x 230mm (13½ x 9"). Framed. Trimmed within plate, small nick in left edge. Unexamined out of frame.
According to ''The Reminiscences of Henry Angelo'' (1830), this anonymous caricature is by George Townshend and ''was intended, it is said, as a satirical corrective to a certain well-known decrepit Irish physician, whose amours rendered him fairly obnoxious to ridicule''. Field Marshal George Townshend (1724-1807), 1st Marquess Townshend, fought at Dettingen, Culloden and Lauffeld, and received Quebec City's surrender in 1759 after the death of Wolfe. However he was a keen amateur caricaturist, which got him in to trouble on more than one occasion: he offended the Duke of Cumberland during the Jacobite campaign, resulting in Townshend missing out on promotions for many years; and his contempt for Wolfe evident in another caricature led to censure for ridiculing the dead hero. However the BM biography ends: 'Established caricature as an important element in British political satire'.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 51845]   £320.00  
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Edward & Eliza.
Edward & Eliza.
Publish'd 12th. May, 1794, by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.
Mezzotint with fine colour. 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Small margins.
A couple embracing in a wood, the man writing the woman's name on a tree. Originally published by Robert Sayer, 1787.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 51886]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Probable Effects of Over Female Emigration, or, Importing the Fair Sex from the Savage Islands in consequence of Exporting all our own to Australia!!!!
Probable Effects of Over Female Emigration, or, Importing the Fair Sex from the Savage Islands in consequence of Exporting all our own to Australia!!!!
Designed & etched by George Cruikshank.
Pub.d by D. Bogue 86 Fleet St London [1851].
Etching. 180 x 430mm (7 x 17"). Trimmed within plate top and bottom, binding folds as normal.
A variety of white men stand in a port, watching with dismay the landing of a group of caricatured Black women, some in tribal costume. Published in Cruikshank's 'The Comic Almanack 1851'.
[Ref: 51952]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Feminine Gender.
The Feminine Gender.
HK [monogram, Henry Kingsbury?]
[London, S.W. Fores, February 2, 1787.]
Etching with some hand colour. Sheet 265 x 200mm (10½ x 8"), with 18th century watermark. Trimmed within plate, losing publisher's inscription.
A satire on effeminate male fashion, with lace, cravats and wide-brimmed hats & shoes with ribbons. The print was published with a pair, 'The Masculine Gender', in which the female fashion for boots was mocked.
[Ref: 51889]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Oh my Goodness Gracious!! What a Nice Young Man!
Oh my Goodness Gracious!! What a Nice Young Man!
[n.d., c.1840.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 260 x 210mm (10¼ x 8¼"). Trimmed into image, corners snipped.
A group of girls at a finishing school gather at a window to ogle the passing males. Under window sill "Establishment for ...."
[Ref: 51937]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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A Friend in-k Need, is a Friend indeed.
A Friend in-k Need, is a Friend indeed.
Publish'd Dec.r 24, 1804, by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London.
Coloured engraving. 200 x 250mm (8 x 9¾") very large margins. Small hole on platemark.
A man cuts his knock-kneed friend Jack and has to be reminded 'a Friend in-k need, is a Friend indeed'.
[Ref: 51888]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[A Frog he would a wooing go] Pray Mr.s Mouse will you give us some beer, / That Froggy and I may make good cheer/ &c &c.
[A Frog he would a wooing go] Pray Mr.s Mouse will you give us some beer, / That Froggy and I may make good cheer/ &c &c.
E. Hull[?]
[n.d, c. 1830.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet: 195 x 245mm (7¾ x 9½"). Slight stain on left.
A scene from 'A Frog he would a wooing go', telling the story of an anthropomorphic frog, based on a folk song that can be traced back to the Scots 'The Frog cam to the Myl dur' in 1548. The frog courts a mouse, but at the wedding the rodents are killed by cats, but frog escapes, only to be eaten by a duck.
[Ref: 51807]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Hair styles] I think this will do in a Phæton & pair, the neat cauliflower cut _ how the Beaus will admire me.
[Hair styles] I think this will do in a Phæton & pair, the neat cauliflower cut _ how the Beaus will admire me. [-] My Aunt shall not make me wear this black scratch. I'm determined _ it makes me look like a Pickpocket.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Scarce coloured etching. Sheet 170 x 230mm (6¾ x 9"). Trimmed.
Two scenes: on the left is a smartly-dressed woman in riding attire, with tightly-curled hair under her hat; on the right a woman looks despairingly at her reflection in a mirror, bemoaning her long dark hair.
Ex: Norman Blackburn collection.
[Ref: 51899]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Hair styles] I think this will do in a Phæton & pair, the neat cauliflower cut _ how the Beaus will admire me.
[Hair styles] I think this will do in a Phæton & pair, the neat cauliflower cut _ how the Beaus will admire me.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 155 x 110mm (6 x 4"). Trimmed.
A smartly-dressed woman in riding attire, with tightly-curled hair under her hat;
Ex: Norman Blackburn collection.
[Ref: 51900]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Jack Tar admiring the Fair Sex.
Jack Tar admiring the Fair Sex.
Rowlandson Delin.t 1815.
Fine hand-coloured etching. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"), with good margins. Unexamined out of frame.
A quayside scene, with a sailor eyeing up two prostitutes, one of whom is black. A pencil note of the frame states there is a watermark of 1814 on the print.
BM 1948,0214.800.
[Ref: 51926]   £450.00  
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Making a Lancer.
Making a Lancer. Suppose any one could see me now.
[Paul Pry - William Heath.]
Pub by T. McLean 262 [...] [n.d., c.1830.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 325 x 225mm (12¾ x 9") Trimmed to printed border, losing Pry monogram, title pasted underneath, on album paper watermarked 'J Whatman 1829'.
A fashion satire: a woman with a fake moustache is helped to dress in lancer uniform by two conventionally-dressed women. Two officers watch through a window. On the wall is a map of the Isle of Man. No.3 of 'William Heath's Cavalry Caricatures'.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 51927]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Equestrian Sketches Pl. 20. [Mrs Maberley]
Equestrian Sketches Pl. 20. [Mrs Maberley]
[by John Doyle, ''H.B.''.] A. Ducotè's Lithog.y 70, St. Martin's Lane.
Published by T. Mc. Lean, 26, Haymarket, 1st. July 1839.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 240 x 325mm (9½ x 12¾") very large margins.
A gentle caricature of a woman riding side-saddle, one of at least 45 in the series, all printed without names of the subjects. Probably the wife of William Leader Maberly (1798–1885), the joint secretary to the General Post Office who strongly opposed the introduction of the Penny Post.
[Ref: 51811]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Mamma's Muff & Tippet.
Mamma's Muff & Tippet.
Miss Keate del. M.rs Paddock Sculp.
London Published May 1, 1795 by J & J Boydell, Shakespear Gallery Pall Mall & No. 90 Cheapside.
Rare colour-printed stipple. 245 x 200mm (9¾ x 8") very large margins. A few scuffs and a crease.
A child carries her mother's large muff, obscuring half her face. It was painted by Georgiana Keate (1770 - 1850, later Mrs Henderson) as a pair with 'Papa's Hat & Stick'. The pair is the only work attributed to the engraver, a Mrs Paddock, by the BM.
BM 1917,1208.81.
[Ref: 51903]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Marriage A-la-Mode, Plate II.
Marriage A-la-Mode, Plate II.
Engraved by B. Baron.
Invented Painted & Published by W.m Hogarth ~ According to Act of Parliament April 1st 1745.
Etching with engraving. 390 x 470mm (15½ x 18½") large margins. Very slight creasing, slight marks below title.
'The Tête à Tête' (the title of the painting in the National Gallery), in which the young Viscount comes home from a night on the town and collapses in a chair next to his wife, who has spent the night playing cards accompanied by musicians. Her Bedlington Terrier sniffs suspiciously at the lady's bonnet in the Viscount's pocket. Their steward leaves the room rolling his eyes in despair having failed to get them to pay bills.
Paulson: 159 (3).
[Ref: 51956]   £240.00  
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A Mis_Led Man!
A Mis_Led Man!
H. Heath Del.t.
Pub.d Jan.y 1831 by S. Gans, 15 Southampton St.t, Cov.t Garden.
Coloured etching. Sheet 320 x 225mm (12½ x 8¾"). Trimmed to image and laid on album paper, title pasted below.
A flamboyantly-dressed young woman leads an elderly man half her size into her house.
[Ref: 51935]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Penitence, Admiration, Desire.
Penitence, Admiration, Desire.
Pub. June 4 1810, by Edw.d Orme, London.
Coloured stipple. 165 x 215mm (6½ x 8½").
A fat friar admires the decolletage of a pretty young penitent.
[Ref: 51901]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Arithmetic. Plate 3. Multiplication.
Arithmetic. Plate 3. Multiplication.
Drawn and Etched by H. Heath.
Pub.d July 1827 by William Cole Newgate Street.
Coloured etching. 205 x 255mm (8 x 10"), very large margins; paper watermarked 'Not Bleached'.
A man, surrounded by seven young children, screeches 'What! three??????????????????' as two midwives bring in triplets.
[Ref: 51869]   £230.00  
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None but the Brave Deserve the Fair.
None but the Brave Deserve the Fair.
Published 1st May, 1790, by Robt Sayer, Fleet Street, London.
Etching. 200 x 250mm (8 x 9¾") very large margins.
A young courtesan complacently separates her two elderly admirers, who clench their fists and are ready to fight.
BM Satires 7803.
[Ref: 51887]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Parish Overseer.
The Parish Overseer.
[S. Gans, 1828?]
Coloured etching. Sheet 390 x 265mm (15¼ x 10½"). Trimmed within plate, two corners snipped, old ink attribution 'S. Gent 1828'.
A filthy sweep peeps from the top of a chimney through an attic window at an embracing couple. Two cats flight on roof top!
[Ref: 51867]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Pigmy Revels.]
[Pigmy Revels.]
[by George Moutard Woodward]
[London: S.W. Fores, 1800.]
Fine coloured etching. J. Whatman watermark 1824?; Sheet 105 x 480mm (4¼ x 19").
Four satirical conversations between Lilliputian figures. In one two jockeys converse: 'So you have been in France - how do they use horses there Jack'; - 'As to English Hunters I shudder for my fellow creatures, they dont know how to treat them'. From a series of eight plates, each with three rows of revels.
See BM Satires 9642 for others in the series.
[Ref: 51863]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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[Pigmy Revels.]
[Pigmy Revels.]
[by George Moutard Woodward]
[London: S.W. Fores, 1800.]
Fine coloured etching. Sheet 105 x 480mm (4¼ x 19").
Four satirical conversations between Lilliputian figures. In one a woman in a lending library says 'I want sir the Man of Feeling Seduction, & the Elopement, which will serve me till - to morrow'. From a series of eight plates, each with three rows of revels.
BM Satires 9642.
[Ref: 51862]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Pigmy Revels.]
[Pigmy Revels.]
[by George Moutard Woodward]
[London: S.W. Fores, 1800.]
Fine coloured etching. Sheet 105 x 480mm (4¼ x 19"). Tear taped.
Three satirical conversations between Lilliputian figures and a muffin-seller who bawls ''Lillywhite Muffins Charming white Crumpets Buy my nice Yorkshire Cakes''. One conversation is anti-war: a quaker asks 'Friend, where driveth thou that Calf - & why put a Cockade on his horn', to which the answer is 'He is a young Recruit & I am driving him to the slaughter house'. From a series of eight plates, each with three rows of revels.
BM Satires 9642.
[Ref: 51861]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Popery in Power! or, Protestantism and Romanism Contrasted.
Popery in Power! or, Protestantism and Romanism Contrasted.
London: Printed and Published by H. Elliot, 575, New Oxford Street; Vickers, Holywell Street; Collins, Fleet Street, and Sold by all Booksellers in Town and Country. [n.d., c.1850.]
Coloured wood engraving. Sheet 450 x 550mm (17¾ x 21¾"). Trimmed into text lower left, folded. Slight damage on left.
An anti-papal satire following the revival of Catholic bishoprics in England, contrasting the Protestant and Catholic faiths. On the left Martin Luther opens a curtain, revealing a church scene with a attentive congregation; on the right the Pope opens another, revealing Catholics burning Protestants during the Massacre of St Bartholomew.
BM 1852,1116.555.
[Ref: 51738]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Satire on prostitution.]
[Satire on prostitution.] While thus the revelling Debauchee, Dandles his Mistress on his Knee...
[after Egbert van Heemskerck II.]
[n.d., c.1740.] Printed for John Bowles at No 13 in Cornhill.
Rare engraving. Sheet: 280 x 245mm (11 x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A brothel scene in which the customers are depicted as apes while the prostitutes are shown as cats. A cat sits upon an ape's knee , a couple look out from behind the drapes of a four-poster bed and a madam calculates her costs. A reduced and reversed version of BM Satire 1860, engraved by W.H. Toms, one of a series of eight.
BM: 1988,0514.33.
[Ref: 51930]   £240.00  
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[First and Second Floor Lodgers.]
[First and Second Floor Lodgers.]
[by Thomas Rowlandson.]
Publish'd Octr 1st 1786 by E Jackson No 14 Mary-le bone Street G Square.
Rare hand-coloured stipple with etching. Sheet 355 x 225mm (14 x 10"). Trimmed.
An untitled view of a house in Union Street with women, obviously prostitutes, leading out the windows of two floors. The lower window is larger and the women more flamboyantly dressed; Rowlandson is subtly pointing out this hierarchy. Between the windows is the fire insurance plaque of the 'Sun Fire Office'. The title, as above, comes from that given to the example in the Royal Collection, purchased by the Prince of Wales (later George IV) from the publisher and printseller William Holland in 1790 for 3s 6d.
RCIN 810222.
[Ref: 51959]   £240.00  
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A New Court of Queens Bench.
A New Court of Queens Bench. As It Ought To Be _ Or - The Ladies Trying a Contemptible Scoundrel for a ''Breach of Promise''.
Designed & etched by George Cruikshank. Hythe 1849.
Published Jan.y 1st 1850 by D. Bogue 86 Fleet St London..
Etching. 180 x 420mm (7 x 16½"). Trimmed within plate top and bottom, binding folds as normal.
A court with women judges, barristers and jury. Published in Cruikshank's 'The Comic Almanack'.
[Ref: 51953]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Rights of Women or the Effects of Female Enfranchisement.
The Rights of Women or the Effects of Female Enfranchisement. The Comic Almanack for 1859.
Designed & Etched by George Cruikshank.
Pub.d by D Bogue 86 Fleet Street London. [1859]
Etching. 180 x 420mm (7 x 16½"). Trimmed within plate top and bottom, binding folds as normal.
A scene ridiculing the idea of woman's suffrage. The Ladies Candidate is the handsome Charles Darling: his supporters hold signs 'Vote for Darling and Parliamentary Balls Once a Week' and 'Do not Vote for Ugly Old Stingy'. Published in Cruikshank's 'The Comic Almanack'.
[Ref: 51954]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Rum Characters in a Shrubbery.
Rum Characters in a Shrubbery.
Rowlandson.
[n.d., c.1815.]
Aquatint with hand colour. 330 x 260mm (13 x 10¼"). Framed Unexamined out of frame.
Two hideous prostitutes stand at the counter of a gin-shop (or vault), each with a glass. A stout man fills a glass from a bottle on the counter. Behind him are huge casks, one inscribed 'Booths Best Gin' (for Booth & Co., the famous firm of distillers).
BM 11115, originally published by Reeve and Jones in 1808.
[Ref: 51838]   £350.00  
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[Set of four satires of the school holidays.]
[Set of four satires of the school holidays.] Breaking up. [&] Home from School _ or the commencement of the Holidays. [&] ''At Home'' in the Nursery, or The Masters & Misses Two Shoes Christmas Party. [&] Black Monday _ or, The End of the Holidays.
S.K. invt [on Home from School, Samuel Knight?]. G. Cruikshank fec.t.
Pub.d Dec.r 12th 1826 by S. Knights Sweetings Alley Royal Exchange. [At Home dated Jan 3rd 1826, but 1827?]
Set of four etchings, stitched as booklet. Ea. 225 x 275mm (9 x 10¾"), last plate watermarked 'Whatman 1830'; very large margins Paper slightly torn at stitching.
Four plates comparing the joy of leaving school and enjoying the holidays with the misery of having to go back.
BM Satires 15186-9.
[Ref: 51928]   £380.00   view all images for this item
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Well Sir! And Pray What are You Looking At?
Well Sir! And Pray What are You Looking At?
[n.d., c.1840.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 220 x 190mm (8¾ x 7½"). Laid on album paper.
A pretty scullery maid on her knees scrubbing the steps of a townhouse, her skirts riding up to show her calves. She looks over her shoulder to confront the man ogling her.
[Ref: 51936]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Sensual love,- or A Sop in the Pan.
Sensual love,- or A Sop in the Pan.
[Engraved by Charles Williams after Thomas Rowlandson.]
[London Published May. 31. 1807 by T Tegg Apollo Library in Cheapside.]
Songsheet, coloured etching. Sheet 225 x 215mm (9 x 8½"). Thread margins on three sides, trimmed into plate at bottom, losing verse and publisher's inscription. Bit time stained.
An enormously fat cook sits by a kitchen fire, caressing a young man, to whom she has given 'a sop in the pan', a slice of bread placed under roasting meat to catch the juices. He eats the delicacy, but looks warily at the cook.
BM Satires 10928, 'One of several prints by Rowlandson published by Thomas Tegg in 1807'.
[Ref: 51904]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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