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All The Talents Upset or the High mettled Hanouverian Grown Restive.
All The Talents Upset or the High mettled Hanouverian Grown Restive.
[Charles Williams.]
Pub.d April, 1807 by SW Fores 50 Piccadilly.
Hand-coloured etching, watermark; Plate 260 x 355mm (10¼ x 14").
The White Horse of Hanover (the King) kicks violently; he has thrown off members of the Ministry who lie under his heels, while Howick and Grenville are about to fall from the saddle; the reins have broken. On the horse's shoulder is the star of the Garter. Grenville, on the hind-quarters, his peer's robe floating behind him, holds the (torn) 'Catholic Bil[l]', while he clutches the slipping Howick. In the middle distance (l.) John Bull, a yokel in a smock, watches delightedly. Sidmouth lies in front of the animal, holding up his arm; he clutches a clyster-pipe. The others (l. to r.) are Petty and Erskine in their gowns; the former clutches Howick's right ankle, dragging him down; the latter sits on a cushion. Ellenborough tries to protect his head from the horse's heels. Sheridan, as Harlequin, sprawls on the ground, bleeding at the nose. Moira runs off, as does Temple, also with a bleeding nose. Before him is a large piece of 'Portland Stone', behind him is his spectacled father, Buckingham. On the extreme right are Windham and Lauderdale, wearing a plaid.
BM Satires 10716. W: 393.
[Ref: 52302]   £230.00  
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Answer to John Bulls Complaint.
Answer to John Bulls Complaint. 233.
T Tegg Cheapside [n.d.]
Hand-coloured etching. Watermark 1819; Plate 350 x 248mm (13¾ x 9¾").
The Regent, seated sideways on his chair, is in back view, holding out his hand in an oratorical gesture towards a ragged and despairing John Bull, who stands hat in hand addressing him. He says: "Why you unatural Grumbler after I have done all I could to get rid of your Money you Still grumble did I not give you a Fète did I not Build you a Bridge did I not Treat you with a Smell of all the nice things at my Feast did I not sign the Corn Bill did I not refuse the [scored through] your Address have I not drank whole Pipes of Wine for fear it should be waste'd have I not spent all your money because you should not spend it your self have you not got the Income Tax to keep you sober, & as for your Dress the Thinner the better for the Sumer Season so Johnny go Home to work its all for the good of your Country." The Regent wears a powdered wig and whiskers, a tight-waisted coat with small pointed tails over very tight breeches, sleeves puffed at the shoulders. John has no coat, wears a tattered waistcoat, shirt, and breeches, has one ragged stocking with a pad over the knee, and one bare leg covered with a twisted straw rope, with dilapidated shoes, thus resembling a destitute day labourer instead of a 'cit' or farmer. He registers despair and alarm.
BM Satires 12556. W: 395.
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Ars-musica.
Ars-musica.
[After Brownlow North.] [By James Gillray.]
[n.d. c.1800.]
Rare hand-coloured etching with aquatint. 180 x 238mm (7 x 9½"). Damaged. Trimmed. Small hole left, right & centre.
Ars-Musica; a grinning woman playing a square piano, at her feet is a dog, two men on either side playing a violin and cello respectively.
BM Satires: 9586.
[Ref: 52244]   £240.00  
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Between Two Stools the Bottom goes o the Ground.
Between Two Stools the Bottom goes o the Ground. There is no trusting I find to that deceitfull Ceylon Manufacture.
Folios of Caracatures lent out for the Evening. [Charles Williams.]
Pubd March 1t 1802 SW Fores 50 Piccadilly.
Hand-coloured etching; 18th century watermark. Plate 248 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½"), with large margins.
Tierney has fallen between two (upholstered) stools: 'Whig Stool' [tattered] and 'Tory Stool' [in good repair]; he holds out his arms, saying, "There is no trusting I find to that deceitfull Ceylon Manufacture". On the extreme left and right stand Fox and Addington both clasping their sides in amusement at the mishap; the latter wears robes and wig.
BM Satires 9844.
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[Billiards Match.]
[Billiards Match.]
[n.d., c.1790.]
Etching. Sheet: 190 x 275mm (7½ x 10¾''). Trimmed within plate.
A scene showing a billiards match in a tavern.
[Ref: 51108]   £280.00  
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Quarter Day. Blessings of Britain_or_Swarm of Tax-Gatherers. 195.
Quarter Day. Blessings of Britain_or_Swarm of Tax-Gatherers. 195.
[Charles Williams.]
[Pubd Jany 1817 by T, Tegg, 111. Cheapside.]
Hand-coloured etching. Plate 248 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Small margins.
British households are represented by large straw bee-hives; these are assailed by tax-collectors and their satellites who run through the air in a swarm. One hive is in the foreground (right), the two next are in the middle distance, with a line of little hives in the distance, curving to the left margin. John Bull, ragged but chubby, stands defiantly on the step of his hive, defending it with a stake shaped like a rough pitchfork and inscribed 'Prop of Reform'; with this he prods the foremost collector, who drops book and pen in dismay. Behind him in the doorway is his wife, brandishing a poker, while three ragged and terrified small children cluster round the door. Other tax-gatherers assail the upper part of the hive; one has made a hole in the straw and puts in his hand; he has already seized honey. Another man departs with chunks of honeycomb, but his coat-tails are clutched by a man who leans from a hole in the hive. Another collector runs through the air, laden with spoil. More of the swarm are still advancing, holding pen and book or paper. The men recede in perspective towards the upper left corner of the design, from which the swarm is descending upon the hives. A tax-gatherer enters the door of the second hive, while another stands on the upper part nailing on it a placard.
BM Satires 12863.
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Boot & Shoe Shop.
Boot & Shoe Shop.
J. Green del.t J.C. Stadler sculp.t
[Pub. 1813, at R. Ackermann, 101 Strand.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. 132 x 222mm (5¼ x 8¾").
Boot and shoe shop: Women customers try on shoes and boots at Leatherhead cobblers. From 'Poetical Sketches of Scarborough', illustrated by James Green.
[Ref: 52404]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Boring a Secret of St-e a hasty sketch of Yesterdays Business.
Boring a Secret of St-e a hasty sketch of Yesterdays Business.
JS f.
7th July 1785.
Etching. Plate 151 x 236mm (6 x 9¼"), with very large margins
The trunk of a tree projects horizontally from a trestle on which it rests. Within its circumference is the head of Lord Sydney, in profile to the right, facing the point of an auger with which a judge (Loughborough), whose head is in back-view, is boring into the transverse section of the log. The point of the auger is the smiling head of Lord Stormont, in profile facing downwards, the top of his wig being the point of contact. Two small stumps of branches are inscribed 'Ist Proposition' and '2d Proposition'. Corkscrew image.
BM Satires 6796.
[Ref: 52267]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Breeches in the Fiera Mascherata. [&] The Petticoat at the Fieri Mascareta.
The Breeches in the Fiera Mascherata. [&] The Petticoat at the Fieri Mascareta.
Pub by M Darly 39 Strand 25 April 1775 [&] Pubd Apr. 25 1775 by MDarly 39 Strand.
Pair of etchings. 177 x 128mm (7 x 5"). Trimmed to the plate.
An enormous pair of breeches reaching from the head to the feet of the wearer, and forming his (or her) sole visible garment. A face in profile to the right. appears through an unbuttoned aperture; on the wearer's head is a ducal coronet surmounted by large ostrich-feathers. The tiny high-heeled shoes suggest that the wearer is a woman. [&] A voluminous petticoat worn over the head as a hood and reaching to the feet of its wearer, whose face, in profile to the left., appears through an aperture. One large gloved hand appears through a slit in the garment. A ducal coronet is on the wearer's head, low-heeled shoes suggest that the wearer is a man.
BM Satires 5314 [&] 5315. W: 370.
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The Bull in Jeopardy; or, The Curs triumphant.
The Bull in Jeopardy; or, The Curs triumphant.
A Sharpshooter fec.
Pub. Oct. 19 1829 by S. Gans 15 Southampton Street Strand.
Hand-coloured etching. 240 x 362mm (9½ x 14¼") Cut. Remains of album sheet verso.
A large bull, with the head of John Bull, is held down with difficulty by Wellington, Peel, and O'Connell who strain at a thick rope inscribed 'Catholic Bill', which encircles the bull's horns and head and is drawn through a staple so that its head is almost on the ground. The furious animal tries to get at four dogs with human heads who menace a turkey with the turbaned head of the Sultan. The largest cur, with [N]'icolas' on its collar, savages the bird which is on its back. The others are 'Miguel’; a puny dog clipped in the French manner, evidently Charles X, and one in a cocked hat who is probably Francis I. All watch the bull apprehensively. Wellington and Peel, the latter in a battered top-hat, wear long gaiters and short jackets, O'Connell wears a barrister's wig and an apron over breeches; he grasps the end of the rope and looks over his shoulder at the bull with fierce satisfaction.
BM Satires 15888.
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Caricature Curiosity, Plate, 1,
Caricature Curiosity, Plate, 1,
Woodward, del.t
Pubd, 1806 by Wm, Holland No.11 Cockspur Street.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate 305 x 246mm (12 x 9¾"), with very large margins.
A satyr stands smilling, whilst holding a mirror up for a grinning monkey to stare into. A broken staff lies on the floor with a head of a Punch. Above the image are scribed the words: "To shew Folly its own image "And the very age, and body of the time, "Tis form and pressure._
[Ref: 52229]   £280.00  
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A late Arrival at Mother Wood's.
A late Arrival at Mother Wood's.
[I.R. Cruikshank.]
Pubd June 19 1820 by G. Humphrey 27 St James Street.
Hand-coloured etching. 260 x 391mm (10¼ x 15¾"). Trimmed to border.
Queen Caroline, stout and flamboyant, stands on the balcony over the porch of Wood's house in South Audley Street, looking down complacently with folded arms at the cheering crowd which fills the street. Alderman Wood stands cringingly behind her. A boy sits on a lamp-bracket, looking up. A sailor climbs one pillar of the porch, a little chimney-sweep swarms up the other. There is a man on horseback, and a boy with newspapers inscribed 'Times' bawls. The street is densely packed; spectators wave from the opposite windows and balcony. In the distance is a church, on the roof of which are spectators; one looks through a telescope. On the extreme right a parson on horseback is assailed with mud and brickbats.
BM Satires 13734.
[Ref: 52317]   £230.00  
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The Cheerful Cobler.
The Cheerful Cobler. 160.
Woodward del.t CW Sculpt.
by Tho.s Tegg 111 Cheapside. [n.d. c.1800-1820.]
Fine hand-coloured etching. Plate 248 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), with very large margins.
A cobbler, broadly grinning, holds up a long thread and recounts a long tongue-twister beginning, 'When a twister a twisting, will twist him a twist', to the diversion of two sailors, who remark, 'Scuttle my hammock, Jib, if this here fellow does not beat our parson.', 'I think so messmate and the surgeon into the bargain.'; a sign above the cobbler's shop reads, 'Men and womens soles translated, their understand-ings mended - uprights rectified - and quarters restiched. by J Cook - Knt. of St. Crispin, and secular twister to the parish of Sheeperton'; a gloomy parson looks out from a cottage window opposite, underneath a sign reading, 'Abraham Amen parish clerk and sexton', the notice in the house next door reads, 'Iohn Heavan. Apothecary and undertaker.
Not in BM.
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Now that I have illustrated my three pints, I shall proceed to draw some More ale!!
Now that I have illustrated my three pints, I shall proceed to draw some More ale!!
W.H. fecit.
Pub May 12 1823 by G Humphrey 24 St James's St & 74 New Bond St.
Hand-coloured etching; watermarked paper 1822. 134 x 170mm (5¼ x 6¾").
A fat bottle-nosed parson preaches from the upper story of a three-decker pulpit. Below him a lean curate sleeps, spectacles on forehead. A lank-haired rubicund clerk listens alertly. At the base of the design are the heads of a congregation, asleep, except for a flirting couple.
BM Satires 14574.
[Ref: 52258]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Coaxing Wife.
The Coaxing Wife.
[Engrav'd from an Original Picture Painted by Mr,, John Collet.] Morris Sculp.
[London Printed for Rt. Sayer No. 53 in Fleet Street and Jno. Smith, No. 35 Cheapside.] [n.d. c.1770.]
Engraving. 241 x 350mm (9½ x 13¾"). Cut inside the plate mark with some staining.
Sat at a table are a husband and wife; he drinks whilst she caresses his chin engaging his gaze so that she can pass a note to a younger gentleman caller stood to the right, who receives the note graciously and boldly kisses her hand. In the foreground are two dogs, one with the collar engraved 'Capt. Winwite.' and the other 'the Rev.d Mr Dupe'. A cat scrambles on the table knocking the jug of beer or cider. Another woman peers in through the door on the right. Two prints on the wall "Cuckolds Point" and a Map of Cape Horn.
BM Satires: 4596.
[Ref: 52234]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Contractor of the Contracted of 195 more than 186.
The Contractor of the Contracted of 195 more than 186.
Pub Feb 4th 1810 by SW Fores.
Hand-coloured etching; paper watermarked: John Hall 1805. Plate 356 x 248mm (14 x 9¾"). Small repaired tear into lower right plate. Bit messy.
Curtis (left) and Perceval (right) face each other in front of the Speaker's Chair; the Speaker (Abbot) watches Curtis with quiet amusement. Curtis, dressed as a sailor, stands with his hat in his right hand, extending a huge clenched fist towards the trembling and much smaller Perceval; a bottle of 'Brandy' projects from his coat-pocket; his bottle-nose is much exaggerated. Perceval stands on the Opposition side of the House. Above his head is a placard: 'Whereas P-l and Co Bankrupts to Surender & Partnership Disolved'
BM Satires 11530.
[Ref: 52315]   £230.00  
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Craniology. What a charming Field for Scientific observation.
Craniology. What a charming Field for Scientific observation.
[after Edward Stanley.]
[n.d. c.1825.]
Coloured lithograph on card. 196 x 252mm (7¾ x 10"). Foxing.
A man is sat down having removed his wig to reveal a large bare head; a scientist with a look of glee, stands over fingers poised to examine. From a collection of Six amateur caricatures, drawn by Edward Stanley (1779-1849), who served as Bishop of Norwich 1837-1849. At the time of publication he was rector of Alderley, Cheshire, a position he held for 32 years. This and the two other satires he produced ('Bustle’s Banquet' & 'Dinner of the Dogs') were probably published locally, accounting for the absence of these caricatures in our national collections. His authorship is only confirmed by the 1907 publication of his collected letters.
[Ref: 52345]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A Cure for Love. No Cure. No Pay.
A Cure for Love. No Cure. No Pay.
Last MD Invt.
Pub.d Octo.r 1806 by Walker 7 Cornhill.
Hand-coloured etching. 350 x 247mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed to coloured edge.
A fat ugly man stands in a dilapidated wash-house, one foot on a rough stool, the other trampling on his wig; he gazes up at a noose hanging from a beam, saying, "Oh! my hard Fate!" / Why did I trust her ever?" / What story is not full of Womans Falsehood?" At his feet is a letter: 'You old Fool if you ever [? trouble] me again with your Stupid epistles I will expose you in the public Papers Peggy Perkins.'
BM Satires 13454.
[Ref: 52281]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Dramatic Effect of the Death of Gen.l Duroc.. Vide French Bulletein.
Dramatic Effect of the Death of Gen.l Duroc.. Vide French Bulletein.
[Charles Williams.]
London Pub.d Jun 9th. 1813 by Wm. Holland No. 11 Cockspur Street.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate 246 x 323mm (9¾ x 12¾"). Small margins, trimmed at bottom.
The interior of a tent. Duroc, in his shirt, lies supported by a soldier on a wooden bed, while Napoleon (right) holds his right hand, turning away (to the right) and covering his face with his left hand. An officer stands solicitously beside the Emperor, supporting his left elbow. Another officer stands (left) behind the head of the low bed. On the extreme left a soldier bends over a table compounding medicaments. Duroc's coat and sword lie on a camp-stool, beside his hat and boots. A glimpse of the distant camp is seen on the extreme right, where a Mameluke stands by the tent holding Napoleon's horse. Duroc is addressing the Emperor, with his left arm extended.
BM Satires 12061.
[Ref: 52297]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Dignifyd Clerical Macaroni.
The Dignifyd Clerical Macaroni. 19.
Pub.d accor.g to Act Oct.r 1772 by M Darly 89 Strand.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate 178 x 249mm (7 x 9¾"). Small margins.
An obese bishop in a hunting jacket worn on top of a short black smock, advances cautiously from the left on a partridge on the right, trailing its wing. He is being encouraged in his progress by his game keeper who stands in the background pointing to the bird.
[Ref: 52265]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Every Man his own cook. A Disappointment!!! Hollo!!! The Devil Take the Soot It's Spoi'd all my Eggs and Bacon!!! This is enough to make a Parson Swear,
Every Man his own cook. A Disappointment!!! Hollo!!! The Devil Take the Soot It's Spoi'd all my Eggs and Bacon!!! This is enough to make a Parson Swear,
London Pub.d by G.S. Tregear 123 Cheapside.
Lithograph. Sheet: 380 x 275mm (15 x 11''), with very large margins.
A comic scene showing an old man trying to cook for himself.
[Ref: 51099]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Dramatic Action Illustrated,
Dramatic Action Illustrated, or Hamlet's advice to Players, suit the Action to the Word, and the Word to the Action. 196.
Dedicated to the Amateur of Fashion. [Charles Williams.]
Tho.s Tegg 111 Cheapside, price 1/ color'd. [n.d. c.1811.]
A very fine hand-coloured etching. Plate 248 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), large margins. Slight crease top right.
A design in six almost equal compartments arranged in two rows. Coates stands in six different attitudes in the dress he wore as Lothario. Each design has a caption describing an ill-conceived gesture: [1] 'Through" (thrust your hands forward)'; his arms are held out to the right. [2] 'The Wide (Spread out your Arms)'; they are extended. [3] 'Circle" (Describe a circle with your finger)'; he stands with right forefinger pointing to the ground, left hand on hip. [4] 'Of Ten (Hold up both your Hands)'; his hands are held up to display his outspread fingers. [5] 'Revolving" (Describe a circle backwards with your hand)'; he stands pointing downwards with right forefinger. [6] 'Years" (Lay hold of your Ears.)'. He pulls the lobes of his ears
BM Satires 11770.
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Why you infernal rascal _ how dare you stand there making such horrible Ugly Faces! - Make the Fly leave my nose alone Serjeant.
Why you infernal rascal _ how dare you stand there making such horrible Ugly Faces! - Make the Fly leave my nose alone Serjeant. Drill.
Drawn & Etched by W Heath.
Pub April 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket.
Hand-coloured etching. 190 x 247mm (7½ z 9¾").
A sergeant addresses a line of soldiers on parade, one of whom is being stung on the nose by a bee.
[Ref: 52331]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Elements of Skating.
[Elements of Skating. The Consequence of going before the Wind. [&] Attitude! _ttitude is every thing. [&] Making the Most of a Passing Friend in a case of Emergency. [&] A Fundamental Error in the Art of Skaiting.
[after James Gillray?]
[c.1809.]
Set of four etchings with fine colour. 274 x 406mm (10¾ x 16"), paper watermarked 1809.
An elderly man, holding his umbrella in front of him to form a sail, cannonades into another skater, who falls, the apex of the umbrella entering his mouth, while his foot strikes the stomach of the aggressor. The ice cracks beneath them. The latter wears wrinkled ankle-boots. In the background, a man falls forward, his umbrella and hat torn from him by a gust, whose strength is indicated by a wind-swept. [&] Two skaters strike attitudes in the foreground. One, with hands on hips, describes a curve with one foot, the other foot being held out stiffly. He looks aggressively towards the other, a younger man who bends his knees, arms extended, and grins at his rival. The former wears a spencer over a short coat, the latter a tail coat; both wear Hessian boots, but those of the latter, who is more fashionably dressed, reach to the knee and are tasselled. Both hold sticks. In the background, a pair of men with folded arms skate back to back in doing a figure of eight; a third skates forward fast with hands on hips. The scene is a lake in a snow-covered landscape. [&] A man who is falling through the ice clutches desperately at the leg of a passing skater so as to drag him towards the hole he has made. [&] One man falls violently, arms and legs in the air; he brings the ferrule of his stick heavily down on the eye of a neighbour who has just landed on his posterior, his legs and arms extended. In the background three other skaters have fallen, and lie or sit, legs in the air.
BM Satires 10475A; 10474A; 10477A; 10476A.
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Entomology. Bless me what a surprising Beetle.
Entomology. Bless me what a surprising Beetle.
[after Edward Stanley.]
[n.d. c.1825.]
Coloured lithograph on card. 196 x 252mm (7¾ x 10"). Foxing.
A Victorian entomologist creeps up on an unsuspecting stag beetle; he grins with excitement as he holds out his net and other Victorian capturing instrument. See Ref: 37175 for complete set. From a collection of Six amateur caricatures, drawn by Edward Stanley (1779-1849), who served as Bishop of Norwich 1837-1849. At the time of publication he was rector of Alderley, Cheshire, a position he held for 32 years. This and the two other satires he produced ('Bustle’s Banquet' & 'Dinner of the Dogs') were probably published locally, accounting for the absence of these caricatures in our national collections. His authorship is only confirmed by the 1907 publication of his collected letters.
[Ref: 52342]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The European Race Heat II.d Anno Dom MDCCXXXVIII.
The European Race Heat II.d Anno Dom MDCCXXXVIII. Inscrib'd to the Politicians of the Universe By their Humble Servt: An Englishman. Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter, Fear God and keep his commandments for this is the whole Duty of Man. Ecclesiastes the 12th: Verse the 13th:
C. Mosley Sculpt.
Publish'd November the 26th, 1738, according to the late Act.
Engraving. 280 x 400mm (11 x 15¾"), 18th century watermark. Some staining and creasing. Trimmed to the plate.
Satire on the jockeying for position of the European powers in the late 1730s, and in particular on the unwillingness of Walpole's government to go to war; this is the second of four "Heats" in the Race. A race-course on the sea-shore with a variety of animals and riders representing different countries: first comes France in the form of a fox ridden by Cardinal Fleury with a serpent for a belt indicating wisdom; he is pursued by Theodore of Corsica in full armour having remounted since the first Heat and now threatening Fleury with a sword and pistol; next comes Don Geraldino (Sir Thomas Fitzgerald, Spanish envoy to London) riding a bucking wolf, no longer led by France. The Turkish elephant has dropped its spectacles and overtaken the Russian bear; the pasha stands on the its back holding a flag with three tails; four Russian flags are stuck into the animal's hindquarters and it has a wooden leg replacing one lost in the war (allusions to the terrible losses sustained by Turkey in the course of victorious battles against Russia); the Russian bear's forepaw is carried in a sling. These wolf, elephant and bear are all branded with the fleur-de-lis. Austria follows in the form of a jockey riding an eagle, its clipped wings repaired with a fleur-de-lis and its heavy orb lying on the ground. A monkey is perched on the distance post as before, but no longer holds the fleur-de-lis. Next comes a Dutchman mounted on a boar its progress hampered by a fleur-de-lis chained to its leg. The race approaches the grandstand from which hangs the prize, now a laurel wreath; the flag is now the Union flag, lettered "Made in France of true English Wool"; a raven, bird of ill-omen perches on the cross-bar.
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Evening or The Man of Feeling.
Evening or The Man of Feeling.
Design'd by W.H. Bunbury Esq.r
[n.d. c.1818.]
Hand-coloured etching; paper watermarked: Pickering & Co. 1816. Plate 248 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Crease to left-hand lower corner; tear into left-hand margin.
Three men sit by a rectangular supper-table, a grandfather-clock behind them points to XI. The man on the left is having his jack-boots pulled off by a small boy; the boy stands astride his right leg pulling hard, his back to the man, who is scowling and pushes his other booted foot against the boy's back; on the floor are a pair of spurs, a pair of slippers, and a boot-jack. A man (right) wearing a night-cap, but otherwise completely dressed and wearing spurred boots, leans one elbow on the table, his face contorted as if in pain, he holds his hand to his thigh. On the table beside him is a small packet inscribed "Diaculum". In the centre, and on the farther side of the table, the third man leans both elbows on the table, his hair is tousled and his eyes are shut. A man-servant behind, yawning, is carrying off a square box, probably a wig-box, while a maidservant stands on the right, a candle in one hand, a warming-pan in the other, watching with amusement the efforts of the boy to pull off the boot. Three hats hang on the wall; a bottle, a plate, three wine-glasses, and a guttering candle, burnt down to the socket, stand on the table.
See BM Satires: 5920 for earlier stipple.
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One of the Fair-sex.
One of the Fair-sex. Busby'ys Humorous Etchings, 68.
Design'd by E. Penny. Engrd. by T L Busby.
Pubd. 1827 at the Artist's Depository. 21 Charlotte Street. Fitzroy Squ London.
Etching engraving. 115 x 146mm (4½ x 5¾").
An irrate wife, with hands on hips, berates her husband for thinking that she will submit to anything; his response is that she has minsunderstood and taken it in the wrong way.
[Ref: 52350]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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A Farmer's Philosophy in Death.
A Farmer's Philosophy in Death. 299.
Woordward Delin. Bunbury Sc.
Pub. by T. Tegg 111 Cheapside. One Shilling Colour'd. [n.d. c.1809.]
Hand-coloured etching; watermarked Charles Wise 1812 or 19. Plate 242 x 343mm (9½ x 13½"). Small margins.
The farmer, looking up, with folded hands, sits full face in an upright arm-chair. He wears a dressing-gown and night-cap, and appears fairly robust. The lawyer stands at his right hand, eagerly bending forward to write 'The last Will and Testament of, . .'; behind him (left) is the elder son, a gaping shock-headed youth in a smock. Behind the right arm of the chair is the doctor, sucking his cane disconsolately. On his left hand are the parson, with a grog-blossom nose, holding an open book, the weeping wife, plainly dressed in cap and apron, with a little girl holding a handkerchief to her face, and a smaller boy, yelling.
BM Satires: 11472.
[Ref: 52231]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Genial Rays, or John Bull enjoying the sunshine.
Genial Rays, or John Bull enjoying the sunshine.
Tegg's Caricatures 111 Cheapside.
Pub.d June 1810 by Tho.s Tegg 111 Cheapside.
Hand-coloured. Plate 248 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Large margins on 3 sides. Trimmed to plate at top.
John Bull (left), a fat 'cit', his hat and bludgeon beside him, reclines on his back against a grassy bank covered with roses. He looks up ecstatically to the sky where the profile head of Burdett is enclosed in a circle or sun inscribed 'Clarior e Tenebris'; this is irradiated, the rays illuminating a distant view of London and John himself. These passions set—and the great Patriot shines" The rays are inscribed: 'Magna Charta', 'King and Constitution', 'Loyalty', 'Reform', 'Good of the People', 'Integrity', 'Laws of the Land', 'Trial by Jury', 'Lords', 'Habea[s Corpus]', 'Liberty', 'Candour', 'Justice', 'Truth', 'Freedom of the Pr[ess]', 'Bill of Rights', 'Commons', 'Free Representation'. A circle of clouds is still not entirely dispersed by the rays: on the right they are over the Tower of London and on the left they surround three evil stars: 'Corrupti[on]', 'Imbe[cillity]', 'Democ[racy]'.
BM Satires 11563.
[Ref: 52292]   £230.00  
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Optimus. Britons Behold. The Best of Kings.
Optimus. Britons Behold. The Best of Kings. 41.
To be had at the Acorn facing Hungerford, Strand. [Edwards and Darly. n.d. c.1756.]
Etching and engraving. Plate 114 x 82mm (4½ x 3¼"), with large margins.
A caricature portrait of George II, from 'A political and satyrical history of the years 1756 and 1757. In a series of...prints', London: Printed for E. Morris.
BM Satires 3537.
[Ref: 52329]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Incubation by Commission, or the Church Egg in Danger.
Incubation by Commission, or the Church Egg in Danger. No.9.
IH [inside image.]
also just Published by Fores, Incubation, or the Game Cock wot hatched a motley, & speckled brood, after 21 Days close sitting. [n.d. c.1835.]
Coloured lithograph. 285 x 407mm (11¼ x 16"). Small repaired tear bottom left.
Satirical imagery connected to the position of the Church of England in relation to the Catholic Emancipation of 1829 and the 1832 Reform Act. Peel, the incoming Conservative Prime Minister, was concerned to strengthen the church as an established institution and to therefor established the Ecclesiastical Commission of 1835 was set up to enquire into church revenues - it was intended that they uncover defects, propose remedies to the legislature, and supervise their administration. Three Ecclesiastical birds guard the egg as a clergyman approaches; Lord Melbourne? peers around the corner
[Ref: 52357]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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An Irish Epitaph.
An Irish Epitaph.
Woodward del. Cruikshank F.
Published by T. Tegg. 111 Cheapside. [n.d. c.1807.]
Hand-coloured etching. 235 x 331mm (9¼ x 13"). Trimmed to the image. Messy.
A scene in a country churchyard; An old Irish couple, with a dog, gaze at a (tilted) tombstone to the right, inscribed: 'Here lies Iohn Highley. whose Father & Mother. were Drown'd in their passage to America. Had they both lived they would have been Buried Here.' The dog is seen cocking his leg below.
BM Satires 10914. Reid 23.
[Ref: 52240]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Iohn Bull on a Bed of Roses.
Iohn Bull on a Bed of Roses.
[Charles Williams.]
Pubd. July 1806 by Wm. Holland Cockspur Street.
Hand-coloured etching; indistinctive paper watermark. Plate 250 x 355mm. 9¾ x 14". Trimmed to the plate.
John Bull, a plebeian, stout and dishevelled, lies on his back on a tangle of large roses with vicious thorns. These are on a heap of stones and under the stump of a decayed oak tree. The stones (l. to r.) are 'Expedition to Holland', 'Expedition to Ferrol', 'Jobs and Contracts', 'Pension List', 'Indemnity for the past & Security for the Future', 'No Peace possible with the child and Champion of Jacobinism', 'Places', 'Subsidies'. The roses are difference taxes. On the two extremities of the 'bed' are clusters of thorny buds; these are inscribed '1807', '1808', and [once] '1809', those on the left being labelled 'National Debt'. In the distance St. Paul's is indicated. Bushes on the right are wind-swept.
BM Satires 10583.
[Ref: 52301]   £230.00  
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Living Made Easy. Riding Apparatus for Timid Horsemen.
Living Made Easy. Riding Apparatus for Timid Horsemen.
Printed by J. Netherclift.
London, Pubd. by T. McLean, 26, Haymarket. Jan. 1. 1830.
Coloured engraving and etching. 266 x 368mm (10½ x 14½").
An older gentleman is on horseback strapped into a contraption that limits the horses movement (as such, it won't move above a trot pace), limits any jolting movements and also provides shade and cover through the attachment of an umbrella. In the left background, a horseman struggles to control his horse as a panicked lady watches on and his top hat flies off behind him. To the right a male onlooker peers through his monocle in awe of the Timid Horsemen's contraption.
[Ref: 52321]   £280.00  
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Living Made Easy. Body Fanner, Nut-Cracker & Wine Helper, for the Heats of Summer.
Living Made Easy. Body Fanner, Nut-Cracker & Wine Helper, for the Heats of Summer.
Printed by J. Netherclift.
London, Pubd. by T. McLean, 26, Haymarket. Jan. 1. 1830.
Coloured engraving and etching. 266 x 384mm (10½ x 15¼"), paper watermarked: J Whatman, Turkey Mill 1829.
A stout man reclines on a chaise-longue; a small cup meets his lips, from which he drinks wine. Above this, a small tube from which cracked nuts descend. On the wall are two wheels and the mechanism which pours and decants the wine, and cracks the nuts.
[Ref: 52318]   £450.00  
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Monument consacré à la postérité en mémoir de la folie incroyable de la XX année du XVIII. siècle / Ter eeuwiger gedagtenisse der dwaasheid van het XX jaar der XVIII. eeuw.
Monument consacré à la postérité en mémoir de la folie incroyable de la XX année du XVIII. siècle / Ter eeuwiger gedagtenisse der dwaasheid van het XX jaar der XVIII. eeuw.
B. Picart fecit 1720.
Etching and engraving. Plate 279 x 361mm (11 x 14¼").
Satire on Law's Mississippi scheme: personifications of various elements involved in the scheme (Mississippi, Compagnie des Indes, Bank, etc) dragging a chariot driven by Madness and running over True Trade; on the chariot stands Fortune, who is throwing shares, snakes and fool's hats at the crowd; above her, the devil blows bubbles; the chariot leads a crowd to a building with three doors (hospital for the mad, the sick and the poor); on the left people gathered around a standing man holding a project for a trade company.
[Ref: 52254]   £260.00  
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A Solo. Musical Amateurs.
A Solo. Musical Amateurs. Sweet Bird, that Shun'st the Noise of Folly, Most Musical, _ Most Melancholy. Vide Milton.
Woodward del. Etch'd by Roberts.
London Pub.d P. Roberts, 28 Middle-row, Holborn. [n.d. c.1803.]
Hand-coloured etching. 274 x 198mm (10¾ x 7¾"). Trimmed to the plate.
A man stands in a country road, pointing at an enormous owl perched on the wall of a ruined Gothic church. Behind there are trees, with a full moon.
BM Satires: 10203.
[Ref: 52230]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Never Too Late to Mend.
Never Too Late to Mend. Lor! How delightfully you sing Mr. Lark, do try. "Little Love is a Mischievous Boy." John I'm going to Lecture you on getting Tipsy last night It's a very disgraceful waste of time. Do you think so mark why I think it a very pleasant occupation.
[n.d. c.1820).
Coloured lithograph. 146 x 161mm (5¾ x 6½"). Stained and trimmed.
A satirical print that highlights the ups and downs of marriage, from frivilous flirting and courting with music, to the wife reprimanding her husband for wasting his time drinking (a bottle still sticks up from his back pocket).
[Ref: 52224]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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A North-ern Ass.
A North-ern Ass.
[W. Hutchinson.]
[n.d. c.1784.]
Etching; 18th century watermark; 152 x 202mm (6 x 8").
Satire on the election for County Durham, 14 April 1784: Sir Thomas Clavering and Sir John Upton, one headless, holding a caption labelled 'The Irish Faction for ever' and carrying the other, who has no feet, on his back, who says 'I serv'd you as long as I could stand' and carries captions lavelled 'Coal owners Bill' and 'A command in India'; both seated on an ass facing left, which brays 'Thus I go to Parliament and am not the first Ass that has farted for prefermnet, but this is dirty work and hard Labour' and which has a collar labelled 'I speak for my Master / Populus me sibilat at plaudo ipse domi' and strips at the saddle labelled 'Curse all Pitts / But a Coal-Pitt'; with the ass' droppings falling on a crest with the motto 'Diem Perdidi'; a mitre, crozier and sword and label 'At rest' on the ground in the centre, playing cards and papers labelled 'Turnpike Speech / Election Speech' to left; a milestone to right labelled 'From Durham / T: C / J: E / 14 April 1784'.
Not in BM
[Ref: 52306]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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The Old Maids Assembly.
The Old Maids Assembly.
Boitard Inv.t
London Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Map & Printseller near Serjeant's Inn Fleet Street, & John Smith in Cheapside. [n.d. c.1800.]
Rare engraving and etching. Plate 240 x 350mm (9½ x 13¾"), with very large margins.
Interior where ten old maids are sitting in a semi-circle, dressed in finery with frilled bonnets, gloves and fans, with another standing on the left and a little dog in the centre, barking furiously; two paintings, of Cupid and another winged classical figure, on the wall behind.
Not in BM
[Ref: 52250]   £420.00  
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Ornithology. Well! If ever I saw such a love of an Owl before, in all my life!
Ornithology. Well! If ever I saw such a love of an Owl before, in all my life!
[after Edward Stanley.]
[n.d. c.1825.]
Coloured lithograph on card. 196 x 252mm (7¾ x 10").
An owl sits upon a green perch, staring at a man who sits behind him on a green stool with the same tufted ears of the owl, bent over hand like talons and a coat that represents the tail. See Ref: 37175 for complete set. From a collection of Six amateur caricatures, drawn by Edward Stanley (1779-1849), who served as Bishop of Norwich 1837-1849. At the time of publication he was rector of Alderley, Cheshire, a position he held for 32 years. This and the two other satires he produced ('Bustle’s Banquet' & 'Dinner of the Dogs') were probably published locally, accounting for the absence of these caricatures in our national collections. His authorship is only confirmed by the 1907 publication of his collected letters.
[Ref: 52344]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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a Riddle Expounded or the Dignity of a Parsons Horse.
a Riddle Expounded or the Dignity of a Parsons Horse.
Woodward del.t.
London Pub.d [July 6th. 1807] by Thos. Tegg 111 Cheapside. Price 1sh Collored.
Hand coloured etching. Plate 241 x 344mm (9½ x 3½"), with large margins.
A jovial countryman leans on a rustic railing addressing a fat elderly parson on horseback. He asks "Ha! Ha - the knaust Doctor I be a rum fellow, - Canst thee tell me - why - a Parsons Horse be like a King?" The parson answers with a grin: "Why you rogue, because it is guided by a Minister." Etched by Charles Williams (1797 - 1830; active) after George Moutard Woodward (c.1760 - 1809).
BM Satires: 11617.
[Ref: 52228]   £170.00   (£204.00 incl.VAT)
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The Parsons Hobby_or_Comfort for a Welch Curate.
The Parsons Hobby_or_Comfort for a Welch Curate. 348.
Williams.
Pub.d by T. Tegg 111 Cheapside London. [n.d. c.1819.]
Hand-coloured etching. Plate 248 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), with very large margins.
A tall lean parson bestrides a velocipede (see No. 13399) outside a small thatched cottage (left) built against the slope of a mountain. His wife with four children, all five bare-legged, watch the (perilous) departure; she says: "Well my Dear I am quite pleased you have got a Hobby; you will now be able to get through your Duty with ease and comfort!" He looks back to say: "Comfort indeed my Dear! it is only ten Miles you know, I shall now perform the Service and be back by the time the kettle boils!—I hope they will build some more Churches in Wales, for I shall be able to undertake six of them!!!" In his pocket is a paper: 'Sermon on the benefit of Poverty'. The rough track descends towards a narrow valley (right). Beside the cottage is a ramshackle shed from which a pig looks out.
BM Satires 13413.
[Ref: 52269]   £350.00  
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"The Person" in Parliament __ Chairing the New Member.
[n.d. c.1900.]
Coloured engraving. 120 x 234mm (4¾ x 9¼").
Punch astride one horse, as two horses pull a carriage through a crowd of women campaigning for Justice for Women, Connubial Rating, Stop with the Malt Tax and Cheap Tea, The Free and Independent Burgessesses of Cackleborough.
[Ref: 52352]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Pigeon Shooting.
Pigeon Shooting.
H. Heath fec.t
Pubd. 1829 by Sam.l Maunder 10 Newgate Street, London.
Coloured etching. 140 x 196mm (5½ x 7¾"). Trimmed.
Inside a fenced area men prepare to shoot pigeons. Rifles drawn, a man sits on the floor holding a string attached to a box that will release the pigeons when ready; behind the fence are two haystacks and two peeping gentlemen.
[Ref: 52353]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Farmer George's Wonderful Monkey.
Farmer George's Wonderful Monkey. The Naturalists of this Country is at a Loss how to give an Account of this Extroardionary Animal, therefore we may suppose it to be an Offspring of the Devils, & that he= Shit is Flying.
WOK (W O'Keeffe).
Pubd. by J Aitken Castle Street Leicester Fields July 2d 1797.
Rare etching; paper watermarked Edmeads Pine 1797. Plate 342 x 240mm (13½ x 9½").
Social satire; Pitt the Younger portrayed as a monkey, with regalia and his crown hanging on a chain around his neck, in a field labelled "Windsor Park".
W: 370.
[Ref: 52264]   £230.00  
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Political Balances_Unexpected Inspection_or A Good old Master takeing a peep into the state of things himself.
Political Balances_Unexpected Inspection_or A Good old Master takeing a peep into the state of things himself. 204.
[Charles Williams.]
by T. Tegg 111 Cheapside [n.d.]
Hand-coloured etching, watermark 1818. Plate 248 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Small margins.
A pair of scales hangs in a landscape, suspended from a hook in a block against the upper margin inscribed 'Constitution', the central pivot inscribed ('Equilibrium'). The left scale is weighted only by a document headed 'Acts for the more effectually Sarving' [sic], on the right scale, inscribed 'Prices of Provisions.', are a leg of mutton, a frothing tankard, and a loaf; it is much outweighed by the other, inscribed 'Old England', which descends below the level of the ground into a rocky pit or 'Abyss of Corruption'. On the ground below the right scale lies a starving and half-naked peasant who raises his arm to touch it. A well-dressed man, his hands on his knees, stoops in profile to the left over the descending scale. He is watched by George III who leans from a crenelated tower inscribed 'Windsor', on the extreme left, with his spy-glass to his eye. He wears a round hat topped by a small crown, and shouts: "Heigh! Heigh! Fellow! pull away those d—d heavy Corn Laws, and Butter and Cheese Laws; let the prices find the level & come within the reach of my distress'd people; I say pull them of directly Fellow, d'ont you see Old England is sunk almost out of sight, you thought I could not see did you Fellow Heigh! Heigh!" A face within a sun dipping behind the skyline sheds tears. A scale of (corn) prices explains the tilt of the scales by lines intersecting at the pivot, representing the tilt of the beam of the scales, downwards or upwards; the right end is inscribed with the price, the opposite end by a word expressing its result in social conditions.
BM Satires 13497 (addenda).
[Ref: 52294]   £230.00  
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A Portugal Catch for three Voices.
A Portugal Catch for three Voices.
[Charles Williams.]
Pub.d Oct.r, 1808 by S.W. Fores 50 Piccadilly.
Hand-coloured etching; 18th century watermark. Plate 248 x 356mm (9¾ x 14"). Reinforced top left margin. Cut to plate.
Three men sit, singing a catch, with a round table between them. A British officer (perhaps Cotton), wearing a cocked hat, sits in profile to the right., facing Dalrymple who sits (r.) with tightly closed mouth, his hands on his knees. Between them, but with his chair from Dalrymple, sits a man in Spanish (here Portuguese) dress, wearing a feathered hat. The British officer sings. He and the Portuguese (perhaps Freire) point minatory hands at Dalrymple, whose face is painted lead colour. On the wall are two pictures. In one a long train of wagons is stopped by armed men, in the other are ships in full sail. On the table are glasses and decanters of 'Port and Calcavella'.
BM Satires 11042.
[Ref: 52289]   £230.00  
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A Private Rehearsal.
A Private Rehearsal. ["But soft! What light through younder window breaks! It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!]
[G.S Tregear? n.d., c.1835.]
Coloured lithograph. 209 x 229mm (8¼ x 9"). Trimmed.
A chimney sweep reads from Romeo and Juliet to a scullery maid who sits on a barrel holding a candle. On the ground, a playbill for Theatre Drury Lane Tragedy Othello. For a different version see Ref: 37769.
[Ref: 52223]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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