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Blind-man's Buff.
Blind-man's Buff.
Robert Cruikshank fecit.
Pub.d by G. Tregear St Peters Alley Corn Hill. [n.d., c.1825.]
Fine aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 210 x 270mm (8¼ x 10½"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album sheet.
A rowdy game of blind-man's buff at a soirée, with a blindfolded man causing havoc by seizing the dress of a fleeing woman, knocking over an elderly man and knocking a tray of glasses out of the black servant's hands.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 53386]   £320.00  
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[William Huntington] The Sale of the Coal . Heavers . Scraps!!
[William Huntington] The Sale of the Coal . Heavers . Scraps!!
J.C. [C.J?] fecit.
London Publish'd Decr 1st 1813 by N. Jones 5 Newgate St.
Coloured etching. Sheet 290 x 470mm (11½ x 18½"). Framed. Trimmed into images at sides, original folds. Unexamined out of frame.
A satire of the death of William Huntington (1745-1813), a 'coal heaver' (i.e a furnace-feeder) turned strict Calvinist preacher. It shows an auction of his property, held outside his house in Pentonville, showing how wealthy this man of God had become. His supporters paid absurd amounts: according to the BM description ''an "old arm chair" intrinsically "worth fifty shillings", actually sold for "sixty guineas"''. To the left is Huntington's tombstone, with his own epitaph: ''Here lyes the Coal Heaver [...] beloved of his God but abhorred of men'' continued with adaptation... 'having amased many thousands..''. Under the table is a grinning devil. Published in the 'Scourge'.
BM Satires 12135.
[Ref: 53373]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT)
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Cross Readings.
Cross Readings.
E.S. Hall.
Printed & sold by W. Jeffrey 7 Geo:e Y.d Lombard St. [n.d., c.1840.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 300 x 240mm (11¾ x 9½"). Laid on album paper.
A fence covered with overlapping bills, positioned to be read for humourous effect. An example reads 'Her Majesty who has been graciously pleased to say she will take' ... 'Any Old Iron Saucepans or Frying Pans in exchange for' ... 'Lords Melbourne and Russell'. Above the fence is a swivel cannon, designed to repel boarders. 'Drury Lane Theatre Mr. Power' 'A cargo off Barbary Apes just landed from Chichewang'.
See 12598 for different colouring.
[Ref: 53284]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cross Readings]
[Cross Readings]
[n.d., c.1835.]
Ink and watercolour. Sheet 265 x 225mm (10½ x 9").
A fence covered with overlapping bills, positioned for humorous effect. For example one column begins: 'Important Notice - Mess.rs Christie and Manson respectfully inform the public that they are - [exh]ibiting Daily. Ojibbeway Indians'. Above the fence is a swivel cannon, designed to repel boarders. 'The singing mouse whose extraordinary performance in his'.
[Ref: 53283]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Figaro Cartoon. Cards of the Day. Mr R. D'Oyly Carte.
Figaro Cartoon. Cards of the Day. Mr R. D'Oyly Carte. Since you have begun, have at you. Taming of the Shrew, act 5, sc. 2.
Faustin [Betbeder].
[n.d., c.1874.]
Chromolithograph. Sheet 210 x 115mm (8¼ x 4½").
Richard D'Oyly Carte (1844-1901), theatrical impresario whose partnership with Gilbert and Sullivan led to the creation of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company.
[Ref: 53296]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Doctor Syntax at Vauxhall Gardens.
Doctor Syntax at Vauxhall Gardens.
[Drawn & etched by Isaac Robert Cruikshank?.]
[London, J Johnston, 1820.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. Sheet: 145 x 235mm (5¾ x 9¼''). Trimmed at bottom, losing publisher's inscription.
The cleric, his wife and another couple dine finely in an open-air booth, as other visitors to Vauxhall Gardens walk by. From 'The tour of Doctor Syntax through London, or the pleasures and miseries of the metropolis', an imitation of the original work by William Combe. Both Thomas Rowlandson (artist of the original work) and Cruikshank have been credited with the illustrations; the BM thinks it is more likely Cruikshank.
[Ref: 53393]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Field Excercise.
Field Excercise. Stop! Stop! for goodness sake stop, _ Who'd have thought you'd have wheel'd around in this manner.
Sly Dick.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Etching. Sheet 155 x 255mm (6 x 10"). Spotting and soiling.
An obese citizen is caught between two ranks of soldiers with bayonets fitted and attempts to run the lines.
[Ref: 53434]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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How happy could I be with either!
How happy could I be with either!
London, Pub.d by S. & J. Fuller, Temple of Fancy, 34 Rathbone Place. [n.d., c. 1830.]
Coloured etching. 140 x 190mm (5½ x 7½"). Some creasing, damage to margins, laid on album paper. Small margins.
A man with a woman on either arm, all slightly grotesque.
[Ref: 53261]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Tom, Jerry, Logic, and the ''uncommonly big gentleman'' among the ''Shew Folks'' at Bartholomew Fair.
Tom, Jerry, Logic, and the ''uncommonly big gentleman'' among the ''Shew Folks'' at Bartholomew Fair. One man in his time plays many parts.
Drawn & Eng.d by R. Cruikshank.
Published by Geo. Virtue Oct. 1 1828, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Sheet 145 x 240mm (5¾ x 9½"). Some surface dirt in the margins.
The trio attend a Shakespearean-style play with a ghost, presented in a tent theatre. From Pierce Egan's "Life in London; or, the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. and his elegant friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their rambles and sprees through the metropolis".
[Ref: 53378]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Tom, Jerry and Logic, in character at the Grand Carnival.
Tom, Jerry and Logic, in character at the Grand Carnival.
Drawn & Eng.d by I.R. & G. Cruikshank.
Pub.d by Sherwood, Neely & Jones, March 1, 1821.
Hand-coloured aquatint with etching, pt watermark 1817. Sheet 140 x 225mm (5½ x 9"). Creasing through publishers' inscription.
Costumed revellers and masqueraders dancing and merry-making, with an acrobat on a tightrope. Bottom right Tom seduces a woman dressed as a nun while Jerry, dressed as a monk, talks to Logic. From Pierce Egan's "Life in London; or, the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. and his elegant friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their rambles and sprees through the metropolis".
[Ref: 53381]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Outside of the Opera House. Gallantry of Tom and Jerry.
Outside of the Opera House. Gallantry of Tom and Jerry.
Drawn & Eng.d by I.R. & G. Cruikshank.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Hand-coloured aquatint with etching. Sheet 145 x 240mm (5¾ x 9½").
Under the portico of the opera house as the audience leaves. From a late printing of Pierce Egan's "Life in London; or, the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. and his elegant friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their rambles and sprees through the metropolis".
[Ref: 53379]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Tom, Jerry and Logic making the most of an Evening at Vauxhall.
Tom, Jerry and Logic making the most of an Evening at Vauxhall.
Drawn & Eng.d by I.R. & G. Cruikshank.
Pub.d by Sherwood, Neely & Jones, July 2, 1821.
Hand-coloured aquatint with etching. Sheet 145 x 235mm (5¾ x 9¼"). Narrow top margin.
Dancing to a military band (including black musicans) at Vauxhall Gardens, with a brawl bottom left. From Pierce Egan's "Life in London; or, the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. and his elegant friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their rambles and sprees through the metropolis".
[Ref: 53380]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Les Métamorphoses du Jour No 25. [Dancing Lesson.]
Les Métamorphoses du Jour No 25. [Dancing Lesson.]
J. Granville. Lith le Langlumé.
chez Bulla Rue St. Jacques No.38 et chez Martinet rue du Coq [n.d., 1829-30].
Coloured lithograph. Printed area 170 x 210mm (6¾ x 8¼"). Some spotting.
A stag dancing master with a violin gives lessons to a pair of dogs and two huge female grasshoppers, all in human clothes. 'Les Métamorphoses du Jour' was so successful that, before the series was completed, Bulla and Martinet decided to publish an edition titled in both French and English.
[Ref: 53377]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Illustrations to Knickerbocker's History Of New York.
Illustrations to Knickerbocker's History Of New York.
Drawn and Eng.d by Steeden [on plates].
London Published June 21st 1830, by T. Palser, 67 Fleet Street.
Rare set of aquatints with original colour, title and nine plates. Sheets c. 150 x 225mm (6 x 8¾"). Some staining, glue marks from scrap album.
Washington Irving's first novel, 'A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, by Diedrich Knickerbocker' (1809), was a satire of the Dutch colonists in New York of the early 17th century, published as a true history. Amongst those depicted in these later illustrations are Governor Stuiveysant, van Corlear, van Zant, Hardenbrock, Ten Broeken, van Courtland and van Twiller.
We are unable to find any reference to this book.
[Ref: 53338]   £900.00   view all images for this item
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[Scarborough] The Theatre.
[Scarborough] The Theatre.
J. Green del.t. [Etched by Thomas Rowlandson, aquatinted by either John Bluck and Joseph Stadler]
[Pub. 1813, at R. Ackermann, 101 Strand.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. Sheet 135 x 220mm (5¼ x 8¾"). Stitching holes through title, publisher's inscription lost.
On stage a man waves a dagger, surrounded by a pile of corpses. James Green's 'Poetical Sketches of Scarborough' were originally drawn as souvenirs but popular demand led to their publication.
[Ref: 53392]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Home from School _ or the commencement of the Holidays.
Home from School _ or the commencement of the Holidays.
S.K. inv.t. G. Cruikshank fec.t.
Pub.d by S. Knights Sweetings Alley Royal Exchange [n.d., c.1827].
Etching with original hand colour. 220 x 265mm (8¾ x 10½"). Laid on album paper.
Three children arrive home; the two girls rush to embrace their mother as the boy blows a trumpet to announce his return. A negro servant smiles down indulgently at the boy. A parrot on a stand screeches.
BM Satires 15188.
[Ref: 53339]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Black Monday _ or, The End of the Holidays.
Black Monday _ or, The End of the Holidays.
S.K. invt [Samuel Knight?]. G. Cruikshank fec.t.
Pub.d by S. Knights Sweetings Alley Royal Exchange. [n.d., c.1826]
Etching with original hand colour. 220 x 265mm (8¾ x 10½"). Laid on album paper.
The moment of departure, with three children and the negro footman in tears.
BM Satires 15189.
[Ref: 53341]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fashion comparison.]
[Fashion comparison.]
[n.d., c.1800.]
Fine coloured engraving. Sheet 170 x 105mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Trimmed into plate on left, into image on right.
The figures of a man and a woman, both split down the middle, the left side with older faces and fashion styles, the right younger and more ostentatiously.
[Ref: 53272]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Citizen at Vauxhall.
The Citizen at Vauxhall.
Collings del. Smith sculp.
Published as the Act directs, by Harrison & Co July 1, 1784.
Engraving. 180 x 225mm (7 x 8¾"). Original folds, wear to left edge.
A family stand outside the orchestra at Vauxhall Gardens. The stout wife puts a handkerchief round her husband's neck to protect him from the night air. Her daughter holds her fan to her face, flirting with a beau in the middle distance who inspects her through his glass. Musicians play on the first floor. The illustration was published as the frontispiece to the June issue 'The Wit's Magazine', accompanying the 'Humourous Description of a Citizen and his family at Vauxhall' which is transcribed without acknowledgement from the essay of Colman and Thornton in 'The Connoisseur' (May 10, 1755).
BM Satires 6741.
[Ref: 53394]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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A Windfall.
A Windfall.
[by Henry Heath?]
[n.d., c.1810.]
Rare etching with hand colour. Sheet 215 x 155mm (8½ x 6"). Trimmed to printed border, losing inscriptions, laid on album paper.
A street scene on a very windy day, with a man with a fallen chimney over his face, with only his beaky nose and mouth showing.
[Ref: 53372]   £230.00  
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