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Le Dentiste Embulant.
Le Dentiste Embulant.
Wille filius Del.
[n.d., c.1788.]
Scarce colour-printed etching. 265 x 215mm (10½ x 8½") very large margins.
An itinerant dentist in a carnival costume extracts a man's tooth as his family looks on. A necklace of human teeth rests on the table. After Pierre Alexandre Wille (1748-1821), originally published by Jean in 1788.
[Ref: 52144]   £320.00  
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Vivisection.
Vivisection.
Painted by J. Mc.Lure Hamilton. Engraved by Cha.s J. Tomkins.
London Published June 23rd 1883 by Henry Graves & Co. the Proprietors, Publishers to H.M. the Queen and T.R.H. the Prince & Princess of Wales. Copyright Registered.
Mixed method engraving. 610 x 440mm (24 x 17¼"), with extremely large margins.
At first the scene appears to be of a man playing with his terrier, as it sits on a laboratory bench sits up begging. However the bottle of chloroform hidden behind the man's back hints at his sinister intentions. A dead bird lies to the left. John McLure Hamilton (1853-1936), born in Philadelphia. He divided his time between Philadelphia and London, where he was official portrait painter to Prime Minister William Gladstone. This engraving, subtitled 'The Last Appeal', was exhibited at the R.A. in 1884; both the 'Animal Defence and Anti-Vivisection Society' and the 'National Canine Defence League' used the image in their campaigns in the early 20th century.
Ex Norman Blackburn collection.
[Ref: 52852]   £550.00  
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