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Sir Owen Philipps, K.C.M.G.  (Owen Cosby Philipps, 1st Baron Kylsant)

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Sir Owen Philipps, K.C.M.G. (Owen Cosby Philipps, 1st Baron Kylsant)
Ref: 8991371






An antique caricature entitled "Royal Mail" which was published in a Supplement to 'Mayfair' in April 1912. He was a British businessman and politician, jailed in 1931 for producing a document with intent to deceive.




Approx 20cms by 30cms.






Price: 55.00
  



Jumping in Sacks.

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Jumping in Sacks.
Ref: 8990251

An antique hand-coloured etching and aquatint by Robert Cruikshank after W.H. Pyne, engraved by G. Hunt. Published by Pyall & Hunt. Mid nineteenth century with original colouring. Yokels, tightly confined in sacks, shuffle forward in single file, all grinning except the foremost, who is tense. Two, laughing broadly, have fallen, one across the other. They are watched by smiling country people, looking over a wall and, in the foreground, leaning on a rail. Among them are a cavalry officer in full kit, and a fashionable young man with a gun. A church tower rises above trees.

Approx 31cms by 21.5cms.


Price: 145.00
  



Westminster races A  political heat run in Covent Garden between Old Veteran a famous horse the property of his M-----y, Duchess a Filly the property of the Duke of D--------e, and Judas an Obstinate Ass who was clearly distanced

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Westminster races A political heat run in Covent Garden between Old Veteran a famous horse the property of his M-----y, Duchess a Filly the property of the Duke of D--------e, and Judas an Obstinate Ass who was clearly distanced
Ref: 8990250

An antique etching on laid paper (watermarked) ; Pub. 19 May, 1784, by WH, No. 227 Strand. with later hand colouring. The three candidates for Westminster end their race: Hood (left) on a galloping horse, saying, "Worthy Sr Cecil I'm sorry for You, but don't be discourag'd, a Scrutiny shall do your Business at any Rate". Behind gallops Fox, holding up his hat and looking round with a triumphant smile at Wray. Over his head are the words: "It is not in the force of mortal Arm, Scarsely in Fate, to bind the struggling soul, that gall'd by wanton power indignant swells against Oppression." Attributed to: Isaac Cruikshank Published by: William Humphrey. Two vertical folds

Approx 33.5cms by 17.5cms.


Price: 150.00
  



Jollux

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Jollux
Ref: 8990249





An antique etching and satirical portrait of an authority, probably a proctor, of Cambridge, wearing his cap and gown, academic wig, and clerical bands. "Publish'd as ye Act directs 6th Feby. 1773, by I. Bretherton", with later hand colouring. Jollux was slang for a fat man.




Approx 14cms by 21cms.






Price: 125.00
  



The Covent Garden macaronies.

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The Covent Garden macaronies.
Ref: 8990248





A macaroni (possibly George Colman) has snatched the wig off the head of a smaller man. This image by Matthew and Mary Darly was published in 1771 with later hand colouring. A husband-and-wife team, the Darlys developed a new British print genre--small etched caricatures their identities indicated through dress, pose and a few props. Many of these works mocked the fashionable manners of contemporary London dandies called "macaronis," and the Darly's wares soon became known as macaroni prints no matter what their subjects.



Approx 16cms by 22.5cms.




Price: 125.00
  



 " Sketch For An Al - bum "

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" Sketch For An Al - bum "
Ref: 8982036




An antique etching published on Aug. 1, 1835 by Thomas McLean, 26 Haymarket, from the original plate designed and etched by George Cruikshank.


Approx 18.5cms by 14.5cms.


Price: 55.00
  



A Fisherman of the Severn & Wye with his Coracle.

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A Fisherman of the Severn & Wye with his Coracle.
Ref: 2357459




An original watercolour by T. Whitehouse, Wigan which was painted on September 12th, 1835.



Approx 8cms by 9.5cms






Price: 175.00
  



Two heads before and after ordination.

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Two heads before and after ordination.
Ref: 2355820

Plate 52 'Eccentric Excursions or Literary & Pictorial Sketches of Countenance, Character & Country, in different parts of England & South Wales.............' Two heads face each other in profile, one (left) of a young man in cap and gown, with his hair curling on his shoulders, and a cheerful expression. The other (right) of the same man transformed: his hair is strained back from a receding forehead and smoothly tucked under the high collar of his coat. He wears bands and looks down sourly with protruding underlip. One wears a frilled cravat, the other clerical bands. 14 January 1797 Hand-coloured etching Isaac Cruikshank the Elder after George Moutard Woodward. Few blemishes top left corner.

Approx 215cms by 19cms.


Price: 145.00
  



What!  never upset in a gig.

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What! never upset in a gig.
Ref: 2352777

An antique aquatint engraving by E. Duncan, drawn and etched by T.J. Rawlins and H. Alken. Published November 1st, 1850 with original colouring, by R. Ackermann at his Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191, Regent Street. Published in "Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire, Formerly M.P. for Shrewsbury, High sheriff for the Counties of Salop & Merioneth, and Major of the North Shropshire Yeomanry Cavalry. With Notices of His Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits By Nimrod.
Approx 17.5cms by 11cms.


Price: 45.00
  



Louis Wain  -  My Noble Kinsman.

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Louis Wain - My Noble Kinsman.
Ref: 2352713



An antique woodcut engraving which was published in "The Illustrated London News" on March 8th, 1890 with later hand colouring.

Approx 22.5cms by17cms.


Price: 35.00
  



Peace & Plenty or the Forestaller's Lamentation a Tragi Comedy.  1801.

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Peace & Plenty or the Forestaller's Lamentation a Tragi Comedy. 1801.
Ref: 2349561

Addington's new Ministry had declared unsatisfactory peace terms with Napoleon, but John Bull is shown here receiving a rapturous welcome home from the wars. The price of wheat had also been falling since April with the fullfilled promise of a good harvest and the forestallers, who had been sitting on vast stocks waiting for fat profits, had been ruined. Original hand-coloured engraving "London Pubd; by W. Holland 50 Oxford Street October 22nd. 1801"

27cms by 20.5cms.


Price: 195.00
  



The Schoolmaster at Home.

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The Schoolmaster at Home.
Ref: 2344377

An antique lithograph by John Doyle who used the monogram 'HB'. to sign a numbered series of 917 lithographs published 1829-51. Subjects are Philip Henry Stanhope, 4th Earl Stanhope and Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux. 'Published by Thos. Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket Decr 14th.. 1830.' Printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte (1785-1836) 23, Leicester Square. Original handcolouring. Afew marginal tears extending ito border. Three minute wormholes in printed area.

Approx 33cms by26cms.



Price: 145.00
  



The Principal Characters presented to Public Exhibition throughout Real Life in London.

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The Principal Characters presented to Public Exhibition throughout Real Life in London.
Ref: 23738





An antique aquatint engraving designed by H. Alken. Published in 1821. Original colouring.



Approx 10cms by 19cms.


Price: 30.00
  



Mr Ego's Marvellous Story.

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Mr Ego's Marvellous Story.
Ref: 23737


An antique etching drawn and etched by Thomas Rowlandson. Published in 1807. Original colouring.

Approx14cms by 9cms.


Price: 30.00
  



Mr George Charles Fitzwilliam.

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Mr George Charles Fitzwilliam.
Ref: 8221



Price: 85.00
  



The Churchwardens.

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The Churchwardens.
Ref: 6834


An antique line engraving by A. Danse after Franz Meerts. Circa 1860. The colouring is later.

Approx 24.5cms by 14.5cms.


Price: 40.00
  



Robin Gray and Jenny.

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Robin Gray and Jenny.
Ref: 5130



A circle stipple engraving in sepia by Thomas Ryder after a painting in miniature by S. Shelley. Published in 1785.

Approx 9cms diameter.


Price: 125.00
  



St. David's Day  -  Drawn by Kenny Meadows.

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St. David's Day - Drawn by Kenny Meadows.
Ref: 5138






A woodcut engraving which was published in "The Illustrated London News" on 24th February, 1849. The colouring is later.

Approx 24cms by 36.5cms.


Price: 30.00
  



Court of Chancery - Lincoln's Inn Hall

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Court of Chancery - Lincoln's Inn Hall
Ref: 669


An aquatint engraving with original colour by J C Stadler of a Thomas ROWLANDSON caricature. Published at R ACKERMANN's Repository of Arts in 1808.

Approx 26cm by 20cm


Price: 145.00
  


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