5266 - 5589 FINE ARTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
= Conceived as a series of satyrical prints on the fashionable people in the United Kingdom, called macaronies. The Darly's were the most prolific publisher's of these kind of caricatures.
= I.a. from Charivari, Les Comédies de société, Robert Macaire and La Caricature.
AND 13 similar lithographs by R. GAVARNI.
- Tipped onto mount; three closed (neat) tears (reaching into image).
= A later impression without place and publisher. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVII.
Monogrammist "H.H.R." (act. 1830-1832). "The Bourbons Fall or Priestcraft and Despotism rewarded". Lithograph monogrammed in lower left corner "H.H.R.", 37x21,5 cm., London, S.W. Fores, 1830.
- Trimmed to the borders; sl. darkened in corners.
AND a mediocre copy of "The Holy Alliance Unmasked" (handcol. etching, ±1825. Laid down on mount; trimmed to within the borders; upper right corners cut off; sl. dam. in lower corners).
- Tipped onto mount. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVII.
Rowlandson, Th. (Chelsea parade, or, A croaking member surveying the inside, outside and backside of Mrs. Clarkes premises). Contemp. handcol. etching, 22x32,3 cm., London, Th. Tegg, 1809.
- Trimmed to the border line, with loss of caption below; sl. soiled; remains of former backing on verso.
- A few closed tears in margins into image; several stains in blank margins, occas. touching the image.
= "A fantastic scene in Oxford representing Grenville's installation as Chancellor, which took place at Commemoration, 3 July 1810. Grenville rises in a balloon above a vast applauding crowd; his inflated and spherical posterior fits into the shallow bowl which forms the car (...)." (quote from the entry for this print in the British Museum). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCV.
- Discoloured/ soiled; mounted on brown paper; tear in upper right corner.
= Mocking the primitive means of travelling in Ireland.
AND an anonymous similar print: "Paddy whack's first ride in a Sedan" (19x23,2 cm., London, 1800. Browned; doubled). - ADDED 1 other: A. MARTINET, "Marche de Carnaval" (handcol. etching, Paris, Martinet, ±1805. Tipped onto mount; sl. yellowed).
- Trimmed a few mm. outside the border line.
= Caricature of William Wyndham Grenville, Baron Grenville as Foreign Secretary focussing on the little British conquests in the West-Indies and ignoring the French conquests in Europe. B.M. Sat. 8656.
Roberts, P. (act. ±1785-1824). "The Peace Soup Shop". Handcol. etching after G.M. WOODWARD, 26,2x35 cm. (platemark), publ. by P. Roberts, London, n.d. (±1802).
- Brown stains in upper part.
= Caricature commenting on the Treaty of Amiens with the French in 1802. On the left the prime minister Addington. On the right William Windham, warning John Bull against this treaty.
AND 1 other caricature print by JOHN DOYLE: "The Mysterious Visit" (handcol lithogr.).
- Tipped onto mount; a few faint waterstains in lower half. Otherwise fine.
= "The Duke of Cumberland, dressed as a guard with broad-brimmed hat, gold-laced great-coat, pouch or satchel, with breeches and top-boots, holds a cocked blunderbuss by the barrel in his right hand, a coach-horn in his left. (...)" (quote from the Brit. Museum on this print). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVIII.
- Margins cut/ torn close to the platemark; two sm. tears in margin.
= Paulson 131, only state, on 19th century thick woven paper.
AND 7 others by the same, all on thick woven paper, all with various defects.
= "George IV and Miss Chester sit on a rustic garden seat under the branch of a tree, from which a giant pear hangs over their heads, exactly between them. (...)." Miss Eliza Chester was "a beautiful actress, (...) "who solaced George IV's last years at the Cottage, being appointed Reader to the King at a salary of £600." (source: British Museum and M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', XI, 1954).
Idem. ""Porro unum est necessarium." "His Ambition will lead him to attempt that one thing." -Vide Napoleon Bonaparte's prophecy." Etching w. etched caption below by T. JONES after W. HEATH, 22,9x32 cm., n.pl., Paul Pry, n.d. (1829).
= The print is a satire on Wellington's pressure on the King over Catholic Emancipation.
Heath, W. (1794-1840). "All the World's Stage, And one man in his time plays many parts &c &c." Etching w. etched caption, 23,5x34 cm., (London), S.W. Fores, 1824.
- Torn in two pieces (reattached w. tape).
- Folded twice, the vertical fold affecting the profile of Napoleon.
= Napoleon I. im Spiegel der Karikatur 340; Broadley II, p.242-246: "... Voltz's "corpse-head", the most widely known of all the caricatures directed against Napoleon" (p.243). We see Napoleon with a face composed of bodies in agony, wearing a blood-red collar, a coat with a map showing the places of his lost battles, and a hat in the shape of the Prussian eagle that has finally defeated him. Originally it was published as a New Year's wish to the Germans, bearing the title "True Picture of the Conqueror. Triumph of the Year 1813. To the Germans for the New Year." Cf. Grand-Carteret, Napoléon en Images, p.45.
- Both partly yellowed; vague stains in blank corners.
- Trimmed to/ within the plate mark; sm. stain in caption.
= This cartoon was inspired by recent events in the House of Commons surrounding the agitation for reforms, instigated partly by the popular and controversial member of Parliament Sir Francis Burdett, who is portrayed in the centre of the "Genial Sun" surrounded by rays in which various of the causes that had his sympathy are listed (i.a. Freedom of the Press, Free Representation and Good of the People).
AND a caricature by I.R. CRUIKSHANK: "A steward at sea in a vain tempest! or, Gaining the point of matrimony in spite of squalls!" (contemp. handcol. etching, London, Sidebotham, 1819. Chipped in upper left corner and in lower blank margin; margins trimmed).
- Folded along the plate mark, w. neat (closed) tear in left vertical fold; (closed) tear in right blank margin; brown stain in lower right blank corner.
= A print commenting on the financial problems of Britain (John Bull), showing Princess Charlotte and her future husband riding on John Bull's back, while Princess Charlotte's father, the Prince Regent, later George IV, comes limping behind.
AND 1 other: J. GILLRAY, "Le diable-boiteux - or - the Devil upon two sticks conveying John Bull to the land of promise" (handcol. etching, etched caption below, 19,3x13,7 cm, 1806. Browned; formerly laid down and sl. creased).
- The lot sold w.a.f.
- A= I.a. by T.A. STEINLEN, GAVARNI, E.J. PIGAL and J.J. GRANDVILLE (w. defects).
- All w. old middle-fold and strengthened w. parts op paper in the middle; vaguely waterst.
= Possibly after S.M. SANDRART.