CARICATURE, ROYALTY and EPHEMERA Album containing approximately 20 items of printed ephemera, 60 large hand-coloured caricatures, by James Gillray (4), George Cruikshank (10), William Heath, Henry Bunbury, Thomas Rowlandson and others, 40 smaller hand-coloured caricatures, and upwards of 50 uncoloured engraved fashion illustrations, [mostly 1810-1830]
Lot 15
CARICATURE, ROYALTY and EPHEMERA
Album containing approximately 20 items of printed ephemera, 60 large hand-coloured caricatures, by James Gillray (4), George Cruikshank (10), William Heath, Henry Bunbury, Thomas Rowlandson and others, 40 smaller hand-coloured caricatures, and upwards of 50 uncoloured engraved fashion illustrations, [mostly 1810-1830]
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 6,303) inc. premium
Lot Details
CARICATURE, ROYALTY and EPHEMERA
Album containing approximately 20 items of printed ephemera, 60 large hand-coloured caricatures, by James Gillray (4), George Cruikshank (10), William Heath, Henry Bunbury, Thomas Rowlandson and others, 40 smaller hand-coloured caricatures, and upwards of 50 uncoloured engraved fashion illustrations, all tipped-in or on stubs, some ink annotations, various conditions, some leaves loose, cloth (defective), folio (400 x 310mm.), [mostly 1810-1830]

Footnotes

  • A good album of early nineteenth century caricatures, including 4 by James Gillray (Two-Penny Whist; Windy Weather; Sad Sloppy Weather; and Dreadful-hot weather). Those by Cruikshank are mostly political, including "Bonnie Willie", and other subjects include fashion, dentistry, acting (6 of John Liston, including "Buy a Broom"), and Woodward's "The Kent Hop Merchant and the Lecturer in Optics" (showing a magic lantern).

    Ephemera includes: ticket engraved by George Bickham for the Coronation of George III in Westminster Abbey on 22 September 1761, with manuscript note "First gallery Northside. Arch 7, Row 11, Seat 106" at top, and signed by George Wyatt and J. Heaton.; embossed pictorial ticket for the Coronation of George IV on 19 July 1821, together with embossed procession pass, and ticket for the Dean and Chapter Record Room at same event; funeral ticket for William Pitt (22 February 1806); a forged banknote (June 1818); "Corporal Violette", a hand-coloured pictorial broadside puzzle portrait of Napoleon and family (R. Pratt, c.1815); advertisement for a performance at the Egyptian Hall by the Tyrolese singers Brothers Rainer, with lithographed portrait, 1827.
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