Buying caricature prints
The following prints are currently available for sale. All the prints listed in the section are original period pieces and not later reissues or modern reproductions.
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Measurements are given in inches (width x length) and reflect the total size of the print.
Extremely rare political satire on the declining fortunes of Britain’s allies in the war against France. Amidst a smoke-covered battlefield, the various crowned heads of Europe rush to debase themselves at the feet of the emblems of the French Revolution. See the main blog for a full analysis of this print. Not in the BM or any other public / institutional collection of 18th century caricatures.
Measures 17.5 x 19. Published on laid paper. Faint traces of an old crease or fold line running through the centre of the paper. Some browning to the borders of the image. Two repaired tear lines can be seen running through the middle of the upper-most border but the image itself is not affected. The top edge of the print has been glued to an old mount board.
Price – £450
Thomas Rowlandson, Death and Bonaparte, published by Rudolph Ackermann, 1 January 1814.
Plate from the January 1814 edition of the Repository of Arts magazine. One of Rowlandson’s most memorable satires on Napoleon. Bonaparte and death sit contemplating each other while a huge battle rages around them. Originally created for a transparency that was erected outside Ackermann’s shop to celebrate the allied victory at Leipzig in November 1813, this image was later reproduced by Rowlandson in a number of different formats.
Measures 9 x 11. Traces of original folds running vertically through the image. Some evidence of ink transfer at the right-hand margin and into the platemark.
Price – £150
Infant Liberty Nursed by Mother Mob. Leney & Tisdale, published New York, 1807.
Extremely rare Federalist political satire attacking Jeffersonian republicanism and the concept of popular democracy. Liberty is depicted as a over-sized baby greedily guzzling whisky from the breast of ‘Mother Mob’ a prostitute acting as nursemaid. Two demonic children, one wearing the Jacobin bonnet rouge, burn copies of the US constitution and books of law. In the background a rampaging mob can be seen tearing down a government building.
Measures 5 x 8 1/2.
A conservative political satire drawing unfavourable comparisons between the constitutions of Britain and revolutionary France. The British state is depicted as a solid and stable rock which unanimously supports its constitutional monarchy, whilst France is shown as a writhing monster that is destroying itself and threatening its neighbours.
The print combines political satire with fashionable silhouette portraiture and images of the principle members of the British and French royal families are contained within the design.
Probably published in London sometime during 1793. Laid paper.
Measures 3 x 4 1/2.
Price – £200