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A selection of Vanity Fair Caricatures


COMIC ALMANAC-George Cruikshank(1792-1878)


'Probable Effects of over Female Emigration', George Cruikshank, Comic Almanac, 1851, great exhibition

Code: CA1

Probable Effects of Over Female Emigration, or Importing the Fair Sex from the Savage Islands in Consequence of Exporting all our own to Australia!!!!"

Cruikshank was a British caricaturist and book illustrator, praised as the contemporary "modern Hogarth". He illustrated the work of his good friend Charles Dickens among many other famous authors.In early life he was renown for his social caricatures of British life and then for his Political satires collaborating with William Hone. He Produced The Comic Almanac between 1835-1853 and within it's pages attacked the Royal family and leading politicians. Indeed it is said he received a royal bribe of 100 Pounds for a pledge "not to caricature His majesty (George IV, notorious for his roving eye) in any immoral situation"
The topic of this caricature we would now condemn as racist in nature, but it reflects the fact that many women of Britain were attracted to the "colonies" as that is where many eager young men travelled for opportunities not available in Britain. Before the War of Independence the American Colony was a beacon for young British men to make their fortune in manufacturing and plantations. In a world where women had few options financially, they left British shores to find husbands, and where better than in lands of opportunity! In the 1840's South Australia had a bumper discovery of Copper only to be replaced in the 1850's with Victorian Gold Fever. In fact, the British immigation to that colony made it most populated and wealthiest in Australia.
An interesting observation is that the publishing date of 1851 coincides with the Great Exhibition in London celebrating the fruits of the Industrial Revolution coinciding with the expansion of the British Empire.
Drawn and etched by George Cruuikshank for his Comic Almanac. Hand coloured. Size of image = 15cm x 39.5cm
Antique Traditional Profile frame with original gold fillet.
Price inclusive of frame = AUD $585


LIGHTER SIDE OF SCHOOL LIFE-Lewis Baumer

Original chromolithograph after Lewis Baumer(1870-1973) highlighting of British Public School stereotypes that he may have encountered during his formative years at University College School and later at the Royal Academy School.
Size = 18cm x 11cm. Condition= Excellent

Schoolboy caricature by Lewis Baumer c.1914

LB1: "The Schoolboy of Fiction"
price = AU$25

 french teacher caricature by Lewis Baumer c.1914

LB2:"The French Master (i)Fiction, (ii)Fact"
price = AU$25

School cricketing caricature by Lewis Baumer c.1914

LB3:"The Luncheon Interval: Portrait of a Gentleman who has scored fifty runs"
price = AU$35

English Public Schoolboy caricature by Lewis Baumer c.1914

LB4:
"The Nipper"
price = AU$25

British Public school caricature by Lewis Baumer c.1914

LB5: "Rank and File"
price = SOLD

British Public school caricature by Lewis Baumer c.1914

LB6:"The Fag"
'sic vos non vobis'
price = AU$45

Schoolboy caricature by Lewis Baumer c.1914

LB7: "Lord's"
price = AU$25

 man of the world

LB8:"Man of the World"
price = AU$25

Public School caricature, cricketer

LB9:"The Schoolgirls'Dream" SOLD

school headmaster

LB10: "The Headmaster of Fiction"
price = AU$25

 The Adventures of Professor Muddle and other antique caricatures/cartoons

THE ADVENTURES OF PROFESSOR MUDDLE, F.R.S., A.S.S.,
"Proffessor Muddle in Scotland"

The Fine Air and the "whiskie" combined have such and exhilarting effect on the professor that he treats the company after luncheon to a performance of the sword dance.
Original chromolithograph for " The Country Gentleman Sporting Gazette"
Published London c.1897.
Size = 41cm x 28cm
price = AU$45 (others in series)

'monkeyana or men in miniature' by edward landseer c.1827

"Monkeymana of Men in Miniature"
"'But man, proud man, dressed in a little brief authority plays such fantastic tricks',&c, &c.."


Original etching designed and etched by Thomas Landseer (1795-1880),A.R.A., on fine india paper attached to wove paper with plate mark.
Published London Dec. 1st, 1827.
Condition= foxing on wove paper and slight traces on india paper along top and bottom edge.
Size of image = 21.5cm x 17.5cm
price = AU$77 (includes GST)

'monkeyana or men in miniature' by edward landseer c.1827

"Monkeymana of Men in Miniature"
When first I saw the graceful move
Ah me, what meant my throbing breast
Say soft confusion, art thou Love!
If love thow art-then farewell rest.


Original etching designed and etched by Thomas Landseer (1795-1880),A.R.A., on fine india paper attached to wove paper with plate mark.
Published London Dec. 1st, 1827.
Condition= foxing on wove paper and slight traces on india paper in top left corner
Size of image = 20cm x 16cm
price = AU$77 (includes GST)

Other series we have at present include:
"Jaunts and Jollities of that Renown'd Sporting Citizen Mr. John Horrocks", original hand coloured lithographs by HENRY THOMAS ALKEN (1785-1851) based on humourous fox hunting antics. Published London c.1850
"The Comic History of England", original hand coloured etchings by JOHN LEECH (1817-1864)

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