Folder 61 - Folder 65

 

 

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Folder 61
Jack Junk embarking on a Cruize!!
[1807]; Woodward del; Pub by T. Tegg Cheapside March 1, 1807. [BM 10898] (28 x 43.5 cm).

Colored engraving which features an exterior scene. In the image are three men outside a stable. Central in the scene is a man, in sailor uniform, with a long pigtail attempting to mount a brown horse; he has put his left foot in the stirrup and has both arms over the horse’s neck. He states “I don’t mount this here Horse the right way!! You lubberly swab you dont know the way I’m a going.” Holding the reins of the horse is a small, grinning man wearing large muck-boots. To the far left is a man in a striped shirt, breeches and large boots holding a broom grinning slyly. He states “Jack, you don’t mount the Horse the right way but it is sailor like to look one way and row another.”; to the far right is a sign pointing “To Leatherhead” and in the distance a path and a farmhouse.

 

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Folder 62
Major Macpherson and Miss Lavinia Scout.
[1807]; Publish’d Apr. 6 1807 by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London. [BM 10943] (23 x 31 cm).

Colored engraving over a ballad which features an interior, domestic scene. The heading of the verse reads, “Sung by Mr. Bannister, Theatre Royal Drury Lane in the New Opera, call’d False Alarms, or my Cousin The Music of this Song Composed by M. P. King.” In the image is a man and a woman in a living area. To the far right is a lit fire; dangling from the ceiling is a decorated chord and mounted on the wall is a flat, ornamented fan. The woman is seated in a chair with her arms crossed over her chest and her legs crossed beneath her. She is wearing a pink, empire dress and is looking over her shoulder towards a man who is standing near a gold-colored couch. The man is in military uniform and is feeling the blade of a razor with his right hand. The ballad is divided into four stanzas and the first starts: “Major Macpherson heav’d a sigh…”

 

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Folder 63
Military Orders.
[1807]; London Pubd Jan ny 1 1807 by T Tegg 111 Cheapside. [No BM Number] (27.5 x 38 cm).

Colored engraving which features three women and two men. To the far left are two men in military uniform. They have on large black and gold hats, have long black moustaches, black boots, purple sashes across their waists and one bears a very large sword. The men state, “Resistance is in vain – we have orders to violate every Female in the Parish.” Kneeling before him are two females, one dressed in a pink empire gown and the other in white; they both have on jewelry. One woman is crying and hiding her face in a handkerchief, the other has her hands folded pleadingly and stating, “It is not for ourselves we pleased – but spare our grandmother”; behind her is the frail grandmother in yellow dress, kerchief, apron and cane. She leans forward and states: “Dont talk such nonsense – don’t you hear the gentlemen say they are under Orders.”

 

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Folder 64
Giles Scroggins’ Ghost _ Sung by Mr. Smith, at Sadlers Wells, &c.
[1805]; Publish’d Jan y 12 1805 by Laurie & Whittle. No. 53 Fleet Street, London. [BM 10498] (24 x 30 cm).

Colored engraving with ballad beneath. The image features an interior scene in a darkened bedroom. To the left is a large four-poster bed with drapes, pillows and blankets. In the bed is a very startled looking woman in kerchief and nightclothes screaming. She has her mouth open, her tongue out, her eyes wide and her arms in the air. To the right running at her is a semi-human creature with thin arms and legs, wide eyes, an elongated mouth and large ears. He is wearing a night cap and his hands rear out claw-like; behind him is a trail of smoke. The ballad is divided into four stanzas and the first starts: “Giles Scroggins courted Molly Brown…”

 

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Folder 65
A Catalanian Pic Nic Society at Private Rehearsal.
[1807]; Woodward del; Pubd by T Tegg 111 Cheapside March 12, 1807; Cruikshank, s. [BM 10906] (27 x 43 cm).

Colored engraving featuring an interior scene with six seated people. To the right is a large man in military uniform seated with his hands folded and eyes closed. He has his right foot up on a stool, possibly as a result of gout. The man says “Oh Exquisite Harmony!! Music has charms to soften rocks and bend the knotted oak.” The remainder of the figures consist of a bald man to the far left with a small dog stating, “Time has not thinn’d my flowing hair”; next to him is a woman in empire white dress with open music book in front of her stating, “In sweetest Harmony we live”; beside her is a large angry looking woman with a wide open mouth stating, “Encompass’d in an Angels frame”; next to her is a well-dressed man declaring, “Together let us range the fields” and the final man, looking down states, “Said a smile to a tear what cause have you here?” Walking in front of them is a footman/butler with a  tray of full wine glasses, he spills several of them onto the carpeted floor and states, “From nigh till morn I take my glass In hopes to forget my Chloe”; in his pocket is an empty, corked bottle and in front of him an angry looking cat.

 


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