Caricatures

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English Prints

During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, illustrators such as Thomas Rowlandson, James Gillray, and George Cruikshank made British caricature a vital popular art form. Through their colorful renderings of humorously exaggerated people in absurd scenarios, these artists offered ridicule and criticism of prevailing political, social, and religious positions of the day to their educated, affluent audiences. Today, the influence of these masters of mockery may be read in contemporary editorial cartoons, as well as in the topical parody produced for television and other media.

Caricatures : Don

William Heath English (1795-1840)

Don't You Remember the 5th of November

Medium: Hand-colored etching
Publisher: T. McLean, London. Heath's “Paul Pry” monogram in image, lower left
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 16866
Price: $450.00

Caricatures : The Noblest Roman of them All at Davidson Galleries

William Heath English (1795-1840)

The Noblest Roman of them All

Medium: Hand-colored etching
Signature: Heath's monogram in image, lower left
Publisher: T. McLean, London
Size: 13-5/8 x 9-1/4 inches
Stock Number: 16868
Price: $350.00

Caricatures : Dusty Bob - The Parish Dustman at Davidson Galleries

William Heath English (1795-1840)

Dusty Bob - The Parish Dustman

Series: Series: Parish Characters in Ten Plates by Paul Pry, Esquire (Pseudonym for William Heath).
Medium: Hand-colored etching
Year: 1829
Publisher: T. McLean, London. Heath's “Paul Pry” monogram in image, lower left
Size: 14 x 9-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 27897
Price: $450.00

Caricatures : Master Fang, the Parish Beadle at Davidson Galleries

William Heath English (1795-1840)

Master Fang, the Parish Beadle

Series: Series: Parish Characters in Ten Plates by Paul Pry, Esquire (Pseudonym for William Heath).
Medium: Hand-colored etching
Year: 1829
Publisher: T. McLean, London. Heath's “Paul Pry” monogram in image, lower left
Size: 14 x 9-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 27898
Price: $450.00

Caricatures : The Whole Truth, or John Bull With His Eyes Opened... at Davidson Galleries

Theodore Lane English (fl. 1800-1828)

The Whole Truth, or John Bull With His Eyes Opened...

Medium: Hand-colored etching
Year: 1821
Publisher: G. Humphrey, London
Size: 9 x 7-1/8 inches
Stock Number: 16958
Price: $450.00

Caricatures : BENNET the BRAVE (Alias Absolute Courage) Taking the BULL by the Horns at Davidson Galleries

J. L. Marks English (fl. c.1800-1830)

BENNET the BRAVE (Alias Absolute Courage) Taking the BULL by the Horns

Medium: Hand-colored etching
Year: ca.1820
Publisher: J.L. Marks, Picadilly
Size: 7-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches
Description: Sir F. Burdett is depicted chasing a bull in the Newgate Prison as it tramples Henry Gray Bennet and kicks Matthew Wood in the mouth
Stock Number: 16961
Price: $175.00

Caricatures : Doctory Prosody Arrives in the Vicinity of Edinburgh at Davidson Galleries

Charles Williams English (fl. 1791-1830)

Doctory Prosody Arrives in the Vicinity of Edinburgh

Medium: Hand-colored etching and aquatint
References: M. Iley, London
Size: 4-1/8 x 7-1/4 inches
Stock Number: 15640
Price: $100.00

Caricatures : Doctory Prosody Doing Penance on Drunken Island, Lock Lommond at Davidson Galleries

Charles Williams English (fl. 1791-1830)

Doctory Prosody Doing Penance on Drunken Island, Lock Lommond

Medium: Hand-colored etching and aquatint
References: M. Iley, London
Size: 4-1/8 x 7-1/4 inches
Description: Drawn and engraved by Willaims.
Stock Number: 15644
Price: $100.00