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Lot 126

British School, early 19th century-  A pair of satirical prints: Corsican Condescension or: the...

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Lot 126

British School, 
early 19th century- 
A pair of satirical prints: Corsican Condescension or: the...

Price Realised: £1,443

Estimate: £300 - £500

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 126


British School, 
early 19th century- 

A pair of satirical prints: Corsican Condescension or: the Emperors return to his Capital; The Bear and the Monkey Preparing to attack the Turkey!; 

handcoloured etchings, each inscribed in the plate with title and publisher's inscription for 'Thomas Tegg' of '111 Cheapside' and date '1807' (lower margins), the first numbered '5' (upper right corner), each 22 x 33.4 cm.; 

together with three further satirical prints by George Moutard Woodward, 
British, 1760-1809- 

More Scotchmen or Johnny Maccree, opening his New Budget.; The Sailors Defence!!; The Kentish Hop Merchant and the Lecture on Optics!!; 

handcoloured etchings, each inscribed in the plate for publisher 'Thomas Tegg', each 24.4 x 34.7 cm., (unframed); 

and one other satirical print by Henry William Bunbury
A Militia Meeting, engraving, published by Bretherton, (unframed), six (6). 

Private Collection, UK. 

Impressions of the works titled 'The Bear and the Monkey preparing to attack the Turkey' and 'Corsican Condescension' , satirising Napoleon's invasion of Turkey and the Treaty of Tilsit respectively, are in the collection of the Bodleian Library, Oxford (nos Curzon b.4[168] and Curzon b.12[29]). The latter scene is there attributed to Charles Williams (fl.c.1797-1830). 

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