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London Henry Bohn c.1847. First published in May 1790 by H.Humphrey here plate 15 from Bohn's additional album of work considered too outrageous to include in the main volume. Gillrays take on the Cutting Monster who was terrorising London assaulting women & slashing their clothing. This is one of two prints on the subject. Print size,10"x14 " Plain backed, on a heavy wove paper . (Book ref. 3534)
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London Henry Bohn c.1847. First published in February 1793 here plate 29 from Bohn's additional album of work considered too outrageous to include in the main volume. Subtitled "A view in perspective we see the executed Louis XVl a bishop and two monks hanging from a lamp bracket . A sans-culotte ( The nickname for revolutionary workers,who did not wear knee breeches favored by the aristocracy), two daggers dripping with blood tucked in his belt, fiddles like Nero from atop the lamp post. Print size,14"x10 " Plain backed, on a heavy wove paper . (Book ref. 3533)
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London Henry Bohn c.1847. First published in September 1796 by Hannah Humphrey, here plate 36 from Bohn's additional album of work considered too outrageous to include in the main volume. King William V of Orange with a reputation for philandering with servants is depicted as cupid / gardener dreaming of phalanxes of young women, who, thanks to his dalliances, are all in advanced stages of pregnancy. The little orange trees in the foreground bear fruit progeny, resembling the sleeping Prince. Print size,10"x14 " A good dark impression Plain backed, on a heavy wove paper . (Book ref. 3531)
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London Henry Bohn c.1847. First published in April 1792 by Hannah Humphrey, here as plate 22 from Bohn's additional album of work considered too outrageous to include in the main volume. The King & Queen sit on a latrine much alarmed by Pitt who has rushed in with the news of the shooting of Gustavus lll of Sweden.Print size 9"x13" Plain backed,on heavy wove paper (Book ref. 3535)
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London Henry Bohn c.1847. First published in September 1791 by Hannah Humphrey, here plate 18 from Bohn's album of work considered too outrageous to include in the main volume. Here we see the distinguished socialite Lady Cecilia Johnson at stool. [ Recent commentators have remarked on her similarity of appearance to Margaret Thatcher ]. print size,12"x9 " Plain backed, on a heavy wove paper with good margins (Book ref. 3530)
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London Henry Bohn c.1847. First published in August 1802 by Hannah Humphrey, here plate 24 from Bohn's album of work considered too outrageous to include in the main volume. A satire on the balloon exploits of the Frenchman Garnerin, who had recently flown from Lord's Cricket Ground to Enfield, near London. Print size, 9 x 8 Plain backed, on heavy wove paper (Book ref. 3528)
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London Henry Bohn c.1847. First published in August 1804 by Hannah Humphrey, here plate 26 from Bohn's album of work considered too outrageous to include in the main volume. More Toilet Humour; here the subject awaits outcome of his medication. Print size, 10" x 8" Plain backed, on a heavy wove paper . (Book ref. 3529)
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London Henry Bohn c.1847. First published in November 1796 by Hannah Humphrey, here as plate 33 from Bohn's additional album of work considered too outrageous to include in the main volume. The Prince of Wales, eldest son of King George lll attending his mistress Lady Jersey with the connivance of her elderly fawning husband. 9"x13" Plain backed, on heavy wove paper 8"x10" with good margins (Book ref. 3526)
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London Henry Bohn c.1847. First published in May 1797 by Hannah Humphrey, here plate 27 from Bohn's additional album of work considered too outrageous to include in the main volume. A strikingly modern image of four headless women in a crude sexual metaphor based on the slang use of Garden. Plain backed, on heavy wove paper 10"x7" (Book ref. 3522)
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London Henry Bohn c.1847. First published in March 1787 by Phillips, here as plate 9 from Bohn's additional album of work considered too outrageous to include in the main volume. Dr George Pretyman was Dean of St Paul's and here William Pitt places the dome of St.Pauls over the tower of Lincoln Cathedral 13"x10" Plain backed, good dark impression enriched with Aquatint on heavy wove paper (Book ref. 3521)
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London Henry Bohn c.1847. First published in July 1788 by Fores, here as plate 12 from Bohn's additional album of work considered too outrageous to include in the main volume. The Prince of Wales falls from his Phaeton onto his mistress Mrs Fitzherbert, one of the great beauties of her day and illegaly married to the prince in 1785 in a secret ceremony. The Prince did not have the King's approval and the heir could not marry a Catholic without forfeiting the right to the throne.She was condemned to a life of deception as the Prince'smistress though she patiently maintained this position for almost a decade after George's official marriage to Caroline of Brunswick in 1795. Plain backed, on heavy wove paper 14"x10" (Book ref. 3515)
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London Henry Bohn c.1847. First published in February 1785 by Ridgeway, here as plate 9 from Bohn's additional album of work considered too outrageous to include in the main volume. The Politician Charles Fox as the school teacher Dr Busby, birches Pitt and his political supporters 13"x10" Plain backed, a good dark impression on heavy wove paper (Book ref. 3519)
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London Henry Bohn c.1847. First published in February 1797 by Hannah Humphrey, here as plate 38 from Bohn's additional album of work considered too outrageous to include in the main volume. A group of inebriate politicians at table. Plain backed, on heavy wove paper 14"x10" (Book ref. 3518)
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London Henry Bohn c.1847. First published in October 1791 by Hannah Humphrey, here as plate 19 from Bohn's additional album of work considered too outrageous to include in the main volume. This savage satire shows the Duke of Clarence, third son of King George III, asleep in the arms of his mistress, Lady Dorothy Jordan. Plain backed, on heavy wove paper 14"x10" (Book ref. 3516)
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London Henry Bohn c.1847. First published in April 1791by Hannah Humphrey. Plate 8 from Bohn's additional album of works considered too outrageous to include in the main volume,shows Prime Minister Pitt (Chathams son) weighing the relative influence of the Sultan of the Turkish Empire and that of Catherine ll, Empress of Russia Later hand colouring Plain backed, on heavy wove paper approx 13"9"x (Book ref. 3512)
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London Henry Bohn c.1847. First published in November 1794 by Hannah Humphrey, here as plate 44 from Bohn's additional album of work considered too outrageous to include in the main volume. A mother & daughter face each other across the table.The elderly moustached & bearded mother points accusingly at her heavily pregnant daughter and a huge Crow beneath the table comments "Oh ! too bad " Plain backed, on heavy wove paper 8"x10" (Book ref. 3525)
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London Henry Bohn c.1847. First published in April 1783 by Hannah Humphrey, here as plate four from Bohn's additional album of work considered too outrageous to include in the main volume. The politicians Lord North on the left,and Fox on the right, shit into a pot bearing the royal coat of arms whilst the devil stirs the contents. Plain backed, on heavy wove paper 14"x 9" (Book ref. 3520)
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London Henry Bohn c.1847. First published in February 1807 by Hannah Humphrey, here as plate 43 from Bohn's additional album of work considered too outrageous to include in the main volume. A repulsive elderly employer addresses a comely young servant showing obvious signs of pregnancy. Plain backed, on heavy wove paper 9"x11" (Book ref. 3524)
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London Henry Bohn c.1847. First published May 1796 by Hannah Humphrey. Plate 34 from Bohn's additional album of works considered too outrageous to include in the main volume, shows The Princess of Wales,candle in hand approaching the matrimonial bed to find her husband in the arms of Lady Jersey. Later hand colouring Plain backed, on heavy wove paper approx 9"x13" (Book ref. 3513)