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A Shilling Fare to a Christmas Dinner Or, Just in Pudding Time.
Drawn and etched by Theodore Lane. Eng.d by Geo. Hunt. London Published by Thos McLean 26 Haymarket 1827.
Aquatint with original hand colour. Slightly stained in bottom margin, trimmed just inside the platemark.
A dandy accidentally pelted with mud by an urchin.
Theodore Lane, born 1800 at Isleworth, Middlesex, originally studied engraving and then portrait painting. He exhibited at the Royal Academy at the age of 16, before turning to humorous subjects. He became well known for his caricatures to of George IV and Queen Caroline. He died in 1828 when he fell through a skylight.
265 x 210mm.
Pot Fair Cambridge. The College Gate.
[Etched by Thomas Rowlnadson after Henry Bunbury, published c.1790.]
Etching printed in sepia.
Two satires of life in Cambridge. The Pot Fair is a scene of chaos with dogs running wild and a screaming baby in a pot; the College Gate shows swarms of Divines going about their business on horseback.
Although drawn by Bunbury, the figures have been adapted to Rowlandson's own style.
355 x 255mm.