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Six 19th Century European Social Satire Prints:
After Thomas Rowlandson (British, 1756-1827),The Doctor's Dream, inscribed "Drawn & Etched by Rowlandson" in the plate l.l., hand-colored etching; After George Cruikshank (British, 1792-1878),The Sea of Politics: The Prince of Whales or The Fisherman at Anchor., inscribed "G. Cruikshank Sculp" in the plate l.r., hand-colored etching; and After Honoré Daumier (French, 1808-1879),Four Lithographs: Actualités-Modes du printemps de 1855-Le dernier chic, Les Faiseurs d'Affaires- Ça baisse toujours!, La Comédie Humaine- Accusé! avez-vous quelque moyens d'existence?..., Les Chemins de Fer-Une Diligence Prise d'Assaut, initialed or signed within the matrix, titled top and bottom of the image, published by Destouches or Aubert & Cie. Image sizes to 8 x 19 1/2 in., all matted, unframed. Condition: Rowlandson with scattered fox marks and stains primarily to margins, Cruikshank with creases, losses and staining to the edges, all with toning.
N.B. The lot is accompanied by a copy of Le Cri de Paris Illustrated Weekly, dated Sunday, August 13, 1922.
There is some slight staining and age as well as some tears around the edges. Mild foxing can be seen throughout. The "Prince of Whales" print also has some creasing from being folded before it was matted.
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