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C.J. Grant

Charles Jameson Grant), is an important, and until recently, much overlooked caricaturist whose most important work came from the early and mid 1830’s. There are a large section of both prints and a long article in the reference section of this web site. Below are a number of Grant’s works offered for sale.

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C. J. Grant. THE SINNERS BEFORE SAINT ANDREW. (The Political Drama No.6). Printed and Published by G. Drake, 12, Houghton-street, Clare-market.
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12½ x 9¼. Uncoloured woodcut with large margins. Foxing on the margins and a vertical and central printers crease. c.1833.
The ‘Political; Drama’ series were the most important series of Grant’s work. There were 131 prints issued in this series, the first seven dealt with the proposed,‘Sabbath Bill’, which was set to drastically control activities on the Sabbath. The sinners in this print are Wellington, Peel and others, the finish of the admonishment is; “Therefore I say unto you all, six days shalt thou lie and swear, and rob and plunder, and cheat, and tax and tithe, and worry and distress the people, and do any abomination that you can afford to do, but the seventh day thou shalt do no manner of good, but turn up your eyes and pray that you may have cunning to continue the same abuses without being found out.”
Not in the B. M. volumes as post 1832.
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C. J. Grant. THE FIVE PLAGUES OF THE COUNTRY. (Political Drama No.19).
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Printed and Published by G. Drake, 12, Houghton Street, Clare Market. (c.1833).
13¾ x 8. Wood engraving and with reasonable margins.
This is a radical interpretation of the ‘four alls’ or the ‘five alls’ that have a long tradition in caricature. Above each of the figures is written;
I govern the people.
I pray for the people.
I legislate for the people.
I fought for the people.
I preserve the peace for all four.
And above the devil on the extreme right is; And I’ll have all five.
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G. J. Grant. (The) ITINERANT CHANCELLOR.
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(Published and Printed) by G. Drake, 12 Houghton Street, Clare Market.
9¼ x 14. Wood engraving. Loss as can be seen from the illustration.
A caricatured Brougham says, “I flatter myself I’ve made a tolerable good job by my Starring it with Old Grey in the North ! – Sold all my numbers of the Penny Magazine, and well puff’d it through every Town I went. – Made little less than One Hundred Speeches about - I forget now - - - Divided the Applause with the ex-Premier. - - - Received score of Burgesses, Freedoms, and Invitations to as many Dinners, where I blew my own Trumpet, and obtained plenty of orders for our Useful Knowledge Society ! Now woe be to the Unstamp’d when I get home ! ____ I must have a good scrub at my skin resently; I reckon I have got a taste of the FIDDLE through my ITCH for Traveling !”
Not in the B. M. as post 1832.

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C. J. Grant. THE MODERN PURITAN. Hanging a Cat on a Monday for Killing a Mouse on a Sunday. (Political Drama. No.2).
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Printed and Published by G. Drake 12 Houghton St, Clare Market.
14 x 9½. Wood engraving with original colour and reasonable margins. Loss below the image lower left.
It is very rare to find examples of this series with original / contemporary colour. I bought a collection of Grant’s from the Klinginder collection. All have the same feel regarding the colour but whether it was coloured by the publisher, by Grant, or by a professional colourist at the time is unknown.
The first six of the ‘Political Drama’ dealt with the proposed 'Sabbath Bill' the title explains the image.
Not in the B. M. volumes as post 1832.

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C. J. Grant. EVERY BODY’S ALBUM. No.7. April 1st 1834.
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Published by J. Kendrick 54 Leicester Square. 
10½ x 17. Lithograph with slight marks at the top right.
The middle section is, ‘The Easter Cockney Stag Hunt ! --- The Goddess Diana Squalls aloud at the Chace ---’
Not in the B. M. as post 1832. c.1834.

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C. J. Grant. FEAKS OF FANCY ! No.8 (above the image), A BAIT. (beneath).
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Published by S. Gans, 1830. Southampton Street, Strand.
8 x 11. Lithograph with original colour and good margins.
Under the title is, ‘Lawk how; I shou’d like to catch a Gudgeon !!!’
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C. J. Grant. INSNARING THE PRESTON COCK – a Backyard Scene.
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Published by M. Clarke Castle Court, Birchin Lane, Cornhill. April 20th 1831.
14 x 10. Original colour. Trimmed to the border and slight loss lower right corner. Creases and surface marks and small tear at the top.
Various Tories led by Wellington emptying a purse of guineas try to entice the Preston Cock. Cobbett had called Hunt the ‘Preston Cock’ during the election as his flags represented him as a red gamecock.
B. M. 16638
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C. J. Grant. IT’S A TRUE BILL !!!
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Published 12th March 1831 by S. Gans. Southampton St. Strand.

9¼ x 13¼. Original colour and trimmed to the border.
William IV dressed as a sailor holds a placard saying ‘Reform’ This is a copy of the W. Heath (or vice versa), which has the same title and date and which was published by McLean.
Not in the B. M. See B. M. 16607 for the Heath.
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C. J. Grant. COCKNEY SPORT.
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C. J. Grant. COCKNEY SPORT.
Published by M. Clarke, Castle Court, Cornhill. July 21 1831.
8½ x 10½. Lithograph with original colour. A watermark of 1831. Overall greyness to the paper.
One of many prints showing the problems of ‘cits’ or cockneys when they take up the more middle and upper class pursuits.
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C. J. Grant. EVERY BODY’S ALBUM. No. 21.
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Published by J. Kendrick 54 Leicester Sq. November 1st 1834.
11¼ x 18. Uncoloured lithograph. Two small tears on the right just touching the image.
The heading over the main image is, ‘A Few Ideas Upon The Late Parliamentary Flare Up.’ And underneath the image is, ‘Burnt Out And No Mistake’ John Bull is on the right, the speech bubble coming from the group facing him say, “Pray bestow your Charity Mr. Bull upon us poor Burntout society of Coblers, Tinkers andCabinetmakers, We were driven out in a dreadful Fire on the 10th of Oct. last which destroyed our place of Meeting & every vestige of our ancient Records & Secret Actswith other Valuables concerning our Benefits & Advantages…….” John’s reply includes“Eh! What! Ask me fore more money you Vagabonds having drained my pocket year after year…..” The ‘Burnt Out’ image is based on No. 59 in the political Drama series with some alterations.
Not in the B. M. as after 1832.

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C. J. Grant. MEN AND MEASURES. Addle-head Reviewing her chosen Ministry-a-la German.
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(Published by Drake, this is number 65 in the Political Drama series).
13¼ x 9½. Original colour trimmed to the image and with paper loss at the top corners and small tears into the plate.
The Queen sits atop the King and is saying, “….. As you vere pefore de Reform Pill….I have chosen you, de staunch champions of corruption and de sworn enemies of de vile people, for mine own Yarmen Legion. ……de pattle will pe desperate – ve must first act with caution, propose a treaty of peace, and offer to concede to a few of dere measures, vitch dey vill of course accept – den is de time for us to plot dere destruction with secret bribes and corruptions….mine countrymen are arriving by hundreds every day py my orders, I have secretly distributed dem….” On the floor is a pile of canon balls beneath which is the label, ‘Pills to Cure all RADICAL diseases.’The large canon has written on its plinth, ‘Machine to enforce all Tory Principles.’ The Tory politicians are Peel, Wellington, Lyndhurst, and (?) Ponsonby, or Ellenborough, (?) Aberdeen, (?) Charles Rowan,or Richard Mayne.
Not in the B. M. as after 1832.

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C. J. Grant. FOLLOW MY LEADER.
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(Published by Drake. This is number 72 in the Political Drama series).
13½ x 9¼. Original colour, trimmed to the image. Paper loss in the lower left corner with some marks and small tears into the plate.
Peel steps onto the, ‘MOCK REFORM ISLE’ followed by the Queen, Wellington and the King, who is loosing his crown in the sea. Behind him is the ‘REFORM ISLE.’ The Queen says, “Go along Pob, ve are shafe over, all but----Mine Pilly is von timid sugar doodle, he vants to go back again, but he shall sink first. Pull-a-hoy.”
Not in the B. M. as after 1832.

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C. J. Grant. JONH BULL CLEARING AWAY THE BITTER WEEDS.
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Published May 1832 by Tregear Cheapside London.

12 x 9. Original colour with some staining. Glue in corners on verso as it was stuck into an album.

John Bull, dressed as a farmer, is holding a scythe and tackling the tall grass, which has the heads of all the prominent politicians, clergy, lawyers and military. John Bull is saying, “Full half a Century hath the Finest Garden Ground in Europe been Plagued and Overgrown with these Useless Weeds. Tis high Time they were Clear’d Away to make Room for the Promising Seeds of Reform.”

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C. J. Grant. EXCHANGE NO ROBBERY ! Grant’s Oddities No. 3.
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Published January 10th 1834 by J Kendrick 54 Leicester Square London.

8½ x 9¼. Original colour, trimmed within the plate mark. To the left of the title is CJG Invent & Del.

Beneath the title is, ‘Now Bill I’ll let you into another Secret in our Business, and this is it. (You see we have on a Sunday generally from 50 to 70 Dinners to Bake and among them is of course several Legs of Mutton.) Well on the over night we get a cheap Leg of about 5lb’s weight, and in the morning just afore we put the Dishes in the Oven we exchange our Leg of 5lb’s for one of 6lb’s the one of 6 for one of 7lb’s & that to one of 8lb’s that to 9lb’s so that we frequently get a good Leg of 14 or 15lb’ss for our bad ‘un of 5lb’s & our sheepish customers thinks very naturally that their mutton is shrunk and wasted in the Baking. He he he that’s how I am so happy.’ The last sentence is hard to read.

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C. J. Grant. BEAUTY & THE BEAST.
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Published 5th June 1844 by W. Follit 68, Fleet Street London.

13 x 10. Original colour with good margins to the sides and smaller margins top and bottom. Small tear to the base just into the margin. Within the border at the top on the left is No.1 and to the right Folliat’s Satirical Sketches.

An image of the young Queen Victoria seated on her throne is greeting, (probably), Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. He is depicted as a polar bear in the Tsars uniform with the Polish insignia on his shoulder. From his pockets protrude papers with, ‘The wrongs of Poland’ and the, ‘Persecution of the Jews. The case of the VIXEN.’ written on them.

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C. J. Grant. SINGULAR EFFECTS OF THE UNIVERSAL VEGETABLE PILLS ON A GREEN GROCER ! A FACT !
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Grant’s Oddities No. 8.

Published May 8th 1831 by J. Kendrick 54, Leicester Square London. Printed by S. Lingingham (?). Grays Inn Road.

11¾ x 15. Original colour. Measurements are paper size. The print has been folded as it was sent through the post in 1834 to Shrewsbury.

Beneath the title is, ‘Who Green ‘un like was order’d to live for the space of one Month upon Vegetable Diet & to Take during that time 132 Boxes of Vegetable Pills for the Cure of a Gangreen, & being caught in a Shower of Rain in the Green Fields in the evening of the 1st of April last, was put to Bed ‘midst Shooting pains, & in the Morning presented the above Phenomenon of a Moving Kitchen Garden !!!  Query – Is he not one of the Productive Classes.

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C. J. Grant. BOWL’D OUT or the K—g & ALL England against the Boroughmongers.
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The publication line is missing but the B. M. has a reference… Published 25th April 1831 by Tregear Cheapside.

14 x 9¾. Original colour, with some staining and trimmed to the border. Small paper loss to the left-hand side. Tear into the L of bowl’d in the title. Tears in the sky centre.

William IV has just bowled a cricket ball labelled ‘REFORM’ into the stomach of the batsman who is Wellington. Grey fields near the King and is exclaiming, “Huzza he’s out”. The King replies, “Aye and with a Ground Hopper too”. Burdett is behind the King clapping his hands. Lord John Russell is saying, “That’s what I call a Purger”. Standing near is Brougham. Aberdeen in top hat cries, “Foul Foul”, whilst Cumberland clenches his fists. Members of the public are seen cheering near a marquee from which, flies a flag inscribed ‘UMPIRE PUBLIC OPINION.’

B. M. 16640

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C. J. Grant. THE OPERATIVE BUILDERS AND THEIR WOULD-BE MASTERS. From The Political Drama series No. 52.
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Printed and published by G. Drake, 12 Houghton Street Clare Market.

Paper size 16¾ by 11¼. Black and white wood cut with a number of minor tears at edges one into the ‘K’ of the publisher’s details.

The “would-be masters” are portrayed as wild animals; one in the form of a wolf is carrying a document that says, ‘No Unions. Master Builders for ever! Hard Labour. Fourteen Hours per Day, 4s. per Day. All Work and no Play. Long hours and Short Pay. Chains & Slavery Workhouses and Parish Soup.’ The Crocodile next to him is saying, “Dare ye refuse? Rebels, beware! For Government is at our back, and there are mighty odds against you”. The men look on in horror, disgust, and reply, “A vaunt! Thou hungry, despotic and voracious Monsters, we’ll not Sign it whilst the spirit and feeling of Men Born Free, remain within us. Away, Recreant Tyrants, and tempt us not to forge our own chains and sell our birthrights for a mess of pottage. – All honest men are with us. Our Cause is just, our Conscience free, Then welcome Death or Liberty! Base is the Slave that Signs it”.

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C. J. Grant. THE EDINBURGH GRAND WHIG WOLLUP TO OLD GAFFER GREY! From The Political Drama series No 53.
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Published and printed by G. Drake, 12, Houghton Street, Clare Market.

Paper size 16½ x 11. Black and white wood cut. A number of small tears to the edges with some paper loss and a repaired central fold.

Brougham in his chancellor’s wig sits with a bowl of ‘Burgoo’ between his legs. He is urging his hosts too not expect too much from the proposed reform. Grey sits with ‘Grey-vy soup between his legs and also is unhappy at the food before them complaining of bug bites.

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C. J. Grant. THE DISSENTERS NEW MARRIAGE ACT; OR A CONSTABLE IN LIEU OF A PARSON. THAT OLD IRISH BUNTER, MOTHER CHURCH UNDERGOING THE PURGATION AND PHLEBOTOMY. From The Political Drama series No. 81.
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Published and printed by g. Drake, 12 Houghton Street, Clare Market.

Paper size 15½ x 10½. Black and white wood cut. A number of small tears to the edges and some paper creasing.

A double image printing, the title of each is a good explanation of what is happening.

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C. J. Grant. WINCHESTER VERSUS BROUGHAM, OR A RUMPUS OVER THE FIRST STONE OF THE CITY OF LONDON SCHOOL! THE AUTOCRAT AND HIS SANCHO UPON A QUIXOTIC EXPEDITION! From The Political Drama series No. 112.
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Published and printed by G. Drake, 12 Houghton Street, Clare Market.

Paper size 15¼ x 10½. Original colour wood cut. A double image printing.

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C. J. Grant. FATTENING FIESCHI FOR THE SLAUGHTER. BERESFORD INVOLKING THE DEMON OF TITHES AND QUONDAM GENIUS OF THE CHURCH MILITANT. Probably from The Political Drama series, but missing the top and the publication line
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Paper size 13¼ x 9¼. Original colour woodcut, trimmed to images.

The first is the portrayal of Giuseppe Marco Fieschi who was the chief conspirator in an attempt on the life of King Louis-Philippe of France in 1835.

The second probably depicting the Reverend James Beresford and his book ‘An Ernest Address …. Church in England and Ireland at the present crisis of its fate.’ This was to do with the, ‘Catholic Relief’ Bill.

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