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Heath
William Heath

Also known as Paul Pry and the majority of his better-known works were produced for the publishers McLean.

He was the last of the great names in the “Golden Age” of British Caricaturists. His work in the late 1820’s on subjects such as the Reform of Parliament and Catholic Emancipation, are particularly well known. His Social caricatures, and particular those he did on women’s fashion are highly collectable.

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H. Heath. MULTIPLICATION.
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Published July 1827 by William Cole. 10 Newgate Street.
10 x 8. Original colour with good margins. Slight creasing on the corners resulting from being in an album and a stain on the floor on the lower left.
Large additions to the family cause surprise, though with six young children already the father seems to be well trained.
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W. Heath. IRISH M. P. s
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Published by T. McLean 26 Haymarket – (where political and other Caricatures are daily published).
14¼ x 9¾. Original colour set into a sheet. This is from an album issued by McLean where all the prints had been trimmed within the plate mark and set into a backing sheet. There is still a small area of blank paper outside the engraved border, but this is within the plate mark. 
A clergyman is sitting on a chair and is saying to a ragged urchin, O’ C – for O’Connell that’s right – now Pat what does M P stand for eh?” The boy replies,“Mealy Potato”.
Not in the B. M. but in a volume of McLean’s for 1829 which is in the B. M. Print Room.
£200.

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H. Heath. A HASTY STRIDE FROM BROOM HALL TO WESTmstr HALL 1.
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Published 1830, by S. W. Fores. 41 Piccadilly.
14 x 10. Original colour with large margins 
Brougham in his Chancellor’s wig and gown, strides over the Woolsack on which the mace lies. Seen through the archway are the Yorkshire freeholders, this refers to his comment on the King’s Bench that; “the representation of Yorkshire was the only place he would have”.
B. M. 16349.

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W. Heath. FRENCH SALUTATION ENGLISH SALUTATION.
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Published May 1829 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket.
13¾ x 9½. Original colour, trimmed onto/within the plate mark.
The French are shown as figures of fun, while the English are much more down to earth.
B. M. 15961

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W. Heath. Now that I have illustrated my three pints, I shall proceed to draw some More ale!!
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Published by G. Humphrey 24 St James’s St. & 74 New Bond St. May 12th 1825.
6½ x 5¼. Trimmed onto/within the plate mark, with original colour and watermarked with a date of 1822.
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W. Heath. A Quartette in Character.
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Published May 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket. 
14¾ x 10¼. Original colour with good margins. 
The four shown are, from the left, the King, Wellington, Lady Conyngham and Peel.
B. M. 15746.

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William Heath. Sketches of Character – the outside passenger No 6. (At the top of the print).
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Published by T. McLean, 26 Haymarket. (c.1828).
10¼ x 14¾. Small margins, repaired tear lower left (on ground beneath the red bag) and with original colour.
Beneath the image; VERY COLD OUTSIDE EH? WHY I’M A PERFECT ICICLE don’t I look the Picture of Misery – if you have any Small Beer waiter I’ll take a Glass – never mind my luggage I can carry it my self. 
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William Heath. PUG – NACITY !!!
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Published by T. McLean 26 Haymarket. c.
14¾ x 10¼. Small margins, with minor tears outside the plate mark and some folds before margins and with original colour.
Two apes dressed as women in the height of fashion, are being pulled apart by two apes dressed as watchmen. A third ape dressed as a watchman is on the ground between them, and a forth watchman rushes to the scene.
B. M. 15610.

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William Heath. A La Mode 1828. 
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Published by T. McLean 26, Haymarket. At the top of the image is At home.
13½ x 9½. Trimmed within the plate mark and with original colour. c.1828.
A very elegant image of fashionable ladies and gentlemen enjoying a happy time in a very comfortably furnished room.
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William Heath. La Finale.
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Published by T. McLean 26, Haymarket. At the top of the image is Quadrilles Plate 4th.
14 x 9¼. Trimmed within the plate mark and with original colour. c.1829. Slight creasing.
A happy scene of two couple dancing. Beneath is printed;
“Sport that wrinkled care derides
Fashion showing off besides 
Come and trip it as you go
On the light fantastick toe”.

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William Heath. La Poule.
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No publishers line but definitely a McLean. At the top of the image is ‘Quadrilles – Evening Fashions – Dedicated to the Heads of the Nation,’
14 ¼ x 9¼. Trimmed within the plate mark, repaired on the lower right corner and with original colour. c.1829.
A happy scene of two couple dancing. Beneath is printed;
“Nature, I thought perform’d too mean a parte
Forming her movements to the rules of art;
And vex’d I found the dandy barbers hand
Had o’er the Dancers heads too great command”.

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W. Heath. THE CONTRACTOR AND THE CONTRACTED or 195 more than 186.
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Published February 4th 1810 by S. W. Fores, Piccadilly.
9¾ x 14¼. Original colour with reasonable margins. Small tear centre right just into the image and one bottom right just into the publication line. 
Curtis and Percival face each other in front of Speaker Abbot.
At the end of January Lord Porchester’s motion for a committee of inquiry on the Walcheren Expedition was carried against the Ministry by 195 to 186. Curtis supported the motion and this marks the climax of attempts to overthrow Percival’s weak Government.
B. M. 11530.

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H. Heath caricature. A Fashionable Party.
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Published Nov. 15th 1824 by S.W. Fores. 41 Piccadilly.
7½ x 6. Original colour with large margins.
This is one of a series of small “……Party” prints published by Fores. This is the 4th plate; the B. M. has examples of this and plates 5 and 7 from the same series.
B. M. 14737.

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William Heath. RATS IN THE BARN. OR JOHN BULLS FAMOUS OLD DOG BILLY ASTONISHING THE VARMENT.
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Published by T. McLean 26 Haymarket. March? 1829.
14½ x 10¼. Original colour with reasonable margins. Some staining in the margins at the sides. Paper with overall browning and water marked 1823.
The fat John Bull cheers on the terrier with the face of Eldon, who has a rat with the face of Wellington in his jaws. Other rats with human heads run away.
Greville wrote regarding Eldon and the debates on Emancipation, “That hard bitten old dog shows capital fight”.
B. M. 15699.

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W. Heath. THE CAD TO THE MAN WOT DRIVES THE SOCEREIGN.
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Published April 1829 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket.
9¼ x 13½. Trimmed onto/within the plate mark and set into an album sheet and with original colour. 
Peel is shown as a handyman-conductor to the coach driven by Wellington. Subsequent satires had Peel as ‘cad’ or rat-catcher.
B. M. 15734.

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W. Heath. RECRUITING PARTY.
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Published June 20, 1829 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket sole publisher of P. Pry caricatures – none are oritinal (sic) with (sic) T. McLean’s name.
14¼ x 10¼. Original colour and trimmed onto /within the plate mark at the top with reasonable margins elsewhere. 
Wellington salutes George IV while he drops a large coin into Scarlett’s, (the new Attorney General), hand.
B. M. 15812.

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W. Heath. Leaving the House of Lords – Through the Assembled Commons.
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Published March 1829 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket.
13¾ x 10. Original colour and trimmed onto/within the plate mark and set into an album sheet. 
Above the design is “A Scene in Palace Yard.” 
Wellington is fleeing from the crowd who are shouting “No Popery”.
B. M. 15694.

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W. Heath. Drill.
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Published April 1829 by McLean 26 Haymarket.
9¾ x 7½. Original colour. Trimmed onto/within the plate mark, but well outside the border. Slight smearing of the red coat of the sergeant above his right arm.
The sergeant says “Why you infernal rascal – how dare you stand there making such horrible ugly faces!” The reply is “make the Fly leave my Nose alone Sergeant.”
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W. Heath. THE PEEL THROWN AWAY. OR ONE MANS MEAT IS ANOTHER MANS POISON.
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Published March 7th 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket.
13¾ x 9¾. Original colour and trimmed onto/within the plate mark. A small tear just reaching the lettering in the title.
A fat Oxford don who has thrown away a piece of orange peel faces John Bull. This relates to Peel the M. P. for Oxford who had resigned his seat because of the reversal of his Catholic policy, he was known as ‘Orange Peel’.
B. M. 15683.

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W. Heath. GANGING to the KIRK.
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Published by T. McLean 26 Haymarket. c.1829. (?).
10 x 14¼. Original colour, trimmed onto/within the plate mark, with approximately ¼ of an inch of plain paper outside the border. To the left of the title is, “Lord love you, this may be seen every Sunday in Glasgow”. To the right of the title is, “Sketches of Scotch Character”. Slight surface marks.
An attractively dress woman standing in bare feet and carrying her shoes and stockings is saying, “Hegh Jenny but its unco darely ha ye no draggit yere caats lassy”. The other one is seated on a doorstep pulling-up her stocking. She is saying, “Aye tho ye ken I haud them up weel – ye need na fash yere scl my bonny Woman – here’s a wee splash water to wash yere Taes”.
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William Heath. A Commanding View of the Wellington HILL!!!
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Published by T. McLean. 26 Haymarket. (Feb. 1828).
9¾ x 13¼. Original colour and trimmed onto/within the plate mark but well outside the engraved area.
Wellington resigned as Commander in Chief on becoming Prime Minister, and Lord Hill became the Commander in Chief. It was widely felt that he was simply a stand-in, with the main orders originating with Wellington. Thus, the placard starts, “This HILL is Temporary”…..
B. M. 15518.

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William Heath. An Independent Freeholder rejoicing at the Triumph of the Man of the Papal.
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Published by T. McLean 26 Haymarket. (1828 or 1829).
10 x 14. Original colour and trimmed onto/within the plate mark. With very slight surface marks. One small worm hole.
An Irish peasant dances for joy, saying, “O’Connell for ever and day after be der mighty powers but we’ll begetting mancipation and whiskeypation for nothing…”
Above the Paul Pry figure and at the side of the print in very small letters is,“Well I declare this is very Intruthing”. 
B. M. 15539

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Henry Heath. Now This Here Is Just Wot I Likes!
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Published 1829 by S. Gans. Southampton Street.
10¼ x 14. Original colour with thread margins. Slight damage at top but outside image.
Above the image is “Rural Enjoyment. N0. 4”.
A family of ‘cits’ are having a picnic. The lady on the left says, “Lauk how hot the Sun is to my back”.
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William Heath. Knock and ye shall enter.
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Published by T. McLean 26 Haymarket. (c. June 1829).
10¼ x 14½. Original colour with good margins. Slight staining, mainly on the lower part of the door.
A stereotypical Jewish merchant is knocking at the door of the ‘Commons’ asking to be allowed in. From a window above three men look out, one is a Jesuit and another a fat monk look down with disapproval.
Catholic emancipation had raised the hopes of Jewish emancipation, and this is one of the more desirable images on this subject.
B. M. 15804.

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W. Heath. DIPLOMATIC SMUGGLING or Birth Day April Fool.
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Published April 27 1823 by S. W. Fores 41 Piccadilly.
9 x 13½. Uncoloured and trimmed onto/within the plate mark, but well outside the image. A small mark in the centre of the top image.
In the top image there are Ministers opening boxes of embroidered clothes which have come from Paris, and in the lower section a gouty George IV faces grovelling Ministers who say, “Discovered, found out, exposed, ruined…I am to be transported for smuggling…”
The sudden postponement of the Drawing Room is associated with the story of Ministers who sent their coats to Paris to be embroidered.
B. M. 14518.

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W. Heath. The North Pole Discovered.
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Published by T. McLean 26 Haymarket. (c. 1829).
14¾ x 10½. Original colour with small margins. Slight marks and a tear lower right just crossing the plate mark but some way from the engraved area. 
The elderly parson reads a letters saying that “…. we are all well and coming home with the North Pole.” The Irish woman dances with delight and says, “The North Pole -…..he’s found der North Pole and der boy’s bringing it home with him – what’ll Capt Parry be saying to that.”
Parry came back from a failed attempt to reach the North Pole on October 6th 1827.
B. M. 15958.

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W. Heath. TOMMY GREY WITH THE TAIL OF HIS ORDER !!! LORK WHAT A LONG TAIL OUR CAT HAS GOT.
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Published February 15th 1831 by S Gans Southampton St Strand.
13¾ x 9¾. Original colour and trimmed almost to the border.
The cat has the head of Grey and the white patches on the tail give examples of the nepotism for which Grey was well known. 
B. M. 16578

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H. Heath (?). NOTHING EXTENUATE NOR AUGHT SET DOWN IN MALICE. 
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Published 28th August 1827 by H. Fores Panton St. Haymarket. 
9 x 14. Original colour and trimmed to the outer edge of the image. Slight creasing and marks.
One of a number of fashion prints showing the enormous hats although the rest of the costume seems to be almost as unwieldy.
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H. Heath. A PARTI CARRE FOR A CROWN.
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Published February 28th 1827 by S. W. Fores. Piccadilly.
13¾ x 9¾. Original colour with reasonable margins. A very small pinprick in the picture on the left.
The King and Lady Conyngham are partners at whist against Lord Conyngham and his partner. Pictures of the reconstruction of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, with the amount spent, are on the wall behind. A satire on both the King’s relationship with the Conyngham’s and his expensive building projects.
B. M. 15364.

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H. Heath (?). A NAUTICAL IMPROMPTU.
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Published August 22nd 1827 by S. W. Fores 41 Piccadilly.
14 x 10. Original colour with reasonable margins.
The figures say, (from left to right).
“Why – they say there is always a Fool in every Family, & they generally send him to sea.”
“How the Devil came you to be put into the Navy Captain.”
“Britons strike home !!!”
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William Heath. MODERN AQUATICS.
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Published by T. McLean 26 Haymarket.
14¼ x 9¾. Original colour. Trimmed onto/within the plate mark and set into an album sheet.
A number of prints at this time showed dandies as having too much facial hair. Also sitting in the boat is a very large hat with an elegant young lady attached to it.
B. M. 15956.

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W. Heath. RUN NEIGHBOURS RUN – St AL---NS IS QUADRILLING IT.
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Published by T. McLean 26 Haymarket May 1829.
14 x 10¼. Original colour with reasonable margins.
The Duchess of St. Albans leads the dancing with an unidentified naval officer.
B. M. 15936.

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William Heath. A CLASSICAL TEACHER. – The Schoolmaster is abroad.
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Published October 15th 1830 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket.
14 x 10. Original colour and trimmed onto/within the plate mark. Slight marks in the text area. “Ah – you come about the Advertisment – I want a Gentlemen to teach the Classics as far a Homer & Virgil.” “Yes Sir – but how far might Homer and Virgil be from Town as my friends live in London – and I should not like to teach the Classics farther than Hammersmith, Turnham Green or at the utmost distance not farther than Brentford – Sir.”
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H. Heath. THE HEAD MASTER TURNING OUT THE INCORRIGIBLES.
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Published 1831 by S. Gans. Southampton Street.
13¾ x 10. Original colour with small margins. A yellow stain around the image resulting from an old acidic mount.
William IV brandished a birch rod ‘Reform’ he is supported by Brougham and Grey. The King says, “Get you gone and never let me see your faces again till you are Reformed.” Wellington and Peel lead the ex ministers being driven out.
B. M. 16691.

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William Heath. A SCARLETT BEING (altered to) BEAN – BEING SCARLET.
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Published November 20th 1829 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket.
10¼ x 14½. Original colour with reasonable margins.
Scarlett, the Attorney General, in wig and bands, tops the large plant which is intended to show a scarlet runner bean.
B. M. 15913.

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William Heath. THE DEVILS DOINGS OR THE CRUEL RADICAL HARPIES DESTROYING A FEAST.
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Published by T. McLean 26 Haymarket. (April 1825).
14½ x 10¼. Original colour trimmed onto/within the plate mark. Small repaired tear at top above ‘W’ of work. Minor stain going through ‘L’ of devil in title.
This satire relates to the on-going disputes over the vestry of St. Paul’s and the position of the vestry clerk. Much of the arguments centred on the salary of the clerk and on the expense of various dinners. Here the Devil is shown upsetting the table at one of these dinners and various winged harpies attacking those dining.
B. M. 15529.

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William Heath. OH YES BELIEVE ME, LOVE HAS EYES.
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Published by T. McLean 26 Haymarket.

14 x 9½. Original colour and trimmed to the outer border. With a watermark of 1828.

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William Heath. MODERN ST. GEORGE ATTCKING THE MOSTER OF DESPOTISM.
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Published 6th April 1810 by Fores 50 Picadilli.

13¾ x 9¾. Original colour on laid paper with a watermark of 1805. Trimmed onto/within the plate mark but well outside the image. Tear top centre just into the image.

The seven headed monster guards the door of the treasury and is attacked by Burdett. He says, “I will Stand up for the Rights of the People Or Perish in the Attempt.”

A satire on the opening of Burdett’s vendetta with the Ministry over the imprisonment of Gale Jones, formerly a leading member of the London Corresponding Society.

B. M. 11538

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William Heath. GRIMALDIs BANG UP. In the Popular pantomime of Golden Fish.
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Published 9th January 1812 by T. Palser Bridge Road. Lambeth.

13½ x 9¾. Original colour, large margins on paper with a watermark of 1808.

One of a small series on Grimaldi, the famous clown, published by Palser.

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William Heath. ALAS THER IS NO HAPPINESS ON THIS SIDE THE GRAVE !!! THEN COME MY LOVE TO THIS.
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Published February 1st 1830 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket.

14½ x 10¼. Original colour trimmed onto/within the plate mark.

Above the print is, ‘The Resurrectionist,’ Cumberland is wearing his Royal Horse Guards uniform and is about to embrace Lady Graves. From the grave a hand raises a wand topped with miniature antlers.

B. M. 16012.

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Henry Heath – WHAT A TREAT ! & I WISH YOU MAY GET IT !
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Published by s. Gans Southampton Street, 1829.

14½ x10.  Original colour with thread margins on two sides and trimmed to the border on the other two. Old glue marks on verso as this was stuck into an album. Thinning of paper with a repaired tear on the lower right corner.

A typical trade scene, the first with a ragged boy holding a broken plate and saying to a portly cheese shopkeeper, “Two pen’orth of Scrapings and if you please Mr. Stilton Mother says you must send it good cos she’s got Company a coming !!”

The second image is of a poorly dress girl in a general shop asking the shopkeeper, “If you please Mr. Tomkins to give my Mother Change for Sixpence, and She will send you the Sixpence next week”.

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William Heath – JUST LOOKING OUT FOR SOMETHING TO STAY MY STOMACH TILL DINNER TIME.
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Published May 1830 by T. McLean 26, Haymarket.

7 x 10¼. Original colour with good margins.

An obese well-dressed gentleman holds with one hand close to his face a ‘Bill of Fare’. With his other hand he holds his belly with anticipation.

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William Heath – EVERY ONE HIS HOBBY Plate 1.
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Published April 24th 1819 by T. Tegg 111 Cheapside. With a Tegg number top right of 345.

12¾ x 8¾. Original colour, with some creasing and vertical folds. Trimmed within the plate marks.

The first image is of Wellington riding a cannon Hobby. The next a Judge riding a Gibbet Hobby. Then The Duke Hobby which is a bag of money. The next The Prices Hobby riding a barrel of Punch Princes Mixture. Number five is the Fishmonger Hobby depicted as a fish. Then The Parsons Hobby which is a Bible. Then The Tailors Hobby which is a Goose. Finally a Lawyers Hobby which a scroll Brief.

B. M. 13407.

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William Heath – A NEW GAME OF SHUTTLE COCK AS PLAYED BY HIS MAJESTYS SERVANTS FOR THE AMAUSEMENT OF JOHN BULL. Above the design: ‘NB The Feathers of the Shuttle Cock were pluked [sic] from a Sumersetshire Goose.’
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Published 22nd April 1810 by Fores Picadilli.

15 x 10¼. Original colour on laid paper trimmed within/onto plate mark.

Ministers and others strike at a shuttlecock above their heads inscribed ‘Speakers Warrant,’ among the feathers sits a little man holding a crowned staff; he says, “Curse this game I dont Like it I never experienced Such boning about in my life, I wonder when you will have done.” He is Colman the Serjeant-at-Arms. Eldon, in his Chancellor's wig and gown and holding the Purse of the Great Seal, is the centre of a close group; he says, “Dont knock it here we have not power to Strike it.”

B. M. 11546.

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William Heath –TAKING IT COOLLY SKETCHES OF IRISH CHARACTER.
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Published December 26th 1829 by T. McLean 26, Haymarket. –Sole Publishers of W H.

10 x 14¼. Original colour, trimmed to border with minor staining.

A Ragged Irishman holding shillelagh says, “The divils cure to ye – and could wather to yere sowl – there’s a washing for ye – ye dirty orange man.” The man in the water replies, “Arrah now ye Blackguard ye thought I could not SWIM.”

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William Heath – CRIBBAGE.
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Published by T. McLean 26, Haymarket. (1828 ?).

14½ x 10. Original colour trimmed within plate mark and let into an album sheet.

A middle aged couple sit at a round table concentrating whilst playing cribbage.

B. M. 15606.

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Henry Heath – NOW THIS HERE IS JUST WOT I LIKES ! Above the design –RURAL ENJOYMENT No. 4.
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Published in 1829 by S. Gans Southampton Street.

10¼ x 14¼. Original colour with large margins.

A happy family picnic scene with a twist, as the lady nearest the fire with the kettle on is saying, “Lork how hot the Sun is to my back!”

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Henry Heath. The Soliloquy. A Parody on I’ve been Roaming.
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Published December 28th 1826 by S. W. Fores 41, Picadilly London.

7¼ x 12. Original colour, trimmed to the border with a very small tear just after the ‘Y’ of Parody.

A drunken man, with one shoe off and one shoe on is saying the pretty ditty above his head.

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William Heath. The united service club!!!
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Published May 16th by T. McLean 26 Haymarket.

9 x 13. Original colour, trimmed to image border with a repaired tear above the word Haymarket to lower right.

A massive and corrugated club inscribed 'Reform', stands erect in the centre of the design, resting on its smaller end. Four heads top the head of the club: the full-face of John Bull, a broadly grinning yokel; on this rests the head of William IV directed slightly to the right. J. B.'s head is flanked by two profiles on a smaller scale: Lord John Russell (left) and Brougham (right). The arms of the two principals encircle the upper part of the club, the hands being clasped in front of it, the sleeve of one (left) is that of a smock; of the other, naval uniform. On the ground lies a moribund monster with barbed wings still erect and six fanged heads on writhing serpentine necks. The creature has talons and a barbed and serpentine tail, and presumably represents Corruption.

B. M. 16681

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William Heath. The feast near eateon [a and second e crossed through] or master George and his little visitor. Above the design as an alternative title: Children will be Children.
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Published by T. McLean 26 Haymarket Caricatures.

13¾ x 9½. Original colour, trimmed to the boarder.

The King, dressed as a little boy, faces the Queen of Portugal across a small table covered with sweetmeats. He half-raises from his armchair to hand across the table a long sugar-stick taken from a plate of Wellington Lollypops, saying, Have a bit of this—Glory. She stands in her high chair to grasp it, leaning forward, clutching a big spoon in her left hand, which she rests on the table; the Order of the Tower and Sword dangles from her neck.

B. M. 15565.

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William Heath. Modern Pegasus or dandy hobbies in full speed.
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Published March 24th 1819 by T Tegg 111 Cheapside. With a Tegg number of 333 top right.

13 ¼ x 9. Original colour and trimmed to boarder.

Two men run furiously on velocipedes on a country road. A fat drink-blotched fellow, like a John Bull, is slightly in front, he wears old-fashioned dress; his paunch rests on the bar of the machine. The other is a dandy, with grotesquely high collar and neck-cloth, his coat-tails flying; he wears odd-shaped breeches, full in the seat, and spurred top boots.

B. M. 13401.

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William Heath. More economy or a penny save a penny got.
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Published April 8th 1819 by T. Tegg 111 Cheapside. With a Tegg number of 340 top right.

13¾ x 9¾. Original colour with good margins and a small repaired tear just under second Penny in title.

The Duke of York rides a velocipede, taking long strides, on a country road from London, indicated by St. Paul's, the Monument, &c. in the background, towards Windsor Castle on a hill (left). He wears a mitre and surplice with regimentals and jackboots. He turns his head to address John Bull  a paunchy 'cit' who stands stolidly, his hands resting on a stout stick: "You see Johnny I dont like to Squander away your money I won't have any more Clarks I wont go to Valencienes any more Ill run nothing but real Dandies there's a Saveing for you Johnny only £10000 a year for hearing the Doctors Reports & pay all my Traveling Expences I gave Mr Johnston £8 for this Charger the Cheapest I could get theres Economy for you you'l live in Clover now." John answers, with protruding underlip: "Dang it Mistir Bishop thee art saveing indeed thee used to ride in a Coach and Six now I pay thee 10.000 a year more thee art Rideing a wooden Horse for all the world Like a Gatepost.

B. M. 13214.

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William Heath. John Bull & the arch-itect wot build's the arches - &c - &c - &c - &c –
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Published 5th June 1829 by T. McLean 26, Haymarket.

12¾ x 10¼. Original colour and trimmed to the border at the side and with small margins top and bottom. A small repaired tear into the letter ‘T’ of the word the in the title.

Below the image: 'The Architect. Glory consists in the designment and Idea of the work; his ambition should be to make the form triumph over the Matter—'. John Nash stands between the two wings (elongated) of the reconstructed Buckingham House (now Palace), which is realistic but on a tiny scale compared with himself and John Bull who confronts him. The east front of the building is enclosed in semi-circular iron rails centred by Nash's "Marble Arch". John Bull who confronts Nash is having the following conversation. 'Here is a charge for building Wings.' [Nash]: 'Yes—that ere's all right.' [J. B.]: 'Here also a charge for pulling down Wings.' [N.]: 'Yes—them ere was all wrong.' [J. B.]: 'Then there's a charge for building them up again.' [N.]: 'Yes that ere's all right.' [J. B.]: 'But the Bill is more than double the Estimate.' [N.]: 'Yes that eres always wrong—we never minds no Estimates.'

B. M. 15794.

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Henry Heath. Modern patriots!!
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Published 1829 by G. Tregear Cheapside London.

13½ x 9½. Original colour and trimmed to the border.

Two men preside over the collection of signatures on a large roll supported on a desk in an open-fronted booth while a butcher holds a pen in the paw of his dog, which is on its hind legs at the desk. One of the two, wearing dark spectacles, asks: 'Is that Gentleman a Protestant, Sir?' The oafish butcher: 'Does he look like a Cartholic—eh?' The other man drags forward by the lapel of the coat a ragged bewildered and emaciated charity-schoolboy, holding a hoop. He points to the roll, saying, 'Now my little Lad you must sign against the Papists, who whip little Boy's & take away their Lolly-Pops!!' A ruffianly looking fellow with a bludgeon stands behind the boy.

B. M. 15661.

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Henry Heath. A Russian Cossack.
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Published by Palser c.1815. No publication line but it came from an album by Palser.

9¾ x 13½. Original colour with good margins.

Fighting horsemen in the background, with a warmly dressed Cossack on his fine mount.

Not in B. M.

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