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Wellington caricatures

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Of his collection of more than 230 caricatures of the great Dukeof Wellington (the 'Iron Duke'), probably the largest collection in private ownership, Sir Edward has selected 105 for publication. He has written a short introductory piece regarding the significance of caricature as a reflectionof popular opinion at the time of Wellington's entry into domestic politics after his return to England from the Continent following his defeatof the tyrant Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. This was the golden age of English caricature and the selection includesexamples of the work of Cruikshank, John Doyle, W. Heath, Sharpshooter and others,including some in the collection which are not listed in the British Museum catalogue. There has been no previous publication of caricatures of the Duke of Wellington on this scale. Thus as a popular viewpoint of the history of the times, the book offers a unique account. Each caricature is accompanied by a short note about the artist and publisher. Antiques Collectors Club, Woodbridge 2000. First edition. Hardback. Signed letter from the Author loosely inserted and inscription from the author too. very good dust jacket.

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Author(s):
Edward du Cann
Condition:
As new
Edition:
1st edition 2003
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1851493417
ISBN-13:
9781851493418
Publisher:
Antique Collectors' Club
Title:
The Duke of Wellington

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Of his collection of more than 230 caricatures of the great Dukeof Wellington (the 'Iron Duke'), probably the largest collection in private ownership, Sir Edward has selected 105 for publication. He has written a short introductory piece regarding the significance of caricature as a reflectionof popular opinion at the time of Wellington's entry into domestic politics after his return to England from the Continent following his defeatof the tyrant Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. This was the golden age of English caricature and the selection includesexamples of the work of Cruikshank, John Doyle, W. Heath, Sharpshooter and others,including some in the collection which are not listed in the British Museum catalogue. There has been no previous publication of caricatures of the Duke of Wellington on this scale. Thus as a popular viewpoint of the history of the times, the book offers a unique account. Each caricature is accompanied by a short note about the artist and publisher. Antiques Collectors Club, Woodbridge 2000. First edition. Hardback. Signed letter from the Author loosely inserted and inscription from the author too. very good dust jacket.

Added value:
Signed by author, dust jacket not price clipped
Author(s):
Edward du Cann
Condition:
As new
Edition:
1st edition 2003
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1851493417
ISBN-13:
9781851493418
Publisher:
Antique Collectors' Club
Title:
The Duke of Wellington

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