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Album containing 60 lithographic satires by the amateur Lord Mark Robert Kerr, most depicting caricatured and monstrous animals in human situations, with textual inscriptions. Together with 5 earlier etched satires published by the Darlys for "A Political and Satyrical History of the Years..." (see curator's comment). Pasted onto brown pages in a contemporary marbled album.
Lithographs; etchings and engravings
- Production date
- 1826 (c.)
Height: 266 millimetres (approx. size of each album page)
Width: 346 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The five eighteenth-century political satires pasted at the end of the album are clockwise from top left as follows:
- BM Satires 3344, "In Neat Silver Coin 50,000 £", published Edwards & Darly 1756, No. 13 in "A Political and Satyrical History of the Years 1756 and 1757"
- BM Satires 3963, "The Blasted Cocoa Tree", published M. Darly 1762, No. 151 in "A Political and Satirical History for the Years 1761, 1762 and 1763".
- Unidentified etching of a similar period, probably also a satire on Bute, showing a Scotsman and on his back a woman carrying a spherical object labled "Worst part of England", and above the words, "He bore ye world upon his Back / just as a pedler does his poc". With another man lower left and a lion and eagle lower right.
- BM Satires 3818, "The Boot & the Bruisers or Scotch Politicks", published Mary Darly Nov. 9 1761, No. 178 in "A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1761, 1762 and 1763".
- BM Satires 3543, "England Made Odious, Or the French Dressers", to be had at the Acord facing Hungerford Strand, No. 3 in "A Political and Satyrical History of the Years 1756 and 1757".
Copies of "A Political and Satirical History" are kept at 298.a.
Note at the front of the album by Antony Griffiths explains the attribution to Kerr: "Another album of lithographs by MRK br[ought] in Dec. 1980 by Mr. Sam Fogg, clearly identified in a contemoprary hand as his work. It contained 62 prints, of which about half are to be found in this album, and was dated 1826".
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- "Lord Sydney" inscribed in 19th-century hand on inner cover board. Perhaps the person to whom Kerr gave the album, or an early owner.
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