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Emigration pesantry Etching William Heath 1830

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Emigration - Some of the finest peasantry in the world


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Antique print relating to Australia


McLean's 'Monthly Sheet of Caricatures, or The Looking Glass' was published by Thomas McLean of 26 Haymarket from 1st January 1830. Costing 3 S for a plain edition or 6 S for a coloured edition, the magazine was aimed squarely at the well off, and was an extremely well produced collection of satirical cartoons, the forefather of the later comics. William Heath (1795-1840) was a British artist. He was best known for his published engravings which included caricatures, political cartoons, and commentary on contemporary life. Heath created a numbered series of political Caricatures between 1830 - 1834 for Mc'Leans Monthly. Double-sided sheet of cartoons. Two repaired margin tears, one coming into a cartoon 3cm. One small area missing at edge of sheet. Some soiling to edges of sheet. Photo depicts the cartoon of Australian interest but further photos available on request.

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artist William Heath
method Etching with original hand-colouring
date 1830
size 95mm by 110mm (Emigration cartoon) 370mm by 255mm (platemark)
SKU AU4658