(Aristocracy : English Caricatures) 4 Pieces. Hand-Colored Etchings - Early 19th century British Caricature Prints: Gillray, J(ames). "Metallic Tractors." London: H. Humphrey, 1801. 10 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches; 273 x 310 mm - approximate sheet size. Moderately toned. * Rowlandson, (Thomas). "A Maiden Aunt Smelling Fire." London, 1812. 13 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches; 343 x 247 mm - approximate sheet size. Moderately toned, scattered spotting. * Cruikshank, G(eorge). "Dancing in Style - or A Dandy midshipman preparing for action." (London): T. Tegg, 1819. 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches; 275 x 343 mm - approximate sheet size. Lightly and evenly toned. The title's last word, "action," given as "attraction" with the first 4 letters effaced by cross hatching. * Tegg, T., publisher. "Anti-Dandy Infantry Triumphant or the Velocipede cavalry Unhobby'd." (London), 1819. 9 x 11 3/4 inches; 228 x 304 mm - approximate sheet size. Generally clean. Early bicycle imagery. Each framed.
Provenance: property of the German-born American jazz musician Martin Grosz, by inheritance from his father, the German, later American artist George Grosz (1893-1959).
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