EXHIBITION of a DEMOCRACTIC TRANSPARENCY

James Gillray

Engraving

Great Britain

1799

15 " x 18"

 

Published by H. Humphrey, London.The print shows the Secret Committee of the House of Commons with a framed set of transparencies depicting anarchy and revolution over their heads.

 

1231


Before and After Marriage

Colored lithograph

Great Britain

c. 1835

11" x 7 1/2" (sheet)

 

Published by Orlando Hodgson, London. When heat is brought near the faces take on less happy contenance.

 

1117


The Wood Man

Colored lithograph

Great Britain

c. 1840

9 1/2" x 7 1/4"

 

When heat is brought near the print the background turns to Spring.

 

1118



Anonymous

Cut paper

The Netherlands

c. 1760

4 1/4" x 3 1/2"

 

 

1119



Juillet Les Plaisirs Du Bain

Anonymous

Hand-colored engraving

France

c. 1760

3 1/2” x 2 3/4”

 

Titled The Pleasures of the Bath, this hold-to-light image holds a surprise for both the bather and the viewer

 

1603



Hermann Frentsel

Watercolor

Germany

1872

8" x 10"(platemark)

 

An interesting birthday collage with woman pushing a wheel barrow with a sack.If you light the print from behind a cupid appears in the sack. The text reads: "when love secretly slips in the heaviest load becomes light. Health, happiness and long life"

On your birthday 3.17/1872 Your uncle Hermann Frentzel

 

2628



A Village destroyed by an Avalanche

G.W.s Dioramic Views, No. 2

Colored lithograph

England

c. 1840

11" x 8 3/4"

 

Printed by Reeves & Sons,London

 

2479


Dijon Cathedral

H. Mogford

Colored lithograph

Great Britain

c. 1840

9" x 6 1/2"

 

1192



Dawson's Diorama No. 6

Colored lithograph

Great Britain

c. 1840

7" x 5 1/2"

 

Published by T. Dawson,London

 

The image of a royal pair transforms, when back lit, and the viewer sees Queen Victoria and her Royal Consort Albert.

 

1121



Hand-colored lithograph

Great Britain

c. 1852

8 1/4" x 10 1/4"

 

Image of Wellington with a colored back view of his old adversary Napoleon.

 

2478



Anonymous

Watercolor on waxed paper

Great Britain

c. 1800

8" x 8 1/4"

 

Fourteen waxed transparent drawings each having a title including: bat, the head of a cherub, cottage on fire, and Battle of the Nile.

 

1127



Magical Print of the Destroyer!!!

Hand-colored engraving

Great Britain

1808

9 1/2" x 6 1/2"

 

When the print is viewed on the colored side there is an image of a beast with cloven foot and tail, and when held to light there is a silhouette of Napoleon.

 

1129



Anonymous

Watercolor

Great Britain

c. 1820

7" x 5"

 

A drawing probably made after Magical Print of the Destroyer (1129). When the print is viewed on the colored side there is an image of a beast with cloven foot and tail, and when held to light there is a silhouette of Napoleon.

 

1128







Zoestdijk Bever Waard

Anonymous

Pen & ink and watercolor

The Netherlands

c. 1850

10 1/4" x 17 1/4", 11 1/2" x 17 1/2", 11" x 17 1/2"

 

Three home made drawings each with perforations backed with colored paper for candle-light viewing.

 

 



Pears' Soap

Colored lithograph

Great Britain

c. 1890

8 1/2" x 5 1/2"

 

A hold to light advertisement for Pears' Soap.

 

2079