Auction 130, Lot 834

"Implements Animated Pl. 1 Dedicated to the Carpenter and Gardeners of Great Britain &c &c", Tegg, Thomas

Subject: Miscellany

Period: 1811 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.5 x 8 inches
31.8 x 20.3 cm

This great satirical etching was drawn by Charles Williams. On the left is carpenter, made up of compasses, mallet, saw, axe and set-square, and on the right is a gardener composed of a watering can, rake, hoe, spade and shears with a flower bouquet making up her face. Beneath the image and flanking the title are two poems to complement each image. For the carpenter: "With Bowels lank and Head of Mallet The Joiner longs to taste a Sallad." For the gardener: "Old Nosegay quite alert and busy Has one to sell and asks a tizzey." See the next lot for the companion print.

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Condition: A

Some soil and a repaired tear in the blank margins.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/2/2009

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