by A Knight Errant, 1808 " /> by A Knight Errant, 1808 " /> John Boyne (c. 1750-1810) , Two illustrations for <I>My Pocket Book: or Hints for "A Ryghte Merrie and Conceited" Tour, in Quarto; to be Called, 'The Stranger in Ireland'</I> by A Knight Errant, 1808 | Christie's
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    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 176

    John Boyne (c. 1750-1810)

    Two illustrations for My Pocket Book: or Hints for "A Ryghte Merrie and Conceited" Tour, in Quarto; to be Called, 'The Stranger in Ireland' by A Knight Errant, 1808

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    John Boyne (c. 1750-1810)
    Two illustrations for My Pocket Book: or Hints for "A Ryghte Merrie and Conceited" Tour, in Quarto; to be Called, 'The Stranger in Ireland' by A Knight Errant, 1808
    one inscribed 'A Moddy' (on the reverse of the sheet); the other inscribed 'An Irish Cabin' (on the reverse of the sheet)
    pen and black ink and watercolour, within a black-lined mount
    5 3/8 x 7¾ in. (13.8 x 19.6 cm.), a pair (2)


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    When English travel author Sir John Carr (1772-1832) published his book The Stranger in Ireland: or a Tour (1806), it was quickly parodied for its narrow-minded stereotypical observations of the Irish by My Pocket Book: or Hints for "A Ryghte Merrie and Conceited" Tour, in Quarto; to be Called, "The Stranger in Ireland" (1807) by 'A Knight Errant' (the editor and minor satirical novelist Edward Dubois, (1774-1850)).

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's London, 9 April 1991, lot 69 (part of a set of five).
    Anonymous sale; Christie's London, 12 November 1996, lot 14, where purchased by the present owner.


    Literature

    A Knight Errant, The Stranger in Ireland, 1806, illustrated.