24 November 1998
George Moutarde Woodward (1760-1809)
'No Revolution in a Good Constitution' (illustrated); and 'A Fair Confession'
the first signed 'Wood Delin.' (lower left) and inscribed 'No Revolution in a Good Constitution.' (lower centre); the second signed 'Woodward' (lower left) and inscribed 'I own to Yesterday - Yesterday I was/drunk - but the whole of to day/I have been getting myself sober' (upper right) and 'A Fair Confession!' (lower centre)
pen and ink, grey wash; the second pencil, pen and black ink and watercolour, within the artist's black-lined border, unframed
8.5/8 x 5.1/8 in. (22 x 13 cm.); and 9.7/8 x 9.1/8 in. (25 x 23 cm.) (2)
with Appleby Brothers, London.
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Woodward came to London from Derbyshire, where he enjoyed considerable success as a caricaturist, drawing in the style of Henry Bunbury (see lot 22). His social satires were often etched by Thomas Rowlandson and Isaac Cruikshank.
From Connecticut to Kent in southeast England, homes with links to such classic works as Desire under the Elms, Lord of the Flies and The Deep Blue Sea
The Belgian collector, antiques dealer and designer outlines what the art and objects in his library mean to him