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Original Henry Heath etchings from "The Caricaturist's Scrap Book"
— over 180 years old! —

The Caricaturist's Scrap Book...

The Art of Tormenting

Rare original etchings by Henry Heath

Published in London by Charles Tilt, circa 1834-1840

Detail from a H Heath DEMONOLOGY & WITCHCRAFT etching
DETAIL FROM ONE OF THE PLATES
(OMNIUM – GATHERUM, NO. 1)

Detail from a H Heath DEMONOLOGY & WITCHCRAFT etching
DETAIL FROM ONE OF THE PLATES
(OMNIUM – GATHERUM, NO. 6)

Henry Heath
(flourished 1824-1850)

Probably the brother of the well-known caricaturist William Heath. He was a versatile and imitative artist, working in the loose and coarse Heath manner between the years 1824-1830. He did imitation caricatures in the style of John Doyle ('HB') signed 'HH' for Messr. Fores, 1831 and etched vignettes in the style of Cruikshank and lithographs in the style of Seymour from 1834. He was employed to make political caricatures by Spooner, the publisher and his work was collected and published by Charles Tilt. Heath undertook one cartoon in Punch for 1843 and his sets include London Characters, and Domestic Miseries, Domestic Blisses. He is believed to have emigrated to Australia.

[The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914. Simon Houfe.]

The Art of Tormenting
(click image above for enlarged view—the Darvill's watermark does not appear on the actual etching.)
The Art of Tormenting [title page]
Sheet Size: approx. 15 7/8 x 10 5/8 inches (about 40.32 x 27.11 cm)
Condition notes: overall age toning of paper, minor foxing; please refer to enlargement

$25

The Art of Tormenting
(click image above for enlarged view—the Darvill's watermark does not appear on the actual etching.)
The Art of Tormenting, No 1
Sheet Size: approx. 15 7/8 x 10 5/8 inches (about 40.32 x 27.11 cm)
Condition notes: overall age toning of paper, minor foxing; long stabilized tear in lower left image area; please refer to enlargement

$10

The Art of Tormenting
(click image above for enlarged view—the Darvill's watermark does not appear on the actual etching.)
The Art of Tormenting, No 2
Sheet Size: approx. 15 7/8 x 10 5/8 inches (about 40.32 x 27.11 cm)
Condition notes: overall age toning of paper, minor foxing; long stabilized tear in middle image area; please refer to enlargement

$10

The Art of Tormenting
(click image above for enlarged view—the Darvill's watermark does not appear on the actual etching.)
The Art of Tormenting, No 3
Sheet Size: approx. 15 7/8 x 10 5/8 inches (about 40.32 x 27.11 cm)
Condition notes: overall age toning of paper, please refer to enlargement

$20

 
The Art of Tormenting
(click image above for enlarged view—the Darvill's watermark does not appear on the actual etching.)
The Art of Tormenting, No 4
Sheet Size: approx. 15 7/8 x 10 5/8 inches (about 40.32 x 27.11 cm)
Condition notes: overall age toning of paper, minor foxing; stabilized tear in lower left corner image area; please refer to enlargement

$15

The Art of Tormenting
(click image above for enlarged view—the Darvill's watermark does not appear on the actual etching.)
The Art of Tormenting, No 5
Sheet Size: approx. 15 7/8 x 10 5/8 inches (about 40.32 x 27.11 cm)
Condition notes: overall age toning of paper, minor foxing; please refer to enlargement

$25

 
The Art of Tormenting
(click image above for enlarged view—the Darvill's watermark does not appear on the actual etching.)
The Art of Tormenting, No 6
Sheet Size: approx. 15 7/8 x 10 5/8 inches (about 40.32 x 27.11 cm)
Condition notes: overall age toning of paper, minor foxing; please refer to enlargement

$25