01 and 02 The images above are from Henry Alken's series SYMPTOMS,
rather feeble collections of small puns and wry asides on one lithographic
plate. The image A Dose after Dinner may be a possible
source for similar motifs in the work of Rudolf Topfer, the Swiss pioneer
of the strip cartoon.
colouring is wonderful and has translated well to screen. The prints are
19 x 24cms. Dated 1828.
03. A Political
Fancy, print c1820 depicting a florid orator flanked by his handlers.