Heath's Caricature Scrapbook

The following is the content of the above in its various identifiable sections. Note that asterisks in the list indicate a H Heath personal inscription appears on at least one drawing on the page in question. Many pages have the publisher’s name printed centre-bottom, but the name is invariably indistinct. It is: Charles Tilt, 86 Fleet Street, London.


Frontispiece*: The Caricaturist’s Scrap Book – Drawn & Etched by H.Heath. The picture depicts a drawing-room scene with individuals and couples, young and old, joyously engaged in looking at their individual scrapbooks. The cover of one book has the date 1840. Even the ‘below stairs’ couple at the open door are amused with their scrapbook!


Omnium Gatherum: A wealth of small images, numbering 15 to 20 per page, incorporating people, children, animals and mythical creatures, many bizarre in nature. These miniature sketches are typical of those produced by lithographic artists trying to encourage people to develop the hobby of scrapbook use: each drawing was destined to be cut-out and pasted-in as the hobbyist desired.
Front Introduction plate of three persons looking at a page of the book followed by: Plates No 1, No 2, No 3, No 4, No 5, No 6, No 7*, Second Series No 1, No 2, No 3, No 4*, No 5*, No 6* (Note that none of these appears to have been used by Gray’s Pottery).


The Art of Tormenting: Generally larger images (usually about five per page) chiefly based on a theme which illustrates how women may torment their husbands, their children, their friends and their servants. Front introduction plate of a cat toying with a mouse followed by Plates 1*, 2, 3, 4*, 5, 6. This section was used extensively by Gray’s Pottery and, where possible, examples are shown.

The number reference at the start of each description below relates to the Plate page and image position within it.
An example of Heath’s inscription, in this case as it appears on the frontispiece.
Frontispiece
Description Engraving Patterns
1(8): Two gentlemen drinking View engraving A9008, A9010
1(9): A meal - lady overturns table (Version 1) View engraving A9010
1(10): Lady & gentleman drinking View engraving A9010, A9021
2(1): Meal - gentleman about to eat View engraving Pattern Number Unknown
2(2): Gentleman smoking View engraving A8908, A9008, A9010 Image 1 / Image 2
2(5): Man by fire, lady putting on jewellery View engraving A9256
2(6): A drinking party View engraving A8930 / A9007 / A9008, A9010, A9100
3(1): Two ladies standing (Version 1) View engraving A8608, A8774
3(2): Two ladies standing (Version 2) View engraving A8734, A8774, A9498
3(4): Man with sombrero poking spider's web View engraving A8651
3(5): Man with stick kicking another man View engraving A8651
3(6): Family playing musical instruments View engraving A8734
4(1): Children eating fruit from a basket View engraving A8651 / A8842 / A8862 / A9010
4(2): A bird table View engraving A8651
4(4): Four dogs being teased View engraving A8651
4(5): Smoking shellfish in a cage View engraving A8651 / A8734 / A8842 / A8908 / A9010 / D1474
4(6): Two cats with tied tales View engraving A8734
4(7): A pig being ridden View engraving A8651 / A8862 / A8842
4(8): A cat tethered on a lead View engraving A8734, A8862, A9010 Image 1 / Image 2 / Image 3 / Image 4
4(9): Bear baiting View engraving A8651 / A8842
4(10): A busy garden scene View engraving A8651
5(1): Lady holding small bag, with servant View engraving A8608
5(3): Lady and servant (Version 1) View engraving A9009, A9010
5(4): Lady and servant (Version 2) View engraving A9009, A9010, A9149
5(6): Lady and servant (Version 3) View engraving A9009, A9010, A9149 Image 1 / Image 2
5(7): Lady holding parrot View engraving A8999
6(1): Gaoler/jailer and prisoner View engraving A9010
6(3): Children tormenting seated lady View engraving A9010
6(4): A meal - lady overturns table (Version 2) View engraving A9009, A9010
6(5): Three ladies surrounded by three gents View engraving A8734, A8842, A9009, A9664

Editor’s note: The Gray’s Pottery website does not condone cruelty to any animals, children, husbands or even servants.
The illustrations are from a different time with different standards.

Demonology & Witchcraft: More bizarre images relating to the title. Plates No 1*, No 2*, No 3, No 4, No 5, No 6.
(Note that none of these appears to have been used by Gray’s Pottery)

Old Way’s & New Way’s: a comparison of the changing times! Front introduction plate with two family groups followed by Plates No 1, No 2, No 3, No 4, No 5, No 6.
(Note that none of these appears to have been used by Gray’s Pottery)

Scenes in London: (47 off) and Sporting Sketches: (1 off) Twelve pages, four portrait images per page, all with captions.
This section was used extensively by Gray’s Pottery and, where possible, examples are shown.
Scene number Engraving and application Pattern number
Scenes in London No. 2 View Engraving / Application A8774, A9009, A9010
Scenes in London No. 8 View Engraving / Application A8774, A9009, A9010
Scenes in London No. 11 View Engraving / Application / Application 2 A8774, A9009, A9007
Scenes in London No. 14 View Engraving / Application A8908
Scenes in London No. 17 View Engraving A8862
Scenes in London No. 20 View Engraving / Application A8734
Scenes in London No. 25 View Engraving / Application A8908
Scenes in London No. 32 View Engraving / Application A9010
Scenes in London No. 37 View Engraving / Application A8908, A9010
Scenes in London No. 38 View Engraving / Application A8908, A9008, A9010
Scenes in London No. 39 View Engraving / Application A9010
Scenes in London No. 42 View Engraving / Application / Application 2 A8904, A9010
Scenes in London No. 43 View Engraving / Application A8774, A9010, A9149
Scenes in London No. 44 View Engraving / Application / Application 2 A9009, A9149, Unknown Pattern
Sporting Sketches No. 25 View Engraving / Application D1474

Sayings & Doings: Six pages, four landscape images per page, all with captions, both ancient and modern writings. Plates No 1, No 2, No 3, No 4, No 5, No 6.
This section was used extensively by Gray’s Pottery and, where possible, examples are shown.
Scene number Engraving and application Pattern number
Sayings & Doings No1 (3) View Engraving / Application A9007, A9009
Sayings & Doings No1 (4) View Engraving / Application Pattern number unknown
Sayings & Doings No2 (1) View Engraving / Application A9007, A9008, A9478
Sayings & Doings No2 (3) View Engraving / Application A9149
Sayings & Doings No3 (3) View Engraving / Application / Application 2 A8734, A8930, A9007, A9008
Sayings & Doings No3 (4) View Engraving / Application / Application 2 / Application 3 A8930, A9007, A9008, A9654
Sayings & Doings No4 (1) View Engraving / Application A9009, A9010, A9149
Sayings & Doings No4 (2) View Engraving / Application / Application 2 A8842, A9008
Sayings & Doings No4 (3) View Engraving / Application D1474
Sayings & Doings No5 (1) View Engraving / Application Pattern number unknown
Sayings & Doings No5 (2) View Engraving / Application D1474
Sayings & Doings No5 (4) View Engraving / Application D1474
Sayings & Doings No6 (4) View Engraving / Application / Application 2 A8930, A8931, A9007, A9008
Nautical Dictionary: Many social images on a nautical theme. Front introduction plate* of a group of sailors below deck followed by Plates No 1, No 2, No 3, No 4, No 5, No 6.
(Note that none of these appears to have been used by Gray’s Pottery)
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