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Rare lithograph attributed to Charles Jameson Grant possibly connected to The Beerhouse Act which sold for £190 to the British Museum at Olympia Auctions.

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Publican’s Sport For October, Or The Beer Bill In Full Operation is a rare impression attributed to Charles Jameson Grant (fl.1830-52) and published by Orlando Hodgson of Cloth Fair in London.

The cartoon possibly refers to the various motions brought in Parliament between 1824-30, culminating in The Beerhouse Act which liberalised the regulations governing the brewing and sale of beer.

The museum paid £190 (estimate £150-250) at Olympia Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) on October 23. Pre-sale, the only institution found to hold the impression was the US Library of Congress.