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What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “An Original Print, representing the late horrid Massacre in King Street.” Although Paul Revere’s engraving is more famous, Henry Pelham also produced a print...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Apr 2020

March 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A PRINT, containing a Representation of the late horrid Massacre in King-street.” Only three weeks after the Boston Massacre colonial consumers could purchase engravings...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Mar 2020

A series of prints taken from the New Testament

Intended to accompany Sarah Trimmer’s ‘A description of a set of prints taken from the New Testament’. Author: Trimmer, Sarah, 1741-1810. Title: A series of prints taken from the New Testament, designed as ornaments for those apartments...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 Jun 2019

Jubilee Fair

“View of the Jubilee Fair in Hyde Park; in foreground to left a small stage erected with a band playing and jesters performing, a small crowd stands in front, a few tents in central foreground with signs such as “Duke of Wellington Whitbreads...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Jun 2019

Duncan MacDonald, of the shire of Caithness Gent

“A broadside on Duncan Macdonald, a Scottish acrobat; with an etching after a drawing by Louis Philippe Boitard showing Macdonald balancing on a wire, at his feet jack-boots, balancing on his right foot a wheel, a dish, a tray with 15 glasses, and...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 May 2019

Articles for a cock match

An engraved broadside with a vignette of a cock match at the top. Title: Articles for a cock match [graphic]. Publication: London : Printed and sold by Reginald Heber, publisher of the List of Horse Races, Henry Bennet Junr. and Harwen Martin, [1750s]...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 May 2019

Heraldic fan leaf

A heraldic fan leaf, a quick ready reference designed to interpret the status of British royalty and nobility with reasonable accuracy. Presumably the fan was intended as an accessory at the theatre, pleasure gardens and and other social events. The outer...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Apr 2019

Hudibras vanquish’d by Trulla

“Hudibras is sprawled on the ground with Trulla, a large country-woman, astride him fending off angry villagers, including a cobbler and a butcher, wielding clubs; to left, Ralpho is held by a man with a rope and another with a sword”–...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Apr 2019

Philosophical recreations, or, Winter amusements

Author: Badcock, John, active 1816-1830. Title: Philosophical recreations, or, Winter amusements: a collection of entertaining & surprising experiments in mechanics, arithmetic, optics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, pneumatics, electricity,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 Mar 2019

Puzzled which to choose!!

“An African chief displays to a naval officer three black women, who stand together (right), grinning and coy, and absurdly squat and obese, with huge posteriors like those of the Hottentot Venus (see British Museum satire no. 11577). The officer,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Mar 2019

Hudibras’s first adventure

Hudibras and Ralpho encounter a mob armed with sticks; in the foreground to right, a one-legged fiddler, a butcher and a dancing bear with his leader. On the left, a woman reaches out her arms. Printmaker: Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, printmaker....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Feb 2019

Preliminaries of peace, or, Politicians puzzled

“Members of the Opposition in a row, talk in couples, except for the arch-egotist Erskine (see British Museum satires no. 9246) on the extreme left, who exclaims: “Peace – and I not consulted ’tis very strange, by Gad”. Sheridan...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 Feb 2019

A perspective view of Dilston Hall

“View of hall with gardens and river in foreground, crossed by bridge at right with a courting couple; other figures in foreground including fishermen in centre foreground, a woman with child sitting at right and gardeners at left; poem in three...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Jan 2019

Portrait of a noble duke

“A head of Wellington in profile to the left, composed of military emblems. The hair is made of laurel leaves; covering the forehead is a flag with a lion rampant and the words ‘Vittoria | Salamanca | Waterloo’. The eye is the muzzle...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Dec 2018

Old Nick’s gatherings!

“he Devil, laden with Tories, strides to the left, quoting the Duke of Newcastle with a gloating grin: ‘Can’t I do what I like with MY OWN’ [see BM Satires No. 15884, &c.]. Across his shoulder is a trident on which a bloated...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Nov 2018

The funeral procession of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales

A panoramic view of the procession at head and foot, each group numbered with corresponding index at foot. Further vignettes of the ‘Procession from Leicester House’ and ‘Laying in State’ to left and right. Title: The funeral...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Sep 2018

The history and antiquities of the city and suburbs of Worcester

Extra-illustrated copy with an added 152 engravings and aquatints (dated from 1746 to the mid-19th century), two manuscript letters from the Duke of Beaufort, a pencil sketch of Edward Somerset, and a watercolor sketch of Worcester. Author: Green,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Aug 2018

A correct view of the funeral procession of Her Late Most Gracious Majesty

A depiction of Caroline of Brunswick’s funeral procession, which captures the public mood of Caroline having been both poorly treated and sent to an early grave. Groups of men are shown carrying large banners stating ‘The Power of Public Opinion’...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 Aug 2018

Engraved to Sell

Printed ephemera can be exciting, especially when it reveals information that can be found nowhere else. When it is also a very rare piece with only a couple of extant copies recorded, and its design is intriguing, the discovery is even more interesting....
From: The Collation on 14 Jun 2018

[Membership card for a trade union]

A membership card for a trade union with a female figure with an anchor on her left and a shield with three calibers on the right, standing under a broken pediment supported by two Corinthian columns and surmounted by a pineapple. Printmaker: Adolph,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Apr 2018

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