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The Sunday school children of Colchester

A view of the grounds of the Castle Park in Colchester (Essex) with tents erected for the celebration of the anniversary of the Sunday school. The tents, along the left side accommodate a series of booths, each equipped to feed the children in orderly...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Sep 2021

Long faces at Smithfield

Discontent among British merchants and farmers who had enjoyed high prices for their domestic produce during the Revolutionary Wars.   Printmaker: Roberts, Piercy, active 1791-1805, printmaker. Title: Long faces at Smithfield. Peace, long faces at...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Sep 2021

French volunteers marching to the conquest of Great Britain

“A mounted officer with drawn sabre heads a procession of ‘Volunteers’ linked by a chain to his horse and to each other. The horse is a well-bred animal with handsome trappings, but the rider is lean and has torn breeches. He is followed by a file...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Sep 2021

For the benefit of Joe Miller

Copy of a benefit ticket whose design was formerly attributed to Hogarth: a stage scene with four performers in Congreve’s ‘The Old Bachelor’, showing the scene in Act III where Noll receives a kicking from Sharper; print after a forgery purporting...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 27 Aug 2021

Waltzing

Six couples, some awkwardly matched, dance with varying skill in a ballroom.   Title: Waltzing [graphic]. Publication: [London] : Published by the proprietor, June 15, 1815. Catalog Record 815.06.16.01+ Acquired March 2020
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 26 Aug 2021

O’ the roast beef of old England…

Engraving of William Hogarth’s 1748 painting ‘O the Roast Beef of Old England’ (London, Tate Britain), which he had himself published as a print. The scene is set at the Gate of Calais (after the painting in the Tate Gallery) with a fat monk prodding...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 Aug 2021

A coronation stool, of repentance

“The Queen sits in profile to the right on a huge crown, her left foot on a footstool. She partly hides her face and an ambiguous grimace behind a fan inscribed C; in her right hand is a handkerchief. She is fat, very décolletée, and bejewelled, with...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 Aug 2021

The introduction of the Pope to the Convocation at Oxford

“A satire on the approaching election for the Chancellorship of Oxford University. Grenville, dressed as a cardinal, heads a small procession towards the Devil, who wears a robe on which is a large cross, and holds the bland mask with which he has been...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Aug 2021

A specimen of Mr. K**n’s acting

“The actor Kean in part as Richard III appalled as his bastard son is presented to him by its mother as a beadle holds a court order for its maintenance at 7/6d a week.”–British Museum online catalogue.   Printmaker: Marks, John Lewis, printmaker....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Aug 2021

The valley of the shadow of death

“Napoleon, advancing down a gently sloping causeway of rock which traverses water and flames, is halted by ‘Leo Britannicus’ who bounds savagely towards him. He drops a short chain attached to the nose of the ‘Russian Bear’, a huge white creature...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Jul 2021

Committee of Taste, or, The punishment of a modern Midas

“A satire on the rebuilding of Drury Lane Theatre. Whitbread, Chairman of the Committee, bestrides a barrel, the head inscribed ‘The Butt M, T’ [empty]. He has long ass’s ears and points to a table beside him on the extreme right where there is...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Jul 2021

Monsr. Alexandre in The rogueries of Nicholas

“A scene from a play: a soldier admired by a lady at her dressing table stands before a table of heads and ghosts, with an elderly couple to the right.”–British Museum online catalogue.   Printmaker: Heath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker, artist....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Jul 2021

The hostile press and the consequences of crim. con.

“Kean, in the costume of Sir Giles Overreach, stands on the stage, indicated by a boarded floor surrounded by flame and smoke from the jaws of a semicircle of ferocious monsters, serpentine, scaly, and fanged, and with glaring eyeballs. The largest...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Jul 2021

State of the giraffe

“The King’s giraffe hangs limply from a sling which is suspended from a cross-beam supported on two uprights. George IV and Lady Conyngham push hard at a windlass to hoist up their pet. He has thrown off his coat and rolled up his shirt-sleeves; tight...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Jul 2021

Sailors conversing on horseback

“Social satire; two sailors on horseback, one with a pipe in his hatband on a small white horse with a spotted handkerchief on a stick attached to its bridle, the other smoking a pipe on a large brown horse; they ask each other how their journeys on...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Jul 2021

A North-ern ass

“Satire on the election for County Durham, 14 April 1784: Sir Thomas Clavering and Sir John Upton, one headless, holding a caption labelled ‘The Irish Faction for ever’ and carrying the other, who has no feet, on his back, who says ‘I serv’d...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Jul 2021

Perusing the state papers

“Napoleon, John Bull (a ‘cit’), a British general wearing a star, and the Duke of Portland sit in conference, each holding a large double paper covered with type or script. Napoleon sits on the left, pointing to the text of his paper and saying...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Jul 2021

The grand coronation procession of Napoleone the 1st

“Napoleon and Josephine are in the centre of an elaborate processional design. Individuals and groups are identified by eleven captions in the lower margin. The background is formed of close ranks of French soldiers, with a forest of caps, spears, pikes,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Jul 2021

Harlequin and Mother Goose, or, The golden egg

A writing sheet illustrated with scenes from Thomas Dibdin’s pantomime, first performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on Boxing Day 1806, a few months before this sheet was issued. There were at least twelve different scenes in Dibdin’s work,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Jul 2021

The corn bill, or, Iohn Bull and his hobby

“Mr. and Mrs. Bull are in their breakfast parlour; she sits beside a table on which is a tray with coffee-pot, &c, he stands booted and spurred, impatient to set off. Through an open doorway (right) a groom is seen holding a saddle-horse. Behind...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Jun 2021

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