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Iohn Bull peeping into futurity

John Bull kneels beside a young gentlemen in a red cloak holding a magnifying glass and a stick, looking towards a cloud within which the future is foretold. It depicts John Bull in seven different scenarios: drinking unadulterated porter, free from taxes,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 16 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

All a growing, a growing, heres flowers for your gardens

“A handsome young man sells pot-plants to a pretty young woman who stands on a door-step (left); a little girl beside her points eagerly to the flowers. He has a two-wheeled cart drawn by an ass; in it are small shrubs in large pots; two pots of...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Apr 2019

The hopes of the nation

“A satirical emblematic design; at centre, ‘The Rock of the True Old English Constitution’, on which sits a small figure of John Bull on a chair, holding a tankard and a pipe, saying, ‘Wellhere I am I John Bull – thrown rather...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 Mar 2019

Fashionable ties, or, Modern neckcloths

A macabre caricature divided into two compartments, The Dandy and The Dangle. On the left, a strutting dandy ties his neckcloth in front of a mirror saying: ‘I declare these large Neckcloths are monstrously handy, They [serve] for a shirt too and...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Mar 2019

The restive Pegasus…

“A man in ragged but quasi-fashionable dress rides (right to left) an ass through a river which flows past a steep mountain. The animal jibs, with ears set back; the rider raises a whip in each hand. He wears, and uses, three pairs of spurs, and...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Mar 2019

A toad in a hole

“A fat, ugly woman, seated full face on a commode, in the form of a chair.”–British Museum online catalogue. Printmaker: Grinagain, Giles Title: A toad in a hole [graphic] / Giles Grinagain invt. et fect. Publication: [London] :...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 5 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

How to obtain a request

A social satire: a beggar wearing ragged clothes and leaning on a crutch hold his hat out towards a old, well-dressed woman as he says, “My angelic young lady! Heaven preserve your ladyship’s beautiful shape and countenance these thousand...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 26 Feb 2019

Stinking lobsters

A social satire: a woman in a apron and with a kerchief on her head is seated at a low table with a basket of lobsters; she holds out one lobster that is pulling a man’s nose, as she says “There d-n your Eyes, who stinks now?” He winces...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Feb 2019

The procession of the Lord Mayor of London

“Stylised representation of the Lord Mayor’s procession, framing a blank space in the centre of the sheet; two rows of figures at the top, 7 groups one above the other to either side, and the City Counsel on foot, the Aldermen and Lord Mayor...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Jan 2019

The children of India worshiping the golden calf

“Indian men and women kneel before a large rectangular pedestal on which stands a golden calf with the head of Hastings. Three Indians lie on the pedestal at Hastings’s feet, making gestures of despair and entreaty. From his mouth protrudes...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Dec 2018

The bear broke loose

“A muzzled bear sits up, as if begging, on a fat woman who lies on her back. She says: “Gemini! what a Weight! my poor dear Mr Dripping was quite a Feather to him”. The bear’s keeper (right) raises his club, saying, “Down...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 31 Oct 2018

I wish you the same madam with all my heart!!

An obese, angry-faced man in a night cap sits in a chair in glaring out the window, his two gouty feet propped up on a pillow and his arms both also bandaged and the right arm in a sling. He is wearing a night cap and a heavy, lined robe; a cane rests...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Aug 2018

The fall of the Wolsey of the Woolsack / Vices overlook’d in the new proclamation

“Thurlow, seated on the Woolsack, and George III who stands on the extreme left, tug at the bag of the Great Seal, while Pitt and Grenville (right) attempt to dislodge the Chancellor. The King, in profile to the right, tugs with both hands, saying,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 16 Jun 2017

The grounds

Satire on Robert Walpole, showing the grounds for the Motion to remove him from office. Title: The grounds [graphic]. Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], publish’d according to act of Parliament, March 7, 1741. Catalog...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Jun 2017

Mr. Robert Rasp letting fall a perpendicular from his saddle

A plate with four images each separately titled. Upper left: With series title (Mathematical horsemanship. Plate 5) above and caption title (Mr. Robert Rasp letting fall a perpendicular from his saddle) below showing a rider falling off the side of his...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Jun 2017

The Union-Club

Four lines of verse on either side of title: “We’ll join hand in hand, all party shall cease, “and glass after glass, shall our union increase … Printmaker: Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker. Title: The Union-Club...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 26 May 2017

Gloria mundi, or, The Devil addressing the sun / The V- Committee framing a report

Charles James Fox, with the feet and tail of a fox, his empty pockets turned out, and with cow horns protruding through his hat, stands on an E.O. (gaming) table placed on the North Pole. Quoting Satan’s speech from Paradise Lost, he looks to the...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 May 2017

The church in danger, or, A very uncommon parish dinner

“Satire showing an announcement from a pulpit in a church requesting the wardens to meet to consider eating the church.”–British Museum online catalogue. Title: The church in danger, or, A very uncommon parish dinner [graphic]....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Nov 2016

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