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[Ticket for Dalby Theatre]

An image of a semi-naked woman, paritally covered in drapery, flying amongst the clouds. In her left hand she holds a banner. Used as a ticket for a production at Dalby Theatre, the private playhouse of Edward Hartopp (1758-1808) at his seat Little Dalby...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 Oct 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 city taylor’s wife dressing for the Pantheon

A fashionably dressed woman sitting behind a table is taking a necklace out of a box. She looks with disdain at her enraged husband in old-fashioned clothes and a nightcap, sitting next to her, his fists clenched and despair on his face. In his lap lies...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 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

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

The Royal Family of Great Britain

“Portraits of George II, Queen Caroline, Prince Frederick, Princesses Anne, Amelia, Caroline, Prince William, Princesses Mary and Louise, all busts in ovals arranged in three rows of three.”–British Museum online catalogue.   Title: The Royal...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Jun 2021

The accomplished letter-writer; or, Universal correspondent

Title: The accomplished letter-writer; or, Universal correspondent. : Containing familiar letters on the most common occasions in life. Also a variety of more elegant letters for examples and improvement of style, from the best modern authors, together...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Apr 2021

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