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Your search for posts with tags containing Lewis Walpole Library March 2017 found 17 posts

The whole truth, or, John Bull with his eyes opened

Caricature with Queen Caroline (left) as Lady Macbeth in the mad scene, standing in the street before two shops; she holds a candlestick raised in her right hand as she holds out her dress with her left hand, looking down horror at her skirt which is...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Nov 2018

The man of the woods & the cat-o’-mountain

A kitchen scene [with a satire based on the fable of the “catspaw”]. A monkey with Wood’s head squats beside a plump cat with the head in profile of Queen Caroline. She sits gazing at the fire with an eagerly expectant smile. He puts...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Nov 2018

Moments of pleasure

“Companion plate to British Museum Satires no. 13988. Seated on a sofa, the Queen, wearing a large feathered hat, receives the news of the dropping of the Bill; beside her is a paper: ‘Bill of Pains Thrown out’. Alderman Wood, in a furred...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Oct 2018

Bat, Cat & Mat, or, How happy could I be with either

Caricature with Queen Caroline on the arms of Bergami (left) and Alderman Wood (right), jubilant on the sidewalk before the door of “Mother Wood”. The Queen wears a watch at her waist and two miniature portraits hanging from cords from her...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 Oct 2018

A wooden substitute, or, Any port in a storm

“A companion plate to British Museum Satires no. 14103. Alderman Wood takes the Queen’s left arm, staring down at her and grinning. He wears a top-hat on the back of his head, black tail-coat with trousers; his left hand is thrust under the...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Oct 2018

The Q-n’s ass in a band-bo

“The Queen, grossly caricatured, sits on a zebra which stands in a round band-box with a hinged and upturned lid inscribed ‘a Present from Baro Bergami’. The zebra has the (profile) head of Wood, looking with greedy and imbecile satisfaction...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Aug 2018

Bergami’s little darling

“Queen Caroline, stout and raddled, with black ringlets, stands full-face and four-square, bending forward as if bowing, with a fixed stare from black beady eyes. She wears the feathered hat (caricatured) of the ‘trial’, and a fur-bordered...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Aug 2018

Cary’s survey of the high roads from London to Hampton Court

Covers south east portion of England. Roads are from London to: Hampton Court, Bagshot, Oakingham, Binfield, Windsor, Maidenhead, High Wycombe, Amersham, Rickmansworth, Tring, St. Albans, Welwyn, Hertford, Ware, Bishops Stortford, Chipping Ongar, Chelmsford,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Sep 2017

Description of the Grand National Jubilee

Letterpress broadside with a description of the Grand National Jubilee of 1814 surrounded by eight woodcut views (clockwise from top): The Temple; The Pagoda on Fire; The Jubilee Balloon; The Enemy on Fire; Sham Fight on the Serpentine; Boarding an American;...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Aug 2017

The hermit : opera XXIV

Author: Hook, Mr. (James), 1746-1827. Title: The hermit : opera XXIV / written by the late celebrated Dr. Goldsmith ; set to music by James Hook ; adapted for two violins, voice & harpsichord. Published: London : S.A. & P. Thompson,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Aug 2017

Lower Great Room, Spring Gardens.

An advertisement for a joint exhibition at the Spring Gardens, Vauxhall, of a panaroma of London “painted on 10,000 square feet of canvas and displaying nearly 100,000 figures, 500 of the principal characters on the foreground the size of life.”...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Jun 2017

Collection eighteenth century trade cards and bills, between 1737 and 1756

Album of 43 trade cards, of various formats, which have been used as receipts or invoices by the traders and have stab holes resulting from the pin they where put on by an accountant or secretary. A few trade cards are repeated, four are typographically...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Jun 2017

Catalogue of the library collected by the late J.R. Rowntree, Esq

A manuscript library catalogue of the Barrister John Russell Rowntree and his sister Elizabeth, who inherited her brother’s books after his death in 1831. The four sections are: History, voyages, travels, Bewick’s works, & miscellanies;...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 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

A catalogue of all the elegant houshold furniture

Author: Christie, Mr. (James), 1730-1803. Title: A catalogue of all the elegant houshold furniture, farming and garden implements, about thirty loads of hay, a large quantity of old glazed sashes, old iron, and other valuable effects, at Ealing...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 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

Elements of painting with crayons

Dedication: To His Grace the Duke of Chandos. With vignette showing his coat of arms, engraved by Faden. Author: Russell, John, 1745-1806. Title: Elements of painting with crayons / by John Russel, Associate of the Royal Academy. Edition: The...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 May 2017

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