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Britannia’s support of the conspirators defeated

“The Prince of Wales …, sword in hand, gallantly protects Britannia against the attack of three conspirators: Pitt raises a headsman’s axe in both hands; Grafton, holding a conspirator’s lantern, is about to strike her with a...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 Mar 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

Lady Elizabeth Laura, Lady Charlotte Maria & Lady Anne Horatia

“Triple three-quarter length portrait of the three Waldegrave sisters, seated beside one another at a small work-table; Lady Anna Horatia at right embroidering, with Lady Charlotte Maria at left, her head turned towards front, winding silk from...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 27 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

A select collection of the most interesting letters on the government, liberty…

Title: A select collection of the most interesting letters on the government, liberty, and constitution of England : which have appeared in the different news-papers from the elevation of Lord Bute, to the death of the Earl of Egremont. With several...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 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

Poetical address from the ladies of the the cabinet ministers

A lengthy risqué poem suggestive of the sexual prowess of Bartolomeo Pergami, a close companion of Queen Caroline (1768-1821) who accompanied her during her Mediterranean travels in The Regency period. A woodcut portrait at the top of the sheet...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Jan 2019

His Excellency Hamet Ben Hamet Ben Haddu Otter

Half-length portrait in oval of Hamet ben Hamet, half-length in Arabic burnous, directed to right, looking towards the viewer. Printmaker: Luttrell, Edward, printmaker. Title: His Excellency Hamet Ben Hamet Ben Haddu Otter [graphic] : Ambassador...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 Dec 2018

Vue perspective du Couvent Garden

A perspective view, or vues d’optique, of the Covent Garden Market, looking towards Inigo Jones’s St. Paul’s Church, which is situated slightly to the right of center; in the foreground are shown vendors, carriages, pedestrians and other...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 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

The itinerant chancellor

Four rows of designs with one to three designs in each, individually titled. Creator: Grant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, lithographer, artist. Title: The itinerant chancellor [graphic] ; [and 9 other designs] / C.J. Grant invent.,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Oct 2018

Bengal troops on the line of march : a panaoramic sketch

Plate 1 of 6 Printmaker: Ludlow, William Andrew. Title: Bengal troops on the line of march : a panaoramic sketch / by an officer of that army [i.e. Capt. Ludlow]. Published: [London] : Day and Haghe’s Zincy, [1850?] Catalog Record...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Oct 2018

Theatre Royal, Birmingham.

Playbill advertising a performance at the Theatre Royal, Birmingham which principally takes the form of an apology announcing that the lead of the evening’s entertainment, Italian opera singer Angelica Catalani (1780-1849), is unable to attend due...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Sep 2018

A tour from Northamptonshire to London

Author: Lee, John, of Daventry. Title: A tour from Northamptonshire to London : down the River Thames to the Isle of Thanet, from thence to Dover and the coast of France; interspersed with anecdote and sentiment; and an agricultural review of...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 May 2018

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