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Taking a fly

A scene beside a river: In the foreground two men who had been fishing have been pulled into the river by the rope attached to a ferry that is crossing to the other side when the horse that is pulling it bolts down stream. A third man is about to fall...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 5 Aug 2022

Reynard caught at last

In an outdoor setting, Lord North and Edmund Burke look down at Charles Fox who stands knee-deep in a hole in the ground. All are in mourning clothes. Fox expresses fear of remaining in “this terrible Pitt” forever. An angry North, stamping his foot,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Jun 2022

The Norfolk method of improving the breed

“Thomas Coke of Norfolk leads his bride through a pastoral landscape; he prances gaily along hat in hand, turning to look at her, and singing, Oh the Days when I was Young; in his left hand is a book: Coke upon Littleton [see British Museum Satires...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Jun 2022

Contrasted opinions respecting the new emperor

“Two tiers of single English figures expressing appropriate opinions about the coronation of Napoleon.”–British Museum online catalogue. Printmaker: Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830, printmaker. Title: Contrasted opinions respecting the new...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 31 May 2022

A Christmas bo

“A front elevation of a theatre-box crammed with delighted children fills the design. In the front row are a lady and four little girls. In the middle sits the father, one small boy on his knee, an arm round another child. Eight more children fill the...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Apr 2022


An old woman, the prude, is standing near a crowd of people huddled around a bonfire in Covent Garden. She is crossing Covent Garden Piazza, disapproving of the amorous scenes outside the notorious Tom King’s Coffee House. The print shows the morning...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 Mar 2022


The third print in the series “Four Times of the Day” is set at Sadler’s Wells. “A dyer and his wife walking with their dog beside the New River; the wife holds a fan with a design of Aphrodite and Adonis, the husband carries a small child, a...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Mar 2022


A copy of the second print in William Hogarth’s series “Four Times of the Day”: Set outside St Giles’s-in-the-Fields. On the right an elegant crowd leaves the French Huguenot church; they are dressed in the height of French fashion. Two women...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Mar 2022


A copy of the fourth print in William Hogarth’s series “Four Times of the Day”, set at the intersection of Rummer Court and Charing Cross. Le Sueur’s equestrian statue of Charles I can be seen in the background. It is the anniversary of the Restoration...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Feb 2022

James Macleane, the gentleman highwayman at the bar

“A broadside on the trial of the robber James Maclaine; with an etching showing the interior of a court room, the judges seated on the left, Maclaine standing on the right, in the middle background a lady standing, giving evidence in his favour; and...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Feb 2022

Britannia correcting an unruly boy

“Britannia, tall and powerful, holds Napoleon across her knee, and raises a birch rod to thrash his bleeding posterior. She wears Roman draperies, with corslet and plumed helmet. The rod is tied with a ribbon inscribed: ‘United Kingdoms’. She says:...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Dec 2021

The Corsican dissected

Title: The Corsican dissected [graphic]. Publication: London : Pubd. Aug. 14, 1803, by W. Holland, No. 11 Cockspur Street, Pall Mall, [14 August 1803] Catalog Record 803.08.14.01+ Acquired January 2021
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Nov 2021

Farmer George’s wonderful monkey

“Social satire; Pitt the Younger portrayed as a monkey, with regalia and his crown hanging on a chain around his neck, in a field labelled “Windsor Park”; below the image a text explains that this animal is confounding naturalists, who suppose it...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Oct 2021


Ferdinand VII, seated on a throne on a low platform inscribed “TIRANIA”, is flanked by two advisers, the Devil on the left and a friar on the right. At the friar’s feet, in the foreground, a demon burns newspapers with a firebrand. Tortures of the...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 Oct 2021

Consultation of physicians

A group portrait of various doctors and quacks, including Mrs Mapp, Dr. Joshua Ward and John Taylor. A version of the print also published with lettering “The company of undertakers”. The three named quacks occupy the top, twelve other ‘doctors’...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 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

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

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

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

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