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  • Collection
    Cartoon Prints, British The Prints and Photographs Division holds one of the largest collections of British political and satirical prints in America. The approximately 9,000 prints (approximately 8,500 distinct images) in the collection highlight British political life, society, fashion, manners, and theater. They were published primarily between 1780 and 1830, an era dominated by the prodigious talents and prolific efforts of such famous caricaturists as James Gillray...
    • Date: 1650

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Large building with harbor in background, Greece?] [Buildings and forts on the coast of Malta] 2 photographic prints (1 page) : gelatin silver.
    • Contributor: Carpenter, Frank G. (Frank George) - Cruikshank, Isaac - Fores, S. W. - Carpenter, Frank G.
    • Date: 1923
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [The monster melo-drama] Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Prints shows a four-footed monster, with the heads of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, John Philip Kemble, Joseph Grimaldi, and Harlequin, suckling playwrights in front of Covent Garden and Drury Lane theaters.
    • Contributor: De Wilde, Samuel
    • Date: 1807
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Comedy in the country. Tragedy in London 1 print : engraving, hand-colored. | "Two designs on one plate. Above, two rows of burlesqued yokels (with two comely women, and an ugly old one), seated behind the orchestra and backed by a rough brick wall...Below, three members of the orchestra play, grotesquely weeping ..." (Source: George)
    • Contributor: Rowlandson, Thomas
    • Date: 1807
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Landing the treasures, or results of the polar expedition 1 print : hand-colored engraving ; plate mark 223 x 544 mm, sheet 230 x 562 mm. | "A procession headed by John Ross extends from the coast (right), where Esquimaux dogs swim ashore from a boat, to the gate of the British Museum, part of which is on the extreme left..." (Source: George). Print shows items brought from Captain John Ross' expedition to...
    • Contributor: Cruikshank, George - Marryat, Frederick
    • Date: 1819
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Backside ['side' scored through] & front view of the ladies fancy-man, Paddy Carey O'Killus Dsq &c &c - Erected in Hide Park, in honor of the "Waterloo man" & his Soger men ... 1 print : etching, hand-colored ; plate mark 25 x 36 cm. | "The back view of the Achilles statue burlesqued on its high pedestal raised on a plinth and the front view of the booted statue, displaying a grotesque face, and the fig-leaf..." (Source: George).
    • Contributor: Cruikshank, George
    • Date: 1822
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    L'assemblée nationale: - or - grand co-operation meeting at St. Ann's Hill. Respectfully dedicated to the admirers of "A Broad-Bottom'd Administration" 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Print shows a reception given by Charles James Fox and wife for various groups and friends of the Prince of Wales, all opposed to the government.
    • Contributor: Gillray, James
    • Date: 1804
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Very slippy-weather 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Cartoon shows an elderly man who has slipped and fallen on the sidewalk outside Humphrey's printing establishment at No. 27 St. James's Street, London. He is holding a thermometer which he manages keep upright, behind him are five individuals looking at caricatures printed by Humphrey that are on display in the shop windows.
    • Contributor: Gillray, James
    • Date: 1808
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The modern Circe or a sequel to the petticoat 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Cartoon shows Mrs. Mary Anne Clarke, wearing the Duke of York's military cloak, extending it to cover a crowd of miniature soldiers, civilians and clergymen clustering around her with outstretched arms; Mr. Waddle (Mr. Wardle), standing to the side, gazes at her and declares his fascination.
    • Contributor: Cruikshank, Isaac - Delaney, E.
    • Date: 1809
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Is this a rattle which I see before me 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | John Philip Kemble, caricatured, plays the dagger scene in Macbeth. In front of him is magically suspended a large watchman's rattle, labelled "a word to the wise". Text refers to the personal attack made on the Kemble family.
    • Contributor: Cruikshank, Isaac
    • Date: 1809
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A parody on Macbeth's soliloquy at Covent Garden Theatre 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Kemble as Macbeth, in Highland dress, declaims before the footlights; holding out a coin in his left hand, he staggers back, left leg forward.
    • Date: 1809
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Farmer Giles & his wife shewing off their daughter Betty to their neighbours, on her return from school 1 print : engraving. | Cartoon showing plump girl playing piano. Her parents gloat nearby while others appear less interested.
    • Contributor: Gillray, James
    • Date: 1809
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Practical jokes played on unsuspecting friends, and costumes of the locals of Hogs Norton] 4 prints (1 sheet) : etching, hand-colored ; on plate, 33.3 x 21.3 cm, images, 8.3 x 14 cm or smaller. | Print shows two scenes of practical jokes played on unsuspecting friends and two scenes showing the costume of the locals of Hogs Norton.
    • Contributor: Rowlandson, Thomas - Woodward, G. M. (George Moutard), Approximately - Tegg, Thomas
    • Date: 1809
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The Hampshire hog in the pound Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available "The interior of a prison cell with stone wall, small barred window, and boarded floor. Cobbett sits in the arm-chair, a pen in his left hand..." (Source: George)
    • Contributor: Heath, William
    • Date: 1810
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "A little music"--or--The delights of harmony 1 print : etching, with aquatint, hand-colored ; 26.5 x 36.5 cm (plate) | Print shows at center in a parlor a man playing a flute, he steps on a small dog's tail causing it to yelp, on the right a young woman is playing a pianoforte with some intent as a man holds her music book open, they both are singing, a small...
    • Contributor: Gillray, James
    • Date: 1810
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Dramatic action illustrated, or Hamlet's advice to players, suit the action to the word, and the word to the action. Dedicated to the celebrated amateur of fashion Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 1 print : engraving, hand-colored. | "A design in six almost equal compartments arranged in two rows. Coats (see No. 11769) stands in six different attitudes in the dress he wore as Lothario, (see No. 11769). Each design has a caption describing an ill-conceived gesture..." (Source: George)
    • Date: 1813
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The centaur-ian manager 1 print : aquatint. | A satire on the equestrian performances at Covent Garden, with John Philip Kemble, as a mount for Mrs. Sarah Siddons, as a tragedy queen, with raised dagger. Behind the centaur's kicking hind-legs lies Comedy on her back, a young woman holding up a smiling mask. Harlequin kneels at her feet, flourishing his wooden sword. Kemble says to a troupe...
    • Date: 1809
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Pidgeon hole. A Convent [sic] Garden contrivance to coop up the gods 1 print : engraving, hand-colored. | "A close-up view of one of the 'pigeon holes' which flanked the upper gallery at Covent Garden..." (Source: George)
    • Contributor: Rowlandson, Thomas
    • Date: 1811
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Lumps of pudding 1 print (5 sheets) : etching, hand-colored ; 35.3 x 239 cm. | Print shows 36 people at a country dance, wearing typical dress, though some women have elaborate head pieces.
    • Contributor: Heath, William - Bunbury, Henry William
    • Date: 1811
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The cowpox tragedy - scene the last 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Funeral procession showing coffin labeled "Vaccina aged 12 years" on which stands a golden calf; four vignettes, two on each side, present realistic scenes related to cow pox.
    • Contributor: Cruikshank, George
    • Date: 1812
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Lodgings to let 1 print : engraving, color. | Cartoon showing a fashionably dressed man standing in a well-furnished sitting-room, speaking to a pretty and elegant young woman. He wears a tophat, Hessian boots, and carries a large rough walking-stick. He says: My sweet honey, I hope you are to be let with the lodgins! She answers: No, sir, I am to be let alone.
    • Date: 1814
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    John Bull's three stages or, from good to bad & from bad to worse 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Three section print showing John Bull and his family eating a large meal before the war, eating less during the war, and with bones on plates during peace time.
    • Contributor: Cruikshank, George
    • Date: 1815
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    State physicians bleeding John Bull to death!! 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Vansittart and Castlereagh, as surgeons, bleeding coins from the arms of John Bull. The coins are collected by Prince Leopold, Princess Charlotte, a tiny McMahon, a Chinese mandarin, and the gouty Regent. Brougham, stands on the left, pointing finger at John Bull, saying, "Retrench! Johnny, Retrench! practise [sic] a little more Economy."
    • Contributor: Cruikshank, George
    • Date: 1816
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Economy 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Brougham, in the guise of John Bull, appears to the Regent, holding up a broom which points towards a small scene surrounded by clouds. The Regent, who has been revelling over a large bowl of punch, falls back terrified, overturning his chair. Brougham, arm extended towards the Regent, declaims: "Retrench! Retrench, reflect on the distressed state of your...
    • Contributor: Cruikshank, George
    • Date: 1816
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The freedom of election or hunt-ing for popularity and plumpers for Maxwell 1 print : engraving with watercolor ; 30.3 x 48.0 cm (sheet) | Print shows two candidates in the Westminster election, Henry Hunt and Murray Maxwell, addressing a crowd (Source: George)
    • Contributor: Cruikshank, Robert
    • Date: 1818