Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Political electricity; or, an historical & prophetical print in the year 1770 1 print : engraving. | Detail showing convicts consisting of lords, esquires, and attorneys, in chains, boarding ship, for transport from England to Georgia, under the reign of King George III.
    • Date: 1770
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Jefferies, in the character of Atropos, cutting the thread of English Liberty 1 print : engraving ; 12.2 x 18.4 cm (sheet), 15.9 x 22.3 cm (mount) | Print shows King John seated at a small table outside his tent, signing Magna Carta, behind him stand by two bishops. Four men are pulling a rope, the "thread of English Liberty", which is attached to King John's chest and passes through their hands to a spinning wheel...
    • Date: 1770
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The Auction; or modern conoisseurs 1 print : engraving. | Print depicts a group of fashionable ladies and gentleman attending an an auction. The two porters exhibit a picture turned upside down, but the audience does not notice.
    • Date: 1770
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The convention makers 1 print : engraving ; 12 x 19 cm (sheet) | "The interior of a room; a picture called A Convention, depicting the Convention between England and Spain on the Falkland Islands, is falling from a broken cornice inscribed National Honour, onto four prostrate figures ... Londinia (l.) ... points out the catastrophe to the Lord Mayor and two other men. Britannia and Justice...
    • Date: 1771
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Hibernia in distress] 1 print : engraving. | Print shows Hibernia, a woman representing Ireland, lying on the floor holding a broken harp, Lord Townshend is holding her down with his left foot; on the left, Lord North reaches into a money bag labeled with a harp, while Jeremiah Dyson, standing at center in the background and caricatured as a negro wearing a striped suit, says to...
    • Date: 1772
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A macaroni French cook 1 print : engraving. | "A man dressed macaroni-fashion with an enormous looped club but wearing an apron and a conical cap approaches a cooking-stove holding a saucepan in his right hand; with his left he appears to be taking snuff..." (Source: George)
    • Date: 1772
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The cub's frolic at Holland-House or The pig basted 1 print : engraving. | "The interior of a kitchen. A pig is roasting on a spit (left) in front of a large open fire..." (Source: George)
    • Date: 1771
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Shah Allum in distress 1 print : engraving. | "A design in two compartments illustrating an article in Biblical phraseology, 'The First Chapter of the Book of Kings' and 'The Lamentations'. In the upper part is depicted a meeting of the General Court of the East India Company; the directors seated at a table on which are writing materials, a book, and a hammer. In the foreground a...
    • Date: 1773
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [The Duchess of Queensberry and Soubise] 1 print : engraving. | A fencing match between a Black man and the Duchess whose face is concealed by a fencing mask.
    • Contributor: Austin, William
    • Date: 1773
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    To be sold to the best bidder 1 print : engraving. | "An auctioneer holding up his hammer in his left hand, stands in his rostrum, a box supported on four legs, and reached by a ladder (left)..." (Source: George)
    • Date: 1773
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The damnation of Obadiah 1 print : engraving. | One of a series of illustrations to Tristram Shandy showing Dr. Slop holding book containing the form of excommunication, and pointing at Obadiah who is disappearing, one leg and his back alone being visible. Behind Dr. Slop stands Mr. Shandy and Uncle Toby, with crutch under his left arm, pointing at map of Flanders and speaking to Corporal Trim....
    • Contributor: Bunbury, Henry William
    • Date: 1773
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The overthrow of Dr. Slop 1 print : engraving. | One of a series of illustrations to Tristram Shandy showing Obadiah mounted on coach-horse at full gallop attempting to pull up his horse. On the ground is Dr. Slop's pony. Behind the pony is Dr. Slop lying on his back; a spotted dog prances over him. The doctor lies under a sign-post terminating in a hand pointing To Shandy...
    • Contributor: Bunbury, Henry William
    • Date: 1773
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The battle of the cataplasm 1 print : engraving. | One of a series of illustrations to Tristram Shandy showing Dr. Slop and Susannah exchanging abuse. Dr. Slop stands, with his wig burning, about to throw cataplasm in Susannah's face. Susannah stands behind the cradle in which lies the infant Tristram, a plaster across his nose, as she holds her nose and a candle. Reference to Tristram Shandy, v....
    • Contributor: Bunbury, Henry William
    • Date: 1773
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The mitred minuet 1 print : engraving. | Print shows four Anglican bishops joining hands and dancing around a copy of the "Quebec Bill" which lies at their feet, on the left, Lord Bute, playing the bagpipes, and Lord North stand with another minister as the Devil hovers above them.
    • Date: 1774
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The Polish plumb-cake 1 print : engraving ; sheet 20.4 x 13.7 cm, on mount 21.1 x 14.3 cm. | Cartoon shows Joseph II and Frederick II with swords drawn, Catherine II holding a cleaver, and Louis XV with a knife, seated around a table on which rests a partitioned cake, representing Poland, each monarch getting a separate, but not equal share; in the background on the...
    • Contributor: Lodge, John
    • Date: 1774
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Mutual accusation 1 print : engraving. | "Two quack doctors (left) are having a heated altercation in a street or square outside their respective houses..." (Source: George)
    • Date: 1774
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The vis a vis bisected or The ladies coop 1 print : engraving. | "The interior of a closed carriage made visible by being bisected longitudinally. In it two young ladies of pleasing appearance sit face to face in profile..." (Source: George)
    • Date: 1776
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A Scotch reel 1 print : engraving. | "Two couples dancing a reel. The ladies wear the monstrous feathered coiffures then fashionable, see No. 5370, & c. ..." (Source: George)
    • Date: 1776
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Miss shuttle-cock 1 print : engraving. | "A game of shuttlecock between two men who face each other, standing at opposite sides of the design, each with a raised battledore..." (Source: George)
    • Contributor: Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
    • Date: 1776
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The cork-rump the support of life 1 print : engraving. | "A lake on which a boating accident has just occurred, the overturned boat partly visible on the extreme right..." (Source: George)
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Mademoiselle de Beaumont or The Chevalier D'Eon 1 print : engraving ; sheet 17.3 x 11.2 cm (partially trimmed with plate mark) | "D'Eon (W.L.) dressed half as a woman, half as a man. On his right side he wears a lady's full dress, his hair in the fashionable inverted pyramid decorated by a feather..." (Source: George)
    • Date: 1777
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The burthens of plenty 1 print : engraving. | "An enormously fat man walks (left to right) towards an eating-house followed by a lean and ragged man bent with the weight of a basket laden with food which he carries on his head and shoulders..." (Source: George)
    • Date: 1777
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A speedy & effectual preparation for the next world 1 print : engraving. | "A lady sits, in profile to the right, at a dressing-table; she is dipping a brush into a pot marked Rouge, other toilet implements and a looking-glass are on the table..." (Source: George)
    • Date: 1777
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Bath stays or The lady's steel shapes 1 print : engraving ; plate mark 25 x 34 cm. | "The interior of a blacksmith's smithy. On the anvil is a portion of a pair of stays, at which two smiths strike with hammers, one (left) holding the stays by pincers..." (Source: George)
    • Contributor: Darly, Matthew, Active - Darly, Matthew
    • Date: 1777
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The Commissioners 1 print : engraving. | "The five commissioners (right) recently nominated to negotiate peace with the colonies, kneel one behind the other at the feet of America, who sits (left) on a pile of barrels and bales..." (Source: George)
    • Date: 1778