Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The genius of France nursing her darling 1 print : engraving, color. | Cartoon showing France, a savage virago, dandling a tiny Napoleon seated on her hand and wearing a royal robe over his military dress. Above her head she holds a rattle with bells surmounted by a crown. She grins at the mannikin, singing: ... Beside her are her spear, dripping blood, and shield, with the bleeding head of Louis...
    • Contributor: Gillray, James
    • Date: 1804
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    Tiddy-Doll, the great French gingerbread-baker; drawing out a new batch of kings - his man, Hopping Talley, mixing up the dough 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Print shows Napoleon standing before a large "New French Oven for Imperial Gingerbread" drawing out a freshly baked kings labeled "Bavaria, Wirtembg, [and] Baden." On the left, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord mixes up another batch of dough.
    • Contributor: Gillray, James
    • Date: 1806
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    A view of Winchester in North America - dedicated to Mr. President Mad I Son!! 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Print shows "an American officer, General Winchester, stands stripped to the waist, his face and body covered with bold patterns in paint: stars, circles, an anchor, &c ..." (Source: George). James Winchester served in the "Additional Army" during the Northwest Campaign from 1812 to 1813 when during the second Battle of the River Raisin, the Natives captured him....
    • Date: 1813
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Arlequin sur l'Hippogryphe a la croisade Lojoliste Armée van den heylige lingue voor der jesuiten monarchy. 1 print (broadside) : etching and engraving. | Print shows Louis XIV as the harlequin, with pegged leg, riding on the "hippogryphe" or jackass, leading a holy crusade. He wears a large biretta that also fits over the head of James II sitting behind him; they both wear armor. Hanging from the saddle is a shield bearing the monogram IHS of the Society of...
    • Contributor: Hooghe, Romeyn De
    • Date: 1689
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    British valour and Yankee boasting or, Shannon versus Chesapeake 1 print : etching, hand-colored ; 21 x 50.9 cm (sheet) | Cartoon shows a British boarding party routing the crew of the Chesapeake; in a matter of minutes the crew was subdued and the British flag hoisted. The Americans are portrayed as hapless and cowardly.
    • Contributor: Cruikshank, George
    • Date: 1813
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The Yankey torpedo 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Print shows a sea-monster discharging flames and missiles against a British ship. British satire reflecting indignation against American's use of torpedoes and other explosive machinery in the Summer of 1813 against British blockade of New York.
    • Contributor: Tegg, Thomas
    • Date: 1813
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The fall of Washington--or Maddy in full flight 1 print : engraving, color ; 25.8 x 36.3 cm (sheet, trimmed) | Cartoon showing President James Madison and probably John Armstrong, his secretary of war, both with bundles of papers, fleeing from Washington, with burning buildings behind them.
    • Date: 1814
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The blessing of new taxes!!! 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | John Bull, holding a pipe and a frothing tankard, is beset by the Regent and Ministers. Sidmouth furtively takes the pipe from his hand, looking over John's head at the Regent who extends his hand to seize the tankard. The Regent, with both legs gouty and swollen, says: "Yes and I would take the blood from your veins...
    • Date: 1819
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The tomb-stone 1 print : etching. | Print shows several men, George Grenville, Lord Bute, the Duke of Bedford, and, as a small dog wearing clerical robes, Dr. W. Scott, labeled "AntiSejanus", dancing on a sarcophagus with bas-reliefs of "Britannia" and "America" and bearing the inscription: "Here lieth the Body of William Duke of Cumberland &c lamented by his Country, which he twice Sav'd. First by...
    • Date: 1765
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The great financier, or British economy for the years 1763, 1764, 1765 1 print : etching. | Print shows George Grenville holding a balance with scales "Debts" and "Savings", the debt far outweighs savings; among those in line to contribute their savings is a Native American woman representing America, she wears a yoke labeled "Taxed without representation". A melancholy Britannia sits on the far right.
    • Date: 1765
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The repeal, or the funeral procession of Miss Americ-Stamp 1 print : etching with engraving ; 25.3 x 35.2 cm (plate), 29.9 x 39.9 cm (sheet) | Illustration shows a group of men in a funeral procession on the banks of the Thames River with a row of warehouses in the background, one of which is labeled "The Sheffield and Birmingham Warehouse Goods now ship'd for America." At the head of the procession,...
    • Date: 1766
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [The repeal or the funeral of Miss Ame=Stamp] 1 print : etching. | Print shows a funeral procession on the banks of the Thames, with warehouses in a line in the background, one of which is inscribed "The Sheffield and Birmingham Warehouse Goods now ship'd for America." George Grenville carrys coffin inscribed "Miss Ame-stamp B. 1765 died 1766." On the quay are two large bales, one of which is inscribed, "Stamps from...
    • Date: 1766
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The statue, or the adoration of the wise-men of the west 1 print : etching and engraving. | Print shows Dr. W. Scott on a pedestal, he is wearing clerical robes, a crown fashioned from tobacco leaves, and holding a branch from an apple tree in his right hand and a picture of the tax stamp; around the pedestal are standing Mr. Wedderburn, the Earl of Halifax, Lord Sandwich (Jemmy Twitcher), George Grenville, the Duke...
    • Date: 1766
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The new country dance, as danced at C****, July the 30th 1766 1 print : etching. | Print shows a number of prominent figures in a line dancing, above the dancers is John Wilkes riding behind a witch on a broom, he is defecating on Lord Bute; other dancers include the Prince of Wales, William Pitt (the Earl of Chatham), a Native American woman representing America, the devil dancing with Henry Fox (Lord Holland), Charles Townsend,...
    • Date: 1766
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The triumph of America 1 print : etching. | Print shows William Pitt, the first Earl of Chatham, driving a triumphal carriage in which rides a Native American representing America. The carriage is drawn by a team of six horses, "Royal Oak, Crafty, Weathercock, Surly, Prudence, [and] Prerogative", representing the members of Pitt's new ministry, the Duke of Grafton, Charles Townshend, the Earl of Shelburne, H.S. Conway, Robert...
    • Date: 1766
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Common-wealth - the colossus 1 print : etching. | Print shows William Pitt walking on stilts; the right stilt, labeled "Sedition", points to New York, the left, labeled "Popularity", is firmly planted in London. He uses one crutch, labeled "Pension", for support, and the other, held upside down as though a mallet, with winged serpents forming a caduceus, points toward St. Stephens Chapel.
    • Date: 1766
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The colonies reduced - its companion 1 print : etching ; 20.8 x 11.9 cm (sheet) | Print shows two illustrations on a single sheet, on the top, Britannia, as the Roman general Belisarius, is dismembered, her torso leaning against a globe with a banner "Date Obolum Belli Sario" (give a penny for Bellisarius) and her arms and legs, labeled "Virg-", "Pennsyl-", "New York", and "New Eng-" are scattered on...
    • Date: 1767
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    An attempt to land a bishop in America 1 print : etching and engraving ; 17.7 x 11.1 cm (sheet) | Print shows a bishop climbing aboard a ship labeled "Hillsborough" having been chased there by angry American colonists who use long poles to push the ship away from the quay.
    • Date: 1768
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The north star 1 print : etching and engraving. | Print shows Lord Bute seated on clouds from behind which project rays of the sun, he holds a cat-o'-nine-tails in one hand, a purse in the other, his feet rest on an open volume of "the Laws of England". To his left sits William Pitt who wears a crown of three feathers and holds a crutch topped...
    • Date: 1768
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    The conference 1 print : etching. | Print shows William Beckford rebuking Thomas Harley beneath which is printed a petition containing 14 points, "Instructions given to Sir Robert Ladbrooke, Knt. William Beckford, Esq; the Right Hon. Thomas Harley, Esq; and Barlow Trecothick, Esq; representatives of the city of London: by their constituents".
    • Date: 1769
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The patriot - dedicated to the freeholders of Middlesex 1 print : etching. | One of several prints depicting John Wilkes and Henry Luttrell and the election for the seat in Middlesex. This print shows a statue of John Wilkes on a pedestal, holding a staff topped with a liberty cap; the winds of "Envy", "Malice", and "Detraction" blow about his head. Britannia, armed to defend Wilkes, stands at the base of the...
    • Date: 1769
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    What may be doing abroad - what is doing at home 1 print : etching and engraving. | Print shows two simultaneous scenes, on the top, the Kings of Spain, France, and Prussia, and Queen Maria Theresa carve out portions of the British empire for themselves, while on the bottom, members of the Duke of Grafton's ministry haggle over internal disputes and problems with the colonies in America; behind his ministers, George III stands in...
    • Date: 1769
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Frontispiece to the Middlesex Petition 1 print : etching with letterpress. | Broadside showing, above three columns of text (comprising the petition), George III seated on his throne receiving several men, one, kneeling before him, presents the petition, on May 24th 1769.
    • Date: 1769
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The city carriers 1 print : etching. | Print shows Samuel Turner, Lord Mayor of London, at the head of a procession, alongside Liberty, to present the petition of the Livery of London to the king. Truth rides sidesaddle on a donkey followed by William Beckford, Barlow Trecothick, and Sir R. Ladbroke; an effigy of Thomas Harley brings up the rear among the rabble. On the right,...
    • Date: 1769
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The ever-memorable peace-makers settling their accounts 1 print : etching and engraving. | Print shows the Duke of Bedford, the Earl of Bute, and Lord Holland portrayed as a fox, with the Devil behind him, seated at a table. Lord Holland writes in a ledger labeled "Unacd Millions".
    • Date: 1769