Collection Items

  • 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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The Chevalier D'--n producing his evidence against certain persons 1 print : etching and engraving. | Print shows opposing groups of government officials; Chevalier D'Eon, portrayed as an ape, vomits on Lord Bute who stands before other members of the Duke of Grafton's ministry and astride the Earl of Hillsborough(?). Lord Holland has fallen down, the Duke of Grafton hides behind Bute, and the Duke of Bedford and Lord Halifax appear about to...
    • Date: 1769
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The times - taken from an original character which appear'd at the masquerade at Lincoln, Decr. the 21st 1769 1 print : etching and engraving. | Print shows the figure of a man draped with ribbons labeled with the issues of the times.
    • Contributor: Holland, William, Active - Holland, William
    • Date: 1769
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The machine to go without asses 1 print : etching and engraving. | Print shows George III and Liberty riding in a carriage labeled "Magna Charta" as it passes over the Duke of Grafton, the Earl of Bute, Lord Holland, and Lord Mansfield.
    • Date: 1769
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The courtiers assembled, on hearing the news of the death of the Rt. Honble. Wm. Beckford 1 print : etching. | Print shows a group of ministers seated around a table commenting on the news of William Beckford's death. Depicted are Jeremiah Dyson, John Montagu Sandwich, William Murray Mansfield, Sir Fletcher Norton, Augustus Henry Grafton, John Russell Bedford, Henry Fox Holland, Lord Hillsborough (Wills Hill, Marquis of Downshire), John Stuart Bute, and possibly Thomas Thynne Bath (Viscount Weymouth).
    • Date: 1770
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Political electricity; or, an historical & prophetical print in the year 1770 1 print : etching and engraving. | Print shows a variety of scenes relating to the politics and government of England and how their actions at home and abroad may result in the loss of the American colonies; scene numbered 24 depicts Boston, Massachusetts, as a European city and shows the industriousness of the Americans.
    • Date: 1770
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The able doctor, or, America swallowing the bitter draught Cartoon shows Lord North, with the "Boston Port Bill" extending from a pocket, forcing tea (the Intolerable Acts) down the throat of a partially draped Native female figure representing "America" whose arms are restrained by Lord Mansfield, while Lord Sandwich, a notorious womanizer, restrains her feet and peeks up her skirt. Britannia, standing behind "America", turns away and shields her face with her left...
    • Date: 1774
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The Whitehall pump 1 print : etching and engraving. | Print shows Lord North pumping water from a water fountain topped with the head of George III onto the prostrate bodies of Britannia and a Native figure representing America. Several ministers and judges look on approvingly, while two raise their arms in protest.
    • Date: 1774