The inthronization of Their Majesties

“James II and Mary of Modena enthroned in Westminster Abbey during the king’s coronation.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: The inthronization of Their Majesties [graphic] : also, a view of the west end of the choir of St. Peters in Westminster, and of the manner of placing and seating the company in that part of the choir.
  • Publication: [London] : [T. Bowles and John Bowles & Son], [between 1752 and 1764]

Catalog Record

752.00.00.22

Acquired September 2019

 

A prospect of the inside of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter

“Interior of Westminster Abbey, prior to the coronation procession of James II entering.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: A prospect of the inside of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter in Westminster, from the quire to the east end [graphic] : with the furniture thereof before the grand proceeding entred; shewing the position of the altar, theatre, chairs, pulpit, benches, seats, and galleries. The whole taken from Sandford.
  • Publication: [London] : [T. Bowles and John Bowles & Son], [between 1752 and 1764]

Catalog Record

752.00.00.23

Acquired September 2019

VI drawings by H.W. Burgess

An album of seven pencil sketches, mounted with a neat ink borders. beginning with a title page, a view in a grove with trees and with two figures (one seated and pointing, the other with a portfolio under his arm) in conversation and a rock, the face of which is inscribed with the album title. The six drawings folllowing are romanticised topographical subjects including castles, gates, and ecclesiastical buildings, in ruins, enveloped in trees and foliage, from the vantage point of a river or allong the roadside.

  • Creator: Burgess, Henry William, approximately 1792-1844, artist.
  • Title: VI drawings by H.W. Burgess [graphic] : presented to his much esteemed pupil Miss Bell.
  • Production: [England], 1817.

Catalog Record

Folio 633 817 B955

Acquired October 2019

A perspective of Westminster Abbey from the High Altar

“The coronation of James II; interior of Westminster Abbey, the crowning of the king at bottom centre.”–British Museum online catalogue.
“One of a series of four prints, all based on the large plates in Sandford’s ‘History of the Coronation’, first published by Bowles as a composite plate in the series ‘London Described’ (see Adams 29.8). The plate used in Sandford’s book had a shorter title, no text in lower margin, and was inscribed ‘W Sherwin sculp’.”–Curator’s comments, British Museum online

  • Title: A perspective of Westminster Abbey from the High Altar to the west end [graphic] : shewing the manner of His Majesties crowning; also the manner of disposing seating & placing several of the persons who came in the proceeding &c. Exactly taken from Sandford.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed for T. Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard, & John Bowles & Son at the Black Horse in Cornhil, [between 1752 and 1764]

Catalog Record

752.00.00.21

Acquired September 2019

Abbey & Palace of Dumfermline

 

Abbey & Palace of Dumfermline

A river and rocks in the foreground; the abbey and palace of Dunfermline in the distance; trees throughout the scene.

 

  • Printmaker: Catton, Charles, 1756-1819, printmaker.
  • Title: Abbey & Palace of Dumfermline [sic] [graphic] / drawn in 1788 by J. Farington R.A. ; engraved by C. Catton Junr.
  • Publication: London : Published Feby. 1, 1792, by F. Jukes, No. 10 Howland Street, [1 February 1792]

Catalog RecordĀ 

Drawer 792.02.01.02

Acquired June 2019

 

Hodgson’s drawing book

Hodgson's drawing book

Four topographical plates (2 colored), stitched as issued in original pale yellow printed wrappers.

  • Title: Hodgson’s drawing book. No. [7].
  • Publication: London : 10, Cloth Fair, West Smithfield, [ca. 1835]

Catalog Record

74 835 H691

Acquired April 2019