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

Twenty-four views, displaying the beauties of Yarmouth

seaside view with boats

  • Author: Lambert, Joseph, active 1821-1822, printmaker.
  • Title: Twenty-four views, displaying the beauties of Yarmouth and its environs : extending from Caister Castle to Lowestoft Light-House / engraved in the line manner by Mr. Joseph Lambert: from drawings made by him for that purpose.
  • Publication: Yarmouth : Printed and sold by W. Meggy, engraver, copper-plate printer, bookseller, and stationer, Quay; and mya be had of the principla booksellers in Norwich and Lowestoft, [1822?]

Catalog Record 

75 L222 822

Acquired August 2019

 

Jack Shepherd drawn from [the] life

description belowView of the interior of the cell on the left: Portrait of John (‘Jack’) Sheppard, whole length, seated on a chair in prison cell at Newgate, with hands and feet in chains, shackled to the floor, leaning to left, looking up at sunlight streaming through the window at right; wearing hat, jacket, waistcoat, breeches, stockings and buckled shoes, cloak or blanket over chair back and on floor; broken chimney where he escaped at top left. On the right, eleven images showing details of John (‘Jack’) Sheppard’s escape from prison on 15 October 1724, including the locks, bolts and doors he broke open, the hole he made in the chimney, and climbing over the outer walls of Newgate prison.

  • Title: Jack Shepherd drawn from [the] life [graphic] ; An exact representation of [the] holes Shepherd made in [the] chimney and of [the] locks bolts & doors he broke open in makeing his wonderfull escape out of Newgate, Oct. [the] 15th, 1724, between 4 in [the] afternoon & 1 in [the] morng.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed for and sold by T. Bowles, print seller next the Chapter House in St. Pauls Ch. Yard & J. Bowles, print seller over against Stocks Market, [1724?]

Catalog Record 

724.00.00.02++

Acquired June 2019

To Mariot Arbuthnot Esqr.

see description belowA view of Havana harbor, with the HMS Orford at anchor, centre, other warships lying heads to sea; cannon and provisions being manhandled ashore. The beach is filled with troops and tents.

  • Printmaker: Mason, James, approximately 1723-1805, printmaker.
  • Title: To Mariot Arbuthnot Esqr., Commander of His Majesty’s Ship of War Orford, at the reduction of the Havannah in the year 1762, this perspective view of landing the cannon, bombs, provisions, and water, for the army, June 30th between 6 and 7, in the evening [graphic] : the Orford making signals to the Commodore; with the Dragon, Cambridge, & Marlboroough, lying with their heads to the sea, for the Sterling Castle, to get to the westward of them : is most humbly inscribed by one of his lieutenants … P.O.R. Sbridge / Serres pinxt. ; Mason sculpt.
  • Publication: [London] : [J. Bowles?], [ca. 1762]

Catalog Record 

Drawer 762.00.00.54+

Acquired June 2019

An exact view of London Bridge

see description belowA broadside on London Bridge and its partial destruction by fire on 11 April 1758, with an account on the history of bridges on the site and an engraving of the view of London and the River Thames, with the remains of London Bridge in the centre above; engraved title above and letterpress title and text in two columns below.

  • Title: An exact view of London Bridge since the conflagration of the late temporary bridge.
  • Publication: [London] : Sold by William Herbert, under the Piazzas, on the remains of London-Bridge, [ca. 1758]

Catalog Record 

758.00.00.34++

Acquired June 2019

Lonsdale magazine, or, Provincial repository

see description belowWith illustrations (some in color), aquatints, engravings and wood engraving of a geological map, a tea plant, genealogy table (folded) and many estates, manors, castles and churches in England.

  • Title: Lonsdale magazine, or, Provincial repository : for the year 1820[-22] comprising topographical and biographical sketches, critiques upon new works, literary, scientific, and philosophical essays, original poetry, entertaining tales and anecdotes. Commercial and miscellaneous intelligence, etc. Forming a pleasing variety of useful and elegant reading / edited by J. Briggs.
  • Published: Kirby Lonsdale [England] : A. Foster [etc.], 1820-1822.

Catalog Record

61 L862

Acquired May 2019

View of Tantalon Castle, the Bass-Rock and the River Forth

View of Tantalon Castle, the Bass-Rock and the River Forth

Figures by a boat and rocks in the foreground; the ruins of Tantallon Castle to the left; the Firth of Forth stretching to the distance; Bass Rock on the horizon; boats throughout the scene.

  • Printmaker: Dodd, Robert, 1748-1815, printmaker.
  • Title: View of Tantalon Castle, the Bass-Rock and the River Forth [graphic] / drawn by J. Farington R.A. ; engraved by R. Dodd.
  • Publication: London : Pubd. Febry. 1792 by F. Jukes, No. 10 Howland Street, [February 1792]

Catalog Record 

Drawer 792.02.00.03

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

Godissart de Cari’s Souvenirs de l’Angleterre

Cover of sketchbook

An album of twenty watercolors recording the 1826 journey to England by members of the French Delahaye family. Gaudissart, a family friend of the Delahaye clan, traveled with them from their home in Pierrefitte, near Saint-Denis, recording the sights they saw across The Channel.
With a 16-page letter dated 1826, written in French, addressed by L. Delahaye to her friend Alexandrine upon the Delahayes’ return from England. The letter recounts the family’s journey in great detail from start to finish, and includes several mentions of the (lively) participation of Gaudissart. Also included is a single leaf written ca. 1850 describing the genesis of the album and brief biographical sketch of Gaudissart de Cari.

  • Artist: Cari, Godissart de, -1848, artist.
  • Title: Godissart de Cari’s Souvenirs de l’Angleterre, with a letter from Madame Delahaye, 1826, 1850.

Catalog Record

LWL MSS 30

Acquired March 2019