Do you want any brick-dust

description below

“A pretty young maidservant stands on a doorstep (right) while a man, Irish in appearance, gazes insinuatingly into her face as he fills her bowl with brick-dust from a jar. He has an ass which stands patiently, a double sack pannier-wise across his back and a second jar or measure standing on the sack. The profile of a shrewish old woman looks through the door at the couple, who are intent on each other. A dog barks at the girl. Behind is a street, the nearer houses tall the farther ones lower and gabled. At the doorway opposite a woman appears to be giving food to a poor woman and child. A man and woman lean from the attic windows of adjacent houses to converse. A little chimney-sweep emerges from a chimney, waving his brush.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Merke, Henri, printmaker.
  • Title: Do you want any brick-dust [graphic] / Rowlandson delin. ; Merke sculp.
  • Publication: London : Pub. Feb. 20, 1799, at R. Ackermann’s, 101 Strand, [20 February 1799]

Catalog Record

799.02.20.03+

Acquired April 2023

Human nature is fond of novelty

description below

An old officer in uniform with a wrinkled face and carbuncles looks lustfully at a pretty young woman as they walk together on a path, his hand grasping hers.

  • Artist: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, artist.
  • Title: Human nature is fond of novelty – Pliny [art original].
  • Production: [England], [late 18th century?]

Catalog Record

Drawings R79 no. 24 Box D146

Acquired June 2023

Changing horses at Clermont

description below

A single-horse carriage is stopped in front of a rustic inn or roadhouse, with two caricatured Frenchmen (one a postillion wearing enormous boots) engaged in changing out the horse. An occupant of the carriage hands money out the window to a peasant woman holding an infant and accompanied by a young boy; two other shabbily dressed figures are nearby next to a tree, one of them playing a makeshift drum. In the doorway of the building stands a young woman, and to the left a man under an archway stands with arms crossed; both watch the scene unfold. In the background a postilion rides away on horseback, whip extended into the air.

  • Artist: Byron, Frederick George, 1764-1792, artist.
  • Title: [Changing horses at Clermont] [art original] / F.G. Byron.
  • Production: [France], [1790]

Catalog Record

Drawer Drawings B995 no. 1

Acquired June 2023

Castel Sardo

description below

View of the hilltop town, Castelsardo in Sardinia, Italy.

  • Printmaker: Whitby, Mary Anne Theresa, 1783-1850, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: Castel Sardo [graphic] / M.A.T. Withby, litho., Newlands, 1828.
  • Publication: [Hampshire, England] : [privately printed], [1828]

Catalog Record

828.00.00.107

Acquired June 2023

The Observer

printed text

“A Monday edition of the Observer is regularly published, containing the very latest intelligence that may have reached Government; also all foreign arrival at the General Post Office, up to the Monday afternoon …”–Masthead.

 

  • Uniform Title: Observer (London, England : Monday ed.)
  • Title: The Observer.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed & published by J.W. Clement, 169 Strand

Catalog Record

Folio 61 Ob14

Acquired July 2023

The royal rose

hand-drawn yellow rose

rose with the head of Princess Charlotte as the center, the stigma.

  • Printmaker: Tomkins, Peltro William, 1759-1840, printmaker, publisher, dedicator.
  • Title: The royal rose [graphic] / from the life by Henning, designed & engraved by P.W. Tomkins, engraver to Her Majesty.
  • Edition: Proof.
  • Publication: London : Published Decr. 16, 1817, by P.W. Tomkins, 53, New Bond Street, [16 December 1817]

Catalog Record

817.12.16.01+ Impression 2

Acquired July 2023

A Guide to all the watering and sea-bathing places

description below

Folding frontispiece of Brighton Pavilion and an engraved pictorial title page preceding six unnumbered preliminary pages.
Four views on each of the 23 plates.

  • Title: A Guide to all the watering and sea-bathing places : description of the lakes, tour in Wales, &c. &c.
  • Publication: London : Published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, Paternoster Row, [not before 1820]
  • Manufacture: London : Printed by A. & R. Spottiswoode

Catalog Record

62 820 G946

Acquired May 2023

Wellington’s Victory or Battle of Vittoria

illustrated title page with drawing of man in a uniform

  • Creator: Logier, J. B. (Johann Bernhard), 1777-1846, composer.
  • Title: Wellington’s Victory, or, Battle of Vittoria, a grand military Sonata for the Piano Forte, etc. / Composed & dedicated to Field Marshal the Marquis Wellington by J.B. Logier.
  • Publication: Dublin : Published at I.B. Logier’s Music Saloon, 27 Lower Sackville Str. and to be had of Messrs. Penson Robertson & Co., Edinburgh, [1813?]

Catalog Record

File 74 815 L832+

Acquired April 2023

A perspective view of Brighthelmston

description below

View of Brighton, the town with numerous houses and other buildings, St. Nicholas’s Church on the hill above the town to the right, the coast stretching away in the distance, windmills in the fields to the left with haywains drawn by oxen and reapers at their work amongst the crops to the right, elegant ladies and gentlemen strolling through the scene with a man sketching to the left, several boats and ships on the calm sea beyond, gulls amongst the clouds above. The Royal Arms below.

  • Printmaker: Canot, Pierre Charles, 1710-1777, printmaker.
  • Title: A perspective view of Brighthelmston, and of the sea coast as far as the Isle of Wight [graphic] : Inscribed (by permission) to His Royal Highness William Henry Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, Earl of Connaught of the Kingdom of Ireland, Ranger of Hampton Court Park, and Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter – by His Royal Highnesses most obedt. & devoted servt. James Lambert / Jas. Lambert pinxt. ; P.C. Canot sculpt.
  • Publication: [London] ; [Lewes] : Publish’d as the act directs, & sold by Jas. Lambert, painter, at Lewes in Sussex, and Robert Sayer, map and printseller, No. 53 Fleet Street, London, [approximately 1765]

Catalog Record

Drawer 765.00.00.95

Acquired April 2023