Honour to the defenders of innocence & the rights of the nation

A pot lid with a transfer print showing the figure of Justice in the center with outstretched arms holding laurel wreaths over two lists on either side naming the members of the House of Lords who voted for her acquittal.

  • TitleHonour to the defenders of innocence & the rights of the nation [realia].
  • Production[London], [1820]

Catalog Record

66 820 H759

Acquired May 2017

Transfer print snuff box with portrait of Caroline of Brunswick

Circular snuff box, varnished with a gilt edge. The lid shows a portrait of Caroline of Brunswick at center and bears the text ‘Queen Caroline of England’ at foot.

  • Title[Transfer print snuff box with portrait of Caroline of Brunswick] [art original].
  • Production[England], [ca. 1820]

Catalog Record

66 821 C292

Acquired October 2017

Foundling Fields 1795 : payable on demand

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Obverse depicts in the circle the crest of a lamb holding in its mouth a sprig of thyme and the legend ‘Foundling Fields – 1795″. On the reverse side in the circle the initials JB (i.e., James Burton 1761-1837, builder and developer of much of the foundling hospital in the 1790s) and the legend ‘Payable on demand”.

1 token, copper, 3 cm diameter.

  • Title: Foundling Fields 1795 : payable on demand.
  • Created: [London : J. Burton, 1795]

Catalog Record

File 66 795 F771

Acquired January 2013

Mrs. Newsham

CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE: Mrs. Newsham Obverse

CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE: Mrs. Newsham Reverse

A copper token or pass with a full length image of Mrs. Newsham on the obverse and the address and date on the reverse. Mrs. Newsham was an African albino who apparently appeared in Thomas Hall’s shows. Hall was a taxidermist and proprieter of the Finsbury Square Curiosity House and was active 1779-95.

  • Title: Mrs. Newsham the white negress [realia] : to be had at the Curiosity House, City Road, near Finsbury Square, London 1795.
  • Published: [London] : [s.n.], [1795].

Catalog Record

Acquired January 2012

This ham, depend on it, thoul’t not take hence…

Detail from copper plateCruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856

This ham, depend on it, thoul’t not take hence, while I am capable of its defence / I.R. Cruikshank fecit.

1 printing plate : copper ; 16 x 25 cm.

Object 822.00.00.60

Copper platePrint from plate bound in bookLewis Walpole Library new acquisition: October, 2010.

Let her at once attend, in nature’s plan…

Detail from copper plateCruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856

“Let her at once attend, in nature’s plan. Twas ne’er designed the business of a man”.

1 printing plate : copper ; 15 x 25 cm.

Object 822.00.00.59

Copper platePrint from plate bound in bookLewis Walpole Library new acquisition: October, 2010

Thus rescued from assassins, I appear…

Detail from Copper Plate

Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856

Thus rescued from assassins, I appear a guest unbidden, an intruder here.

1 printing plate : copper ; 16 x 25 cm.

Object 822.00.00.56

Both recto and verso of plate are engraved.

Copper PlatePrint from plate bound in a bookLewis Walpole Library new acquisition: October, 2010.

George Simon Harcourt, Viscount Nuneham

1 printing plate : copper ; 33 x 22.4 cm.

Reverse Detail

Green, Valentine, 1739-1813

George Simon Harcourt, Viscount Nuneham.

Published: [London] : Publish’d as the act directs May 2, 1776 by W. Shropshire, New Bond Street, [1776]

Object 776.05.02.01

A portrait of George Simon Harcourt while still Viscount, nearly in profile looking to the right. This copper plate was originally executed by V. Green in 1772 for an edition published by him. The plate has been altered for a second edition by Shropshire. 1 printing plate : copper ; 33 x 22.4 cm.

1 printing plate : copper ; 33 x 22.4 cm.

1 printing plate : copper ; 33 x 22.4 cm.

Subjects (Library of Congress): Harcourt, George Simon Harcourt, Earl, 1736-1809–Portraits; Printing industry.

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: December, 2009