Corporeal stamina

description below“The bulky Lord Cholmondeley (1749-1827) stands in profile to the left. He wears a small round hat with long powdered hair tied back, and a whisker; a double-breasted coat over a double-breasted waistcoat, striped breeches, striped stockings, and wrinkled top-boots with heavy spurs. He holds a glove in his (gloved) left hand. In his right hand is a small cane. A double chin, heavy, paunchy figure, and wrinkled dress give an impression of physical slackness.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
  • Title: Corporeal stamina [graphic] / Js. Gillray del. & fect. ad vivam.
  • Publication: London : Publish’d April 13th, 1801, by H. Humphrey, No. 27 St. James’s Street, [13 April 1801]

Catalog Record

801.04.13.02 Impression 2

Acquired November 2019

The guard wot looks arter the sovereign

description below“Lady Conyngham stands directed to the left, feet apart, dressed as in British Museum satires no. 15720; she amusingly combines the ultra-feminine with masculine attributes and stance. She is immensely fat and wide with small cherubic features and curls; under her left arm is a cocked blunderbuss. She wears a wide-brimmed hat, a neckcloth fastened with a jewelled crown, a coach-guard’s greatcoat, wide open over her tight-waisted dress. A pouch hangs from her shoulder and two coach-horns from her left arm. Above her head: ‘I says to our Governor says I–keep your eye on them ere Leaders George’; i.e. on Lyndhurst and Scarlett, see British Museum satires nos. 15720, 15850. Cf. British Museum satires no. 15716.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Heath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker.
  • Title: The guard wot looks arter the sovereign [graphic] / [man with an umbrella] Esq. del.
  • Publication: [London] : Pub. April 28, 1829, by T. McLean, 26 Haymarket, [28 April 1829]

Catalog Record

829.04.28.01+

Acquired November 2019

Confined in the Fleet Prison

description belowCopy (reversed) of the first state of Plate 7 of Hogarth’s ‘The Rake’s Progress’ (Paulson 138): A room in the Fleet Prison (after the painting at Sir John Soane’s Museum); Tom sits at a table, to right, on which is a rejection letter from John Rich to whom he has submitted a play; his wife clenches her fists, the gaoler asks for garnish money and a boy asks payment for a tankard of ale; to left, Sarah Young has fainted and is being administered smelling salts by one woman while another slaps her hand, her child clings to her skirt; she is supported by an older man with a beard who has dropped a sheet containing a scheme for paying the national debt (a reference to such a scheme put forward by Hogarth’s father); in the background an alchemist works at a forge.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: Confined in the Fleet Prison [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d wth. [the] consent of Mrs. Hogarth, by Henry Parker, at No. 82 in Cornhill, March 25, 1768.

Catalog Record

Hogarth 768.03.25.07+ Box 210

Acquired December 2019

A long story

description below“A number of men seated round a circular table over the wine manifesting sleepiness or exhaustion in different ways, while an officer in regimentals harangues them on some campaign. He sits over the table, in profile to the right, gesticulating with outstretched arms over a plan drawn on the table-cloth. Two overturned wine-glasses lie in front of him, two empty bottles stand on the table. On the farther side of the table a man stands up, stretching and yawning violently. His neighbour on his right also yawns; the man on his left supports his head on his hands, scowling at the speaker through half-closed eyes. Next him (right) a man in profile to the left holding a wine-glass yawns widely. Two others in profile to the right are asleep in attitudes of extreme weariness. A very fat man, sitting on the left. I turned away from the table, with outstretched legs in top-boots, yawns violently. From the right enters a servant with tousled hair, wearing a striped jersey; he is bringing in a boot-jack and pair of slippers, he too is yawning violently. In the foreground are two dogs.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: A long story [graphic] / H. Bunbury Esqr. invt.
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [ca. 1802?]

Catalog Record 

802.04.25.02+

Acquired November 2019

Album of drawings of Bletchingley, 1828-1829

cover of albumpencil sketch of a country estate An album of amateur drawings, with scenes in Kent, East Sussex, Hertfordshire and Surrey. The artist, only identified with the initials ‘S.G.L.’, provides titles and dates for the majority of the drawings. The first group (thirteen in all) dated 1828 are views in Kent, Sussex, and Hertfordshire, including Leeds Castle, Hythe, Sandgate, Rye, Pevensey Castle, Tunbridge Wells, St. Albans, and Hatfield. The second, larger group of drawings are scenes in and round the village of Bletchingley (sometimes Bletchingly) in Surrey, depicting village life.

  • Artist: L., S. G., artist.
  • Title: [Album of drawings of Bletchingley, 1828-1829] [art original] / S.G.L.
  • Production: [England], 1828-1829.

Catalog Record 

Folio 64 Su7 828

Acquired December 2019

A pictorial tour in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire

pencil drawing of a countryside An album of pencil sketches of historic buildings and grounds in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, presumably executed during a tour, beginning in North Yorkshire, then South Yorkshire, and ending in Nottinghamshire. Most drawings are identified.

  • Artist: Haddow, J., artist.
  • Title: [A pictorial tour in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire] [art original].
  • Production: [England], [1820s?]

Catalog Record

62 Y82 825

Acquired November 2019

Shooting. Plate IV

In a dense forest, two men with hounds rest by a treeIn a dense forest, two men with hounds rest by a tree; one, standing, holds a rabbit; the other lounges beside the tree under which is their kill of game birds.

  • Printmaker: Woollett, William, 1735-1785, printmaker.
  • Title: Shooting. Plate IV [graphic] : engraved after an original picture in the possession of Mr. Bradford / Geo. Stubbs pinxt. ; Wm. Woollett sculpt.
  • Publication: [London] : Published by Thos. Bradford, No. 132 Fleet Street, London, as the act directs, 25 Octr. 1771.

Catalog Record

771.10.25.01++

Acquired November 2019

Shooting. Plate IIId

Two men hunt in the field across from a thatched cottageTwo men hunt in the field across from a thatched cottage (left) with large tree in it front yard, separated from the road by a rail fence. The hunter on the left has just fired his gun at two birds in flight above right. His companion stands ready with his gun as two hounds watch for their catch.

  • Printmaker: Woollett, William, 1735-1785, printmaker.
  • Title: Shooting. Plate IIId [graphic] : engraved after an original picture in the possession of Mr. Bradford / Geo. Stubbs pinxt. ; Wm. Woollett sculpt.
  • Publication: [London] : Published by Thos. Bradford, No. 132 Fleet Street, London, as the act directs, 30th Sep. 1770.

Catalog Record 

770.09.30.01++

Acquired November 2019

Symptoms of deep-thinking

description below“Sir Charles Bunbury, a stout, elderly, plainly dressed man, walks in profile to the left, staring with fierce concentration, one hand on his heart, the other deep in his breeches pocket. He steps on a loose flag-stone from which a fountain of mud splashes over his stockings. The background is a stone wall; down it runs a pipe from which a muddy stream gushes on to the pavement. A sign-post points ‘To Sthephens Chaple’.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
  • Title: “Symptoms of deep-thinking” [graphic] : “sinking from thought to thought, a vast profund”.
  • Publication: [London] : Pubd. March 25th, 1800, by H. Humphrey, St. James’s Street, [25 March 1800]

Catalog Record

800.03.25.05 Impression 2

Acquired November 2019

Mental energy

description below“Lord Clare (1749-1802) walks in profile to the left on a pavement. He is erect and alert, inclining slightly forward, holding a slim cane erect. He wears round hat, short unpowdered wig, dark coat, gloves, and spurred top-boots.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
  • Title: Mental energy [graphic] / Js. Gillray delt. & fect. ad vivam.
  • Publication: London : Publishd. April 13th, 1801, by H. Humphrey, No. 27 St. James’s Street, [13 April 1801]

Catalog Record

801.04.13.01 Impression 2

Acquired November 2019