Piccane a Miamis

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A head and shoulders profile portrait of Miami chief Pacanne, holding a tomahawk across his chest, with bracelets on his upper arms and jewellery in his ears, nose and across the crown of his head.

  • Printmaker: Simcoe, Elizabeth, 1762-1850, printmaker.
  • Title: Piccane a Miamis [graphic].
  • Publication: [England] : [publisher not identified], [approximately 1794]

Catalog Record

795.00.00.87

Acquired September 2023

Gli avanzi del Tempio di Serapide

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View of the remains of the Roman Temple of Serapis, also known as The Serapeum, just north of Pozzuoli, Italy.

  • Artist: Whitby, Mary Anne Theresa, 1783-1850, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: Gli avanzi del Tempio di Serapide [graphic] / from a sketch by Mrs. Whitby 1823.
  • Publication: [Hampshire, England] : Newlands Press, 1826.

Catalog Record

826.00.00.92

Acquired June 2023

Castel Sardo

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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

Sepolcro di Plautio

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View of tomb of the Plauzia family, near Tivoli, Italy

 

  • Printmaker: Whitby, Mary Anne Theresa, 1783-1850, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: Sepolcro di Plautio [graphic] / M.A.T. Whitby, litho., Newlands, 1826.
  • Publication: [Hampshire, England] : [privately printed], [1826]

Catalog Record

829.00.00.115

Acquired September 2022

A little man’s night’s comforts

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Napoleon in bed wearing a nightshirt holds a map of Malta while visions of poison, soldiers poisoned in the hospital at Jaffe, the massacre at Paris 18 Vendimiaire, the invasion of England, ghosts of the 3800 murdered Turks on the sand hills of Syria, the surrender of Ajacio in 1793, Wellington seeking revenge, his attempting poison and murder by his own soldiers.

 

  • Title: A little man’s night’s comforts, or, Boney’s visions [graphic] / Lt. B.
  • Publication: [London?] : [publisher not identified], pubd. 14 July 1803.

Catalog Record

803.07.14.01+

Acquired June 2022

Grotto of Neptune

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Interior view of Neptune’s Grotto, the stalactite cave near Alghero on Sardinia that was discovered by fisherman in the eighteenth century and became a popular tourist site.

  • Printmaker: Whitby, Mary Anne Theresa, 1783-1850, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: Grotto of Neptune [graphic] / M.A.T.W., litho., Newlands, 1829.
  • Publication: [Hampshire, England] : [privately printed], [1829]

Catalog Record

829.00.00.116

Acquired September 2022

Album of etchings by the Ingram sisters

blue book cover

A volume of etchings by three daughters of art collector John Ingram (1767-1841) of Staindrop Hall in County Durham: Elizabeth Christian Ingram (born 1795), Caroline Ingram (1800-1819), and Augusta Isabella Ingram (born 1802). The family lived in Venice and took instruction from Venetian etcher Francesco Novelli. Most of the prints bear the monogram of one of the Ingram sisters and are dated 1816 -1821. The works include images after Rembrandt, Ostade, Pietro Novelli, and other artists, Continental views, views of Hartlepool and Newcastle, and a vignette after Bewick. Also included is an image signed “IG’ and dated 1824.

  • Title: [Album of etchings by the Ingram sisters] [graphic].
  • Production: [Italy and London], [1816-1824]

Catalog Record

75 In54 816b

Acquired October 2021

England

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A comic map of Great Britain: an old woman is shown in profile, facing to the left, and seated on the back of a dolphin-like monster. At the top her cap is Scotland; her neck is labeled R. Tees (River Tees) and along her back is “Humber” and “The Wash” The mouth of the creature is labeled “Thames”. The other points on the map are: Isle of Wight and Bristol Channel, Cardogan Bay, and Anglesea (a bird perched on the woman’s out-stretched hand).

  • Artist: Hughes, J., active 1872, artist.
  • Title: England [art original] / Carnarvon College. March 30th 1872. J. Hughes.
  • Production: [Wales], [30 March 1872]

Catalog Record

Drawings H893 no. 1 Box D128

Acquired May 2021

Thomas Sutton commonplace book

manuscript notebook

A commonplace book kept by Thomas Sutton starting on 5 November 1819 in which he records anecdotes, quotations, epigrams, drinking toasts, many directly related to his home Nottingham and indicate the pride he feels in its history and people. He begins with a passage from John Blackner’s “The history of Nottingham” (1815) extolling the virtue of Nottingham men with a passage recounting an episode during the Glorious Revolution of 1688, followed by several passages from a range of sources in praise of Nottingham and its men, prominent political figures — Lord Grafton, Lord Dundas, Thomas Paine — and stories of local personalities. Nottingham ale warrants several pages of discourse. He provides a lengthy account of a canal boat accident, which is illustrated with a line-drawn plan followed by an extract from Christian Ignatiyus Latrobe’s Journal of a visit to South Africa in 1815 and 1816 about the destruction done by wolves at Groenekloof and the attempt of the missionaries and the native people to hunt them down and a confrontation with a tiger. Also included are copies of four letters sent by his uncle Charles Peck relating to his volunteering for an expedition to the Congo with Major Peddie, his trip along the River Gambia to Senegal, and a letter from Sierra Leone announcing his uncle’s death with a discussion of the money due him from the expedition. The remaining bulk of the volume contains excerpts from The Nottingham Review, toasts, poems by Pope, Thomas Paine, Robert Burns, Thomas Moore; comical stories as well as political events including the death of King George III. He provides a detailed, alphabetic list of the towns, boroughs, and remarkable villages in England and Wales. He relates a story about a wager laid by Colly Cibber and Pope; a woman named Jenny Hickling of Nottingham, bedridden for 61 years and other stories that piqued his attention. His interest in Africa continues in 1823 when he copies several pages from Campbell’s Travels in Africa.

  • Author: Sutton, Thomas, author.
  • Title: Thomas Sutton commonplace book : manuscript.
  • Production: Nottingham, England, 1819-1826.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss vol. 266

Acquired July 2021