The peacock “at home”

title page and peacock frontispiece

  • Author: Dorset, Catherine Ann Turner, 1750?-1817?
  • Title: The peacock “at home” : a sequel to The butterfly’s ball / written by a lady, and illustrated with elegant engravings.
  • Edition: New ed., with new plates.
  • Published: London : J. Harris, 1808.

Catalog Record

659 807B 2x

Acquired May 2020

Anticipation, or, Taxes as they will be!!

In seven scenes in a design of two tiers, citizens dispute the oppressive fees imposed by a zealous tax collector who taxes bugs, pets, a bulbous nose and a runny nose, corns on a foot, and a man’s skin. In the scene on the upper right, the tax collector penalizes a man whom he accuses of evading tax as he defecates in a bush.

  • Printmaker: Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756?-1811?, printmaker.
  • Title: Anticipation, or, Taxes as they will be!! [graphic] / Woodward delnt.
  • Publication: [London] : Pubd. June 1st, 1796, by S.W. Fores, No. 50 Piccadilly, corner of Sackville Street …, [1 June 1796]

Catalog Record 

796.06.01.03+

Acquired October 2019

[Album of etchings by the Ingram sisters]

alt = Album of  etchings. Detailed description below.”

A volume of etchings by three daughters of art collector John Ingram 1767-1841) of Staindrop Hall in County Durham — Elizabeth Christian Ingram (1795-), Caroline Ingram (1800-1819), and Augusta Isabella Ingram (1802-) — who were living in Venice and took instruction from Venetian etcher Francesco Novellli whose own etchings were in manner of Rembrandt and whose influence can be seen in the sisters’ etchings. The style of the various impressions are very similar and were apparently made within a fairly short period if the dated prints are any indication, all bearing the date 1816 with some of the prints bound in first dated February 1816 and then March 1816. This dating seems to be confirmed by a contemporary inscription on the front free endpaper: “These are the works of the Miss Ingrams’ from their first lesson, 18…” Only five of the prints are unsigned; several impressions are in two or more states, using brown and black inks and various stocks of paper, a few bearing a British watermark and date of 1814. Some of the prints have been mounted, but most have been printed directly on contiguous leaves forming the signatures of the volume.

  • Title: [Album of etchings by the Ingram sisters] [graphic].
  • Created: [Italy], [1816]

Catalog Record 

Quarto 75 In54 816

Acquired December 2018

Enough to make an angel swear

lwlpr34236 (725x1024)

A fashionably dressed young woman, adorned with feathers, is attacked by flocks of birds on the lawn of an estate. Another young woman flees towards the door of the house in the distance.

  • PrintmakerSeymour, Robert, 1798-1836, printmaker.
  • TitleEnough to make an angel swear, or, Real birds plucking the sham [graphic] / Shortshanks fect.
  • PublicationLondon : Pubd. by Thos. McLean, 26 Haymarket, [ca. 1828]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

828.00.00.114+

Acquired May 2016