The camelopard, or, A new hobby

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“George IV sits jauntily astride a tall high-stepping giraffe, at the base of the neck, hands on hips. Lady Conyngham (left) sits sideways on the sloping back, close to the tail, her vast posterior projecting. She smiles over her shoulder. He wears a straw hat with wide curving brim. She is décolletée, with large gigot sleeves and feathers in her hair. Four Nubians (right) bow obsequiously.”–British Museum online catalogue.


  • Printmaker: Heath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker.
  • Title: The camelopard, or, A new hobby [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [not before August 1827]

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Acquired November 2022

Taking leave

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Fox (right), hat in hand, bows humbly before Bonaparte (left), who stands arrogantly, arms akimbo, head in profile to the right. The First Consul wears military uniform, boots, an enormous sword; on his head is a mural crown decorated with a cannon and skull and cross-bones, and bristling with sabres, pistols and daggers. Both men are shown full-length and in profile.

  • PrintmakerRowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
  • TitleTaking leave [graphic].
  • PublishedLondon : Pubd. Novr. 12, 1802 by W Holland No. 11 Cockspur Street, (removed from Oxford Street, [12 November 1802]

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Acquired November 2014