King Henry VIII leads Anne Boleyn towards the throne. A melancholy Cardinal Wolsey leans his head in his hand as he glances sideways toward the couple. In the background Katherine of Aragon sitting in another throne and turns away from the couple to converse with Anne’s former lover, Lord Percy. A young page carries the train of Anne’s dress as she enters the palace.
An elderly man plays his harp on a hillside surrounded by couples and children. In the distance are mountains and a tower.
Title from the first line of the four-line poem printed below the image.Title continues: “… That not a mountain rears his head unsung. And many an amorous, many a humourous lay, which many a bard had changed many a day.”
Frontispiece to: Jones, E. Bardic Museum. Musical and poetical relicks of the Welsh Bards, v. 2. London : For the author, 1802
A scene in a tavern cellar, with a young woman, gaily dressed, dancing a jig with a man wearing an apron; at left, a sailor playing the violin, at right, a sailor sitting on steps and leaning forward, smoking, resting his arms on a barrel, another beside him holding a bowl, a young woman standing behind them with a hand on the shoulder of each; behind, three amorous couples, including a sailor sitting on another barrel.
Artist: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827.
Title: The last jig, or Adieu to Old England [graphic] / Rowlandson del.
Published: [London] : Publish’d January 20th, 1818 by Thos. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside, [20 January 1818]