A sketch of the interior view of the House of Lords

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Illustration of the interior of the House of Lords during the trial of Queen Caroline, consort of George IV. Seated around a table in the center are the Queen, the Judges, the Bishops, the Lord Chancellor, the Attorney General (Sir R. Gifford), the Solicitor General (Mr. Serj’t. Copley), and Mr. Gurney, the short-hand writer; standing in the foreground are Mr. Maule, Solicitor to the Treasury, Theodore Majocchi, first witness against Her Majesty, and the Marquis of Spinette, interpreter. Mr. Brougham, Attorney General to Her Majesty, Mr. Denman, Solicitor General to Her Majesty, and Dr. Lushington sit on the Queen’s left. Supporters of the Treasury fill the gallery on one side of the room and supporters of the Opposition fill the gallery opposite. An empty throne occupies the center space in the background.


  • Printmaker: Roberts, Robert, active 1820s, printmaker.
  • Title: A sketch of the interior view of the House of Lords, representing the trial of her majesty Queen Caroline [graphic] / drawn by Cruikshanks ; etched by Roberts.
  • Publication: [London] : Published Octr. 1st, 1820, by H. Rowe, 2 Amen Corner, [1 October 1820]

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Acquired November 2022

A royal salute

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A caricature of Queen Caroline embracing her lover Bartolomeo Bergami.

  • Printmaker: Heath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker.
  • Title: A royal salute [graphic] : le cannon est en bas.
  • Publication: [London] : Pub. Aug. 28, 1820, by S.W. Fores, 41 Picadilli [sic], [28 August 1820]

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Acquired April 2023

Queen Carolines triumph on the defeat

see description belowQueen Caroline is seated in a carriage pulled by two white horses lead by a young page towards the right; she holds a walking-stick in her hand, sceptor-like over her shoulder and wears a fashionable hat and a small smile on her face as she looks out at the viewer. She is accompanied by two men in armor and wearing plummed helmets. The one on the far-side of the carriage holds a sign “The people and the Queens Guards”. Another sign in the background on the right reads “It is better to put your trust in the Lord than confidence in princes.” A crown is shown on the far right.

  • Title: Queen Carolines triumph on the defeat of the Bill of Pains and Penalties, Novr. 10, 1820 [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d by W.B. Walker, 4 Fox & Knot Court, Cow Lane, London, [not before 10 November 1820]

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820.11.10.01 Framed

Acquired September 2019

Her Majesty Queen Caroline landing at Dover

Queen Caroline walks down a plank balanced between a jolly boat and the shore; she is assisted by her son-in-law Prince Leopald, dressed in black. A cheering crowd stands on the beach, waving their hats in the air, behind an officer who tips his hat at the Queen. Sailors push the boat onto the shingle while a ship called “Prince Leopold” (in reference to her son-in-law) is anchored in the distance.

  • Title: Her Majesty Queen Caroline landing at Dover, on the 5th of June, 1820, after an absence of 5 years, to demand her rights, dignities, & priveleges as Queen of England [graphic] : dedicated to the feelings of the British Nation, by W.B. Walker.
  • Publication: [London] : [W.B. Walker], [not before 5 June 1820]

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820.06.05.01+ Framed

Acquired September 2019