Modern plays

Modern plays

Four scenes in one plate, each with a separate title; the subjects are Napoleon’s defeat in Russia, the Prince Regent, a domestic scenes, each characterised by a disaster, the first shows a man in a bedroom beside a coffin, dancing, and last, a man on the floor being beaten by his wife after upsetting the tea table (shown with two demons)

  • Printmaker: Heath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker.
  • Title: Modern plays [graphic].
  • Publication: [London?] : [publisher not identified], [ca. 1815]

Catalog RecordĀ 


Acquired October 2018


A Welch peasantry

title page. Additional description below

A series of ten prints showing the Welsh men, women and children in a variety of settings, mostly in rural landscapes with trees and wooden fences.

  • Author: Taylor, T. (Thomas), active 1804.
  • Title: A Welch peasantry / sketched from life by T. Taylor.
  • Published: [London] : Pubd. May 1, 1804, by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London, [1 May 1804]

Catalog RecordĀ 

724 804T

Acquired September 2018

Thus rescued from assassins, I appear…

Detail from Copper Plate

Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856

Thus rescued from assassins, I appear a guest unbidden, an intruder here.

1 printing plate : copper ; 16 x 25 cm.

Object 822.00.00.56

Both recto and verso of plate are engraved.

Copper PlatePrint from plate bound in a bookLewis Walpole Library new acquisition: October, 2010.