The horrid torture of impalment ….

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A punishment meted out to runaway slaves in Dutch Surinam as recorded by Stedman.

  • PrintmakerElmes, William, active 1797-1820, printmaker.
  • TitleThe horrid torture of impalment [sic] alive as a punishment on runaway slaves [graphic] / Wm. E.
  • PublicationLondon : Pub. by Thos. Tegg, Sep. 9, 1808.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

808.09.09.01

Acquired July 2016

Capt. Keith & family betrayed & made prisoners by the American Indians

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Capt. Keith struggles as he is attacked by two Indians one of whom has grabbed his rifle while another Indian stands with his tomahawk raised above the Captain’s head. The Captain’s wife with her child in her arms reaches up towards her husband as she kneels in a row boat. Other Europeans are shown in the background left and on the right, frightened, fleeing, or struggling with a band of Indians.

  • PrintmakerElmes, William, active 1797-1820, printmaker.
  • TitleCapt. Keith & family betrayed & made prisoners by the American Indians [graphic] / Elmes.
  • PublicationLondon : Pub. by T. Tegg, Oct. 22, 1808.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

808.10.22.01

Acquired July 2016

At James Wheeleys Paper Hanging Warehouse

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A fashionable family looks at a roll of wallpaper that the shop clerk is displaying to them. The shop owner jestures to the elaborately decorated pattern on the roll. Another clerk behind the counter looks on as he rolls another bolt.

  • TitleAt James Wheeleys Paper Hanging Warehouse : wholesale retail & for exportation; at No. 25 Aldersgate Street London are manufactured & sold all sorts of emboss’d chints & common papers for rooms … [graphic].
  • Publication[London : James Wheeleys Paper Hanging Warehouse, ca. 1780?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 780 At862

Acquired November 2015

The drunkard’s progress

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A city scene with a line of poor men, women, and children lined up from a money lender’s shop to the “Temple of Juniper: Best gin”. In the background crowds stand at the doorways of the workhouse (right) and the county gaol (left).

  • PrintmakerGrant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852.
  • TitleThe drunkard’s progress [graphic] : from the pawnbroker’s to the gin shop from thence to the workhouse thence to the goal & ultimately to the scaffold.
  • Publication[London] : [J. Kendrick], January 1st, 1834.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

834.01.01.01

Acquired January 2016

Quite politely

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A gentleman in a riding habit (left) rides his horse through the door of a cottage startling the family who sit at their dinner table. The man’s hunting dog jumps at the young son who sits closest to the door; he screams in terror, his fork and knife frozen part way to his mouth and his leg thrown up, spilling a pitcher from the table. The mother raises up her arms in terror, letting the cutlery fly; in her mouth is a gnawed bone. Behind her is a wall with shelves lined with dishes and mugs. Her husband (right), back to the viewer, turns to the intruder pointing a long spear. His knife and fork are on the floor below his chair. The gentleman addresses the cottagers, “Och, dont disturb y’rselves my Nonies I only want to know whether you cou’d be after informing me where I cou’d meet with a decent night’s lodging for man and beast.”

  • Creator: Grant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, artist.
  • Title: Quite politely [drawing].
  • Created: [England], [between 1830 and 1852?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Drawings G761 no. 6 Box123

Acquired November 2013

A French barracks

Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, artist

[A French barracks]  / T. Rowlandson 1786

Published: [London?, 1786]

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A view of the interior of busy French barracks shows a more domestic atmosphere than military although weapons and other military gear are scattered around the floor. The scene includes a woman nursing a baby, children playing, woman doing washing.

1 drawing on wove paper : pen, ink and watercolor ; image 24.4 x 36.2 cm.

French barracks [1 drawing on wove paper : pen, ink and watercolor ]Subjects (Library of Congress): Barracks–French; Families.

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: June, 2009