Ruin’d at a gaming table

description belowCopy (not reversed) of the first state of Plate 6th of Hogarth’s ‘The Rake’s Progress’ (Paulson 137): Interior of a gambling house in Covent Garden where Tom has fallen, raving, on one knee having lost his money at dice; behind him a chaotic group of gamblers, most of whom fail to notice that flames and smoke are pouring over the panelling and through the door (left); to right, a highwayman (a gun and mask in his pocket) sits beside the hearth ignoring a small boy who offers him a drink, on the wall is a handbill advertising “R. Tustian Card Maker” — British Museum online catalogue. On the lower left, a man is entering a note of a loan to Lord Cogg for £500. A dog with a color “Covent Gar[den]” barks at Tom.

  • Title: Ruin’d at a gaming table [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d wth. [the] consent of Mrs. Hogarth, by Henry Parker, at No. 82 in Cornhill, March 25, 1768.

Catalog Record

Hogarth 768.03.25.06+ Box 210

Acquired December 2019

Coelum ipsum petimus stultitia

Coelum ipsum petimus stultitia

“A companion print to British Museum Satires Nos. 6700, 6701, 6703. An enormous balloon not completely inflated rests on a platform suspended between two masts; it is exploding, flames and thick clouds of smoke pour from a crease in its contour, a number of men with faggots on their backs run from the balloon, others are on the platform, which is covered by a large cloth or net which hangs in folds. In the air (left), as if having sprung from the exploding part of the balloon, is a small balloon in the form of a head, identical with that in British Museum Satires No. 6704, with the same inscription and passenger. From it streams, in place of a rope, the tail of a kite. This evidently represents the bursting of Keegan’s balloon in the garden of Foley House. “–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Sandby, Paul, 1731-1809, printmaker.
  • Title: Coelum ipsum petimus stultitia [graphic].
  • Publication: [London?] : [publisher not identified], [1784]

Catalog Record 


Acquired April 2019

An account of the fire which happened at Chatham

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  • Author: Jefferys, William.
  • Title: An account of the fire which happened at Chatham, on the 30th June, 1800 : the money collected for the relief of the sufferers, the distribution of the same, &c. / by William Jefferys, Treasurer to the Committee.
  • Published: [Chatham] : Ambrose Etherington, Printer, No. 78, 1801.

Catalog Record

64 C4 801

Acquired August 2013