Saloon at the Marine Pavilion

description belowFashionably dressed ladies and gentlemen stand or sit in small groups conversing the elegant saloon at the Marine Pavilion designed by Henry Holland.

  • Printmaker: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: Saloon at the Marine Pavilion [graphic] / drawn by Rowlandson ; tinted by Alken.
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d June 1, 1790, by Messrs. Robinsons, Paternoster Row, [1 June 1790]

Catalog Record 

790.06.01.04+

Acquired December 2019

Crawley

 

description belowA crowd, gathered in the courtyard under the sign of The George Inn on the route to Brighton, examine a horse seemingly under auction; a man in the doorway holds up a hammer. People look out at the scene from the windows of the inn. Two men converse with a woman to the left as her dog looks at the scene; a traveler with a pack and walking stick sits on a stoop to adjust his shoe.

  • Printmaker: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: Crawley [graphic] / drawn by Rowlandson ; tinted by Alken.
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d June 1, 1790, by Messrs. Robinsons, Paternoster Row, [1 June 1790]

Catalog Record

790.06.01.03+

Acquired December 2019

Sutton

description belowA coach pulling up to the Post Station, the Cock Inn at left, on route to Brighton. The coach is pulling into the court yard, about to pass under a wooden gate bearing the inn’s sign, while another coach stands at the inn door. People look down from the second story windows. A man waits at the mile marker in front of another building at right. In the foreground to left, a man with a wooden leg carries a small child on his back as he leads a donkey that carries a woman and two children, one of whom appears to be nursing, the other in a basket that hangs over the donkey. Their dog follows behind.

  • Printmaker: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: Sutton [graphic] / drawn by Rowlandson ; tinted by Alken.
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d June 1, 1790, by Messrs. Robinson’s, Paternoster Row, [1 June 1790]

Catalog Record 

790.06.01.02+

Acquired December 2019

The lass of Richmond Hill

see description belowA young woman picking apples is watched by a youth who hides behind the tree and bushes on the right, his right hand over his heart; more trees in the background and the edge of a thatched cottage to left and a stream in the distance, right.

  • Title: The lass of Richmond Hill [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Published July 20th, 1794, by John Fairburn, map, chart & printseller, No. 146 Minories, London, [20 July 1794]

Catalog Record 

794.07.20.01+

Acquired June 2019

The shepherds holyday

see description below“Rural scene with two couples dancing on the left while a man pipes and plays a drum under a tree on the right, and another couple watch at a table in front of him, smoking and drinking; village in the background.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: The shepherds holyday [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Published Oct. 24th, 1794, by John Fairburn, map, chart & printseller, No. 146 Minories, London, [24 October 1793]

Catalog Record 

793.10.24.03+

Acquired June 2019

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 Record 

724 804T

Acquired September 2018

The seamstress

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A print after Romney’s portrait of Amy Lyon, mistress of The Honorable Charles Greville who, wanting a portrait of her, introduced her to Romney. She later became Emma, Lady Hamilton and still later, the mistress of Admiral Lord Nelson. She is shown in profile, in a bonnet with a blue ribbon, seated on a chair outdoors under a tree, head bent over her sewing. On the left in the distance, two sheep rest peacefully on the hillside.

  • Printmaker: Cheesman, Thomas, 1760-, printmaker.
  • Title: The seamstress [graphic] / G. Romney pinxit ; T. Cheesman sculpsit, pupil of F. Bartolozzi, R.A.
  • Created: [London] : [s.n.], [ca. 1787]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Portraits H217a no.1

Acquired April 2013

The muse so oft her silver harp has strung …

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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

  • Printmaker: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
  • Title: “The muse so oft her silver harp has strung …” [graphic] / the figures drawn by Ibbetson, and the landscape by J. Smith ; etched by Rowlandson.
  • Published: [London] : Published according to act of Parliament Feb. 20, 1802 by Ed. Jones, in Lord Steward’s Court-Yard, St. James’s Place, [20 February 1802]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

802.02.20.01+

Acquired April 2013

Jack in his element

Jack in his element.

Published: [London] : Publish’d 17th June 1793 by Robt. Sayer & Co., Fleet Street, London, [1793]

793.06.17.01+ Impression 2

Poll, the widow of William, stands at her cottage door in a village near the sea, a ship in full-sail in the distance, as Jack delivers the sad news of the death of her husband. In the verses engraved below recount the “jovial” life of a sailor to the refrain of “In every mess I finds a friend, in every port a wife.” Five columns of verse below title: Bold Jack the sailor, here I come, pray how d’ye like my nib …

Jack in his element: 1 print on wove paper : mezzotint ; plate mark 35.3 x 25.3 cm., on sheet 37 x 29 cm.Subjects (Library of Congress): Sailors; Dwellings; Servants; Spouses; Satires (Visual works)–England–1793; Genre prints–England–1793; Mezzotints–England–London–1793; Sayer, Robert, 1725-1794, publisher.

Gift of William M. O’Keefe; July 2010.

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: July, 2010