The Catholic sovereign safety-coach

description below

“Apparently an imitation (better drawn) of British Museum Satires No. 15716. Wellington drives (left to right) four galloping horses, each with a human head. The leaders are Lyndhurst (piebald) and Scarlett (black), both wearing legal wigs; the wheelers Brougham, also in his wig, and Burdett. He flicks his lash over the leaders, saying, ‘Kim up Motley–keep together odd Rat [Lyndhurst] ye–or I’ll lay it into ye!!’ The King’s (pleased) face is seen through the coach window; he says: ‘I say Arthur, you are the Man Wot can make’m go, if you like!!’ The guard is Lady Conyngham: she stands up, blowing her horn. She wears a guard’s greatcoat and satchel over her dress and holds a blunderbuss. The coach is the ‘Windsor Castle’; ‘Wellington & Co.’; ‘G R 1829’. It has just passed and overturned a two-wheeled ass-cart, the ass falling on its head, the driver, Eldon, sprawling on the ground. In the cart, which is inscribed ‘John Eldon Rubbish Carter’ [see British Museum Satires No. 15700, &c], are big bundles of ‘Anti-Catholic Petetions’ [see British Museum Satires No. 15661, &c.]. Standing behind and below the guard’s dickey is Peel as ‘cad’, or conductor; he thumbs his nose at Eldon, saying, ‘There’s a Guard for the Sovereign eh!!!’ Windsor Castle is on the extreme left; on the extreme right is a signpost pointing (left) to ‘Windsor’ and (right) ‘To London’.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Jones, Thomas Howell, active 1823-1848, printmaker.
  • Title: The Catholic sovereign safety-coach [graphic] : a new start from the castle Windsor – a regular out and outer / T.J. fect.
  • Publication: London : Pubd. 1829 by S.W. Fores, 41 Piccadilly, [April? 1829]

Catalog Record

829.04.00.19+

Acquired September 2023

Delilah depriveing Sampson…

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“Lady Hertford, seated regally on a small sofa, cuts locks from the head of the Regent who reclines against her knees, asleep. The locks already cut are on the ground inscribed respectively ‘Sheridan’, ‘Norfolk’, ‘Moira’, ‘Holland’, ‘Erskine’. She is about to shear off one inscribed ‘Grenville’; the last, ‘Grey’, is still on his head. The Prince, who is conventionally handsome, and wears uniform, holds a paper signed ‘[Gren]ville / Grey’; his garter, inscribed ‘Honi so . . .’, is loose, and his left hand hides the star on his breast. Lord Yarmouth (right) stands holding a guttering candle; he points to the uncut lock, saying, “Don’t forget that lock laying [on] the shoulder its Grey dy’ye see!” In his pocket is a pamphlet: ‘Art of Milling’ [see British Museum Satires No. 11842]. To leave no doubt as to his identity, a basket of fish is beside him inscribed ‘[Y]armouth Herrings’. Lady Hertford is heavily handsome; a small crown, which might pass as a tiara decorates her head; one foot rests regally on a footstool. A pillar and drapery behind her suggest regal state. On the sofa beside her is a rolled document headed ‘Road to Hertford from Pall Mall’. On the ground (left) are empty wine-bottles; on a book by the Prince’s feet, ‘Economy of Human Life’, lies a broken bottle from which wine pours. Behind (left) stands Perceval in his Chancellor of the Exchequer’s gown, watching from behind a curtain which he holds aside; Castlereagh stands behind him, saying, “By Jasus, but she’s as pretty a Barber as ever I clap’t my eyes upon.” Perceval answers: “Hush! Hush! you’l wake him before they are all cut.”.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830, printmaker.
  • Title: Delilah depriveing Sampson of those locks in which consisted his strength [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Pubd. Feby. 1812 by Walker and Knight, No. 7 Cornhill, [February 1812]

Catalog Record

812.02.00.03+

Acquired September 2023

A full, true and correct statement ef [sic] the grand procdedings…

printed text

A broadside that lays out Queen Caroline’s appeal to be rightfully crowned Queen alongside her estranged husband George IV. Despite the withdrawal of the Pains and Penalties Bill following Caroline’s trial in the House of Lords, the King continued to shun his wife, culminating in his refusal to allow her entry into the coronation which took place at Westminster Abbey on July 19th, 1821.

  • Title: A full, true and correct statement ef [sic] the grand procdedings [sic] [that] took place on Thursday, 19th of July, in the city of London, on the coronation of His Royal Majesty King George the Fourth : giving an account of the protestation of Her Most Grrcious [sic] and Royal Majesty Caroline Queens [sic] of England, against the decision of the Privy Connsil [sic].
  • Publication: [Cork, Ireland] : Henry Baird, printer, No. 21, Paul-Street, Cork, [1821]

Catalog Record

File 53 C292 821Fu

Acquired August 2022

Boadicea, Queen of Britain, overthrowing her enemies

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“Caricature with Caroline as Boadicea in a chariot riding over her accusers, followed by a crowd of supporters.”–British Museum online catalogue.

 

  • Title: Boadicea, Queen of Britain, overthrowing her enemies [graphic] : humbly dedicated to Caroline, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Publication: [London] : Published November 1820 by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, London, [November 1820]

Catalog Record

820.11.00.03+

Acquired November 2022

The marriage ceremony of the Prince and Princess of Wales

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“Interior, the Prince of Wales standing to left wearing chain and badge of the garter, right hand poised to put the ring on the finger of Princess Caroline Amelia, who kneels with hands crossed over her breast to right, a minister blessing them to right, an open book on a cushion in front of him, George III and Queen Charlotte seated in the background to left.”–British Museum online catalogue.

 

  • Title: The marriage ceremony of the Prince and Princess of Wales [graphic] : perform’d by the Archbishop of Canterbury, at the Chapel Royal, April 8th, 1795.
  • Edition: [State 2].
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d May 16th, 1795, by John Fairburn, No. 146, Minories, London, [16 May 1795]

Catalog Record

795.05.16.01

Acquired November 2022

The camelopard, or, A new hobby

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“George IV sits jauntily astride a tall high-stepping giraffe, at the base of the neck, hands on hips. Lady Conyngham (left) sits sideways on the sloping back, close to the tail, her vast posterior projecting. She smiles over her shoulder. He wears a straw hat with wide curving brim. She is décolletée, with large gigot sleeves and feathers in her hair. Four Nubians (right) bow obsequiously.”–British Museum online catalogue.

 

  • Printmaker: Heath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker.
  • Title: The camelopard, or, A new hobby [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [not before August 1827]

Catalog Record

827.08.00.01+

Acquired November 2022

R—l George running from his wife

printed text

  • Title: R—l George running from his wife, or, A cruize in the channel!!.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed and published by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate-Hill, [approximately 1820]

Catalog Record

File 763 820 R888+

Acquired August 2022

 

The sixth day of the trial of the late Queen Caroline

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“The interior of the House of Lords, crowded with nobles in the benches and galleries on either side, attending the trial of Queen Caroline for adultery with Pergami, her Italian secretary; George IV stands, hands on hips, in the left gallery, the editors of the Times and Courier lean over the front bench below it, Robert Gifford, attorney general, stands in front of them holding a finger to his chin thoughtfully while Spinetti interprets for a witness, Majocchi, at the bar, behind which Tyrwhitt, Long and Castlereagh, sit sifting papers to the left of the Queen’s solicitor and Denman, who takes a paper from Henry Brougham, the Queen sits to the right in front of the bar, Earl Grey stands in the right aisle, pointing with his right arm towards the witness, and the artist is shown standing with a folio under his arm on the far right.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Hayter, George, Sir, 1792-1871, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: The sixth day of the trial of the late Queen Caroline in the House of Lords, August the twenty third, 1820 [graphic] / GHayter invt., pinxit, et incidit, 1823.
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1823]

Catalog Record

Drawer 823.00.00.28+

Acquired May 2022

A peep into the cottage at Windsor

printed title page

Frontispiece: The R-l great baby among the roses / Marks fec. King George IV, in caricature, naked except for breeches, reclines on a bed of roses, three large women (Mrs Quentin and her daughters) bend over him.

  • Author: Hunter, Roger, pseud.
  • Title: A peep into the cottage at Windsor, or, “Love among the roses”. : A poem founded on facts … Dedicated, with deep humility and profound respect, to all the noble and illustrious c-ck-lds in the House of peers.
  • Edition: Third edition.
  • Publication: London : Printed and published by W. Benbow, 269, Strand, 1821.

Catalog Record

763 H942 820

Acquired February 2022