The sixth day of the trial of the late Queen Caroline

description below

“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 broad hint

description below

Lyndhurst in Chancellor’s wig and gown, stands between Wellington (left, standing beside a writing table) and Brougham (right, also in a wig and gown), who face each other in profile. Lyndhurst looks at Wellington while gesturing with his left arm at Brougham who steps toward him. In a speech balloon, Lyndhurst says: My honourable & learned Friend wishes to Enroll himself amoung Your Graces political friends.


  • Printmaker: Doyle, John, 1797-1868, printmaker.
  • Title: A broad hint [graphic] / HB.
  • Publication: [London] : Pubd. by S. Gans, 15 Southampton St., Strand, [ca. July 1829]
  • Manufacture: [London] : Printed by C. Ingrey, 310 Strand

Catalog Record


Acquired June 2020

The itinerant chancellor

description belowA copy of the caricature of the British Statesman and High Lord Chancellor Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778-1868), that appeared in the center of an print that was published on 1 October 1834 in Every body’s album & caricature magazine, no. 19. He is depicted as a very thin traveller wearing a Scottish tam over his wig and using a broom as a walking stick; his shoe is worn through. He carries a wooden post labelled “Scratching post”, a box stamped “Containing the freedoms of all the Scotch towns” and a bag with the words “Broken victuals the leavings of the Edinburgh blow out”. Around his waist is another bag, “Oat meal”. Above the image framed in lines in gold ink: “I flatter myself I’ve made a tolerable good job by my “Starring it” with Old Grey in the North! Sold all my numbers of the Penny Magazine, and well puff’d it through every town I went. Made little less than one hundred speeches about, I forget now, Received some score of Burgesses, Freedoms, and Invitations to as many dinners, where I blew my own trumpet & obtained plenty of orders from our Usefull Knowledge Society! Now, woe to the unstamn’d when I get home! I must have a good scrub at my skin presently; I reckon I have got a taste of the fiddle through my itch for travelling!

  • Creator: M., M. S., artist.
  • Title: The itinerant chancellor [art original] / M.S.M. pinxt. March 39.
  • Production: [England], [March 1839]

Catalog Record

Drawings M999 no. 1 Box D205

Acquired December 2019

A faithful representation of the trial ….

“A realistic view of the House receding in perspective to the Throne, above which is inset an oval bust portrait of Bartolomo Bergami, wearing a cluster of five decorations, see British Museum Satires no. 13810. Some figures and objects have numbers referring to notes in the lower margin. Counsel are in a line across the foreground on each side of the centre figures, who are Gurney the short-hand writer and Majocchi facing the interpreter. The Queen is inconspicuously seated behind Brougham, next a smaller lady who must be the tall Lady Anne Hamilton. Eldon is at the Table in front of the Woolsack. On the Table is 13 Green Bag [see British Museum Satires no. 13735].”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • TitleA faithful representation of the trial of Her Most Gracious Majesty Caroline Queen of England, in the House of Lords, 1820 [graphic].
  • Publication[London] : [publisher not identified], [ca. November 1820]

Catalog Record

Drawer 820.11.00.01

Acquired April 2017