Shooting. Plate IV

In a dense forest, two men with hounds rest by a treeIn a dense forest, two men with hounds rest by a tree; one, standing, holds a rabbit; the other lounges beside the tree under which is their kill of game birds.

  • Printmaker: Woollett, William, 1735-1785, printmaker.
  • Title: Shooting. Plate IV [graphic] : engraved after an original picture in the possession of Mr. Bradford / Geo. Stubbs pinxt. ; Wm. Woollett sculpt.
  • Publication: [London] : Published by Thos. Bradford, No. 132 Fleet Street, London, as the act directs, 25 Octr. 1771.

Catalog Record

771.10.25.01++

Acquired November 2019

Shooting. Plate IIId

Two men hunt in the field across from a thatched cottageTwo men hunt in the field across from a thatched cottage (left) with large tree in it front yard, separated from the road by a rail fence. The hunter on the left has just fired his gun at two birds in flight above right. His companion stands ready with his gun as two hounds watch for their catch.

  • Printmaker: Woollett, William, 1735-1785, printmaker.
  • Title: Shooting. Plate IIId [graphic] : engraved after an original picture in the possession of Mr. Bradford / Geo. Stubbs pinxt. ; Wm. Woollett sculpt.
  • Publication: [London] : Published by Thos. Bradford, No. 132 Fleet Street, London, as the act directs, 30th Sep. 1770.

Catalog Record 

770.09.30.01++

Acquired November 2019

Sporting characters

Detailed description below
On recto, two men walk to the left in a wood with guns. The man behind (right) holds his gun by the barrel pointed towards his companion’s posterior; he wears colored spectacles, a top hat, and is smoking a cigar. The man in front (left) looks back towards his companion as he holds his rifle by the butt, the barrel pointed over his shoulder at his companion’s face. The lines below: “I never likes to go out with a man as don’t carry his gun like a sportsman.” “Not I. I’m always wery particular.!”

On verso, a pencil drawing of two men (dustmen?) conversing as one points to the donkey that he holds by the reins.

Catalog Record 

Drawings H43 no. 1 Box D125

Acquired February 2019

Chimpanzee

A chimpanzee holding a bowl stands in a landscape, a decorated frame surrounding the image. In the background left, a man shoots an arrow at chimpanzees climbing a palm tree, and on the right three chimpanzees play on the ground, one standing upright holding a stick.

  • PrintmakerScotin, Gérard Jean Baptiste, 1698-approximately 1755, printmaker.
  • TitleChimpanzee [graphic] / Scotin sculp. A.D. 1738 ; H. Gravelot ad vivum delint.
  • Publication[London] : [publisher not identified], publish’d Nov. 27, 1738, according to the late act.

Catalog Record 

738.11.27.01+

Acquired May 2017

The itinerant chancellor

Four rows of designs with one to three designs in each, individually titled.

  • CreatorGrant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, lithographer, artist.
  • TitleThe itinerant chancellor [graphic] ; [and 9 other designs] / C.J. Grant invent., del. & lith.
  • PublicationLondon : Published by J. Kendrick, 54 Leicester Square …, [1 October 1834]
  • Manufacture[London] : Printed by Dean & Munday …

Catalog Record 

834.10.01.01+

Acquired November 2017

The skinning of the Aboma snake, shot by Cap. Stedman

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An Arawak native slits the throat of a large Aboma snake that is hanging from a branch of a tree, suspended by a rope around its neck. Two other Arawak natives pull at the rope to hoist the snake higher. Captain Stedman, his back to the viewer, directs the work of the natives from the ground (left foreground), his rifle resting against the trunk of the tree. On the right in the distance, a man sits in a boat on the river.

  • PrintmakerBlake, William, 1757-1827, printmaker.
  • TitleThe skinning of the Aboma snake, shot by Cap. Stedman [graphic] / Blake sculpt.
  • Published[London : Published Decr. 2d, 1793 by J. Johnson, St. Paul’s Church Yard, 2 December 1793]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

793.12.02.01

Acquired April 2014

Indian female of the Arrowauka Nation

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A young Arawak native American woman, shown full-length and wearing a beaded apron and standing with her rigth foot posed on a small rock. She holds a parrot held high in her right hand and a bow and arrow in her left. On the left in the distance another Arawak is shown ready to shoot his his arrow.

  • Printmaker: Benedetti, Michele, 1745-1810, printmaker.
  • TitleIndian female of the Arrowauka Nation [graphic] / Benedetti sculp.
  • PublishedLondon : Published Decr. 1st, 1792, by J. Johnson, St. Paul’s Church Yard, [1 December 1792]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

792.12.01.03

Acquired April 2014