Mary Isabella Marchioness of Granby

portrait of Mary Isabella Marchioness of Granby

Portrait of Mary Isabella Manners when Lady Granby; bust-length, directed slightly right; wearing feathers and pearls in her hair; in a decorated oval. Court beauties ; no. 9

  • Title: Mary Isabella Marchioness of Granby [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d by R. Baldwin, April 1st, 1776.

Catalog Record

Portraits Box 83

Acquired February 2019


Put your finger in foxes hole, fox is not at home

Woman holding a giant muff

A pretty young woman carries an enormous fur muff above her head. A key hangs from a string around her neck.

  • Title: Put your finger in foxes hole, fox is not at home [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Pubd. Jany. 1st, 1787, by J. Wicksteed, No. 30 Henrietta Str., Covent Garden, [1 January 1787]

Catalog Record 


Acquired February 2019


Sporting characters

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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

Joseph and his mistress

Young man and old woman embracing

Satire: an ugly, elderly woman with an elaborate hairdo smiles as she reaches her hand to stroke the face of a handsome young man who holds his hat against his body.

  • Title: Joseph and his mistress [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Pubd. as the act directs May 9th, 1771, by MDarly, (39) Strand, [9 May 1771]

Catalog Record 


Acquired February 2019