Monastery of St. Trone

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A watercolor sketch of two rotund monks in front of a entrance to monastery in a lane within gate and wall surround. One attends closely to a young lady with two baskets on her arms; the other reads, lounging on a bench with his one foot raised.

 

  • Artist: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, artist.
  • Title: Monastery of St. Trone [art original].
  • Production: [England], [early 19th century]

Catalog Record

Drawings R79 no. 15 Box D145

Acquired July 2020

Mr. John Bull in a quandary

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An unfinished sketch for the engraving which appeared in the November 1845 issue of “George Cruikshank’s Table-book,” illustrating a brief article on railroad speculation by the periodical’s editor, Gilbert Abbott a Beckett. John Bull is beset by lilliputian tormentors who are removing all his cash, clothing, and possessions, beneath clouds of steam and a clanging bell.

 

  • Artist: Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, artist.
  • Title: Mr. John Bull in a quandary, or, The anticipated effects of the railway calls [art original].
  • Production: [England], [ca. 1845]

Catalog Record

Drawings C889 no. 8 Box D115

Acquired July 2020

A view of St. Martin’s Court

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Watercolor drawing that provides a view from the back window of a house on the west side of St Martin’s Lane and shows the buildings running behind St Martin’s Lane. Identifiable on the right of the image is the building occupied by the bookseller John Noble, as Sandby has included his shop sign, a bust of Dryden, placed over his door and a trade sign advertising his circulating library. In the projecting bay-window to the right of the composition, a man can be seen at work.

 

  • Artist: Sandby, Thomas, 1723-1798, artist.
  • Title: [A view of St. Martin’s Court] [art original].
  • Production: [England], [ca. 1765]

Catalog record

Drawings Sa51 no. 1 Box D150

Acquired July 2020