The great general frightened by Don Key

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Wellington takes a flying stride from a braying ass (right) with tail erect and its feet firmly planted. His hair rises, his top-hat falls off, and he looks behind him to say: ‘Oh save me, save, Bob, run tell the King!’ The donkey (Key) brays ‘fe . fa . fum’. It wears a heavy chain and is draped by a furred livery gown marked with the City Arms.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Heath, Henry, active 1824-1850, printmaker.
  • Title: The great general frightened by Don Key [graphic] / H. Heath fe.
  • Publication: [London] : Pubd. 1830 by S.W. Fores, 41 Piccadilly, [November 1830]

Catalog Record

830.11.00.02+

Acquired March 2020

A plan & view of a chain bridge

business card“Elevation and view of the chain bridge looking towards Bangor”–Royal Collection Trust online catalogue

 

  • Title: A plan & view of a chain bridge [graphic] : erecting over the Menai at Bangor Ferry 1820.
  • Publication: [London] : Published by J. Taylor, Architectural Library, High Holborn, 1820.

Catalog Record

820.00.00.113+

Acquired March 2020

Histoire de l’antiquité et de l’etat présent de Londres

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Originally published in 1785 under title: A guide through London

 

  • Author: Mazzinghi, Giovanni.
  • Title: Histoire de l’antiquité et de l’etat présent de Londres, de Westminster, et du bourg de Southwark : contenant un guide pour les bâtimens publics et particuliers de la metropole : a la quelle est ajouté, un abrégé de l’histoire de l’isle de Bretagne, des Tems les plus reculés, jusquà l’invasion, la conquête, et la fin de la jurisdiction des Romains / par Jean Mazzinghi.
  • Published: À Londres : Impriné pour C. Dilly, dans le Poultry & J. Owen, No. 168, Piccadilly, MDCCXCIII [1793]

Catalog Record

646 793 M477

Acquired March 2020

Historia de la vita e de la morte de l’illustriss

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  • Author: Florio, Michelangelo, author.
  • Title: Historia de la vita e de la morte de l’illustriss. signora Giovanna Graia, gia regina eletta e publicata d’Inghilterra e de le cose accadute in quel Regno dopo la morte del Re Edoardo V / L’argumento del tutto si dichiara ne l’auuertimento seguente, e nel’proemio de l’authore M. Michelangelo Florio …
  • Publication: [Middelburg?] : Stampato appresso Richardo Pittore, ne l’anno di Christo 1607.

Catalog Record

494 F638 607

Acquired March 2020

Travels through Denmark and part of Sweden

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  • Author: Macdonald, James, traveller, author.
  • Title: Travels through Denmark and part of Sweden, during the winter and spring of the present year 1809 : containing authentic particulars of the domestic condition of those countries, the opinions of the inhabitants, and the state of agriculture / by James MacDonald. In two volumes.
  • Publication: London : Printed for Richard Phillips, Bridge-Street, Blackfriars, 1809.

Catalog Record

81 809M

Acquired March 2020

 

Industry and idleness : a pleasing and instructive tale

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A moral tale modeled after William Hogarth’s Industry and idleness.

 

  • Author: Elliott, Mary, 1794?-1870, author.
  • Title: Industry and idleness : a pleasing and instructive tale, for good little girls, in words not exceeding two syllables / by Mary Belson, author of “Simple Truths.”
  • Edition: A new edition, corrected.
  • Publication: London : William Darton, 58, Holborn Hill, 1820.

Catalog Record

659 820 El46

Acquired March 2020

 

“Returning Justice lifts aloft her scale.”

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“An emblematical and composite scene, with a realistic background intended for Lake Como, with the Villa d’Este (right), decorated with dancing figures as in British Museum satires no. 14171. In the foreground the Queen, between Bergami and Wood, falls from the tilting summit of a breaking pillar, supported on insecure props. She falls to the left, with Bergami, whose arm is round her waist. Wood, who holds her left hand, falls to the right, weighed down by a block inscribed ‘Log’ chained to his ankle. A small figure of Justice holding scales descends through the air towards them. The pillar resolves itself into separate blocks on each of which is a letter: ‘M O B / I L I T Y’. A board resting on a ram’s head forms the tiny platform from which the trio are falling. The pillar rests on a slab inscribed ‘Adultery’. This is supported on the bewigged head of Brougham which is raised on three props: a massive broom, and two beams poised on a rectanglar cage in which sits a second and much smaller lawyer (Denman). The beams are respectively ‘Sham Addresses’ and ‘Hired Processions’ [see British Museum satires no. 14182]. These props are flanked by two ladders resting against the ‘Adultery’ slab, by which Bergami (see British Museum satires no. 14183) and Wood (see British Museum satires no. 13734) have reached the Queen. One (left) is inscribed ‘Brass’; from it dangle emblems of Bergami: a postilion’s boot, a whip, and a Maltese cross, see British Museum satires no. 13810. The other (right) is ‘Wood’; from it dangle a bottle, a pestle and mortar, and a porter’s knot. In the foreground (right) are thistles, emblem of ‘Thistle-Wood’, see British Museum satires no. 14146. On Lake Como sails (left) a one-masted vessel with a tent on its deck, the polacca, see British Museum satires no. 13818. Beyond its shores and on the extreme left are tiny buildings representing Jerusalem. A lake-side signpost, ‘To Jerusalem’, points in the same direction, and near it the Princess and Bergami ride side by side on asses (see British Museum satires no. 13918, &c.). On the right is a travelling-carriage, with two horses and a postilion; in it sit the same couple. On the door are the letters ‘C·B’. In the lake behind it the pair are seen bathing, two nude figures standing waist-deep, holding hands. Near them is an empty rowing-boat inscribed ‘Como’..”–British Museum online catalogue.

 

  • Printmaker: Lane, Theodore, 1800-1828, printmaker.
  • Title: “Returning Justice lifts aloft her scale.” Pope [graphic].
  • Publication: London : Pubd. by G. Humphrey, 27 St. James’s St., June 1st, 1821.

Catalog Record

821.06.01.07

Acquired March 2020