The last jig, or Adieu to Old England

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A scene in a tavern cellar, with a young woman, gaily dressed, dancing a jig with a man wearing an apron; at left, a sailor playing the violin, at right, a sailor sitting on steps and leaning forward, smoking, resting his arms on a barrel, another beside him holding a bowl, a young woman standing behind them with a hand on the shoulder of each; behind, three amorous couples, including a sailor sitting on another barrel.

  • Artist: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827.
  • Title: The last jig, or Adieu to Old England [graphic] / Rowlandson del.
  • Published: [London] : Publish’d January 20th, 1818 by Thos. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside, [20 January 1818]

Catalog record & Digital collection

818.01.20.01+

Acquired November 2012

Grimaldi and the nondescript in the Red Dwarf

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  • Artist: Heath, William, 1795-1840, artist.
  • Title: Grimaldi & the nondescript in The red dwarf [graphic] : the clown kills the pantaloon and afterwards dresses him in the skin of a lion, the head of an ass, eagles wings, cats feet & a fishes tail / W. Heath del.
  • Published: [London? : s.n., ca. 1812, printing not before 1815]

Catalog record & Digital collection

812.00.00.94+

Acquired November 2012

[Charity in the cellar]

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“A drunken party; four men drinking heavily in a tavern, one with a cloth over his head, the others gathered round him, a fifth laid out asleep on a table at left; on a barrel at right a statue group of Charity, echoing the poses of the main figures; numerous empty bottles in the foreground; after the painting by Hogarth”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Artist: Cheesman, Thomas, 1760-, printmaker.
  • Title: [Charity in the cellar] [graphic].
  • Published: London : Publish’d Oct. 1, 1793, by E. Walker, No. 7 Cornhill, [1 October 1793]

Catalog record & Digital collection

793.10.01.03++

Acquired November 2012

English barracks

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A view of the interior of a busy English barracks shows a more domestic than military atmosphere although weapons and other gear adorn the walls and lay scattered on the floor. The scene includes a woman nursing a baby (left); beside her, one soldier brushes his britches while another adjusts his helmet.

Companion print: French barracks

  • Artist: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
  • Title: English barracks [graphic] / drawn & etch’d by T. Rowlandson ; aquatinta by T. Malton.
  • Published: [London] : Pub. Aug. 12, 1791, by S.W. Fores, N. 3 Piccadilly, [12 August 1791]

Catalog record & Digital collection

791.08.12.02++

Acquired November 2012

French barracks


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A view of the interior of a busy French barracks shows a more domestic than military atmosphere although weapons and other gear adorn the walls and lay scattered on the floor. The scene includes a woman nursing a baby, children playing, woman doing washing.

Based on a watercolor by Rowlandson, in The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. (Drawings R79 no.13 Box D200)

  • Artist: Rowlandson, Thomas  1756-1827
  • Title: French barracks [graphic] / drawn & etchd by T. Rowlandson ; aquatinta by T. Malton.
  • Published: [London] : Publish’d Aug. 12, 1791, by S.W. Fores, N. 3 Piccadilly, [12 August 1791]

Catalog record & Digital collection

791.08.12.01++

Acquired November 2012

The coach of safety…[1 of 2 plates]

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A view of an elegant carriage showing details of the structure; one of the back wheels is shown on a rock to demonstrate the stability of the carriage. Parts of the carriage have been labelled with letters suggesting that the print was accompanied by a letterpress legend.

  • Title: The coach of safety : this view sheweth that when the wheels are raised to twice the height of any other carriage they will not turn over …
  • Published: [London : s.n.] ca. May 1789]

Catalog record & Digital collection

789.05.00.01+

Acquired November 2012

The coach of safety … [2 of 2 plates]

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A view of an elegant carriage showing details of the underside of the wheels; the body and coach box are shown upright.

  • Title:  The coach of safety [graphic] : this view shews that when the wheels are turn’d over, the body and coach box still keep their perpendicular direction …
  • Published: [London : s.n., ca. May 1789]

Catalog record & Digital collection

789.05.00.02+

Acquired November 2012

Can you forbear laughing

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“A lady stands at her dressing-table (right), her hair in an enormous pyramid decorated with feathers torn from a peacock, an ostrich and a cock. A young girl wearing a hat holds the peacock by a wing; another wearing a cap tugs hard at one of its tail feathers (which are very unlike peacock’s feathers). An ostrich (left), which has lost most of its tail feathers, is about to pluck out those which ornament the lady’s hair. A cock stands in the foreground (right), having lost almost all its tail feathers, many of which lie on the floor. A black servant wearing a turban stands on his mistress’s right, handing feathers from a number which he holds in his left hand. The lady, who faces three-quarter to the right, is elaborately dressed in the fashion of the day. Her pyramid of hair is decorated with lappets of lace and festoons of jewels as well as with feathers. She wears large earrings, a necklace with a cross, her bodice is cut very low, and her elbow sleeves have lace ruffles. A pannelled wall forms the background.”–British Museum online catalog.

  • Printmaker: Dawe, Philip.
  • Published: London : Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett, No. 53 Fleet Street, as the act directs 14 June 1776.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

776.06.14.01+

Acquired November 2012

Lovat to His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland sends greeting

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Simon Fraser, eleventh Lord Lovat (1667/8-1747), Jacobite conspirator, army officer, and outlaw is shown sitting on a chair in a jail cell (The Tower of London?), his gouty foot raised on a small stool. He has a pen in his hand and on the table beside him rests an open journal and a box with two ink pots.

  • Title: Lovat to His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland sends greeting
  • Published: [London? : s.n., ca. 1746]

Catalog record & Digital collection

746.00.00.30+

Acquired November 2012

Rolling carts and waggons

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Text in three columns below caption title and a large woodcut of one of Sharp’s horse-drawn vehicles.

  • Author:  Sharp, James, of Leadenhall Street.
  • Title: Rolling carts and waggons.
  • Published: [London : s.n., 1773?]

Catalog record & Digital collection

File 63 773 Sh531

Acquired November 2012