On the death of Her Royal Highness

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Engraved card printed within black mourning border, illustrated above title with an image of Prince Leopold leaning mournfully over his wife Princess Charlotte’s tomb, which is adorned with her portrait and topped with an urn. Sixteen lines of verse are engraved at the bottom.

 

  • Title: On the death of Her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte of Wales : who died Novr. 6th, 1817.
  • Publication: [London] : T. Crabb, [1817]

Catalog Record

File 56 C47 817On No.2

Acquired November 2022

High life below stairs

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“Interior of a kitchen showing servants at leisure: a stout woman dances with a black man in the centre accompanied by a man with a wooden leg who sits playing a violin on the left; watched by others on the right, a young woman standing on a chair and supported by a young man, while a seated man wearing a tricorn smiles and points at her and an elderly woman stands with her arms folded under her apron, a dog at her heels; two posters pasted on the wall behind, shelves, bellows and other kitchen implements in the background.”–British Museum online catalogue, description of a print of the same design.

 

  • Title: High life below stairs [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : [Carington Bowles?], [approximately 1770]

Catalog Record

770.00.00.103+

Acquired November 2022

A calendar, or List of the several prisoners to be tried

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  • Title: A calendar, or List of the several prisoners to be tried at the next Assizes, to be held at Thetford, in and for the said county, on Friday the 25th day of March, 1757 : the times of their commitments, their several crimes, and by whom committed.
  • Publication: Norwich : Printed by Robert Davy, by order of the goaler, [1757]

Catalog Record

File 52 C149 757++

Acquired November 2022

Volunteer infantry 1798

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Full-length portrait of a soldier, in profile to the left, a rifle with bayonet resting against his left shoulder.

 

  • Creator: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, artist.
  • Title: Volunteer infantry 1798 [art original] : original sketch by Thos. Rowlandson.
  • Production:[England], [1798]

Catalog Record

Drawings R79 no. 20 Box D207

Acquired November 2022

A new Chancery suit removed to the Scotch bar

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Print shows a Gretna Green marriage in an open-fronted smithy. Erskine, disguised in woman’s dress with a huge feathered bonnet over a barrister’s wig, holds the right hand of a demure-looking woman, modishly dressed and apparently pregnant. He holds a paper: ‘Breach of Promise’. With them are three young children. The smith wears Highland dress; he holds a red-hot bar on the anvil and raises his hammer, saying, “I shall make a good thing of this Piece at last.” Erskine says: “I have bother’d the Courts in London many times, I’ll now try my hand at the Scotch Bar–as to Miss C– she may do her worst since I have got my Letters back.” The woman says: “Now who dare say, Blacks the White of my Eye.” In the background (right) a young woman rushes down a slope towards the smithy, shouting, “Oh Stop Stop Stop, false Man, I will yet seek redress tho you have got back your letters–” Beside her is a sign-post pointing ‘To Gretna Green’. A little boy with Erskine’s features, wearing tartan trousers, stands on tip-toe to watch the smith; on the ground beside him is a toy (or emblem), a cock on a pair of breeches. A little girl stands by her mother nursing a doll fashionably dressed as a woman, but with Erskine’s profile. Another boy with a toy horse on a string stands in back view watching ‘Miss C’. Behind the smith is the furnace; on the wall hang many rings: ‘Rings to fit all Hands.’

 

  • Printmaker: Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856, printmaker.
  • Title: A new Chancery suit removed to the Scotch bar, or, More legitimates [graphic] / I.R.C. fecit.
  • Publication: [London] : Pubd. Feby. 4th, 1819, by S.W. Fores, 50 Piccadilly & 312 Oxford Street, [4 February 1819]

Catalog record

819.02.04.01+

Acquired November 2022

The march of interlect

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“Caricature with a family of a working man, his wife and daughter dressed in fashionable clothes, with a cottage and pig on a dung-hill in the background.”–British Museum online catalogue.
A satire on the aspirations of the working classes. The affluently dressed dustman’s wife asks her husband if he has seen the latest issue of ‘La Bells Ass-emblee’ (John Bell’s La Belle Assembl√©e, or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine).

 

  • Printmaker: Marks, John Lewis, printmaker.
  • Title: The march of interlect, or, A dust-man & family of the 19th century [graphic] / Marks fect.
  • Publication: London : Published by J.L. Marks, 17 Artillery St., Bishopsgate, [approximately 1824]

Catalog Record

824.00.00.64

Acquired November 2022

Portrait of Mary Anne Clarke

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Full-length portrait of a woman, likely to be Mary Anne Clarke, wearing a white neoclassical dress and standing on a balcony with a curtain drapped from the left corner.

 

  • Artist: Buck, Adam, 1759-1833, artist.
  • Title: [Portrait of Mary Anne Clarke] [art original] / Adam Buck.
  • Production: London, 1804.

Catalog Record

Drawings B922 no. 1

Acquired November 2022

An appeal to the public on the present existing grievances…

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  • Title: An appeal to the public on the present existing grievances of the burgesses or freemen of the borough of Alnwick / published by the committee in order to raise public contributions to assist the freeman in carrying on their suit now pending in the High Court of Chancery.
  • Publication: Alnwick [England] : Printed and sold by W. Davison, for the benefit of the Freeman’s Fund, 1819.

Catalog Record

File 64 Al452 819

Acquired November 2022

Gentleman escorting a young woman to a waiting carriage

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A gentleman leads a young woman and her mother (or chaperone) to the door of a carriage, held open by the coach driver who wears a top hat and a peculiar grin. In the background is a house or inn with a partially drawn figure (in ink) watching or emerging from the door. On the verso, pencil sketches of two men in top hats, and a smaller figure lightly sketched with a top hat in black ink.

 

  • Creator: Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, artist.
  • Title: [Gentleman escorting a young woman to a waiting carriage] [art original] / Geo. Cruikshank.
  • Production: [England], [1830s?]

Catalog Record

Drawings C889 no. 9 Box D115

Acquired November 2022

Boadicea, Queen of Britain, overthrowing her enemies

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“Caricature with Caroline as Boadicea in a chariot riding over her accusers, followed by a crowd of supporters.”–British Museum online catalogue.

 

  • Title: Boadicea, Queen of Britain, overthrowing her enemies [graphic] : humbly dedicated to Caroline, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Publication: [London] : Published November 1820 by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, London, [November 1820]

Catalog Record

820.11.00.03+

Acquired November 2022