Gli avanzi del Tempio di Serapide

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View of the remains of the Roman Temple of Serapis, also known as The Serapeum, just north of Pozzuoli, Italy.

  • Artist: Whitby, Mary Anne Theresa, 1783-1850, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: Gli avanzi del Tempio di Serapide [graphic] / from a sketch by Mrs. Whitby 1823.
  • Publication: [Hampshire, England] : Newlands Press, 1826.

Catalog Record

826.00.00.92

Acquired June 2023

Pure loyalty

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A man stands beside a public water pump holding the ladle that is chained to the pump. Looking straight at the viewer, he toasts the King with water from the ladle. Below the image are the words “Pure loyalty. Here’s a health to the King God bless him.”

  • Title: Pure loyalty [graphic] : here’s a health to the King God bless him / J.W.G.
  • Publication: [London] : Published by G. Tregear, 123 Cheapside, London, 1830.
  • Manufacture: [London] : Dean & Munday’s Lithoy., Threadneedle St.

Catalog Record

830.00.00.168

Acquired August 2023

Memoirs of Prince Leopold, from his first arrival in England

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Illustrations: Engraved frontispiece portrait of Leopold, “sketched & engraved by G. Cruikshank.”–Woodcut title-vignette depicting Leopold weeping over the casket of his wife

  • Title: Memoirs of Prince Leopold, from his first arrival in England : with a variety of anecdotes of the Princess Charlotte, now first collected / by the editor of Hone’s editions of the “Life,” “Death,” & “Funeral,” of Her Royal Highness, to which this publication is a sequel.
  • Publication: London : Printed by and for William Hone, 67, Old Bailey, three doors from Ludgate Hill, 1817.

Catalog Record

53 L587 817

Acquired July 2023

Political cartoons relating to reform in Great Britain and the United States

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A series of crude (and in some cases explicitly racist) lithographed cards numbered 1-16, with scenes relating to political reform on both sides of the Atlantic. On British side, they cover the reforms to the franchise made by the 1832 Reform Act, poking fun at ‘poor distress’d turn’d out Boroughmongers’ (No. 1), the rural squirearchy (No. 7), Taxes (No. 9), the established Church (No. 10) and Irishmen (no. 12), among others. United States political issues are shown in the second card which reuses – with added racist slurs – the design of Edward Williams Clay (1799-1857) entitled ‘Hurrah! hurrah for Genl. Jackson!!’ under the caption ‘Life in Philadelphia’. Cards nos. 4 and 7, with yet more overt racism, use references to American segregationism to caricature British political positions.

  • Title: [Political cartoons relating to reform in Great Britain and the United States] [graphic].
  • Publication: [York, England] : W.F. Wodson, lith., Pavement, York, [approximately 1832]

Catalog Record

724 832 P769

Acquired July 2023

Castel Sardo

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View of the hilltop town, Castelsardo in Sardinia, Italy.

  • Printmaker: Whitby, Mary Anne Theresa, 1783-1850, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: Castel Sardo [graphic] / M.A.T. Withby, litho., Newlands, 1828.
  • Publication: [Hampshire, England] : [privately printed], [1828]

Catalog Record

828.00.00.107

Acquired June 2023

The Holy Alliance unmasked

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Satire depicting the The Quintuple Alliance (Tsar Alexander I of Russia, Napoleon Bonaparte, Francis I, Emperor of Austria, Louis Antoine de Bourbon, duc d’Angoulême and the Duke of Wellington) debating the question of the Spanish succession and French intervention in Spain at the 1822 Congress of Verona. Losers in the negotiation are depicted as tiny doll-like figures trampled under the table. Masks are scattered on the floor and animal symbolism includes a bear, a monkey and a pair of bulldogs.

  • Printmaker: Purcell, E. (Edward), printmaker.
  • Title: The Holy Alliance unmasked [graphic] / E. Purcell.
  • Publication: [London] : Published Feb. 1823 by J. Dickinson, 114 New Bond St., [February 1823]

Catalog Record

823.02.00.01+

Acquired April 2023

 

G. Wooll, carver & gilder, looking glass, picture frame maker

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A lithographically printed advertisement for G. Wooll of Hastings, showing a view of the town. Wooll was also a printer and publisher who issued local views of Hastings and Rye as individual prints and bound collections.

 

  • Printmaker: Tyller, G., printmaker.
  • Title: G. Wooll, carver & gilder, looking glass, picture frame maker, fancy stationer, printseller, &c. &c., High Street, Hastings [graphic] : Rich & plain cornices, chimney & pier glasses, box & swing ditto, gold bordering for rooms. Drawings lent to copy. Glasses polished & silvered. Old paintings cleaned and repaired. Drawing materials of every description. Screens, screen handles, embosed [sic] drawing boards, carde, papers & plain do. / drawn on stone by G. Tyller [or Tykes?], April 1823.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed by Simonau London, [1823]

Catalog Record

File 63 823 G1

Acquired January 2023

Holyrood Chapel

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Interior view of the ruins of Holyrood Abbey, looking down the nave towards a wall with two arched windows. The building is mostly intact but without a roof; a broken column is seen in the center foreground. Figures with torches stand beneath the windows and additional figures are visible through an arched passageway on the right. The moon in the sky above is illuminated when the print is viewed in front of a strong light.

 

  • Title: Holyrood Chapel [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Published by Reeves and Sons, Cheapside; W. Morgan, 64, Hatton Garden; T. Fisher, 1, Hanway Street, Oxford Street; J. Reynolds, 174, Strand; and W. Wilson, Jun., 16, King William Street, City, [approximately 1840]

Catalog Record

830.00.00.165

Acquired October 2022

Sepolcro di Plautio

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View of tomb of the Plauzia family, near Tivoli, Italy

 

  • Printmaker: Whitby, Mary Anne Theresa, 1783-1850, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: Sepolcro di Plautio [graphic] / M.A.T. Whitby, litho., Newlands, 1826.
  • Publication: [Hampshire, England] : [privately printed], [1826]

Catalog Record

829.00.00.115

Acquired September 2022