George 1st Marquess Townshend

description below

“Portrait, half-length, seated to front, with head turned to look to left, his right forearm leaning on a table, holding a telescope; wearing armour, and folded fabric draped over his right shoulder; curtain at left; after Joshua Reynolds (Mannings 1762).”–British Museum online catalogue, description of scratched-letter state.

  • Printmaker: Josey, Richard, approximately 1841-1906, printmaker.
  • Title: George 1st Marquess Townshend [graphic] : from the original picture in the possession of Robert Lovell Gwatkin Esqre. / Sir Joshua Reynolds ; T. Jose [sic].
  • Publication: London : Henry Graves & Compy., 6 Pall Mall, 1866.

Catalog RecordĀ 

Portraits T753G no.1

Acquired June 2021

The Honble. Colonel Townshend

description below

“Portrait of George Townshend standing three-quarter length slightly to left and leaning his right elbow on pedestal beside curtain, eyes to front, wearing uniform, his own hair curled, holding paper in his right hand labelled ‘A Bill Intituled, An Act for the Better Order of the Militia Forces.”–British Museum online catalogue, description of an earlier state.

  • Printmaker: McArdell, James, approximately 1729-1765, printmaker.
  • Title: The Honble. Colonel Townshend [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [not before 1764]

Catalog Record

Portraits T753G no.2

Acquired June 2021

Spectators at a print-shop

description below

“Satire; an extravagantly dressed woman catches a fashionable man by the arm as she points with her fan at a mezzotint droll in a print-shop window; a small dog looks up at her; an old gentleman with a stick standing on the right, stares at the prints and is surprised by a man with a warrant for his arrest.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Smith, John Raphael, 1752-1812, printmaker.
  • Title: Spectators at a print-shop in St. Paul’s Church Yard [graphic].
  • Edition: [State with plate no.].
  • Publication: [London] : Printed for Carington Bowles, at his map & print warehouse, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London, published as the act directs […] [not before 25 June 1774]

Catalog Record

774.06.25.01

Acquired November 2021

The Most Noble George Marquis Townshend

description below

“Portrait after Reynolds (Mannings 1764); Standing whole-length wearing armour with his hand resting on a table, behind him a tent and cavalry.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Turner, Charles, 1774-1857, printmaker.
  • Title: The Most Noble George Marquis Townshend [graphic] / painted by Sir Josa. Reynolds ; engraved by C. Turner.
  • Publication: London : Published Jany. 1, 1807, for the proprietor by Charles Turner, No. 50 Warren Street, Fitzroy Square, [1 January 1807]

Catalog Record

Drawer Portraits T753G no.5

Acquired June 2021

The Pantheon macaroni

description below

“A group of three half length figures. Two ladies of meretricious appearance seated at a tea-table, a man with a large Macaroni club of hair is handing one of them a cup of tea. One holds a fan and looks coyly towards the man, the other leans over her shoulder.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: The Pantheon macaroni [graphic].
  • Publication: London : Printed for Robt. Sayer, No. 53 Fleet Street, [ca. 1772]

Catalog Record

772.00.00.55

Acquired July 2021

Frances Lady Bridges

description below

“Portrait, three-quarter length standing directed to left, head in profile, leaning chin on right hand, the elbow resting on a pedestal in front of her, draped with her cloak, left arm at her side, hair up, wearing a loose gown with billowing sleeves to the elbow, hitched slightly above with a jewel, land an oriental sash, landscape in the background; after Cotes.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Judkins, Elizabeth, active 1772-1775, printmaker.
  • Title: Frances Lady Bridges [graphic] / F. Cotes pinxt. ; Elizth. Judkins fecit.
  • Publication: London : Printed for Robt. Sayer, No. 53 in Fleet Street, [ca. 1770]

Catalog Record

770.00.00.136

Acquired July 2021

Five, in the afternoon

description below

“A young dandy lounging on a sofa with a young woman, holding up a glass, while she lays one hand on his knee, holding a glass herself, her elbow on a round table beside a bottle of Madeira and a dish of peaches; a bed seen through the open door in the background to right.”–British Museum online catalogue.

 

  • Title: Five, in the afternoon [graphic] / Dighton delt.
  • Publication: London : Published 18 June 1795 by Haines & Son, No. 19 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane, [18 June 1795]

Catalog Record

795.06.18.01+

Acquired January 2021

Hudibras and Sidrophel

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“Episode from Butler’s ‘Hudibras’, after Hogarth; four men around table in interior, one in rich clothes sitting beneath canopy and writing document, gesticulating at the three others, who look shocked; globe and papers in centre at base of table.”–British Museum online catalogue.

 

  • Printmaker: Gaugain, Thomas, -1810?, printmaker.
  • Title: Hudibras and Sidrophel [graphic] : from an original in the possession of Mr. Vincent / painted by Wm. Hogarth ; engraved by Thom. Gaugain.
  • Publication: [London] : Pubd. Oct. 1, 1782, by T. Gaugain, No. 4 Little Compton Street, London, [1 October 1782]

Catalog Record

Hogarth 782.10.01.01+

Acquired January 2021

Consultation of physicians

description below

A group portrait of various doctors and quacks, including Mrs Mapp, Dr. Joshua Ward and John Taylor. A version of the print also published with lettering “The company of undertakers”. The three named quacks occupy the top, twelve other ‘doctors’ are situated in the lower half; most of them have gold canes held up to their noses, one is dipping his finger into a urinal while another holds it.

 

  • Title: Consultation of physicians [graphic] / Wm. Hogarth invt.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed for Bowles & Carver, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London, [ca. 1817]

Catalog Record

Hogarth 817.00.00.24

Acquired January 2021

A city taylor’s wife dressing for the Pantheon

description below

A fashionably dressed woman sitting behind a table is taking a necklace out of a box. She looks with disdain at her enraged husband in old-fashioned clothes and a nightcap, sitting next to her, his fists clenched and despair on his face. In his lap lies a pair of breeches he is sewing; above on the wall of their meagre abode hangs a small stag’s head with antlers.

  • Printmaker: Wilson, James, approximately 1735-approximately 1786, printmaker.
  • Title: A city taylor’s wife dressing for the Pantheon [graphic] / Martin pinxt. ; Wilson sculp.
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d 5th Feby. 1772 by Heny. Parker at No. 82 in Cornhill, London, [5 February 1772]

Catalog Record

772.02.05.02.1+

January 2020