The shepherds holyday

see description below“Rural scene with two couples dancing on the left while a man pipes and plays a drum under a tree on the right, and another couple watch at a table in front of him, smoking and drinking; village in the background.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: The shepherds holyday [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Published Oct. 24th, 1794, by John Fairburn, map, chart & printseller, No. 146 Minories, London, [24 October 1793]

Catalog Record 

793.10.24.03+

Acquired June 2019

John Sheppard

read description belowPortrait of John Sheppard, highwayman and thief, seated three-quarter length in prison cell with hands in chains, head turned to right, towards window; wearing plain coat and necktie, his hair cut short; lettered state with Latin verses.

  • Printmaker: White, George, approximately 1684-1732, printmaker, publisher.
  • Title: John Sheppard [graphic] / J. Thornhill Eques delin. ; G. White fecit.
  • Edition: [State 5].
  • Publication: [London] : Sold by T. Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard, J. Bowles against Stocks Market, & Geo. White in Hart Street between [the] Church & Bloomsbury Markt, [ca. 1724]

Catalog Record

724.00.00.01+

Acquired June 2019

Edwd. Orme, removed from Conduit Stt.

A trade card issued by Edward Orne announcing a change of address for his printselling, framing and stationery business from Conduit Stree to New Bond Street. The image show a cherub emerging from a break in a thick bank of clouds, as he holds a caducesus. On the right a bearded man in a cap and in a fur trimmed cloak reaches toward the cherub; the man has a snake at his feet. High in the center a bat flies toward the scene.

  • Creator: Orme, Edward, 1775-1848.
  • Title: Edwd. Orme, removed from Conduit Stt. to 59 New Bond Street, corner of Brook Street [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : [Edwd. Orme], [ca. 1801]

Catalog Record

File 66 801 Ed25

Acquired June 2019

The preservation of Sir Richard MacGwire

The preservation of Sir Richard MacGwire

“A young man being hauled out of the water by men in a fishing boat, one holding onto a pole he clutches, another supported by his companions, as he reaches out over the side of the boat to seize the drowning man’s jacket; with three gentlemen in a boat behind to right and a hot-air balloon sinking in the waves in the background; after Barralet.”–British Museum online catalogue.

 

  • Printmaker: Ward, William, 1766-1826, printmaker.
  • Title: The preservation of Sir Richard MacGwire [graphic] : who fell into the sea (by the descent of a balloon) off the coast of Ireland, on the 12th of May, 1785 / J.J. Barralet ad vivum delint. ; W. Ward sculpt.
  • Publication: [London] ; [Dublin] : Published as the act directs June 4th, 1787, by Thos. Milton, No. 40 Great Queen Street, Lincolns Inn Fields, London, and by J. James Barralet, in Dublin, [4 June 1787]

Catalog Record 

Drawer 787.06.04.02

Acquired June 2019

Les sérails de Londres

title page and 4 volumes

  • Uniform Title: [Nocturnal revels. French]
  • Title: Les sérails de Londres, ou, Les amusemens nocturnes, contenant les scènes qui y sont journellement représentées, les portraits et la description des courtisannes les plus célèbres, et les caractères de ceux qui les fréquentent / traduit de l’Anglais.
  • Publication: A Paris : Chez Barba, Libraire, Palais Egalité, derriére le Théâtre de la République, no. 51, an. IX (1801)

Catalog Record 

646 801 Se522

Acquired November 2018

Lady Elizabeth Laura, Lady Charlotte Maria & Lady Anne Horatia

“Triple three-quarter length portrait of the three Waldegrave sisters, seated beside one another at a small work-table; Lady Anna Horatia at right embroidering, with Lady Charlotte Maria at left, her head turned towards front, winding silk from skein which Lady Elizabeth Laura, centre, is holding; a curtain, pillars and trees behind them; after Reynolds (Mannings 1810); proof before letters, but with scratched production and publication detail.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerGreen, Valentine, 1739-1813, printmaker, publisher.
  • Title[Lady Elizabeth Laura, Lady Charlotte Maria & Lady Anne Horatia, daughters to James late Earl of Waldegrave Knight of the Garter] [graphic] / painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds ; engraved by V. Green, mezzotinto engraver to His Majesty, and to the Elector Palatine.
  • Edition[State 1].
  • Publication[London] : Published Decr. 1st, 1781, by V. Green, No. 29, Newman Street, Oxford Street, London, [1 December 1781]

Catalog Record 

Folio 49 3636 no. 8++ (Oversize)

Acquired November 2017

His Excellency Hamet Ben Hamet Ben Haddu Otter

Half-length portrait in oval of Hamet ben Hamet, half-length in Arabic burnous, directed to right, looking towards the viewer.

  • Printmaker: Luttrell, Edward, printmaker.
  • TitleHis Excellency Hamet Ben Hamet Ben Haddu Otter [graphic] : Ambassador Extraordinary from [the] Emperor of Fez & Morocco to His Matie. of Great Britain, anno 1682 / E. Luttrell fe. ; I. Lloyd ex.
  • Publication[London] : [John Lloyd], [between 1682 and 1713]

Catalog Record 

682.00.00.01

Acquired November 2017

A scene in a nunnery garden

Two young women, attired in low-cut, fine dresses, their veils pulled back over their hair exposing their pretty, young faces, sit in a semi-embrace on a blue loveseat in a garden, one looking lovingly into the eyes of the other with her hand posed to encircle her companion. The other, wearing red shoes, with a rosary at her waist, looks down toward the low neckline of the first. Standing next to them is a rotund Catholic monk in brown robes. He points to the two women while with a mischievous smile he looks to the viewer. Below him is the caption: “The Scene delightful, Beauty here, what then! Ah, Benedicite! Men are but Men.” The women speak: “We live recluse and are believed religious, We but dissemble for our Lusts prodigious.”

  • Titlescene in a nunnery garden [graphic].
  • PublicationLondon : Printed for Robert Sayer, chart, map and printseller, No. 53 Fleet Street, as the act directs, 5 April 1787.

Catalog Record 

787.04.05.01+

Acquired August 2017

Lady Ann Campbell, Countess of Strafford

Lady Anne Campbell was born approximately 1715 and died in 1785. She was the wife of the 2nd Earl of Stafford.

  • PrintmakerJohnson, Thomas, active approximately 1763-1770, printmaker.
  • TitleLady Ann Campbell, Countess of Strafford [graphic] / J. Reynolds pinxt. ; T. Johnson fecit.
  • Edition[State 2].
  • Publication[London] : [publisher not identified], [between 1760 and 1780]

Catalog Record 

Portraits St896 no. 1++

Acquired September 2016