The fair stationer in Hyde Park 1780

description below

“View of a row of tents and temporary shelters, one with the sign “Lloyds Coffee House”, a group of four ladies outside, in foreground to right four children play, trees in background on left, a building in distance on right.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Sandby, Paul, 1731-1809, printmaker.
  • Title: The fair stationer in Hyde Park 1780 [graphic] : A distant view of Coll. Sloans Mess House &c. / P. Sandby.
  • Publication: [London] : Publishd. as the act directs by P. Sandby, [ca. 1780]

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Acquired May 2021

Dramatic effect, or, The death of Genl. Duroc

description below

“The interior of a tent. Duroc, in his shirt, lies supported by a soldier on a wooden bed, while Napoleon (right) holds his right hand, turning away (to the right) and covering his face with his left hand. An officer stands solicitously beside the Emperor, supporting his left elbow. Another officer stands (left) behind the head of the low bed. On the extreme left a soldier bends over a table compounding medicaments. Duroc’s coat and sword lie on a camp-stool, beside his hat and boots. A glimpse of the distant camp is seen on the extreme right, where a Mameluke stands by the tent holding Napoleon’s horse. Duroc is addressing the Emperor, with his left arm extended. Their words are etched below the title: “Duroc, “My whole life has been consecrated to your service, nor do I regret its loss, but for the use it still might have been of to your Buonaparte, “Duroc!” there is a life to come; it is there you are going to wait for me, and where we shall one day meet again!” Duroc, “Yes Sire! but that will not be these thirty years, when you will have triumphed over your enimies [sic], and realised all the hopes of your country, I have lived an honest man: I have nothing to reproach myself with, ah! Sire! go away this sight gives you pain–Be, “Farewell then my friend”.”–British Museum online catalogue.


  • Printmaker: Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830, printmaker.
  • Title: Dramatic effect, or, The death of Genl. Duroc [graphic] : vide French Bulletin.
  • Publication: London : Pubd. June 9th, 1813, by Wm. Holland, No. 11 Cockspur Street, [9 June 1813]

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Acquired November 2020

Tippoo Saib’s two sons taking leave of their mother


Two oval images printed against a patterned background with a stylized floral border. The image on the top shows Tippoo Sahib’s wife, mother of his two sons as she kneels outside a tent on a rug; she embraces her one son as the other son stands behind him. Tipu Sultan stands in the background with a woman servant(?). In the image below, the young boy his handed over by his father (left) to Cornwallis (right) with the British camp in the background. Soldiers flank Cornwallis; the Sultan is attend by two of his men. The title of the top image is engraved in a legend on the left; the legend on the right continues the title of the image on the bottom.

  • Title: Tippoo Saib’s two sons taking leave of their mother [graphic] : previous to their being deliver’d up to Lord Cornwallis as hostages at the termination of the war in the East Indies in 1792 = Tippoo Saib’s two sons delivered up to Lord Cornwallis : as hostages, after he had so gloriously conquered that proud sultan at Seringaptam, the Capital of the Mysore Country, in the East Indies, in 1792.
  • Created: [England or India?] : [s.n.], [not before 1792]

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Acquired July 2013

Loyal associated and volunteer corps of the City of Westminster ….

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Camp scene with soldiers from the Loyal Associated and Volunteer Corps of the City of Westminster, with an officer escorting the ladies through the camp (right) who honoured them with the presentation of colours; two horses in the center and a dog ready to pounce at an officer’s hat seen in the foreground.

  • Printmaker: Place, M., active 1798-1815, printmaker.
  • Title: This print of the loyal associated and volunteer corps of the City of Westminster is respectfully dedicated to those ladies who honored them with the presentation of colours [graphic] / painted by R.K. Porter ; engraved by M. Place.
  • Published: London : Pub. March 30, 1799 by Messrs. Schiavonetti, No. 12 Michaels Place, Brompton (Plate 1) by their most obedient humble servts. L.I. & N. Schiavonetti, [30 March 1799]

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Drawer Portraits W532 no. 1

Acquired May 2013

The artillery driver

The artillery driver.

Published: London : Printed for & sold by Carington Bowles, No. 69 St. Paul’s Church Yard, published as the act directs 9 Novr. 1792.


A yokel in a smock-frock and military hat stands in the foreground holding a whip; behind him in the field are the tents of a military camp with soldiers milling around. On the tent nearest the yokel is written the word “Demezy”, above the Prince of Wales’s feathers. Three columns of verse engraved below title: I once was a waggoner sly and dry, as e’er jogg’d over the downs …

The artillery driver: 1 print on laid paper : mezzotint, hand-colored ; plate mark 35.5 x 25 cm., on sheet 44 x 29 cm.Subjects (Library of Congress): Military life–Poetry; Military camps–British; Satires (Visual works)–England–1792; Mezzotints–England–London–1792; Songs–1792; Dighton, Robert, 1752-1814, artist; Bowles, Carrington, 1724-1793, publisher.

Gift of William M. O’Keefe; July 2010.

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: July, 2010