Concert of cats

description below

A group of cats look at book opened to a musical score, on the right and images of mice on the left. Some of the cats are singing while one plays a trumpet; one of the cats wears spectacles. In the foreground are a violin and loose sheets of music. The book is propped against a birdhouse from which emerges a mouse; a cloth has been draped over the birdhouse.

  • Title: [Concert of cats] [graphic].
  • Publication: [London?] : [publisher not identified], [not before July 1817?]

Catalog Record

817.07.00.02

Acquired April 2020

Revd. Mr. Cotes of Ealing

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Three half-length sketches of men in two rows, two on the top row are shown bust-length facing left, while the one below is shown half-length playing a bassoon. Only the portrait on the top right is identified by the artist

 

  • Artist: Nixon, John, -1818, artist.
  • Title: Revd. Mr. Cotes of Ealing [art original].
  • Production: [England], [not after 1818]

Catalog Record 

Drawings N736 no. 10

Acquired January 2020

Eighteen of the most favourite new country dances

Paper fan

An engraved sheet folded and mounted on wooden sticks secured with brass and bone hardware to form a fan, probably designed as a portable aide-memoire, includes musical scores for eighteen dances as well as directions for the dance steps — e.g., “The 2nd Lady Lead round the 2d. Gent, the Gent. Do the Same, Lead Down the middle up again Cast off. Pousete” is given for the Duke of Clarence’s Fancy. The decorative border is hand-colored in pink. On the verso is a sheet decorated with a small emblem with musical instruments and notations.

  • Title: Eighteen of the most favourite new country dances [graphic].
  • Publication: [Edinburgh?] : [publisher not identified], [not before 1791]

Catalog Record 

792.00.00.106 Object Room

Acquired December 2018

A new deceptio visûs

lwlpr32193 (849x1024)

A medley of images with a portrait of John Gay; half length, to the right, wearing a cap and plain jacket; in oval; in a medley of prints, set on background of a letter; the prints titled ‘The Spell’, ‘The Judgement’, and ‘Bumkinet’s Advice’; two further panels, one with a coin of George II, the other lettered ‘A new Deceptio Visus. Engrav’d and sold by Geo. Bickham, in London’ [part of address erased].

  • PrintmakerBickham, George, 1684?-1758?, printmaker, publisher.
  • TitleA new deceptio visûs [graphic] / engrav’d and sold by Geo. Bickham in Hatton Garden, near Holborn, London.
  • Published[London : Geo. Bickham], ca. 1728]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

728.00.00.08+

Acquired December 2014

This plate (representing a negroes dance in the island of Dominica)

lwlpr31673_M

A couple dance together under a lush tree with large fruit hanging from its branches. They are accompanied by two men playing instruments, a drum and tambourine as one woman claps along to the music. Others, including a small girl, stand and converse.

  • PrintmakerBrunias, Agostino, 1730-1796, printmaker, artist.
  • TitleThis plate (representing a negroes dance in the island of Dominica) is humbly dedicated to the Honble. Charles O’Hara, Brigadier General of His Majesty’s Army in America …. by his most obedt. & devoted servt.                 A. Brunias [graphic] / A. Brunias pinxt. et sculpt.
  • PublishedLondon : Published 15 Feby. 1779 by the proprietor N […] Broad Street, [15 February 1779]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

779.02.15.01

Acquired April 2014