Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste César André Timothée..

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Portrait of d’Eon, nearly half-length, in profile to the left; wearing the full military garb of a Captain of the Dragoons, including epaulets and medals; in an oval.

  • Printmaker: Le Beau, Pierre Adrien, 1748- printmaker.
  • Title: Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste César André Timothée, Déon de Beaumont, née à Tonnerre en 1728 [graphic] : a été Avocat au Parlement, Censeur Royal, Capitaine de Dragons, Chevalier de St. Louis, Ministre Plenipotentiaire de France a la Cour d’Angleterre / Desrais del. ; Le Beau sc.
  • Publication: A Paris : Chez Esnauts et Rapilly rue St. Jacques à la Ville de Coutances, A.P.D.R., [1780s?]

Catalog Record

Portraits D418 no. 1

Acquired February 2024

The oyster girl

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Full half-length portrait of a young woman, directed slightly to right, facing and looking to front, head inclined to left; wearing a bonnet and a cloak; hands holding a tray of oysters.

  • Printmaker: Young, John, 1755-1825, printmaker, publisher.
  • Title: The oyster girl [graphic] / drawn by J.G. Huck ; engrav’d by J. Young.
  • Publication: [London] : Publishd. April 1st, 1786, by J. Young, No. 28 Newman Street, Oxford Street, London, [1 April 1786]

Catalog Record

786.04.01.13+

Acquired April 2023

Piccane a Miamis

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A head and shoulders profile portrait of Miami chief Pacanne, holding a tomahawk across his chest, with bracelets on his upper arms and jewellery in his ears, nose and across the crown of his head.

  • Printmaker: Simcoe, Elizabeth, 1762-1850, printmaker.
  • Title: Piccane a Miamis [graphic].
  • Publication: [England] : [publisher not identified], [approximately 1794]

Catalog Record

795.00.00.87

Acquired September 2023

Her Most Gracious Majesty Caroline

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“Portrait of Queen Caroline wearing hat; profile, head and shoulders to left; with border of acorns and oak leaves and other tree branch leaves.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: Her Most Gracious Majesty Caroline, Queen of England [graphic].
  • Publication: [England] : [publisher not identified], [approximately 1820]

Catalog record

Portraits C292 no. 3++

Acquired July 2023

The history and antiquities of the county of Essex

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Extra-illustrated and expanded to 5 volumes, each volume with an added printed title page dated 1908 and bound in early 20th-century red crushed levant full morocco gilt

  • Author: Morant, Philip, 1700-1770.
  • Title: The history and antiquities of the county of Essex : compiled from the best and most ancient historians, from Domesday-book, Inquisitiones post mortem, and other the most valuable records and mss. &c. / the whole digested, improved, perfected, and brought down to the present time, by Philip Morant ; illustrated with copper plates.
  • Published: London : Printed for T. Osborne …, J. Whiston …, S. Baker …, L. Davis and C. Reymers … and B. White …, 1768.

Catalog Record

Folio 64 Es75 768

Acquired September 2023

The late and much lamented Princess Charlotte

side profile of woman from the waist up, wearing a floral crown

  • Title: The late and much lamented Princess Charlotte of Saxe Coburg [graphic] : who departed this life Novr. 6th, 1817.
  • Publication: London : Published Novr. 20th, 1817, by R. Miller, Old Fish Stt, [20 November 1817]

Catalog Record

File 56 C47 817L

Acquired July 2023

Mrs. Wrighten

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“Portrait of Mrs. Frances Wrighten, half-length, directed to right, facing to front, holding sheet music, hair high and decorated with pearls; oval frame with lettering underneath and a motif of musical instruments that intrudes into the frame; after Dighton, from a set of twelve theatrical portraits.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Laurie, Robert, 1755-1836, printmaker.
  • Title: [Mrs. Wrighten] [graphic] / R. Dighton pinx. ; R. Laurie sc.
  • Publication: [London] : Pubd. as the act directs March 1st, 1780, by W. Richardson, No. 68 High Holborn, [1 March 1780]

Catalog Record

780.03.01.07

Acquired July 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

Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales

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“Portrait of Caroline of Brunswick as Princess of Wales, after Beechey, almost half-length in an oval, head in three-quarter profile to left, wearing a high-necked collar and chains at her neck, her hair tied up in a sash, plumes and a crown below, with a glory surrounding; published for ‘La Belle Assemblée’.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Scriven, Edward, 1775-1841, printmaker.
  • Title: Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales [graphic] / Sr. W. Beechey pinx. ; Scriven sculp.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed as the act directs for John Bell, March 28, 1806, Southampton Street, Strand, exclusively for his publication of La Belle Assemblée, [28 March 1806]

Catalog Record

File 53 C47 806Sc

Acquired July 2023

The Right Honourable John Wilkes Esqr

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Seated portrait of John Wilkes, holding a scroll marked ‘Magna Charta’, leaning on a table on which is a copy of his letter ‘To the Gentlemen Clergy & Freeholders of the County of Middlesex’, and ‘Bill of Rights’. A framed painting on the wall behind (left) shows an image of Hercules defeating the Hydra on the wall to left.

  • Title: The Right Honourable John Wilkes Esqr [graphic] : Lord Mayor of the City of London.
  • Publication: [London] : [Carington Bowles?], [approximately 1768?]

Catalog Record

768.00.00.16

Acquired May 2023