The royal rose

hand-drawn yellow rose

rose with the head of Princess Charlotte as the center, the stigma.

  • Printmaker: Tomkins, Peltro William, 1759-1840, printmaker, publisher, dedicator.
  • Title: The royal rose [graphic] / from the life by Henning, designed & engraved by P.W. Tomkins, engraver to Her Majesty.
  • Edition: Proof.
  • Publication: London : Published Decr. 16, 1817, by P.W. Tomkins, 53, New Bond Street, [16 December 1817]

Catalog Record

817.12.16.01+ Impression 2

Acquired July 2023

Wellington’s Victory or Battle of Vittoria

illustrated title page with drawing of man in a uniform

  • Creator: Logier, J. B. (Johann Bernhard), 1777-1846, composer.
  • Title: Wellington’s Victory, or, Battle of Vittoria, a grand military Sonata for the Piano Forte, etc. / Composed & dedicated to Field Marshal the Marquis Wellington by J.B. Logier.
  • Publication: Dublin : Published at I.B. Logier’s Music Saloon, 27 Lower Sackville Str. and to be had of Messrs. Penson Robertson & Co., Edinburgh, [1813?]

Catalog Record

File 74 815 L832+

Acquired April 2023

The grape girl

description below

“A young woman in rustic dress, shown three-quarters length to left, holding a basket of grapes, wearing a broad-brimmed hat with a ribbon, her hair loose.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Young, John, 1755-1825, printmaker, publisher.
  • Title: The grape 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

786.04.01.14+

Acquired April 2023

James Boswell of Auchinleck, Esqr

 

description below

“Portrait of James Boswell after Reynolds (Mannings 214); half-length, turned to left, eyes to front; wearing plain, unbuttoned coat and waistcoat; curtain and landscape behind; lettered state before title erased.”–British Museum online catalogue.

 

  • Printmaker: Jones, J. (John), approximately 1745-1797, printmaker.
  • Title: James Boswell of Auchinleck, Esqr [graphic] / painted by Sr. Joshua Reynolds ; engrav’d by John Jones.
  • Edition: [State 3].
  • Publication: London : Pubd. as the act directs Janry. 17, 1786, by I. Jones, No. 63 Great Portland Street, Mary-le-bone, [17 January 1786]

Catalog Record

Portraits B747 no. 4+

Acquired January 2023

Strive not Tragedy nor Comedy to engross a Garrick

description below

“Portrait of David Garrick after Reynolds (Mannings 700); standing three-quarter length between Comedy and Tragedy, smiling towards the latter, but allowing the former to tug him towards her; landscape behind.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Purcell, Richard, approximately 1736-approximately 1765, printmaker.
  • Title: Strive not Tragedy nor Comedy to engross a Garrick, who to your noblest characters does equal honour [graphic] / J. Reynolds pinxt. ; C. Corbutt fecit.
  • Publication: London : Printed for Robt. Sayer, map & printseller at the Golden Buck near Serjeants Inn, Fleet Street, [between 1762 and 1766]

Catalog Record

Portraits G41 no. 5+

Acquired April 2023

Master Bunbury

description below

“Portrait after Reynolds (Mannings 276); three-quarter length seated under a tree, facing front with hands resting on his thighs; published state before date altered from 1st to 12th November.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Haward, Francis, 1759-1797, printmaker, publisher.
  • Title: Master Bunbury [graphic] / painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds ; engraved by Francis Haward.
  • Edition: [State 3].
  • Publication: London : Publish’d Novr. 1st, 1781, by Fras. Haward, Lambeth Marsh near the Turnpike, [1 November 1781]

Catalog Record

Portraits B87a no. 1+

Acquired April 2023

Mrs. Jordan in the character of the Country Girl

description below

“Portrait of Mrs Jordan as Peggy in ‘The Country Girl’ after Romney, standing three-quarter length with her hands clasped together in front of a doorway and column; state after title changed, before engraver’s name altered.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Ogborne, John, 1755-1837, printmaker.
  • Title: Mrs. Jordan in the character of the Country Girl [graphic] / George Romney pinxit ; John Ogborne sculpsit.
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d June 24th, 1788, by John & Josiah Boydell, No. 90 Cheapside, London, [24 June 1788]

Catalog Record

Portraits J82 no. 2

Acquired February 2023

Always a character

description below

A caricatured portrait of comedian John Liston, standing before the Theatre Royal. Leaning against a bollard is a placard advertising the play ‘Fish out of Water’ in which he was starring as ‘Sam Savoury’.

  • Printmaker: Ash, William, active 1823, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: Always a character [graphic] / Wm. Ash invt. & fet.
  • Publication: [London] : Pubd. Novr. 25th, 1823, by G. Humphrey, 24, St. James’s St. & 74, New-Bond St., London, [25 November 1823]

Catalog Record

823.11.25.01

Acquired April 2023

The sixth day of the trial of the late Queen Caroline

description below

“The interior of the House of Lords, crowded with nobles in the benches and galleries on either side, attending the trial of Queen Caroline for adultery with Pergami, her Italian secretary; George IV stands, hands on hips, in the left gallery, the editors of the Times and Courier lean over the front bench below it, Robert Gifford, attorney general, stands in front of them holding a finger to his chin thoughtfully while Spinetti interprets for a witness, Majocchi, at the bar, behind which Tyrwhitt, Long and Castlereagh, sit sifting papers to the left of the Queen’s solicitor and Denman, who takes a paper from Henry Brougham, the Queen sits to the right in front of the bar, Earl Grey stands in the right aisle, pointing with his right arm towards the witness, and the artist is shown standing with a folio under his arm on the far right.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Hayter, George, Sir, 1792-1871, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: The sixth day of the trial of the late Queen Caroline in the House of Lords, August the twenty third, 1820 [graphic] / GHayter invt., pinxit, et incidit, 1823.
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1823]

Catalog Record

Drawer 823.00.00.28+

Acquired May 2022

The new and complete Newgate calendar

8 volume set of books

  • Author: Jackson, William, active 1795, author.
  • Title: The new and complete Newgate calendar : or, Malefactor’s universal register : containing, new and authentic accounts of all the lives, adventures, exploits and last dying-speeches, confessions, (as well as letters to their relatives, never before published) of the most notorious criminals, and the violators of laws of their country (of both sexes and denominations), who have suffered death and other exemplary punishments … from the year 1700, to the present time : the whole properly arranged from the records of the courts / by William Jackson.
  • Edition: A new edition with great additions, illustrated with elegant copper plates.
  • Publication: London : Printed for Alexander Hogg & Co., Paternoster Row, and G. Offor, and Sons, Tower Hill, 1818.

Catalog Record

52 N45 818

Acquired July 2022