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]

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817.12.16.01+ Impression 2

Acquired July 2023

The Wykeham or Winchester Tower. North west view

description below

View of Winchester Tower, Windsor Castle, from the north west; the Norman Gate in the background on the left; trees below the tower in the foreground.

  • Printmaker: Kernot, J. H., printmaker.
  • Title: The Wykeham or Winchester Tower. North west view [graphic] : part of the repairs, alterations and improvements of Windsor Castle, in the reigns of King George IV, King William IV, and Queen Victoria / Mich. Gandy, del. ; Sir Jeffry Wyatville, architect ; engraved by J.H. Kernot.
  • Edition: [Proof].
  • Publication: [London] : [John Weale], [1841]

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Topos B513 no. 1+

Acquired August 2022

Frances Lady Bridges

description below

“Portrait, three-quarter length standing directed to left, head in profile, leaning chin on right hand, the elbow resting on a pedestal in front of her, draped with her cloak, left arm at her side, hair up, wearing a loose gown with billowing sleeves to the elbow, hitched slightly above with a jewel, land an oriental sash, landscape in the background; after Cotes.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Judkins, Elizabeth, active 1772-1775, printmaker.
  • Title: Frances Lady Bridges [graphic] / F. Cotes pinxt. ; Elizth. Judkins fecit.
  • Publication: London : Printed for Robt. Sayer, No. 53 in Fleet Street, [ca. 1770]

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Acquired July 2021

Proof sheets of illustrations for publications…

drawings of a variety of animals, see description belowA collection of 24 proof sheets, mostly eight images per sheet, surrounded by typographic border. The images range from individual animals, such as sloth, sheep dog, ass, lion and tiger, to small country scenes by Bewick or in his style, to battledowrs and chapbook illustrations from Robin Hood to Blue Beard. Also included are satirical prints such as Bewick’s ‘Clown’s Visit to the Moon’, or Davison’s publication on local history.


  • Title: [Proof sheets of illustrations for publications by William Davison of Alnwick] [graphic].
  • Publication: [Alnwick] : Published by W. Davison, Bondgate Street, Alnwick, [between 1820 and 1840]

Catalog Record 

75 D285 820

Acquired July 2020

Illustrations for The Universal songster

title pagesketch of man performing A collection of 20 proof states of the 27 prints after George Cruickshank used as illustrations for The Universal songster; or, Museum of mirth. Most are signed with Marshall’s initials ‘JRM’, with two signed ‘J.R. Marshall’ and most identify the artist as ‘G.C.’ (i.e. George Cruikshank) or G. Cruikshank’. One print based on William Hogarth’s “O the roast beef of Old England, &c.” includes the attribution “From Hogarth by G.C.”

  • Author: Marshall, J. R., active 1820-1840, printmaker.
  • Title: [Illustrations for The Universal songster]
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1825]

Catalog Record

75 C889 825

Acquired November 2019

Lonsdale magazine, or, Provincial repository

see description belowWith illustrations (some in color), aquatints, engravings and wood engraving of a geological map, a tea plant, genealogy table (folded) and many estates, manors, castles and churches in England.

  • Title: Lonsdale magazine, or, Provincial repository : for the year 1820[-22] comprising topographical and biographical sketches, critiques upon new works, literary, scientific, and philosophical essays, original poetry, entertaining tales and anecdotes. Commercial and miscellaneous intelligence, etc. Forming a pleasing variety of useful and elegant reading / edited by J. Briggs.
  • Published: Kirby Lonsdale [England] : A. Foster [etc.], 1820-1822.

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61 L862

Acquired May 2019

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

[Album of proofs of illustrations for publications….

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lwlacq000190b (834x1024)

An album compiled by Thomas Coates, solicitor and sometime secretary to the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, containing 340 proofs of wood engravings mounted on 68 leaves, with section titles and descriptions: Illustrations of the Hindoos / drawn on the blocks by Wm. Westall, A.R.A. 1835 (ca. [32] p.); British Canada 1835 ([8] p.); British costume ([3] p.); Old English sports ([8] p.); a group of 10 pages (some blank) with Roman ruins and other historic sites in Spain and Portugal; Illustrations of the Modern Egyptians / drawn on the blocks by the Author, Edwd. Wm. Lane Esq. 1836 (24 p.). Many of the ilustrations are captioned in blank ink by the same hand; others prints with pencil notations.

  • CreatorCoates, Thomas, approximately 1802-1883, collector.
  • Title[Album of proofs of illustrations for publications of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge] [graphic].
  • Publication[London, 1834-1836]

Catalog Record

Quarto 724 834C

Acquired February 2016

A collection of proofs for William Harrison Ainsworth’s novel Windsor Castle

[Cover] collection of proofs for William Harrison Ainsworth's novel Windsor Castle

[Selection 1] collection of proofs for William Harrison Ainsworth's novel Windsor Castle

[Selection 2] collection of proofs for William Harrison Ainsworth's novel Windsor Castle

Collection of proofs for fourteen illustrations for William Harrison Ainsworth’s novel Windsor Castle, all but the first trimmed and laid into larger sheets; all are double-ruled in blue and red ink. The first plate “Plan of Windsor Castle 1843” has been mounted on the sheet and ruled in red and blue ink and serves as a title page: “Windsor Castle. A Historical Romance by William Harrison Ainsworth.”. The leaves are numbered in blue ink beginning with 56 and ending with 69. Each leave is titled at the head “Windsor Castle” and eleven of the prints are captioned below. One caption has been erased, and the other two are blank.

  • Author: Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, printmaker.
  • Title: [A collection of proofs for William Harrison Ainsworth’s novel Windsor Castle], [ca. 1843].
  • Published: [England, 1843]

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Acquired July, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.