Frontispiece to the Botanical Magazine’s

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Twenty-six vignettes with scenes punning on various botanical terms.

  • Printmaker: Newman, W., active approximately 1834-1835, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: Frontispiece to the Botanical Magazine’s [graphic] / W. Newman invent. del. et lithog.
  • Publication: [London] : Published by James Pattie at his Wholesale Periodical & Caricature Shop, No. 16 High Street, St. Giles’s, [approximately 1834]

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Acquired February 2024

The old times

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Outside a rustic building with a sign “Old Farmer […]ck House”, a farmer with a large belly, smoking a pipe, leans against a table loaded with bags with ‘500’ written on them. Above the table on the fence is a sign “Quarter Day”.

  • Printmaker: Lynch, James Henry, -1868, printmaker.
  • Title: The old times [graphic] / J.H. Lynch fct.
  • Publication: [London] : Published by J. Royle, 27, King Street, Holborn, London, [1826]

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Acquired February 2022

A man-trap

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“A fashionably-dressed young woman reclining to left on a garden bench, looking provocative; roses and a sign-post lettered ‘Spring Guns set here’ behind to right, and a tree behind to left.”–British Museum online


  • Title: A man-trap [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Printed for Carington Bowles, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. Publish’d as the act directs, [between 1766 and 1789]

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Acquired May 2020

Taking possession of his father’s effects

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Copy in reverse of the first state of Plate 1 of Hogarth’s ‘The Rake’s Progress’ (Paulson 132): the Jacobean interior of the house of Tom Rakewell’s late father with Tom at left being measured for a suit as he gives a handful of coins to the pregnant Sarah Young; behind him sits a lawyer compiling inventories; on the floor are boxes of miscellaneous goods, piles of mortgages, indentures, bond certificates and other documents; an old woman brings faggots to light a fire and an upholsterer attaching fabric (purchased from William Tothall of Covent Garden) to the wall reveals a hiding place for coins which tumble out.–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: Taking possession of his father’s effects [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d wth. [the] consent of Mrs. Hogarth, by Henry Parker, at No. 82 in Cornhill, March 25, 1768.

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Hogarth 768.03.25.01+ Box 210

Acquired December 2019

Attended by his levee in London

description belowCopy (not reversed) of the first state of Plate 2 of Hogarth’s ‘The Rake’s Progress’ (Paulson 133): a fashionable interior with Tom, in elegant indoor dress, surrounded by tradesmen vying for his custom: a poet, a wigmaker, a tailor, a musician (with a list of presents given by aristocrats to the popular castrato, Farinelli), a fencing master (said to be named Dubois), a prizefighter with quarter-staffs (said to be James Figg), a dancing master (John Essex?), a landscape-gardener (said to be Charles Bridgeman), a bodyguard, a huntsman and a jockey.–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: Attended by his levee in London [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d wth. [the] consent of Mrs. Hogarth, by Henry Parker, at No. 82 in Cornhill, March 25, 1768

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Hogarth 768.03.25.02+ Box 210

Acquired December 2019

The funeral procession of the rump

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  • Printmaker: Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: The funeral procession of the rump [graphic] / G. Cruikshank invt. et fect.
  • Publication: [London] : Pubd. March 22d, 1819, by G. Humphrey, 27 St. James’s St., London, [22 March 1819]

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Drawer 819.03.22.03

Acquired June 2019


The flying privy

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Lord Westmorland flies in profile to the left, clutching a closed green umbrella. Spiky, umbrella-like wings are strapped to his shoulders. From between his legs a large (gold and onyx) seal, labelled Privy Seal, falls to the ground. His profile and dress (top-hat, leather breeches, and top-boots) are copied from Dighton’s portrait (BM Satires 14265). At the base of the design and backed by trees are the heads and shoulders of two men and a woman gazing up. Each top-hatted man scowls, holding his nose with a gloved hand; one says “What is that?”; the other, “There he goes!” The woman, pleasurably amused, exclaims: “Ha! Ha! Oh! My!”

  • Printmaker: Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856.
  • Title: The flying privy [graphic] : from Westmoreland / R.C. fecit.
  • Published: [London] : Pubd. by G. Humphrey, 24 St. Jamees’s [sic] St., June 1827.

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Acquired October 2011.