The marriage ceremony of the Prince and Princess of Wales

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“Interior, the Prince of Wales standing to left wearing chain and badge of the garter, right hand poised to put the ring on the finger of Princess Caroline Amelia, who kneels with hands crossed over her breast to right, a minister blessing them to right, an open book on a cushion in front of him, George III and Queen Charlotte seated in the background to left.”–British Museum online catalogue.

 

  • Title: The marriage ceremony of the Prince and Princess of Wales [graphic] : perform’d by the Archbishop of Canterbury, at the Chapel Royal, April 8th, 1795.
  • Edition: [State 2].
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d May 16th, 1795, by John Fairburn, No. 146, Minories, London, [16 May 1795]

Catalog Record

795.05.16.01

Acquired November 2022

A sketch of the interior view of the House of Lords

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Illustration of the interior of the House of Lords during the trial of Queen Caroline, consort of George IV. Seated around a table in the center are the Queen, the Judges, the Bishops, the Lord Chancellor, the Attorney General (Sir R. Gifford), the Solicitor General (Mr. Serj’t. Copley), and Mr. Gurney, the short-hand writer; standing in the foreground are Mr. Maule, Solicitor to the Treasury, Theodore Majocchi, first witness against Her Majesty, and the Marquis of Spinette, interpreter. Mr. Brougham, Attorney General to Her Majesty, Mr. Denman, Solicitor General to Her Majesty, and Dr. Lushington sit on the Queen’s left. Supporters of the Treasury fill the gallery on one side of the room and supporters of the Opposition fill the gallery opposite. An empty throne occupies the center space in the background.

 

  • Printmaker: Roberts, Robert, active 1820s, printmaker.
  • Title: A sketch of the interior view of the House of Lords, representing the trial of her majesty Queen Caroline [graphic] / drawn by Cruikshanks ; etched by Roberts.
  • Publication: [London] : Published Octr. 1st, 1820, by H. Rowe, 2 Amen Corner, [1 October 1820]

Catalog Record

820.10.01.04

Acquired November 2022

Description of the grand picture of the queen’s trial

printed text

  • Author: Revelli, Vincenzo Antonio.
  • Title: Description of the grand picture of the queen’s trial; presenting correct likenesses of Her Majesty and counsel, and above two hundred other portraits of the principal nobility, with an accurate representation of the interior of the House of Lords, as it appeared on that memorable occasion / painted by V.A. Revelli … Now exhibiting, daily, at no. 80 1/2, Pall Mall.
  • Publication: London : Printed for the proprietor, 1821.

Catalog Record

523 C292 821

Acquired September 2022

A royal salute

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A caricature of Queen Caroline embracing her lover Bartolomeo Bergami.

  • Printmaker: Heath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker.
  • Title: A royal salute [graphic] : le cannon est en bas.
  • Publication: [London] : Pub. Aug. 28, 1820, by S.W. Fores, 41 Picadilli [sic], [28 August 1820]

Catalog Record

820.08.28.01.1+

Acquired April 2023

R—l George running from his wife

printed text

  • Title: R—l George running from his wife, or, A cruize in the channel!!.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed and published by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate-Hill, [approximately 1820]

Catalog Record

File 763 820 R888+

Acquired August 2022

 

The sixth day of the trial of the late Queen Caroline

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“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 cradle hymn

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“Heading to a broadside printed in two columns. The King, a bloated and whiskered infant, sleeps in a cradle, rocked by Sidmouth (right), a lean old woman wearing a cap and bag-wig, who sits in a rocking-chair, his clyster-pipe (cf. British Museum Satires No. 9849) on the ground. The cradle is surmounted by a pagoda with bells, and ornamented by two large crocodiles, representing the Chinese dragons of the Pavilion, cf. British Museum Satires No. 12749. On it are also a sun, with a fool’s cap in its disk, between crescent moons. Round the cradle lie toys: soldiers, mounted lancers, &c., on wheels, a cannon, a sceptre, a crown with a toy windmill stuck in it. With these are papers: ‘Divorce’; ‘Protocal’ [sic]; ‘Send her to Hell’. The infant holds a coral and bells and a corkscrew. Castlereagh sits over the fire warming a napkin. Canning (see British Museum Satires No. 13737) walks off to the left, disgustedly carrying the pan of a commode decorated with a crown and ‘G.R.’ On the chimneypiece are pap-boat, bottle of ‘Dolby’s Carminative, &c’. (Dolby was a radical bookseller, ‘Dalby’s carminative’ a well-known remedy for infants). A large ‘Green Bag’ hangs on the wall. In a doorway behind Sidmouth, inscribed ‘French Dolls’, stand two young women, in evening dress, stiff and impassive.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856, printmaker.
  • Title: The cradle hymn [graphic] : new version / I.R. Cruikshank fecit.
  • Publication: [London] : Published by T. Dolby, 299, Strand, and 34, Wardour Street, Soho, [ca. July 1820]

Catalog Record

820.07.00.01

Acquired November 2021

An attempt to exhibit the leading events of the Queen’s life

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“Broadside; the text in five columns: small cuts I-X on the left and right, each with an eight-line verse below it; cuts XI and XII above and below the three centre columns. Cut I. The Queen’s arrival in England, and Marriage. The Prince leads her ashore from a small boat. Cut II. Taking farewell of Charlotte [1814]. Mother and daughter weep, turning from each other; the Princess approaches a ship’s boat, Cut III. Her Return–Landing at Dover [June 1820]. She is rowed to shore by two sailors. Cut IV. Her Trial in the House of Lords. A simplified but recognizable view. Cut V. Her Acquittal. She drives in an open carriage past Carlton House. Cut VI. Procession to St. Paul’s. A similar carriage scene with St. Paul’s in the background. Cut VII. The Highlanders’ Address. Highlanders in a carriage with banners (cf. British Museum Satires No. 13934). Cut VIII. Refused Admittance into the Abbey. She gestures at the partly closed door between a sentry and the rejecting doorkeeper. Cut IX. Death-Bed of the Queen. The bed surrounded by weeping mourners. Cut X. Embarkation of Her Body at Harwich. The coffin is swung by tackle into a ship’s boat. Cut XI. The Queen’s Funeral Procession at Brunswick. The coffin, with crown and royal arms, is borne towards a church door (right) where girls scatter flowers. Cut XII. Queen Caroline’s Tomb. Britannia weeps, and her Lion registers anger, beside the tomb of Caroline The Injured Queen of England, topped by a large urn on which is her bust portrait. The text includes the funeral prayer, ‘A Dirge’ and ‘An Elegy . . .’ (28 11.): 11. 7-10: ‘A seperation hardly to be borne, Her only Daughter from her arms was torn! And next discarded–driven from her home, An unprotected Wanderer to roam!’ The verses below Cut XII end: ‘For the King shall be Judg’d with the poor of the earth, And, perhaps the poor man will be greater than he. Until that great day we leave Caroline’s wrongs, Meantime, may, “Repentance” her foes o’ertake; O grant it kind POWER, to whom alone it belongs’ AMEN. Here an end of this Hist’ry we make.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: An attempt to exhibit the leading events of the Queen’s life in cuts and verse.
  • Edition: Twelfth edition.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed and sold wholesale and retail by J. Catnatch, 2, Monmouth Court, 7 Dials, [December 1821]

Catalog Record

File 53 C292 821A++

Acquired November 2021