To the Honble. Augustus John Hervey

“Moro fortress under bombardment from three warships; return fire landing wide.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Canot, Pierre Charles, 1710-1777, printmaker.
  • Title: To the Honble. Augustus John Hervey, Captain in His Majesty’s Navy, Coll. of Marines & one of the Gentlemen of His Majesty’s Bed Chamber; this perspective view of His Majesty’s Ship Dragon commanded by him, Cambridge Wm. Godfrey Esq. & Marlborough Thos. Burnett Esq. attacking [the] Moro July 1, 1762 [graphic] : also shewing the distance the Sterling Castle Capt. Campbell (who was appointed to lead the van of this squadron) was during the attack, likewise shewing the land attack; is most humbly inscribed by … P.O.R. Sbridge / Serres pinxit ; Canot sculpsit.
  • Publication: [London] : [J. Bowles?], [ca. 1762]

Catalog Record

Drawer 762.00.00.52

Acquired June 2019

The fair bather

see description belowIn the woods beside a stream a young woman bather removes her last stocking while a young man hidden among the reeds looks at her with pleasure.

  • Printmaker: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
  • Title: The fair bather [graphic] / Boucher ; Rowlandson 1799.
  • Publication: [London?] : [publisher not identified], [1799]

Catalog Record

799.00.00.56

Acquired June 2019

To Mariot Arbuthnot Esqr.

see description belowA view of Havana harbor, with the HMS Orford at anchor, centre, other warships lying heads to sea; cannon and provisions being manhandled ashore. The beach is filled with troops and tents.

  • Printmaker: Mason, James, approximately 1723-1805, printmaker.
  • Title: To Mariot Arbuthnot Esqr., Commander of His Majesty’s Ship of War Orford, at the reduction of the Havannah in the year 1762, this perspective view of landing the cannon, bombs, provisions, and water, for the army, June 30th between 6 and 7, in the evening [graphic] : the Orford making signals to the Commodore; with the Dragon, Cambridge, & Marlboroough, lying with their heads to the sea, for the Sterling Castle, to get to the westward of them : is most humbly inscribed by one of his lieutenants … P.O.R. Sbridge / Serres pinxt. ; Mason sculpt.
  • Publication: [London] : [J. Bowles?], [ca. 1762]

Catalog Record 

Drawer 762.00.00.54+

Acquired June 2019

The surprise

“Nude figures resting on a river bank in the shade of a tree; one woman reclining, another seated beside her at right, seen from behind and holding drapery over herself; a couple embracing at left, another couple in the water at right.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
  • Title: The surprise [graphic] / Francesco Albano ; Rowlandson 1799.
  • Publication: [London?] : [publisher not identified], [1799]

Catalog record

799.00.00.57

Acquired June 2019