The penny Sunday chronicle

The penny Sunday chronicle newspaper

With three wood engravings entitled “Destructive fire in the Tower of London”, “Ruling the roast”, and “One of the thimble-rig gentry”, the last of which is signed with the initials of Charles Jameson Grant.
“No. 51”.

  • Title: The penny Sunday chronicle, people’s weekly advertizer : an original, comic, dramatic, and entertaining odd fellow’s miscellany.
  • Publication:[London]  : W. Vickers, Holywell Street, Strand, Sunday, November 14, 1841.

Catalog Record 

841.11.14.01++

Acquired March 2019

The seamstress

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A print after Romney’s portrait of Amy Lyon, mistress of The Honorable Charles Greville who, wanting a portrait of her, introduced her to Romney. She later became Emma, Lady Hamilton and still later, the mistress of Admiral Lord Nelson. She is shown in profile, in a bonnet with a blue ribbon, seated on a chair outdoors under a tree, head bent over her sewing. On the left in the distance, two sheep rest peacefully on the hillside.

  • Printmaker: Cheesman, Thomas, 1760-, printmaker.
  • Title: The seamstress [graphic] / G. Romney pinxit ; T. Cheesman sculpsit, pupil of F. Bartolozzi, R.A.
  • Created: [London] : [s.n.], [ca. 1787]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Portraits H217a no.1

Acquired April 2013