Packing up!!!

description below

“In a room filled with bales, chests, and plunder the Conyngham family prepare to depart. Lord Conyngham (left), in shirt-sleeves but elegant, tugs at the cord of an enormous bundle. Lady Conyngham struggles with the lock of a treasure-chest, saying, ‘There is no such thing as getting those Devilish Locks of Bramahs open’. Her daughter carries on her shoulder the skeleton of the giraffe (see British Museum Satires No. 16108). A cupboard topped with the Royal Arms displays bare shelves; plate is heaped on the floor.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Heath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker.
  • Title: Packing up!!! [graphic] / W. Heath.
  • Publication: [London] : Pub. July 1st, 1830, by T. McLean, 26 Haymarket, [1 July 1830]

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Acquired January 2020

The good man at the hour of death

see description belowAn allegorical print with two tableaux illustrating on the right, the end of a righteous life and on the left the end of the life of a man who made wealth his object of faith. The religious man in bed surrounded by books and against the background of an attractive library, is greeted by the winged figure of Time clutching a scythe and an hourglass. In contrast, the greedy man, his gouty leg wrapped in bandages and resting on a stool, recoils against the figure of a spear-wielding skeleton, upsetting his table.

  • Title: The good man at the hour of death [graphic] ; The bad man at the hour of death.
  • Publication: [London] : Sold by C. Sheppard, No. 19 Lambeth Hill, Doctors Commons, London, [between 1786 and 1791]

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Acquired June 2019