Snuff and twopenny

An ugly woman with only two teeth and with holes in her sleeve, shown half-length to left, a scarf over her head and tied under her chin, one hand around a tankard, holding up the other hand with thumb and forefinger pinched together, a small round snuff box on the table.

  • Title: Snuff and twopenny [graphic].
  • Publication:[ Alnwick] : Printed and published by W. Davison, Alnwick, [between 1812 and 1817]

Catalog RecordĀ 

812.00.00.107

Acquired September 2019

Irish M.P.’s

Irish M.P.'s. Detailed description below.

An Irish schoolmaster-priest, sits in a chair taking a pinch of snuff from an open snuff box as he catechizes a dwarfish Irish peasant, ragged and barelegged, who answers with a sly grin: ‘O’C — for O’Connell thats right–now Pat what does MP stand for eh?’ Answer: ‘Mealy Potato’. On the table to the right is a crucifix used to prop open a book. Cf. British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Heath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker.
  • Title: Irish M.P.’s [graphic] / [man with an umbrella] Esqr.
  • Publication: [London] : Pub. by T. McLean, 26 Haymarket …, [1829]

Catalog RecordĀ 

829.00.00.112+

Acquired October 2018