For the benefit of Joe Miller

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Copy of a benefit ticket whose design was formerly attributed to Hogarth: a stage scene with four performers in Congreve’s ‘The Old Bachelor’, showing the scene in Act III where Noll receives a kicking from Sharper; print after a forgery purporting to be a benefit ticket for Joe Miller for his performance as Sir Joseph Wittol.

 

  • Title: For the benefit of Joe Miller [graphic] : Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. The old batchelor / W. Hogarth ft.
  • Publication: [London?] : [publisher not identified], [early 19th century?]

Catalog Record

Hogarth 800.00.00.02 Box 140

Acquired August 2020

Monsr. Alexandre in The rogueries of Nicholas

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“A scene from a play: a soldier admired by a lady at her dressing table stands before a table of heads and ghosts, with an elderly couple to the right.”–British Museum online catalogue.

 

  • Printmaker: Heath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: Monsr. Alexandre in The rogueries of Nicholas [graphic] / drawn & etch’d by W. Heath.
  • Publication: [Dublin] ; [London] : Pubd. 22nd Jany. 1825 by Wm. Heath at the new Panorama, 15 Grafton St., Dublin, and Henry Heath, London, [22 January 1825]

Catalog Record 

825.01.22.01+

Acquired January 2020

Harlequin and Mother Goose, or, The golden egg

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A writing sheet illustrated with scenes from Thomas Dibdin’s pantomime, first performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on Boxing Day 1806, a few months before this sheet was issued. There were at least twelve different scenes in Dibdin’s work, from which nine were chosen to illustrate the borders of the sheet. Another illustration at the foot of the sheet shows a carriage and a wagon followed by soldiers on horseback on a bridge over a river.

 

  • Title: Harlequin and Mother Goose, or, The golden egg [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d March 25, 1807, by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London, [25 March 1807]

Catalog Record

807.03.25.01++

Acquired March 2020

Theatre Royal

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A theater ticket with a scene from the play The mock doctor: Gregory, the mock doctor, holds the Charlotte’s wrist, as they look at her father who points to his mouth indicating that she is mute. The print after a forgery purporting to be an admission ticket for a performance of Fielding’s The Mock Doctor.

 

  • Title: Theatre Royal [graphic] : April [blank] a comedy with The mock doctor for the benefit of the author of the farce / W. Hogarth ft.
  • Publication: [London?] : [publisher not identified], [early 19th century?]

Catalog Record

Hogarth 800.00.00.01

Acquired August 2020

Comic dance in the popular pantomime of The white cat

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“The clowns Kirby and Chatterley, one dressed in female costume, dancing.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Heath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker.
  • Title: Comic dance in the popular pantomime of The white cat [graphic] : by Messr. Kirby & Chatterley to the tune of The bold dragoon / draw [sic] & etched by W. Heath.
  • Published: [London] : Pub. 5th of Jany. 1812 by T. Palser, Bridge Road, Lambeth, [5 January 1812]

Catalog record & Digital collection

812.01.05.01+

Acquired November 2012

Grimaldi and the nondescript in the Red Dwarf

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  • Artist: Heath, William, 1795-1840, artist.
  • Title: Grimaldi & the nondescript in The red dwarf [graphic] : the clown kills the pantaloon and afterwards dresses him in the skin of a lion, the head of an ass, eagles wings, cats feet & a fishes tail / W. Heath del.
  • Published: [London? : s.n., ca. 1812, printing not before 1815]

Catalog record & Digital collection

812.00.00.94+

Acquired November 2012

Mr. Edwin and Mrs. Wells

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A composition set in an oval shows a scene from O’Keeffe’s Agreeable surprise in which Cowslip (Mrs. Wells) stands in profile on the left holding out a bowl of milk. Lingo (Mr. Edwin) faces the viewer as his eyes turn toward Cowslip, as he jestures with his right hand chest-high. Both are three-quarter views of the performers.

  • Printmaker: Downman, Hugh, d. 1789.
  • Title: Mr. Edwin and Mrs. Wells : in the characters of Lingo and Cowslip / Jno. Donnman delt. ; Hugh Downman sculpt.
  • Published: [England : s.n., ca. 1787?].

Catalog Record

Acquired November 2011.