Castel Sardo

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View of the hilltop town, Castelsardo in Sardinia, Italy.

  • Printmaker: Whitby, Mary Anne Theresa, 1783-1850, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: Castel Sardo [graphic] / M.A.T. Withby, litho., Newlands, 1828.
  • Publication: [Hampshire, England] : [privately printed], [1828]

Catalog Record

828.00.00.107

Acquired June 2023

A perspective view of Brighthelmston

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View of Brighton, the town with numerous houses and other buildings, St. Nicholas’s Church on the hill above the town to the right, the coast stretching away in the distance, windmills in the fields to the left with haywains drawn by oxen and reapers at their work amongst the crops to the right, elegant ladies and gentlemen strolling through the scene with a man sketching to the left, several boats and ships on the calm sea beyond, gulls amongst the clouds above. The Royal Arms below.

  • Printmaker: Canot, Pierre Charles, 1710-1777, printmaker.
  • Title: A perspective view of Brighthelmston, and of the sea coast as far as the Isle of Wight [graphic] : Inscribed (by permission) to His Royal Highness William Henry Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, Earl of Connaught of the Kingdom of Ireland, Ranger of Hampton Court Park, and Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter – by His Royal Highnesses most obedt. & devoted servt. James Lambert / Jas. Lambert pinxt. ; P.C. Canot sculpt.
  • Publication: [London] ; [Lewes] : Publish’d as the act directs, & sold by Jas. Lambert, painter, at Lewes in Sussex, and Robert Sayer, map and printseller, No. 53 Fleet Street, London, [approximately 1765]

Catalog Record

Drawer 765.00.00.95

Acquired April 2023

A view of the Great Cohoes Falls, on the Mohawk River

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“View of a cascade, with figures on a fallen tree in the left foreground, the river beyond. 1761, probably a later re-publication.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Elliot, William, 1727-1766, printmaker.
  • Title: A view of the Great Cohoes Falls, on the Mohawk River [graphic] : the fall about seventy feet, the river near a quarter of a mile broad = Vue de la Grande Cataracte de Cohoes, sur la Riviere des Mohawks : la hateur est l’environ 70 pieds, 1 sa riviere a pres l’un quart de mile de large / sketch’d on the spot by His Excellency Governor Pownal ; painted by Paul Sandby, & engraved by Wm. Elliot.
  • Publication: London : Printed for John Bowles at No. 13 in Cornhill, Robert Sayer at No. 53 in Fleet Street, Thos. Jefferys the corner of St. Martins Lane in the Strand, Carington Bowles at No. 69 in St. Pauls Chruch Yard, and Henry Parker at No. 82 in Cornhill, [between 1768 and 1771]

Catalog Record

768.00.00.17++

Acquired April 2023

Perspective view of the inside of the Royal Exchange in London

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“Interior of the Royal Exchange; interior of the great quadrangle from the north-east corner of the inner cloister, or walk, with the clock tower on the left, and the court filled with merchants of various nations.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Bartolozzi, Francesco, 1727-1815, printmaker.
  • Title: To the Right Honorable William Pitt, first Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, Principal Secretary of State, and Chancellor of the Exchequer, this accurate perspective view of the inside of the Royal Exchange in London is (by permission) humbly dedicated by his most grateful, obedient, and most obliged humble servant, J. Chapman [graphic] / the delineation by Mr. Chapman, the figures by Lutherburgh, the graving of the plates by Bartolozzi.
  • Publication: [London] : [John Chapman], [1788]

Catalog Record

788.00.00.44++

Acquired April 2023

G. Wooll, carver & gilder, looking glass, picture frame maker

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A lithographically printed advertisement for G. Wooll of Hastings, showing a view of the town. Wooll was also a printer and publisher who issued local views of Hastings and Rye as individual prints and bound collections.

 

  • Printmaker: Tyller, G., printmaker.
  • Title: G. Wooll, carver & gilder, looking glass, picture frame maker, fancy stationer, printseller, &c. &c., High Street, Hastings [graphic] : Rich & plain cornices, chimney & pier glasses, box & swing ditto, gold bordering for rooms. Drawings lent to copy. Glasses polished & silvered. Old paintings cleaned and repaired. Drawing materials of every description. Screens, screen handles, embosed [sic] drawing boards, carde, papers & plain do. / drawn on stone by G. Tyller [or Tykes?], April 1823.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed by Simonau London, [1823]

Catalog Record

File 63 823 G1

Acquired January 2023

Perspective view of the outside of the Royal Exchange in London

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“Exterior view of the Royal Exchange; looking down a busy street with carriages, carts and pedestrians, St Paul’s Cathedral in the distance to the left, the prominent entrance of the Royal Exchange with tower to right; in right foreground a man enters a shop with the sign “John’s Coffee”; after Loutherbourg and Chapman; published etched state.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Bartolozzi, Francesco, 1727-1815, printmaker.
  • Title: To the Right Honorable William Pitt, first Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, Principal Secretary of State, and Chancellor of the Exchequer, this accurate perspective view of the outside of the Royal Exchange in London is (by permission) humbly dedicated by his most grateful, obedient, and most obliged humble servant, J. Chapman [graphic] / the delineation by Mr. Chapman, the figures by Lutherburgh, the graving of the plates by Bartolozzi.
  • Publication: [London] : Published as the act directs August 12, 1788, & sold by Mr. Chapman at Mr. Christie’s, Pall Mall, [12 August 1788]

Catalog Record

788.08.12.01++

Acquired April 2023

View of Piazza della Signoria in Florence

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A small audience sitting on benches on a tribune next to the equestrian statue of Cosimo I de’ Medici in Piazza della Signoria, watching a military parade of the guards of the Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo of Lorena (1765-1790), son of the Empress Maria Theresa of Habsburg and brother of Joseph II. The soldiers, forming an L-shaped cordon and led by four battalion officers, are recognizable by their tricorns and the bayonets. At the center of the square, under the grand building of Palazzo Vecchio, stands a troop of drummers. Figures in the the foreground include a group of cavalrymen bearing a banner and followed by a cart on the right; a lady and gentleman waiting for a landau carriage at center; and a figure, maybe a soldier on look-out, watching the scene in Palazzo Uguccioni’s shadow on the left.

 

  • Creator: Patch, Thomas, 1725-1782, artist.
  • Title: [View of Piazza della Signoria in Florence with the Grand Duke’s military guard] [art original].
  • Production: [Florence], [not after 1782]

Catalog Record

Drawings P294 no. 1 Box D205

Acquired September 2022

A view of the falls on the Passaick

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“View of a waterfall in a canyon with forest surrounding, two small figures standing on the edge of rocks, sun rays piercing through the clouds.”–British Museum online catalogue, description of a later state.

  • Printmaker: Sandby, Paul, 1731-1809, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: A view of the falls on the Passaick, or Second River, in the province of New Jersey [graphic] : the height of the fall between eighty and ninety feet; the river about eighty yards broad = Vue de l’Cataracte du Passaick, ou Seconde Riviere, dans la province de Nouveau Jersey : la hauteur de cette chûte est de 80 à 90 pieds, et la largeur de la riviere d’environ 40 toises / sketch’d on the spot by His Excellency Governor Pownal ; painted & engraved by Paul Sandby.
  • Publication: London : Publish’d according to act of Parliament, 1761, by Thos. Jefferys, the corner of St. Martins Lane, [1761]

Catalog Record

761.00.00.34++

Acquired April 2023

Holyrood Chapel

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Interior view of the ruins of Holyrood Abbey, looking down the nave towards a wall with two arched windows. The building is mostly intact but without a roof; a broken column is seen in the center foreground. Figures with torches stand beneath the windows and additional figures are visible through an arched passageway on the right. The moon in the sky above is illuminated when the print is viewed in front of a strong light.

 

  • Title: Holyrood Chapel [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Published by Reeves and Sons, Cheapside; W. Morgan, 64, Hatton Garden; T. Fisher, 1, Hanway Street, Oxford Street; J. Reynolds, 174, Strand; and W. Wilson, Jun., 16, King William Street, City, [approximately 1840]

Catalog Record

830.00.00.165

Acquired October 2022

Sepolcro di Plautio

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View of tomb of the Plauzia family, near Tivoli, Italy

 

  • Printmaker: Whitby, Mary Anne Theresa, 1783-1850, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: Sepolcro di Plautio [graphic] / M.A.T. Whitby, litho., Newlands, 1826.
  • Publication: [Hampshire, England] : [privately printed], [1826]

Catalog Record

829.00.00.115

Acquired September 2022