The consequence of invasion, or, The hero’s reward

description below

“A very fat and jovial volunteer, dressed as a light horseman, holds ln his left hand a pole on which is the head of Napoleon in profile to the right. and wearing a huge cocked hat decorated with plumes, tricolour cockade, gold lace, and tassels. The hand that holds the pole holds also, by the hair, a bunch of bleeding heads which form a grisly garland round it. In his right hand is his sabre. He is surrounded by women; two embrace him, others hasten up; he swaggers with raised left leg, saying, “There you rouges, there! there’s the Boney Part – twenty more killed them!! twenty more killed them too!! I have destroyed half the Army with this same Toledo.” The women say, respectively: “Bless the Warrior that saved our Virgin charms”; “take care I’ll smother him with Kisses”; “Oh! what frightful Heads how ravishing they look, – they would have used us ill I am sure”; “ha ha, thats, that great man little Boney, how glum he looks.” An elderly spinster exclaims: “ah bless him he has saved us from Death and Vileation.” A handsome woman turns to a tall young man in civilian dress on the extreme left, saying, “There you Poltroon look how that noble Hero’s Caressed!” He turns away, saying, “Ods Niggins I wish I had been a Soldier too then the Girls would have run after me – but I never could bear the smell of Gun powder”.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830, printmaker.
  • Title: The consequence of invasion, or, The hero’s reward [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Pubd. August 1st, 1803, by S.W. Fores, 50 Piccadilly, [1 August 1803]

Catalog Record

803.08.01.01+

Acquired April 2023

The York sparring match, being M.A. Clarke’s first set

description below

“Mrs. Clarke stands just within the House of Commons triumphing over her opponents and victims. She strikes a member (Croker) with a rapier, while holding up in her left hand a letter headed My dear Mrs Clark. She tramples on a military officer who lies prone; a paper under his hand is inscribed Genl [Clav]ering. Her antagonists have dropped their swords, which lie broken on the floor. Her large muff lies beside her with a bundle of Love Letters. Croker tries to escape, exclaiming, By Jasus she’ll give us 100 Cuts in 60 thrusts. Perceval rushes off, with a mutilated hand, saying, I am Struck dumb, and lost my thumb! I Percieve all. Another (the Attorney-General) exclaims: Oh! dear! Oh dear! she has cut off my Ear Ex officio. A little man whose nose has been cut off, exclaims: What dreadfull blows–Witness my Nose, my Honeys. In his pocket is a paper: Memorandum for Mr Hague [see British Museum Satires No. 11211]. A tall man (Yorke, see British Museum Satires No. 11535) shouts, raising his arms: Take her into custody–She will be to much for us–send her to York Jail. Shadowy figures watch the encounter. A corner of the gallery is seen, crowded with eager spectators. Two men watch from the lobby (right).”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830, printmaker.
  • Title: The York sparring match, being M.A. Clarke’s first set to, & who is likely to become the champion of all England [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Pubd. March 1st, 1809, by Fores, No. 50 Piccadilly, [1 March 1809]

Catalog Record

809.03.01.01+

Acquired April 2023

James Boswell of Auchinleck, Esqr

 

description below

“Portrait of James Boswell after Reynolds (Mannings 214); half-length, turned to left, eyes to front; wearing plain, unbuttoned coat and waistcoat; curtain and landscape behind; lettered state before title erased.”–British Museum online catalogue.

 

  • Printmaker: Jones, J. (John), approximately 1745-1797, printmaker.
  • Title: James Boswell of Auchinleck, Esqr [graphic] / painted by Sr. Joshua Reynolds ; engrav’d by John Jones.
  • Edition: [State 3].
  • Publication: London : Pubd. as the act directs Janry. 17, 1786, by I. Jones, No. 63 Great Portland Street, Mary-le-bone, [17 January 1786]

Catalog Record

Portraits B747 no. 4+

Acquired January 2023

A cavalry battle

description below

“Cavalry in battle; a mounted soldier shooting a man off his horse in foreground, a fallen horse and rider at his feet; battle raging in background, a tower to the right, and in distance on left a bridge.”–British Museum online catalogue

  • Printmaker: Smith, Charles Hamilton, printmaker.
  • Title: [A cavalry battle] [graphic] / C.H.S.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed from stone by D. Redman, [between 1810 and 1818]

Catalog Record

810.00.00.84

Acquired April 2022

Rural beauty, or, Vaux-Hal Garden

description below

“View overlooking gardens, showing a band playing from the orchestra on the right; elegantly dressed figures strolling through gardens or seated at tables amongst trees; head-piece illustration to ‘The Musical Entertainer’, p. 21; with the score of a song below, all printed from the same plate.”–British Museum catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Bickham, George, 1706?-1771, printmaker.
  • Title: Rural beauty, or, Vaux-Hal Garden / the words by Mr. Lockman ; set by Mr. Boyce ; Bickham sc.
  • Publication: [London] : [G. Bickham], [1737?]

Catalog Record

737.00.00.04

Acquired February 2022

At a general meeting of His Majesty’s lieutenancy

printed text

  • Author: Great Britain. Army. Beverley Volunteers.
  • Title: At a general meeting of His Majesty’s lieutenancy of the East-Riding of the county of York, and town and county of the town of Kingston-upon-Hull, held at the Tiger Inn, in Beverley, on Wednesday the 26th day of October, 1803 ; for carrying into further execution, the Acts for the general defence and security of the realm.
  • Publication: Beverley : M. Turner, printer, [1803?]

Catalog Record

File 63 G787 803+

Acquired November 2021

An account of runaway slaves

printed text

no. 1. Runaway slaves, killed, and by whom — no. 2 Runaway slaves taken by the Loyal Dominica Rangers, by the militia or volunteers sent against the runaways … — no. 3. Runaway slaves surrendered to the Loyal Dominica Rangers. — no. 4 Slaves taken up by managers of palntations, by constables, &c in towns … — no. 5 Slaves, stated by Mr. Bruce, the Governor’s secretary, to have surrendered to the Governor, and pardened by him; and restored to their owner. — Recapitulation.

  • Author: Great Britain. Colonial Office.
  • Title: An account of runaway slaves : killed, taken, and surrendered, between the 10th day of May 1813, the date of Governor Ainslie’s proclamation, and the 22nd day of November 1814, the day of his departure from Dominica : distinguishing the sexes and the children : with the manner in which they have been disposed of.
  • Publication: [London] : [House of Commons], [1816]

Catalog Record

File 652 G786 816

Acquired May 2021

 

The town book of Smallburgh

manuscript notebook

Record of the poor rate collections, disbursements and expenses for the village of Smallburgh in the County of Norfolk over a period of 60 years. Written in multiple hands, mostly in ink, and signed by the town officials.

  • Title: The town book of Smallburgh : manuscript.
  • Production: Smallburgh, England, 1777-1837.

Catalog record

Folio LWL Mss vol. 271

Acquired February 2022

Townsend the umpire of love

description below

“Townsend, the Bow Street Officer, holding up his constable’s staff, chases a man away from a country house, a corner of which appears on the right. A third man, Wellesley-Pole, shelters behind the constable, stretching out his arms towards his fleeing rival; he turns his head to listen to a pretty young woman who stands on a small iron balcony immediately behind him, with an open sash-window behind her. She says: “Risk not thy Precious life my Love in bold encounter with that dareing Scott.” He answers: “no no my dear I’ll shelter me behind the arm of Justice, & hunt him from his Scent by one of the most famous Bull Dogs in the Kingdom, & teach him never never to Dare to woo the [sic] from my Longing Arms Oh thou Golden Angel.” A paper inscribed ‘Scot’ projects from the fugitive’s pocket. Townsend says: “I’ll teach you worsted working rascall to dare to set up in opposition to the Irish Secretary D-n your Impudence.” A signpost points (left) to ‘Norwhich’ and (right) ‘To Chippenham’.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Heath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker.
  • Title: Townsend the umpire of love, or, The Poled Scott hunted off after a long struggle [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Pub. Jan. 7, 1812, by S.W. Fores, 50 Picadilli [sic], [7 January 1812]

Catalog Record

812.01.07.01

Acquired February 2022

The Honble. Colonel Townshend

description below

“Portrait of George Townshend standing three-quarter length slightly to left and leaning his right elbow on pedestal beside curtain, eyes to front, wearing uniform, his own hair curled, holding paper in his right hand labelled ‘A Bill Intituled, An Act for the Better Order of the Militia Forces.”–British Museum online catalogue, description of an earlier state.

  • Printmaker: McArdell, James, approximately 1729-1765, printmaker.
  • Title: The Honble. Colonel Townshend [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [not before 1764]

Catalog Record

Portraits T753G no.2

Acquired June 2021