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]

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Acquired March 2020

Industry and idleness exemplified …

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A writing sheet with borders decorated with scenes from Hogarth’s series Industry and idleness.

  • Title: Industry and idleness exemplified in the conduct of two fellow apprentices in twelve moral & instructive prints [graphic].
  • Published: London : Published by R. Sayer, and J. Bennett, No. 53 Fleet Street, as the act directs Novr. 1, 1775.

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Acquired January 2013