Taking leave

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Fox (right), hat in hand, bows humbly before Bonaparte (left), who stands arrogantly, arms akimbo, head in profile to the right. The First Consul wears military uniform, boots, an enormous sword; on his head is a mural crown decorated with a cannon and skull and cross-bones, and bristling with sabres, pistols and daggers. Both men are shown full-length and in profile.

  • PrintmakerRowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
  • TitleTaking leave [graphic].
  • PublishedLondon : Pubd. Novr. 12, 1802 by W Holland No. 11 Cockspur Street, (removed from Oxford Street, [12 November 1802]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

802.11.12.03

Acquired November 2014

A conservative angel

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Satire against Conservative policies: The ‘Conservative Angel’ top centre brings ‘all Ale to Spirits’, dispensing beer from a tankard marked ‘vote for Lush’. A ‘Nunn at Devotions’ prays for the defeat of radicals and two figures on a wheel are ‘just caught in the Conservative rat trap’. Other figures include Jim Crow, two fish (brother Gudgeon and friend Haddock) jumping for bait, and ‘Don Diego de Carle-os Lie-ing in State’

  • PrintmakerGrant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, printmaker.
  • TitleA conservative angel [graphic] / CJG.
  • Published[Bury St. Edmunds] : Published by the Society of Surppression of Conservative Vice & Sold by E. Birchinall, Churchgate St., Bury St Edds., Suffolk, England, Great Britain, Europe, 1837.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

837.00.00.41++

Acquired September 2014

Grinning at a gudgeon

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An angler sitting on the branch of a tree overhanging a river in the rain, open umbrella over his shoulder, peering at a shoal of gudgeon grinning at him just out of reach of his hook.

  • PrintmakerGrant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, printmaker.
  • TitleGrinning at a gudgeon [graphic] / C.J. Grant invent & fecit.
  • Published[London] : Pub. for the proprietor by M. Clark, Castle Court, Augt. 19th, 1831

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

831.08.19.01

Acquired September 2014

A new deceptio visûs

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A medley of images with a portrait of John Gay; half length, to the right, wearing a cap and plain jacket; in oval; in a medley of prints, set on background of a letter; the prints titled ‘The Spell’, ‘The Judgement’, and ‘Bumkinet’s Advice'; two further panels, one with a coin of George II, the other lettered ‘A new Deceptio Visus. Engrav’d and sold by Geo. Bickham, in London’ [part of address erased].

  • PrintmakerBickham, George, 1684?-1758?, printmaker, publisher.
  • TitleA new deceptio visûs [graphic] / engrav’d and sold by Geo. Bickham in Hatton Garden, near Holborn, London.
  • Published[London : Geo. Bickham], ca. 1728]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

728.00.00.08+

Acquired December 2014

A general retreat

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Political satire: Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) leading his Tory government ministers in flight from its attack on the castle of ‘Reform’ (as inscribed to the Tricolore flag of liberty that flies from the tower).

  • PrintmakerGrant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, printmaker.
  • TitleA general retreat [graphic] / CJG.
  • Published[London : Pub. Nov. 18, 1830, by S. Gans, Southampton St., Strand, 18 November 1830]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

830.11.18.01+

Acquired September 2014

The modern Puritan

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A cat is hanging from a tree outside St Luke’s Hospital for Lunatics in Old Street, London, condemned by a man dressed as a Quaker, with a tartan cloak. The on-lookers call him a ‘Merry Andrew’ (i.e. a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior), believing him to be a resident of the building behind (renamed St Andrew’s). The Quaker has a number of petitions and bills under his arm. Between 1830 and 1847 the M.P. for Wigtownshire, Sir Andrew Agnew, introduced four bills to the House of Commons attempting to enforce the better Observance of the Sabbath. On his third attempt Charles Dickens wrote ‘Sunday Under Three Heads’ (1836), a personal attack on Agnew, whom he described as a fanatic, motivated by resentment of the idea that those poorer than himself might have any pleasure in life. Agnew left Parliament in 1837, ending the campaign.

  • PrintmakerGrant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, printmaker.
  • TitleThe modern Puritan [graphic] : hanging a cat on a Monday for killing a mouse on a Sunday!!! / C.J. Grant.
  • PublishedLondon : Pubd. by G. Tregear, 123 Cheapside, April 1833.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

833.04.00.02+

Acquired September 2014

The case of the navigation and trade of King’s Lynn

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  • TitleThe case of the navigation and trade of King’s Lynn, in Norfolk, with respect to the state of the navigation, and the manner of carrying on the trade both before and since the works of the adventurers, who, in consideration of ninety-five thousand acres, undertook the draining of the fens, now called Bedford Level.
  • Published[London?] : [s.n.], [1777]

Catalog Record

644 777 C337

Acquired April 2014