A peep at the p*v****n

lwlacq000184 (716x1024)

A satire on the proceedings against Queen Caroline

  • TitleA peep at the p*v****n, or, Boiled mutton with caper sauce at the temple of joss : a satirical poem.
  • EditionSixth edition.
  • PublicationLondon : Printed by and for E. Wilson, 88, Royal Exchange, 1820.

Catalog Record

763 820

Acquired February 2016

A pedigree of Walpole to explain the portraits and coats of arms of Strawberry Hill

lwlpr33265 (1024x684)

Genealogical table of the Walpole family starting with Edward I and Reginald de Walpole, and ending with descendants born by January 1776.

  • TitleA pedigree of Walpole to explain the portraits and coats of arms of Strawberry Hill [graphic].
  • Published[Twickenham or London] : [Horace Walpole], anno 1776.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

486 22+++ Roll

Acquired October 2015

 

A new canting dictionary

lwlacq000183 (658x1024)

“A collection of songs in the canting dialect”

  • TitleA new canting dictionary : comprehending all the terms, antient and modern, used in the several tribes of gypsies, beggars, shoplifters, highwaymen, foot-pads, and all other clans of cheats and villains : interspersed with proverbs, phrases, figurative speeches, &c. … : with a preface, giving an account of the original, progress, &c. of the canting crew, and recommending methods for diminishing these varlets, by better employment of the poor : to which is added a complete collection of songs in the canting dialect.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed and sold by the booksellers of London and Westminster, 1725.

Catalog Record

78 725 N45

Acquired January 2016

Painting after life

lwlpr32597a (673x1024)

First image, ‘Painting after life’ shows a skeleton (death) seated before an easel painting a portrait of the obese old man seated opposite and holding a cane. The subject is seated against a blank screen; a portfolio of other works is leaning against the screen. Beside the ‘artist’ is a box of paints and artist supplies.
Second image, ‘Death staring shipwrecked sailors in the face!!!’, shows a skeleton (right) seated on a rock with his head resting in his hands, elbows on his knees as he stares at two shipwrecked sailors (left) on a beach.

lwlpr32597b (1024x661)

On the verso: an autograph letter from Ebenezer Gerard in Liverpool to Samuel Taylor Liverpool, dated 1826 February 5, in reference to “Prose by a poet” (by Montgomery James) which he compares to his own efforts since his illness, with the address incorporating watercolor and rebus material.

  • Creator :Gerard, E. (Ebenezer).
  • TitlePainting after life [graphic] / E. Gerard pinxt. 19 Parker Street ; Death staring shipwrecked sailors in the face!!! / E. Gerard.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

826.02.05.01

Acquired July 2015

Letter : Houghton, to Mr. John Boydell

lwlpr32605a (883x1024)

lwlpr32605b (883x1024)

Autographed letter signed from Joseph Farington to John Boydell written from Houghton Hall the seat of Sir Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford where he spent three years making drawings of the paintings for Boydell’s Collection of prints after the most capital paintings in Engalnd (2 vols., 1782). He reports on the progress of his work in general and in particular his work with “the Paul Brills”.

  • Author: Farington, Joseph, 1747-1821.
  • Title: Letter : Houghton, to Mr. John Boydell, Cheapside, London, 1773 October 4.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss File 128

Acquired July 2015

 

Drawing taught by I. Minasi, in the style of F. Bartolozzi R.A

lwlpr33261 (1024x930)

Trade card for the Italian-born printmaker James Anthony Minasi (1776-1865), who was born in Calabria and became a Bartolozzi pupil after coming to England. Illustrated with an angelic winged putto concentratiing on a print book.

  • Printmaker: Bartolozzi, Francesco, 1727-1815, printmaker.
  • TitleDrawing taught by I. Minasi, in the style of F. Bartolozzi R.A., No. 13 Charles Street, Middlesex Hospital [graphic] / F. Bartolozzi fecit 1791.
  • Publication[London : James Minasi?, 1791]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 791a B28

Acquired October 2015

 

Invoices from the Lemon-Tree Tavern and Hotel

LWLACQ000180a (1024x635)LWLACQ000180b (1024x752)

Three printed bills with manuscript completions, issued by the Aberdeen inn, the Lemon Tree and later the Lemon Tree Tavern and Hotel, and dated 1802, 1806, and 1811. The billhead includes a woodcut of a lemon tree and identifies the proprietor as George Ronald. The three bills display typographic differences in the setting of the headings as well as variation in the extensive list of drinks, foodstuffs, and services on offer, and the printer’s devices used to create the columns for prices in pounds, shillings, and pence vary. A note on the 1802 bill records the details of a game of whist including the names of the participants. The 1806 invoice also includes a note about the guests and their travel details.

  • TitleInvoices from the Lemon-Tree Tavern and Hotel : Aberdeen, to various, 1802 June 11, 1806 April 2, and 1811 April 19.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss File 132

Acquired July 2015