Shipload of seasick Opposition savants

Date from Draper Hill, who suggests that the drawing is a preliminary for one of the illustrations for the abandoned de luxe edition of Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin.

  • Creator: Gillray, James, 1756-1815, artist.
  • TitleShipload of seasick Opposition savants, or, A Margate hoy.
  • Production[England], [ca. 1800]

Catalog Record 

Drawings G41 no.6

Acquired October 2017

[Membership card for a trade union]

A membership card for a trade union with a female figure with an anchor on her left and a shield with three calibers on the right, standing under a broken pediment supported by two Corinthian columns and surmounted by a pineapple.

  • PrintmakerAdolph, active 1798, printmaker.
  • Title[Membership card for a trade union] [graphic] / Adolph sculpt.
  • Publication[England] : [publisher not identified], 1798.

Catalog Record

File 66 798 Ad23

Acquired July 2017

Sketchbook chronicling a tour along the Rhine by an English traveler and draughtsman

Album of 20 leaves (of which 3 are double leaves) of pencil, sepia and black ink sketches, some with wash, of Rhine landscape and town views, as well as 2 colour wash sketches, and a few pencil sketches (one with wash), most captioned in manuscript. The sketchbook records a journey along the Rhine where the draughtsman sketched a number of romantic vedute and vistas.

  • CreatorLysons, Daniel, 1762-1834, artist.
  • Title[Sketchbook chronicling a tour along the Rhine by an English traveler and draughtsman].
  • Published[Germany and Belgium], [1823 and 1824]

Catalog Record

75 L995 823

Acquired September 2017

In commemoration of the centenary of the birthday of Roscoe

An invitation to an 1853 event, the Roscoe Centenary Festival, sponsored by the city of Liverpool in honor of William Roscoe, Liverpool banker, poet, writer and collector, among the founders of the Liverpool Society for the Encouragement of the Arts of Painting and Design and Whig MP for Liverpool; also first president of the Liverpool Royal Institution. Opponent of the slave trade, he published several pamphlets on the subject and was elected on an anti-slavery platform. After retiring in 1796, he studied botany and opened the Liverpool Botanic Garden in 1802. The invitation shows classical figures representing his many gifts, surrounding a ship, representing his business interests.

  • TitleIn commemoration of the centenary of the birthday of Roscoe [graphic] / Mayer inv. ; Worrall lith.
  • Publication[Liverpool] : [publisher not identified], [1853]

Catalog Record

File 66 853 R81

Acquired July 2017

Anacreontick’s in full song

“Eight elderly topers with pipes and glasses surround a small oblong table, on which are punch-bowl, wine-glasses, tobacco, &c. All are much caricatured; some sing, a parson sleeps, a dog howls. The room is lit by a chandelier; a bracket-clock points to 3.40, on it is carved a Bacchanalian figure of Time astride a cask. A bust portrait of Anacreon holding pen and paper is on the wall (left).”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerGillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
  • TitleAnacreontick’s in full song [graphic] / Js. Gillray invt. & fect.
  • PublicationLondon : Publish’d Decr. 1st, 1801, by H. Humphrey, 27 St. James’s Street, [1 December 1801]

Catalog Record

801.12.01.09+

Acquired July 2017

Description of the Grand National Jubilee

Letterpress broadside with a description of the Grand National Jubilee of 1814 surrounded by eight woodcut views (clockwise from top): The Temple; The Pagoda on Fire; The Jubilee Balloon; The Enemy on Fire; Sham Fight on the Serpentine; Boarding an American; The Royal Booth; The Castle.

  • TitleDescription of the Grand National Jubilee, held in St. James’s, Hyde, and the Green Parks, on Monday 1st August, 1814.
  • PublicationLondon : Printed and published by John Fairburn, Jun. Fountain Court, Minories, [ca. 1 August 1814]

Catalog Record

814.08.01.04+

Acquired March 2017

Annals of sporting

A plate with four images etched for the publication: Annals of sporting by Caleb Quizem, Esqr. In the upper left, the image for the etched title page with an image of a man falling from a winged horse; upper right, a portrait of Caleb Quizem, Esqr. sitting in an armchair wtih a quizzing glass in his right hand, two books on the table beside him along with a quill pen and ink stand and on the wall a picture of a man “Geoffey Cambr[..] who also sits in an armchair and his gouty foot on a stool; lower left, image of a man on horseback (rear view) with a cannon above and a caption “The true method of sitting a horse mathematically delineated.”; lower right image, an image at 90 degrees to the other images with a man mid-flight having been thrown from his horse, having failed to jump a gate. Another rider looks on in horror (right) and a peasant also with a look of horror looks on from the road (left). With caption above, “How to vault from the saddle” and signed “Woodward del. ; Rowlandson fect.”

  • PrintmakerRowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
  • TitleAnnals of sporting [graphic] : by Calem Quizem, Esqr. and his various correspondents.
  • PublicationLondon : Published by Thomas Tegg, 111 Cheapside, 1809.

Catalog Record 

809.00.00.13 Impression 2

Acquired February 2017