[Album of etchings by the Ingram sisters]

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A volume of etchings by three daughters of art collector John Ingram 1767-1841) of Staindrop Hall in County Durham — Elizabeth Christian Ingram (1795-), Caroline Ingram (1800-1819), and Augusta Isabella Ingram (1802-) — who were living in Venice and took instruction from Venetian etcher Francesco Novellli whose own etchings were in manner of Rembrandt and whose influence can be seen in the sisters’ etchings. The style of the various impressions are very similar and were apparently made within a fairly short period if the dated prints are any indication, all bearing the date 1816 with some of the prints bound in first dated February 1816 and then March 1816. This dating seems to be confirmed by a contemporary inscription on the front free endpaper: “These are the works of the Miss Ingrams’ from their first lesson, 18…” Only five of the prints are unsigned; several impressions are in two or more states, using brown and black inks and various stocks of paper, a few bearing a British watermark and date of 1814. Some of the prints have been mounted, but most have been printed directly on contiguous leaves forming the signatures of the volume.

  • Title: [Album of etchings by the Ingram sisters] [graphic].
  • Created: [Italy], [1816]

Catalog Record 

Quarto 75 In54 816

Acquired December 2018

Historical anecdotes of some of the Howard family

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Extra-illustrated copy with eight engravings on ten inserted sheets. A list of the additions written in Morris’s hand(?): The Strawberry Hill copy illustrated with the following engravings: Portrait of Horace Walpole … Henry VIII .. Facsimiles of the signatures of Henry VIII & Edward VI. Portrait of Princess Mary, Marie Stuart reine d’Ecosse, décapitée … Arms of Thomas Holland … Thomas Mowbray .. Portrait of John Howard … Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey … Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk.

  • Author: Norfolk, Charles Howard, Duke of, 1720-1786, author.
  • Title: Historical anecdotes of some of the Howard family / by the Honourable Charles Howard, Esq.
  • Publication: London : Printed by G. Scott, for J. Robson, bookseller to the Princess Dowager of Wales in New Bond Street, MDCCLXIX [1769]

Catalog Record 

53 N763 769 Copy 2

Acquired November 2018

Melancholy loss of the medal

A magistrate sits behind his table listening intently to the angry harangue of a naval officer

“A magistrate sits behind his table listening intently to the angry harangue of a naval officer (right) who faces the accused (left), demure-looking, plainly-dressed woman, wearing a checked apron tucked round her waist, but evidently a prostitute. She is supported by two keen-looking lawyers. The officer, who is paunchy and wears very wide white trousers, stands with legs apart, right arm extended with pointing forefinger. He shouts: No. No. I’ve found my Breeches, but consider your Worship how I shall be Quized–The L–d H–h-A–l knows all about it. I never was before the Public but once, shant forget that in a hurry–Yes–yes I found the breeches, but where’s my Silver Gilt Trafalgar Medal eh? I’ll have it if it costs me a Thousand Pounds. I could’ent live without it. Ay Ay she’s the Thief but I will not hang her unless your worship wishes it–If I had her aboard my Ship D–n me I’de give her a round dozen–I would. Behind him stand a footboy in livery and two rough-looking men. The woman extends both arms and says pathetically I never robbed you Sir. The lawyer says: There’s no proof you cant Harm–her.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Heath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker.
  • Title: Melancholy loss of the medal [graphic].
  • Publication: [London?] : [publisher not identified], [1828?]

Catalog Record 

828.00.00.01+ Impression 2

Acquired October 2018

A memorial for the present age

  • TitleA memorial for the present age, and information to posterity, of the loyalty, patriotic zeal, and spirited exertions of the citizens of Bristol: being an account of the cause, rise, progress, and military improvement of the volunteers of the said city. With a correct list of the names of officers, and every soldier of the cavalry and infantry.
  • PublishedBristol : Printed by W. Matthews, 1797.

Catalog Record 

64 B77 797

Acquired February 2018

Fashionable ties, or, Modern neckcloths

Fashionable ties, or, Modern neckcloths

A macabre caricature divided into two compartments, The Dandy and The Dangle. On the left, a strutting dandy ties his neckcloth in front of a mirror saying: ‘I declare these large Neckcloths are monstrously handy, They [serve] for a shirt too and make one a Dandy.’ The right hand image is of a dandy, head covered in a cloth, dangling from a wooden beam with a tie around his neck. Behind him is a town square and in the foreground, a crowd looks on. The image is accompanied by the text: ‘When a man comes to this there’s little to hope, His neat Dandy Neckcloth is changed for a Rope’.

  • TitleFashionable ties, or, Modern neckcloths [graphic].
  • Publication[London?] : [publisher not identified], [ca. 1810]

Catalog Record 

810.00.00.83+

Acquired November 2017

The ticket no. [blank] was this day drawn a [blank]

  • Creator: Nicholson & Wells.
  • Title: The ticket no. [blank] was this day drawn a [blank]. We are, [blank], your most obedient and much obliged humble servants, Nicholson & Wells, Stock-Brokers, at their State-Lottery Offices, No. 103 Cornhill, and No. 36 Cheapside.
  • Publication: London : [Nicholson & Wells], 177[1770s]

Catalog Record 

File 66 77- T55

Acquired February 2018

A catalogue of the classic contents of Strawberry Hill collected by Horace Walpole

  • AuthorWalpole, Horace, 1717-1797.
  • TitleA catalogue of the classic contents of Strawberry Hill collected by Horace Walpole.
  • Published[London] Smith and Robins [1842]

Catalog Record 

485 842 C76 II Copy 3

Acquired July 2017