The traytors coat of arms


A broadside, anti-Jacobite, anti-Catholic and anti-French. The lilies of the French Royal arms changed to upside down frogs and the legitimacy of the Stewart line questioned by the inclusion of the bed-pan child over the priest’s shoulder.

  • TitleThe traytors coat of arms [graphic].
  • Publication[London?] : [publisher not identified], publish’d September the 16th, 1746, according to act of Parliament.

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Acquired October 2016

Croesus and Thalia


Print shows an ugly and leering elderly man, identified as the London banker Thomas Coutts, embracing the actress Harriet Mellon (later Mrs. Coutts, and subsequently Duchess of St. Albans).

  • PrintmakerRowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
  • TitleCroesus and Thalia [print] : as rich as Croesus, as ripe as a melon / Rowlandson invt.
  • Publication[London : Pub. 15 May, 1815, by T. Palser, Surry Side Westr. Bridge, 15 May 1815]

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Acquired June 2016

The sleepy congregation

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A view of the interior of a church where the congregation (right) sleeps as the clergyman in his pulpit reads from the gospel; he uses a magnifying glass to read the text; an hour glass extends from the side of the pulpit. Below the clergyman sits the clerk who holds his eyeglasses in his hand and eyes the exposed bosom of a young woman asleep on the left rather than the volume before him. The young woman’s holds in her hands a fan and book open to the word “matrimony”. Above the stained-glass windows a cupid hovers with his bow.

  • Title: The sleepy congregation [graphic] = La congregation tout endormi / W. Hogarth pinxt. et sculpt.
  • Created: [Paris?] : [s.n.], [1790s?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Hogarth 790.00.00.02

Acquired April 2013

Notebook of Lord Eldon, ca. 1829

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An unfinished manuscript notebook containing Lord Eldon’s comments on the first 38 caricatures in James Sayers’s album containing his own copies of his caricatures. (James Sayers’ Folio Album of 144 Caricatures, Lewis Walpole Library Folio 75 Sa85 810).

  • Author: Eldon, John Scott, Earl of, 1751-1838.
  • Title: Notebook of Lord Eldon, circa 1829.

Catalog record

LWL Mss Vol. 202

Acquired June 2012

Folio album of 144 caricatures

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Note on front pastedown: This book contains the caricatures published by Sayers during his life. This was his own copy and was presented to me after his death. [Signed] Eldon.
With his bookplate.
Bequethed by James Sayers to his sister and later given to Lord Eldon. Purchased at auction June 2012 with Lord Eldon’s notebook.
Accompanied by Lord Eldon’s notebook (LWL Mss Vol. 202) in which he comments on the caricatures.

  • Creator: Sayers, James, 1748-1823, printmaker.
  • Title: Folio album of 144 caricatures [graphic].
  • Published: [London, between 1782 and 1810]

Catalog record

Folio 75 Sa85 810

Acquired July 2012

Sheet of figure studies

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Studies of two couples and two men, most with caricaturized faces. One of the couples is dancing (?); the other is shown with the woman sitting on the man’s lap, he with lewd grimace on his face.

  • Artist: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827.
  • Title: [Sheet of figure studies].
  • Created: [England], [ca. 1776]

Catalog Record

Acquired November 2011

A new edition considerably enlarged, of Attitudes

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CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE: Selection 1 form A new edition considerably enlarged, of Attitudes

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Caricatures of Friedrich Rehberg’s Drawings faithfully copied from nature at Naples (originally published 1794), with the figure of Emma Hamilton considerably enlarged.

  • Printmaker: Gillray, James, 1756-1815.
  • Title: A new edition considerably enlarged, of Attitudes faithfully copied from nature : and humbly dedicated to all admirers of the grand and sublime.
  • Published: London : Published March 2nd 1807 by H. Humphrey, 27 St. James’s Street, [1807].

Catalog Record

Acquired November 2011.