Interior of an English workhouse* under the new Poor Law Act

Emaciated and shaven-headed paupers treated as slaves by cruel overseers: adults beating hemp and children picking rope in the foreground, others in the background manacled to the wall or hanging from the ceiling, tied up by their feet and hands; to right, a manager with a scourge seizing an elderly man, and a man pulling a cart, which he says is full of dead infants to be sold to surgeons; to left, a manager turning away the starving poor who beg to be let in.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerGrant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, printmaker.
  • TitleInterior of an English workhouse* under the new Poor Law Act [graphic].
  • Publication[London] : Printed and published by G. Drake, 12, Houghton-Street, Clare-Market, [ca. 1833]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Folio 75 G750 833 Copy 2 (Oversize)

Acquired December 2016

Water cresses, come buy my water cresses

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“A decrepit old man stands at the door of a house of ill fame at the corner of Portland Street; Mrs Burke is on the door-plate. One hand is on the knocker; he turns to scowl at a woman (right) who holds out a bunch of water-cress from a large shallow basket slung from the hip. A child clings to her shoulders; a little girl (left) with a small basket also offers him a bunch. Two young courtesans lean from a first-floor window. In the background (right), behind a spiked gate, are trees and a large house (or houses).”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerMerke, Henri, printmaker.
  • TitleWater cresses, come buy my water cresses [graphic] / Rowlandson delin. ; Merke sculp.
  • PublicationLondon : Pub. Mar. 1, 1799, at R. Ackermann’s, 101 Strand, [1 March 1799]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

799.03.01.06+

Acquired March 2016

Hot cross bunns, two a penny bunns

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“A stout and burly woman stands at a street-door with a large basket of buns. A young woman and three children buy; the children help themselves, the woman holds a plate which she fills with buns. In the background (left) is a Georgian church with pediment and cupola; a fat parson in his surplice hurries along to escape from a woman and two children, who beg from him.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerMerke, Henri, printmaker.
  • TitleHot cross bunns, two a penny bunns [graphic] / Rowlandson delin. ; Merke sculp.
  • PublicationLondon : Pubd. May 4, 1799, at Ackermann’s Gallery, 101 Strand, [4 May 1799]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

799.05.04.01+

Acquired March 2016

King Henry the Eigth [sic] & Anna Bullen

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King Henry VIII leads Anne Boleyn towards the throne. A melancholy Cardinal Wolsey leans his head in his hand as he glances sideways toward the couple. In the background Katherine of Aragon sitting in another throne and turns away from the couple to converse with Anne’s former lover, Lord Percy. A young page carries the train of Anne’s dress as she enters the palace.

  • PrintmakerHogarth, William, 1697-1764, printmaker.
  • TitleKing Henry the Eigth [sic] & Anna Bullen [graphic] / design’d & engrav’d by Wm. Hogarth.
  • Edition[State 5].
  • PublishedLondon : Printed for Robert Wilkinson, Cornhil, Carington Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard & R. Sayer, in Fleet Street, [circa 1790]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Acquired October 2014

Tippoo Saib’s two sons deliver’d up to Lord Cornwallis

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 The son of the sultan is handed over by his father (right) to Cornwallis (left) with the British camp in the background. Soldiers flank Cornwallis; next to the Sultan is his other son and a servant(?)

  • Title: Tippoo Saib’s two sons deliver’d up to Lord Cornwallis [graphic] : as hostages, after he had so gloriously conquered that proud, sultan at Seringagpate the capital of the Mysore Country in the East Indies in 1792.
  • Published: [London: Published 12th May 1794, by Laurie & Whittle, 12 May 1794]

Catalog Record  & Digital Collection

794.05.12.60+

Acquired December 2013

Tippoo Saib’s two sons taking leave of their mother

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Two oval images printed against a patterned background with a stylized floral border. The image on the top shows Tippoo Sahib’s wife, mother of his two sons as she kneels outside a tent on a rug; she embraces her one son as the other son stands behind him. Tipu Sultan stands in the background with a woman servant(?). In the image below, the young boy his handed over by his father (left) to Cornwallis (right) with the British camp in the background. Soldiers flank Cornwallis; the Sultan is attend by two of his men. The title of the top image is engraved in a legend on the left; the legend on the right continues the title of the image on the bottom.

  • Title: Tippoo Saib’s two sons taking leave of their mother [graphic] : previous to their being deliver’d up to Lord Cornwallis as hostages at the termination of the war in the East Indies in 1792 = Tippoo Saib’s two sons delivered up to Lord Cornwallis : as hostages, after he had so gloriously conquered that proud sultan at Seringaptam, the Capital of the Mysore Country, in the East Indies, in 1792.
  • Created: [England or India?] : [s.n.], [not before 1792]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

792.00.00.104++

Acquired July 2013

Tippoo Saib’s two sons taking leave of their mother

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 Before a tent with a throne inside, Tippoo Sahib’s wife, mother of his two sons, kneels on a rug; she embraces her one son as the other son stands behind him. Tipu Sultan stands in the background with a woman servant(?)

  • Title: Tippoo Saib’s two sons taking leave of their mother [graphic] : previous to their being deliver’d up to Lord Cornwallis as hostages at the termination of the war in the East Indies in 1792.
  • Published:[London : Published 12th May 1794, by Laurie & Whittle, 12 May 1794]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

794.05.12.59+

Acquired December 2013