The fall of the Wolsey of the Woolsack / Vices overlook’d in the new proclamation

“Thurlow, seated on the Woolsack, and George III who stands on the extreme left, tug at the bag of the Great Seal, while Pitt and Grenville (right) attempt to dislodge the Chancellor. The King, in profile to the right, tugs with both hands, saying, “What! What! What! – pull against me Neddy? pull against me? – no! no! no! – ‘twont do!” –excerpt from British Museum online catalogue

With an impression on the verso of a reprint of James Gillray’s, with number in upper right ’80’: Vices overlook’d in the new proclamation. [London] : Pubd. May 24th 1792 by H. Humphrey, N. 18, Old Bond Street, [24 May 1792].

  • PrintmakerGillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
  • TitleThe fall of the Wolsey of the Woolsack [graphic].
  • Edition[State with plate no.].
  • Publication[London] : Pubd. May 24th, 1792, by H. Humphrey, No. 18 Old Bond Street [i.e. H.G. Bohn], [1849?]

Catalog Record

792.05.24.02.01+

Acquired February 2017

Household accounts for Prince Frederick, Duke of York

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Leaves from an account book, in various hands, listing salary payments to household and stable staff and payments for boardwages, allowances, and extraordinaries as well as payments from the Exchequer and other allowances, for the periods ending 5 July 1790, 10 October 1794. 5 July 1798, and 11 November 1798. Also contains 5 pages of accounts for servants of Prince William, Edward, Ernest, Augustus and Adolphius for the period 5 July 1798 and signed 11 November 1798 by King George III.

  • TitleHousehold accounts for Prince Frederick, Duke of York, 1790 July 5-29 September 1798.

Catalog Record

Folio LWL Mss Vol. 221

Acquired March 2016

The 3 kings

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The kings of England, France, and Spain stand or sit by a table on which sit a punch-bowl, wine bottles, and glasses. Behind the table is a four-leaved screen. A waiter with a bill in his hand and a napkin under his arm says to George II “Who pays the reckoning.” George responds “O! The French king pays for me.” The king of France in a coat decorated with fleur-de-lys responds “The king of Spain pays for all.” The king of Spain seated at the table and dressed in a clock and feathered hat says “D-n the family compact.”

  • Title: The 3 kings : who pays the reckoning, or, Don Diego in the dumps.
  • Published: [London] : Published as the Act directs, Feby. 26, 1780 by WRichardson, No. 68 High Holborn, [26 Feb. 1780]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Acquired October 2011.