[Studies of heads]

A drawing of six heads mostly in profile, three men, two ladies, and one child, all wearing hats

  • ArtistGillray, James, 1756-1815, artist.
  • Title[Studies of heads] [art original] / Js. Gillray.
  • Production[England], [ca. 1795]

Catalog Record 

Drawings G41 no. 7 Box D120

Acquired June 2018

Britannia’s support of the conspirators defeated

“The Prince of Wales …, sword in hand, gallantly protects Britannia against the attack of three conspirators: Pitt raises a headsman’s axe in both hands; Grafton, holding a conspirator’s lantern, is about to strike her with a dagger; Richmond … fires a musket, resting one knee on a cannon. The Prince wears a coronet with three ostrich feathers, he holds out his shield behind Britannia, who cowers towards him in terror.”–British Museum online catalogue, description of the print for which this is the original drawing.

  • CreatorRowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, artist.
  • TitleBritannia’s support of the conspirators defeated [art original].
  • Production[England], [1789]

Catalog Record

Drawings R79 no. 14 Framed

Acquired November 2017

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

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

[A series of modern morals]

A series of twelve on modern morals, a tradition established earlier in the 18th century by artists such as William Hogarth. In this series, twin brothers are bestowed an equal fortune. One brother, Edward, husbands his wealth and on his death, passes on his fortune; whilst the other brother, Charles, squanders his, leaving his family destitute.

  • AuthorDodd, Daniel, artist.
  • Production[England], [between 1752 and 1793]

Catalog Record

Drawings D639 no. 1 – 12

Acquired July 2016

A patent extinguisher, being a safe & easy mode of putting out a candle

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Drawing

An old woman dressed in her nightcap and gown, her one breast hanging exposed from her gown, climbs into bed in which her husband already lies. She expels gas from her bottom in the direction of the candle on the ground in front of the fireplace with such force that it lifts the cat off the ground and bends the candle. Above the fireplace is a broadside entitled: The storm by Mr. Dodd, cease rude boreas balstering railes … On the table below the window (left) is a bowl labeled “Pease porridge” and a wig on a stand. On the ground at her feet lies a corset, shoes and other garments. Above the bed are boxed and breeches; a man’s coat is hung on the back of the chair to the right of the hearth.

  • CreatorNixon, John, -1818, artist.
  • Title:A patent extinguisher, being a safe & easy mode of putting out a candle.
  • Production:[London, ca. July 1801]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection (Aquatint)

Catalog Record & Digital Collection (Drawing)

801.07.00.05+ & Drawings N736 no. 7

Acquired July 2016

A street accident

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A dustman bends over a large woman who has fallen and lifts her by placing his hands under her arms. She looks up angerly and shakes her fist at the dustman’s young assistant in an apron who looks on (left) with a smile and hand raised. Two dogs jump around the group.

  • CreatorNixon, John, -1818, artist.
  • Title[A street accident] [art original].
  • Production[England], [not before 1804]

Catalog Record &Digital Collection

Drawings N736 no. 6

Acquired August 2016