Les sérails de Londres

title page and 4 volumes

  • Uniform Title: [Nocturnal revels. French]
  • Title: Les sérails de Londres, ou, Les amusemens nocturnes, contenant les scènes qui y sont journellement représentées, les portraits et la description des courtisannes les plus célèbres, et les caractères de ceux qui les fréquentent / traduit de l’Anglais.
  • Publication: A Paris : Chez Barba, Libraire, Palais Egalité, derriére le Théâtre de la République, no. 51, an. IX (1801)

Catalog Record 

646 801 Se522

Acquired November 2018

Lady Elizabeth Laura, Lady Charlotte Maria & Lady Anne Horatia

“Triple three-quarter length portrait of the three Waldegrave sisters, seated beside one another at a small work-table; Lady Anna Horatia at right embroidering, with Lady Charlotte Maria at left, her head turned towards front, winding silk from skein which Lady Elizabeth Laura, centre, is holding; a curtain, pillars and trees behind them; after Reynolds (Mannings 1810); proof before letters, but with scratched production and publication detail.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerGreen, Valentine, 1739-1813, printmaker, publisher.
  • Title[Lady Elizabeth Laura, Lady Charlotte Maria & Lady Anne Horatia, daughters to James late Earl of Waldegrave Knight of the Garter] [graphic] / painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds ; engraved by V. Green, mezzotinto engraver to His Majesty, and to the Elector Palatine.
  • Edition[State 1].
  • Publication[London] : Published Decr. 1st, 1781, by V. Green, No. 29, Newman Street, Oxford Street, London, [1 December 1781]

Catalog Record 

Folio 49 3636 no. 8++ (Oversize)

Acquired November 2017

His Excellency Hamet Ben Hamet Ben Haddu Otter

Half-length portrait in oval of Hamet ben Hamet, half-length in Arabic burnous, directed to right, looking towards the viewer.

  • Printmaker: Luttrell, Edward, printmaker.
  • TitleHis Excellency Hamet Ben Hamet Ben Haddu Otter [graphic] : Ambassador Extraordinary from [the] Emperor of Fez & Morocco to His Matie. of Great Britain, anno 1682 / E. Luttrell fe. ; I. Lloyd ex.
  • Publication[London] : [John Lloyd], [between 1682 and 1713]

Catalog Record 

682.00.00.01

Acquired November 2017

A scene in a nunnery garden

Two young women, attired in low-cut, fine dresses, their veils pulled back over their hair exposing their pretty, young faces, sit in a semi-embrace on a blue loveseat in a garden, one looking lovingly into the eyes of the other with her hand posed to encircle her companion. The other, wearing red shoes, with a rosary at her waist, looks down toward the low neckline of the first. Standing next to them is a rotund Catholic monk in brown robes. He points to the two women while with a mischievous smile he looks to the viewer. Below him is the caption: “The Scene delightful, Beauty here, what then! Ah, Benedicite! Men are but Men.” The women speak: “We live recluse and are believed religious, We but dissemble for our Lusts prodigious.”

  • Titlescene in a nunnery garden [graphic].
  • PublicationLondon : Printed for Robert Sayer, chart, map and printseller, No. 53 Fleet Street, as the act directs, 5 April 1787.

Catalog Record 

787.04.05.01+

Acquired August 2017

Lady Ann Campbell, Countess of Strafford

Lady Anne Campbell was born approximately 1715 and died in 1785. She was the wife of the 2nd Earl of Stafford.

  • PrintmakerJohnson, Thomas, active approximately 1763-1770, printmaker.
  • TitleLady Ann Campbell, Countess of Strafford [graphic] / J. Reynolds pinxt. ; T. Johnson fecit.
  • Edition[State 2].
  • Publication[London] : [publisher not identified], [between 1760 and 1780]

Catalog Record 

Portraits St896 no. 1++

Acquired September 2016

Arutin George

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Arutin George was an Armenian merchant who came to England during the reign of Queen Anne

  • PrintmakerFaber, John, 1695?-1756, printmaker.
  • TitleArutin George [graphic] / G. Kneller pinxt. 1712 ; I. Faber fecit 1738.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Portraits G347 no. 1+1

Acquired June 2016

 

Portrait of George Frideric Handel

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“Portrait after Hogarth; three-quarters length standing directed to left, looking towards the viewer, right arm resting on a ledge, holding a sheet of music, his left hand at his breast, wearing a frock coat and soft, fringed cap, drawn down over his right temple, with a cloak hung over his right shoulder.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerTurner, Charles, 1774-1857, printmaker.
  • Title: [Portrait of George Frideric Handel] [graphic] / from an original painting by Hogarth ; engraved by C. Turner.
  • PublicationLondon : Published April 4th, 1821, by for [sic] the proprietor by C. Turner, 50 Warren Strt., Fitzroy Square, [4 April 1821]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Portraits H235 no. 1++

Acquired July 2016