“Lady Buckinghamshire, enormously fat, is seated in profile to the right in an open chariot which sinks through a rectangular aperture in front of the Weigh-House, its weight being too great for the apparatus for weighing wagons. She throws up her arms and one leg, dropping her whip and reins. The hind legs of the plunging horses are in the pit; they snort wildly; the chariot and horses resemble those of Phaeton burlesqued. On the chariot is an oval escutcheon with four quarterings (cards, dice, wine-bottle, and glass) and the letter ‘B’. On the right (behind) are two street-lamps on tall pyramidal posts.”–British Museum online catalogue.
- Printmaker: Newton, Richard, 1777-1798, printmaker, artist.
- Title: Over weight, or, The sinking fund, or, The downfall of faro [graphic] / Rd. Newton del. et fecit.
- Publication: London : Pubd. by S.W. Fores, corner of Sackville Street, March 14, 1797.
Catalog Record and Digital Collection
Acquired November 2016
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.
- Creator: Nixon, 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
A full-length caricature of an obese clergy man who wears a bishop’s hat (?) and smokes a long pipe as he walks left. He carries a pig and a chicken under his left arm. He holds a Bible in his left hand, and he carries a bottle in his pocket. He has a very large nose and a round checks. His very large belly is exaggerated further in graphite.
- Creator: Grant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, artist.
- Title: Sin ie cure [drawing].
- Created: [England, between 1830 and 1852]
Catalog Record & Digital Collection
Drawings G761 no. 2 Box 123
Acquired November 2013