Anacreontick’s in full song

“Eight elderly topers with pipes and glasses surround a small oblong table, on which are punch-bowl, wine-glasses, tobacco, &c. All are much caricatured; some sing, a parson sleeps, a dog howls. The room is lit by a chandelier; a bracket-clock points to 3.40, on it is carved a Bacchanalian figure of Time astride a cask. A bust portrait of Anacreon holding pen and paper is on the wall (left).”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerGillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
  • TitleAnacreontick’s in full song [graphic] / Js. Gillray invt. & fect.
  • PublicationLondon : Publish’d Decr. 1st, 1801, by H. Humphrey, 27 St. James’s Street, [1 December 1801]

Catalog Record

801.12.01.09+

Acquired July 2017

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

The grounds

Satire on Robert Walpole, showing the grounds for the Motion to remove him from office.

  • TitleThe grounds [graphic].
  • Publication[London] : [publisher not identified], publish’d according to act of Parliament, March 7, 1741.

Catalog Record

741.03.07.02.3+

Acquired March 2017

Mr. Robert Rasp letting fall a perpendicular from his saddle

A plate with four images each separately titled. Upper left: With series title (Mathematical horsemanship. Plate 5) above and caption title (Mr. Robert Rasp letting fall a perpendicular from his saddle) below showing a rider falling off the side of his horse with two others in a similar state in the distance. Also with a cityscape with a domed church in the distance. Upper right, Pl. 6. Mr. Benjanin Bukskin & his horse performing their evolutions, within the circumference of a circle: A rider is thrown over the front of his horse with another rider in the distance falling off the back, a dog pulling at the reins; a city with a domed church also in the distance. Lower left, Fashionable furniture at Hogs Norton. Plate 2: a series of six images of clothes being dried in front of a hearth, table, chairs, coal scuttle, etc. Lower right, Fashionable furniture at Hogs Norton. Plate 1: a series of six images including chimney ornaments, a large cat, plate, mirror, clock, etc.

  • PrintmakerRowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
  • TitleMr. Robert Rasp letting fall a perpendicular from his saddle [graphic] / Woodward del. ; Rowlandson sc. ; Mr. Benjamin Bukskin & his horse performing their evolutions, within the circumference of a circle ; Fashionable furniture. Plate 2 ; Fashionable furniture. Plate 1.
  • Published[London] : [Thomas Tegg], [1809]

Catalog Record

809.00.00.16 Impression 1

Acquired February 2017

The Union-Club

Four lines of verse on either side of title: “We’ll join hand in hand, all party shall cease, “and glass after glass, shall our union increase …

  • PrintmakerGillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
  • TitleThe Union-Club [graphic] / Js. Gillray invt. & fect.
  • PublicationLondon : Publish’d Jany. 21st, 1801, by H. Humphrey, St. James’s Street, [21 January 1801]

Catalog Record

801.01.21.01+

Acquired March 2017

Gloria mundi, or, The Devil addressing the sun / The V- Committee framing a report

Charles James Fox, with the feet and tail of a fox, his empty pockets turned out, and with cow horns protruding through his hat, stands on an E.O. (gaming) table placed on the North Pole. Quoting Satan’s speech from Paradise Lost, he looks to the upper right where the sun is depicted as Lord Shelburne. Refers to Fox’s gambling habit and his July 1782 resignation after Shelburne’s appointment as First Lord of the Treasury.

Printed on verso, an uncolored impression of: The V- Committee framing a report. [London] : Pubd. according to act of Parliament, Augt. 12th, 1782 by C. Atkinson, and sold in Mark Lane!!!

  • PrintmakerGillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
  • TitleGloria mundi, or, The Devil addressing the sun [graphic].
  • Edition[State with plate no.].
  • Publication[London] : Pubd. July 22d by W. Humphrey [i.e. H.G. Bohn], [1849?]

Catalog Record

782.07.22.01.3+

Acquired February 2017

The transiting of Venus over the Sun’s disk

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“The Duke of York’s head in profile to the left is the centre of rays which at some distance are obscured by dark clouds. The eye and part of the face are hidden by a five-pointed star, in which is the head of Mrs. Clarke, also in profile to the left. The star casts a sharp shadow on the Duke’s face. His very thick neck is encircled by a military collar and black stock. Below the title: ‘This Phenomena was known to a few Philosophers previous to its becoming visible to the public Eye, and we are assured by many Scientific persons, is not likely to happen again within the existance of the present generation–vide Vox Stellum’.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerWilliams, Charles, active 1797-1830, printmaker.
  • TitleThe transiting of Venus over the Sun’s disk [graphic] : March 1809.
  • Publication[London] : Pubd. April 1809 by Walker, Cornhill, [April 1809]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

809.04.00.01+

Acquired October 2016