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Topic: british

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Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man in the moon at large

Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man...

Print shows Edmund Burke sitting at a desk on a crescent moon, holding a quill pen, an open "pamphlet" and an inkwell are on the desk, broken chains hang from his wrists; a scene on the front of the desk, label... more

The OP spectacles / Cruikshank del.

The OP spectacles / Cruikshank del.

Satire showing head of Clifford with two circles representing huge spectacles, "Old house old prices & no private boxes" and "Old house old prices & no pigeon holes," over his eyes. Each circle contains a symme... more

Britons! Your country needs you / Printed by Saunders & Cullingham, 2 & 3 Burgon Street, Carter Lane, London, E.C.
The fumbler's clubb

The fumbler's clubb

Print shows a group of men, a nursemaid and a housemaid admiring a "baby" which is actually a cat wrapped in swaddling. Text under image is satire of man, unable to father children, who thinks a cat is his child.

A contented cuckold in the new fashion

A contented cuckold in the new fashion

Print shows a half-length portrait of a cuckold counting his wealth in the form of jewelry that his unfaithful wife receives as gifts from her suitors; through a window in the upper right corner can be seen the... more

Blind plaintiff, lame defendant share [...] / Dobson pinx. ; I. Simon fec. ; I. Smith ex.

Blind plaintiff, lame defendant share [...] / Dobson pinx. ; I. Simon ...

Two handicapped persons each receiving half of an oyster shell from a lawyer while he consumes the oyster. Caption verse continues: The friendly laws impartial care / A shell for him a shell for thee / The midd... more

An explanation on the prospect draft of the Fort William and Mary on Piseatagua [sic] River in yr. province of New Hampshire on the continent of America

An explanation on the prospect draft of the Fort William and Mary on P...

Drawing shows Fort William and Mary on the Piscataqua River with surrounding landscape and buildings in "the town of New Castle on the Great Island"; many features are identified by letter with corresponding ke... more

The drunkard's coat of arms

The drunkard's coat of arms

Print shows a coat of arms devised for a drunkard. A poem, entitled "The Drunkard - display'd" is printed below the image. Title from item. Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

[Robert Powel the Puppet Show man]

[Robert Powel the Puppet Show man]

"This engraving, which formed the frontispiece to "A Second Tale of a Tub : or, the History of Robert Powel the Puppet-Show-Man..." (Source: Stephens)

A touch of the times

A touch of the times

Print shows a woman playing cards with a monkey dressed as a man, two figures in masquerade attend to them, above and in the background are a musician, a man and a woman, and a cuckold, also seated is an owl sm... more

Monsieur Perrukesmore a French cavalier, & Sir Penitent Pig-back a Catalonian pilgrim

Monsieur Perrukesmore a French cavalier, & Sir Penitent Pig-back a Cat...

Two Lilliputian figures, a French landholder, and a Catalonian pilgrim headed for the Holy Land confront each other. Includes explanatory verse and ornamental and pictorial border.

The twelve months represented by Lilliputian figures

The twelve months represented by Lilliputian figures

Scene in January, showing couple keeping warm in winter clothing; and scene in February, showing couple, in masquerades, holding hands. Each scene framed by elaborate ornamental and pictorial borders. Forms par... more

Fee Simple, a councellor and Beau Bungey, a cringing courtier

Fee Simple, a councellor and Beau Bungey, a cringing courtier

Two Lilliputian figures, a lawyer and a courtier, or landholder, stand discussing the means by which the courtier will settle his estate. Includes explanatory verse and ornamental and pictorial borders.

James Craggs senr. esqr, Post-Master Genl. of Great Britain G. Kneller Baront. pinx 1709 ; Geo. Vertue sculpsit 1728

James Craggs senr. esqr, Post-Master Genl. of Great Britain G. Kneller...

Print shows James Craggs, the elder, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing slightly right, with left hand tucked in coat; a folded paper on the table behind him is addressed "To James Craggs, Esqr." T... more

Mr. Alexander Pope

Mr. Alexander Pope

Medley print shows pictures lying as if carelessly placed one over the other. All images relate to Alexander Pope. The center image is a portrait of Pope. Underneath the images is "An Encomium on Mr. Pope and... more

Ridotto al' fresco, or the humours of spring gardens

Ridotto al' fresco, or the humours of spring gardens

Caricature of lords, ladies, jesters, etc. in garden.

Enthusiasm display'd: or, the Moor Fields congregation

Enthusiasm display'd: or, the Moor Fields congregation

The print shows evangelical Methodist minister George Whitefield preaching at Moorsfield, London.. He is supported by two females, one holding a mask and labeled "Hypocrisy", the other a Janus-faced "Deceit". O... more

Characters & caricaturas / W. Hogarth fecit.

Characters & caricaturas / W. Hogarth fecit.

Print shows numerous faces drawn by English painter and cartoonist William Hogarth to illustrate what he considered the difference between "characters" (faces drawn from nature) and "caricaturas" (faces with ex... more

Marriage à la mode--the toilette scene / invented painted & published by Wm. Hogarth ; engraved by S. Ravenet.

Marriage à la mode--the toilette scene / invented painted & published ...

Several persons engaged in conversation in a lady's boudoir.

The Contrast a French prisoner in England, an English prisoner in France.

The Contrast a French prisoner in England, an English prisoner in Fran...

Political cartoon showing French prisoner in England seated at table with plum pudding and woman serving him a large beef roast; in France a skinny English prisoner looks with disgust at food being served to him.

A Race from Preston Pans to Berwick

A Race from Preston Pans to Berwick

Print shows General Sir John Cope and two other British officers riding to the gates of Berwick and announcing the defeat of British forces at Prestonpans by the Scots under the leadership of Charles Edward Stu... more

The Highland visitors / Van Guzzel delin. ; Van Duivel Kind, sculp.

The Highland visitors / Van Guzzel delin. ; Van Duivel Kind, sculp.

An open space in a country town where "The Post House" is at the sign of "The Old Crown, kept by George King with ye best of Usage". Highlanders are plundering and abusing the inhabitants in all directions. A d... more

The Duke of N- - -tle and his cook

The Duke of N- - -tle and his cook

"The scene of this engraving is laid in the Duke of Newcastle's kitchen, where his cook, Chloe, is pointing to the "Proclamation against Papists", and remonstrating with the Duke, "Bégar, me can no rélish dis d... more

The Covt. Garden morning frolick. Gaillardise du Commun Jardin / invented & engraved by L.P. Boitard.

The Covt. Garden morning frolick. Gaillardise du Commun Jardin / inven...

"An engraving showing Covent Garden, the church in the background, with its clock at 4:55; the sun-dial on the pillar, as in "He and his drunken Companions", No. 2186, which see for references to other illustra... more

An apology to the town, for himself and the bottle, by J.* Nick-all, Bedford Coffee-House, Covent Garden, Feb. the 6th

An apology to the town, for himself and the bottle, by J.* Nick-all, B...

"An engraving with three columns of verse in letterpress below it. The former shows a table placed in the middle of a stage-scene for a room; on the table is a quart bottle, in the neck of which is a large funn... more

Whipping John of Islington

Whipping John of Islington

Print shows an interior view of a room in which a man holds a bare-bottomed woman with a pained look on her face on his back as another woman holds up the woman's dress and points to her naked backside; a man, ... more

Don Jumpedo in the character of Harlequin jumping down his own throat / T. F.

Don Jumpedo in the character of Harlequin jumping down his own throat ...

"An engraving, showing Harlequin, the lower half of his body placed within a sort of pedestal, gradually disappearing down his own throat, his mask appearing above; his legs and much of his body and head are go... more

No-body--Som-body

No-body--Som-body

Cartoon showing two men, a nobody and a somebody.

Mr. Timothy Rack Rent, an old miserable landlord, & his neighbour Lease-hold, a country attorney

Mr. Timothy Rack Rent, an old miserable landlord, & his neighbour Leas...

Landlord telling leaseholder he is raising his rent.

The assemble or conversation a la mode / Hune scp.

The assemble or conversation a la mode / Hune scp.

Well-dressed English people socializing.

Pandemonium college, or The battle of the bulls, bears, and lame ducks, as fought in 'C--ge- Alley

Pandemonium college, or The battle of the bulls, bears, and lame ducks...

Political cartoon showing animals as humans at stock market, and poem decrying stock jobbing.

Councellor double-fee

Councellor double-fee

Man dressed in legal robe probably judge, sitting at table stacked with legal books & documents, saying, "open to all parties", and holding out to two men who are giving him money. Forms part of : British Carto... more

The prodigals nurse, or modern heir / M. Iackson, invt. ; Boitard sculpt.

The prodigals nurse, or modern heir / M. Iackson, invt. ; Boitard scul...

Print shows an interior view of a room in which a dapperly dressed young man, "Booby Squander, Esq.", turns over the deed to the family estate, his inheritance, to a money lender, the usurer "Solomon Thrifty", ... more

The harlots nurse, or modern procuress / Boitard sculpt.

The harlots nurse, or modern procuress / Boitard sculpt.

Print shows an interior view of a room in which a tightly corsetted courtesan admires herself in a mirror as her maid, or procuress, views her from behind. This scene is mirrored by a cat toying with a mouse un... more

To the tune of a cobler there was

To the tune of a cobler there was

Caricature of a man, seated, three-quarter length, squinting, and poem starting, "A colonel there was, tho' he is not for now, if you want to know why, I'll soon tell you how ..."

The dextrous trimmer or Pool Pill Garlick left in the suds / R. Houston, fecit.

The dextrous trimmer or Pool Pill Garlick left in the suds / R. Housto...

This record contains unverified, old data from an unpublished P&P checklist, "British Political and Social Caricatures, 1655-1832 ... not in the published catalogs of the British Museum," compiled in 1968 (NC 1... more

Flagellation / L'Agneau inv. ; June sc.

Flagellation / L'Agneau inv. ; June sc.

Print shows a man stepping through a door on the left to witness a woman with a handful of birch whipping the exposed buttocks of an elderly gentleman who appears to drive much pleasure from the punishment he i... more

A poor man loaded with mischief, or matrimon[y] / drawn by Experience ; engrav'd by Sorrow.

A poor man loaded with mischief, or matrimon[y] / drawn by Experience ...

Print shows a man chained to wedlock carrying a woman on his back, her breasts exposed, she holds a cup labeled "gin" and toasts "My Bucks Health", and according to a pig in a pen, "She is as Drunk as David's S... more

Mr. Garrick in Hamlet / B. Wilson pinxt ; J. McArdell fecit.

Mr. Garrick in Hamlet / B. Wilson pinxt ; J. McArdell fecit.

David Garrick in Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 4, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing right, with hands raised.

The American moose-deer, or Away to the River Ohio

The American moose-deer, or Away to the River Ohio

"An engraving showing an American moose-deer surrounded by kings, and standing on the banks of the "Ohio"..." (Source: Stephens) This record contains unverified data from Stephens. Catalogue of prints and drawi... more

A new Dunciad done with a view of ye fluctuating ideas of taste, without preface or introduction

A new Dunciad done with a view of ye fluctuating ideas of taste, witho...

Engraving shows the interior of a room, where Hogarth, "no.1", leans against a table while holding an artist's pallette and a Pantin, or child's scaramouch. Around Hogarth are arrayed, no. 2, "his Genius", no. ... more

A reply, for the present, to the unknown authors of Villany detected, &c., 1754

A reply, for the present, to the unknown authors of Villany detected, ...

Print shows Dr. Robert James, inventor of a patent "fever powder," giving his medicine to a sick man as a quack doctor steals the medicine from the doctor's pocket and a ghost denounces the thief.

A club of artist's

A club of artist's

Etching shows four persons seated at a table, a waiter drawing a cork from a jug, and William Hogarth, "A", standing, saying, "Give me some waste paper Jack." Two artists at the table offer him their work to be... more

A sceene of sceenes. Elizabeth Cannings dream for ye good of her native country, which she dreamt soon after her arrival in America / J. June, sculp.

A sceene of sceenes. Elizabeth Cannings dream for ye good of her nativ...

Print shows Elizabeth Canning, transported to America, seated in a room. She looks alarmingly at an old crone pointing to a soldier's uniform. Through the open window can be seen British soldiers marching up a ... more

British resentment, or The French fairly coopt at Louisbourg / L. Boitard, invt. et delin. ; J. June, sculp.

British resentment, or The French fairly coopt at Louisbourg / L. Boit...

"Britannia, seated on a throne inscribed,---"Nemo me impune lacessit", attends to the complaints of injured Americans, and affords them protection..." (Source: Stephens)

Britain's Rights maintained; or French ambitions dismantled. Addrest to the Laudable Societys... / L. Boitard, invt..

Britain's Rights maintained; or French ambitions dismantled. Addrest t...

"Britannia, standing upright, holding the staff and Cap of Liberty, addresses "Mars" and "Neptune" as the representatives of Britons..." (Source: Stephens)

A map of the British and French settlements in North America.

A map of the British and French settlements in North America.

Scale ca. 1:8,500,000. Relief shown pictorially. Shows "Longitude w. from London." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 60 Includes list of French forts in Nova Scotia, New England, New York, "Pencilvania," "Ve... more

An accurate map of the British colonies in North America bordering on the river Ohio.

An accurate map of the British colonies in North America bordering on ...

Scale ca. 1:5,100,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Text differs from other copy. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 55 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Va... more

(1756)

(1756)

"A view of a street where an effigy of an unpopular Minister on horseback is conducted to be burned by a cheering mob, with a gallows and a bundle of faggots..." (Source: Stephens)

The comparison French Folly opposed to British wisdom / June, sc. ; J. June, sculp.

The comparison French Folly opposed to British wisdom / June, sc. ; J....

"An engraving in two divisions; in that on our left a French officer, "1," with a closed letter in his hand and his finger on his lips, walks away from another, "2," who asks for news from him... In the divisio... more

Major General James Wolfe, commander in chief of his majesty's forces in the expedition against Quebec / H. Smith Esqr. pinxt. ; C. Spooner fecit.

Major General James Wolfe, commander in chief of his majesty's forces ...

Print shows James Wolfe, half-length portrait, left porfile, wearing military uniform.

The merry accident, or a print in the morning a chair, a chair, for the lady.

The merry accident, or a print in the morning a chair, a chair, for th...

Print shows the well-known courtesan Catherine Maria "Kitty" Fisher sprawled on the ground after falling off her horse; several men quickly gather at the scene of her misfortune as another on horseback leaps a ... more

The Cato: of 1757. (No. 1) / L da Vinci, invt. et sculp.

The Cato: of 1757. (No. 1) / L da Vinci, invt. et sculp.

"Mr. Fox, seated at his desk, meditates on a halter and a deed of "Revrsion--I--d of 2000£. pr An. for me & Mine"..." (Source: Stephens)

A north view of Crown Point

A north view of Crown Point

Drawing shows a British gunboat under sail on Lake Champlain with a view of Crown Point, New York in the background. Title from item. Drawing attributed to Thomas Davies.

A North view of Fort Johnson, drawn on the spot by Mr. Guy Johnson, Sir Wm. Johnson's son / Huteu(?) fecit.

A North view of Fort Johnson, drawn on the spot by Mr. Guy Johnson, Si...

Illustration showing fort and outbuildings in New York.

Nova Anglia.

Nova Anglia.

Scale ca. 1:2,150,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Differs from other copy in engraving technique in cartouche. Man has 2 buttons on cuff, cloth in Indian's robe is unpat... more

A map of the British and French dominions in North America with the roads, distances, limits, and extent of the settlements, & forts, as they are now.

A map of the British and French dominions in North America with the ro...

Scale ca. 1:7,000,000. Alternate title: Carte des possessions Angloises & Françoises du continent de l'Amérique septentrionale. Par I. Palairet. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: London and Ferro. Frenc... more

The retort - an hieroglyphic epistle from the Revd. Dr. [Whitefield] to Saml. [Foote] Esqr. / J Hill, invt. seul.

The retort - an hieroglyphic epistle from the Revd. Dr. [Whitefield] t...

A satirical letter, rendered in rebus form, supposedly from Evangelical Methodist minister Dr. George Whitefield to playwright Samuel Foote. In his 1760 play, "The Minor", Foote mimicked Dr. Whitefield, causing... more

Beautys lot

Beautys lot

Head-and-shoulders skeleton of a woman with a large, elaborate hairstyle.

Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton

Portrait, head and shoulders, facing right. Mezzotint by James McArdell after Enoch Seeman. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Orig. in Hubbard Coll. 5415-11 "A".

[A Bailiff and an attorney--a match for the Devil]

[A Bailiff and an attorney--a match for the Devil]

A satire on attornies and bailiffs. Lawyer, in his office, holding papers marked, "Middlesex to Wit -- Jno. Doe & Richd. Doe ..."; he converses with a rough man, with a cudgel under his arm, who holds case insc... more

We are all a comeing or Scotch coal for ever / Sawney McAdam, invt. et fect.

We are all a comeing or Scotch coal for ever / Sawney McAdam, invt. et...

"This etching exhibits the road "From Edinbr. to Londo[n]" and many coaches, carts, and other carriages, going southwards..." (Source: Stephens) [By the Marquis Townshend] Related to event dated 1761 in Stephen... more

Her most excellent majesty Charlotte Queen of Great Britain / Frye ad vivum delineavit et sculp.

Her most excellent majesty Charlotte Queen of Great Britain / Frye ad ...

Charlotte, Queen of Great Britain, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left.

English credulity, or the invisible ghost

English credulity, or the invisible ghost

A satire referring to the "Cock Lane Ghost" shows the interior of a bed-room crowded with men, some church ministers, one possibly Oliver Goldsmith, commenting on the "Cock Lane ghost". Two small children lie i... more

A New humorous song, on the Cherokee chiefs Inscribed to the ladies of Great Britain : To the tune of, Caesar and Pompey were both of the horned / / by H. Howard.

A New humorous song, on the Cherokee chiefs Inscribed to the ladies of...

A broadside comprising seven verses in letterpress below an engraving, representing three Red Indian Chiefs in their national costumes; these men are named, "The Stalking Turkey", "The Pouting Pidgeon", "The Ma... more

Wilkes, and Liberty--A New Song

Wilkes, and Liberty--A New Song

A broadside comprising an engraving printed above two columns of verse in letterpress. The former represents two groups; in one the Earl of Bute, armed with a dagger, tears away the robe of the fainting Britann... more

The glorius minority in 1763, with the Head of the Majority Blason'd

The glorius minority in 1763, with the Head of the Majority Blason'd

"An engraving representing a curtain, or "Tappeserie Du Roy", on which are worked pictures and emblems of various subjects, including, on our left, the British Lion furiously storming a breach in the wall of a ... more