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
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.
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
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
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).
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
"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 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
"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
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
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
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 ..."
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
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
"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
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
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.
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
"Britannia, seated on a throne inscribed,---"Nemo me impune lacessit", attends to the complaints of injured Americans, and affords them protection..." (Source: Stephens)
"Britannia, standing upright, holding the staff and Cap of Liberty, addresses "Mars" and "Neptune" as the representatives of Britons..." (Source: Stephens)
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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 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
"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
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
"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