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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

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 chil... more

1588. Deo trin-vni Britanniae bis ultori, In memoriam ...

1588. Deo trin-vni Britanniae bis ultori, In memoriam ...

The destruction of the Spanish Armada, 1588, and the detection of the gunpowder plot, 1605. Print contains the irradiated name of Jehovah, under which is a tent with the Devil as president, holding a sealed pap... more

The royall oake of Brittayne

The royall oake of Brittayne

Political cartoon against Cromwell. "Three Republicans cutting down an oak, in the branches of which are suspended the royal arms, crown and sceptre, and so many volumes labelled ... "Biblia Sacra," "Magna Char... more

Op't vernietegen van't genaemde Engels Parlement door Olivier Cromwel hun Generael

Op't vernietegen van't genaemde Engels Parlement door Olivier Cromwel ...

Dutch cartoon protesting Oliver Cromwell's reign by showing him as Hercules clad in a lionskin shattering the royal money barrel, symbolically ending the rule of the Long Parliament. By an unknown Dutch artist.... more

Medley print. The jolly broom man's garland

Medley print. The jolly broom man's garland

Montage of prints, text, and musical notation includes title page to song book "The jolly broom man's garland;" and small prints of birds, people, architecture, religion, and commedia dell'arte. Title devised b... more

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

Het lusthuys van Pater Peters, en de Jesuwijten en Munniken, ontdekt door / William Loggan fec. & Oxonia.

Het lusthuys van Pater Peters, en de Jesuwijten en Munniken, ontdekt d...

Print shows scene in a bawdy house of pleasure frequented by Father Petre, Jesuits, and monks, where they mingle and dine with such figures as: Wantonness, Avarice, Sloth, Fury, and Vanity. Priests engage in la... more

Arlequin sur l'Hippogryphe a la croisade Lojoliste Armée van den heylige lingue voor der jesuiten monarchy.

Arlequin sur l'Hippogryphe a la croisade Lojoliste Armée van den heyli...

Print shows Louis XIV as the harlequin, with pegged leg, riding on the "hippogryphe" or jackass, leading a holy crusade. He wears a large biretta that also fits over the head of James II sitting behind him; the... more

A caution to old batchellors & c. or an emblem of marriage in high life, founded on a true story lately transacted near Bath

A caution to old batchellors & c. or an emblem of marriage in high lif...

Young man and woman in stylish dress carrying riding whips past old man in socks. Engraving by F. Tyonex. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). This record contains unverifie... 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

De ridder der Louisen doende de revu over zyne troupen / Schwalbach by Fredrich Goldsmit in de gekroonde Balans.

De ridder der Louisen doende de revu over zyne troupen / Schwalbach by...

Print shows, on the left, Louis, the Duke of Burgundy, identified as Louis Le Petit, sitting at a table outside a tent. In his right hand, he appears to be holding a Louis d'Or coin, and with his left hand he h... more

Louis d'Or au soleil

Louis d'Or au soleil

Print shows Louis XIV sitting next to a table, head resting on his left elbow which rests on his left knee; he is asleep, though his right hand rests on money bags lying on the table with some loose coins. He w... more

Louis d'Or

Louis d'Or

Print shows Louis XIV sitting at a table, resting on his left elbow. He appears to be asleep, but may be reading a letter, "Mon Cousin...recompense de Ure service ...", lying on the table with two money bags an... 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) Title translated: Burlesque referring to the Lord High Trea... more

Missisippi of 't wydbefaamde Goudland door de inbeelding der Windnegotie

Missisippi of 't wydbefaamde Goudland door de inbeelding der Windnegot...

"Five distinct designs. This engraved Dutch satire on the share mania of 1720 and few preceding years is No. 5 in vol. ii. of "Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid", a collection of similar satires on the Mississi... more

De eklips der zuider zon doet veele in't duister zitten veroorzaakt door de onpolitike maan der brn...

De eklips der zuider zon doet veele in't duister zitten veroorzaakt do...

"This engraving is a Dutch satire on the failure of the South Sea Company, Mississippi Company, and bubble schemes of Jonn Law and others, 1720..." (Source: Stephens) Title translated: [The eclipse of the south... more

De inventeur der windnegotie, op zyn zegekar

De inventeur der windnegotie, op zyn zegekar

"This engraved satire on the Mississippi Company and other financial bubbles of 1720 is No. 55 in vol. i. of "Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid", a collection of Dutch satires on these schemes..." (Source: Step... more

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

De verslagen actionist in de stoel met rinkels, overreeden geweest van't geLauwerd Paard van Troje

De verslagen actionist in de stoel met rinkels, overreeden geweest van...

"This engraved satire on the South Sea Company and other bubble schemes of 1720, and shortly before, is No. 38 in vol. i. of "Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid", a collection of Dutch satires on the schemes in ... more

A monument dedicated to posterity in commemoration of ye incredible folly transacted in the year 1720

A monument dedicated to posterity in commemoration of ye incredible fo...

Satire of various financial schemes. Engraving by B. Baron after drawing by B. Picart. cf: P&P - NE55.7A3 vol. II, no. 1629. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). This record... more

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. Forms p... more

A new deceptio visus, or a guinea for a shilling. Being a curious medley, by way of letter

A new deceptio visus, or a guinea for a shilling. Being a curious medl...

Composite of images and verses to form a greeting card, folded for mailing as advertisement for Bickham's engravings. Engraving by G. Bickham, W. Aikman, pinx. London. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Col... 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. Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

An ass loaded wth. preferments

An ass loaded wth. preferments

Cartoon satirizing William Wake, Archbishop of Canterbury (holding whip), for ladening his son-in-law Dr. Lynch (ass) with lucrative ecclesiastical appointments and neglecting the advancement of other clergymen... more

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

The Devil upon two sticks

The Devil upon two sticks

Sir Robert Walpole is carried by two members of Parliament through a muddy ditch. Satire of Walpole published on the eve of a general election. Engraving? by Gravelot. cf: P&P - NE55.L7A3 vol. III, pt. I, no. 2... more

And has not Sawney too his Lord and w(hor)e

And has not Sawney too his Lord and w(hor)e

Colley Cibber (1671-1757) seizing Alexander Pope (1688-1744) by one leg, and pulling him off a woman who reclines on a chouch bed. Engraving and etching by Hubert Gravelot. cf: P&P - NE55.L7A3 vol. III, pt. I, ... 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. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, politic... more

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 hi... more

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 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 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 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

Rebell Gratitude, or a representation of the treachery and barbarity of two rebell officers at the Battle of Culloden...(which) greatly heightened the slaughter that was that day made of their party...this battle was fought 16 April 1746

Rebell Gratitude, or a representation of the treachery and barbarity o...

Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Cartoons, British - 1745-1747; Hist. Gt. Brit.; Hist Sco... 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

The sailors adventure to the streights of Merry-land or, An evening view on Ludgate Hill

The sailors adventure to the streights of Merry-land or, An evening vi...

Street scene of prostitutes and customers; vendor selling "hot spic'd gingerbread." Engraving by J?. June after drawing by J?. Wake, published 1749 Feb. 21 for J?. Wakelin. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prin... more

Solomons glory, or the rival mistresses

Solomons glory, or the rival mistresses

Duke of Cumberland seated on a bank with the Savoyard girl, his arm about her neck. The Duke's rival mistresses stand behind, and are vehemently jealous. In the distance appear Windsor Castle and Eton College C... 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. Forms part of: British cartoon Prints collection (Library of Congress).

The burning of the Crisis

The burning of the Crisis

People burning a broadside entitled the Crisis. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection ( Library of Congress).

The assemble or conversation a la mode / Hune scp.

The assemble or conversation a la mode / Hune scp.

Well-dressed English people socializing. Forms part of: British cartoon Prints collection (Library of Congress).

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. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library ofg Congress).

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

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

The lady's disaster

The lady's disaster

Caricature of woman in public whose skirt is billowed up in a revealing position. Engraving by J. June. Forms British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). This record contains unverified data from ... more

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. Title from it... more

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

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) This record contains unverified data from Stephens. Ca... 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) This record contains unverifi... more

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

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) Imprint from item. This record contains unverified data from Stephens, wi... more

Beautys lot

Beautys lot

Head-and-shoulders skeleton of a woman with a large, elaborate hairstyle. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). Exhibited: Hair, The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Sk... 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

[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

The vanity of human glory. A design for the monument of General Wolfe

The vanity of human glory. A design for the monument of General Wolfe

Pyramidical monument, decorated with a medallion portrait of Wolfe. At the base of the monument, a hound, wearing a collar, marked "Minden", intimating that it represents Lord George Sackville. cf: P&P - NE55.L... 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

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

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

Jonathan's Coffee House or An analysis of change alley with a group of characters from the Life- - -Inscrib'd to Jacob Henriques / H. O. Neal, delin. et fecit.

Jonathan's Coffee House or An analysis of change alley with a group of...

"An engraving by the hand which produced "Dr. Squintum's Exaltation", No. 4005, showing the interior of "Jonathan's Coffee House", Change Alley, Cornhill, London, a place frequented by dealers in stocks, public... more

The Reforming constable, or, The biter bit / Capt H---invt ; Cap B-- Sculp.

The Reforming constable, or, The biter bit / Capt H---invt ; Cap B-- S...

Cartoon showing constable entering house, "in search of the sons and daughters of the Devil", and finding his wife committing adultery in a brothel. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library ... more

The tomb-stone

The tomb-stone

Print shows several men, George Grenville, Lord Bute, the Duke of Bedford, and, as a small dog wearing clerical robes, Dr. W. Scott, labeled "AntiSejanus", dancing on a sarcophagus with bas-reliefs of "Britanni... more

Antisejanus Drink deep, or taste not the Porterian Spring.

Antisejanus Drink deep, or taste not the Porterian Spring.

Cartoon shows a full-length portrait of a man (possibly Dr. W. Scott) reading from a book, "The Perils of Poetry." In the background a winged donkey flies over a stream spilling from a barrel, labeled "Trin : C... more

The statue, or the adoration of the wise-men of the west

The statue, or the adoration of the wise-men of the west

Print shows Dr. W. Scott on a pedestal, he is wearing clerical robes, a crown fashioned from tobacco leaves, and holding a branch from an apple tree in his right hand and a picture of the tax stamp; around the ... more

Common-wealth - the colossus

Common-wealth - the colossus

Print shows William Pitt walking on stilts; the right stilt, labeled "Sedition", points to New York, the left, labeled "Popularity", is firmly planted in London. He uses one crutch, labeled "Pension", for suppo... more

The new country dance, as danced at C****, July the 30th 1766

The new country dance, as danced at C****, July the 30th 1766

Print shows a number of prominent figures in a line dancing, above the dancers is John Wilkes riding behind a witch on a broom, he is defecating on Lord Bute; other dancers include the Prince of Wales, William ... more

The triumph of America

The triumph of America

Print shows William Pitt, the first Earl of Chatham, driving a triumphal carriage in which rides a Native American representing America. The carriage is drawn by a team of six horses, "Royal Oak, Crafty, Weathe... more

A political, anatomical, satirical, lecture on heads and no heads; as exhibited at St. J--ms's 1766

A political, anatomical, satirical, lecture on heads and no heads; as ...

Print shows the Earl of Bute holding up a bust of William Pitt as the starting point of his lecture on "Heads and No Heads"; on a table before him and on a shelf to the left are several busts identified by numb... more

[The repeal or the funeral of Miss Ame=Stamp]

[The repeal or the funeral of Miss Ame=Stamp]

Print shows a funeral procession on the banks of the Thames, with warehouses in a line in the background, one of which is inscribed "The Sheffield and Birmingham Warehouse Goods now ship'd for America." George ... more

An election entertainment at Brentford

An election entertainment at Brentford

A party of freeholders of Middlesex, seated at a table, dining, during the election of a M.P. for the county, Dec. 1768, when Sergeant Glynn, Wilkes's friend and counsel, opposed Sir William Beauchamp Proctor,... more

The north star

The north star

Print shows Lord Bute seated on clouds from behind which project rays of the sun, he holds a cat-o'-nine-tails in one hand, a purse in the other, his feet rest on an open volume of "the Laws of England". To his... more

The Scots triumph, or a peep behind the curtain

The Scots triumph, or a peep behind the curtain

Cartoon shows the entrance to a large building furnished with columns, from which heavy curtains are suspended. In the distance is the dome of St. Paul's to signify that the scene is in London. A coach, which i... more

High life at midnight

High life at midnight

Print shows a street scene: five upper class men and women returning home after an evening of entertainment are attacked by a group of lower class men armed with staffs intent on robbery. One of the well dresse... more

John Glyn esqr., member of Parliament for Middlesex

John Glyn esqr., member of Parliament for Middlesex

Full-length portrait facing left, standing next to column with Liberty figure. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

High life at noon

High life at noon

Print shows an interior view of a room in which two men and two women are taking tea; on the left, a man with an extremely long ponytail attempts to prevent the entrance of a messenger carrying a bill from "Lor... more

Frontispiece to the Middlesex Petition

Frontispiece to the Middlesex Petition

Broadside showing, above three columns of text (comprising the petition), George III seated on his throne receiving several men, one, kneeling before him, presents the petition, on May 24th 1769. Title from ite... more

High life at five in the morning

High life at five in the morning

Print shows an interior view of a room; a duke has arrived home drunk at 5 a.m. to find his bedchamber occupied by another man. Through the open curtains around the bed can be seen a bare-breasted duchess. On t... more

The ever-memorable peace-makers settling their accounts

The ever-memorable peace-makers settling their accounts

Print shows the Duke of Bedford, the Earl of Bute, and Lord Holland portrayed as a fox, with the Devil behind him, seated at a table. Lord Holland writes in a ledger labeled "Unacd Millions". Title from item. C... more

An abridgment of Mr. Pope's Essay on Man / Invented, drawn & engrav'd by Val Green.

An abridgment of Mr. Pope's Essay on Man / Invented, drawn & engrav'd ...

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

The city carriers

The city carriers

Print shows Samuel Turner, Lord Mayor of London, at the head of a procession, alongside Liberty, to present the petition of the Livery of London to the king. Truth rides sidesaddle on a donkey followed by Willi... more

The Chevalier D'--n producing his evidence against certain persons

The Chevalier D'--n producing his evidence against certain persons

Print shows opposing groups of government officials; Chevalier D'Eon, portrayed as an ape, vomits on Lord Bute who stands before other members of the Duke of Grafton's ministry and astride the Earl of Hillsboro... more

The conference

The conference

Print shows William Beckford rebuking Thomas Harley beneath which is printed a petition containing 14 points, "Instructions given to Sir Robert Ladbrooke, Knt. William Beckford, Esq; the Right Hon. Thomas Harle... more

Statute Hall, or The modern register office M. Darly, ex

Statute Hall, or The modern register office M. Darly, ex

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

The machine to go without asses

The machine to go without asses

Print shows George III and Liberty riding in a carriage labeled "Magna Charta" as it passes over the Duke of Grafton, the Earl of Bute, Lord Holland, and Lord Mansfield. Title from item. Design'd & engrav'd for... more

The Auction; or modern conoisseurs

The Auction; or modern conoisseurs

Print depicts a group of fashionable ladies and gentleman attending an an auction. The two porters exhibit a picture turned upside down, but the audience does not notice. Title from item. Cartoon published in T... more

The Female frizzler

The Female frizzler

British cartoon showing woman, seated on huge hairdo of another woman, as she works on the hairdo. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

Jefferies, in the character of Atropos, cutting the thread of English Liberty

Jefferies, in the character of Atropos, cutting the thread of English ...

Print shows King John seated at a small table outside his tent, signing Magna Carta, behind him stand by two bishops. Four men are pulling a rope, the "thread of English Liberty", which is attached to King John... more

Political electricity; or, an historical & prophetical print in the year 1770 / Bute & Wilkes invent. ; Mercurius & Appeles fect.

Political electricity; or, an historical & prophetical print in the ye...

Detail showing convicts consisting of lords, esquires, and attorneys, in chains, boarding ship, for transport from England to Georgia, under the reign of King George III. Detail of British Museum Cartoon Collec... more

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