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Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn at Cardinal Wolsey's - from the original painting in the collection of Mr. John Wolfe, New York / C.T. von Piloty, pinx. ; gravure Goupil & Co.

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn at Cardinal Wolsey's - from the original pa...

Print shows King Henry VIII seated with Anne Boleyn in the left foreground and Cardinal Wolsey with other members of the court at a gathering in the background.

The Birth fygures

The Birth fygures

Woman's stool (birthing chair), fetus in uterus, feet down, and fetus in uterus, head down, latter marked "This is the naturall and best way of birth". Illus. in: The byrth of mankind / Thomas Raynalde. [London... more

[Mining methods in 16th Century England]

[Mining methods in 16th Century England]

Water wheel powering pulley mechanism above mine shaft. Book 6, p. 155.

[Mining methods in 16th Century England]

[Mining methods in 16th Century England]

Cutaway sectioned view of large vertical mine shaft, with machinery powered by water wheel. Book 6, p. 145.

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.

Mr. Hobson, obyt ano 1630, vixit annos 86 / J. Payne fecit.

Mr. Hobson, obyt ano 1630, vixit annos 86 / J. Payne fecit.

Print shows half-length portrait of Thomas Hobson, standing, facing front holding a money bag. Hobson was a weathly mail carrier from Cambridge, England, known for establishing the phrase "Hobson's choice."

[Alchemist and assistant in laboratory, with surrounding border of birds, flowers, and insects]

[Alchemist and assistant in laboratory, with surrounding border of bir...

Chapter frontispiece in: Theatrum chemicum britannicum / Elias Ashmole. London : Printed by F. Grismund for N. Brooke, 1652. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library... 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

[Microscope studies of structure of different types of seeds: tulip, stramonium, anagallis, coded arsmart, and azarum]

[Microscope studies of structure of different types of seeds: tulip, s...

Illus. in: The anatomy of plants / Nehemiah Grew. [London] : Printed by W. Rawlins, for the author, 1682, plate 71. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Cong... more

A Garden bean in one lobe of wch. the seminal root is layed bare, the radical cut transversly, [and] a piece of ye true skin

A Garden bean in one lobe of wch. the seminal root is layed bare, the ...

Cross-section of a bean based on microscope examination.

Axiomata sive leges motus

Axiomata sive leges motus

Newton's three laws of motion and diagram of parallelogram, in chapter entitled Axiomata sive leges Motus.

James I, King of Great Britain, France, & Ireland, &c / M. Vdr. Gucht fecit.

James I, King of Great Britain, France, & Ireland, &c / M. Vdr. Gucht ...

James I, head-and shoulders portrait, facing right, in oval.

King Henry the Vth / E. Lutterell delin. ; P. Vanderbanck sculp.

King Henry the Vth / E. Lutterell delin. ; P. Vanderbanck sculp.

Bust portrait of King Henry V, right profile, in oval.

The royal Portuguez : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's birth day 1709 /

The royal Portuguez : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's bir...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composed by James Paisible (d. 1721). The fifteen couplet dan... more

The royall gailliarde : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's birth day 1710 /

The royall gailliarde : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's b...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composed by James Paisible (d. 1721). The fifteen couplet dan... more

The rigadoon royal : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day 1711 /

The rigadoon royal : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composed by James Paisible (d. 1721). The eight couplet dance... more

New river water

New river water

Man carrying 2 buckets of water on yoke.

Oh--You shall see, vat you shall see

Oh--You shall see, vat you shall see

Illustration showing London street crier talking to two children, who are looking into a peepshow box. Illus. in: Marcellus Laroon's The cryes of the city of London after the life. London, 1711, pl. 75. Engravi... more

The royal Ann : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day 1712 /

The royal Ann : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composed by James Paisible (d. 1721). The eight couplet dance... more

The Pastorall : Mr. Issac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day 1713 /

The Pastorall : Mr. Issac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet natation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composted by James Paisible (d. 1721). The fourteen couplet d... more

The Godolphin : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day 1714 /

The Godolphin : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composed by James Paisible (d. 1721). The five couplet dance ... more

Lycopersicon, apples of love

Lycopersicon, apples of love

Tomato in bud, full fruit, and section.

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

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.

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 burning of the Crisis

The burning of the Crisis

People burning a broadside entitled the Crisis.

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.

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

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 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

Beautys lot

Beautys lot

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

The queen's arms, a night's amusement / Maucourt invt. et fecit.

The queen's arms, a night's amusement / Maucourt invt. et fecit.

Four men gathered for an evening of amusement, one appears to be forcing another to drink from a bowl.

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 great financier, or British economy for the years 1763, 1764, 1765

The great financier, or British economy for the years 1763, 1764, 1765

Print shows George Grenville holding a balance with scales "Debts" and "Savings", the debt far outweighs savings; among those in line to contribute their savings is a Native American woman representing America,... 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

Kudgello collecting materials to improve our morals

Kudgello collecting materials to improve our morals

Print shows a man "Kudgello" using tongs to remove printed material, such as "Essay on Woman", from the toilet pit in an outhouse; on the floor a small pile of "materials" collected includes, "Dialogue ... Marr... 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

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

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

[Britannia, full-length portrait, left profile, seated, holding olive branch in right hand and staff topped with liberty cap in left hand] / G.B. Cipriani inv. ; F. Bartolozzi sculp.

[Britannia, full-length portrait, left profile, seated, holding olive ...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Continued corruption, standing armies, and popular contents considered ... / William Bollan. London : Printed by J. Almon, 1768, frontispiece. Published in: The Americ... 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

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.

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

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

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".

The times - taken from an original character which appear'd at the masquerade at Lincoln, Decr. the 21st 1769

The times - taken from an original character which appear'd at the mas...

Print shows the figure of a man draped with ribbons labeled with the issues of the times.

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 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 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.

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.

Sketch for the statue ordered to be erected to the memory of the late Wm. Beckford Esqr. by the Court of Common Council

Sketch for the statue ordered to be erected to the memory of the late ...

Print shows William Beckford stands full-length, with his back to a wall of windows, treading on the male figure of tyranny bound with chains at his feet, with his right hand on the shoulder of Britannia in a c... 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.

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

The pleasures of the married state / W. Proud del. et sculp.

The pleasures of the married state / W. Proud del. et sculp.

Print shows a family gathering around a table, the husband, seated, is instructing a son who stands next to him with an open book, and the wife, seated opposite, holds an infant daughter, the children mimic the... more

A council

A council

"An engraving showing the Privy Council, or that portion of it which was known to include "the King's Friends", seated round a table, on which lie rolls of paper, being petitions presented to the King from "Mid... more

The courtiers assembled, on hearing the news of the death of the Rt. Honble. Wm. Beckford

The courtiers assembled, on hearing the news of the death of the Rt. H...

Print shows a group of ministers seated around a table commenting on the news of William Beckford's death. Depicted are Jeremiah Dyson, John Montagu Sandwich, William Murray Mansfield, Sir Fletcher Norton, Augu... more

Shah Allum in distress

Shah Allum in distress

"A design in two compartments illustrating an article in Biblical phraseology, 'The First Chapter of the Book of Kings' and 'The Lamentations'. In the upper part is depicted a meeting of the General Court of th... more

The enraged macaroni / Phil. Dawe invt. et fecit.

The enraged macaroni / Phil. Dawe invt. et fecit.

Woman fish vendor holding fish in face of dandy who is pulling knife from sheath, as another woman, in window behind him, cuts his hair.

What is this my son Tom

What is this my son Tom

"Honest farmer" with adult son who has large, elaborate hairstyle and stylish clothes.

The Whitehall pump

The Whitehall pump

Print shows Lord North pumping water from a water fountain topped with the head of George III onto the prostrate bodies of Britannia and a Native figure representing America. Several ministers and judges look o... more

The dissolution of P[arliamen]t

The dissolution of P[arliamen]t

Print shows members of Parliament riding in a large carriage past a building commemorating "John Wilkes Esqr."

The Parlmt. dissolved, or, the Devil turn'd fortune teller / design'd & engrav'd by G. Terry, Paternoster Row.

The Parlmt. dissolved, or, the Devil turn'd fortune teller / design'd ...

Print shows Lord North and another minister with the Devil who has conjured a Native male figure, representing America, standing on a prostrate soldier and holding a building, representing Parliament, from whic... more

The mitred minuet

The mitred minuet

Print shows four Anglican bishops joining hands and dancing around a copy of the "Quebec Bill" which lies at their feet, on the left, Lord Bute, playing the bagpipes, and Lord North stand with another minister ... more

Miss V-gh-n [and] the American hero

Miss V-gh-n [and] the American hero

Print shows cameo portraits of an American woman, Miss Vaughan and William Howe.

The congress or the necessary politicians

The congress or the necessary politicians

Print shows two men sitting in a privy, one uses pieces of the "Resolution[s] of the [C]ongress" to clean himself, while the other intently reads "P[amphlet En]titled Taxation [No] Tir[anny]", suggesting that w... more

Virtual representation, 1775

Virtual representation, 1775

Print shows Lord Bute aiming a blunderbuss at a man representing colonial America; a member of Parliament, pointing at the American, tells Bute "I give you that man's money for my use", to which the American re... more

To the King's most excellent majesty, this view of the royal dock yard at Deptford [...] / painted by R. Paton, the figures by J. Mortimer ; engraved by W. Woollett.

To the King's most excellent majesty, this view of the royal dock yard...

Boats on Thames River and dockyard, Deptford, London, England.

The Scotch Butchery, Boston, 1775

The Scotch Butchery, Boston, 1775

Print shows Lords Bute and Mansfield conferring, to their right stands Simon Fraser and Lord Wedderburn, "Deputies" to the aforenamed. On the far right are soldiers wearing Highland dress (of the 71st Regiment ... more

The thistle reel

The thistle reel

Print shows Lords Bute, North, and Mansfield dancing around a large thistle entwined with a garter ribbon bearing the motto "Honi soit qui mal y pense"; Mansfield is holding the "Quebec Bill" in his left hand. ... more

The state blacksmiths forging fetters for the Americans

The state blacksmiths forging fetters for the Americans

Print shows the interior of a blacksmith's shop with Lord Mansfield forging the links to a chain, Lord North standing to the left holding lorgnette and, in his right hand, a paper "An act for prohibiting all tr... more

Take your choice

Take your choice

Print shows two designs topped with crowns, on the left, a pyramid, labeled "Natural and civil liberty", and on the right, the scaffolding which supports the pyramidal structure; from a pedestal labeled "Army",... more

Oh heigh oh--Or a view of the back settlements

Oh heigh oh--Or a view of the back settlements

Rear view of woman with large, elaborate hairstyle.

The wise men of Gotham and their goose

The wise men of Gotham and their goose

Print shows Lord Bute, with sword raised, about to cut the head off the goose "who laid each day an egg of gold" representing British policies toward the American colonies. A corpulant bishop is sitting in the ... more

Protestants, remember the massacre of St. Bartholemews in Paris, & the burning of martyrs in Smithfield

Protestants, remember the massacre of St. Bartholemews in Paris, & the...

Print shows a British minister handing a copy of the Québec Act to a kneeling bishop, George III is standing to the left, next to him is Lord Bute, with another minister and other clergymen completing the audie... more

The blessed effects of venality

The blessed effects of venality

Print shows a man, possibly George III, chopping a leg "Commons" of a three-legged stool, "Lords" and "Privy Council" being the other two legs, which may represent the Parliament and its openness to corruption,... more

The Englishman in Paris

The Englishman in Paris

Print shows an Englishman, only recently arrived, still wearing his hat, standing just inside the entrance of the home of a Frenchman at dinner time. He is eating the goose which he has taken off the serving pl... more

Review of the York Regiment / P. Canon delt. ; T. Parson sct.

Review of the York Regiment / P. Canon delt. ; T. Parson sct.

Print shows William Markham, Archbishop of York speaking to Britannia while gesturing toward British troops wearing clerical bands and low-brimmed hats, he says, "Madam a noble Corps, True and Staunch Friends t... more

Miss L--n [and] the martial lover

Miss L--n [and] the martial lover

Cameo portraits of a young woman, Miss L--n (who became his mistress) and Charles Stanhope, Earl Harrington, who is depicted wearing a military uniform; in ovals with ribbons at top. Title from item. Illus. in:... more

Miss Sp-c-r [and] the pliant premier

Miss Sp-c-r [and] the pliant premier

Cameo portraits of Charlotte Spencer and Frederick North; in ovals with ribbons at top.

[Wegens de staat der Engelsche natie, in't jaar 1778]

[Wegens de staat der Engelsche natie, in't jaar 1778]

Cartoon shows America (represented by a man with feathered cap) cutting the horns off a cow (representing British commerce) which is being milked by a Dutchman, two men (representing France and Spain) are stand... more

An extraordinary, gazette, or the, disappointed politicians

An extraordinary, gazette, or the, disappointed politicians

Print shows a group of British politicians sitting and standing around a table in a public house or club reading the latest news of a dispatch from General Henry Clinton possibly referring to his evacuation of ... more