Drawing shows mounted man pointing with sword to hunter with hounds and gun; another mounted man behind; woman and little girl standing at the right; also woman seated near fountain arranging hat of child (from... more
Satire theater stage on which Sir William Chambers, one of the founders of the Royal Academy of Arts, is trying to slay the 8-headed hydra of the Incorporated Society of Artists.
A man stands on a chair beneath a large, spreading tree on which a tri-corn hat hangs from a limb, his grinning face framed by a horse-collar, a woman and a man look on in the foreground, the man applauds, whil... more
Unfinished drawing shows three female figures and three cherubs in clouds atop columns, perhaps a design for a certificate. In the center a woman wearing a head scarf holds and touches three cherubs. To her rig... more
Print showing the storm and shipwreck at the beginning of Shakespeare's play "Tempest" ; Prospero and Miranda are standing on the right on the island where the shipwrecked sailors wash ashore.
Allegorical British satire on the 'Venetian secret', or the secret of Titian's coloring, which Mary Ann Provis discovered, showing woman painting a goblin-like bearded figure intended as Titian, above group of ... more
Cartoon shows a duel between Saul, who has the head of a donkey, and Stoningham in Chatham Square. Both men sit on horseback at a "distance [of] 2 rods," while three other man standing between them bet on the outcome.
"A fantastic scene on the stage of Drury Lane Theatre. Tradegy and Comedy are being done to death by the management, while dogs and imitation animals are made ready to perform ..." (Source: George)
Print shows Alexander Wilson and two companions walking along a trail in a heavily wooded area near the Susquehanna River where they encounter a large rattlesnake blocking their way, one man raises a rifle to s... more
Funeral procession showing coffin labeled "Vaccina aged 12 years" on which stands a golden calf; four vignettes, two on each side, present realistic scenes related to cow pox.
Whig senator Henry Clay is attacked here on several fronts. The artist alludes to his reputation for gambling, his widely publicized outburst in the House of Representatives in February 1838, and his alleged un... more
One of two prints by "HD" (identified by Weitenkampf and others tentatively as Henry Dacre) based on incidents during President Van Buren's visit to the resort at Saratoga Springs, New York, during the summer o... more
Print shows miniature portraits of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk, Zachary Tayl... more
Two humorous incidents supposedly from the life of Franklin Pierce. On the left, a repartee wherein Pierce, the distinguished trial lawyer, is embarrassed by an ignorant witness. Armed with pages of notes, Pie... more
Cartoon showing king on pedestal leaning on tablet of 10 commandments, at bottom of which lies broken statue of queen; hanged man, and people with various disagreements in square in front of St. Paul's, London.
Print shows a busy scene in the physician's quarters below deck on the HMS Macedonian where wounded sailors are being attended to by medical staff, some are having limbs amputated.
Print shows many people from Philadelphia ice skating on the Delaware River, possibly near the Philadelphia Navy Yard, "during the severe winter of 1856."
Drawing shows many people from Philadelphia ice skating on the Delaware River, possibly near the Philadelphia Navy Yard, "during the severe winter of 1856."
Photograph shows a blockhouse and another building in a clearing in a densely wooded area along the Columbia River in the Cascade Range.