Box 4 Folder 1

BM 6783a-12312; 1785-1814



BM 6783a
Fox Triumphant.
[1785]; Published as the act directs March 12, 1785 by C. Borckhardt No. 59 little Castle St. Oxford Market, (38 x 26.5 cm)

Engraving featuring Fox standing on a classical figure who looks like Medusa; he is leaning against a pillar on which is the “Westminster Election” and two other scrolls labeled “Aldn Sawbridges Motion” and “Petition of the Electors of Westminster”. Ascending from the air is a winged angel with a laurel wreath holding a large quill.



BM 6815
The Loss of Eden – and Eden Lost.
[1785]; London Printed & Publish’d, 21 Dec. 1785 by W. Hinton No. 5 Sweetings Alley Royal Exchange, (30 x 48.5 cm)

Colored engraving with William Eden to the right holding a paper in his right hand labeled “Liberty” and a quill in his other; there are numerous documents protruding from his back pocket. To the left is Benedict Arnold in military uniform holding a sword and saying “Liberty”; beneath the image is text.



BM 7170
The Sick Prince.
[1787]; Pubd June 16 1787 by S.W. Fores. No. 3 Piccadilly, (22.5 x 27 cm)

Colored engraving featuring an interior scene of a bedroom with a “prince” in white in a bed. To the right is a curtain behind which are Thurlow, Pitt and Richmond with daggers (note: figures identified by CPDBM); light extends downwards from the heavens and a woman, Liberty, is seen kneeling in prayer to the left with her cap. Behind her are Fox, Burke North and others. To the left is Father Time with a scythe; behind him is an apothecary and a dark skinned man with a spear through his head. Above the scene is a scroll labeled “1800 Glory Conquest Submission of America Perfidy of France respecting the Treaty”.



BM 7340
The Election Race Between Jack True-Whig and Sam Block.
[1788]; Pubd by J. Brown, Oxford Street July 18 1788, (19 x 28 cm)

Colored engraving featuring Lord Townshend seated on a Fox running to the left; he is trampling over the prostrate bodies of geese. To the right is Lord Hood who is seated on a Goose; he is carrying a flag with a wig reading “This is the True Whig” behind is a portico with a shouting crowd waving their hats in the air. A man in the distance, who the CPDBM identifies as George Hanger holds a club labeled “Club Law” and another man holds the club “To preserve the Peace”. A sign in the distance reads “To St. Stephen’s”.



BM 7686
Smelling out a Rat;-or – the Atheistical-Revolutionist Disturbed in his Midnight ‘Calculations’.
[1790]; Pubd Decr 3d 1790 by H Humphrey No 18 Old Bond Street, (27 x 41.5 cm)

Colored engraving of Dr. Price seated in an armchair to the right working at a desk with numerous quills and papers looking upwards at a vision to the left. On the wall is a framed picture labeled “Death of Charles I or the Glory of Great Britain” which depicts an executioner brandishing an axe over the body of King Charles. To the left are several open books on the floor and emerging from a bank of clouds are a large nose, spectacles, a hand carrying a crucifix with halo, a book labeled “Reflections on the Revolution in France…” and a crown. CPDBM identifies the glasses and nose as that of Burke.



BM 7867
“The Rights of Man; - or Tommy Paine, the little American Taylor, taking the Measure of the Crown, for a New Pair of Revolution-Breeches”
[1791]; Pubd May 23th 1791 by H. Humphrey No 18 Old Bond Street, engraving: (35 x 25 cm) mounted on cardstock, (38 x 29 cm)

Colored engraving mounted on blue cardstock featuring Thomas Paine crouching over with tape measure, measuring a crown to the right which is encrusted with jewels. Paine, who is thin, has on red trousers and carries a large pair of shears. On his head is a French style hat labeled “Vive la Liberty”. Coming out of his mouth is a large balloon which starts “Fathom and a half! Fathom & a half! Poor Tom! Ah! Mercy upon me!” CPDBM indicates the image is by Gillray.



BM 8067
The Patriot Exalted.
[1792]; Published 15 March 1792 by Thos Cornell Bruton Street, (39 x 28 cm)

Aquatint which features Catherine II climbing a ladder towards a bust of Fox which is being lifted by ropes and pulleys and mounted into an archway. On either sides are two statues, Cicero and Demosthenes, coming down off their pedestals; Demosthenes is climbing down onto boxes labeled “Houghton Collection for the Empress of Russia”; in the foreground is a bust statue of Paul Jones looking on. Mounted on the wall is an oval picture inscribed “Regulus”; Cicero is stepping down onto a large black dog standing on a map, a vulture and a document which starts, “Memorial Ambassador extraordinary Sheweth…”

  BM 8137 [See Folio]



BM 8146a
Wha Wants Me.
[1792]; s.n., (36.5 x 28 cm)

Engraving featuring Thomas Paine standing on scrolls labeled “Loyalty, Magna Charta, National Prosperity, Religion, Protection Property, Obedience to the Laws, Morality, Happiness, Industry, Personal Security, Inheritance and Justice. Text around his head is labeled Cruelty, Equality, Madness, Anarchy, Murder, Treason, Rebellion, Perjury, Atheism, Misery, Famine, National & Private Ruin, Ingratitude, Idleness, Treachery, Injustice”; Paine, whose face is blotched is writing a document “Rights of Man”. On his back are torture devices and he carries a dagger in his free hand.



BM 8xxx
The Wishing Females.
[1794?]; s.n., (34 x 25.5 cm)

Hand colored mezzotint engraving featuring the interior of a room with rich carpets and wallpaper with two well-dressed seated females with elaborate hats and hair styles looking through a window with green draperies out onto a field where there are several British troops before a large tent. Note: folder contains correspondence about AAS’s copy of the print.



BM 8442
Citizen Don Quixote Becomes the Champion of French Principles.
[1794]; Publd 17 March 1794 by H Humphrey, (35 x 28 cm)

Engraving which features Charles Stanhope running towards the left towards an altar labeled “Liberte” he is picking up a document which bears the text “Philosophy Atheism Rapine Murder”; there is a monkey holding an axe handing him a noose and another demonic figure as well as a skull. At the base of the altar is a chalice and cross. Stanhope has pushed aside a seated bishop who is falling backwards.



BM 8460a
[America to her mistaken mother…]
[1794]; Published 12th May 1794 by Laurie & Whittle, No. 53 Fleet Street, London, (38 x 28 cm)

Engraving featuring a rebus letter from “Daughter Ameri[i]k” to her “[Miss]taken [Moth]er” which is spelled out in a combination of text and pictorials.

  BM 8885A [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 17]*
  BM 8909 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 26]*



BM 9170
Drumming out of the Regiment!!
[1798]; London Pubd by W. Holland N 50 Oxford Str Febr 7th 1798, (31.5 x 41.5 cm)

Colored engraving and aquatint with Dudas walking in green tartan plaid with a spear before two men. One is playing a drum and the other a fife. In front of them is the Duke of Norfolk with a placard on his back reading “Washington 2000 Men make the Application Champion of Liberty Sovereign Majesty People &&”. To the right is a man in a building. Looking on is the King saying “Drum away, Billy! I wish they were all drummed out!!” In the distance looking on is Fox with handkerchief to his face and Sheridan attempting to comfort him; both have their hands in their pockets.



BM 9224
Property Protected. A La Francoise.
[1798]; Pubd June 1 1798 by SW Fores No 50 Piccadilly, (27 x 43 cm)

Colored engraving featuring an exterior scene with America in long robes and large plumed headdress surrounded by a group of five Frenchmen who are plundering her. One of them takes her face and directs her gaze downwards towards two bag labeled “Private Plunder for the Directors”; One of the men takes a plume from her headdress and several others empty sacks into a larger bundle of riches labeled “National Sack and Diplomatic perquisites”; kneeling before the sack is a man in military uniform with a sword labeled “French Argument”. In the background is John Bull sitting on a cliff labeled “Shakespeare’s Cliff” and in the foreground is a group of figures on the Channel including the pope, a Dutchman, a Spaniard and several other men conversing.



BM 9243a
An Emblem of America.
[1798]; Published 4th Septr 1798 by John Fairburn 146 Minories, London, (36 x 26 cm)

Colored mezzotint featuring America in a flowing pink gown with blue sash, sandals and bearing a flag with stars, stripes and an eagle looking downward towards two small Africans. Both have feathered headdresses and skirts. One carries a set of bow and arrows and one an ax. She is pointing towards a column which has several portraits on its exterior including Columbus, Americus, Raleigh, Franklin, Washington and Jefferson.



BM 9270
“Two Pair of Portraits;”-presented to all the unbiased Electors of Great Britain, by John Horne Tooke.
[1798]; Js Gillray, invt & fect Publishd December 1s 1798 by J Wright, Piccadilly. For ye Anti-Jacobin Review, (19.5 x 26.5 cm)

Engraving featuring an interior scene of an artist’s studio; seated is Horne Tooke before an easel which features painted portraits of Fox and Pitt. Tooke is saying “Which two of them will you chuse to hang up in your Cabinets? The Pitts or the Foxes? Where on your Conscience should the other two be hanged?”; in his pocket is a copy of “Sketches of Patriotic Views”. On the wall are several prints and portraits including one of Abbey Seyes, Chamberlain Wilkes the windmill at Wimbleton as well as a folio of other papers and portraits. On the floor leaning against a table is a pair of portraits of Lord Holland and Chatham.



BM 9511
The Ghost of St. Stephen’s or the Stranger at Home!
[1800]; s.n.; CPDBM indicates it is Woodward del. Cawse Pubd Jan 27 1800 by Hixon, 355 Strand, near Exeter-change, (18.5 x 24 cm)

Colored engraving which features the interior of the House of Commons. To the right Fox sits on a bench holding a rolled document labeled “Perseverance” and looking at Pitt who is to the left standing with his arm back in surprise. He has dropped a document labeled “Union” and says “Angels and Ministers of Grace defend us!”. Behind is the Speaker seated in a chair with other members of the House of Commons. CPDBM identifies some of the men in the crowd as Dundas, Burdett and Sheridan.



BM 9761
[1799]; J. Gillray, inv & fect London. Publish’d Novr 11. 1801, by H. Humphrey, 27, St. James’s Street, (32.5 x 40.5 cm)

Colored aquatint with engraving which features a robust man seated in an elaborate blue chair with a dog looking up at him. The man is having a small pointed instrument inserted into his nose; flames shoot out his nose, his teeth and fists are clenched and he is in visible pain. The man holding the instrument also holds the man’s forehead and knocks off his wig. This second man is tall and thin and has a pin in his mouth; his face is focused. On the table beside him is a steaming jug, a bowl of ice, a pipe with ashes and a document entitled “The True Briton” as well as a steaming goblet of liquid with a spoon inside. Mounted on the wall is an image of the infant Bacchus holding a bottle of wine and goblet. Note: A second copy is in the Charles Peirce Collection Folder 23*



BM 9761 [reverse]:
“Elegance Democratique” – a Sketch found near High-Wycombe whenever I wish to form a proper estimate of a man’s Mind, I observe his Manners & his Dress.” Lord Chesterfield.
[1799]; Pubd July 8 1799 by H. Humphrey 27 St James Street, (40.5 x 32.5 cm)

Engraved portrait of a man standing with a top hat and a cane facing left; the man is likely Fox. He is wearing a coat, undershirt and cravat.

  BM 9766 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 37]*
  BM 10300 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 39]*
  BM 10303 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 20]*
  BM 10304 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 27]*
  BM 10306 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 30]*
  BM 10307 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 31]*
  BM 10400 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 14]*
  BM 10443 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 33]*
  BM 10444 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 35]*
  BM 10471 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 45]*
  BM 10473 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 45]*
  BM 10480 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 41]*
  BM 10498 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 64]*
  BM 10504 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 38]*
  BM 10528 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 12]*
  BM 10535 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 13]*



BM 10540
More Pigs than Teats – or the New litter of Hungry Grunters, Sucking John-Bulls-old-sow to death.
[1806]; Js Gillray inv & fecit Pubd March 5 1806, by H. Humphrey 27 St James’s Street London, (29.5 x 40 cm)

Colored engraving which features a large sow in the center of an enclosed pig sty; the barn to the right has a thatched roof. Running towards the tired-looking sow are over thirty piglets all with human heads and are likely politicians (CPDBM indicates that some of them are Fox, Grenville, Grey, the Duke of Clarence, Lord Temple, Henry Petty, Sheridan, Erskine, Lauderdale, the Duke of Bradford, Lord Derby, George Walpole, Adair, Burdette, Horne Tooke and Lord Carlisle). Behind a gate looking on is John Bull in farmer’s clothing with a pitchfork saying “Oh Lord-O Lord-well-I never had such a Litter of hungry pigs in all my life before!...”



BM 10571B
“The Friend of the People.” & his Petty-New-Tax-Gatherer, Paying John Bull a visit.
[1806]; Js Gillray inv & fec Pubd May 28th 1806 by H. Humphrey 27 St James’s Street, (35 x 23.5 cm)

Colored engraving featuring a street scene with a tax-collector Fox with a bulging money-bag in his pocket labeled “Poundage”, he is pointing towards an open book labeled “New Taxes, Property Tax 10 per Cent, Small Beer tax…” being held open by Lord Henry Petty. They are knocking on the door of John Bull; Bull is visible from an open window saying “Taxes? Taxes? Taxes? Why how am I to get money to pay them all?”. Behind him is a woman and three small children. On the street below are three children playing with a water pump labeled “New Brewery for the Benefit of the Poor”; in the distance is a building filled with bags of money and a horse drawn cart with goods labeled “New Tax Cart”.

  BM 10626 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 4]*
  BM 10664 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 15]*
  BM 10675 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 60]*
  BM 10677 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 36]*
  BM 10681 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 18]*
  BM 10686 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 22]*
  BM 10694 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 32]*
  BM 10896 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 53]*
  BM 10898 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 61]*
  BM 10899 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 47]*
  BM 10609 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 65]*
  BM 10914 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 51]*
  BM 10921 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 44]*
  BM 10936 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 58]*
  BM 10937 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 25]*
  BM 10939 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 28]*
  BM 10940 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 29]*
  BM 10943 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 62]*
  BM 10944 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 21]*



BM 11277
The Rival Queens – or a Scene in the Beggars Opera.
[1809]; Pubd March 1809 by Walker Cornhill, (25.5 x 34 cm)

Colored engraving of an interior scene; to the right is a roaring fire with a mantle. Atop the mantle is cupid with bow and arrow. In the center of the room are three people a man, in full uniform and two women shouting at each other in white gowns with hoop earrings, necklaces and feathers in their headdress. The women are identified by CPDBM as Mrs. Clarke and Mrs. Carey, between them is the Duke who is holding his hands to his ears and stomping his feet. Mrs. Clarke says “Why how now Madam Carey, although you are so Warey In saving of your cash, John Bull and I we both will try, And settle all your hash.” While Mrs. Carey states “Why how now Madam Clarke-Why since you thus can chatter And thus betray your spark I wonder what’s the matter with you, Madam Clarke!”. To the left is an overturned chair, a parrot on a stand stating “go it! Go it!” and an angry looking dog with a collar reading “John Bull”.

  BM 11470 [Charles Peirce Collection Folder 59]*



BM 11755a
The Battle between Crib and Molineaux.
[1811]; Pubd by J Johnston 98 Cheapside Octr 1811; Cruikshank del, (26 x 36.5 cm)

Colored engraving of the interior of an outdoor boxing ring. In the center are two bare-chested men actively fighting. Behind ropes is a lively crowd at numerous levels, some atop horses and some calling out. The match was between Tom Crib and Tom Molineaux, a former American slave. Text at the bottom reads “This Battle was fought at Thissleton Gap in the County of Rutland on a Twenty-five feet stage on Saturday the 28th of Septr 1811 for 600 Guineas on which were depending it is supposed upwards of 100,000 [pounds] the Seconds to Crib were Gully & Joe Ward & to Molineaux Richman & Bill Gibbons. The fight lasted about twenty minutes in which 11 Rounds took place & Crib was declared victorious. Molineaux was severely beat. Crib did not suffer much except the loss of his sight as the Black struck mostly at the Head & Crib struck most at the Body & with one of his dreadful hits he broke the Blacks left Jaw who was carried away senseless but was pronounced out of Danger.”



BM 11919
Polish Diet, with French Desert.
[1812]; Es [Elmes.] Pubd Decemr 8 1812 by Thos Tegg No III Cheapside – London. Prince once Shilling Coloured, (25 x 35 cm)

Interior scene featuring a large kitchen with a roaring fire and spit for a basting Napoleon; rotating the spit is a brown bear labeled “West Phielea ham”; above the fire is a pan with frogs which are jumping into the flames and a boiling pot labeled “Corsican Broth”. To the right is General Bennigsen pouring liquid onto Napoleon from a pan labeled “Benningsens bastings”; he is also wearing an apron labeled “Russia duck” and carrying a poker with red tip labeled “Russia Iron”. There are four pans on the ground each labeled “Bear grease” “French Capers” “Russian Sauce” and “Ice Cream”.



BM 11931
A Lawyer & His Client.
[1812]; Pubd by Dighton, Spring Gardens May 1812, engraving: (26.5 x 19 cm) with backing sheet, (44.5 x 30 cm)

Engraving featuring two men standing. To the left a lawyer puts his arm around the shoulders of a lean client who is handing him a pile of one pound notes. The lawyer is stout, well-dressed and carrying a large bag; the client is thin, poorly dressed, has blisters and a gap between his feet.



BM 12043
A View of Winchester in North America. Dedicated to Mr. President Mad I Son [Madison]!!
[1813]; Pubd by S. Knight Sweetings Alley Cornhill London May 3d 1813, (26 x 38 cm)

Colored engraving with descriptive text beneath featuring an officer without shirt but with numerous patterns painted on his face, arms and chest. In front of him are several British officers and soldiers and behind is a Native American smoking a pipe and holding a sword. To the left is a squaw wearing an officer’s hat and suckling an infant. In the background is another Native American holding a gun and leading an additional officer with painted chest away; there is also a pointed wigwam and palm tree. CPDBM indicates the officer in the foreground is General Winchester.



BM 12085
Alderman, Alias Commodore Curtis, Mistaken for Commodore Rogers –.
[1813]; G. Cruikshank fect; Pubd Octobr 1st 1813 for Prop of Town Talk, (21 x 49.5 cm)

Colored engraving featuring an ocean scene with four men aboard a dingy in the foreground and a ship with mast in the distance. To the left is beach with caricatures of Scotsmen in tartan clothing preparing to attack with various weapons and in various states of distress. One of them is stating “Get awa ye loun ye may be au Rogers for the Yankees but you’r no Rogers for us.”. The CPDBM indicates the four men in the dingy are Sir William Curtis, who is holding a spear with sausage links, a turkey and silverware in his pocket. The boat has other food items in it such as carrots, turnips, fish and oysters. Behind Curtis is a rear facing oarsman rowing followed by Sir Claudius Hunter sitting atop a cauldron which is on top of a turtle and in the back directing the small ship is a naval officer holding a bottle labeled “Comfort”.



BM 12090 copy 1
The Yankey Torpedo.
[1813]; E-s [Elmes] Del-St. Price One Shilling Coloured. Pub – Novr 1st 1813 by Thos Tegg III Cheapside London, (27 x 35.5 cm)

Colored engraving featuring a large sea monster to the left emerging from the water and breathing flames, snakes, a skeleton, missiles and other defense equipment towards the right. To the right is a vessel with a British sailor holding his rear end in one hand and a sword in the other labeled “British Steel” looking towards the monster; sitting atop the monster is a demon-like creature pointing towards the skeleton and holding an American flag. The CPDBM describes the sea monster as a torpedo.  



BM 12090 copy 2
The Yankey Torpedo.
[1813]; E-s [Elmes] Del-St. Price One Shilling Coloured. Pub – Novr 1st 1813 by Thos Tegg III Cheapside London, (25 x 41.5 cm)

Second copy of the colored engraving; colors vary slightly and the sailor has striped pants and more facial tones.



BM 12311
The Fall of Washington – or Maddy in Full Flight.
[1813]; [Williams] Pubd Octr 4th 1814 by S W Fores No 50 Piccadilly, (24 x 35 cm)

Colored engraving featuring an exterior scene; to the right President Madison and another man flee Washington with bundles of papers under their arms, some are scattering on the ground. They read “State Papers” “Plan for laying England under Contribution” and “Bill of fare for the cabinet Supper”. To the right is Washington ablaze with thick, heavy smoke billowing upwards. Three men, Americans, stand to the left and do not assist the president. One asks “Jonathan, where thinkest thou our President will run to now?” and to the right are two amused looking British officers, one carrying a club.



BM 12312
Le Baiser de Judas, Ou La Bonne Foi Anglaise.
[1814]; s.n., (28.5 x 40.5 cm)

Colored engraving featuring several British officers setting fire to buildings in Washington. Two of them are embracing African American slaves in the foreground; one is holding a document labeled “Liberte des Negres” and another holding a document “Traite de Paix”; behind is one British officer chasing a slave with a lit torch. To the left is a ship on the harbor.

*There are 55 prints of British origin in the Society's Charles Peirce Collection; 36 of these are in CPDBM. Clicking here will open a new window taking you to the introduction of the illustrated Peirce Inventory.


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