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A rental of the fee farm rents belonging to the Right Honourable Lord Walpole

23 March 2017

A manuscript with 78 leaves (54 are blank) in two hands, of the fee farm rents belonging to the Right Honourable Lord Walpole, and to Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford. The first half...

A Gallic idol

17 March 2017

“A symbolical bust of Napoleon, dressed as a Roman emperor, is on a rectangular base on which are title and inscription : ‘Symbolical of the Effects produced by that Cause...

A shew heifer going to Leinster Stable Yard

15 March 2017

Lord Leinster, personified as a rough Irish farmer, leads Queen Caroline by a rope around her neck. Leinster expounds: ‘Dam me! no one but the D… shall stop her.’...

The rat hunt

2 March 2017

“The head and shoulders of the dog, who has a handsome collar inscribed ‘John Bull’, project into the design from the right. One paw presses down a rat with the head...