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  • A prospect of Dunmanus Bay

    Watercolour, Pen and Ink, View Created date: about 1720

    Lying between the Mizen peninsula to the south and Sheep’s Head to the north, Dunmanus Bay is a large and deep natural b...

  • An exact view of the inside of the Court of the Pr...

    Etching, Engraving, View Created date: 1706-39

    It was common practice in early modern printmaking to repurpose existing engravings. This print of the inner courtyard o...

  • An illustration of Ganesh

    Image, Manuscript, Illustration Created date: c. 18th century

    This is one of 12 miniatures from a manuscript of Hindu rituals and devotional tracts. The manuscript is written in the...

  • Dutch Baroque gardens

    Book, View, Engraving, Hand colouring

    These views of Dutch country houses and gardens form three volumes of an atlas devoted to the Netherlands. It was put to...

  • Figure of Mercury found at Colchester

    Pen and ink Created date: before 1726?

    This ink drawing in the King’s Topographical Collection depicts a small statue of the Roman god Mercury found in Colches...

  • Jewish marriage-ring

    Object Created date: 16th–19th century

    This elaborate Jewish marriage-ring has a delicate pattern of twisted gold threads and bright enamel flowers. The ring f...

  • Jonathan Swift's letters to Henrietta Howard

    Manuscript Created date: 1723–1735

    This series of entertaining but eventually bitter letters were exchanged between Jonathan Swift and Henrietta Howard, Co...

  • Letters from John Gay to Jonathan Swift about The ...

    Manuscript, Letter Created date: 1711‒1738

    These letters record the friendship between two of the most celebrated authors of the 18th century – John Gay and Jonath...

  • Parasvanath from Seventy Tales of the Parrot

    Manuscript Created date: 18th century

    This image comes from a hymn to the Jinas bound together in an 18th-century manuscript, in old Gujarati, of the 'Sukasat...

  • Reproduction of bust of Sir Robert Cotton

    Object Created date: c.1700-99

    Sir Robert Cotton (1570-1631) deserves attention as the former owner of two of the four surviving copies of the 1215 Mag...

  • Scold's bridle

    Object Created date: c. 1550–1800

    This instrument is a scold’s bridle or ‘branks’ used to hurt and humiliate women whose speech or behaviour was thought t...