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  • A drawn view of the back of Whitehall

    Watercolour, Pen and ink, View Created date: c. 1778-80

    Watercolour views by James Miller have been classified in different ways in different collections. His works are include...

  • A Tour in Wales

    Book

    Thomas Pennant’s literary accounts of his travels in Scotland were met with widespread public approval, and following th...

  • 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...

  • Appreciation of Tristram Shandy by Cambridge gradu...

    Manuscript, Letter, Image, Illustration Created date: 1760–1789

    Tristram Shandy caused a sensation almost as soon as the first two volumes were published in December 1759. The author ...

  • Bhagavad Gita, 18th century

    Manuscript Created date: 18th century

    A finely illustrated manuscript version of the Bhagavad Gītā, one of the most inspiring expressions of Hindu spiritualit...

  • Burke's A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of...

    Book

    First published in 1757, Edmund Burke’s A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautifu...

  • Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire

    Etching, Engraving, Aquatint, View

    Replication was part of topographical art and publishing: an example of an image by Paul Sandby being reused in differen...

  • Correspondence between Frances Burney and the publ...

    Manuscript, Letter Created date: 1770‒1838

    When Frances Burney (1752–1840) first published her novel Evelina, she did so in strictest secrecy, concealing both her...

  • Dastan-i Mirac

    Manuscript Created date: late 18th–early 19th century

    The Dastan- ı Miraç, is the story of the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) ascent to heaven. The text is recited in many ...

  • Devi Mahatmya

    Manuscript Created date: 18th century

    An illustrated version of the Devī Māhātmya (‘Glorification of the Goddess’), describing the Goddess Durgā’s battle agai...

  • Drawings of Castles and Churches in Sussex

    Watercolour, Pen and ink, Wash, View Created date: 1779-1782

    There are two hundred and sixty nine watercolours of Sussex by James Lambert and his nephew James Lambert Jr. at the Bri...

  • Drawings of England by Samuel Hieronymus Grimm

    Pen and ink, Wash, Watercolour, View Created date: 1770-90

    Grimm traversed the country recording ‘everything curious’ for Sir Richard Kaye in the late 18th century. The five drawi...

  • Elias Martin’s studio in London

    Grey wash, Pen and ink, Brown ink Created date: 1779

    Swedish artist Elias Martin (1739–1818) kept a studio in London’s Soho until his return to Stockholm in 1780. In this wa...

  • Evelina by Frances Burney, fourth edition with fro...

    Book, Duodecimo, Duodecimo, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This is the first illustrated edition of Frances Burney’s epistolary novel Evelina ‒ the story of a ‘young lady’s entra...

  • Gossip column and review of The School for Scandal...

    Magazine, Octavo, Illustration, Engraving, Image

    In the opening scene of The School for Scandal, Sheridan shows us a world of libellous gossip, deception and social hyp...