Handbill, Theatre Royal, Covent Garden
One handbill. Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, Saturday, April 10th (year not stated).  Programme includes an "Aeronautic Excursion from London to Paris", in burlesque. Printed by W Reynolds, 9 Denmark Court, Strand, London, 13 1/2" x 7 1/4", 34.3 x 18.5 cm.
Drawing, design for a mirror back / unsigned, n.d.
Drawing, design for a mirror back / unsigned, n.d. [187-]. Pencil with monochrome wash, with white, 25x11cm on paper 28.5x20cm. Pictorial scene of rock waterfall on handle; Venus in shell. Pencilled inscription to right of handle 'rough sketch of size No. 3 mirror back'. Verso pencil outline. Pin holes at each corner. [Daniel Spill Ivoride Works]. In frame with others, 56.5x54x2cm
Hendrik van der Borcht
Print, framed and mounted, not glazed, etching, portrait of Elias Allen ELIAS ALLEN. Apud Anglos Cantianus, iuxta Tunnbridge natus, Mathematicis Instrumentis aere incidendis sui temporis Artifex ingeniosissimus, Obijt Londini, prope finem Mensis Martij, Anno a Christo nato 1653, suaeque aetatis, H. Van der Borcht pinxit; W. Hollar fect. [London] [1653?] 1 print, etching, [trimmed to] platemark 24.3x17cm., Portrait, HL to R, with instruments including theodolite sections, dividers, horizontal sundial and universal equatorial ring dial; on wall, sector quadrant and tools. Ref: Parthey 1338; O'Donoghue, 1
Engraving, line, with etching: ... the New Invented Expedition Crane..., John Webb the Inventor. [dedicated to the Royal Society of Arts]. Isaac Taylor del. et sculpt. Published October 1764. Platemark 46.3x32.8cm on sheet 51x38cm. Crane pulley system powered by horse whin to move buckets up and down from coal barge 'Laying up coals in a Magazine, as Set forth by the Inventor in the Gazetteer April 16 1764'. In frame 65x51x2cm
Stone sculpture of R J Mitchell
Stone sculpture of R J Mitchell, made of welsh slate by Stephen Kettle, London, England, 2005
'The British Nave' at the Great Exhibition of 1851
Print. Chromolithograph, 'The British Nave', Plate 3 (Proof) of a set of four large prints commemorating the Opening of the Great Exhibition of 1851, [after paintings by Joseph Nash]. Printed and published by Dickinson Brothers, New Bond Street. . Image 54.5x75cm on card 71x88cm. Signed Joseph Nash in ink on lower left edge of image. View of the Western or British Nave looking East, with long panorama of structure and layout of main avenue. In centre above horse's head is dioptric revolving lighthouse reflector mechanism by Chance Brothers & Co; then Seeley fountain; large Ross telescope; Coalbrookdale Dome. Large case on foreground left with model of Liverpool docks, beside cotton and beneath Philosophical and electric displays. Banners hang from balconies with arms of cities of Britain: York is nearest on right. Queen Victoria with Prince Albert and family are being escorted through on tour; guests and visitors stand watching and waiting. In frame, 84x100x2cm
Near Wellington, Shropshire
Lithograph: Near Wellington, Shropshire. Printed by C Hullmandel [after Francis Nicholson], 1821. Initialled in the stone blc: F.N.1821. Image 22x31cm, vignette on sheet 27.5x38cm. Scene is of colliery site: pit heads, winding gear and engine houses at night, horse drawn wagon. Transformation of the English landscape by buildings and the pollution of the atmosphere. In frame 33x42x2cm
Mezzotint portrait of Benjamin Franklin
Mezzotint portrait: B. Franklin of Philadelphia, LLD,FRS, M. Chamberlin pinxt. E. Fisher fecit. (2nd State). Imprint: Sold by M.Chamberlinin Stewart ST., Old Artillery Ground, Spittalfolds, (London). 39x28cm.
Portrait, photogravure, John Tyndall / Photographi
Portrait, photogravure, John Tyndall / Photographische Gesellschaft Berlin
Engraving. Divers Projets sur la descente en Angleterre. Reversed and redrawn from a French print and issued June 1798. A fantasy of the invasion of England by the French army via a Channel Tunnel, ships at sea, balloons in the sky, small semaphore. 210 x 160mm.
Cesare Urtis & Co - Forniture Electriche
poster, Cesare Urtis & Co. Turine - Forniture Electriche, by Adolfo Hohenstein, printed by Luigi Simondetti,Torino [Turin] c1900. Night scene, a city illuminated by woman holding electrical apparatus, cascade of wires and lightbulbs. Lithograph, col. 74x 52cm. In frame 80x58.5x2cm
The Dutton Viaduct on the Grand Junction Railway, over the Valley of the Weaver
Wrightson and Webb
Engraving, coloured. The Dutton Viaduct on the Grand Junction Railway, over the Valley of the Weaver... Painted by T[homas] Creswick; Engraved by W. Radclyffe. Published by Wrightson and Webb, New Street, Birmingham. [c1837-1840]. 32x40.5cm to platemark. Image 21x32.5cm, laid to platemark 31.8x40.6cm on sheet 35.5x44cm. From designs by G Stephenson Esqre and erected under the direction of J Locke esqr. [Viaduct was completed 9 December 1836; GJR opened July 1837]. Scene includes fishing boat, basket; two small trains on viaduct. In frame 43x49x2cm
Anamorphosis Painting of Perspective View of a Ship Model
Willem van de Velde
An anamorphosis painting of a perspective stern view of a ship model / Artist unknown, c.1744-1774. Oil on panel; 43.5 x 52.5 cm in gilded frame, 53.5 x 62 x 4.3 cm. Formerly attributed to 'Van de Velde'. Panel is made from three pieces of wood, the paint overlaid. Painted viewing circle encloses an image of a woman's head. Ship model is of French origin; mounted upon a marbled tabletop. With cylindrical mirror (see 1948-326/2) and anamorphic prints (see 1948-326/3-22).
A cast iron sculpture, 'Iron Baby', Edition AP III/III, by Antony Gormley, England, 1999 (see note).
Small bronze bust of Sir John Hawkshaw, about 13"
Edward William Wyon
Small bronze bust of Sir John Hawkshaw, about 13" high by Wyon
Drawing, design for a mirror back / unsigned, n.d.
Drawing, design for a mirror back / unsigned, n.d. [187-]. Pencil, 24x8.6cm on paper 28x13.5cm. 'No. 2' pencilled on right. Pattern of a winged maiden, hair flowing, arms outstretched, sunburst above, rose garland border etc. [Daniel Spill Ivoride Works]. In frame with others, 56.5x54x2cm
Distinguished Men of Science
Walker: - Distinguished Men of Science of Great Britain 1807-8. [Proof, with fascimile signatures on paper not as separate strip] in maple frame. Designed by Gilbert and drawn by F. Skill and W. Walker. Engraved by W. Walker and G. Zobel. London, 1862.
Entrance into Manchester across Water Street
Ackermann and Company
Print. Aquatint, coloured. 'Entrance into Manchester across Water Street'. T T Bury. delt; H. Pyall. sculpt. - 'Plate 6' of Views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. - London, Published Feby 1831 by R Ackermann, 96 Strand. image 19.8x25cm on sheet 23.5x27.5cm. In frame 41x44x2cm
Portrait oil painting of John Arnold and family 1783-1787
Painting. John Arnold and family / Robert Davy, [1783-1787]. Oil on canvas; 106x129cm in gilt frame, unglazed, 124x147x8cm. Group portrait depicting the watch and chronometer maker John Arnold (1736-1799) examining a chronometer, his son John Roger Arnold (1769-1843), active from 1783 as a watchmaker, and his wife Margaret Arnold (1743/4-1789). Robert Davy died in 1793 after being robbed. The portrait of John Arnold was engraved in mezzotint by Susan Esther Reid
Stipple-engraved portrait of Margaret Bryan and two children
Print. Stipple-engraved portrait entitled 'MRS. BRYAN and CHILDREN.' Engraved by William Nutter after a miniature of the same size painted by Samuel Shelley. 172x137mm engraved area.
The Great Exhibition Polka 1851
Lithograph, colour: The Great Exhibition Polka 1851, for the pianoforte, composed and dedicated to HRH Prince Albert by Frank B Tussaud. Printed by Stannard & Dixon, issued by Duff & Hodgson, London . Sheet music cover with picture of Crystal Palace exterior and visitors. 34.5x24cm.
Portrait of James Watt, engraved by John Le Conte after John Macdonald
Portrait of James Watt, F.R.S. (1736-1819) Engineer. Engraved by John Le Conte after John McDonald. Pubd. by W.H. Vaima,. Edinburgh, May 1860. Overall size 18 1/2"x23 7/8" high
Portrait of patient with Herpes Zoster
Portrait of child patient with Herpes Zoster, only the face and top of the shoulders are represented, intricate lace collar and bow. This plate (VIII) is an original portrait commissioned by the New Sydenham Society to artist E. Burgess as part of the Society's Atlas of skin diseases. More information on the portraits included in the Atlas can be found in 'A Descriptive Catalogue of the New Sydenham Society's Atlas of Portraits of Diseases of the Skin' by Jonathan Hutchinson.
Poster of Valentina Tereshkova, First woman cosmonaut
Poster, translated as the Light of (or Long live) the (World's) first woman (female) Cosmonaut; issued by the Soviet State Publishing House of Decorative/Fine Arts Moscow, 1963. Slogan title in Czech 'At Zije prvni kosmonautka sveta'; imprint in Russian. Featuring design of Vostok-6 and (photograph) HS portrait of Valentina Tereshkova in space helmet. [orbited Earth June 1963]. Lithograph, col. offset, 57 x 85 cm. In frame 67x95x2cm
East Indiaman Herefordshire
William John Huggins
Painting. East Indiaman "Herefordshire" (1813) / WJ Huggins, 1815. Oil on canvas; 1320 x1920mm. Signed and dated bl, W.J. Huggins, 1815. Portrait, ship. Shipbuilders' commission with the ship depicted in three different positions, stern, aft, and port, full sail. Coastal scene off Margate. The Herefordshire was built in Bombay in 1813 to the specification of the East India Company who chartered her from private ownership. She was of 1342 tons burden with a crew of 130 men and armed with 26 guns
Lithograph of Daniel Spills Ivorideworks by Daniel Greenaway, 1875
Lithograph, one of two copies, col., Daniel Spills Ivoride Works, by Daniel Greenaway, n.d. [1875-?]. Aerial view of Works site bounding from [122-124] High Street Office and Mackintosh Lane up to Homerton Station, North London Railway; terraced housing, factory activities. 31x51.5cm on sheet 39x56cm. In frame 52x72x2cm
The Improved Pedometer or Waywiser
Trade card (Second Copy): Spencer & Perkins, 44 Snow Hill, London. Watchmakers. Advertisement for the Improved Pedometer or Waywiser. (Calv. 375)
Mr Lunardi's New Balloon
Drawing, pencil, pen and line with sepia wash. Mr. Lunardi's New Balloon ascending with Mr. Biggin and Mrs. Sage from the Royal George Rotunda in St. George's Fields, near London. By I. Cordy, a spectator. . Image 36x24cm. With technical detail of gantry, supplies, large crowd of spectators. In frame 51x37x1.5cm. 29 June 1785
Weights and measures
William Henry Pyne
Aquatint, coloured, weights and measures. By and after W.H. Pyne. . trimmed to 28x26cm. Depicting inspectors, scales and weights tripod. [The first systematic inspection system with salaried officers, 1795]. In frame 40.5x36x1.5cm
print. engraving and etching. CAROLVS II. SOCIETATIS REGALIS AVTHOR & PATRONVS - SOCIETATIS PRAESES - ARTIVM INSTAVRATOR Evelyn inv D.D.C.; Wenceslaus Hollar f.1667. [London] [J. Martyn] 1667. [trimmed to] 20x16.5cm. Frontispiece from 4to version of first edition of: History of the Royal Society of London, for the improving of natural knowledge/Thomas Sprat. - London, T.R. for J. Martyn, 1667. The frontispiece consisting of the arms of the Royal Society appeared in editions of 1667, 1702 and 1722, but was omitted from the fourth edition of 1734. This second frontispiece appeared only in the larger impressions of the first edition of 1667. Portraits; Bust of Charles II, patron of the Royal Society, upon an inscribed pedestal and crowned by the figure of Fame. Supported to l. by Viscount Brouncker, first President of the Society; to r. by Sir Francis Bacon, instigator of concept of a society of scientists and philosophers in The New Atlantis. Above, the coat of arms of the Society. In gallery setting, opening to world beyond, amid books and various scientific Instruments. Charles II, King of Great Britain 1630-1685. Bacon, Francis. Hollar, Wenceslaus 1607-1677.
Terence Tenison Cuneo
Painting. [Waterloo Station] / by Terence Cuneo, May 1967. Signed and dated bl. Painted on site in the Science Museum, with the assistance of Anthony Kerr. Perspective view of the concourse of Waterloo Station, London, as seen from the first floor British Rail Southern Region Board Room windows. Includes both steam and electric trains, porters, cars, passengers, indicator board and clock; relatives, artist and politicians of the day amongst the travelling public. General activity any day in the early 1960s
Engraving of a demonstration to compare lightning conductor designs
Engraving. A View of the Apparatus and part of the Great Cylinder in the Pantheon. M.A. Rooker del. ; Engrav'd by J. Basire. n.d. [1778-1780?]. Platemark 19.7x25cm on sheet 25.7x31.5cm. Scene of Benjamin Wilson's cylinder electrostatic generator with huge [lightning] conductors. In frame 37x41x1.5cm
Lithograph, Chronological pictures of English Hist
Lithograph, Chronological pictures of English History, designed and drawn by John Gilbert: covering 1760 to 1811 in the reign of George III. Featuring inter alia, James Watt seated beside engine apparatus [185-]
Engraving: Watt's first experiment
Engraving: Watt's first experiment. Marcus Stone ARA pinxt; Herbert Bourne sculpt; published by Appleton & Co, New York . An example of the genre of unashamed romanticism in depicting Watt's 'invention of steam'. overall: 27.5x37.5cm
Portrait bust of Henry Maudslay
Francis Legatt Chantrey
Plaster cast of original marble bust, by Sir F. Chantrey, of Henry Maudslay (1771-1831)
Joseph Wright of
Painting. Sir Richard Arkwright (1732-1792), by Joseph Wright of Derby, 1790. Oil on canvas; 76.5x64.2cm in gilt frame 80.5x93.5x6.5cm. After the full length oil commissioned by the sitter, 1789-90. Commissioned from Wright by Jedediah Strutt, friend and patron of sitter; by family descent, the 'Belper' Arkwright; in contemporary Belper family frame. Portrait: HL looking to L, in red coat with striped yellow-green waistcoat.
Joseph Priestley LLD FRS
Print. Engraving, line. Joseph Priestley LLD FRS. [state before imprint?]. [Published ... J Walker, 1 February 1782]. Image 15.5x9.5cm on sheet 28x19.5cm. Portrait, Bust profile to l, in wig and gown, in oval within rectangle,; above, foliage decoration; below on shelf, books, palette and electrical apparatus. In frame 30x22x1.5cm
Shaving by Steam
Print. Shaving By Steam / Shilster [?]. . Pub by E King Chancery Lane, nd. - [London, 1800-1830]. Etching, handcol.; image 20x32cm, platemark 24.6x35cm, sheet 29.5x41.8cm. Satire on steam power here applied to a 'Patent Shavograph' a group mass shaving device whose customers suffer... parts keyed A-K
Lunardi's second balloon ascending from St. George's Fields, 1785
Julius Caesar Ibbetson
Painting, [Lunardi's second balloon ascending from St. George's Fields] / Julius Caesar Ibbetson, c.1785. Oil on canvas, 52x62cm in gilt frame 60x71x5.5cm. Formerly thought to have been by George Day, this is now attributed to Julius Caesar Ibbetson, and is a fuller version of the smaller oil by him in the Museum of London. A version exhibited at the Royal Academy London, 1788 (cat. 126). Shows the ascent from St. George's Fields, Islington, London, of George Biggin and Mrs. Sage, 29 June 1785; showing crowds, gantry, gas apparatus and Lunardi's balloon; balloon ascension; gas balloon; gantry
Print: Chemical Lectures / Designed & Published by Thomas Rowlandson, James St. Adelphi [London], nd.[c.1810]. Etching, col.; image 23x33cm on sheet trimmed to 25x34.5cm. Satire featuring the young Humphry Davy lecturing to a mixed audience at the Surry [ie, Surrey] Institution in London, chemical apparatus on the lecturing bench; in the audience is [?] Friedrich Accum (1769-1838), appointed chemistry lecturer at the SI in 1803), with Accum's book 'Chemical lectures' in his pocket. In frame 28x37x2cm. [BM11605]. NB: In the Annals of Science April 2000, an article suggests that the lecturer in the scene is in fact Accum himself, and that Davy did not lecture at the Surrey (name not in official lists); however the lecturer is depicted as a young man, whereas Accum by 1810 is forty years of age.
'Investment; Tabitha’s Gown'
'Investment: Tabitha’s Gown', hand embroidered thread and mirrors on linen; cotton binding and fastening, by Tabitha Moses, Liverpool, England, 2014
Coloured engraving, International Exhibition, Dubl
Coloured engraving, International Exhibition, Dublin, 1865
Portrait: engraving, stipple, Linnaeus, Knight of
Henry Hoppner Meyer
Portrait: engraving, stipple, Linnaeus, Knight of the Polar Star ... by Meyer after Bartolozzi, published by Dr. Thornton, May 1 1806
Lithograph: Electric Telegraph on the Yarmouth and
Lithograph: Electric Telegraph on the Yarmouth and Norwich Railway. Printed from Zinc by Grieve, 33 Nicholas Lane. 34x26cm. C1844
Carte de Visite photograph. Sir Charles Lyell. geo
Carte de Visite photograph of Sir Charles Lyell. geologist.
An appropriate text!
Hand Coloured Engraving. An appropriate text! [caricature on Green's balloon ascent].
One small engraving: "The Descent of the Air Balloon"
One small engraving: "The Descent of the Air Balloon".