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18th Century Collection

Step back in time to the 18th century, a pivotal era that shaped the course of history

Background image18th Century Collection: Thirteen original colonies in 1776

Thirteen original colonies in 1776
American colonies at the outbreak of the Revolution. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background image18th Century Collection: PMUS2C-00002

PMUS2C-00002
Ludwig van Beethoven with one of his manuscripts. Antique photograph of a painting

Background image18th Century Collection: COOK: HMS RESOLUTION. Commanded by Captain James Cook on his second and third voyages of discovery

COOK: HMS RESOLUTION. Commanded by Captain James Cook on his second and third voyages of discovery. Watercolor by Midshipman Henry Roberts, a member of the ships company

Background image18th Century Collection: SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE (1723-1780). English jurist

SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE (1723-1780). English jurist. Oil on canvas attributed to Sir Joshua Reynolds

Background image18th Century Collection: THOMAS LINLEY THE YOUNGER (1756-1778). English composer. Oil, c1773, by Thomas Gainsborough

THOMAS LINLEY THE YOUNGER (1756-1778). English composer. Oil, c1773, by Thomas Gainsborough

Background image18th Century Collection: HOGARTH: GIN LANE. Beer Street and Gin Lane. Steel engraving, c1860

HOGARTH: GIN LANE. Beer Street and Gin Lane. Steel engraving, c1860, after the original by William Hogarth (1697-1764)

Background image18th Century Collection: The Orrery by Joseph Wright

The Orrery by Joseph Wright (1734-1797). This artwork was painted in 1766. Its full title is A Philospher giving a Lecture on the Orrery in which a Lamp is put in place of the Sun

Background image18th Century Collection: William and Mary College, 1700s

William and Mary College, 1700s
Early view of William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1700s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background image18th Century Collection: DANTE: DIVINE COMEDY. Frontispiece of Dantes Divine Comedy, showing Dante (in

DANTE: DIVINE COMEDY. Frontispiece of Dantes Divine Comedy, showing Dante (in a red robe) being led by Virgil (in a blue robe) through the agonies of hell. Italian manuscript illumnination

Background image18th Century Collection: CANALETTO: THAMES

CANALETTO: THAMES
The River Thames with St. Pauls Cathedral on Lord Mayors Day. Oil on canvas by Giovanni Antonio Canaletto, c1750

Background image18th Century Collection: HOGARTH: BEER STREET. Beer Street and Gin Lane. Steel engraving, c1860

HOGARTH: BEER STREET. Beer Street and Gin Lane. Steel engraving, c1860, after the original by William Hogarth

Background image18th Century Collection: Leith Hill Tower, highest point in south east England, view sout on a summer morning

Leith Hill Tower, highest point in south east England, view sout on a summer morning, Surrey Hills, GreensandWay, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background image18th Century Collection: Banksia integrifolia, coastal banksia

Banksia integrifolia, coastal banksia
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background image18th Century Collection: Franklinia alatamaha, franklinia

Franklinia alatamaha, franklinia
Drawing 1 (Ewan Frontispiece) from the Botanical and zoological drawings (1756-1788) by William Bartram

Background image18th Century Collection: BEETHOVEN MANUSCRIPT. Sketches by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

BEETHOVEN MANUSCRIPT. Sketches by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) for his Ninth Symphony in D Minor, opus 125, with quotes from Schillers " Ode to Joy."

Background image18th Century Collection: Insects of Surinam

Insects of Surinam
Plate 7 from Dissertatio de Generatione et Metamorphosibus Insectorum Surinamensium (1726) by Maria Sybilla Merian (1647-1717) & Johanna Helena Herolt (1668-1773)

Background image18th Century Collection: Mumbles Lighthouse, Bracelet Bay, Gower, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Mumbles Lighthouse, Bracelet Bay, Gower, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background image18th Century Collection: Livistona humilis, sand palm

Livistona humilis, sand palm
Plate 225 from Botanical Drawings from Australia (1801) by Ferdinand L Bauer (1760-1826)

Background image18th Century Collection: Captain Cook killed by Hawaiian natives, 1779

Captain Cook killed by Hawaiian natives, 1779
Death of English explorer Captain James Cook in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), 1779. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a painting

Background image18th Century Collection: Giant octopus

Giant octopus
Plate 26 from Histoire naturelle des Mollusques by Count Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon, 1805

Background image18th Century Collection: Map of the City of Dublin, 1797

Map of the City of Dublin, 1797
Map of the City of Dublin, Ireland. Published in 1797, this map includes details of the canals being built at the time. Canal Harbour (lower right)

Background image18th Century Collection: Wollaton Hall, Nottingham- Hendrik Frans de Cort

Wollaton Hall, Nottingham- Hendrik Frans de Cort
Oil on Panel 115.5 x 158.1

Background image18th Century Collection: Artichoke

Artichoke
Antique engraving of an artichoke, isolated on white

Background image18th Century Collection: MOZART: MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. Engraved title page of a vocal score depicting the

MOZART: MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. Engraved title page of a vocal score depicting the scene from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts The Marriage of Figaro ( Le Nozze di Figaro)

Background image18th Century Collection: Weeping Willow

Weeping Willow
Plate 30 from The Shape, Skeleton and Foliage of Thirty Two Species of Trees, 1786 by A. Cozens. The series was originally issued in 1771

Background image18th Century Collection: Insects of Surinam

Insects of Surinam
Plate 9 from Dissertatio de Generatione et Metamorphosibus Insectorum Surinamensium (1726) by Maria Sybilla Merian (1647-1717) & Johanna Helena Herolt (1668-1773)

Background image18th Century Collection: Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant
Portrait of Immanuel Kant. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image18th Century Collection: View of Trevi Fountain illuminated by street lamps and the lights of dusk, Rome, Lazio

View of Trevi Fountain illuminated by street lamps and the lights of dusk, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

Background image18th Century Collection: Portrait of an Aboriginal man, named Bennelong

Portrait of an Aboriginal man, named Bennelong
Drawing 41 from the Watling Collection titled Native name Ben-nel-long, as painted when angry after Botany Bay Colebee was wounded by Port Jackson Painter, c. 1790

Background image18th Century Collection: Immanuel Kant, caricature

Immanuel Kant, caricature
Immanuel Kant. Caricature of the German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). Kant published various influential philosophical works on the natural sciences, particularly geophysics and astronomy

Background image18th Century Collection: David Hume, caricature

David Hume, caricature
David Hume. Caricature of the British philosopher and historian David Hume (1711-1776). Hume influenced the development of scepticism and empiricism

Background image18th Century Collection: American Indian tribe locations in 1715

American Indian tribe locations in 1715
Map of Native American tribe locations circa 1715, continental U.S. Printed color lithograph

Background image18th Century Collection: View of Nottingham Castle with St Nicholas Church and Houses

View of Nottingham Castle with St Nicholas Church and Houses
Artist: Sandby, Paul (attributed to) - Title: View of Nottingham Castle with St Nicholas Church and Houses - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 102.9 x 125.7

Background image18th Century Collection: Count of St Germain, French alchemist

Count of St Germain, French alchemist
Count of St Germain (c.1712-1784), French alchemist. St Germain was a French courtier and adventurer who rose to prominence in Europe in the mid-18th century

Background image18th Century Collection: St. Bartholomews Hospital, 18th Century

St. Bartholomews Hospital, 18th Century
St. Bartholomews Hospital. 18th century engraving of the buildings of St. Bartholomews Hospital at Smithfield in the City of London. Also known as Bart s, the hospital was founded in 1123

Background image18th Century Collection: JOIN OR DIE CARTOON, 1754. First American political cartoon, originally published by Benjamin

JOIN OR DIE CARTOON, 1754. First American political cartoon, originally published by Benjamin Franklin in his Pennsylvania Gazette, 1754

Background image18th Century Collection: Plan of Washington DC, 1793

Plan of Washington DC, 1793
Washington DC as originally laid out, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 1793 engraving

Background image18th Century Collection: American Indian tribe locations about 1700

American Indian tribe locations about 1700
Map of Native American locations, circa 1700. Printed lithograph

Background image18th Century Collection: French soldiers uniforms, 1790s

French soldiers uniforms, 1790s
French hussar, cavalry, and infantry uniforms, 1795-1796. Antique hand-colored print

Background image18th Century Collection: EXPL2A-00164

EXPL2A-00164
Map of the United States at the close of the American Revolution, 1783. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background image18th Century Collection: Map of Bonnie Prince Charlies Wanderings

Map of Bonnie Prince Charlies Wanderings
Vintage caricature of Map of Bonnie Prince Charlies Wanderings after his defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746

Background image18th Century Collection: Colonial Savannah, Georgia, 1700s

Colonial Savannah, Georgia, 1700s
Savannah, Georgia, as established by James Oglethorpe, 1741. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier sketch

Background image18th Century Collection: Broadway Tower and Cotswold drystone wall at sunrise, Broadway, Cotswolds, Worcestershire

Broadway Tower and Cotswold drystone wall at sunrise, Broadway, Cotswolds, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background image18th Century Collection: Elphin Windmill, County Roscommon, Connacht, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Elphin Windmill, County Roscommon, Connacht, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background image18th Century Collection: Sunrise with Dresden Frauenkirche, Dresden, Germany

Sunrise with Dresden Frauenkirche, Dresden, Germany
The Dresden Frauenkirche is a Lutheran church in Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony. It is considered an outstanding example of Protestant sacred architecture

Background image18th Century Collection: Pulteney Bridge reflected in the River Avon, Bath, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Somerset

Pulteney Bridge reflected in the River Avon, Bath, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background image18th Century Collection: Calyptorhynchus funereus, yellow-tailed black cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus funereus, yellow-tailed black cockatoo
Watercolour 137 by Thomas Watling from the Watling Collection titled Banksian Cockatoo, native name Kar ratt

Background image18th Century Collection: Telopea speciosissima, waratah

Telopea speciosissima, waratah
Drawing 432 from the Watling Collection by Port Jackson Painter, 1788-1797. Illustration entitled Warratta



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Step back in time to the 18th century, a pivotal era that shaped the course of history. In 1776, the Thirteen original colonies were on the cusp of revolution, laying the foundation for a new nation. The artistic genius of William Hogarth captured society's vices and virtues through his iconic works like "Gin Lane" and "Beer Street, " revealing the stark realities of London life. Joseph Wright's masterpiece, "The Orrery, " showcased scientific progress and enlightenment thinking that defined this age. Education flourished during this period with institutions like William and Mary College emerging as centers of learning. Meanwhile, Dante's Divine Comedy transported readers into an otherworldly realm where morality was explored with depth and intensity. Nature also held its allure in the 18th century. The discovery of Franklinia alatamaha, a rare flowering tree named after Benjamin Franklin, symbolized botanical exploration during this time. Canaletto's breathtaking depiction of Thames showcased bustling city life against serene waterscapes. Architectural marvels dotted landscapes across Europe; Wollaton Hall in Nottingham stood as a testament to grandeur while Trevi Fountain illuminated Rome with its timeless beauty at dusk. Mumbles Lighthouse perched atop Bracelet Bay in Swansea guided sailors safely home amidst Wales' rugged coastline. The 18th century was an era filled with contrasts - from societal upheavals to artistic brilliance; from intellectual pursuits to natural wonders; it encapsulated both human triumphs and struggles. As we reflect upon this remarkable period today, let us remember how these moments have shaped our world and continue to inspire generations to come.