Caricatures and satires

Strawberry Hill-related

Thomas Robins watercolors

W.S. Lewis and Farmington


The Library offers printed cards of selected images from its collection for only the cost of shipping and handling*. Cards are blank inside unless noted below.

To order cards, please email and indicate which card(s) you want and the quantities of each. Please note that cards are available while supplies last and some are available in very limited quantities.

Click on each to view a larger image.

*The Library will post the cards domestically through the USPS, using Priority flat rate shipping, with prices ranging from $6 to $18 depending upon the size required. Payment arrangements must be made in advance. The Library accepts payment by Mastercard, Visa, or check drawn in US dollars on a US bank. Checks should be made payable to: Yale University.

Caricatures and satires

The Library's renowned collection of British graphic caricatures and satires has provided a rich source for cards created by the Library over the years. Works by well-known artists Thomas Rowlandson, James Gillray, William Heath, George Cruikshank, Isaac Cruikshank are represented along with prints created by unknown artists.

Farmer 1810

Farmer Giles's establishment : Christmas day 1800

William Heath, printmaker

T. McLean, publisher





Farmer 1816

Farmer Giles's establishment  : Christmas day 1816

William Heath, printmaker

T. McLean, publisher


(also available with green border)



Christmas country

Christmas in the country

Inigo Barlow printmaker

Samuel Collings, artist





Search the world

Search the world you'll seldom see, handsomer folks than we three

Philip Dawe, printmaker

Bowles & Carver, publisher



The arrival of tourists

Thomas Rowlandson, artist







Bobbin about to the fiddle...

Charles Williams,printmaker

Thomas Tegg, publisher

with interior greeting (click here)




Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding, or, Grand-papa's darling 

G. M. Woodward, printmaker

S. W. Fores, publisher

with interior greeting (click here)



Mer de glace : Sea of ice 

George Cruikshank, printmaker

T. McLean, publisher






The city rout

Matthias (Matthew) Darly, publisher





A journey to London

Matthias (Matthew) Darly, publisher





View of the tea gardens at Bayswater (detail)

Isaac Cruikshank, printmaker

G. M. Woodward, artist

Allen and West, publisher




The French lawyer in London

Artist unknown





A heavy fall of snow

Richard Dighton, artist and printmaker

G. (George) Humphrey, publisher



Looking at the comet till you get a criek in the neck

Thomas Rowlandson, printmaker

Thomas Tegg, publisher





Country concert

Country concert

James Gillray, printmaker

Hannah Humphrey, publisher



Inconveniences of a

George Cruikshank, printmaker

G. (George) Humphrey, publisher



Summer shower, or Mademoiselle par, a pluye


George Townly Stubbs, publisher





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Strawberry Hill-related

As the prime source for research materials related to the study of Horace Walpole, the Library holds an unrivalled collection of books, manuscripts, drawings, paintings, stained glass, furniture, and other decorative arts objects about and from Strawberry Hill.

Round chimneypiece

Chimney piece in round room

Edward Edwards


coffer detail

Coffer on stand

André-Charles Boulle


stained glass vase

Stained glass - vase of flowers

Netherlandish, 17th century



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Thomas Robins watercolors

The Library holds over 150 watercolor drawings by Thomas Robins (1748 - 1806), some of which hung in the dining room of the Cowles House. Sometimes known as "Thomas Robins the younger" to distinguish him from his landscape artist father of the same name, Robins probably painted the English plants and insects between 1774 and 1788, while the paintings of exotic plants and insects, of which the cards below are a selection, were possibly created in England or Jamaica between 1783 and 1788. (Folio 75 R558 783)

robins exotic 30


robins exotic 41


robins exotic 81


robins exotic 12


robins exotic 18


robins exotic 62


robins exotic 28


robins exotic 59


robins exotic 46


robins exotic 71


robins exotic 90


robins exotic 114


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W.S. Lewis and Farmington

The Cowles House, built ca. 1784 and located at 154 Main Street, Farmington, is the former home of Lewis Walpole Library founders Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis (Yale 1918) and his wife Annie Burr Auchincloss Lewis. A favorite activity for guests visiting the Lewises in Farmington was croquet.

Cowles House

Cowles House





croquet snow

Croquet in the snow





Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis




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