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British Eighteenth-Century Studies Electronic Resources: Primary Sources: Images

Links to selected electronic resources for British eighteenth-century studies.

Caricatures and Satires (Images)

Here are links to digital collections of British eighteenth-century caricatures and satires available online. Try searching within these by title or name.

General -- Art, Cultural, Historical Images

Here are links to electronic resources with general collections of art, cultural, and historical images that include British eighteenth-century works.

See also Yale Digital collections  (in box at upper left)

Special Topics (Images)

Here are links to online collections of digitized primary source visual materials focused on particular periods (pre-1700, Victorian), subjects (medicine, military), or formats (gravestones, maps).  

Digital Image Collections at Yale

Finding Graphic Material in Orbis

Unlike most Yale images collections, the Lewis Walpole Library's collection is cataloged in Orbis, Yale's Library catalogue, with links to images in the Digital Images Collection online. Records include a link to the digital image.

To find graphic materials in Orbis:

  • Go to Advanced search.
  • Enter search terms  
  • Next to Type: select Visual Materials
  • Click Search

For more info, click here.

Suggested Genre/Form Terms for Searching for Images in Orbis

Suggested Genre/Form terms to search on: 

   Satires (Visual Works)
   Political cartoons
   Portrait Prints
   Group Portraits
   Advertising cards
   Trade Cards
   Theatrical Productions
   (and other media like Watercolors, Aquatints, Graphite drawings, etc.)

Catalogue of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum: Division I. Political and Personal Satires

This Catalogue comprises descriptions, historical and biographical explanations and illustrations, measurements, and other details of satirical prints and drawings in the British Museum. Volumes include introductory essays, and later volumes include indexes. Volumes 8 and 11 available temporarily through Hathi Trust. 

Digitized Standard Secondary Sources Referred to in Orbis Catalogue Records for Images

Related Yale Subject Guides: Images: Art, Cultural, Historical