Gillray's print The Introduction
May 1, 2024
The Limits of Free Speech: Gillray, The Royals and Censorship  Lecture by Tim Clayton, author of James Gillray: A Revolution in Satire, followed by a panel discussion with...
April 3, 2024
The  Library is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2024-2025 Fellowship and Travel Grant awards. To see the list of receipients, visit our Fellowship Awards page.
Music on the Dark Side of 1800: Listening to the Blind Virtuosa, Mademoiselle Paradis
January 25, 2024
Music on the Dark Side of 1800: Listening to the Blind Virtuosa, Mademoiselle Paradis Thursday, March 28, 2024 5:30 pm Yale University Art Gallery, Robert L. McNeil, Jr....
January 22, 2024
Curating the Caricature Collection at the Lewis Walpole Library February 4, 2024 2:00 pm The Lewis Walpole Library, 154 Main Street, Farmington, CT 06032 Cynthia Roman,...
Full-length portrait of a woman, likely to be Mary Anne Clarke, wearing a white neoclassical dress and standing on a balcony with a curtain drapped from the left corner.
December 12, 2023
Laura Engel,  Professor of English, Duquesne University, considers the dichotomy of how Mary Anne Clarke, mistress of the Duke of York in the first decade of the nineteenth...
16 men are seated at an oval table in Windsor arm-chairs smoking long-stemmed tobacco pipes, drinking from glasses and tankards, and engaging in conversation. On the far right a female servant brings in fresh tobacco pipes and a bottle and the walls include various prints and pictures  including landscapes, 'three witches addressing Macbeth', and satires
November 2, 2023
Asking Is it any good? this exhibition, on view through 28 June 2024, presents a selection of prints, drawings, and paintings from the library’s collection to explore...
Mezzotint half-length portrait of a man facing quarter turn to the right with his head turned to the left, looking over his shoulder. He wears a doublet with slashed sleeves and a lace-trimmed collar.
November 2, 2023
Now on the Scholar’s Progress Blog: “Horace Walpole and a Case of Antiquarian Eccentricity” by Stephen Clarke, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Liverpool,...