Entries tagged 'Tristram Shandy'

Uncle Toby and the Widow Wadman, Samson Model, c.19th century.

Samson model. A ceramic model of Uncle Toby and Widow Wadman. The figures are 34.5 cm high (including boscage). The ornament is marked on the back with a gilt anchor and intersecting italic ‘D’ – if this were genuine it would … Read the rest of this entry »

A New Acquisition

Thomas Stothard, R.A. (1755-1834) was the third English artist, after William Hogarth and Michael Angelo Rooker, to produce illustrations to a published edition of Tristram Shandy. In 1781 Harrison & Co of Paternoster Row printed eight engravings after his designs … Read the rest of this entry »

Julia Monkman 1931 – 2015

Julia Monkman was in at the start of the Laurence Sterne Trust. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan Starink, 12 June 1927 – 18 June 2014

The Laurence Sterne Trust records with great regret the death of Jan Starink who, with his wife Gertrude, translated The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman into Dutch. This is an edited version of the address given by W.G. … Read the rest of this entry »

Key dates in Laurence Sterne’s Life

1595/6: birth of Richard Sterne (d.18 June 1683) who was elected Archbishop of York on 28 April 1664, having been Master of Jesus College, Cambridge (7 March 1634 – ejected March 1644; reinstated 1660). He established the finances of the … Read the rest of this entry »

Sterne in Italy

This is an annotated translation of an extract from the Grand Tour diary of Georg Heinrich von Berenhorst (1733-1814), the illegitimate son of Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau. A rather unreliable German translation of the original manuscript, written in French, … Read the rest of this entry »

The first publication of ‘Tristram Shandy’

When exactly were the first two volumes of ‘The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman’ published? Read the rest of this entry »