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Boydell, John, 1720–1804

A catalogue of a collection of prints : now engraving by subscription, from the most capital paintings in England / published by John Boydell, engraver, in Cheapside (removed over the Way to No. 90. the corner of Ironmonger-Lane) : eight numbers of which, containing thirty eight prints, are already published : to which are added, a catalogue of copper-plats belonging to the above John Boydell.

London : John Boydell, 1767.
Physical Description:
24 pages ; 25 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N8640 .N6+ v. 6 no.4 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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"London, June 24th, 1767."
"Proposals. : I. It is proposed, that this work shall contain fifty prints, besides the title, with the Loves of the several painted concerned in this work, and a description of the pictures. II. The subscribers for the whole work, to pay one Guinea for each number, which will contain not less than four prints, except the last, upon account of the Lesser-Press. Subscriptions taken in till the 25th March, 1768, after which the price will be raised."
"Volume II. The proprietor of the above work proposed, that this volume should consist of etchings from historical pictures, but as etchings are not generally like, he has altered his intention, and proposes to have a remainder finished in the highest manner he possibly can, at one guinea each number. The first number contains fourteen prints. The second number, just published, contains ten prints, catalogues of which are added after the first volume."
"Part II. Contains a catalogue of copper plates, by Mr. John Smith, the most famous mezzotinto scraper that has appeared."
"Part III. Contains a catalogue of views."
Artists include: Pietro de Cortona, Carlo Cignani, N. Poussin, Ostade, Holbein, F. Lauri, Cuyp, Rembrandt, Raphael, Rubens, Vandyke, Salvatore, Rosi, Caravagio, among others.
BAC: British Art Center copy is not annotated. Number 4 of 53 auction catalogs bound together. The volume bound in contemporary half calf; with the armorial bookplate of Baron Northwick; signed in manuscript: William Upcott, London Institution, 1819.
Subject Terms:
Engraving -- Catalogs.
London Institution -- Ownership.
Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859 -- Bookplate.
Upcott, William, 1779-1845 -- Autograph.
Pietro, da Cortona, 1597-1669
Cignani, Carlo
Poussin, Nicolas, 1594?-1665
Ostade, Adriaen van, 1610-1685
Holbein, Ambrosius, 1494?-1518?
Lauri, Filippo, 1623-1694
Cuyp, Aelbert, 1620-1691
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669
Raphael, 1483-1520
Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640
Van Dyck, Anthony, 1599-1641
Rosi, Alessandro, approximately 1627-approximately 1707
Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, 1573-1610

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