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Creator:
Atkinson, John Augustus, 1775-approximately 1833.
Title:
Sixteen scenes taken from The miseries of human life / by one of the wretched.
Alternate Title(s):
Engravings to illustrate the Miseries of Human Life
Published/Created:
London : Published by Wm. Miller, Albemarle Street, March 1st 1807.
Physical Description:
[16] leaves, [17] leaves of plates : ill ; 20 x 23 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC1475 .A85 1807
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Etchings by and after John Augustus Atkinson for James Beresford's The miseries of human life, with short extracts from the text.
Cover title, on publisher's printed label: Engravings to illustrate the Miseries of human life by J.A. Atkinson. Price twelve shillings, boards. Printed for W. Miller, Albemarle Street.
With an engraved title page.
Abbey, J.R. Life, 259
Of green leaf, bird, and flower: artists' books and the natural world, p. 196
Fairman, Elisabeth R. Pleasures and pastimes, 215
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. Bound in original brown boards, with publisher's printed title label on front cover.
Exhibition History:
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Ocean Flowers (Yale Center for British Art, 2004-06-12 - 2004-08-08)

Ocean Flowers (The Drawing Center, 2004-03-25 - 2004-05-22)

Pleasures and Pastimes (Yale Center for British Art, 1990-02-21 - 1990-04-29)

" Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower " : Artists' Books and the Natural World (Yale Center for British Art, 2014-05-15 - 2014-08-10)

Subject Terms:
Caricatures and cartoons -- Great Britain.
Miller, William -- Publisher.
Satire, English.
Wit and humor, Pictorial -- Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
Satire.
Caricatures.
Etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1807.
Contributors:
Beresford, James, 1764-1840. Miseries of human life.
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