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Constable, John, 1776–1837

Various subjects of landscape, characteristic of English scenery : principally intended to display the phenomena of the chiar'oscuro of nature / from pictures painted by John Constable, R.A. ; engraved by David Lucas.

London : Published by Mr. Constable, 35, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square. Sold by Colnaghi, Dominic Colnaghi, and Co. Pall Mall East, 1833.
Physical Description:
[10] leaves, [22] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 33 x 44 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2022 9
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Originally issued in parts.
The 10 leaves of letterpress comprise: a title leaf, two leaves of dedicatory poems, an introduction, a list of engravings, and five leaves describing scenery depicted.
The plates (india proofs, mounted) are dated 1830-1832.
Ray, G.N. Illustrator and the book in England, 71
Shirley, A. Published mezzotints of David Lucas after John Constable, R.A.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary full green crushed morocco. Bookplate: Samuel S. Joseph. Augmented with: [1] a drawing, pen and brown wash: "Mr. Constable's Gallery of Landscape ..."; [2] a prospectus, dated 1832, for "Mr. Constable's English landscape ...," [2] pages; [3] a proof impression, before letters, of "Hampstead Heath" (Shirley 3, progress proof 'e'), the border of which is filled with a drawing of trees; [4] "Mill near Brighton" (Shirley 4, progress proof, 'g' before letters); [5] "Opening of Waterloo Bridge" (Shirley 31, progress proof 'g' before letters). Also has bound with it: English landscape, from pictures painted by John Constable ... (London, 1845).
Subject Terms:
Joseph, Samuel S. -- Bookplate.
Landscape painting -- Great Britain.
Lucas, David, 1802-1881, engraver.
P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., bookseller.

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