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Francia, François Louis Thomas, 1772–1839

Studies of landscapes : by T. Gainsborough, J. Hoppner, R. A., T. Girtin, Wm. Owen R.A., A. Callcot, A.S. Owen, J. Varley, J.S. Hayward, and L. Francia / imitated from the originals by L. Francia.

[London] : [s.n.], 1810.
Physical Description:
[34] leaves plates : all ill. ; 27 x 37 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2010 66
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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"A series of intensely expressive fragmentary sketches freely interpreted (or as Francia says "imitated") in a richly varied medium ... Besides the artists whose names appear on the title page, Francia's collection includes imitations after David Cox, R.K. Porter and Samuel Prout. All the subjects are presented as freely handled sketches in which drawn and hatched line, liquid washes and chiaroscuro effects are allowed fully expressive range."--Pointon.
Most plates are unsigned and without captions. Apparently issued with varying numbers of plates.
Later issue in 1820. Published by H. Berthold under title: Studies of landscapes. 58 soft-ground etchings and 1 aquatint.
Prideaux, S.T. Aquatint engraving, p. 336
Pointon, M. The Bonington circle, p. 15-16
BAC: British Art Center copy consists of 37 colored soft-ground etchings and 1 colored aquatint mounted on 34 blank leaves of heavier paper. Plates unnumbered. Illustrations engraved variously on blue, brown, or white paper of various sizes. Bound in contemporary quarter roan and green boards.
Subject Terms:
Imitation in art.
Landscape drawing -- Technique.
Pictures -- Copying.
Drawing books.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1810.
Soft-ground etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1810.
Callcott, Augustus Wall, 1779-1844.
Cox, David, 1783-1859.
Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788.
Girtin, Thomas, 1775-1802.
Hayward, John Samuel, 1778-1822.
Hoppner, John, 1758-1810.
Owen, Samuel, 1768-1857.
Owen, William, 1769-1825.
Porter, Robert Ker, Sir, 1777-1842.
Prout, Samuel, 1783-1852.
Varley, John, 1778-1842.

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