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Creator:
Havell, Robert, 1769-1832, engraver, publisher.
Title:
A series of picturesque views of noblemen's & gentlemen's seats : with historical and descriptive accounts of each subject / engraved in aquatinta by R. Havell & Son.
Alternate Title(s):
Picturesque views of noblemen's and gentlemen's seats
Published/Created:
London : Published July 1, 1823 by R. Havell, Chapel Strt. Tottenham Cout Road, 1823.
Physical Description:
[42] pages, [21] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 49 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2014 21 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Folio A 2014 21 Copy 2
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Folio A 2014 21 Copy 3
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Folio A 2014 21 Copy 4
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Copyright Status:
Pu blic Domain
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Aquatint engravings by Robert Havell and Robert Havell & Son; after William Havell, Copley Fielding, J.M.W. Turner, John Britton, Frederick Mackenzie, John Burnet, Joseph Clarendon Smith, Francis Nicholson, Elizabeth Blackwell, T. C. Hofland. George Cattermole, Henry Gastineau, and Thomas Higham.
Text by John Britton, Edward Wedlake Brayley, and William Havell.
Originally published in 10 parts, with cover title: Picturesque views of noblemen's and gentlemen's seats
"The work is published in parts, each containing two prints coloured in imitation of the original drawings, with four pages of historical and descriptive letter press. Price of each part to subscribers: 12s. non-subscribers: 15s ... Twenty parts, or numbers, will form a handsome volume, in super-royal folio, containing 40 prints. To which will be added a picturesque frontispiece and vignette, with a title page, &c. A half volume of 10 numbers will be finished in 1817."--Cover, part 1.
Abbey notes two versions of the third plate (Sion House): "This copy [i.e. Scenery 395] shows a group of five horses in the background, where in no. 398 two extra horses have been added at some distance to the right. In addition, a tree that hides the central portion of Sion House is slightly higher, and the caption and imprint at foot have been printed in blue, and not black."
Title page is engraved.
Abbey, J.R. Scenery, 395
Abbey, J.R. Scenery, 398
Tooley, R.V. Coloured plates (1979 ed.), 235
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is Abbey Scenery 395. Bound in contemporary red half roan and mabled boards. Inscribed: Jane Wynn Williams, Menaifron.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 is Abbey Scenery 398. Plates 1-4 and 14 mounted. Bound in contemporary blue levant morocco by Zaehnsdorf.
BAC: British Art Center copy 3 with plate 3 in the manner of Scenery 398 is Abbey S 395A. Title plate closely trimmed, with loss of imprint. Plates are mounted. Armorial bookplate: Richard Blacket Beaumont. Bound in later smooth calf.
BAC: British Art Center copy 4 imcomplete: lacks part 10 (including the plates for Chiswick House and Fonthill Abbey, and the engraved title leaf). Includes the first issue of the plate for "Sion House." Bound in the original parts (9), in publisher's tan printed wrappers. Bookplate: Cortland Field Bishop. Inscribed (pt. 8): The Most Noble Marquis of Stafford. Part 4 disbound. Prospectus laid in.
Contents:
Windsor Castle from the play-ground of Eton College -- Park Place near Henley upon Thames the seat of the Earl of Malmsbury -- Sion House -- A view from Richmond Hill -- Billingbear Berks. The seat of the Rt. Honble. Lord Braybrooke -- Wanstead House, the seat of William Pole Tylney Long Wellesley Esqr. -- Longleat, Wiltshire. The seat of the Marquis of Bath -- Kings Weston, near Bristol. The seat of Lord de Clifford -- Corsham House, Wiltshire. The seat of Paul Methuen Esq. -- Cassiobury, Hertfordshire. The seat of the Earl of Essex -- Buckingham House, Middlesex, a palace of Her Majesty -- Holland House, Middlesex, the seat of the Right Honorable Lord Holland -- View of the Pantheon, &c, Stourhead Gardens -- View of Blenheim, Oxfordshire. The seat of His Grace the Duke of Marlborough -- View of Blenheim, Oxfordshire, the seat of His Grace the Duke of Marlborough -- View of Holkham Hall, Norfolk, the seat of Thomas William Coke Esqr. -- View of Burghley House, Northamptonshire, the seat of the Marquis of Exeter -- View of Frogmore House, Windsor, Berkshire -- Chiswick House, Middlesex -- Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire.
Exhibition History:
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Subject Terms:
Architecture, Domestic -- England -- Pictorial works.
Beaumont, Richard Blackett -- Bookplate.
Bishop, Cortland Field -- Bookplate.
Country homes -- England -- Pictorial works.
Landscapes -- England.
William, Jane Wynnx -- Autograph.
Zaehnsdorf -- Bookbinder.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1823.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Prospectuses.
Contributors:
Havell, Robert, 1793-1878, engraver.
R. Havell & Son, engraver.
Blackwell, Elizabeth, active 1818, illustrator.
Britton, John, 1771-1857, illustrator.
Burnet, John, 1784-1868, illustrator.
Cattermole, George, 1800-1868, illustrator.
Fielding, Copley, 1787-1855, illustrator.
Gastineau, Henry G., 1791-1876, illustrator.
Havell, William, 1782-1857, illustrator.
Higham, Thomas, 1796-1844, illustrator.
Hofland, T. C. (Thomas Christopher), 1777-1843, illustrator.
Mackenzie, Frederick, 1787 or 1788-1854, illustrator.
Nicholson, Francis, 1753-1844, illustrator.
Smith, Joseph Clarendon, 1778-1810, illustrator.
Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851, illustrator.
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