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Wedgwood, Josiah, 1730–1795

Reprint of a description of the Portland vase : formerly the Barberini : the manner of its formation, and the various opinions hitherto advanced on the subjects of the bas reliefs / by Josiah Wedgwood, F.R.S., F.S.A ; with the addition of notes by Thomas Windus, F.S.A. in juxtaposition to the most favoured theories, with his contrary opinions thereon.

Additional Title(s):

Description of the Portland vase

[London] : Printed by John Bowyer Nichols and John Gough Nichols; and published for the author by W. Pickering, Piccadilly; F. G. Moon, Finch Lane; Pelham Richardson, Cornhill and Smith and Elder, Cornhill, 1845.
Physical Description:
[2] p., 66 columns, [1] p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 36 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NK4653.P7 W56 1845+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Josiah Wedgwood's original publication of the history and description of the vase and the citation of previous refernece had first appeared in 1790.
"Nine shillings"-Foot of t.p.
Includes bibliographical references (columns 105-106).
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in blind- stamped black publisher's binding. Includes the title page of the catalog Sale of the Portland Museum in 1786 and a cutting showing item 4155 'The most celebrated antique vase, or Sepurchral urn, from the Barberini cabinet, at Rome ...' Bound with: New elucidation of the subjects on the celebrated Portland vase, formerly called the Barberini : and the sarcophagus, in which it was discovered / by Thomas Windus. [London] : Published for the author by W. Pickering, 1845.
Subject Terms:
Cameo glass.
Moon, F. G. -- Publisher.
Nichols, J. B. (John Bowyer), 1779-1863, -- Printer.
Nichols, John Gough, 1806-1873, -- Printer.
Pelham Richardson -- Publisher.
Pickering, W. -- Publisher.
Portland Vase.
Smith & Elder -- Publisher.
Wedgwood ware.
Wedgwood, Josiah, 1730-1795.
Windus, Thomas, 1778-1854. New elucidation of the subjects on the celebrated Portland vase, formerly called the Barberini; and the sarcophagus, in which it was discovered.

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