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The royal gallery of British art.

London : J. Hogarth, [1851]
Physical Description:
vi, [100] pages, [52] leaves of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 61 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2015 19
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Barbara David
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BEIN 2016 Folio 82: Imperfect: twenty-three plates and some text wanting. Inscription: Gussie[?] Greenebaum. Binder's stamp: Westleys and Company.
Originally issued in parts.
The plates include 48 steel-engraved reproductions of British paintings and, at front, lithographed facsimile autographs of the subscribers, on 8 pages (4 leaves).
Each plate is captioned with the title of the work, a dedication by J. Hogarth to a member of the nobility, or to the owner of the original work, and decorated with the appropriate coat of arms. Each plate has a tissue overlay and is followed by a leaf of descriptive text in English and French.
Engravings by W. Humphrys, E. Finden, W.R. Smith, E.J. Portbury, Ed. Smith, C. Rolls, J.T. Willmore, F. Bacon, J.B. Allen, W. Miller, S. Sangster, Lumb. Stocks, W. Finden, S. Fisher, H.C. Shenton, R. Hatfield, E. Goodall, W.T. Roden, J.W. Appleton, J. Goodyaer, W. Greatbach, G.T. Doo, J. Outrim, John Pye, R. Wallis, P. Lightfoot, J. Cousen, C.W. Sharpe; after paintings by J. Reynolds, T. Gainsborough, D. Wilkie, G.S. Newton, J. Constable, W. Hilton, C.L. Eastlake, C.R. Leslie, W. Linton, A.W. Callcott, C. Stanfield, J.M.W. Turner, G. Jones, T. Uwins, W. Collins, Penry Williams, E. Landseer, D. Cowper, W.F. Witherington, C.R. Leslie, A. Cooper, F.R. Lee, F. Danby, A.E. Chalon, D. Maclise, A. Fraser, W. Etty, D. Roberts, R. Redgrave, W. Mulready, T. Webster, C. Landseer and J. Linnell.
Dedication signed: Edward and William Finden, and Joseph Hogarth.
Date of publication from Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. The plates are dated between 1840 and 1851.
BAC Folio B 2015 19: Bound in contemporary green half leather and green cloth.
Subject Terms:
Greenebaum, Gussie -- Autograph.
Painting -- Great Britain.
Painting, British.
Steel engravings.
Binders' stamps (Binding)
Hogarth, J. (Joseph), publisher.
Finden, Edward Francis, 1791-1857, publisher.
Finden, W. (William), 1787-1852, publisher.
Westleys & Co., binder.

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