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Stirling Maxwell, William, 1818–1878
Annals of the artists of Spain / by William Stirling, M.A.
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Sun pictures

Talbotype illustrations to the Annals of the artists of Spain.
London : John Ollivier, 1848
Physical Description:
4 v. : ill., ports. ; 29 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TR144 S75 1848+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
The plates in v. 1-3 consist of lithographs and engravings by John Richard Jobbins, Henry Adlard, Robert Charles Bell, and George Edward Madeley.
The plates in v. [4] are comprised of 66 mounted salt prints (made with with the calotype process) by Nicolaas Henneman, and consist of reproductions of art works and title-pages. "This is the first art-historical work illustrated by photography."--Gernsheim. See also: Macartney, Hilary. "William Stirling and the Talbotype volume of the Annals of the Artists of Spain." History of Photography 30.4 (2006): 291-308.
With wood-engraved illustrations within the text, some signed: W.G. Mason.
Deluxe issue, printed on large paper and with an added volume of mounted photographic ill. The regular issue is complete in 3 v.
"Only twenty-five copies printed with red marginal lines, proof impressions of the plates on India paper, and two extra plates being the dedication, and the Virgin and Child, facing page 795."--P. [ii] (1st count).
Vol. 1: [4], xliii, [1], 508 p., [5] leaves of plates; v. 2: [4], [509]-948 p., [10] leaves of plates; v. 3: [4], [949]-1481, ii, [1] p.; v. [4]: [4], xii, [2] (p. [xiv] blank), [62] leaves of plates (1 folded).
Vol. [4] consists of lithographed t.p., letterpress t.p. (epigram and printer's colophon on verso), added t.p. (mounted photograph) with printed cartouche for presentation inscription on verso, dedication leaf (mounted photograph) with printed epigram on verso, "Preface" (p. [v]-viii), "Contents" (p. [ix]-xii), divisional title, and [62] leaves of plates.
Vol. [4] has added illustrated title page (mounted photograph): Talbotype illustrations to the Annals of the artists of Spain. London M.DCCC.XLVII.
Added chromolithographed architectural title-pages by J. Jobbins, printed in red, brown, and black.
Text of v. 1-3 within red rule border; text of v. 4 printed in brown within single rule or ornamental border.
Vol. [4] dedicated to Ralph William Grey.
Gernsheim, H. Incunabula of British photographic literature, 9
"Catalogue of works executed by and ascribed to Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez": v. 3, p. [1391]-1411, 1450.
"Catalogue of works executed by and ascribed to Bartolomé Estevan Murillo": v. 3, p. [1413]-1448.
"Monograms of artists": v. 3, p. [1449].
Errata: v. 3, p. [i]-ii at end.
British Art Center copy of volume 4 has a printed slip laid in at front: "The faulty [photographic] impressions in this volume may be exchanged for others, on application to Mr. Henneman, 122, Regent Street."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original gilt-stamped cloth. Contains author's autograph and ms. notation, with author's instructions for binding and dedication.
Subject Terms:
Art -- Spain -- History.
Artists -- Spain -- Portraits.
Artists -- Spain.
Artists' marks -- Spain.
Brettell, T., -- Printer.
Murillo, Bartolomé Esteban, 1617-1682.
Ollivier, John, -- Publisher.
Photography -- Early works to 1850.
Photography of art.
Velázquez, Diego, 1599-1660.
Calotype (paper process)
Salted paper prints.
Chromolithographs -- 1848.
Lithographs -- 1848.
Talbot, William Henry Fox, 1800-1877.
Adlard, Henry, engraver.
Bell, Robert Charles, 1806-1872, engraver.
Jobbins, John Richard, -1866, engraver.
Madeley, George Edward, engraver.
Mason, Walter George, 1820-1866, engraver.
Henneman, Nicolaas, 1813-1898, photographer.
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