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Isaac, John Raphael

Collection of material relating to three inventions by John R. Isaac to be exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851.

England, 1851.
Physical Description:
11 items : ill. ; 38 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
In Process T690.B1 I73 1851+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Archives & Manuscripts
John R. Isaac was an engraver & lithographer. The material in this collection concerns three of his inventions exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851: an oak cabinet for displaying maps, a manifold stand for use as an easel, and an improved ink bottle. Included are his applications, admissions ticket, original pen and ink and watercolor designs, and an advertising leaflet for the ink bottle.
Sparling, T. Great Exhibition, 37
The folder of material concerning the Great Exhibition of 1851 includes a diagram of an exhibition hall; a printed ticket for early admission to the Exhibition on the 13th and 14th of October, issued to Isaac; a printed exhibitor's permit allowing the possesor to remove exhibited articles from the building, issued to Isaac; a newspaper clipping, undated, describing events to take place at the Crystal Palace, with notes in pencil in the margin; a printed ferry ticket "For persons going on board the Great Eastern on business, by the Rock Ferry Steamers"; and a letter, dated 21 April 1851, to Isaac from Alp. Belo [?], who informs Isaac that he has unpacked Isaac's items to be exhibited (a map cabinet, folio stand, and bottles) in the hall.
A folder of material concerning an exhibition of watercolors at Liverpool includes an unsigned 3-page memo, in pen and ink, captioned: "Liverpool exhibition of water color drawings &c." The memo states: "In the provincial exhibitions great injustice is done by exhibiting water color drawings and oil painting in one room and in close proximity ... to remedy this defect ... it is proposed to establish an annual exhibition [at Liverpool] soley of water color drawings and drawing room sculpture." Also present is a letter to Isaac, 3 Feb. 1851, from A. Booth, about this proposed watercolor exhibition, to open immediately after the London Exhibition.
"Proposed model of the docks and commercial portion of the town of Liverpool. Designed by John Grantham, C.E. Miller & Jones, Lith., 4, Harrington St." with 2 elevations and 1 plan ----
Lithographed form letter (1851) invitation from the Committee for Executing the Model of the Port of Liverpool ... John Grantham, Hon Sec. (encl. ticket lacking), for unveiling of the model -- Letter, 22 April 1851, from W. Roberts (for W.F. Sim, treasurer), to Isaac, cheque of £20 --Letter, 24 May 1852, from W. Roberts (for W.F. Sim, treasurer), to Isaac, cheque of £22.8.9 for the model -- Letter, 10 August '52, from W. Roberts (for W.F. Sim, treasurer), to Isaac enclosing cheque of £37.11.3 for model of the Liverpool Docks. --
Internation Exhibition 1862 [at London], Liverpool Committee, includes Isaac -- printed one page obituary of John R. Isaac, from the Art-Journal of October, 1871. -- Clipping from the Liverpool Courier of 4 Dec. 1907, praising Percy L. Isaac's donation of a collection of drawings and lithographs by J.R. Isaac's to the Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool)
receipt of Isaac's display
Subject Terms:
Decorative arts -- Great Britain.
Design, Industrial -- Great Britain.
Great Exhibition (1851 : London, England)
Isaac, John Raphael -- Provenance.
Isaac, John Raphael.
Lithography -- Specimens -- [1851]

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