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Pyne, W. H. (William Henry), 1769–1843
Copper plates used in Pyne's Etchings of rustic figures.
Great Britain, 1814, April 1-July 1.
Physical Description:
18 plates ; 30 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC735 .P9 1815a+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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View catalog record for Pyne's Etchings of rustic figures (London : Ackermann, 1815)
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
London painter and etcher W.H. Pyne is best known for his guides to drawing figures in landscape, including "Microcosm" and the present work.
18 etched copper plates used in the printing of W.H. Pyne's Etchings of rustic figures. London: R. Ackermann, 1815. (Abbey, J.R. Life 179). Included are plates 1-9, 11, 13, 15-20, and 41. All plates bear the same imprint as the printed leaves in the 1815 work. Plates are variously dated from April 1 to July 1, 1814. According to Abbey, a number of these plates were first published in Ackermann's Repository of Arts, Oct. 1812-Aug. 1814. The back of each plate is etched: I. Shafe, 24 Littlemoorfields, London. [i.e. John Shafe, copper plate maker].
Subject Terms:
Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834.
Copperplates -- Specimens.
Drawing -- Technique.
Figure painting.
Illustration of books -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Landscape painting.
Pyne, W. H. (William Henry), 1769-1843. Etchings of rustic figures.
Shafe, John.
Printing plates -- Great Britain -- 19th century.

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