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Sandby, Paul, 1731–1809

XII views in aquatinta from drawings taken on the spot in South-Wales [graphic] : dedicated to the Honourable Charles Greville and Ioseph Banks Esquire / by their ever grateful and much obliged servant Paul Sandby, R.A.

Additional Title(s):

Twelve views in aquatinta from drawings taken on the spot in South-Wales

Original aquatints by Paul Sandby R.A. the most important early user of this medium of views in Wales made in the years 1775-6

Sandby's views in Wales

XII views in Wales

Twelve views in Wales

[London] : [Paul Sandby], MDCCLXXV [1775-1776]
Physical Description:
39 prints in 1 album : aquatints with etching ; album 29 x 40 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2018 46
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
PrintsVisual Materials
Abbey, J.R. Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 511
"Part I [plates I-XII] is the first British book of views executed in aquatint. It will be noticed the first part is dedicated to the Hon. Charles Greville, who was first given details of the aquatint process from J.B. Le Prince, and passed on the information to Sandby. It is extremely doubtful whether any sets of these prints were issued coloured in the early impressions. The plates were used over and over again by printsellers, when the heavy wear and consequent deterioration of the plates covered by issuing them with heavy colouring."--Abbey.
Imprint from British Museum online catalogue.
British Museum. Catalogue of maps, pints, drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc., London, 1829.
Hazen, A.T. Catalogue of Horace Walpole's library, no. 3485
Copy at Maps 6.TAB.11. contains three sets of Sandby's views in Wales, the third bound between the first and second.
Lewis Walpole Library copy: With the armorial bookplate of James Comerford. Rebound in 1969 by Anthony Gardner, with extensive notes on the original binding. Formerly owned by Horace Walpole.
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. Bound in gilt-tooled calf by Riviere.
Subject Terms:
Comerford, James -- Bookplate.
Wales -- In art.
Wales -- Views.
Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797 -- Ownership.
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
Greville, Charles Francis, 1749-1809.
Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820.
Riviere & Son, binder.
IIIF Manifest:

Art in Focus : Wales (Yale Center for British Art, 2014-04-04 - 2014-08-10) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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