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Title Memoirs of the life of John Constable ... : composed chiefly of his letters / by C.R. Leslie ...
Creator Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859.
Contributors Lucas, David, 1802-1881, engraver.
Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859, ill.
Constable, Lionel.
Sangorski & Sutcliffe, binder. CtY-BA
Classification Books & serials
Imprint London : James Carpenter ..., 1843.
Physical Description 152 p., [23] leaves of plates : ill., port. ; 38 cm.
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British Art Center copy 1 is evidently a proof copy, with all plates wanting, except the portrait of Constable, and with a prospectus tipped in at front. It has the autograph of Leslie, includes some of his pencilled annotations, and is extra-illustrated with another portrait of Constable.

British Art Center copy 2 is an extra-illustrated copy compiled by Charles Robert Leslie. Leslie evidently prepared this copy around 1851 for Nora G. Dunlop, the wife of his patron, James Dunlop. Besides a number of original letters by Constable, the volume includes two drawings by the artist, as well as eight now attributed to his son Lionel Bicknell Constable (1828-1887). The extra-illustrated material also includes 38 prints by various artists and engravers, as well as drawings and letters by John Thomas Smith, Joseph Farington, Francis Danby, Thomas Stothard, John Flaxman, and Richard Wilson. Also bound in is a a letter of 11 February 1846 from the artist Ramsay Richard Einagle to William Henry Ince, stating that he is enclosing a brief sketch of his life--present here--and noting that "Mr. Constable was taught by me the whole art of painting. When his father, who was a rich miller at Bergholt in Suffolk, dismissed him his house for loving the art as a profession, I received him into my house for 6 months, & furnished him every thing he wanted--even money." A letter from John Constable to John Thomas Smith, on the technique of etching, has been cataloged separately. This copy was presented by Viscount Arthur Hamilton Lee to William George Constable. Bound in 20th-century green morocco, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, London.

Call Number ND497 C7 L47 1843+ Oversize
Collection Rare Books and Manuscripts
Subject Terms Constable, John, -- 1776-1837.
Artists -- Correspondence.
Form Genre Terms Extra-illustrated copies (Provenance)
Mezzotints -- 1843.
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