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A Catalogue Of The Works Of Cornelius Visscher. By William Smith, Esq., F.S.A., F.R.H.S., M.R.I. -

William Smith

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Variant Title

Fine Arts Quarterly Review; 1-2


Reprinted From The Fine Arts Quarterly Review, For Private Circulation Only, By John Childs And Son,, Bungay.: 1864.

Physical Description

[6], 73, [3] p.; 267 mm. (Octavo.)


[Half-t., t.p., dedic.] - [Text]; [colophon] - [supplementary text].

Responsibility Note

The National Art Library catalogue attributes the work to a different William Smith.

The printer's name is repeated in the colophon.

The work is dedicated by the author to William Hookham Carpenter, Keeper of the Prints and Drawings in the British Museum.


A. Griffiths, ed., Landmarks in print collecting: connoisseurs and donors at the British Museum since 1753 [exhibition catalogue] (1996), 90-100.

Summary Note

The catalogue lists 198 items. The page of supplementary text expands the notes on nos. 52, 72.


Acquired in 1864. A preliminary leaf is inscribed in ink, 'The Library Royal Academy, From the Author. - 20 Upper Southwick Street, London, W 22nd. July 1864.'

Binding Note

19th-century green cloth-covered boards, upper cover lettered 'Catalogue Of The Works Of Cornelius Visscher'; spine unlettered.

Name as Subject


Draughtsmen - Engravers - Artists - Drawings - Engravings (prints) - Netherlands - Haarlem - Amsterdam - History - 17th century
Catalogues - Great Britain - 19th century


William Smith, previous owner, donor
William Hookham Carpenter, dedicatee
John Childs and Son (Bungay), printer