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A Catalogue Raisonné Of The Engraved Works Of Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. From 1755 To 1820. To Which Is Added A Short Biographical Sketch of each Engraver. By Edward Hamilton, M.D. F.L.S. &c.

Edward Hamilton

RA Collection: Book

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London:: P. & D. Colnaghi And Co., 13 & 14 Pall Mall East., 1874. All Rights reserved.

Physical Description

viii, 143, [1] p.; 252 mm. (Quarto.)


[Half-t., t.p.] - Introductory Remarks - [Text]; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

The printer is named on the title-page verso and in the colophon: 'London: Printed by John Strangeways, Castle St. Leicester Sq.'


T. Clayton, 'Figures of fame: Reynolds and the printed image', in Joshua Reynolds the creation of celebrity, ed. M. Postle [exhibition catalogue] (2005); D. Alexander, 'The Dublin group: Irish mezzotint engravers in London 1750-1775', in Bull. Irish Georg. Soc., 16 (1973), p.73-93; C.E. Russell, English mezzotint portraits and their states (1926); A.M. Hind, John Raphael Smith and the great mezzotinters of the time of Reynolds (1911); J. Chaloner Smith, British mezzotinto portraits (4 v., 1883).

Summary Note

During Reynolds's lifetime an enormous number of reproductive engravings made his paintings well-known - particularly the mezzotints of a group of Irish engravers, J. Macardell, R. Houston, E. Fisher and J. Watson.

Binding Note

19th-century brown cloth, upper and lower covers decorated in blind, upper cover lettered 'Sir Joshua Reynolds' Engraved Works.'; spine letters 'Sir Joshua Reynolds' Engraved Works.'

Name as Subject


Paintings - Painters - Great Britain - History - 18th century
Engravings - Engravers - Great Britain - 18th century - 19th century
Catalogues Raisonnés - Great Britain - 19th century