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A Collection Of Water Colour Drawings In The Possession Of Walter Fawkes, Esq.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



London:: Printed By Benjamin Bensley,, M DCCC XIX.

Physical Description

[3-]20 p., frontis., [1] pl.; 238 mm.


[Frontis., t.p., dedic.] - Extracts From The Observations On Mr. Fawkes's Collection Of Water Colour Drawings; Made In The Daily Papers And Other Publications During The Months Of May And June. A.D. 1819 - [Text] - [Colophon] - [Plate].

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece is signed as drawn by I.M.W. Turner, R.A., and engraved by Henry Moses. The plate is unsigned.

The printer is named again in the colophon: 'Printed By Benjamin Bensley, Nelson Square.'

The work is dedicated by W. Fawkes to J.M.W. Turner.

Summary Note

The catalogue lists many works by J.M.W. Turner, Fawkes's friend, and some by Robson, Smith, Atkinson, Varley, Hills, Dewint, Glover, Prout, Gilpin, J. Ibbetson, Garrard, E. Swinburne, Heaphy, Nicholson, Fielding, Cristal, Cox. Most of these paintings are landscapes.

The frontispiece is captioned and shows 'Mr. Fawkes's Gallery'. The plate shows a mountain stream with a list of British water-colour painters.


Presented by Walter Fawkes by hand of J.M.W. Turner, RA; acknowledged RA Council Minutes, VI, 90 (6 Nov. 1819).

Binding Note

19th-century red morocco; spine lettered 'Catalogue Of Mr. Fawkes's gallery Of Water Colour Drawings'.

Name as Subject


Landscapes (environments) - Great Britain - History
Landscapes (representations) - Watercolors (paintings) - Great Britain - 18th century - 19th century
Collections - Great Britain - 19th century
Catalogues - Great Britain - 19th century


Benjamin Bensley, printer
J.M.W. Turner RA, dedicatee, source artist, draughtsman
Henry Moses, engraver
Walter Ramsden Hawkesworth Fawkes, author, previous owner, donor

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