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A Handbook To The Public Galleries Of Art In And Near London. With Catalogues of the Pictures, Accompanied By Critical, Historical, And Biographical Notices, And Copious Indexes To Facilitate Reference. By Mrs. Jameson. In Two Parts. Part I. Containing Introduction. National Gallery. Windsor Castle. (Part II. Containing Hampton Court. Dulwich Gallery. Barry's Pictures. Soane's Museum.)

Mrs. Anna Brownell Jameson

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London:: John Murray, Albemarle Street., 1842.

Physical Description

2 vols.; 198 mm. (Duodecimo.)

General Note

Vol.I: lii, 281, [1]p. - Vol. II: [ii], p.*282, *282, [1], 283*, 283-628, [4].


Vol.I: [T.p., dedic.] - Preface - Errata - Introduction - [Text]. - Vol. II: [T.p.] - Note; Errata - [Text] - Index; [colophon] - [Publisher's advertisement].

Responsibility Note

The printers' name is given on the title page versos and in the colophon of Volume II: 'London: Printed by W. Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street'.

The first volume is dedicated to the Marquess of Lansdowne.


A.M. Holcomb, 'Anna Jameson the first professional English art historian', in A. Hist., 6 (1983), p.171-87.

Summary Note

Mrs. Jameson became well-known as an art historian, particularly of the history of Christian iconography in western Europe. In her Introduction to the present guide-book she already defines forms, styles and techniques of art and writes on the philosophy of art, critical reception and connoisseurship.

'Barry's Pictures', mentioned on the title page of Volume II, are his mural paintings for the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (London).


The front loose endpapers are both inscribed in ink, 'The bequest of Sr. A.W. Callcott.'

Copy Note

The front pastedown of Volume I carries the binder's ticket, reading 'Bound By Remnant & Edmonds London'.

Binding Note

19th-century brown cloth-covered boards, upper and lower covers decorated in blind; spines lettered 'Handbook To The Public Galleries part. I. (II.)' and 'London John Murray'.

Name as Subject


Paintings, European - History
Collections - Art Galleries - Museums - Palaces - Castles - Great Britain - London - Berkshire - Windsor Castle - Surrey - History - 19th century
Catalogues - Guidebooks - Art criticism - Great Britain - 19th century
Publishers' advertisements - Great Britain - 19th century