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A Series Of Views Of The Most Picturesque Scenes In Richmondshire. From Drawings By J. M. W. Turner, Esq. R. A. And John Buckler, Esq. F.S.A. - In Thirty-Two Plates, Executed In The Best Style Of Art By The Most Eminent Engravers. - With Descriptions By The Rev. Thomas Dunham Whitaker, Ll. D. Extracted From His "History Of Richmondshire." -

RA Collection: Book

Record number


Uniform Title

[History of Richmondshire., 1843.]


London:: John Bowyer Nichols And Son, 25, Parliament-Street. -, 1843.

Physical Description

[4], 20 p., [32] pl. (incl. frontis.) (Plates carry no numbers, but in 'List Of Plates' are numbered I-XXXII): [8] illus.; 423 mm. (Folio.)


[Frontis., t.p.] - List of Plates; Wood-Engravings - [Text] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

Twenty plates are signed as drawn by J.M.W. Turner R.A., and twelve as drawn by J. Buckler. All are signed by engravers - W.R. Smith, J. Archer, J. Le Keux, W. Lowry, John Pye, J. Scott, J. Landseer, C. Heath, T. Higham, S. Rawle, J.C. Varrall, H. Le Keux, S. Middiman, T. Milton, J. Archer, J. Roffe, W. Radclyffe, J. Higham.

Each plate carried the imprint of the publisher (but in the Royal Academy's copy those on pl. [7], [9], [24] seem to have been cropped in the binding). They appear variously as 'Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown', 'Longman, Hurst & Co.', 'Longman & Co., 'Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Co.' - generally joined with 'Hurst, Robinson & Co.', but in the case of pl. [20] joined with 'Robinson, Son & Holdsworth, Leeds'.

The in-text illustration on p.8 is signed as drawn by I. Buckler and cut by R. Branston; that on p.4, as cut by Branston. The others are unsigned.


L. Herrmann, Turner prints: the engraved work of J.M.W. Turner (1990), p.97-106; A. Lyles and D. Perkins, Colour Into Line Turner and the Art of Engraving [exhibition catalogue] (1989), p.33-5; H.R. Rigg, Turner and Dr Whitaker (1982); A. Wilton, The Life and work of J.M.W. Turner (1979), nos. 559-81; W.G. Rawlinson, The Engraved Work of J.M.W. Turner, R.A. (vol. 2, 1913), nos.169-188.

Summary Note

The publication-date of 1843 is given by the title page. The plates had first been published serially as illustrations of Dr T. Whitaker's History of Richmondshire between 1818 and 1823, and carry their original dates of publication.

The plates show: [1-5] Richmond; [6, 7] S. Agatha's abbey, Easby; [8] Aske Hall; [9] Romaldkirk; [10] High Force; [11, 12] Egglestone abbey; [13] Greta and Tees; [14] Brignall church; [15] Wycliffe; [16] Marrick abbey; [17] Aysgarth Force; [18] Semer Lake; [19] Moss Dale Fell; [20] Hardraw Fall; [21] Hornby castle; [22] Crook of Lune; [23] Lancaster castle; [14] Ashton Hall; [25] Ingleborough; [26] Hoenby castle; [27] Kirkby Lonsdale churchyard; [28] Heysham and Cumberland mountains; [29] Sizergh Hall; [30] Weathercoat cave; [31] Furness abbey; [32] Peel castle.

Copy Note

The front pastedown carries the printed ticket of the bookseller, 'Sold By C.L. Burdekin Parliament St., York.'

Binding Note

19th-century half green morocco, marbled-papered boards; gilt-decorated spine, unlettered.

Name as Subject


Landscapes (environments) - Mountains - Great Britain - Lancashire - Yorkshire - Richmond - Pennine Chain - History - 19th century
Drawings - Great Britain - 19th century
Views - Landscapes (representations) - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century


J.M.W. Turner RA, source artist, draughtsman
John Buckler, source artist, draughtsman
John Wykenham Archer, engraver
Charles Heath, engraver
William Raymond Smith, engraver
Samuel Middiman, engraver
John Roffe, engraver
J. W. Higham, engraver
John Charles Varrall, engraver
John Scott, engraver
Henry Le Keux, engraver
John Pye the younger, engraver
Samuel Rawle, engraver
Thomas Higham, engraver
John Landseer ARA, engraver
John Le Keux, engraver
C.L. Burdekin, bookseller
John Bowyer Nichols, publisher
Revd. Thomas Dunham Whitaker
Thomas Milton, engraver
Wilson Lowry, engraver
Robert Branston, engraver
John Bowyer Nichols And Son (London), publisher