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Artists At Home Photographed By J.P. Mayall, And Reproduced In Facsimile By Photo-Engraving On Copper Plates. Edited, With Biographical Notices And Descriptions, By F.G. Stephens

RA Collection: Book

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London:: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, And Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street, E.C., 1884. [All rights reserved.]

Physical Description

[8], 95, [1] p., [25] pl.; 390 mm.


[Frontis. (port.), t.p., dedic.] - Note - Preface - Contents - [Plates, with explanatory texts.]

Responsibility Note

All plates carry the signature of J.P. Mayall as photographer, and of Park Lane Studio, London.

Each carries the publishers' imprint of Sampson Low Marston Searle & Rivington.

The printer is named on the title-page verso: 'Chiswick Press: - C. Whittingham And Co., Tooks Court, Chancery Lane.'

The collection is dedicated to Sir Frederic Leighton, P.R.A.


L.L. Richards and A.T. Gill, 'The Mayall story', in History of photography, 9 (1985), p.89-107.

Summary Note

The twenty-five plates show the following twenty-five artists at home, with accompanying explanatory texts: Sir Frederic Leighton, P.R.A., William Calder Marshall, R.A., Thomas Webster, Hon. Retired R.A., Valentine Cameron Prinsep, A.R.A., John Everett Millais, R.A., Samuel Cousins, Hon. Retired R.A., George A. Lawson, Marcus Stone, A.R.A., Lawrence Alma Tadema, R.A., Richard Redgrave, Hon. Retd. R.A., John Pettie, R.A., Frank Dicksee, A.R.A., George Frederick Watts, R.A., W. Hamo Thornycroft, A.R.A., William Frerderick Yeames, R.A., John MacWhirter, A.R.A., Sir John Gilbert, R.A., Philip Hermogenes Calderon, R.A., Briton Riviere, R.A., Joseph Edgar Boehm, R.A., Edward John Poynter, R.A., Thomas Oldham Barlow, R.A., Roberty Walker Macbeth, A.R.A., George Adolphus Storey, A.R.A., Rt. Hon. W.E. Gladstone, M.P., Professor of Ancient History in the Royal Academy. The plate showing Gladstone, instead of appearing last alongside its related text, has been transposed to serve as a frontispiece. Most of the artists are shown in their studios.


Onto the front pastedown is pasted a card, on which is printed, 'With Fredk. Cartwright's Compliments. 27, Southampton Buildings. 3A, Poet's Corner.'

Binding Note

19th-century grey cloth-covered boards, upper cover and spine lettered in gilt, 'Artists At Home'.

Name as Subject


Artists - Painters - Sculptors - Engravers - Celebrities - Studios (work spaces) - Great Britain - London - History - 19th century
Portraits - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Photomechanical prints - Photoengravings - Photogravures - Great Britain - 19th century


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