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001 $ 04/3187
003 $ UK-LoRAA
041 0 # $a eng
044 # # $a uk
245 0 0 $a Engravings And Etchings Of The Principal Statues, Busts, Bass-reliefs, Sepulchral Monuments, Cinerary Urns, &c. In The Collection Of Henry Blundell, Esq. At Ince. Vol. I. (II.)
246 3 # $a Engravings And Etchings Of Sepulchral Monuments, Cinerary Urns
260 # # $a $c MDCCCIX. $c [1809]
300 # # $a 2 vols.; $c 560 mm.
500 # # $a Vol. I: [iv] p., frontis., pl. 1-77. - Vol. II: [iv] p., frontis., pl. [78]-[158]. The following plates do not carry numbers: 78, 127, 130-143, 152-154, 156-158. Plates '153' and '154' have these numbers written in over a printed '145, 146'. The caption of pl. [78] has been bound in as an additional leaf. - In both Volumes most plates, as well as carrying a plate number, carry a catalogue number, which the prefatory note explains as referring 'to a printed catalogue left at Ince for the use of visitors'.
505 0 # $a Vol. I: [Frontis., t.p.] - [Prefatory note] - [Plates]. - Vol. II: [Frontis., t.p.] - [Prefatory note] - [Plates].
508 # # $a The author of the prefatory note appears to be the owner of the collection.

The two frontispieces and most plates are unsigned. But six carry the name of a draughtsman - Tendi (pl. 151, [152]) or Piroli (pl. 155[-158]) - and a few, that of an engraver or etcher - P. Vitali (pl. 3, 9), Cromek (pl. 84, [132], [140]), 'L.R.' (pl. 96), Basire (pl. 122), W. Skelton (pl. 123), Cardon (pl. 151, [152]) or Piroli (pl. 155[-158]). The prefatory note states that several of the engravings were made before the sculptures left Italy.
510 0 # $a J. Fejfer and E. Southworth, Ince Blundell collection of classical sculpture, Vol. I. pts. 1, 2 (1991, 1997); E. Southworth, 'The Ince Blundell collection: collecting behaviour in the eighteenth century', in Journal of the history of collecting, 3:2 (1991), p.219-34; G. Vaughan, 'Henry Blundell's sculpture collection at Ince Hall', in Patronage and practice: sculpture on Merseyside, ed. P. Curtis (1989), p.13-21.

A wider survey may be found in J. Scott, The pleasures of antiquity: British collectors of Greece and Rome (2003).
520 2 # $a The title of Volume II. reads, 'Engravings and Etchings Of Sepulchral Monuments, Cinerary Urns, Gems, Bronzes, Prints, Greek Inscriptions, Fragments, &c. In The Collection Of Henry Blundell, Esq. At Ince. Vol. II.'

The plates in Volume I show ancient statues, busts, masks - and one modern statue, a Psyche by Canova (pl. 17). Those in Volume II show ancient bas-reliefs (including sarcophagi and votive tablets), a mosaic and architectural fragments, and four modern paintings by 'Spagnolet' (Jusepe de Ribera) (pl. 155-[158]). Most leaves carry a printed caption identifying the object shown - although Blundell remarks in his prefatory note that names of ancient statues 'are often given them by caprice'.

To house his sculptures Blundell commissioned a neoclassical 'pantheon' and garden 'temple'. After his death the collection passed to the Weld family, who presented it to Liverpool Museum in 1959.
561 # # $a Presented to the Academy by Henry Blundell in 1810 (RAA Council Minutes, IV, 190-1, 12 Feb. 1810).
562 # # $a The Academy's copy has bound in before the frontispiece of Volume I a plate showing a portrait of Henry Blundell engraved by E. Scriven after a bust by G. Bullock of 1804.
563 # # $a 19th-century red morocco, upper and lower covers having gilt borders with the Blundell crest centre; spine lettered 'Statues At Ince Vol. 1 (2)'.
600 1 4 $a Blundell
610 2 4 $a Liverpool Museum
653 # # $a Sculpture, Greek - Sculpture, Roman - Statues, Greek - Statues, Roman - Bas-reliefs, Greek - Bas-reliefs, Roman
653 # # $a Collections - Great Britain - Lancashire - Ince Blundell - 18th century - 19th century
655 # 0 $a Catalogues - Great Britain - 19th century
655 # 0 $a Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century
700 1 # $a Blundell $e author $e previous owner $e donor
700 1 # $a Tendi $e draughtsman
700 1 # $a Piroli $e draughtsman $e engraver
700 1 # $a Vitali $e engraver
700 1 # $a Cromek $e engraver
700 1 # $a Basire $e engraver
700 1 # $a Skelton $e engraver
700 1 # $a Cardon $e engraver
700 1 # $a Scriven $e engraver
700 1 # $a Bullock $e source artist
700 1 # $a Ribera $e source artist
700 1 # $a Canova $e source artist
710 2 # $a Liverpool Museum