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Etchings By Edwin Landseer

Sir Edwin Landseer RA

RA Collection: Book

Record number

05/1214

Author

Imprint

(E. Gambart & Co., London.): [ca. 1825?]

Physical Description

17 pl.; 592 mm.

General Note

There is no title page or title plate. Plate no. 12 consists of two images, each carrying a different date (1821 and 1824).

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed 'EL' apart from nos. 1, 2, 7, 8. Each plate is blind-stamped, 'E. Gambart & Co. London'.

References

A. Dyson, 'Images interpreted: Landseer and the engraving trade', in Print quarterly, 1:1 (1984), p.29-43. On Gambart see J. Maas, Gambart: prince of the Victorian art world (1975).

Summary Note

No publication-date is carried by the title-label on the upper cover; but several plates carry dates - 1821 (pl. 12b, 17), 1822 (pl. 6), 1823 (pl. 13), 1824 (pl. 12a, 14), 1825 (pl. 10, 11, 16). The plates show landscapes with dogs, horses, stags, rabbits and game birds. Several appear to be views of Scotland, which Landseer first visted in 1824.

Copy Note

On every plate the blind stamp of Gambart has the letters 'afb' inscribed in pencil in an unknown hand.

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards, upper cover carrying black morocco label lettered 'Etchings By Edwin Landseer'; rebacked in 1998, spine lettered 'Landseer' and 'RA'.

Subject

Dogs - Horses - Animals - Landscapes (environments) - Great Britain - Scotland - History - 19th century
Etchings - Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century

Contributors