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Etchings For The Art-Union Of London By The Etching Club.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



(London:: Art Union of London,), MDCCCLVII.

Physical Description

[2] f., [30] pl. on 19 sheets (the plates carrying no numbers but assigned numbers in the Contents); 378 mm.


[T.p.] - Contents - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

Some plates are signed by the etchers named in the list of Contents.


A. Fredericksen, The Etching Club of London: a taste for painters' etchings [exhibition catalogue] (2002). Six volumes of the Etching Club's minutes and accounts (1838-92) are held in the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

R. Smith, 'The rise and fall of the Art Union print', in Print quarterly, 3:2 (1986), p.95-108.

R.G. Alexander, A Catalogue Of The Etchings Of Samuel Palmer (1937).

Summary Note

Some plates carry earlier dates - of 1840 (?), 1842, 1844, 1850, 1856.

The table of Contents lists thirty works, etched by C.W. Cope, R.A. (3 pl.), T. Creswick, R.A.(3 pl.), Frederick Tayler (2 pl.), Thos. Webster, R.A., Samuel Palmer (3 pl.), J.C. Horsley, A.R.A.(3 pl.), J.C. Hook, A.R.A. (3 pl.), R. Ansdell (2 pl.), Henry J. Townsend (2 pl.), W.E. Frost, A.R.A., R. Redgrave, R.A. (2 pl.), G.B. O'Neill (2 pl.), W.H. Hunt (2 pl.) and J.E. Millais, A.R.A. Most show landscapes.

Binding Note

19th-century half mottled calf, brown paper-coveed boards; rebacked in 1993 by A. Wessely, retaining earlier spine-piece lettered 'Etching Club 1857 Art Union'.

Name as Subject


Landscapes (environments) - Great Britain - History - 19th century
Landscapes (representations) - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Etchings - Great Britain - 19th century


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