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Gems Of British Art, Designed By The Late G. Stuart Newton, Esq. R.A. And Engraved In Mezzotint By Eminent Artists. - With A Brief Memoir Of His Life, And Descriptive Notes. By Henry Murray, Esq. -

RA Collection: Book

Record number



London:: M.A. Nattali, 23, Bedford Street, Covent Garden., MDCCCXLIII.

Physical Description

[4], 22 p., [11] pl.; 362 mm.


[T.p.] - Gilbert Stuart Newton, Esq., R.A. - [Plates and texts].

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed by the source-artist G.S. Newton, and by their respective engravers - J. Egan, Geo. H. Phillips, David Lucas, James Scott, W. Giller, J. Porter or W.O. Burgess.

Each carries the publishers' imprint, either of Hodgson & Graves (for plates dated 1836-7) or of Graves & Warmsley (for plates dated 1842).

The rear pastedown carries the binder's ticket, 'Bound By Remnant & Edmonds - London'.


G.C. Mason, The life and works of Gilbert Stuart (1879); L. Park, ed., Gilbert Stuart: an illustrated descriptive list of his works (4 v., 1927).

Summary Note

The publication-date of 1843 is given on the title page. Plates carry publication dates of 1836, 1837 or 1842.

The plates are captioned and show: [1] Abbot Boniface; [2] Mrs Lister (Ldy. Maria Theresa Lister); [3] Girl at her studies; [4] Greek girl; [5] The Deserted; [6] The Prince of Spain's visit to Catalina; [7] Pensierosa; [8] Lear, Cordelia and the Physician; [9] Forsaken; [10] Polly Peachum; [11] Girl at her devotions.


The front pastedown carries the 19th-century bookplate of 'Edward Magrath'. It is inscribed in pencil 'S.A: H', i.e. S.A. Hart, librarian of the Royal Academy 1864-81.

Binding Note

19th-century red cloth-covered boards, upper and lower covers decorated in blind, upper cover lettered 'Gems Of British Art In Eleven Plates By Stuart Newton R.A.' within gilt-stamped floral cartouche; rebacked in 1990, spine unlettered.

Name as Subject


Paintings - Painters - Great Britain - History - 19th century
Art history - Biography - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Mezzotints - Great Britain - 19th century