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Illustrations of the Rhine Drawn From Nature And On Stone By S. Prout.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



London:: Published By E. Gambart & Co. 25 Berners Str Oxford Str., January 2nd 1853.

Physical Description

[2], 30 pl.; 557 mm.

General Note

The plates carry no numbers, but in the List of Subjects are assigned numbers 1-30 (incl. t.pl., excl. engr. dedic.), but pl. 8/9, 16/17, 20/21 and 26/7 are pairs printed on one sheet, making the total number of plates 26 (excluding the engraved dedication).


[T.pl.] - [Engr. list,] Illustrations of the Rhine, Drawn from Nature And On Stone By S. Prout. Hullmandel & Walton, Lithog. - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed as drawn by, or drawn from nature and on stone by, S. Prout, and as printed by Hullmandel & Walton.


Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860 from the Library of J. R. Abbey ... A bibliographical catalogue: volume I (1956, repr. 1972, 1991), no. 219, p.191, 193 [on the 1822-6 edition].

R. Lockett, Samuel Prout, 1783-1852 (1985).

M. Twyman, 'Charles Joseph Hullmandel lithographic printer extraordinary', in Lasting Impressions, ed. P. Gilmour (1988), p.42-90, 362-7; M. Twyman, Lithography 1800-1850 (1970).

Summary Note

This work had first been published in five part with supplement, between 1822 and 1826.

The plates show views of the Rhine and the country bordering it, with boats, figures, castles, bridges and other buildings: 1-3. Cologne; 4, 5. Leudersdorf; 6. Godesberg; 7. Andernach; 8. Ehrenbreitenstein; 9. Kapelle; 10. Nieder Lahnstein; 11. Ober Lahnstein; 12. Lahneck; 13. Rentz; 14. Braubach; 15. Boppart; 16. Liebenstein & Sternfels; 17. Katz; 18. St Goar & Rheinfels; 19. Ober Wesel; 20. Pfalz; 21. Bacharach; 22. St Clement; 23, 24. Mayence; 25. Frankfort; 16. St Nicolas, Frankfort; 27. Ulm; 28. St Omer, Strasbourg; 29. Strasbourg; 30. Schaffhausen.

Binding Note

19th-century half green morocco, green cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'The Rhine Prout', 'R.A.' and '1853'.

Name as Subject


Landscapes (environments) - Rivers - Waterways - Rhine - Architecture - Castles - Bridges - Public buildings - Germany - History - 19th century
Drawings - Landscapes (representations) - 19th century
Views - Travel sketches - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Great Britain - 19th century


Ernest Gambart, publisher
Samuel Prout, source artist, draughtsman, lithographer
Charles Joseph Hullmandel, lithographic printer
Hullmandel and Walton, lithographic printer