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Lawrence Gallery. A Series Of Fac-Similes Of Original Drawings By M. Angelo Buonarotti, Selected From The Matchless Collection Formed by Sir Thomas Lawrence, late President of the Royal Academy.

RA Collection: Book

Record number

05/887

Variant Title

Series Of Fac-Similes Of Original Drawings By M. Angelo Buonarotti

Imprint

London:: Published By S. And A. Woodburn, 112, St. Martin's Lane., 1853.

Physical Description

4 p., [31] pl.; 553 mm.

General Note

Many plates are pasted in.

Contents

[T.p.] - Descriptive Catalogue 1(-31) - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

No plate is signed.

References

D. Sutton, 'Oxford and the Lawrence collection of drawings', in Italian drawings from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford [exhibition catalogue] (London, Wildenstein, 1970), p. vii-xxxiii.

Summary Note

The plates show drawings of Christian and miscellaneous subjects. The last plate is a facsimile of poetry in Michelangelo's handwriting.

Many of the drawings published here by Woodburn had been bought from Woodburn earlier by Lawrence. After Lawrence's death his collection was offered for sale to the King, the British Museum and others, and was eventually bought by Woodburn. After subsequent sales, many items were acquired by the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and by the British Museum, London.

It was during Lawrence's Presidency that the Royal Academy acquired Michelangelo's sculpture, the Taddei Tondo.

Binding Note

19th-century half red morocco, marbled-papered boards; gilt-decorated spine, green morocco spine-labels lettered 'Raffaelle - Michelangelo' and 'Lawrence Gallery 1841-53'. Bound with one other.

Name as Subject

Subject

Drawings, Italian - 16th century - Renaissance
Collections - Great Britain - 18th century - 19th century
Christian art and symbolism
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century

Contributors

Michelangelo Buonarroti
Samuel Woodburn
Allen Woodburn
Samuel & Allen Woodburn. London, publisher

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