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

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Series Of Fac-Similes Of Original Drawings, By Raffaelle Da Urbino


London:: Published By S. And A. Woodburn, 112, St. Martin's Lane., 1841., C. Richards, Printer,, 100, St. Martin's Lane, Charing Cross.

Physical Description

p. [1-11], 6-9, [1] p., 30 pl.; 553 mm.

General Note

The plates are pasted in.


[T.p., dedic.] - To The Honourable The Lords Commissioners Of His Majesty's Treasury. The humble Memorial Of Professors And Amateurs Of The Fine Arts - Address - Descriptive Catalogue 1(-30) - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

No plate is signed. The publication is dedicated by S. and A. Woodburn to Queen Victoria.


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. 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 and sold on. The 'Memorial' and 'Address' printed here provide some details about the disposal of the collection. After subsequent sales, many items were acquired by the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and by the British Museum, London.

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


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


Raphael, source artist
Samuel Woodburn, publisher
Allen Woodburn, publisher
Victoria Queen of Great Britain, dedicatee
Charles Richards, printer
Samuel & Allen Woodburn. London, publisher

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