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Life Of Benjamin Robert Haydon, Historical Painter, From His Autobiography And Journals. Edited And Compiled By Tom Taylor, Of The Inner Temple, Esq. Second Edition. In Three Volumes. - Vol. I. (-III.)

Benjamin Robert Haydon

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Variant Title

Catalogue of new works in general literature, published by Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 39, Paternoster Row, London


London:: Longman, Brown, Green, And Longmans., 1853.

Physical Description

3 vols.; 190 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

Vol. I: xiv, [ii], 419, [1] p. - Vol. II: vii, [i], 407, [1] p. - Vol. III: vii, [i], 419, [1], 24 p.


Vol. I: [T.p.] - Editor's Preface To The Second Edition - Editor's Preface To The First Edition - Contents Of The First Volume - Autobiography Of Benjamin Robert Haydon; [colophon]. - Vol. II: [Half-t., t.p.] - Contents Of The Second Volume - Memoirs Of Benjamin Robert Haydon, From His Journals; [colophon]. - Vol. III: [Half-t., t.p.] - Contents Of The Third Volume - Memoirs Of Benjamin Robert Haydon, From His Journals - Appendix - Index; [colophon] - [Publishers' catalogue].

Responsibility Note

The printers' names are given on the verso of the title-page of Volume I, the versos of the half-titles of Volumes II and III and in the colophons: 'London: Spottiswoode and Shaw, New-street-Square.'


E. George, The life and death of Benjamin Robert Haydon (1967); F. Cummings, 'B.R. Haydon and his school', in Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 26 (1963), p.367-80; B.R. Haydon, The Diary of Benjamin Robert Haydon, ed. W.B. Pope (5 v., 1960-3).

Summary Note

The text of the third volume is followed by 'A Catalogue Of New Works In General Literature, Published By Longman, Brown, Green, And Longmans, 39, Paternoster Row, London.'; which carries the date of September 1854.


Each volume carries on the front pastedown a 20th-century (?) bookplate lettered 'Ex Libris Evelyn-Wolfe-Murray'.

Name as Subject


Artists - Painters - History painters - History painting - Great Britain - London - History - 18th century - 19th century
Biography - Memoirs - Art history - Publishers' catalogues - Great Britain - 19th century


Tom Taylor, editor, compiler
Mrs. Evelyn Pitman, previous owner
Evelyn Wolfe-Murray, previous owner
Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, publisher
Spottiswoode and Shaw (London), printer