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Memoirs Of Sir Robert Strange, Knt., Engraver, Member Of Several Foreign Academies Of Design; And Of His Brother-In-Law Andrew Lumisden, Private Secretary To The Stuart Princes, And Author Of "The Antiquities Of Rome." By James Dennistoun Of Dennistoun. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. (II.)

James Dennistoun of Dennistoun

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London:: Longman, Brown, Green, And Longmans., 1855.

Physical Description

2 vols.; 197 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

Vol. I: xi, [i], 313, [3], 24 p., frontis. (port.), [2] pl. - Vol. II: vii, [i], 333, [3] p. frontis. (port.).


Vol. I: [Frontis., t.p.] - Preface - Contents Of The First Volume - Illustrations Of The First Volume; Erratum - [Text, with 2 pl.] - [Colophon] - List Of New Works [published by Longman] - A Catalogue Of New Works In General Literature, Published By Longman ... - Vol. II: [Half-title, frontis., t.p.] - Contents To The Second Volume - Illustration Of The Second Volume - [Text] - Appendix [I-VI] - Index; [colophon] - The Traveller's Library In course of publication ... [by Longman].

Responsibility Note

In Volume I the frontispiece portrait of Strange is signed as drawn by J.B. Greuse and engraved by R. Strange; plate [1] is signed as made by R. Strange 1749; plate [2] is signed as engraved by Sir Robert Strange from a drawing by Gavin Hamilton. In Volume II the frontis. portrait of Lumisden is signed as 'From a Medallion by I. Tassie'. The printer is named on the title-page verso of Volume I and the half-title verso and colophon of Volume II: 'London: A. and G.A. Spottiswoode, New-street-Square.'


For Dennistoun see H. Brigstocke, 'James Dennistoun', in Connoisseur (1973), p. 90-7 and 240-9.

Summary Note

The Appendix of Volume II includes a 'Chronological List Of Sir Robert Strange's Engravings, With Their Prices' and 'List Of Sir Robert Strange's Drawings'.


Purchased in 1868 (see 'Report on the Library', RA Annual Report for 1868, Appendix No. 6, p. 31).

Binding Note

19th-century blue papered boards; spines lettered 'Memoirs Of Sir R. Strange And A. Lumisden. - J. Dennistoun. Vol. I. (II.)'.

Name as Subject


Artists - Engravers - Jacobites - Great Britain - Italy - History - 18th century
Biography - Great Britain - 19th century