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New Designs of Vases and Tripods Decorated in the Antique Taste, By Geo: Richardson, Archt. and Son on XXV Plates.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



London,: Publish'd by the Author, No. 105, Great Tichfield Street,, Sept. 5th. 1793.

Physical Description

25 pl. (incl. t.-pl.); 330 mm. (Quarto)

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed as designed and engraved by G. Richardson and Son (i.e. William Richardson).


E. Harris and N. Savage, British Architectural Books (1990), no. 742. p.387-90.

Summary Note

The twenty-five plates consist of the title plate, twelve plates each showing a vase, and twelve plates each showing a tripod.


12 August 1797: 'Resolved, That Messrs Richardson's Two Books, sent to the President & Council, viz: A Series of Original Designs of Country Seats, &c. And, New Designs of Vases, & Tripods, &c. be purchased for the Use of the Academy. And also, that the Academy do subscribe for his new Work in Architecture', i.e. The new Vitruvius Britannicus, [1796-] 1802. (RA Council Minutes II, 329).

'Richardson paid £5.12.6 for books.' (RA Treasurer's Account Book, Midsummer Quarter, 1798).

Binding Note

18th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; rebacked and recornered in 20th century, black morocco spine-label lettered 'Vases'.

Name as Subject


Vases - Tripods (stands) - Great Britain - History - 18th century - Neoclassical
Designs - Pattern books - Great Britain - 18th century
Pictorial works - Aquatints - Great Britain - 18th century


William Richardson, draughtsman, engraver
George Richardson, draughtsman, engraver