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Published under the sanction of the Council of the Arundel Society. Descriptive Notice Of The Drawings And Publications Of The Arundel Society, Arranged In The Order Of Their Issue. By Frederic W. Maynard, Secretary To The Arundel Society.

Frederic W. Maynard

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Variant Title

Descriptive Notice Of The Publications of the Arundel Society
Drawings And Publications Of The Arundel Society


London:: Printed and Published for the Author by J.B. Nichols And Sons, 25, Parliament Street, And Sold At The Arundel Rooms, 24, Old Bond Street., 1869.

Physical Description

viii, 113, [3], 4 p., frontis.; 254 mm. (Octavo.)


[Half-t., frontis., leaf carrying the caption to the frontis., t.p.] - Preface - The Arundel Society; Or, Society For Promoting The Knowledge Of Art. Introductory Notice - [Text] - Index - List Of Occasional and Supernumerary Publications Of The Arundel Society Now On Sale; Local Agents Of The Arundel Society.


On the Arundel Society's reproductions see R. Cooper, 'The popularisation of Renaissance art in Victorian England', in Art history, I (1978), p.263-92; T. Harrod, A study of the Arundel Society 1848-1897 [dissertation, Univy. Oxford] (1978); C. H. Lloyd, Art and its images [exhibition catalogue] (1975), p.124-7; W. Noel Johnson, A handbook to the collection of chromolithographs from copies of important works of ancient masters published by the Arundel Society (1907); V. Marchese, 'La Società Arundel in Londra e le belle arti in Italia', in Ultimi scritti (1889), p.213; M. Digby Wyatt, An address in the Crystal Palace on November 3rd 1855 at the opening of an exhibition of works of art belonging to the Arundel Society (1855).

Summary Note

This detailed descriptive catalogue lists the publications of the Arundel Society by year, from the first year (1849-50) to the twenty-second (1870). In his Preface Maynard states, 'The work is published under the sanction and with the approval of the Council; but the author alone is responsible for the facts and opinions stated in it'. Most of the works listed are reproductions of Italian Renaissance paintings, but the list includes casts and literary works.

The frontispiece (a pasted-in photograph) shows 'The Ecstacy Of St. Catherine. A Fresco By Bazzi At Siena'.

The Arundel Society ceased to function in 1897.

Copy Note

The front pastedown and a preliminary leaf carry labels of the Gloucestershire County Library. On the verso of the half-title are pasted two newspaper advertisements for Arundel Society publications. The text carries brief annotations in pencil throughout.

Binding Note

19th-century brown cloth-covered boards; upper cover lettered 'Descriptive Notice Of The Drawings & Publications Of The Arundel Society', spine lettered 'The Arundel Society'.

Name as Subject


Christian art and symbolism
Paintings - Europe - Italy - History - Renaissance
Prints - Publishing - Societies - Great Britain - 19th century
Catalogues - Great Britain - 19th century


Sodoma, source artist
J. B. Nichols and Sons (London), publisher, printer
Arundel Society