We use cookies to improve your experience online. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookies policy.

Rubens a Sculptor.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



(London:): For Private Circulation., June, 1862.

Physical Description

24 p., [4] pl.; 242 mm.


[Half-t., t.p.] - [Text and pl.].

Responsibility Note

The printer is named on the title-page verso: 'London: D.F. Oakey, Printer, Cannon Row, Westminster, S.W.'

Summary Note

The author is not named. Perhaps he is Henry F. Holt, owner of two bas-reliefs on which the argument of the text is based.

The plates show two bas-reliefs and two paintings, of the Adoration of the Magi. All are photographs.

According to the catalogue of the National Art Library, London, this essay was also published in the Gentleman's magazine, IV, p.27.


The verso of the front loose endpaper is inscribed in ink, 'R.N. Wornum' and in pencil 'S.A.H.', i.e. S.A. Hart, librarian of the Royal Aacdemy 1864-81.

Binding Note

19th-century purple cloth, upper cover decorated in blind and in gilt and lettered 'Rubens A Sculptor', lower cover decorated in blind; spine unlettered.

Name as Subject


Sculptors - Artists - Painters - Sculpture - Paintings - Belgium - History - 17th century
Art history - Essays - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Photographs - Photomechanical prints - Great Britain - 19th century


Peter Paul Rubens, source artist
Henry F. Holt, author?
D. F. Oakey, printer
Ralph Nicholson Wornum, previous owner