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Sketches in Belgium and Germany by Louis Haghe, 1845. Second Series.

RA Collection: Book

Record number


Variant Title

Haghe's Sketches - Belgium and Germany


London,: Henry Graves & Co., Print Sellers & Publishers To Her Majesty the Queen, & His Royal Highness Prince Albert, 6, Pall Mall,, 1845

Physical Description

[1], 26 pl. (incl. t.pl.); 537 mm.


[T.pl. (= pl.1), engr. dedic. and 'List Of Drawings In Belgium & Germany By Louis Haghe, Esqre.'] - [Plates 2-26].

Responsibility Note

The plates are unsigned by the source-artist, but most carry the name of the lithographic printers, Day & Haghe.

The work is dedicated by Louis Haghe to Leopold, King of the Belgians.


Travel In Aquatint And Lithography 1770-1860 From The Library Of J.R. Abbey ... A Bibliographical Catalogue Volume I (1956, repr. 1972, 1991), no. 37, p.43.

M. Twyman, Lithography 1800-1850 (1970).

Summary Note

The plates are captioned within the plate and are described briefly in the List Of Drawings. They are two-tint lithographs, showing exterior and interior views of churches and public buildings in Liege, Lierre, Oudenarde, Dixmude, Antwerp, Louvain, Treves, Bruges, Ratisbone, Munich, Ipres, Tournay, Hal, Courtray, Gaesbeck and Mons, in late-Gothic or Northern Renaissance styles. They are peopled with figures dressed in 17th-century costume. This was the second collection of Haghe's sketches in Belgium and Germany (the two others were published in 1840 and 1850 respectively).

According to the publisher's advertisement (bound into the Royal Academy's copy), this and similar works were available either as 'Imperial Folio, tinted and half bound Morocco Price £4 4s 0d' or as 'Coloured and mounted, exactly like the Original Sketches in Portfolio £10 10s 0d.'

The work was bound using india-rubber or caoutchouc in a process invented by George Hancock; which has become brittle with time.

Copy Note

At the rear is bound in a one-leaf advertisement, 'Splendid Illustrated Works Recently Published By Messrs. Henry Graves & Co.'

Binding Note

19th-century quarter red morocco, green watered-cloth-covered boards, upper cover lettered 'Haghe's Sketches - Belgium And Germany Second Series'; spine lettered 'Haghe's Sketches - Belgium And Germany - Second Series.'

Name as Subject


Architecture - Public buildings - Churches - Belgium - Germany - History - Gothic - Renaissance
Drawings - 19th century
Views - Travel sketches - Publishers' advertisements - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Great Britain - 19th century


Charles Haghe, source artist
Leopold I King of Belgium, dedicatee
Henry Graves, publisher
Day and Haghe (London), lithographic printer
Henry Graves and Company, publisher, printseller