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The Life Of Titian: With Anecdotes Of The Distinguished Persons Of His Time. By James Northcote, Esq. R.A. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. (II.)

James Northcote RA

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London.: Henry Colburn And Richard Bentley, 8, New Burlington Street., 1830.

Physical Description

2 vols.; 216 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

Vol. I: [2], 399, [1] p., frontis. (port.). - Vol. II: [2], 384 p., fold. genealogy.


Vol. I: [Frontis., t.p.] - [Text]; [colophon]. - Vol. II: [T.p.] - [Text] - Appendix; [colophon] - [Fold. genealogy].

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece is captioned, 'Titian, From an Original Drawing by himself ...', and is signed 'T.A. Dean'. It carries the publishers' imprint of 'Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley, 1830.'

The printers' name is given on the title-page versos and in the colophons, 'London: Printed By C. And W. Reynell, Broad Street, Golden Square.'


Purchased for RA Library in 1869 (see 'Report on the Library for the Year 1869', RA Annual Report, Appendix No. 6, p. 27).

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; red morocco spine-labels lettered 'Life Of Titian - 1. (2.)'

Name as Subject


Painters - Painting - Italy - Veneto - Venice - History - 16th century
Art history - Biography - Great Britain - 19th century


Titian, source artist
Henry Colburn, publisher
Richard Bentley, publisher
Charles Reynell, printer
William Henry Reynell, printer
T.A. Dean, engraver