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The lives of the most eminent British painters / by Allan Cunningham; annotated and continued to the present time by Mrs. Charles Heaton

Allan Cunningham

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: George Bell & Sons, 1879-1880

Physical Description

3 v. : 19 cm.

Series Title

Bohn's Standard Library

General Note

Includes a 'Life of Allan Cunningham' in vol.I.
With an index in vol.III
Vol.I: xxiv, 459, [1] p.; vol.II: [6], 442 p.; vol.III: [6], 491, [1] p.; 19.0 cm. (hbk).


This edition includes additional biographies by Mrs Heaton of the following artists: Thomas Stothard, John Crome, J.M.W. Turner, John Constable, Sir David Wilkie, William Mulready, B.R. Haydon, William Etty, Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, Clarkson Stanfield, C.R. Leslie, David Roberts, Sir Edwin Landseer, David Scott, Daniel Maclise, John Phillip

Copy Note

The title-page to vol.III is dated 1880. The original edition appeared in two volumes in 1829 and was subsequently expanded by the author into six volumes to include the lives of sculptors and architects
With 15-page catalogue of 'Standard Works Published By George Bell & Sons' bound in at the front of each volume and copies of the Complete catalogue of Bohn's Libraries dated 1878, 1879 and 1880 inserted at the end of vols. I, II and III respectively.

Binding Note

Publisher's blind panel-stamped dark blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt at head 'Cunningham's / British / Painters / [short rule] / Mrs. Heaton' and at foot 'Bohn's / Standard / Library'


Artists - Biographies - 18/19th Centuries - United Kingdom