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The monumental effigies of Great Britain : selected from our cathedrals and churches for the purpose of bringing together, and preserving correct representations of the best historical illustrations extant, from the Norman conquest to the reign of Henry the Eighth / / By C. A. Stothard

Charles Alfred Stothard

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: Printed by J. M'Creery, Black Horse Court, for the author: And to be had of him, 28, Newman Street; John Murray, Albemarle Street; and all booksellers, 1817 [-1832]

Physical Description

23, 112, [6] p. : col. front., illus., 144 (i.e. 146) pl. (part col.) port. ; 36 cm. (2°).

General Note

Introduction and descriptions for Stothard's Monumental Effigies of Great Britain by Alfred John Kempe, 1832.
The work was issued in twelve parts of which the first ten were prepared by Stothard himself although the last two, issued after his death, involved the work of other artists. The letterpress was supplied by his brother-in-law, Alfred John Kemp, and the last number appeared in 1832.
"Dedicated by permission to the Prince Regent" [t.p.]
"The whole of the Plates are from Mr. Charles Stothard’s original drawings. The work was issued at intervals in twelve Numbers, containing twelve Plates each. All the effigies in the nine first Numbers, and nine from the tenth Number, were etched by Mr. C. Stothard himself; Mr Robert Stothard, the late Mr. Bartholomew Howlett , and Mrs Charles James Smith, were severally employed in completing the work. Mr. Blore etched one Plate, after the drawing of the Effigy of Sir Thomas Cawne. The colouring has been executed by Mr. Edward Davies. The Roman numerals affixed to the different titles of the Plates in this list, show the number in which they appears. ..” [Chronological arrangement of the Plates, p. 107]


Resolution to subscribe moved by John Soane, seconded by Smirke [senior], passed on 19 February 1812. Also present: Farington, Dance, Turner, Callott, Rossi.