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The Royal Gallery of Pictures, Being A Selection Of The Cabinet Paintings In Her Majesty's Private Collection At Buckingham Palace. Published Under The Superintendence Of John Linnell, Esq. -

RA Collection: Book

Record number



London:: James Bohn, King William Street, Charing Cross. -, MDCCCXL.

Physical Description

[3], 32 f., engr. dedic., [32] pl.; 361 mm.


[Engr. dedic., t.p.] - Advertisement - List of the Plates - [Plates and texts].

Responsibility Note

The engraved dedication and each plate are signed with the name of the source artist and that of the engraver. The engravers were F. Bacon, J. Burnet, W. Ward, W. Greatbatch, J.B. Allen (once cited in the text as 'J.C. Allen'), W.J. Taylor, W.S. Reynolds (sometimes written as S.W. Reynolds) (plate [31] is signed as by 'W.S. Reynolds', cited in the text as 'S.W. Reynolds, and in the List of the Plates as 'Ward'), J.P. Quilley, J. Linnell, Le Petit, T. Jeavons, Presbury, S. Smith.

Most carry the publisher's imprint of James Bohn and the date of 1839; but five carry that of Moon, Boys & Graves and the date of 1834.

Most carry the imprint of the intaglio printer McQueen.

The work is dedicated by The Publisher to Queen Adelaide.


C. LLoyd, The Royal Collection (1999); C. Lloyd, The Queen's pictures: royal collectors [exhibition catalogue] (1991); C. White, The Dutch pictures in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen (1982).

Summary Note

The publication-date of 1840 is given on the title page. Most plates and the engraved dedication carry the date of 1839, and some that of 1834.

The plates show paintings by Rembrandt (4 pl.), Vandyck, Gerard Douw, Ad. Van Ostade, Cuyp (2), Paul Potter (2), Sir Joshua Reynolds (4), Titian, Both, Teniers (3), Karel Du Jardin, Wouvermans (3; pl. 14 is signed as by Wouvermans but assigned to 'Dirk Stoop' in the List of the Plates), Granet, Mytens, Berghem, Hobbema, Rubens, A. Vandevelde, A. Vander Werff. The engraved dedication includes a vignette by T. Stothard. (Plates 3 and 4, 11-13 and 18, 19 are listed in the List of the Plates in a different order from that in which they appear.)


The verso of the front loose endpaper is inscribed in pencil, 'S.A.H.', i.e. S.A. Hart, librarian of the Royal Academy 1864-81.

Binding Note

19th-century half red morocco, red cloth-covered boards; gilt-decorated spine lettered 'Cabinet Pictures' and 'RA'.

Name as Subject


Paintings, European - Paintings, Dutch - Paintings, Belgian - Paintings, British - History
Collections - Galleries - Great Britain - London - Buckingham Palace - 19th century
Catalogues - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century