The Scenery Of The River Exe, Dedicated By Permission To Sir Thomas Dyke Acland Bart, M.P. By His Most Obedient & Grateful Servant F.C. Lewis.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Drawn, Engraved & Pubd. by F.C. Lewis 12 Charlotte Street, Rathbone Place, and John & Arthur Arch, Cornhill., London,: 1827.

Physical Description

[1] f.,, [27] pl.; 444 mm.


[] - Subscribers' Names - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

The title-plate and plates [1-27] are signed as drawn, engraved and published by F.C. Lewis, 1827, with the exception of: pl. [19] signed as drawn by Sir Thos. Acland and engraved and published by F.C. Lewis; [21] signed as drawn, engraved and published by F.C. Lewis from a sketch by F. Stevens; [22, 23] signed as drawn by F. Stevens and etched and published by F.C. Lewis; [25] signed as engraved by F.C. Lewis from a drawing by J.W. Abbott.


J.M.H. Lewis, The Lewis family: art and travel [1992, privately printed].

Summary Note

Plates [3, 7, 10, 12] are engraved as 'Proof'.

Among the Subscribers are listed the Royal Academicians David Wilkie, Sir Thomas Lawrence, A.W. Callcott, J.M.W. Turner, Francis Chantry and William Collins, and the Associates, Francis Danby and John Constable.


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 green morocco, marbled-papered boards; spine lettered 'Lewis - Scenery Of The Exe'.

Name as Subject


Landscapes (environments) - Rivers - Riverbanks - River towns - Great Britain - Devonshire - Exe (river) - History - 19th century
Landscapes (representations) - Drawings - Great Britain - 19th century
Views - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century


Frederick Christian Lewis Snr., draughtsman, engraver, publisher
Sir Thomas Dyke Acland 10th Bt., draughtsman, dedicatee
Francis Stevens, draughtsman
John White Abbott, draughtsman
John Arch, publisher
Arthur Arch, publisher
John and Arthur Arch, publisher