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Twelve Original Etchings By George Hayter, Historical & Portrait Painter To His Majesty The King Of Belgium, And Member Of The Academies Of Rome, Florence, Bologna, Parma, And Venice. Respectfully Dedicated To His Grace The Duke of Bedford, K.G. &c. &c. &c. By His Grace's Most Devoted And Grateful Servant, George Hayter.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Published By J. Dickinson, Bond Street. [Part I., [London]

Physical Description

[2] p., [12] pl.; 356 mm.

General Note

Almost all plates carry plate-numbers: 2, 37[?], 34, 10, 36, 19, 27, 16, 40, 15, 32, [unnumbered].


[T.p.] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

All plates (except the last) and the title-page vignette are signed by G. Hayter (or 'GH').


D. Alexander, 'George Hayter (1792-1871) a printmaker of the 1820s', in Print Quarterly, 2 (1985), p.218-29.

Summary Note

In the title the words 'Member Of The Academies Of Rome, Florence, Bologna, Parma And Venice' are a cancel, pasted on.

All plates except the last carry dates within the plate - of 1815, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1828, 1829.

They are captioned and show: [1] self-portrait; [2] album frontispiece; [3] muleteer; [4] Brentaccia; [5] pilgrim; [6] bandit; [7] repose (after Guercino); [8] S. Barnardo; [9] a sybil; [10] Prophet Ezra; [11] Circassian mounting a horse; [12] lion. Some are etched after paintings by Hayter.

The title-page vignette shows the head of a faun, surrounded by vine-leaves.


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 mottled calf, marbled-papered boards; green morocco spine-label lettered 'Hayter's Etching'.

Name as Subject


Drawings - Paintings - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Etchings - Great Britain - 19th century


Sir George Hayter, source artist, draughtsman, etcher
Joseph Dickinson, publisher
John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford, dedicatee