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Twenty-Four Views Of Italy, Drawn from Nature, And Engraved Upon Stone, By C. Hullmandel.

Charles Joseph Hullmandel

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/2818

Author

Imprint

(London:): Published by C. Hullmandel, 51, Great Marlborough Street. Printed at Moser and Harris's, Lithographic Press, 52, Ossulston Street, North, Somers Town. Price Thirty Shillings., (1818.)

Physical Description

[2] p., [24] pl.; 262×370 mm. (Oblong).

Contents

[T.p.] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed as drawn by 'C.H.'

Each carries Hullmandel's imprint as publisher, apart from pl. [3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14].

References

Travel In Aquatint And Lithography 1770-1860 From The Library Of J.R. Abbey, I (1956, repr. 1991), no. 167, p.145-51; M. Twyman, Lithography, 1800-1850 (1970), esp. p.184-8.

Summary Note

No publication-date is carried by the title-page; but five plates carry the date of 1818 June (pl. [1, 2, 8, 12, 13]); seven carry no date (pl. [3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14]); twelve carry the date of 1818 July 10 (pl. [5, 6, 15-24]).

The plates are all captioned. Twelve show views of Rome and its neighbourhood (pl. [1-4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 17, 21, 23, 24]), and twelve show the bay of Naples (pl. [5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18-20, 22]).

Hullmandel had been introduced to the technique of lithography in 1817 by Alois Senefelder during a visit to Munich. This publication is described by Twyman as marking a turning-point in the history of lithography in Britain. Hullmandel was dissatisfied with the printing of these Twenty-Four Views, and subsequently set up his own lithographic press, made many experiments with lithographic techniques and published several influential books on the subject.

Provenance

Acquired by the Academy

Binding Note

20th-century half calf, green cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'R.A. Views Of Italy C. Hullmandel'. Bound with twelve views of Italy engraved after drawings by R. Wilson.

Subject

Landscapes (environments) - Italy - Lazio - Rome - Campania - Naples - 19th century
Views - Vedute - Landscapes (representations) - Travel sketches - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Planographic prints - Lithographs - Great Britain - 19th century

Contributors

Francis Moser, lithographic printer
J. Harris, lithographic printer
Charles Joseph Hullmandel, publisher
Moser and Harris (London), lithographic printer