William Sharp Engraver With A Descriptive Catalogue Of His Works By W.S. Baker

William Spohn Baker

RA Collection: Book

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Philadelphia: Gebbie & Barrie Publishers, 1875

Physical Description

121, [1] p., frontis. (port.); 186 mm. (Octavo.)


[Half-t., frontis., t.p., dedic.] - [Text] - [Divisional t.p., 'A Descriptive Catalogue Of The Works Of William Sharp Engraver.'] - [Text] - Table Of Subjects Alphabetically Arranged - Table Of The Dated Prints. Chronologically Arranged.

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece is unsigned. It appears to be a copy of the engraving listed in the catalogue as no. 59, i.e. a portrait of William Sharp engraved by Sharp after the painting by G.F. Joseph A.R.A.

The work is dedicated by W.S. Baker to John S. Phillips.

Summary Note

The catalogue lists 231 items, arranged under the subject headings 'Scriptural Subjects' (1-12), 'Historical Subjects' (13-37), 'Large Portraits' (38-69), 'Smaller Portraits' (70-110), 'Various Subjects' (111-154), 'Small Book Plates' (155-214), ''Card Plates & Tickets' (215-231). They are also listed chronologically in a separate table.

The frontispiece shows a portrait captioned in the plate, '1817 William Sharp Engraver London'.

Binding Note

19th-century red cloth; white paper spine-label lettered 'Wm. Sharp Engraver With Catalogue Of His Works. - W.S. Baker.', spine lettered 'R.A.'

Name as Subject


Engravers - Artists - Engraving - Engravings - Great Britain - History - 18th century - 19th century
Biography - Art history - Catalogues - United States of America - 19th century


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