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The Resource Annals of the artists of Spain, by William Stirling

Annals of the artists of Spain, by William Stirling

Label
Annals of the artists of Spain
Title
Annals of the artists of Spain
Statement of responsibility
by William Stirling
Creator
Contributor
Binder
Engraver
Former owner
Photographer
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of 25 large-paper presentation copies of Stirling's pioneering study of Spanish art, consisting of three text volumes, and a fourth volume of Talbotype illustrations by Nicolaas Henneman, a Dutch photographer working in England, and assistant to Henry Fox Talbot.
Related
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
page 298, entry L5
Citation source
Macartney, H. "Census of bound edition copies of Talbotype illustrations to the Annals of the artists of Spain," in Copied by the sun
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
N7112
LC item number
.S8 1848
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
These early photographs make Stirling's work the first photographically illustrated art book. For additional information, see Hilary Macartney, "Experiments in photography as the tool of art history, no. 1: William Stirling's Annals of the artists of Spain (1848)," Journal of art historiography no. 5 (December 2011): 1-17
Label
Annals of the artists of Spain, by William Stirling
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title-page printed in red and black, within red ruled border; text printed in black in roman type; marginal references in small italic type; all within red ruled borders; ornamental initials in red
  • Added engraved architectural title-pages in three colors, signed "Alonso Cano."
  • Preceding engraved and letterpress title pages is a presentation leaf containing an ornamental cartouche printed in red; left blank, to be filled in in manuscript
  • "Only twenty-five copies printed with red marginal lines, proof impressions of the plates on India paper, and two extra plates being the dedication, and the Virgin and Child, facing page 795"--Verso of presentation leaf
  • Illustrated throughout with woodcut drawings, and engraved leaves of plates containing portraits of Spanish artists, many printed and engraved by H. Adlard; the portrait of Virgin and Child facing page 795 is by Alonso Cano, engraved by R.C. Bell, who also engraved Murillo's "El angel de la guarda" opposite page 880
  • Volume 4 has title within ornamental border: "Talbotype illustrations to the Annals of the artists of Spain," London: MDCCCXLVII [1847]; it contains 66 numbered Talbotypes, or calotypes of paintings and drawings of Spanish works of art. Half-title page reads: "Illustrations. Only twenty-five copies printed."
  • Paged continuously
  • "Catalogue of works executed by and ascribed to Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez": v. 3, pages [1391]-1411, 1450
  • "Catalogue of works executed by and ascribed to Bartolomé Estevan Murillo": v. 3, pages [1413]-1448
  • "Monograms of artists": v.3, page[1449]
Bibliography note
Includes index and bibliographical references
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
4 volumes
Lccn
10004746
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Talbotype no. 35 bound out of order between nos. 25 and 26-27 in volume 4. All four volumes bound in bright red morocco; gilt fillets; large gilt centerpiece of the royal arms of Spain on upper cover, monogram of William Stirling Maxwell on lower covers; inner gilt dentelles; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt; binder's stamp "Leighton Brewer St." in upper left corner of verso of front endleaf. Stirling's inscription on presentation leaf in volume 1, dated July 18, 1848 in London: "To the Honourable Mrs. Hubbard with the best regards of the author." Mrs. Hubbard was the Hon. Maria Margaret Napier, wife of Right Hon. John Gellibrand Hubbard, Baron Addington, a London merchant, and governor of the Bank of England; she was the sister of Francis, Baron Napier, who was a close friend of Stirling's. There is also a presentation leaf, with blank cartouche in volume 4, which Stirling has inscribed "To the Hon. Mrs. Hubbard." Gift of Albert Boni, 1966.
Other physical details
illustrations (woodcuts, engravings, photographic prints)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)
  • ucoclc4400508
Label
Annals of the artists of Spain, by William Stirling
Publication
Note
  • Title-page printed in red and black, within red ruled border; text printed in black in roman type; marginal references in small italic type; all within red ruled borders; ornamental initials in red
  • Added engraved architectural title-pages in three colors, signed "Alonso Cano."
  • Preceding engraved and letterpress title pages is a presentation leaf containing an ornamental cartouche printed in red; left blank, to be filled in in manuscript
  • "Only twenty-five copies printed with red marginal lines, proof impressions of the plates on India paper, and two extra plates being the dedication, and the Virgin and Child, facing page 795"--Verso of presentation leaf
  • Illustrated throughout with woodcut drawings, and engraved leaves of plates containing portraits of Spanish artists, many printed and engraved by H. Adlard; the portrait of Virgin and Child facing page 795 is by Alonso Cano, engraved by R.C. Bell, who also engraved Murillo's "El angel de la guarda" opposite page 880
  • Volume 4 has title within ornamental border: "Talbotype illustrations to the Annals of the artists of Spain," London: MDCCCXLVII [1847]; it contains 66 numbered Talbotypes, or calotypes of paintings and drawings of Spanish works of art. Half-title page reads: "Illustrations. Only twenty-five copies printed."
  • Paged continuously
  • "Catalogue of works executed by and ascribed to Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez": v. 3, pages [1391]-1411, 1450
  • "Catalogue of works executed by and ascribed to Bartolomé Estevan Murillo": v. 3, pages [1413]-1448
  • "Monograms of artists": v.3, page[1449]
Bibliography note
Includes index and bibliographical references
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
4 volumes
Lccn
10004746
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Talbotype no. 35 bound out of order between nos. 25 and 26-27 in volume 4. All four volumes bound in bright red morocco; gilt fillets; large gilt centerpiece of the royal arms of Spain on upper cover, monogram of William Stirling Maxwell on lower covers; inner gilt dentelles; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt; binder's stamp "Leighton Brewer St." in upper left corner of verso of front endleaf. Stirling's inscription on presentation leaf in volume 1, dated July 18, 1848 in London: "To the Honourable Mrs. Hubbard with the best regards of the author." Mrs. Hubbard was the Hon. Maria Margaret Napier, wife of Right Hon. John Gellibrand Hubbard, Baron Addington, a London merchant, and governor of the Bank of England; she was the sister of Francis, Baron Napier, who was a close friend of Stirling's. There is also a presentation leaf, with blank cartouche in volume 4, which Stirling has inscribed "To the Hon. Mrs. Hubbard." Gift of Albert Boni, 1966.
Other physical details
illustrations (woodcuts, engravings, photographic prints)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)
  • ucoclc4400508

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