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Print - Picturesque Beauties of Boswell; The Vision at Lord Errol's, Slains Castle
  • Picturesque Beauties of Boswell
    Rowlandson, Thomas
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Picturesque Beauties of Boswell; The Vision at Lord Errol's, Slains Castle

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London, England (published)

  • Date:

    05/1768 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rowlandson, Thomas (etcher)
    Kearsley (publisher)
    Bunbury, born 1750 - died 1811 (after, artist)
    E. Jackson (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    etching print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.3039

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case DG, shelf 11, box B6

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Physical description

The Vision at Lord Errol's, Slains Castle; After Henry William Bunbury; Part of 'Picturesque Beauties of Boswell'; Etching print on paper.
One of a series of caricatures, illustrative of James Boswell’s 'The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.' (first published in 1785), entitled 'Picturesque Beauties of Boswell'.

Place of Origin

London, England (published)

Date

05/1768 (published)

Artist/maker

Rowlandson, Thomas (etcher)
Kearsley (publisher)
Bunbury, born 1750 - died 1811 (after, artist)
E. Jackson (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

etching print on paper

Dimensions

Height: 26.5 cm page, Width: 34.7 cm page

Object history note

Part of a series of caricatures, illustrative of James Boswell’s 'The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.' (first published in 1785), entitled 'Picturesque Beauties of Boswell'.
This set is incomplete, wanting Plate II. of the first part, 'The Journalist with a view of Auchinleck, or Land of Stones', and Plate I. of the second part, 'Revising for the second edition, under the inspection of a learned friend', and also the list of plates for each part.

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The Vision at Lord Errol's, Slains Castle; After Henry William Bunbury; Etching print on paper; Part of the set 'Picturesque Beauties of Boswell'; By Thomas Rowlandson; English School; Published by E. Jackson and G. Kearsley, London, 1768.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum : Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1874.
The text of the entry is as follows:

'ENGLISH SCHOOL.
...
THOMAS ROWLANDSON.
Designer of Humorous Subjects and Etcher.
Born in London in 1756, and died there in 1827.

Caricatures illustrative of Johnson and Boswell’s Tour to the Hebrides, entitled “PICTURESQUE BEAUTIES of BOSWELL.” Published in May 1768, by E. Jackson, No. 14, Marylebone Street, Golden Square, and G. Kearsley, Fleet Street. Twenty Etchings. After H. W. Bunbury, in two parts.

The set incomplete, wanting Plate II. of the first part, “The Journalist with a view of Auchinleck, or Land of Stones,” and Plate I. of the second part, “Revising for the second edition, under the inspection of a learned friend,” and also the list of plates for each part.

PART THE FIRST.
(1.) Frontispiece.-“All hail, Dalblair ! Hail to thee, Laird of Auchinleck !” 3029
(3.) The embrace at Boyd’s Inn. 3030
(4.) Walking up the High Street, Edinburgh. 3031
(5.) Tea at the Journalist’s house in James Court. 3032
(6.) Chatting 'till two in the Morning. 3033
(7.) Veronica with the Breakfast Scene. 3034
(8.) Wit and Wisdom, making preparations for Dinner. 3035
(9.) Setting out from Edinburgh on the Tour. 3036
(10.) Scottifying the palate at Leith. 3037

PART THE SECOND.

(2.) The Procession to St. Leonard’s College, St. Andrews. 3038
(3.) The Vision at Lord Errol’s, Slains Castle. 3039
(4.) Lodgings at M’Queen’s, in Glenmorison, the celebrated Spider Scene. 3040
(5.) Reconciliation at Glenelg, after the Journalist had rode away from Ursa Major. 3041
(6.) Highland Dance on the top of Dun Can, the highest mountain in the Island of Rasay. 3042
(7.) The Recovery, after a drunken Frolick, at Corrichatachin. 3043
(8.) Sailing among the Hebrides, the Journalist holding a rope’s end. 3044
(9.) The Contest at Auckinleck, in which Ursa Major made a severe retort on the Journalist’s Father. 3045
(10.) Imitations at Drury Lane Theatre, by the Journalist. 3046

ANONYMOUS.

“A TOUR to the HEBRIDES. Bossy Bounce preparing for the Scotch Professors to kiss. Published 19th April 1786 by S. W. Fores at the Caricature Warehouse, No. 3, Piccadilly.” “My Friend delint. I. fecit.” The doctor is represented as a bear and Boswell as a monkey, holding up his tail. Professors in kilts approach for the honour. 3047
Prefixed to Rowlandson’s Picturesque Beauties of Boswell, but not belonging to the series.'

NB: The Dyce Bequest does in fact include Plate II. of the first part, 'The Journalist with a view of Auchinleck, or Land of Stones', with an additional duplicate of it, see DYCE.3029A and B.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Etching (printing process)

Categories

Prints; Illustration

Collection code

PDP

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