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Print - Picturesque Beauties of Boswell
  • Picturesque Beauties of Boswell
    Thomas Rowlandson, born 1756 - died 1827
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Picturesque Beauties of Boswell

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    15/051786 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomas Rowlandson, born 1756 - died 1827 (etcher)
    Henry William Bunbury, born 1750 - died 1811 (artist)
    E. Jackson (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    etching print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.3029B

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 107

Physical description

The Journalist with a view of Auchinleck, or Land of Stones; A man holding a book titled 'MATERIALS for the Life of SAM.L JOHNSON L.L.D.', a rolled up paper inscribed 'Journal' and in his coat pocket a book, 'OGDEN ON PRAYER'; 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 (published)

Date

15/051786 (published)

Artist/maker

Thomas Rowlandson, born 1756 - died 1827 (etcher)
Henry William Bunbury, born 1750 - died 1811 (artist)
E. Jackson (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

etching print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

THE JOURNALIST. /
With a View of AUCKINLECK - or the Land of Stones. /
"I am I flatter myself compleatly a Citizen of the World. In my Travels through Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Corsica, France, I / never felt myself from home and I sincerely love every kindred and tongue and people and nation" - [?]. /
My great grandfather the Husband of Countess Veronica was Alexander Earl of Kincardine. - From him the blood of Bruce flows in / my Veins of such Ancestory who would not be proud [?] glad to seize a fair opportunity to let it be known? /
(?)Ninde Journal [?] / Publish'd May 15th. 1786. by E Jackson No 14 Marylebone Street Golden Square.
Printed below image.

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.

Descriptive line

The Journalist with a view of Auchinleck, or Land of Stones; 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, London, 1786.

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.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Etching (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Man; Book

Categories

Prints; Illustration; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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