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Print - A River of the Oxenfi-eld

A River of the Oxenfi-eld

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    England

  • Date:

    1834

  • Artist/Maker:

    Price, Edward (artist)
    Lucas, David, born 1802 - died 1881 (engraver)
    Hamilton, Adams and Company

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by H M Government from the estate of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd and allocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum 2015.

  • Museum number:

    E.2268:14-2016

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case CLB , shelf 10

Physical description

Print from a book with a blue binding and red cover, containing 21 prints and text.

Place of Origin

England

Date

1834

Artist/maker

Price, Edward (artist)
Lucas, David, born 1802 - died 1881 (engraver)
Hamilton, Adams and Company

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Object history note

From the Lennox-Boyd collection, largely formed of mezzotints by David Lucas after John Constable, acquired in lieu of Inheritance Tax by H M Government from the estate of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd and allocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2015. Lennox-Boyd formed the finest collection of British mezzotints in private hands anywhere, totalling approximately 50,000 prints. While his main focus was mezzotints, his collection also contained 18th century picture frames, antique women’s shoes, fans and printed handkerchiefs. He also collected printed ephemera, examples of which the museum has also acquired, and watercolours in the 1970s. In 1963 Lennox-Boyd bought Sanders of Oxford, on the High Street, transforming it from a bookshop into a premier seller of fine prints, maps, engravings and 20th-century etchings. He published several works including Theatre Prints in the Age of Garrick and George Stubbs: The Complete Engraved Works.

Descriptive line

Mezzotint, A River of the Oxenfi-eld, by David Lucas after Edward Price, 1834. From a book, Norway. Views of Wild Scenery: and Journal. By Edward Price, Esq. London; published by Hamilton, Adams and Company, 1834, with a blue binding and red cover, and containing 21 prints and text.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Mezzotint

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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