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Observations on the River Wye

Book
1789 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

xvi, 152 p., [17] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Hand-col. aquatint plates executed by Mr. Jukes, in Howland Street.
Dedication to Rev. William Mason.
Bound by the Stationery Office in 1916 ; half green morocco with cloth boards ; marbled endpapers.


Object details

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Object type
TitleObservations on the River Wye (published title)
Brief description
Book, 'Observations on the River Wye : and several parts of South Wales, &c. relative chiefly to picturesque beauty, made in the summer of the year 1770' by William Gilpin, London : Printed for R. Blamire, in the Strand, 1789
Physical description
xvi, 152 p., [17] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Hand-col. aquatint plates executed by Mr. Jukes, in Howland Street.
Dedication to Rev. William Mason.
Bound by the Stationery Office in 1916 ; half green morocco with cloth boards ; marbled endpapers.
Dimensions
  • Height: 23.5cm
  • Open width: 25.5cm
  • Height: 9.5cm
  • Width: 25.5cm
  • Open, on cradle depth: 23.5cm (Note: From BGs Planning folder)
Gallery label
AQUATINT From William Gilpin, Observations on the River Wye, 1789 The Reverend William Gilpin's descriptions of tours made in Britain were published in a series of volumes illustrated with aquatint prints. This volume illustrates views of the River Wye. Gilpin's Observations not only reflected a growing interest in the British countryside but also played a crucial role in forming a taste for the 'picturesque' landscape. Hand-coloured aquatint plates;bound in half-green morocco with cloth boards Text by William Gilpin (born in Scaleby, Cumbria, 1724, died in Boldre, Hampshire, 1804); aquatint plates by Francis Jukes from watercolours by William Gilpin Printed for R.Blamire, in the Strand, London Museum no. L.860-1914 (14/03/2018)
Other number
219.K.1 - NAL Pressmark
Collection
Library number
L.860-1914

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Record createdAugust 23, 2017
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