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Twenty-nine illustrations to the 'Royal Engagement Pocket Atlas', 1820; after Stothard; pasted to the same album sheet.
Frontispiece; Atlas supporting the earth, kneeling on one knee facing right, with a semi-circular colonnade behind.
Frontispiece; Atlas supporting the earth, in profile to left, left foot raised on a step, right hand on his thigh and left on the globe; four cherubs representing the seasons around the plaque below; plaque masked.
Large headpiece for 'Rogers's Poem on Human Life'; a woman with five children, looking over her shoulder at a woman sitting beside her on the left holding a necklace; by Angus; with scratched artists' names.
Twenty-four headpieces decorated with octagonal scenes illustrating Rogers' 'Poem on Human Life'; two to each month, lettered on the left with the month, on the right with the number of days, and below with the relevant quotation from the poem: 'Glad at heart the gossips breathe a prayer'; 'Many a tale told of his boyish days'; 'And gazing bless the same'; 'Newly departing to return no more'; 'All forgot, how oft the eye-lids close'; 'Leaving his story to the birds of the Air'; 'Locked in her arms his arms across her flung'; 'Nothing revives him but the bleassed ray'; 'In her Chamber sate nursing with plate'; 'Phantoms that upward point before him pass'; 'Bare headed served the Captive in his Tent'; 'and writes on every tree'; 'Falls on his neck as half unconscious where'; 'Holds forth their darling joy'; 'On the fresh herbage near the fountain head'; 'A Dance into the night; on the barn floor'; 'On the Orchard bough, culls the delicious fruit'; 'At - Assembled round the fire'; 'His Childrens Children playing round his knees'; 'an Angel sits upon the stone'
Two head-pieces, one entitled 'Cash Account', the other 'Memoranda', both with a head in scrolls and foliage.
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Height: 25 millimetres (headpiece images, approx.)
Height: 100 millimetres (large images, approx.)
Width: 60 millimetres (large images, approx.)
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- For another set for 1799, with publisher's titlepage, see 1849,0721.1234-1242
Included in the fourth volume of Balmanno's collection of Stothard's work in BM P&D. See 1849,0721.1 for more information.
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Associated Title: Royal Engagement Pocket Atlas
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