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William Hayley, 'The life of George romney, Esq.' (London, T. Payne) 1809; containing 10 plates: 'The introduction of Doctor Stop into the parlour of Mr Shandy' by W. Haines, 'Sketch of a Shipwreck after Romney' by Blake; 'Sensibility', 'Miranda', 'Madame de Genlis', 'Cassandra' and 'The infant Shakespeare' by Caroline Watson, 'Newton with the prism' by Meadows, 'Portrait of Romney from a medallion by Thomas Hayley' by Watson (drawn by Denman), and 'Portrait of Romney Robinson' by Robert Cooper. Together with frontispiece showing three self-portraits of Romney from different periods of his life stippled by Caroline Watson, dedication to Daniel Braithwater, preface, contents and list of illustrations, appendix with advertisement by the editor, elegy on the death of Romney by J. Romney Robinson, epistles, and notes. Including bookplate of James Lawrell. Bound in brown leather with gold tooled border on covers, gold tooling and lettering on spine, marbled endpapers.
Stipple, engraving, etching
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Height: 298 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
Width: 230 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- One of the plates in this volume is by Blake and has been catalogued individually, see 1863,0214.944.
See 1853,1210.621, 1868,0808.2347, 1853,1210.625, 1951,0723.18, 1867,0413.803, 1868,0808.1953 for other impressions of some of the prints catalogued individually. This volume missing the plate 'Head of our saviour from a very large unfinished picture of the Temptation in the Wilderness', see 1863,0214.949 for another impression of that print in the BM collection.
Cataloguing supported by the Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust
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- Associated titles
Associated Title: The Life of George Romney
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- SJL monogram in pen and ink on title-page
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