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Anderdon’s Society of Artists Catalogues; a complete set of the catalogues of the annual exhibitions of the Society of Artists of Great Britain 1760-1791, leather bound in navy in nine quarto volumes (originally six but rebound shortly after acquisition), and extra-illustrated with a large number of prints and drawings, also with many handwritten additions by the donor. Presented by J.H. Anderdon in 1869, register 1869.1224.603(1-2105), there is a manuscript index (Desk D.2.8).  indicates handwritten additions.
Volume I 1760: Preceding the text: An ornamental piece with a shield in the middle, inscribed [Society of Artists] and the William Hogarth’s Tailpiece to the catalogue of the pictures exhibited by the Society of Artists, engraved by Charles Grignion; a manuscript note by Anderdon dated 3rd July 1869 stating that he has presented these volumes to the British Museum.
Frontispieces include Simon Gribelin’s ‘A new book of Ornaments useful to all Artists. Dedicated to the Honourable Colonel Parsons’; John Fayram’s ‘Eight Views after Nature’, William Boyce’s ‘The Ravished Lover’ engraved by George Bickham the younger; Jonas Hanway’s ‘An Historical Account of the British Trade over the Caspian Sea’ engraved by Simon Ravenet I after Nicholas Blakey; Robert Sayer’s 'A Catalogue of News and Useful Maps Curious and Entertaining Prints, Books of Architecture, Great Variety of Drawing Books in all the Branches of Penmanship And the best of each Kind'; Satirical frontispiece to the Grand Magazine, vol. II, 1759, showing a figure representing Britain wearing Roman armour with his foot on the breast of a winged personification French in front of an obelisk listing British victories of that year (1869,1224.603.193; BM Satires 3727).
Portraits include Edward Goldney engraved by Thomas Chambars after Richard Cosway; Prince William Duke of Cumberland after Thomas Hudson; Grand Duke Peter Feodorovich (later Tsar Peter III) engraved by Anthony Walker after Georg Christoph Grooth; Jeanne Etienne Liotard engraving attributed to Thomas Worlidge, formerly attributed to Jeanne Etienne Liotard (see separate entry, 1869,1224.603.178); William Kent engraved by Simon Ravenet I after William Aikman.
Subscription tickets include Nicholas Dorigny’s for the Raphael cartoons and Elisha Kirkall’s prints of shipping.
Topographical subjects include An East View of the Cathedral Church & Close at Lichfield, engraved by Joseph Wood after Richard Greene and A Perspective View of the Royal Gardens of Somerset next to the River engraved by J Maurer.
Volume II 1761-1762:
Frontispieces include William Hogarth’s to the Catalogue of the Pictures exhibited by the Society of Artists 1761 engraved by Charles Grignion.
Allegorical subjects include ‘The Genius of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, relieving the Distressed’ engraved by Charles Grignion after Samuel Wale's painting listed on page 12 of the catalogue; see separate entry 1868,1224.603.358. 1761
Portraits include Lewis Francis Roubiliac engraved by Thomas Chambars after Adrian Carpantiers; Margaret Woffington engraved by Pearson after Eccardt; John Hamilton Mortimer mezzotint after a self-portrait; Joseph Wright of Derby engraved by William Blake for the Monthly Magazine, and British Reigster 4/23 October 1797, llustration for "The Monthly Magazine" (London, Oct 1797; see 1869,1224.603.561 for separate entry); half-profile of Wright, head and shoulders. 1797. Engraving and etching.
Drawings include a landscape in watercolours ‘North Entrance to Harrow on the Hill’ by John Richards.
Volume III 1763-1764:
Portraits include Cornet Daniel Brown engraved by William Baillie; the engineer James Brindley engraved by H Cook after Francis Parsons; John Wilkes engraved by Caroline Watson after Pine; Giovanni Battista engraved by G Sherlock.
Drawings include a portrait of Captain William Baillie drawn onto a blank impression of a Caroline Watson print; a landscape in watercolours ‘Glastonbury Street- Somerset’ by John Richards.
Topographical subjects include Richard Wilson’s Castle of Ischia engraved by James Gandon and published by John Boydell; Ulleswater engraved by Samuel Middiman after George Barrett.
Other subjects include a Vignette representing the study of drawing; etched state of illustration to volume 3, book 2, part 2, plate 1, of Diderot and D'Alembert's "L'Encyclopédie" (Paris: Briasson, David l'ainé, Lebreton, Durand, 1751- 1772), engraved by Benoît Louis Prévost after Charles Nicoals Cochin fils.
Volume IV 1765-1766:
Portraits include Louis Goupy engraved by James Thomson; Admiral Edward Lord Hawke engraved by H.T. Ryall after F. Cotes.
Trade cards include that of Edward Lens engraved by Boitard; Jonathan Spilsbury’s trade card advertising ‘The St. James’s Pocket Remembrancer, or Royal Memorandum Cards, For 1766’.
Frontispieces include a New Collection of Voyages engraved by Anthony Walker.
Topographical subjects include Tingmouth (Teignmouth) engraved by Coplestone Warre Bampfylde.
A letter from the brother of the engraver Charles Grignion.
Caricature portrait of a man in profile to right wearing a cocked hat and ruffled shirt with straight dark har tied behind his head; signed "L V" and lettered "Pubd by M. Darly accordg to Act 1766"; inserted before the title page to the Society of Artists' catalogue for 1766 (BM Satires 4169; 1869,1224.603.861)
Volume V 1767-1769:Portraits include Queen Charlotte with the infant Princess Charlotte Matilda (incorrectly titled George IV in his infancy) Henry Adlard after Francis Cotes; The Reverend Thomas Bradbury engraved by Jonathan Spilsbury after Mary Grace; Richard Earlom engraved by Thomas Lupton after George Stuart; George Whitefield engraved by Victor Marie Pictor after Nathaniel Hone.
Genre subjects include The Philosopher of Bacchus engraved by Richard Brookshaw after Willem van Herp; A Standard-Bearer engraved by Benjamin Green after Phillipe de Loutherbourg.
Frontispieces include that to the Luciad designed and etched by John Hamilton Mortimer; Angelica Kauffman’s frontispiece to 'The poetical works of John Scott' by John Scott (London: Buckland, 1788) engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi.
Bookplates include Miss Mary Linwood engaged upon one of her needlework pictures engraved by T.P. after Edward Scrivens.
Satires include: "An Officer in the Light Infantry driven by his Lady to the Camp" published by Bowles and Carver, after John Collet: a reduced version of BM Satires 4562 which was given a separate catalogue entry by F. G. Stephens: 4563; "Trained Bands" by Francis Grose with a group of six elderly and infirm volunteer soldiers wearing grenadier caps shambling after a fat officer who marches pompously (BM Satires 4577)
Volume VI 1770-1772: Portraits include Niccolo Machiavelli engraved by Joseph Collyer; Francis Drake engraved by Stow after Nathan Drake; Mr Savigny in the Character of Selim in Barbarossa engraved by Isaac Taylor after David Martin; Ozias Humphrey engraved by Caroline Watson after George Romney
Drawings include Portrait of a mare by Sawrey Gilpin; standing, facing to left. Graphite, pen and brown ink. 1765, Inscribed: 'This mare (38 years of age) belonged to Mr Hedges of / Windsor. / She was daughter to the / Godolphin Arabian. / drawn by S. Gilpin / 1765'. For separate entry, see 1869,1224.603.1213.
Bookplates include John Hall’s Thalia, the comic muse after Isaac Taylor.
Topographical subjects and landscapes include a range of old houses engraved by Sarah Green. , no.2 of a set of etchings; Frog Hall, formerly the Summer Residence of Mr Parsons engraved by William Ellis after William Woollett.
Other subjects include An Offering to Pomona engraved by Angelo Albanesi after Angelica Kauffman; the bust of an Angel engraved by C Blackberd after Anna Louisa Lane’s drawing made the original painting by Elisabetta Sirani.
A copy of the Royal Charter and Statutes of the Society of Artists of Great Britain.
Candid Observations, on the Principal Performances now exhibiting at the new Room of the Society of Artists, Near Exeter-Change published by J Bell.
Volume VII 1773-1775: Portraits include Peter van der Meulen engraved by Bannerman; Charles Cornwallis engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi after Hugh Douglas Hamilton; Samuel Reddish in the Character of Alonzo from Edward Young’s ‘The Revenge’ engraved by William Walker after Thomas Parkinson; Richard Pulteney engraved by Piercy Roberts after Thomas Beach.
Genre subjects include Banditti Sleeping drawn and engraved by John Hamilton Mortimer.
Trade cards include John Melchior Barralet and the bookseller John Wheble.
Frontispieces include Samuel Rawle’s Entrance to Coade and Sealy's Gallery of Sculpture for the European Magazine, 1802.
Other subjects include Goodrich Castle drawn and engraved by Thomas Bonnor, Plate 4 of his Bonnor’s Itinerary; A mare and foal engraved by Benjamin Green after George Stubbs, published by William Davis.
Volume VIII 1776-1780: Portraits include John Pritt Harley in the Character of Lusignan engraved by William Bromley after Samuel de Wilde; Richard Hurd engraved by J Neagle from a wax model by Isaac Gosset.
Other subjects include Ruins engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi after Charles Louis Clerisseau; Allegory of the Arts engraved by Toms after John Devoto; an Allegorical Seascape with Neptune engraved by John Hall after John Kitchingman; Tullymore Park engraved by John James Barralet after Thomas Milton plate 17 of Milton’s Views.
Remarks upon a Full-Length Portrait by Richard Wilson R.A. of John Hamilton Mortimer, A.R.A. by John Britton, 1842.
Drawings include a portrait of John Raphael Smith, half-length full-face, with his hand to his chin by Samuel De Wilde. c.1790 (for separate entry, see 1869,1224.603.1841); self-portrait of John Raphael Smith, half-length seated at a table holding his pencil, wearing hat and coat. c.1774/5 (for separate entry, see 1869,1224.603.1842).
Volume: IX 1783-1791: Portraits include Guilelmus Cuming MD, engraved by William Sharp after Thomas Beach;
Other subjects include a View near Naples designed and etched by William Marlow.
There are six Thomas Rowlandson prints in this volume, see separate entries for 1869,1224.603.1953-1958
Book illustrations include the Illustration of "Canto IV. Verse 328" for Hayley's "The Triumphs of Temper" (London, 1803) by William Blake; see separate entry, 1869,1224.603.1992.
Illustration to an edition of the Bible “St Luke C.II.V.XV”, the adoration of the Shepherds engraved by Francis Eginton after Guido Reni.
A Review of the Exhibition at Spring Gardens of the Society of Artists of Great-Britain Incorporated By His Majesty’s Royal Charter. The Twenty-Third Year of Exhibition, 1791.
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Height: 324 millimetres (album sheet)
Width: 252 millimetres
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Associated Title: The Triumphs of Temper
Associated Title: The Musical Entertainer
Associated Title: Diderot and D'Alembert's L'Encyclopédie
Associated Title: The St James's Pocket Remembrancer
Associated Title: The Poetical Works of John Scott
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