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Tartt's English Bards & Scotch Reviewers; George Gordon, sixth Lord Byron (third edition; first edition 1809); album bound in tooled red leather with a portrait of W.M. Tartt 1882,0513.390, drawn in graphite by G.V. Wagerman inserted inside front cover. Extra-illustrated with 145 prints, mostly portraits but including some topography and presented in 1882 (see the register 1882-5-13-390 to 590 for a complete listing of the contents). There is an index on blue slips. Extra-illustrated 1818.
Select portraits of literary figures include Lord Byron, Alexander Pope, Cervantes (engraved by H.Meyer), Dryden, Robert Southey (engraved by H.Meyer), William Wordsworth (engraved by H.Meyer), Robert Burns and William Cowper (engraved by Ridley).
Select theatrical portraits include David Garrick and Signora Collini.
Select portraits of politicians include Percy Clinton Sydney Smythe, 6th Viscount Strangford (1882,0513.421).
Topography includes a 'View of Oxford from Magdalen Bridge (drawn by A.G. Vickers and engraved by J.Skelton), 'View of St Mary Redcliff Church, Bristol' (Gentleman's Magazine June 1792), 'Edinburgh Castle', 'Chalk Farm, Primrose Hill, Middlesex' and a 'North West View of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, from Great Russell Street).
Inserted at the back of the album is a folded, double-sided sheet with Tartt's instructions to the binder as to the ordering of his illustrations.
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- 1818 (Extra-Illustrated)
Height: 372 millimetres (album sheet)
Width: 225 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The portrait of Viscount Strangford (1882,0513.421) describes him as 'His Britannic Majesty's Ambassador at the Ottoman Port' a post that he held from was 820-24, indicating that the print must have been a late addition to the volume.
See 1886,1122.5.38 for an account of the destruction of another print of Strangford to avoid its use by extra-illustrators.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- The book contains 141 prints which are individually listed in the acquisition register.
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