book of prints;
- Museum number
"Beauties of Claude Lorraine consisting of Twenty Four Landscapes, selected from the Liber Veritatis; and Engraved on Steel by Eminent Engravers, from a Brilliant Copy in the Possession of His Grace the Duke of Bedford" (London, W. B. Cooke) 1825; containing the two parts of the "Beauties of Claude Lorraine", being 24 plates numbered 1 to 24, together with portrait of Claude by W. Ward after a drawing by J. Jackson R.A. Bound at the BM bindery with engraved titlepage, letterpress biographical sketch of Claude, and original title wrappers to parts one and two.
Steel-plate mezzotints with etching and engraving, printed in sepia
Height: 140 millimetres (platemark of portrait of Claude)
Height: 420 millimetres
Width: 272 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
Width: 126 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Title wrapper explains that these prints were copied "from a most brilliant proof-copy of the LIBER VERITATIS, lent for that purpose by His Grace the Duke of Bedford." For the two-volume Boydell edition of 1777 see 1857,0613.984 and 985.
Title wrapper gives original prices:
"Price of each Part, containing Twelve Plates £1.16.0"
India Paper Proofs, of which only 50 copies are printed -- each Part £3.3.0
India Paper Proofs, WITH ETCHIGNS, of which only 25 copies are printed -- each Part £5.0.0"
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Beauties of Claude Lorraine
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
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