- Museum number
James Northcote, "The life of Sir Joshua Reynolds, LL D. F.R.S. F.S.A. &c. Late President of the Royal Academy. Comprising original anecdotes of many distinguished persons, his contemporaries; and a brief analysis of his discourses" (London, Henry Colburn) 1818, second edition, revised and augmented, vol. I of II; containing 2 illustrations, both dated 1813: 1. Frontispiece with stipple portrait of Reynolds after his self-portrait engraved by Cooper; 2. (folding plate) View of Plympton Grammar School, etched by Storer after Prout. Vignette on title-page with a cherub painting 'vol. I' on a tablet, palette and brushes to the right, same vignette repeated at the end on the book with the cherub painting 'End of vol. I'. Bound in half-leather with blind tooling on cover and gold embossed lettering on spine, including preface, list of plates for both volumes and errata at the end.
Stipple, etching and engraving, wood-engraving (vignette)
- Production date
1818 (book published)
1813 (plates published)
Height: 210 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
Width: 133 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Book in two volumes. See 2006,U.3954 for the second volume.
Handwritten note on fly page: "H. Crawford Williamson / [?] / January 1889".
Cataloguing supported by the Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: The life of Sir Joshua Reynolds
- Acquisition notes
- Blue BM stamp dated 1984.
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number