John CONSTABLEDavid LUCAS, Various Subjects of Landscape, Characteristic of English Scenery, from Pictures Painted by John Constable R.A engraved by David Lucas. A set of 22 mezzotints, issued between 1830-1832 Enlarge 1 /3
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John CONSTABLE

Great Britain 1776 – 1837

Artist

David LUCAS

Great Britain 1802 – 1881

Various Subjects of Landscape, Characteristic of English Scenery, from Pictures Painted by John Constable R.A engraved by David Lucas. A set of 22 mezzotints, issued between 1830-1832 c. 1830-1833 Description: Bound volume containing two title pages from 1830 and 1833, three different versions of the introduction, two sheets of poetry, two versions of the list of engravings, two versions of the letterpress for the Frontispiece, two versions of the letterpress for Stoke-by Neyland, and one example each of the letterpress for Old Sarum and A Sea-Beach.

Collection Title: Various Subjects of Landscape, Characteristic of English Scenery, from Pictures Painted by John Constable
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Creation Notes: A set of mezzotints, issued between 1830 and 1832
Materials & Technique: prints, albums, Intaglio mezzotint Support: half morocco, marbled boards, gilt lettered spine

Edition Notes: A printed prospectus advertising the completed set of mezzotints also bound in with a fragment of one of the original pale blue paper wrappers. Two inscriptions testify the purchase of the mezzotints (though not necessarily the letterpress, from David Lucas and one by R.B. Beckett, the editor of Constable's correspondence.
Dimensions: book 30.6 h x 45.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Poynton Bequest 2004
Accession No: NGA 2004.338.1-22