Record number 05/2439
Author Dennistoun, James, of Dennistoun, 1803 - 1855
TitleMemoirs Of Sir Robert Strange, Knt., Engraver, Member Of Several Foreign Academies Of Design; And Of His Brother-In-Law Andrew Lumisden, Private Secretary To The Stuart Princes, And Author Of "The Antiquities Of Rome." By James Dennistoun Of Dennistoun. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. (II.)
ImprintLondon:: Longman, Brown, Green, And Longmans., 1855.
Physical Description2 vols.; 197 mm. (Octavo.)
Physical Description NoteVol. I: xi, [i], 313, [3], 24 p., frontis. (port.), [2] pl. - Vol. II: vii, [i], 333, [3] p. frontis. (port.).
Content Format NoteVol. I: [Frontis., t.p.] - Preface - Contents Of The First Volume - Illustrations Of The First Volume; Erratum - [Text, with 2 pl.] - [Colophon] - List Of New Works [published by Longman] - A Catalogue Of New Works In General Literature, Published By Longman ... - Vol. II: [Half-title, frontis., t.p.] - Contents To The Second Volume - Illustration Of The Second Volume - [Text] - Appendix [I-VI] - Index; [colophon] - The Traveller's Library In course of publication ... [by Longman].
Summary NoteThe Appendix of Volume II includes a 'Chronological List Of Sir Robert Strange's Engravings, With Their Prices' and 'List Of Sir Robert Strange's Drawings'.
Responsibility NoteIn Volume I the frontispiece portrait of Strange is signed as drawn by J.B. Greuse and engraved by R. Strange; plate [1] is signed as made by R. Strange 1749; plate [2] is signed as engraved by Sir Robert Strange from a drawing by Gavin Hamilton. In Volume II the frontis. portrait of Lumisden is signed as 'From a Medallion by I. Tassie'.

The printer is named on the title-page verso of Volume I and the half-title verso and colophon of Volume II: 'London: A. and G.A. Spottiswoode, New-street-Square.'
SubjectArtists - Engravers - Jacobites - Great Britain - Italy - History - 18th century
Biography - Great Britain - 19th century
Name as Subject Strange, Robert, 1721 - 1792
Lumisden, Andrew, 1720 - 1801
ReferencesFor Dennistoun see H. Brigstocke, 'James Dennistoun', in Connoisseur (1973), p. 90-7 and 240-9.
Binding Note19th-century blue papered boards; spines lettered 'Memoirs Of Sir R. Strange And A. Lumisden. - J. Dennistoun. Vol. I. (II.)'.
ProvenancePurchased in 1868 (see 'Report on the Library', RA Annual Report for 1868, Appendix No. 6, p. 31).
Contributors Greuze, Jean-Baptiste, 1725 - 1805, source artist
Strange, Robert, 1721 - 1792, engraver
Hamilton, Gavin, 1723 - 1798, draughtsman
Tassie, James, 1735 - 1799, source artist
Spottiswoode, Andrew, 1787 - 1866, printer
Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans. publisher
A. and G. A. Spottiswoode (London). printer
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