Record number 05/3695
Author Pyne, William Henry, 1770 - 1843
TitleWine And Walnuts; Or, After Dinner Chit-Chat. By Ephraim Hardcastle, Citizen And Dry-Salter. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. (II.)
ImprintLondon:: Printed For Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, And Brown, Paternoster-Row., 1823.
Physical Description2 vols.; 190 mm. (Octavo.)
Physical Description NoteVol. I: viii, 324 p. - Vol. II: viii, 340 p.
Content Format NoteVol. I: [Half-title, t.p.] - Contents Of The First Volume - [Text]; [colophon]. - Vol. II: [Blank leaf, t.p.] - Contents Of The Second Volume - [Text]; [colophon].
Summary Note'Ephraim Hardcastle' was the painter,William Henry Pyne. Pyne had developed a facility for drawing as a youth, and between 1790 and 1815 had exhibited with the Royal Academy and with the Society of Painters in Water Colours. He had also contributed text to Ackermann's 'Microcosm of London' and published several works on the technique of painting, before bringing out in 1816 what is probably his best-known work, 'The History of the Royal Residences'. He took the name 'Ephraim Hardcastle' when he turned to art criticism, and under this name supplied a series of anecdotes to the 'Literary Gazette', here collected as 'Wine And Walnuts'.

Afterwards Pyne continued to paint and to contribute articles to the journals - but did not escape some spells in the debtors'-prison.
Responsibility NoteThe printer is named on the half-title verso of Volume I and in the colophon: 'London: Printed By A. & R. Spottiswoode, New-Street-Square.'
SubjectArtists - Painters - Great Britain - London - History - 19th century
Anecdotes - Memoirs - Biography - Art history - Great Britain - 19th century
ReferencesH. Myers, William Henry Pyne and his 'Microcosm' (1996); A. Bury, 'William Henry Pyne, 1769-1843', in Old Water-Colour Society's Club, 28 (1950), p.1-9.
Binding Note19th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; black spine-labels lettered 'Wine & Walnuts', spines lettered 'I' and 'II'.
Contributors Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown. publisher
A. and R. Spottiswoode (London). printer
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