Record number 05/4574
Author Baxter, Thomas, 1782 - 1821
TitleAn Illustration Of The Egyptian, Grecian, And Roman Costume; In Forty Outlines, With Descriptions, Selected, Drawn, & Engraved, By Thomas Baxter.
ImprintLondon:: Printed For William Miller, Albemarle Street; By J. & E. Hodson, Cross Street, Hatton Garden., 1810.
Physical Description16 p., frontis., 40 pl.; 293 mm. (Quarto.)
Content Format Note[Frontis., t.p., dedic., note] - Description Of The Plates; [colophon] - [Plates].
Summary NoteA title variant is included in the frontispiece: 'Outlines From The Antique'.

The frontispiece shows a helmeted head of Athene, on a Greek vase. The other plates are captioned, and show: 1. Osiris and Isis; 2. Egyptian female; 3. Egyptian costume; 4. Egyptian tumbler; 5. Juno, Neptune, Ceres; 6. Jupiter, Minerva, Hercules; 7. Hercules and Hippolyta; 8. Hercules shooting; 9. Homer and a Muse; 10. Grecian heads; 11. Grecian priest and priestess; 12. Priest and faun; 13. Faun and Bacchante; 14, 15. Bacchants; 16. Grecian musicians; 17. Greek philosopher; 18, 19. Greek warriors; 20. Iris; 21. Young warrior; 22. Pyrrhic or war dance; 23, 24. Pelops and Hippodamia, or rape of Helen; 25-30. Grecian ladies; 31. Comedian; 32. Tumbling; 33. Roman consul; 34-37. Roman officers and soldiers; 38. Roman heads; 39. Roman lady; 40. Roman youth and children. The images are drawn from sculptures, vases and other objects, in various collections.
Responsibility NoteAll plates are signed as drawn and engraved by T. Baxter.

The work is dedicated by Thomas Baxter to Henry Fuseli, Esq., Professor In Painting, And Keeper Of The Royal Academy.
SubjectCostume - Dress - Egypt - Greece - Rome - Mediterranean Region - History
Drawings - Great Britain - 19th century
Art history - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century
ReferencesR. Colas, Bibliographie Générale du Costume (1933), no. 249, p.86.
Binding Note19th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; rebacked in 1993, spine lettered 'Baxter's Ancient Costumes' and '1810'.
ProvenancePresented by the author; gift acknowledged 23 July 1810 (see RA Council Minutes, IV, 228).
Contributors Miller, William Richard Beckford, 1769 - 1844, publisher
Hodson, James, fl. 1792 - 1812, printer
Hodson, Edward, fl. 1794 - 1837, printer
Fuseli, Henry, R.A., 1741 - 1825, dedicatee
Baxter, Thomas, 1782 - 1821, donor
J. and E. Hodson. printer
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