Record number 05/4722
Author Knight, Henry Gally, 1786 - 1846
TitleThe Ecclesiastical Architecture Of Italy. From The Time Of Constantine To The Fifteenth Century With An Introduction And Text By Henry Gally Knight Esqe. F.R.S. F.S.A. Vol I. (II.)
ImprintLondon: Published By Henry Bohn, 1842. (-1844.)
Physical Description2 vols.; 550 mm. (Folio.)
Physical Description NoteVol. I: x p., [41] f., t.pl., [40] pl. Pl. [21] carries two images. - Vol. II: [42] f., t.pl., [41] pl. - In neither volume do the pl. carry numbers: they are assigned numbers in the List Of Plates.
Content Format NoteVol. I: [T.pl.] - Introduction - List Of Plates - [Plates with explanatory texts] - [Slip, 'Errata']. - Vol. II: [T.pl.] - List Of Plates - [Plates with explan. texts.]
Summary NoteThe two volumes of the work originally appeared separately (listed by Bohn in his 1847 catalogue as 'first series' and 'second series'). Sets are known with title-plates of the two volumes dated as 1842-3, 1842-4, 1843-3 and 1843-4 (the last are the dates given in Bohn's 1847 catalogue).

The plates show churches in Rome, Ravenna, Toscanella, Pavia, Lucca, Bergamo, Florence, Bologna, Breschia, Milan, Venice, Arezzo, Montefiascone, Pisa, Bari, Modena, Ancona, Murano, Spoleto, San Leone, Verona, San Donino, Trent, Vercelli, Assisi, Padua, Cremona, Parma, Siena, Orvieto, Perugia, San Quirico, Piacenza, Genoa, Ferrara, Monza and Rimini. Most are views; a few plans are included.

The two title-plates and plates 10, 23, 27 of Volume I are chromolithographs; the rest, tinted lithographs.
Responsibility NoteThe plates printed in full color (i.e. the two title-plates and pl. 10, 23, 27 in Vol. I) are signed as drawn by G. Moore, D. Quaglio or J.M. Knapp, and 'Owen Jones Lithochromotog'. Most other plates are signed as drawn or sketched by J.M. Knapp, D. Quaglio, Giulio (or 'J.') Aliusetti (or Aluisetti), G. Moore (or 'G.B. Moore'), Hallman, L. Feuliani, or Edwd. Lear, and as lithographed by G. Moore (once as drawn on zinc by G. Moore; once as lithographed by T.T. Bury; once, as lithographed by R.K. Thomas).

Most carry the imprint of Day & Haghe 'lithogrs. to the Queen'.

The front paste-down of Volume I carries the binder's ticket, 'Bound By Remnant & Edmunds London', and the bookseller's ticket, 'Sold By Molteno, Printseller. 20, Pall Mall.'
SubjectArchitecture, Italian - Churches - Italy - History - Romanesque
Art history - Great Britain - 19th century
Views - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Colour printing - Planographic prints - Lithographs - Chromolithographs - Great Britain - 19th century
ReferencesTravel In Aquatint And Lithography 1770-1860 From The Library Of J.R. Abbey ... A Bibliographical Catalogue, Vol. I. (1956; repr. 1972 and 1991), no. 170, p.152-3 [with both title-pl. dated 1843].

W.E. Kleinbauer, Early Christian and Byzantine architecture: annotated bibliography and historiography (1992).

On H.G. Knight and the context of his work see M. Crinson, Empire building: orientalism and Victorian architecture (1996); R.W. Lightbown, 'The inspiration of Christian art', in Influences on Victorian art and architecture, ed. S. Macready and F.H. Thompson (1985); C. Mignot, Architecture of the nineteenth century in Europe (1984); N. Pevsner, Some archiectural writers of the nineteenth century (1972); H.R. Hitchcock, Early Victorian architecture in Britain (2 v., 1954).

Studies of colour printing and lithography were, G. Wakeman and G.D.R. Bridson, A guide to nineteenth-century colour printers (1975); D. Twyman, Lithography 1800-1850 (1970).

On the publisher Bohn see D. Mock, 'H.G. Bohn', in British literary publishing houses 1820-1880, ed. P.J. Anderson and J. Rose (1991) (= DLitB, 106), p.59-62.
Binding Note19th-century half brown morocco, brown cloth-covered boards, upper covers gilt-stamped 'Ecclesiastical Architecture Of Italy' within border; rebacked in 20th century, retaining earlier spine-pieces lettered 'Knight's Ecclesiastical Architecture Of Italy' (Vol. I) or 'Knight's Ecclesiastical Architecture Of Italy Second Series' (Vol. II).
ProvenancePurchase resolved in June 1844 (RAA Council Minutes, X, 1844 June 1). The front paste-downs are inscribed in ink: (Vol.I) 'Oct 21. 1844 T. Uwins'; (Vol.II.) 'Oct 21. Thos. Uwins'. Uwins was Librarian of the Royal Academy from December 1844 to November 1855.
Contributors Bohn, Henry George, 1796 - 1884, publisher
Moore, George Belton, 1805 - 1875, draughtsman, lithographer
Quaglio, Domenico, 1787 - 1837, draughtsman
Knapp, J. M., fl. 1842?, draughtsman
Jones, Owen, 1809 - 1874, lithographer, lithographic printer
Aliusetti, Giulio, fl. ca. 1842?, draughtsman
Hallmann, Anton, 1812 - 1842, draughtsman
Bury, Thomas Talbot, 1809 - 1877, lithographer
Remnant, Frederick, 1780 - 1853, binder
Edmonds, Jacob, fl. 1837 - 1846, binder
Molteno, J. A., fl. 1839 - 1846, bookseller
Day, William, the elder, 1797 - 1845, lithographic printer
Haghe, Louis, 1806 - 1885, lithographic printer
Thomas, Robert Kent, 1816 - 1884, lithographer
Feuliani, L., fl. 1844?, draughtsman
Lear, Edward, 1812 - 1888, draughtsman
Day and Haghe (London). lithographic printer
Remnant and Edmonds (London). binder
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