Record number 06/4709
TitlePictures And Drawings Selected From The Works Of Edward Armitage, R.A. Issued Under The Authority Of Mrs. Armitage
ImprintLondon: Sampson Low, Marston And Company Limited St. Dunstan's House, E.C., 1898
Physical DescriptionOne portfolio, containing 10 loose p., 53 loose f., [53] loose pl.; 663 mm. (Broadsheet.)
Physical Description NoteThe plates do not carry numbers but are assigned numbers 1-53 in the 'List Of Illustrations' and on the letter-press leaves which severally precede each plate.
Content Format Note[Half-t., t.p.] - Introduction - List Of Illustrations - [Plates, and letter-press sheets giving numbers and titles].
Summary NoteThis tribute to Edward Armitage, R.A., was published in the year after his death, 'Under The Authority Of' his widow, Mrs Laurie Armitage, who herself died in 1898.

The 'Introduction' describes this as a representative selection of the works of a historical painter, who had a special predilection for Biblical themes but whose earliest subjects were secular.

The plates are describes in detail in the 'List Of Illustrations'. The first shows a portrait of Edward Armitage from a photograph by Elliott and Fry; the rest show paintings and drawings by him, in chronologic order (the 'List Of Illustrations' gives the dates of execution of most of these). Plate 25 shows 'Esther's banquet' (1865) - the subject of Armitage's diploma work for the Royal Academy.
Responsibility NoteThe first plate is signed as photographed by Elliott & Fry and 'Gravure' Hanfstaengl Munich. All other plates are signed as painted by E. Armitage and 'Gravure' Hanfstaengl Munich.

The printer is named on the title-page verso: 'Chiswick Press: - Charles Whittingham And Co. Took's Court, Chancery Lane, London.'
SubjectPaintings - History paintings - Painting - Great Britain - History - 19th century
Portfolios (groups of works) - Great Britain - 19th century
Portfolios (containers) - Pictorial works - Photomechanical prints - Photogravures (prints) - Great Britain - 19th century
Name as Subject Armitage, Edward, R.A., 1817 - 1896
ReferencesA study of the Hanfstaengl firm was H. Gebhart, Franz Hanfstaengl: vom der Lithographie zur Photographie (1984).
Binding Note19th-century brown cloth portfolio, upper cover lettered 'Selected Pictures And Drawings Of Edward Armitage, R.A.'
Contributors Armitage, Edward, R.A., 1817 - 1896, source artist
Armitage, Laurie, 1818 - 1898
Elliott & Fry. source artist
Hanfstaengl, Edgar. 1842 - 1910. photographic printer
Sampson Low, Marston and Company (London). publisher
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