Record number 06/4764
TitleSketches Belgium And Germany Louis Haghe
ImprintLondon.: Hodgson & Graves, Printsellers & Publishers To Her Majesty the Queen, & His Royal Highness Prince Albert., MDCCCXXXX.
Physical Description[1], 26 pl. (incl. t.pl.); 544 mm.
Content Format Note[T.pl. (= pl.1), engr. dedic. and 'List Of Drawings In Belgium & Germany By Louis Haghe, Esqre.'] - [Plates 2-26].
Summary NoteThe plates are captioned within the plate and are described briefly in the List Of Drawings. They show exterior and interior views of churches and public buildings in Hohensalzburg, Bruges, Heidelberg, Munich, Antwerp, Louvain, Courtrai, Tongres, Inspruck, Brussels, Salzburg, Dixmude, Liège, Nuremberg, Leau, Cologne, Treves, Ratisbon and Oudenarde, in late-Gothic or Northern Renaissance styles. They are peopled with figures dressed in 17th-century costume. This was the first collection of Haghe's sketches in Belgium and Germany (two later collections would be published in 1845 and 1850).

The work was bound using india-rubber or caoutchouc in a process invented by George Hancock; which has become brittle with time.
Responsibility NoteMost plates are unsigned; a few are signed 'L.H.' in the plate.

The lithographic printer is named at the foot of the 'List Of Drawings': 'Printed at the Lithographic Establishment of Messrs. Day & Haghe, Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields. MDCCCXL.'

The work is dedicated by Louis Haghe to Prince Albert of Saxe Cobourg.
SubjectArchitecture - Public buildings - Churches - Belgium - Germany - History - Gothic - Renaissance
Drawings - 19th century
Views - Travel sketches - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Colour printing - Great Britain - 19th century
Name as Subject Haghe, Louis, 1806 - 1885
ReferencesTravel In Aquatint And Lithography 1770-1860 From The Library Of J.R. Abbey ... A Bibliographical Catalogue Volume I (1956, repr. 1972, 1991), no. 35, p.41-2.

M. Twyman, Lithography 1800-1850 (1970).
Binding Note19th-century quarter brown morocco, green watered-cloth-covered boards, upper cover lettered 'Haghe's Sketches - Belgium And Germany'; spine lettered 'Haghe's Sketches - Belgium And Germany.'
Variant TitleHaghe's Sketches - Belgium and Germany
Contributors Haghe, Charles, before 1830 - 1888, source artist
Albert, Prince, Consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819 - 1861, dedicatee
Day and Haghe (London). lithographic printer
Hodgson and Graves (London). publisher. printseller
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