Record number 07/2321
Uniform Title[History of Richmondshire. 1843.]
TitleA Series Of Views Of The Most Picturesque Scenes In Richmondshire. From Drawings By J. M. W. Turner, Esq. R. A. And John Buckler, Esq. F.S.A. - In Thirty-Two Plates, Executed In The Best Style Of Art By The Most Eminent Engravers. - With Descriptions By The Rev. Thomas Dunham Whitaker, Ll. D. Extracted From His "History Of Richmondshire." -
ImprintLondon:: John Bowyer Nichols And Son, 25, Parliament-Street. -, 1843.
Physical Description[4], 20 p., [32] pl. (incl. frontis.) (Plates carry no numbers, but in 'List Of Plates' are numbered I-XXXII): [8] illus.; 423 mm. (Folio.)
Content Format Note[Frontis., t.p.] - List of Plates; Wood-Engravings - [Text] - [Plates].
Summary NoteThe publication-date of 1843 is given by the title page. The plates had first been published serially as illustrations of Dr T. Whitaker's History of Richmondshire between 1818 and 1823, and carry their original dates of publication.

The plates show: [1-5] Richmond; [6, 7] S. Agatha's abbey, Easby; [8] Aske Hall; [9] Romaldkirk; [10] High Force; [11, 12] Egglestone abbey; [13] Greta and Tees; [14] Brignall church; [15] Wycliffe; [16] Marrick abbey; [17] Aysgarth Force; [18] Semer Lake; [19] Moss Dale Fell; [20] Hardraw Fall; [21] Hornby castle; [22] Crook of Lune; [23] Lancaster castle; [14] Ashton Hall; [25] Ingleborough; [26] Hoenby castle; [27] Kirkby Lonsdale churchyard; [28] Heysham and Cumberland mountains; [29] Sizergh Hall; [30] Weathercoat cave; [31] Furness abbey; [32] Peel castle.
Responsibility NoteTwenty plates are signed as drawn by J.M.W. Turner R.A., and twelve as drawn by J. Buckler. All are signed by engravers - W.R. Smith, J. Archer, J. Le Keux, W. Lowry, John Pye, J. Scott, J. Landseer, C. Heath, T. Higham, S. Rawle, J.C. Varrall, H. Le Keux, S. Middiman, T. Milton, J. Archer, J. Roffe, W. Radclyffe, J. Higham.

Each plate carried the imprint of the publisher (but in the Royal Academy's copy those on pl. [7], [9], [24] seem to have been cropped in the binding). They appear variously as 'Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown', 'Longman, Hurst & Co.', 'Longman & Co., 'Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Co.' - generally joined with 'Hurst, Robinson & Co.', but in the case of pl. [20] joined with 'Robinson, Son & Holdsworth, Leeds'.

The in-text illustration on p.8 is signed as drawn by I. Buckler and cut by R. Branston; that on p.4, as cut by Branston. The others are unsigned.
SubjectLandscapes (environments) - Mountains - Great Britain - Lancashire - Yorkshire - Richmond - Pennine Chain - History - 19th century
Drawings - Great Britain - 19th century
Views - Landscapes (representations) - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century
Name as Subject Turner, J.M.W., R.A., 1775 - 1851
ReferencesL. Herrmann, Turner prints: the engraved work of J.M.W. Turner (1990), p.97-106; A. Lyles and D. Perkins, Colour Into Line Turner and the Art of Engraving [exhibition catalogue] (1989), p.33-5; H.R. Rigg, Turner and Dr Whitaker (1982); A. Wilton, The Life and work of J.M.W. Turner (1979), nos. 559-81; W.G. Rawlinson, The Engraved Work of J.M.W. Turner, R.A. (vol. 2, 1913), nos.169-188.
Copy NoteThe front pastedown carries the printed ticket of the bookseller, 'Sold By C.L. Burdekin Parliament St., York.'
Binding Note19th-century half green morocco, marbled-papered boards; gilt-decorated spine, unlettered.
Contributors Turner, J.M.W., R.A., 1775 - 1851, source artist, draughtsman
Buckler, John, 1770 - 1851, source artist, draughtsman
Archer, John Wykenham, 1806 - 1864, engraver
Heath, Charles, 1761 - 1830, engraver
Smith, William Raymond, fl. 1818-1848, engraver
Middiman, Samuel, ca. 1750 - 1831, engraver
Roffe, John, 1769 - 1850, engraver
Higham, J. W., fl. 1821-1835, engraver
Varrall, John Charles, 1795 - 1855, engraver
Scott, John, 1774 - 1827, engraver
Le Keux, Henry, 1787 - 1868, engraver
Pye, John, the younger, 1782 - 1874, engraver
Rawle, Samuel, 1775 - 1860, engraver
Higham, Thomas, 1795 - 1844, engraver
Landseer, John, A.R.A., 1761 - 1852, engraver
Le Keux, John, 1783 - 1846, engraver
Burdekin, C.L., bookseller
Nichols, John Bowyer, 1779 - 1863, publisher
Whitaker, Thomas Dunham, 1759 - 1821
Milton, Thomas, 1742 - 1827, engraver
Lowry, Wilson, 1760 - 1824, engraver
Branston, Robert, 1778 - 1827, engraver
John Bowyer Nichols And Son (London). publisher
MARC Record view