Record number 07/3104
Author Lonsdale, Henry, 1816 - 1876
TitleThe Life And Works Of Musgrave Lewthwaite Watson, Sculptor. By Henry Lonsdale, M.D. With Illustrations.
ImprintLondon:: George Routledge And Sons, The Broadway, Ludgate., 1866.
Physical Descriptionxi, [1], 244 p., [12] pl. (incl. frontis.): illus.; 219 mm. (Octavo.)
Content Format Note[Frontis., t.p., dedic.] - Preface - Contents - Photographic Illustrations - [Text, and plates]; [colophon].
Summary NoteThe twelve unnumbered plates are mounted photographs. They are uncaptioned, but show a portrait of Watson and eleven of his works and are listed under 'Photographic Illustrations' as: [1] Medallion portrait of Watson; [2] Jolly Friars; [3] Chaucer; [4] Outcasts; [5] Sarpedon; [6] City Frieze; [7] Eldon and Stowell Monument; [8] Cameron Monument; [9] The Sweep; [10] Flaxman Statue; [11] Man's First Sacrifice; [12] Lucifer and Cain. Watson's most celebrated work - the posthumously-completed bronze relief of The Battle of St Vincent, at the foot of the Nelson Column, Trafalgar Square - is not shown.

The in-text illustrations (chapter tailpieces) are stated in the Preface to be woodcuts showing a selection of Watson's sketches.
Responsibility NoteIn his Preface Lonsdale states, 'Of the photographic negatives, seven were taken by Mr. Scott, of Carlisle; the Eldon and Stowell by Messrs. Hill and Saunders, of Oxford; the Outcasts by Mr. Carrick, of Regent Circus; and the Sarpedon, Flaxman, and City Frieze, by Mr. Ayling, Oxford Street, London, who printed and mounted the whole series.'

He also states that the in-text woodcuts were 'selected from Watson's sketches' (the last is signed, 'M.L. Watson') and 'rendered by W.J. Linton.'

The printer is named on the title-page verso and in the colophon: 'London: R(ichard). Clay, Son, And Taylor, Printers.'

The work is dedicated by Henry Lonsdale to George Gill Mounsey.
SubjectSculptors - Artists - Sculpture - Statues - Monuments - Public sculpture - Great Britain - History - 19th century
Biography - Art history - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Photographs - Photomechanical prints - Great Britain - 19th century
Name as Subject Watson, Musgrave Lewthwaite, 1804 - 1847
ReferencesThe context is described in B. Read, Victorian sculpture (1982).
Binding Note19th-century brown cloth-covered boards, upper cover having gilt-stamped borders, lower cover borders stamped in blind; spine lettered 'Life & Works Of M.L. Watson Sculptor By Dr. Lonsdale.' The rear pastedown carries a printed label reading 'Bound By Leighton Son And Hodge'.
Contributors Routledge, George, 1812 - 1888, publisher
Clay, Richard, 1789 - 1877, printer
Watson, Musgrave Lewthwaite, 1804 - 1847, source artist
Mounsey, George Gill, 1797 - 1874, dedicatee
Scott, fl. ca. 1866?, photographer
Carrick, fl. ca. 1866?, photographer
Ayling, Stephen, fl. 1860-1872?, photographer
Linton, William James, 1812 - 1897, wood-engraver
George Routledge and Sons. publisher
Hills & Saunders. photographer
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