|Author|| Lonsdale, Henry, 1816 - 1876|
|Title||The Life And Works Of Musgrave Lewthwaite Watson, Sculptor. By Henry Lonsdale, M.D. With Illustrations.|
|Imprint||London:: George Routledge And Sons, The Broadway, Ludgate., 1866.|
|Physical Description||xi, , 244 p.,  pl. (incl. frontis.): illus.; 219 mm. (Octavo.)|
|Content Format Note||[Frontis., t.p., dedic.] - Preface - Contents - Photographic Illustrations - [Text, and plates]; [colophon].|
|Summary Note||The 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:  Medallion portrait of Watson;  Jolly Friars;  Chaucer;  Outcasts;  Sarpedon;  City Frieze;  Eldon and Stowell Monument;  Cameron Monument;  The Sweep;  Flaxman Statue;  Man's First Sacrifice;  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 Note||In 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.
|Subject||Sculptors - 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|
|References||The context is described in B. Read, Victorian sculpture (1982).|
|Binding Note||19th-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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