Record number 05/779
Author Goldsmith, Oliver, 1728 - 1774
TitleThe Deserted Village Of Oliver Goldsmith Illustrated By the Etching Club.
ImprintLondon: MDCCCXLI.
Physical Description[3], 40 pl.; 583 mm.
Content Format Note[Engr. t.-pl., engr. dedic.] - Illustrations [engr. list] - [Plates I-XL].
Summary NoteEach numbered plate is engraved as 'Proof'.

Goldsmith's Deserted Village had first been published in 1770, and dedicated to Sir Joshua Reynolds.
Responsibility NoteNo numbered plate is signed; but the list, 'Illustrations', names the etchers of each plate. These were T. Creswick, John Bell, C.W. Cope, R. Redgrave, F. Tayler, H.I. Townsend, C. Stonhouse, J.C. Horsley and T. Webster.

The vignette on the dedication-plate is unsigned.

The list 'Illustrations' is signed as 'Printed By Gad & Kenningale'.

The work is dedicated by the Members of the Etching Club to the Queen (Victoria) and Prince Albert.
SubjectVillages - Rural areas - Great Britain - History - 18th century
English poetry - Great Britain - 18th century
Illustrated books - Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century
ReferencesJ. Barrell, The dark side of the landscape: the rural poor in English painting (1983).

On the Etching Club see A. Fredericksen, The Etching Club of London [exhibition catalogue] (2002). Etching Club minutes and accounts (1838-92) are held in the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Binding Note19th-century half red morocco, red cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'The Deserted Village Illustrated By The Etching Club' and 'R.A.'
ProvenancePresented by The Etching Club in 1842 (acknowledged RA Council Minutes, IX, 245).
Contributors Creswick, Thomas, R.A., 1811 - 1869, engraver
Bell, John, 1811 - 1895, engraver
Cope, Charles West, R.A., 1811 - 1890, engraver
Redgrave, Richard, R.A., 1804 - 1888, engraver
Tayler, John Frederick, 1806 - 1889, engraver
Townsend, Henry James, 1810 - 1890, engraver
Stonhouse, Charles, fl. 1833-1865, engraver
Horsley, John Callcott, R.A., 1817 - 1903, engraver
Webster, Thomas, R.A., 1800 - 1886, engraver
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819 - 1901, dedicatee
Albert, Prince, Consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819 - 1861, dedicatee
Gad and Kenningale. printer
The Etching Club. publisher. donor
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