Record number 05/806
TitleThe Royal Gallery Of British Art.
ImprintLondon:: Published By J. Hogarth, 5 Haymarket., [ca. 1851?]
Physical Descriptionvi, [106] p., [48] pl.: [2] illus.; 591 mm.
Physical Description NoteThe work was also issued in a two-volume format.
Content Format Note[T.p., dedic.] - Preface - Table Of Contents - List of Subscribers To Finden's Royal Gallery of British Art - [Plates, with explanatory texts].
Summary NoteThe work was published serially. All plates carry publication dates, ranging from 1840 August (pl. [25]) to 1851 May 31 (pl. [28, 47, 48]). The work was also issued in a two-volume format.

The plates show paintings by J. Reynolds, T. Gainsborough, D. Wilkie, G.S. Newton, J. Constable, W. Hilton, C.L. Eastlake, C.R. Leslie, W. Linton, A.W. Callcott, C. Stanfield, J.M.W. Turner, G. Jones, T. Uwins, W. Collins, Penry Williams, E. Landseer, D. Cowper, W.F. Witherington, C.R. Leslie, A. Cooper, F.R. Lee, F. Danby, A.E. Chalon, D. Maclise, A. Fraser, W. Etty, D. Roberts, R. Redgrave, W. Mulready, T. Webster, C. Landseer and J. Linnell.

The Table of Contents lists not only the titles, source-artists and engravers of the works, but also the names of their owners. The Preface draws attention to the Royal Academy's interest in, and approval of, the project.
Responsibility NoteAll plates carry the name of the source-artist and engraver. The engravers were W. Humphrys, E. Finden, W.R. Smith, E.J. Portbury, Ed. Smith, C. Rolls, J.T. Willmore, F. Bacon, J.B. Allen, W. Miller, S. Sangster, Lumb. Stocks, W. Finden, S. Fisher, H.C. Shenton, R. Hatfield, E. Goodall, W.T. Roden, J.W. Appleton, J. Goodyaer, W. Greatbach, G.T. Doo, J. Outrim, John Pye, R. Wallis, P. Lightfoot, J. Cousen, C.W. Sharpe. The two in-text illustrations (in the texts accompanying pl. [12] and [14]) are unsigned.

Each plate carries the publisher's imprint - usually that of J. Hogarth; in some cases that of T.G. March, or of 'the Proprietors'. Many carry the name of the printer - McQueen, or Horwood & Watkins.

The work is dedicated to Queen Victoria by E. and W. Finden and J. Hogarth.
SubjectPaintings, British
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century
ReferencesB. Hunnisett, Illustrated dictionary of British steel engravers (1989).
Binding Note19th-century red morocco, gilt borders on upper and lower covers; gilt-decorated spine, black morocco spine-label lettered 'Royal Gallery Of British Art', spine lettered 'R.A.'
Contributors Hogarth, Joseph, 1801 - 1879?
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819 - 1901
Reynolds, Joshua, P.R.A., 1723 - 1792
Gainsborough, Thomas, R.A., 1727 - 1788
Wilkie, David, R.A., 1785 - 1841
Newton, Gilbert Stuart, R.A., 1794 - 1835
Constable, John, R.A., 1776 - 1837
Hilton, William, R.A., 1786 - 1839
Eastlake, Charles Lock, P.R.A., 1793 - 1865
Leslie, Charles Robert, R.A., 1794 - 1859
Linton, William, 1791 - 1876
Callcott, Augustus Wall, R.A., 1779 - 1844
Stanfield, Clarkson, R.A., 1793 - 1867
Turner, J.M.W., R.A., 1775 - 1851
Jones, George, R.A., 1786 - 1869
Uwins, Thomas, R.A., 1782 - 1857
Collins, William, R.A., 1788 - 1847
Williams, Penry, 1802 - 1885
Landseer, Edwin, R.A., 1802 - 1873
Cowper, Douglas, 1817 - 1839
Witherington, William Frederick, R.A., 1785 - 1865
Leslie, Charles Robert, R.A., 1794 - 1859
Cooper, Abraham, R.A., 1787 - 1868
Lee, Frederick Richard, R.A., 1798 - 1879
Danby, Francis, A.R.A., 1793 - 1861
Chalon, A.E., R.A., 1781 - 1860
Maclise, Daniel, R.A., 1806 - 1870
Fraser, Alexander George, 1786 - 1865
Etty, William, R.A., 1787 - 1849
Roberts, David, R.A., 1796 - 1864
Redgrave, Richard, R.A., 1804 - 1888
Mulready, William, R.A., 1786 - 1863
Webster, Thomas, R.A., 1800 - 1886
Landseer, Charles, R.A., 1799 - 1879
Linnell, John, 1792 - 1882
Humphrys, William, 1794 - 1865
Finden, Edward Francis, 1791 - 1857
Smith, William Raymond, fl. 1818-1848
Portbury, E. J., 1795 - 1885
Smith, Edward, fl. 1824 - 1849
Rolls, Charles, 1799 - 1885
Willmore, James Tibbetts, A.R.A., 1800 - 1863
Bacon, Frederick, 1803 - 1887
Allen, James Baylis, 1803 - 1876
Miller, William, 1796 - 1882
Sangster, Samuel, 1804 - 1872
Stocks, Lumb, R.A., 1812 - 1892
Finden, William, 1787 - 1852
Fisher, Samuel, fl. 1830 - 1855
Shenton, Henry Chawner, the elder, 1803 - 1866
Hatfield, Richard, 1809 - 1867
Goodall, Edward, 1795 - 1870
Roden, William Thomas, 1817 - 1892
Appleton, J. W., fl. 1834 - 1843
Goodyear, Joseph, 1797 - 1839
Greatbach, William, 1802 - ca. 1885
Doo, George Thomas, R.A., 1800 - 1886
Outrim, John, fl. 1834 - 1854
Pye, John, the younger, 1782 - 1874
Wallis, Robert, 1794 - 1878
Lightfoot, Peter, 1805 - 1885
Cousen, John, 1804 - 1880
Sharpe, Charles William, 1818 - 1899
March, T. G.
McQueen, William Benjamin, fl. 1817-1846, intaglio printer
Watkins, Daniel, fl. 1846
Horwood and Watkins
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