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Designs by Mr. R. Bentley, for Six Poems by Mr. T. Gray

1766
Engraved by Johann Sebastian Müller (German, worked in England, 1715–after 1785), Engraved by Charles Grignion (English, 1717–1810), After Richard Bentley (English, 1708–1782), Author Thomas Gray (English, 1716–1771), Publisher James Dodsley (English, 1724–1797)


Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Ray, Illustrator and Book in England, 4 (1753 ed.)

Dimensions

Overall: 37.5 x 27.5 x 2.8 cm (14 3/4 x 10 13/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

BR1423

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 25 etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(London: J. Dodsley, 1766) Folio; 49 leaves, plus 6 plates; contemporary speckled brown calf (rebacked with modern blind- and gilt-stamped brown morocco)

Decorative and allegorical illustrations to Gray’s poems, with vignettes and initials.


London: J. Dodsley, 1766

Provenance

Indecipherable ownership inscription on preliminary leaf; Thomas Gaffield, by whom given to MFA, 1895; transferred from Library, 1904.

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Gaffield