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Liber Veritatis. Or, a Collection of Two Hundred Prints, after the Original Designs of Claude le Lorrain, in the Collection of His Grace the Duke of Devonshire

[vol. 3] Liber Veritatis; or A Collection of Prints, after the Original Designs of Claude le Lorrain; in the Collection of His Grace the Duke of Devonshire, Earl Spencer, Richard Payne Knight [et al.]

1777–1819
Richard Earlom (English, 1743-1822), After Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellée) (French (active in Rome), 1600–1682), Mezzotint by Josiah (Joshua) Boydell (English, 1752–1817), Engraved by Benjamin Smith (English, 1754–1833), After Charles Borckhardt (English, active 1784–1825), Mezzotint by Thomas Lupton (English, 1791–1873), After Gilbert Stuart (American, 1755–1828), Publisher John Boydell (English, 1719–1804), Publisher Hurst, Robinson, and Co., Printer Thomas Davison (English, early 19th century)


Place of Publication: London, England

Dimensions

Overall (each vol. [approximately]): 41.8 x 28.8 x 3.4 cm (16 7/16 x 11 5/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.2247a-c

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 302 mezzotints and one stipple engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(London: [v. 1-2] John Boydell, 1777; [v. 3] Thomas Davison, for Hurst, Robinson, & Co., 1819) Folio, three volumes; [v. 1] 4 letterpress leaves plus 101 plates, [v. 2] 5 letterpress leaves plus 101 plates, [v. 3] 4 letterpress leaves plus 101 plates; half gilt-stamped brown calf, marbled paper boards.

Reproductive illustrations after drawings by Claude Lorrain; frontispiece portraits of Claude Lorrain, Boydell, and Earlom


London: [v. 1-2] John Boydell, 1777; [v. 3] Thomas Davison, for Hurst, Robinson, & Co., 1819

Provenance

Charles E. Lauriat Co., Boston; Charles F. Bates; purchased in 1922 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent