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.]
Richard Earlom (English, 1743-1822), After Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellée) (French (active in Rome), 1600–1682), 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
Overall (vol. 1): 55.7 x 45.5 x 4 cm (21 15/16 x 17 15/16 x 1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 301 mezzotints, 159 etchings, and one stipple engraving
Not On View
(London: [v. 1-2] John Boydell, 1777; [v. 3] Thomas Davison, for Hurst, Robinson, & Co., 1819) Large folio, three volumes; [v. 1] 6 letterpress leaves, plus 100 leaves of plates; [v. 2] 3 letterpress leaves, plus 100 leaves of plates; [v. 3] 4 letterpress leaves, plus 102 leaves of plates; nineteenth-century blind- and gilt-stamped brown calf with neoclassical motifs (binder’s ticket: “C. Smith, 19 Oxenden Street, Hay Market”).
Reproductive illustrations after drawings by Claude Lorrain; frontispiece portraits of Boydell and Earlom
London: [v. 1-2] John Boydell, 1777; [v. 3] Thomas Davison, for Hurst, Robinson, & Co., 1819
Frederic Perkins [bookplate, two versions]; Jeremiah Harman [sale May 1844--inscription front flyleaf]; W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom bequeathed to MFA, 1963.
Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen