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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), 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 (vol. 1): 55.7 x 45.5 x 4 cm (21 15/16 x 17 15/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

63.771a-c

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 301 mezzotints, 159 etchings, 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) 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

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen