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The Copper Plate Magazine; or, Monthly Treasure, for the Admirers of the Imitative Arts

Engraved by William Watts (English, 1752–1851), Engraved by Thomas Cook (English, 1744–1818), Engraved by Thomas Ryder, Sr. (English, 1746–1810), Engraved by William Sharp (American (born in England), 1803–1875), Engraved by Joseph Collyer (English, 1748–1827), Engraved by W. Smart (English, 18th century), Engraved by Robert Pollard (English, 1755–1838), Engraved by William Walker (English, 1725–1793), Engraved by John Hall (English, 1739–1797), Engraved by Charles Grignion (English, 1717–1810), Engraved by James Roberts (English, died in 1799), Engraved by Edward Rooker (English, 1711–1774), Engraved by Michael Angelo Rooker (English, 1746–1801), Engraved by Benjamin Green (English, 1736–1800), After Paul Sandby (English, 1731–1809), After Sir Godfrey Kneller (English, 1646–1723), After Thomas Gainsborough (English, 1727–1788), After Charles Le Brun (French, 1619–1690), After Philippe de Champaigne (French, 1602–1674), After Edward Edwards (English, 1738–1806), After Charles Monnet (French, 1732–after 1808), After Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), After Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Publisher George Kearsly (English, died in 1790)

Place of Publication: London, England


Overall: 28.5 x 22 x 5.2 cm (11 1/4 x 8 11/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

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Illustrated book with 127 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: G. Kearsly, 1778) Quarto; engraved title and 127 leaves, plus 126 plates; contemporary mottled calf [rebacked]

Engraved title; portraits, topographic views, literary illustrations

London: G. Kearsly, 1778


Acquired in 1917 from Goodspeed's Bookshop, Boston, by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

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