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Crown Imperials and Mertensia (From R. Ackerman, 1820) (Extra plate from The Cabinet of the Arts, being a new and universal drawing book.)

published 1819
James Stack Lauder (English, 1853–1923)

Place of Publication: London

Catalogue Raisonné

Dunthorne 135

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Stipple engraving, hand-colored

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



The Cabinet of the Arts, being a new and universal drawing book, forming a complete system of Drawing, Painting in all its branches, Etching, Engraving, Perspective, Projection and Surveying with all their various and appendant parts; containing the whole theory and practice of the Fine Arts in general from the first elements to the most finished principles, displaying in the most familiar manner the whole Rudiments of Imitation, Design, Disposition, Invention and Deception; Illustrated with upwards of sixty Elegant Engravings to which is added an appendix containing several curious and useful miscellaneous articles by T. Hodson and I. Dougall, author of the accomplished Tutor. London. Published by T. Ostall Avemaria Lane 1805.


Elita R. Dike, Brookline; to her spouse George P. Dike, Brookline; bequest to MFA May 14, 1969

Credit Line

Bequest of George P. Dike—Elita R. Dike Collection