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SOCIETY OF PAINTERS IN WATER COLOURS
[Exhibition catalogue. 1809]
The exhibition of the Society of Painters in Water Colours. The fifth. Now open at the great room, Spring Gardens, (removed from Old Bond Street.) Admittance, one shilling. Catalogue, sixpence.
London: printed for J. Booth. [J. Barfield, printer], 1809.
16 p. ; 26.4 cm. (4°)

Printer's statement from title-page verso. The Society of Painters in Water Colours (now the Royal Watercolour Society) was founded in 1804 to promote a medium that had not yet been accepted by the Royal Academy as suitable for serious artistic expression.

Copy Notes Many items marked in pencil; inscription at the top of p. 7 lost in the trimming. Bound (1) in a collection of miscellaneous exhibition catalogues 1809--1834, including the catalogues of the 1812 (q.v.) and 1814 (q.v.) exhibitions.

Binding C19th half brown morocco-grained cloth, grey paper boards, gilt-lettered spine title. Numbered '87' in a series of sale catalogue volumes.

Reference Number 5282


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