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GIRTIN, Thomas (1775--1802)
[Views in Paris. Advertisement]
Dedicated by permission to the Right Honourable the Earl of Essex, from the original drawings now in his Lordship's possession; a selection of the most picturesque and interesting views in Paris, and its environs, taken in the spring of the year, 1802. By the late Mr. Thomas Girtin, being the last productions of that celebrated artist. Prospectus: ... Subscribers names received at Mr. J. Girtin's, engraver, &c. 1, Little Newport Street, Gerrard Street, Soho, where the work may be seen; and at Spring Gardens, where is exhibiting until the first day of January, 1803, the Eidometropolis, upon the extensive scale of 1944 square feet; ...
[London]: J. Moore, printer, Great Drury Lane, [1802].
[4] p. ; 23.2 cm. (4º)

Unperfected half-sheet, folded, with conjugate leaf blank. Much of the edition, and nearly all the impressions pulled before the aquatinting of Girtin's soft-ground etchings, were lost in a fire at his brother's premises in Little Newport Street. Subscribers included Sir George Beaumont, Dr. Monroe, and five Royal Academicians, among them Girtin's friend, the youthful J.M.W. Turner. The work was promised to be delivered 'early in January, 1803.'. No copy is present in Soane's library.

Copy Notes Originally folded as a letter, inscribed in ink on blank recto Mr Soane. / Lincoln's Inn Fields.

Binding Loose bifolium.

Reference Number 2347


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