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CLENNELL COMMITTEE
Proposals for publishing by subscription a print representing the decisive charge of the Life Guards at Waterloo. To be engraved by W. Bromley, from a picture by Luke Clennell, which was rewarded by the British Institution in 1816.
[London]: [1819].
[4] p. ; 20.5 cm. (8º)

Quarter sheet, folded, conjugate leaf blank. Drop-head title. The publication of this proposed print, impressions of which were promised 'for delivery in the Autumn of 1819', was undertaken by a committee formed to assist Clennell's three young children following the double tragedy of their father's mental breakdown in 1817 and their mother's death the following year. The engraving was to be 18 inches by 10¼ and impressions priced as follows: 'Prints £1. 11s. 6d. Proofs £3. 3s. The first fifty on India Paper £5. 5s. [and] Fifty etchings ... at £1. 1s. each'. Hooked on Books 9.6.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Inscribed in ink at the foot of p. [1] J. Britton, Hon. Secy. Recto of blank leaf inscribed by the same hand Dear Sir // As honorary Secretary to the / Clennell Committee, I am directed to forward / to you a statement of the case of that unfortun- / ate but very meritorious Artist. // I hope you will not forget the / Plan of Stonehenge, as I feel much interested / on that subject - Among other things I / am preparing a Vol. of about 20 Drawings / with a MS. history & description - as a curiosity. // Yrs truly & respectfully // J. Britton // March 5.19. // PS. have you seen the New Monthly Mag: in / which Annals of Arts, Elmes & Haydon are seriously / castigated? - Mr. H. is also prettily dressed in / Lity Journal of Sunday week // J. Soane Esq.
Copy 2: Bound in a collection of sale catalogues.

Binding Copy 1: Loose bifolium.
Copy 2: Later C19th half green binder's cloth, marbled-paper boards.

Reference Number 1951


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