File NLW ex 3070. - Engravings

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NLW ex 3070.




  • 1736-1841 (Creation)

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1 file.

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Some of the engravings were apparently presented by Ronald Hylton Smith to his son Fabian ('Fabian [from] R.H.S.' on versos).

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One hundred and two engravings, some dated 1736-1841, comprising (i) twenty-seven topographical and architectural views, 1755-1841 and [n.d.], eighteen of which relate to County Durham and the surrounding area; (ii) nineteen portraits, 1740-1832 and [n.d.], including five by Jacobus Houbraken; (iii) eight satirical cartoons, caricatures, etc., 1736-1816, by William Hogarth, Robert Dighton, Richard Dighton, and possibly others; (iv) forty-two heraldic coats of arms, bookplates, etc., [n.d.]; (v) a map of 'The Boundaries of the City of York & the peculiar District called Ainsty…' [by Francis Drake], [1736]; (vi) and five miscellaneous others, [n.d.]. Also included are (vii) a title deed on vellum (partly illegible) and and a leaf containing sketches in pen, ink and pencil.

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  • English
  • Latin

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English, Latin.

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Several items repaired at NLW, July 2022.

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  • Text: NLW ex 3070.