Westall, R.


From Drawings by ... London Printed for Rodwell and Martin 1819.
4to. iv + 47pp. + [i]. Ills. t.p., 12 hand coloured aquatint plates (offset) (sl. shaved to fore-edge sometimes affecting slightly the imprint). Text and plates 11 x 9 (29.5 x 24cm). Light browning with occasional spotting, pp.3 and plate 11 with sm. closed tear to fore-edge, signed binding C. Cross Binder to the Queen, C19th half calf with cloth boards, some staining and marking, some scuffing to corners, blind lettering and motifs to faded spine, sm. nicks to head of joints. No obvious watermark. Abbey Life 381; Tooley, p.265; Prideaux, pp.224 and 355. Richard Westall (17651836), painter and illustrator ... he was a significant and innovative figure in the development of the English watercolour, his elegant and precise book illustrations set new standards in that field, and his portraits and historical and religious paintings have deservedly received more scholarly attention recently than hitherto ... ODNB.,
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