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Portraits alongside a street scene

Portraits alongside a street scene

Item Information

Title:
Portraits alongside a street scene
Description:
Information from accompanying cards: A remarkable fine series of fore edge paintings appear on the edges of the three volumes. Each volume bears a double fore edge painting making six in all. Each of the six paintings is divided into three parts, consisting of a central scene or view with a portrait on either side. There are in all nineteen separate subjects, one of the paintings having an extra portrait above the central scene.
Date:
(c) 1808
Format:
Paintings
Genre:
Watercolors
Portrait paintings
Fore-edge painting
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Special Collections, Rare Books
Subjects:
Cities & towns
City & town life
Extent:
1 painting : watercolor on fore edge of book
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Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Notes (acquisition):
Gift of Alfred H. Wiggin, May 1951.
Notes (date):
Date of painting unknown. Publication date of book: 1808.
Notes:
Title supplied by cataloger.
Found on: The speeches of the Right Honourable William Pitt, in the House of Commons, vol. 3
Notes (object):
Fore-edge/fanned to the right
Identifier:
07_04_000187A
Call #:
RARE BKS DA522 .P4A3 1817x v.3
Barcode:
39999063117509