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DUBOURG, M[atthew].

Views of the remains of ancient buildings in Rome,

and its vicinity with a descriptive and historical account of each subject ...

Stock Code
93427
London, Taylor, 1844
£2,750

A very good copy with plates clean and fresh of a fine colour plate book on Rome.

There is little information about Dubourg; the dates of his birth and death are unknown, and even his first name is not well attested. He is known to have contributed coloured aquatints to Thomas Williamson, The European in India (London, 1813) and to J. F. Dove, A Picture of St Petersburg (London, 1815), as well as two plates (after drawings by Pugin) to Edward Wedlake Brayley, Illustrations of Her Majesty's Palace at Brighton (London, 1838) and the engravings for Barbara Anne Townshend's delightfully named Sibyl-Leaves, or, Drawing Room Scraps consisting of Groups of Figures, Flowers, Roses, Birds, Butterflies &c presenting a Variety of Studies in the Art of cutting Black Paper, for the Instruction and Amusement of Young Ladies (London, 1836). Views in Rome seems to be the first book that the artist produced

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Description

Folio (42 x 33 cm). 26 hand-coloured aquatints. Original morocco-grained green cloth, lettered in gilt on upper cover, rebacked with green calf; edges worn.

Bibliography

Abbey Travel 181; Tooley 188.

Stock ID:93427

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