SMITH, John.

Select views in Italy.

£4,500

Select views in Italy.

London, T. Chapman for John Smith, William Byrne and John Emes, 1792-1796.

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Description

A fine copy with wide margins bound in contemporary crimson morocco. John ‘Warwick’ Smith lived and worked in Italy from 1776-1781 under the patronage of the Earl of Warwick. He was a leading member of the Watercolour Society and was elected its president in 1814. ‘His Italian pictures, which he continued to produce for many years after his return to England, are considered Smith’s best’ (ODNB).

Description

2 volumes in one, landscape folio (26 x 35.2 cm). Text in French and English. Engraved dedication to Queen Charlotte, general map of Italy and 72 engraved plates by J. Emes, W. Byrne and others after Smith, contemporary straight-grained crimson morocco gilt, gilt edges. Mainly marginal spotting to plates, some browning of text, table of plates misbound at end, a very handsome example.

Provenance: Jasper More (bookplate), Linley Hall.

Bibliography

ESTC T147454; Lowndes III, 2425.

 

Stock ID: 93651