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Titre : Memorials of Old Newcastle upon Tyne
Éditeur : Thomas & George Allan, Newcastle upon Tyne
Date d'édition : 1897
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : First Edition.
42pp + plates. 42 paper-guarded full-page engraved plates. 42 etchings from Richardson's original drawings. The engravings from drawings of old Newcastle by Richardson. Many of these were originally intended to illustrate a history of the town by his brother, Moses Aaron Richardson. The manuscript for that work, however, was never completed. Each of the engravings is accompanied by a brief piece on the subject matter.There is also a short biography of the artist and a list of the (1880) location of each original drawing. Thomas Miles Richardson (1784-1847) Richardson was born of an old Tynedale family who lived for generations in the neighbourhood of Wark. Evidence of his artistic talent led him to be placed, at the age of fourteen, with a Newcastle engraver. The latter died very shortly afterwards and effectively interrupted Richardson's artistic career. After a brief period as a cabinet-maker, he succeeded his father to the mastership of St. Andrew's School, Newcastle, in 1806. He continued painting in his leisure time and, seven years later, left the school to devote himself full-time to painting. In 1822, together with the engraver Thomas Bewick and others, Richardson inaugurated the first Fine Art Exhibition in the North of England.Twice married, Richardson had a large family. His sons, Thomas Miles jr. and Edward, became notable artists in their own right. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Cover darkened. Edges rubbed. Corners and spine ends soft. Occasional light foxing in margins. Fep detached Brown hardback cloth cover with gilt lettering. N° de réf. du libraire 0489
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