Printed Books, Maps and Works on Paper | 11 July 2013
Germany.- Prout (Samuel) - Facsimiles of Sketches Made in Flanders and Germany,
Sold for £1000
Germany.- Prout (Samuel)
Facsimiles of Sketches Made in Flanders and Germany,
first edition, lithographed throughout with title, dedication and 50 lithographed plates by Prout printed by Hullmandel on pale grey paper, title and dedication foxed, one or two small spots to plates but generally very clean, some tissue guards with insect damage at lower outer corner but not affecting plates, contemporary half morocco over cloth, rubbed, [Ray 83], folio, Hullmandel, [c.1833].
⁂ “Prout was a pioneer lithographer who employed the process as early as 1817, when most of his fellow artists were ignorant or contemptuous of it. His friend and disciple Ruskin specifically exempted Prout from his dismissal of lithography in The Elements of Drawing , noting that "all his published lithographic sketches are of the greatest value, wholly unrivalled in power of composition, and in love and feeling of architectural subjects" (p.339)…Unfortunately these lithographs are now assiduously sought after as single prints, and complete copies of the book [Flanders and Germany] have virtually disappeared.” Gordon N. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1914 .
The plates also include five views of Prague.
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