[from] Scott's Prose Works pub.1834–6 [T04727-T04763; T04961-T04994; complete]
Thirty-four line-engravings by various engravers, comprising thirty-four subjects out of a total of forty; various sizes
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1987
Prov: ...; Waltham Abbey Historical Trust, from whom bt by Tate Gallery
Lit: As for T04727-T04763 above
For details of the series see introduction to T04727-T04763. The engravings in this set were all bought unmounted from the Waltham Abbey Historical Trust, along with impressions from Scott's Poetical Works (see introduction to T04947-T04960).
The engravers responsible for the plates in this group were: William Miller (1796–1882), who executed the majority of the plates, John Horsburgh (1791–1869), who produced seven plates in this group, William Richardson (active 1836–77) and Edward Goodall (1795–1870), who each produced one plate.
T04973 Vincennes engr. W. Miller, pub.1835
Line-engraving, vignette, approx. 77 × 83 (3 × 3 1/4) on India paper laid on wove paper 436 × 299 (17 3/16 × 11 1/4); plate-mark 210 × 151 (8 1/4 × 5 15/16)
Inscribed in pencil in unidentified hand ‘Vincennes | death of Duc d'Enghien | [?under] Life of Napoleon’. Engraved inscriptions as on T 04964 but with publication line ‘Edinburgh, Published 1835, by Robert Cadell, & Hodgson, Boys & Graves London.’ below image at bottom centre
Lit: Rawlinson II 1913, no.531, first published state
Published: Vol.XI, 1835, Life of Napoleon, title-page vignette. Original watercolour: untraced (Wilton 1979, no.1108).
Tate Gallery: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions 1986-88, London 1996
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