DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum : Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1874.
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Designer of Humorous Subjects and Etcher.
Born in London in 1756, and died there in 1827.
Caricatures illustrative of Johnson and Boswell’s Tour to the Hebrides, entitled “PICTURESQUE BEAUTIES of BOSWELL.” Published in May 1768, by E. Jackson, No. 14, Marylebone Street, Golden Square, and G. Kearsley, Fleet Street. Twenty Etchings. After H. W. Bunbury, in two parts.
The set incomplete, wanting Plate II. of the first part, “The Journalist with a view of Auchinleck, or Land of Stones,” and Plate I. of the second part, “Revising for the second edition, under the inspection of a learned friend,” and also the list of plates for each part.
PART THE FIRST.
(1.) Frontispiece.-“All hail, Dalblair ! Hail to thee, Laird of Auchinleck !” 3029
(3.) The embrace at Boyd’s Inn. 3030
(4.) Walking up the High Street, Edinburgh. 3031
(5.) Tea at the Journalist’s house in James Court. 3032
(6.) Chatting 'till two in the Morning. 3033
(7.) Veronica with the Breakfast Scene. 3034
(8.) Wit and Wisdom, making preparations for Dinner. 3035
(9.) Setting out from Edinburgh on the Tour. 3036
(10.) Scottifying the palate at Leith. 3037
PART THE SECOND.
(2.) The Procession to St. Leonard’s College, St. Andrews. 3038
(3.) The Vision at Lord Errol’s, Slains Castle. 3039
(4.) Lodgings at M’Queen’s, in Glenmorison, the celebrated Spider Scene. 3040
(5.) Reconciliation at Glenelg, after the Journalist had rode away from Ursa Major. 3041
(6.) Highland Dance on the top of Dun Can, the highest mountain in the Island of Rasay. 3042
(7.) The Recovery, after a drunken Frolick, at Corrichatachin. 3043
(8.) Sailing among the Hebrides, the Journalist holding a rope’s end. 3044
(9.) The Contest at Auckinleck, in which Ursa Major made a severe retort on the Journalist’s Father. 3045
(10.) Imitations at Drury Lane Theatre, by the Journalist. 3046
“A TOUR to the HEBRIDES. Bossy Bounce preparing for the Scotch Professors to kiss. Published 19th April 1786 by S. W. Fores at the Caricature Warehouse, No. 3, Piccadilly.” “My Friend delint. I. fecit.” The doctor is represented as a bear and Boswell as a monkey, holding up his tail. Professors in kilts approach for the honour. 3047
Prefixed to Rowlandson’s Picturesque Beauties of Boswell, but not belonging to the series.'
NB: The Dyce Bequest does in fact include Plate II. of the first part, 'The Journalist with a view of Auchinleck, or Land of Stones', with an additional duplicate of it, see DYCE.3029A and B.
The Journalist with a view of Auchinleck, or Land of Stones; After Henry William Bunbury; Etching print on paper; Part of the set 'Picturesque Beauties of Boswell'; By Thomas Rowlandson; English School; Published by E. Jackson, London, 1786.
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F
Part of a series of caricatures, illustrative of James Boswell’s 'The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.' (first published in 1785), entitled 'Picturesque Beauties of Boswell'.
This set is incomplete, wanting Plate II. of the first part, 'The Journalist with a view of Auchinleck, or Land of Stones', and Plate I. of the second part, 'Revising for the second edition, under the inspection of a learned friend', and also the list of plates for each part.
'THE JOURNALIST. /
With a View of AUCKINLECK - or the Land of Stones. /
"I am I flatter myself compleatly a Citizen of the World. In my Travels through Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Corsica, France, I / never felt myself from home and I sincerely love every kindred and tongue and people and nation" - [?]. /
My great grandfather the Husband of Countess Veronica was Alexander Earl of Kincardine. - From him the blood of Bruce flows in / my Veins of such Ancestory who would not be proud [?] glad to seize a fair opportunity to let it be known? /
(?)Ninde Journal [?] / Publish'd May 15th. 1786. by E Jackson No 14 Marylebone Street Golden Square.'
The Journalist with a view of Auchinleck, or Land of Stones; A man holding a book titled 'MATERIALS for the Life of SAM.L JOHNSON L.L.D.', a rolled up paper inscribed 'Journal' and in his coat pocket a book, 'OGDEN ON PRAYER'; After Henry William Bunbury; Part of 'Picturesque Beauties of Boswell'; Etching print on paper.
One of a series of caricatures, illustrative of James Boswell’s 'The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.' (first published in 1785), entitled 'Picturesque Beauties of Boswell'.