Quarles' Emblems

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Acquired in 1998 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Rogers, William, Harry
attributions_note
bibliography
Engen, Rodney K. 'Dictionary of Victorian Wood Engravers'. Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey, 1985. 223 p. ISBN 0859641392 Houfe, Simon 'The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists'. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Baron Publishing, Antique Collectors' Club, revised 1981 437 p. ISBN 0902028731 Ball, Douglas 'Victorian Publishers' Bindings.' London: The Library Association, 1985. 90 p. and 155 p.
collection_code
PDP
credit
Purchased with the Assistance of the Friends of the National Libraries
date_end
1860-12-31
date_start
1860-01-01
date_text
1860 (designed)
descriptive_line
Book illustration to 'Quarles' Emblems', 1861, wood-engraving by W.Harry Rogers.
dimensions
Height: 11.5 cm, Width: 17 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Historical significance: These book illustrations are part of the W.Harry Rogers Archive and to quote the information on the archive provided by 'RW' on 6 February 1998 on the registered file 1997/1476:- 'It is extraordinarily rare to have this kind of documentation at this level of production for the middle decades of the 19th century. The fact the (sic) the state of the designs ranges from rough sketches to finished drawings and proofs allows the pieces to document the design process very closely.'
id
425
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:20:13.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:20:13.000Z
latitude
51.506321
location
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 190
longitude
-0.12714
marks
'Book V - 14 / Top / Bottom' 'WHR' Inscription
materials
laid paper
materials_techniques
Wood engraving on laid paper
museum_number
E.1021-1998
museum_number_token
e10211998
object_number
O25803
object_type
Book illustration
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Two illustrations, one above the other, the top one depicts the Star of Zion with a Hebrew inscription and the bottom one shows a harp tipped with crowns. The top illustration is the proof for that which surmounts the top of border E.994-1998 for the book illustration E.1020-1998 for opposite 'Emblem XIV' 'Book The Fifth' and the bottom illustration is the proof for that which underpins the bottom of the same border for the above book illustration for the 1861 edition of 'Quarles' Emblems'. W. Harry Rogers drew on wood for this engraving to be made by a wood-engraver. 'Emblem XIV' 'How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! PSALM LXXXIV.1
place
London
primary_image_id
production_note
The date '1860' on the proof for the book illustration E.867-1998 and '1859' for the border E.890-1998 suggests that the proofs were drawn on the wood-engraving block in 1859 and 1860 for the 1861 edition of 'Quarles' Emblems'.
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
quarles-emblems-book-illustration-rogers-william-harry
sys_updated
2014-01-09T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
wood-engraving (process)
title
Quarles' Emblems
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1860
year_start
1860