A Catalogue of The Collection of Pictures of the Most Noble The Marquess of Stafford, at Cleveland House, London, containing an Etching of Every Picture, and accompanied with Historical and Biographical Notices by John Young, Engraver in Mezzotinto to His Majesty and Keeper of the British Institution.
Printed by W. Nicol, Cleveland Row, St. James's.
Published by Hurst, Robinson, and Co., Waterloo-Place, and No. 6, Pall-Mall
Original chine colleé etchings over 190 years old.
(Chine collé method: Chine refers to thin tissue paper, traditionally imported from China, Japan and India. Collé refers to the glue or paste used to attach this thin tissue to heavier Western-made plate paper. The smooth surface of the Oriental tissue papers accepts finer printing detail than the more coarsely textured plate papers. Tissue papers are, however quite weak. Pasting them to thicker paper gives them strength and stability.)
Sheet size: approximately 10.25 x 15 inches (approx. 26 x 38 cm).
Each etching's size varies, but the chine colleé layer on which the etchings are printed measures about 9 x 11.5 inches.
NOTE: foxing in the margins is typical on these chine collé prints, but usually does not affect the actual etchings. However, please see enlargements by clicking on the thumbnails in order to assess each. We also have provided condition notes below the thumbnail images.
Please click on a thumbnail for an enlarged view. The entire sheet is too large to scan, thus only the scannable portion is shown.