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The Mansions Of England In The Olden Time By Joseph Nash

Nash, Joseph

Published by T. McLean 1839- 1849, London, 1839
From Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books (Toronto, ON, Canada)

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Contemporary decorative half morocco with publisher?s cloth boards. Gilt ruling on boards, Spine in six compartments of five raised bands, gilt title on two, with gilt ruling and tooling. Marbled pasted and free endpapers., Joseph Nash (17 December 1809 ? 19 December 1878) was an English watercolour painter and lithographer, specialising in historical buildings. His major work was the 4-volume Mansions of England in the Olden Time. He studied with the artist and architect Augustus Charles Pugin. In the early stage of his career Nash was engaged on figure subjects illustrating the poets and novelists, and exhibited many drawings with the Society of Painters in Water Colours, of which he was elected an associate in 1834, and a full member in 1842. Nash later became well known for his picturesque views of late Gothic buildings, which he peopled with figures grouped to illustrate the everyday life of their owners in times gone by - somewhat in the manner of George Cattermole. He also exhibited at the Royal Academy, British Institution and the New watercolour Society. Having mastered the art of lithography, Nash utilised it in the production of several excellent publications: Architecture of the Middle Ages appeared in 1838, and his four-volume masterpiece, Mansions of England in the Olden Time over a 10 year period from 1839, which involved Nash\'s travelling all over the country drawing house interiors and exteriors. He concentrated on the architectural aspects of the buildings, which, using the example of Joseph Strutt, he brought to life with the inclusion of groups of people. The volumes were very popular, with the lithographs circulated widely by newspapers, architects and other artists. The book was so effective it was claimed in Parliament that it was causing an increasing number of people to visit historical buildings.In 1854 he was described as suffering from \"brain fever\" and sold his studio later that year - the quality of his work declined dramatically from then on. He died at Hereford Road, Bayswater, London on 19 December 1878, having just a few months before been awarded a civil list pension of £100. His only son, Joseph Nash, Jr., was a marine painter and also a member of the \"Royal Institute of Painters in Water-Colours\"., Size : Large Folio (357 x 542mm), Illustrated with 26 plates for each part, including title plate. , Volume : Four parts in two volume, P. Title, Dedication, List of Subjects, Plates, Title, Dedication, Contents, Plates; Title, Dedication, Plates, Title, Dedication, Plates. Very good condition. Occasional light browning, otherwise an attractive copy in handsome period binding. Bookseller Inventory # B4444

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Title: The Mansions Of England In The Olden Time By...

Publisher: T. McLean 1839- 1849, London

Publication Date: 1839

Binding: Hardcover

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