Wyatt, Matthew Digby (1820-77; British)

Illustrated Books supervised by Wyatt: Wyatt Industrial Arts of the Nineteenth Century 1853 {1861} SLV [IB] Wyatt Views of the Crystal Palace 1854 {1859} SLV [IB] Wyatt, who trained and practised as an architect, played a key role in overseeing the construction of Paxton’s design of the Crystal Palace and also, as Secretary of Great Exhibition Committee, the overall

Fourdrinier, Paul (1698-1758; Dutch/English)

Works including engravings by Fourdrinier Jones (I.) Designs 1727 {1860} SLV [IB] Wood (R.) Ruins of Palmyra & Balbec 1753 & 1757 {by 1861} SLV [IB] The son of French Huguenot refugees, Fourdrinier was born in Groningen, studied with Bernard Picart in Amsterdam, and then emigrated to England in 1720, where he established a career

Wilson, Richard (1713/14-82; Welsh)

Works listed in this catalogue Wilson Works (etchings by Thomas Hastings) 1825 {1858} SLV [IB] Wilson [manner of] Landscape with Italian buildings {1904} NGV [PA] A noted 18th-century landscape painter, Wilson worked in Italy in the 1750s, and was a foundation member of the RA (1768). The painting acquired from Felton’s estate in 1904, listed

Pugin, Augustus Welby (1812-52; English)

Works listed in this catalogue: Pugin (A.W.) Contrasts 1836 {1857} SLV [IB] Pugin (A.W.) Details of Antient Timber Houses 1836 {1857} SLV [IB] Pugin (A.W.) Ecclesiastical Ornament & Costume 1846 {1857} SLV [IB] Pugin (A.W.) Floriated Ornament 1849 {1857} SLV [IB] Pugin (A.W.) Oxford {1877} NGV [WT] Pugin, a highly influential Gothic Revival architect and

Pugin, Augustus Charles (1762-1832; French/English)

Illustrated Books listed in this catalogue Pugin (A.C.) & Britton Public Buildings of London 1838 {1858} SLV [IB] Pugin (A.C.) Ornamental Timber Gables 1839 {1857} SLV [IB] Pugin (originally called Auguste) arrived in London from France in 1798, and worked as an architectural draughtsman under John Nash, before embarking on a career as a commercial

Hogarth, William (1697-1764; English)

Illustrated books on Hogarth acquired by 1861: Hogarth Illustrated (ed.Ireland) 1793-1804 {1857} SLV [IB] Hogarth Works 1822 {1857} SLV [IB] Hogarth’s prolific output included original engravings as well as authorized reproductions of his paintings by himself and others; pirated copies also circulated. The continuing popularity of his moral and satirical subjects after his death is reflected

Parker, James (1750-1805; English)

Prints included in the following illustrated books: Flaxman (after) Compositions from the Iliad of Homer 1805 {1857} SLV [IB] Flaxman (after) Compositions from the Odyssey of Homer 1805 {1857} SLV [IB] An associate of William Blake, Parker worked as a professional engraver. For details of his career and a catalogue of his prints, see Bentley

Piroli, Tommaso (c.1752-1824; Italian)

Prints by Piroli included in the following illustrated books: Flaxman (after) Compositions from the Iliad of Homer 1805 {1857} SLV [IB] Flaxman (after) Compositions from the Divine Comedy of Dante 1807 {1857} SLV [IB] Flaxman (after) Compositions from the Tragedies of Aeschylus 1831 {1857} SLV [IB] Piroli was an etcher based in Rome. Refs. See

Blake, William (1757-1827; English)

Prints included in: Flaxman (after) Compositions from the Iliad of Homer 1805 {1857} SLV [IB] Flaxman (after) Compositions from Hesiod 1817 {1857} SLV [IB] See also * Schiavonetti after Phillips William Blake {by 1894} Loc? [PR] Remarkable as both poet and artist, Blake is now understood as a central figure in the development of European

Flaxman, John (1755-1826; English)

Works included in this catalogue Flaxman (after) Compositions from the Iliad of Homer 1805 {1857} SLV [IB] Flaxman (after) Compositions from the Odyssey of Homer 1805 {1857} SLV [IB] Flaxman (after) Compositions from the Divine Comedy of Dante 1807 {1857} SLV [IB] Flaxman (after) Compositions from Hesiod 1817 {1857} SLV [IB] Flaxman (after) Compositions from

Fergusson, James (1808-86; Scottish)

Illustrated books acquired for Melbourne by 1861: Fergusson Rock Cut Temples of India 1845 {by 1861} SLV [IB] * Fergusson Ancient Architecture in Hindostan 1848 {by 1861} Loc? [IB] An amateur architectural historian of independent means, Fergusson spent a formative decade in India from 1829 to 1839. His passion for the subject of ancient Indian

Robertson & Beato (active c.1853-67)

= Robertson, James (c.1813-88; English) & Beato, Felice (c.1834-1906; Italian/English) Albums of photographs containing their work: Clifford, Robertson & Beato Photographs of Spain, Greece & Turkey {c.1860} SLV [PH] Frith, Robertson & Beato Photographs of Palestine & Egypt {1860} SLV [PH] Robertson trained as an engraver, and was employed as Chief Engraver to the Imperial

Ponti, Carlo (1823-93; Italian)

Photographs by Ponti included in this catalogue Alinari (& others) Photographs of Central & Northern Italy {1860-61} SLV [PH] Ponti Photographs of Venice {1860} SLV [PH] Born in Switzerland, Ponti studied in Paris, and then settled in Venice in the early 1850s, working as both an optician and a photographer. He produced numerous views of

Bisson frères

Bisson, Louis-Auguste (1814-76; French) & Bisson, Auguste-Rosalie (1826-1900; French) Albums included in this catalogue Baldus & Bisson frères France and Belgium {1860-61} SLV [PH] Bisson frères Switzerland and America {1860} SLV [PH] Louis-Auguste Bisson was a pioneer of photography, opening his Paris studio in 1841; later, he was joined by his younger brother. Their 1850s-60

Hymans, Henri (1836-1912; Belgian)

Works included in this catalogue * Hymans after Dell’Acqua The Tortoise Merchant {1868} [PR] * Hymans after Induno Popolane di Roma {1868} [PR] Besides being a print-maker, Hymans was also curator of prints at the Bibliothèque royale in Brussels, and a respected art historian. Both lithographs listed above, part of the donation of prints by

Weigall, Henry (1829?-1925; English)

Works by or after Weigall included in this catalogue Weigall Dr Charles Perry 1875 {1876} SLV [PA] Reynolds (S.) after Weigall Duke of Wellington {1883} NGV [PR] Weigall portrayed many of his contemporaries over a long and successful career. Refs. Bénézit 14, p.740 (noting that he exhibited at the RA from 1846); see also the entry noted

Leighton, Frederick (1830-96; English)

Work by Leighton included in this catalogue Leighton Study for Elijah {1897} NGV [DR] Ceramics bought on Leighton’s advice in 1885: see note below. The artist, described by Christopher Wood as “the Hercules of Victorian classicism,” was knighted in 1878, and was then made a peer shortly before he died. The drawing listed above was

Dicksee, Frank (1853-1928; English)

Works included in this catalogue: Dicksee The Crisis 1891 {1891} NGV [PA] * Dicksee Unidentified drawing {c.1896?} Loc? [DR] Dicksee, who became a member of the Royal Academy in 1891, pursued a successful career as a painter of historical subjects and dressy society portraits. Late in life, he was elected President of the RA (1924) and

Russell, Robert (1808-1900; English/Australian)

Works by or after Russell included in this catalogue: Montefiore Melbourne from the Falls 1837 {by 1870} SLV [ET] Russell Melbourne from the Falls 1837 {by 1870} SLV [DR] * Russell [attrib.] Melbourne from the Old Falls 1837 {1891} Loc? [PR] Russell Melbourne from the Falls 1837 {1903} SLV [WT] [photo: Alice Panton: portrait of Russell in 1899 (SLV)] Russell, appointed

Strafford, George (c.1820-96; English/Australian)

Works included in this catalogue De Gruchy & Leigh after Strafford Melbourne, 1856 {by 1861} SLV [PR] Strafford Police Station, Richmond Paddock {1888} SLV [DR] Strafford St Paul’s Church {1888} SLV [DR] Strafford studied and exhibited in England, where he was admired by Ruskin. He migrated to Australia in 1851, and was active as a draughtsman

McLean, Melhuish, Napper & Co. (c.1859-61; English)

Photographs included in the following entries: Fenton & others Palaces, Castles & Seats in England {1860} SLV [PH] Fenton, Bedford & others Cathedrals and Abbeys in England and Scotland {1860} SLV [PH] Arthur Melhuish (1829-95) appears to have been the major figure in the partnership he formed in London with Thomas McLean and Robert Napper, which ran from 1859 until

Caire, Nicholas (1837-1918; English/Australian)

Photographs by Caire are noted under the following entries: Cole (T.) Duncan Gillies 1891 {1891} SLV [PA] Gilbert & Ball Redmond Barry 1887 {1887} SLV [SC] Rubens (after) The Garden of Love {1904} NGV [PA] Caire, born in Guernsey, had already developed an interest in photography by the time he arrived in Australia with his parents in about 1860.

Cocke, Archibald Lewis (1824-96; English)

Photographs included in the following entries: Fenton, Bedford & others England and Wales {1860} SLV [PH] Fenton, Bedford & others Cathedral and Abbeys {1860} SLV [PH] Cocke was a pioneer of photography in Britain, producing daguerrotypes from 1847, and submitting prints to the “Exhibition of Recent Specimens of Photography” in London (December 1852-January 1853), said

Cade, Robert (1820-79; English)

Photographs by Cade are listed in the following entries: Fenton, Bedford & others England and Wales {1860} SLV [PH] Fenton, Bedford & others Cathedrals and Abbeys {1860} SLV [PH] Little appears to be known about this photographer, several of whose architectural plates are included in the albums listed above. Refs. For some information on Cade,

Brogi, Giacomo (1822-81; Italian)

Photos listed in this catalogue under: Brogi Ricordi di Napoli {c.1880?} SLV [PH] Skeen & others Pompei {sic} and Paris {c.1888} SLV [PH] Brogi worked as a photographer in his native Florence from c.1864, also making photographic trips to the Middle East etc. There were also offices in Rome and Naples. After his death, the business was

Powers, Longworth (1835-1904; US/Italian)

Photographs included in this catalogue: Powers & others: Photographs of Rome etc. {c.1888} SLV [PH] Powers & others: Views of Florence {c.1888} SLV [PH]  [reproduction: Longworth Powers photograph of Hiram Powers’ The Last of the Tribes (H2006.109/4)] The son of noted US sculptor Hiram Powers (1805-73), Longworth was presumably named after Nicholas Longworths, a Cincinnati businessman who was

Bedford, Francis (1815-94; English)

Bedford’s photographs appear in the following albums included in this catalogue: Fenton, Bedford (F.) & others England and Wales {1860} SLV [PH] Fenton, Bedford (F.) & others Cathedrals and Abbeys in England and Scotland {1860} SLV [PH] Fenton & others Palaces, Castles & Seats in England {1860} SLV [PH] Bedford helped to found the Royal

Ryall, Henry Thomas (1811-67; English)

Works included in this catalogue Ryall after Landseer Deer Stalkers returning {1868} NGV [PR] Ryall after Paton (J.N.) The Pursuit of Pleasure 1864 {by 1865} NGV [PR]  Ryall, appointed historical engraver to Queen Victoria, reproduced paintings by many of his contemporaries. Refs. For Ryall, see Bénézit 12, p.176; AKL 100 (2018), p.207; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Thomas_Ryall; and http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/person/mp10787/henry-thomas-ryall