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Folder Of Lithographs

Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection
Object Type: Print
Artist/Maker: The Arundel Society for Promoting the Knowledge of Art
Place Made: London, United Kingdom
Date: 1870
Media/Materials: ink on paper, leather
Dimensions: overall: 57.5 cm x 46 cm


Cardboard folder containing 11 colour lithographs of objects held in the South Kensington Museum (now the V&A) in 1870.

In addition, this folder contains:
- A lithograph of 'The Duke of Gloucester' by Sir Joshua Reynolds (See ABDRG2019.2.15)
- A German-produced "Masters of Painting" folder containing 3 lithographs by J. Vermeer, Albrecht Durer and Hans Memling (See ABDRG2019.2.16)
- A lithograph of 'The Holy Land' from an original drawing by David Roberts, RA (See ABDRG2019.2.17)

First page of the folder reads:
Science and Art Department of the Committee of Council on Education, South Kensington.
At South Kensington, the 26th day of February, 1864.
By the Right Honorable the Lords of the Committee of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council on Education.
Present, The Right Honourable The Earl Granville, K.G., The Right Honourable Robert Lowe, M.P.
Chromolithographs of the Principal Objects in the Art Collections of the South Kensington Museum.
(Extract from Board Minute)
My Lords direct the Science and Art Department to prepare a series of Chromolithographs of the principal objects in the Art Collections of the South Kensington Museum for the use of the Schools of Art in the United Kingdom.
The chromolithographs are to be executed in the best possible manner from coloured drawings produced under the direction of Mr Redgrave R.A., the Inspector-General for Art, and the best lithographers of any country may be employed in the production of them. A descriptive notice written by a competent authority will accompany each chromolithograph.

(See ABDRG2019.2 to ABDRG2019.2.17)

Object Number: ABDRG2019.2