Print: Baxter - CL 33 AND CL 34 – Printed exclusively for Autumn by Robert Mudie – The Vineyard was the frontispiece and Autumnal Artist the colour title vignette.

Under the frontis is the title, and below that is "Printed in Oil Colours by G. Baxter (Patentee), 3, Charterhouse Square. From a painting by George Barnard,"

Both prints are referred to in the book: "No subject, whatever can, by any possibility, be chosen, so as to represent the general character of autumn in all places and at all the times when autumnal action occurs, and therefore we have selected one of the blithest of its scenes, as the, subject of our frontispiece - namely, the vintage under the summer skies of Lombardy, in the Vale of Aosta," - Autumn, p. xii.

 

"The vignette is the large garden spider Epeira diadema, which comes not till the autumn; but at that season its labours are equally curious and characteristic. In both subjects, we feel confident that our readers will agree with us that the execution improves as the seasons advance." - Autumn, p. xii.

 

Date: 1837

 

Size (cm ht x w): 10.4 x 9 (frontis image) 16.6 x 10.6 (both pages)

 

State: Both on full pages as issued

 

Condition: Excellent colours, crease to top left corner of frontis and nibbling to page edge

Vineyard near Mount St. Bernard AND Autumnal Artist

SKU: 1327
£18.00Price