L626: Leeds Exhibition, 1868. Official Catalogue
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|Title||Leeds Exhibition, 1868. Official Catalogue|
|Additional title||National Exhibition of Works of Art, at Leeds, 1868. Published by the Executive Committee|
|Object type||In category: Library and Archive » Book » Printed|
Baines, Edward and Sons, (Printer, Leeds) (known) - Printer(s)
|Place of origin||Europe » Northern Europe » British Isles » Great Britain » England » Leeds|
24.7 cm height whole
16.4 cm width whole
|Materials & techniques||
Animal material » Leather
Pictures: Medium » Ink
Pictures: Support » Cardboard/pasteboard
Pictures: Support » Paper
|Description||Official catalogue of the National Exhibition of Works of Art held at Leeds in 1868. 8vo., half morocco.|
|Marks and inscriptions||
Sir William Holburne was a major contributor to this exhibition. He lent 79 miniatures, 46 pieces of silver and silver-gilt, 25 pieces of Wedgwood, 6 pieces of European porcelain, 17 pieces of English porcelain, 5 oriental works of art, 5 paintings, 2 pieces of enamel and 1 piece of maiolica.
The exhibition was held in the new Leeds General Infirmary prior to it opening as a hospital. The building had been designed by George Gilbert Scott (1811-1878).
A smaller 4vo. version of the catalogue also survives in the Museum Collection. Both versions are included in the handwritten 'First Supplemental List of Books' in the back of A Catalogue of the Pictures and Library, Engravings, Etchings and Miniatures belonging to Sir Thos. William Holburne, Bart, Bath, privately published in 1867 (f.100 nos. 527, 528).
Lisa White 'A Collector of Distinction: Sir William Holburne (1793-1874)', Apollo, September 2003, p. 52 and n.
|Muse theme||The Art of Collecting
The History of the Holburne Collection » Sir William Holburne and his Collection » Recognition as a Collector
The History of the Holburne Collection » The Collection » Library and Archive
|Method of acquisition||Bequest|
|Provenance||Sir T. W. Holburne (1793-1874); by whom bequeathed to Mary-Anne Barbara Holburne (1802-1882); by whom bequeathed to the Museum|
Title of exhibition: Holburne One hundred: an exhibtion to commemorate the Centenary of the Museum’s opening and the Bicentenary of Sir William Holburne’s birth