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Scrapbook of Working Designs

Artist:
Gideon Saint (British, London 1729–1799 Kent)
Date:
ca. 1760
Medium:
Pen and ink, engraving and etching
Dimensions:
sheet: 12 5/8 x 6 11/16 in. (32 x 17 cm) book: 13 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (34.3 x 21.6 cm)
Classifications:
Albums, Prints, Drawings
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1934
Accession Number:
34.90.1
Not on view
Inscription: Inside cover, Gideon Saint's tradecard with printed text: "Gideon Saint Carver & Gilder at the Golden hear in Princes Street near Leicester Fields Makes all sorts of Sconces, Girandoles, Chandeliers, Brackets, Tables, Chimney Pieces, Picture Frames, &c. in the best and most Reasonable manner."
Vendor: B. T. Batsford, Ltd. (London)
John Harris, Catalogue of British Drawings for Architecture...in American Collections, 1971, p. 204, pls. 151, 152.
Morrison Heckscher "Gideon Saint, an Eighteenth-Century Carver and His Scrapbook." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.s. vol. 27, no. 6, New York, February 1969, pp. 299-311.

John Harris A Catalogue of British Drawings for Architecture, Decoration, Sculpture and Landscape Gardening 1550-1900 in American Collections.. The Gregg Press, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 1971, fig. no. pl. 151-2, pp. 204-206, ill.

Arnold Wiggins & Sons, Ltd., Pippa Mason, Gervase Jackson-Stops Designs for English Picture Frames, A Loan Exhibition. Exhibition catalogue. 1987, fig. no. pl. 18, ill.



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