Frederick Goulding, Master Printer of Copper Plates

Various artists/makers

Not on view

Blue and white paper binding with title stamped and gilded on front cover and spine, pp. 9-167. Includes a list of "The Etchings of Frederick Goulding," pp. 157-63.
1: Frontispiece: "Portrait of Frederick Goulding," photogravure, pl. 17.5 x 13.8 cm.
2: Headpiece, p. 16: after George Bickham, "An Engraver's Studio," 1741, 4.8 x 11.7 cm (reproduction of an engraving).
3: Facing p. 28, Emery Walker, "Portrait of Goulding at his Press," photogravure, in plate: "Emery Walker Ph. sc."; 14.4 x 17.5 cm.
4: Facing p. 40, Robert Walker Macbeth, "The Trial Proof" (Portraits of Goulding and Macbeth), original etching, pl. 8.4 x 12.2 cm.
5: p. 69, "The Printer Damping his Paper," from "Spectacle de la Nature et des Arts en quatre Langues," Vienna, 1774, 4.8 x 8.5 cm (reproduction of an engraving).
6: p. 71, "L'Imprimeur en Taille Douce" (The Copper-Plate Printer), from "Spectacle de la Nature et des Arts en quatre Langues," Vienna, 1774, 7 x 8.8 cm (reproduction of an engraving).
7: Facing p. 78, after Abraham Bosse, "The Printer's Studio," photogravure after an engraving, pl. 16.5 x 19.8 cm.
8: p. 104, "De Plaatdrucker (The Copper-Plate Printer), from "Spiegel van het Menselyk Bedryf," by Jan and Kasper Luiken, Amsterdam, 1718, 9 x7.5 cm (reproduction of an engraving).
9: Facing p. 132, Emery Walker after Alfred Hartley "Portrait of Goulding at Work," photogravure, in plate: “Alfred Hartley pinx.”; “Emery Walker Ph. sc.”; pl. 15 x 18.5 cm.,
10: Facing p. 156, Frederick Goulding, "At Bruges," original etching, 1880; 20.8 x 15.1 cm [avenue of trees next to a river].

Discussing this volume, Howard Coppuck Levis notes: "As stated by Mr. Hardie in the Introduction, this is probably the first written record of a Master Printer of Copper Plates. The volume was prepared as a memorial, the author receiving the aid and cooperation of many friends and relatives of Mr. Goulding. Miss E. Piper as a personal tribute defrayed the expense of the illustrations, and Messrs. Agnew presented the etched portrait by Mr. Macbeth." With regard to Goulding's printing plates, the author mentions that all were either destroyed by the artist or by his executors, apart from "At Bruges." The latter was cut down to form a second state and printed to illustrate the present volume then destroyed.

Frederick Goulding, Master Printer of Copper Plates, Martin Hardie (British, London 1875–1952 Tonbridge, Kent), Illustrations: photogravure, photo-engraving and etching

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