Print (Line engraving)

  • Title:

    ASTRONOMY.

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    Robert Sayer (Publisher and seller)

    Jacopo Amigoni (Designer)

  • Place of Origin:

    London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1766-1775

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Engraved, Etched, Line engraved, Hand colored

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.0126.019 A


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1957.0126.019 A

Object Name

Print (Line engraving)

Title

ASTRONOMY.

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

Robert Sayer (Publisher and seller)
1725-02//1794
Sayer became active as a printseller as early as the late 1740s. He built up his stock of copper plates by taking over others’ inventories, first Philip Overton, then James McArdell when he died in 1765. He worked in partnership with John Bennett from around 1774 to 1785, then operated alone again through 1793. When he died in February 1794, the firm (along with Sayer’s stock of plates) were taken over by another London print firm, Laurie & Whittle.

Jacopo Amigoni (Designer)
c.1685-1752
Appointed court painter to Ferdinand VI of Spain in 1747.

Place of Origin

London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Date

1766-1775

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Center beneath title; London, Printed for Rob.\t Sayer Map & Printseller, at the Golden Buck near Serjeants Inn Fleet Street.

Subjects

Allegory

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

Techniques

Engraved, Etched, Line engraved, Hand colored

Dimensions (inches)

10.37 (H) , 14.3 (W) , 9.1 (Image H) , 13.1 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

26.35 (H) , 36.3 (W) , 9.1 (Image H) , 13.1 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

Plate H: 9.7 in. (24.7 cm). Plate W: 13.8 in. (35.0 cm). Support H: 10.6 in. (27.0 cm). Support W: 14.6 in. (37.0 cm). Chain intervals: 2.5-2.7 cm; 9 laid lines per cm. H at left. W at bottom.

Publisher Summary

Sayer, Robert

Place of Publication

Golden Buck, near Serjeants Inn Fleet Street, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Watermark

Fleur-de-lis with and and "LVG"

Coloring

Hand colored with watercolors

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Fowble, E. McSherry. 1987 Two Centuries of Prints in America, 1680-1880 : A Selective Catalogue of the Winterthur Museum Collection.
Published: no. 156, pp. 232-3.