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Samuel Jackson

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Scenery of Bristol sold

Scenery of Bristol   1823

Original lithographs by Francis Danby, Samuel Jackson and James Johnson.

The complete folio containing three original lithographs, stitched in original brown paper wrappers, as first published. Extremely rare.

The folio contains:
“View from Kings, Weston Hill” by Francis Danby
“Redcliffe Church” by James Johnson
“View of St. Vincents Rocks, and the Old Hotwell House” by Samuel Jackson

The three original lithographs are stitched, as issued, into the original brown printed wrapper which reads “No. Price 7/6 (inscribed in ink in a contemporary hand). Three Views, illustrative of The Scenery of Bristol, and its Vicinity / London: Printed and published by Rowney and Forster, at their lithographic press, no.51, Rathbone Place. / 1823.” When writing on this folio in The Bristol School of Artists. Francis Danby and Painting in Bristol 1810-1840, Francis Greenacre remarks “They are the finest engraved Bristol views but of considerable rarity” (City Art Gallery Bristol, September 1973, p.96, item 72).

This exceptionally rare folio contains Francis Danby’s only original lithograph.



Samuel Jackson was a successful artist and primarily a painter of views in watercolour. He remained based in Bristol throughout his career, establishing himself in a position of some eminence. He was highly respected and his work extends from accomplished local landscape views to romantic visions of imaginary lands. [more]