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'Lives of the most eminent British painters, sculptors, and architects', by Allan Cunningham, various editions, (London, 1830-1839), 6 volumes, interleaved, with original letters to the author and others (1829-1837), copies of letters (1710-1830) and notes in the autograph of his son Francis, printed cuttings, and portraits.

Identifier: MSS.826-832

Scope and Contents

This material was collected by the author, Allan Cunningham, and his son with a view to a new edition. Loose papers have been pasted into the interleaved volumes or collected in a separate volume (MS.832).


  • Creation: 1710-1837.

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7 Volumes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1929.


The volumes are those utilised by Mrs Heaton in her edition of the 'Painters' (London, 1879-1880). See her preface, volume i, pages v-vi.
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