MacBean Print Collection

MacBean Print Collection

This database provides access to over 1,300 loose prints and pictorial reproductions that form part of the MacBean Collection. The collection is physically organised into four sections:

  • Box 1: Portraits, A-I
  • Box 2: Portraits, J-Z
  • Box 3: Topographical subjects
  • Box 4: Historical incidents, Jacobite relics, etc.
Portraits A-Z (Boxes 1 and 2)

Box no. and print no. - Name (dates of birth and death)
occupation or other details relevant to subject, with source of reference, if known; (a) artist; (e) engraver; (p) printer/publisher; date of execution/publication; identification; size in centimetres.

For example:

B1 31 - Francis Atterbury, Bishop of Rochester (1662-1732)
imprisoned in the Tower for alleged connection with an attempt to restore the Stuarts, 1720, banished, entered service of the Old Pretender; DNB (Dictionary of National Biography); (a) G Kneller;  (e) J Chapman; (p) J Wilkes; 1798; CEBP (Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits) vii; 14.2 x 9.4 cms.

Topographical subjects (Box 3)

Box no. and print no. - Subject/place, parish/town, county, country if outside Britain
(a) artist; (e) engraver; (p) printer/publisher; date of execution/publication; size in centimetres.

For example:

B3 2 - Cumberland’s Quarters, Guestrow, Aberdeen, 1746
(e) J B; 12.2. x 8.4 cms.

Historical incidents, Jacobite relics, etc. (Box 4)

Box no. and print no. - Name (dates of birth and death)
occupation, if known; description with place and date where possible; source with page reference if appropriate; (a) artist; (e) engraver; (p) printer/publisher; date of execution/publication; identification; size in centimetres.

For example:

B4 200 - William Maxwell, 5th Earl of Nithsdale (1676-1744)
Jacobite; escaping from Tower of London, 1716, aided by his wife, Winifred, having been condemned to death after being taken prisoner at Preston, 1715; DNB; (a) E M Osborn; (e) F Fraenkel; (p) Blackie & Son; 16.3 x 12.1 cms.

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