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.

Explanation of Captions

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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