ANTIQUECOLERIDGE'S RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER ART UNION LONDON 1863 A large antique copy of Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner published by The Art Union in 1863 and illustrated by J NOEL PATON RSA who was strongly influenced by the prevailing Pre Raphaelite Movement. The illustrations (Litho Plates) are breathtaking and are all suberbly executed. The verse they represent is typed beneath each picture. The edges of the pages are gilded. This edition is very famous amongst collectors of both Victorian art and books. THE PLATES ARE ALL VERY FRAMEABLE AND WOULD LOOKS SUPER IN SLIM BLACK FRAMES AND DISPLAYED AS A GROUP, ie. IN A HALLWAY OR STUDY. Sir Joseph Noel Paton RSA (1821-1901) Scottish painter, born in Dunfermline to a family of weavers. He studied at the Royal Academy, London, and became a painter of historical, fairy, allegorical and religious subjects, in a style close to that of the Pre-Raphaelites. He was appointed Queen's Limner for Scotland from 1866. 1821 – Born December 1821 in Dunfermline. 1838 – Head designer at a muslin factory in Paisley. 1843 – Enrolled at Royal Academy School, London 1846 – Painted ‘The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania’ 1847 – Painted ‘The Reconciliation of Oberon and Titania’ Elected associate member of the Royal Scottish Academy 1848 – Drew ‘Faust in the Witch’s Kitchen’ from Part One of Goethe’s Faust 1850 – Elected full member of the Royal Scottish Academy 1858 – Married Margaret Ferrier. 1861 – Published Poems by A Painter 1863 – Illustrated Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner 1866 – Appointed Queen’s Limner for Scotland 1867 – Knighted 1867 – Published Spindrift, another volume of poetry. 1868 – Commissioned to design a carved stone for the Dunfermline Mercat Cross unicorn. 1875 – Honorary Degree LLD from Edinburgh University 1880 – Illustrated Water Babies, written by Charles Kingsley 1888 – Freeman of the Royal Burgh of Dunfermline 1901 – Died December 26, 1901 in Edinburgh. WHEN FIRST PUBLISHED THE PUBLIC WERE ABLE TO PURCHASE THE ILLUSTRATIONS INDIVIDUALLY, THEY WERE CONSIDERED TO BE SO GOOD. The book is in good condition for its years, there is some foxing but I have only seen two small fairly unobtrusive spots to one illustration, there are some to the borders. One page has a fine tear to the lower border as shown in the image. Both the front and back covers are marked and there is surface bubbling to the fabric overlay and he corners are worn. The linen to the back seam is apparent between the back cover and the book proper but the item is still stable and intact. Displays well as is, fabulous if the illustrations were framed sympathetically. Publisher: ART-UNION OF LONDON Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge Illustrated: J Noel Paton RSA Date: 1863 Book size: 45x32cm/17.75x12.5” Illustration size: 31x24cm/12.2x9.6” excluding mount the turl for one of the largest silverplate stocks on Ebay ...please visit by
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