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Projected Sequence of other Image Groups

Herman Melville as Print Collector (FIG 1-8)

  • FIG 1. Portrait of Herman Melville by Joseph Oriel Eaton. Oil on canvas, 1870.
  • 2. R. H. Dewey. Malcolm, Elizabeth, Frances, and Stanwix Melville, Photograph, c. 1861.
  • 3. Rockwood. Elizabeth Shaw Melville. Cabinet card, 1885.
  • 4. Photographer unknown. Frances, Jeannette, Eleanor, and Katherine Thomas, c. 1905.
  • 5. Prints after Turner from 1952 donation to Berkshire Athenaeum, April 1985.
  • 6. Cousen after Turner. Fishing Boats. Osborne Collection, Georgetown, Texas, 2002.
  • 7. Rockwood. Herman Melville. Cabinet card, 1885.
  • 8. Photographer unknown. Eleanor Melville Thomas at her Grandfather’s Writing Desk, c. 1910.

Melville Book Boxes (MBB)

The Melville Book Boxes below are numbered according to their sequence within each chapter. The book boxes for chapters 5-8 will be chosen as I write the headnotes and catalog entries for those chapters.

  • MBB 1.1. Salandri. Persian Queen and Minerva from King, Handbook of Engraved Gems, 1866.
  • 1.2. E. Finden after Turner. The School of Homer, from Poetical Works of Lord Byron, c. 1853.
  • 1.3. Lützelburger after Holbein. The Duchess, from The Wonders of Engraving, 1871.
  • 1.4. Vedder. Sorry Scheme, from the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, 1886.
  • MBB 2.1.  E. Finden after Turner. The Walls of Rome, from Poetical Works of Lord Byron, c. 1853.
  • MBB 2.2.  [Morghen after Tofanelli]. Dante Alighieri, frontispiece to The Vision, tr. Cary, 1847.
  • MBB 2.3.  Raphael. Saint Cecilia, from N. D’Anvers (Nancy Bell), Raphael, 1880.
  • MBB 3.1  Claude. Sunrise etching, from Duplessis, The Wonders of Engraving, 1871.
  • MBB 3.2  Claude’s Liber Veritatis Drawings in Melville’s copy of Dullea, 1887.
  • MBB 3.3  Lebrun. The Marquise de Brinvilliers, 1676, 1863.
  • MBB 3.4. Vernet, A Violent Storm, from The Works of Eminent Masters. 1854. [need image WEM, HCL, or CPL]]
  • MBB 3.5. Adam after Gérard.  Madame Recamier.  1826 [image Met print room]
  • MBB 3.6. Grandville.  Tailpiece to “The Wolf and the Shepherds.” 1879. [need image HCL].
  • 4.1. Rubens, Venus and her Lovers, The Works of Eminent Masters, 1854.
  • 4.2. Rembrandt. Etched Self-portrait.  Frontispiece to Mollett, Rembrandt, 1887.
  • 4.3. Netscher. A Music Lesson, from Gower, The Figure Painters of Holland, ____.
  • 4.4. Both, The Woman Mounted on a Mule, from Works of the Eminent Masters, 1854.
  • 4.5. Ruisdael. Waterfall, from Works of the Eminent Masters, 1854.
Projected Sequence of other Image Groups