Fred. Aug. Barnard. Ord. Reg. Hanov. Guelf. Eques. Bibliothecae a Georgio III. Institutae Praefectus.
Mezzotint on india. Plate 424 x 337mm. 16¾ x 13¼". Some tearing around the platemark.
Sir Frederck Augusta Barnard (1743-1830) was the principal librarian to George III throughout much of his reign. He sought assistance and guidance from writers and lexicographer Dr Samuel Johnson. Barnard compiled and published a catalogue of the collection 'Bibliothecae Regiae Catalogus' between 1820 and 1829 in five folio volumes.
Whitman: 17. BM: 1878,0511.1072.
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