Temple of Fancy. S. & I. Fuller, Preparers of Superfine Water Colours, 34. Rathbone Place, London.Merchants, Captains & Traders supplied, Wholesale and for Exportation. Publisher's of the greatest variety of Sporting Prints, and Rudimental Works on the Art of Drawing, by the First Masters. Engravers, Printsellers, and Fancy Stationers. Wholesale Makers of Bristol Boards, Ivory Paper, & Cards.
Aquatint with large margins on 3 sides. 165 x 240mm (6½ x 9½"). Original binding folds.
An advertisment for the firm of S. & J. Fuller at their 'Temple of Fancy', which is best known as the publishers of sporting prints by Alken and Herring, many of which were superbly aquatinted by Thomas Sutherland, who etched this plate. The artist, William Derby exhibited a portrait of Samuel Fuller at the Royal Academy in 1815 and of Joseph Fuller in 1816. Brothers Samuel Williams Fuller (c.1777-1857) and Joseph Carr Fuller (c.1783-1863) advertised the opening of their shop in Rathbone Place in 1809, having learned the trade with Edward Orme. The firm remained in those premises until 1862. Besides their publishing the firm was an important supplier of artist's materials: one of John Constable's sketchbooks, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, has the Fullers' label inside the front cover.
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