Joseph Bouet's Durham Drawings from the Age of Reform, by David Cross

Joseph Bouet's Durham Drawings from the Age of Reform, by David Cross
Published by the Durham County Local History Society in association with Durham University Library in 2005, 67 pages. A4 size paperback (N7598X1)


From the rear side cover: This selection of the work of French drawing master, Joseph Bouet, shows the Durham of the 1830s in a new light. His previously unpublished drawings 'are part of Durham University Library's Archives and Special Collections, The drawings show political reformers and reactionaries, judges and felons and some of the characters from both church and landed society who shaped early Victorian Durham and the development of its University, Bouet's caricatures and townscapes also give a sense of community and place in the era before photography. Dr. David Cross is an art historian who has catalogued Bouet's drawings for the first time. His selection shows Bouet's best work with commentaries that explain the context of each drawing. Contents include:

List of Illustrations
Durham in the Age of Reform
The Life of Joseph Bouet (1791-1856)
The provenance of the Pemberton and Wilson volumes
A checklist of Bouet's sitters and non-portrait subjects
A selection of Joseph Bouet's drawings
Reformed Politics
Topography
Caricatures
Reformers and reactionaries
Durham characters
Judges and Felons
Other Durham Clergy
Select Bibliography

The condition of the book is generally very good. The covers have one or two minor scuffs and creases, but the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an ISBN sticker on the rear side cover.