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A note on the growth of the collection

Charlotte Sutherland's catalogue gives some indication of the rate of growth of the collection, particularly over the 21 months between the catalogue's completion and the collection's arrival in the Bodleian.[1] These can be tabulated as follows:

1820 April 1837 April 1838 September 1838 March 1839
Prints   17,254 17,561 17,750  
Distinct plates   13,926 14,069 14,136  
Proofs   2,520 2,618 2,659  
Drawings   1,428 1,459 1,460  
Letterpress   60 64 64  
Total 10,160 18,742 19,084 19,274 19,223
Graph showing growth of Sutherland Collection 1820-March1839

In addition, Mrs Sutherland provided a more detailed breakdown of the development of some of the more significant subjects between 1837 and 1838. These included:[2]

Subject 1837 May 1838 September 1838
  individual prints plates represented individual prints plates represented individual prints plates represented
Charles I 699 558 743 573 759 581
Charles II 508 400 552 428 557 432
Cromwell 339 250 373 253 379 255
William III 416 356 431 363 436 367
London 262 242 309 248 311 249

Pages with additional information

Notes

  1. Sutherland, pp. xii, xiv, Supplement iii-iv, & 651. [back to text] [bibliography]
  2. Sutherland, pp. xiii, Supplement iii-iv, & 591. [back to text] [bibliography]

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