Index of Original Artists
Forget Me Not

Vols. (1823-1830)

This alphabetical index of original artists has been compiled from the engravings included in the 1823-1830 volumes of the Forget Me Not. In many instances, well-known artwork was borrowed from private owner for a considerable fee; for others, an editor and/or publisher's acquaintance would lend the artwork without charge. Artists were also commissioned to render designs and/or drawings of particular scenes (castles, shipwrecks, etc.). (I have indicated alongside the title if it was a painting or a design only when specified in the annual itself.) The engravers were then given the painting from which to create either a woodcut/intaglio or steel plate engraving. Since engravers were labeled "copyists," they were not admitted to the Royal Academy and hence were not validated by the premiere artistic community.  Many of the Artists had R.A. following their names indicating membership in the Royal Academy.  No engraver's name was printed with those initials.  (I have omitted the "R.A." from this index for clarity's sake.)  However, as can be seen by viewing Henry Le Keux's engraving of John Martin's "Seventh Plague of Egypt" below," engravers, though not creating original designs, shouldered the tedious responsibility of rendering tone, depth and color into fine lines -- a decidedly artistic endeavor. 

With proofs in hand, editors then solicited authors for a verbal illustration of the newly pressed engraving.  The original idea was to distribute artwork as well as "polite literature" to the middle to upper-middle classes through these annuals. Artwork that readers would not have otherwise viewed/visited was then distributed en masse, a practice that popularized not only the artwork, but also influenced artistic movements, e.g., landscape scenes. 

This particular index lists each original artist, the title of the engraving, the engraver and its FMN location (indicated by the year and page number).  You may also view an Index of Engraving Titles or an Index of Engravers by clicking on the headings below.  Each engraving title is linked to its image (which will appear in a separate screen), and each FMN year is linked to that volume's main page. 

In the FMN volume, some engravings listed neither an engraver nor an original artist; this is indicated here by a blank in either of these columns.  The inscription engravings are not included in this index.

All names have been transcribed as they were printed in the FMN.  This method is prompted by the inconsistencies that appear in the signature of first names (initials or abbreviations): The engraver G. Corbould is most likely the same person as Geo. Corbould, but because I am not familiar with the art history of this period, I have transcribed the names exactly as they appear. Creating engravings was often a family business, hence more than one member of the family (with the same last name) contributed to a single volume, e.g. E. Finden and W. Finden.  The 1826 FMN contains two engravings signed only with the surname, "Finden." There is no evidence to attribute the engravings to either "E." or "W." 


Original Artist

Title Engraver Location
Bone, R.T. Improvisatrice, The [painting] Romney, J. 1830, 273
Bout Bridge of Sighs at Venice, The Le Keux, H. 1826, 27
Burney April   1823, 11
August   1823, 19
December   1823, 27
February   1823, 7
Forget Me Not   1825, 1
January   1823, 5
July   1823, 17
June   1823, 15
March   1823, 9
May   1823, 13
November   1823, 25
October   1823, 23
September   1823, 21
Burney, E.F. Ellen Fry, W.I. 1824, 11
Forget Me Not Agar, J.S. 1824, 1
Mimili Fry, W.I. 1824, 45
Mimili Feeding Poultry Fry, W.I. 1824, 70
Poet's Study, The Agar, J.S. 1824, 108
Vignette Title Chevalier, W. 1830 [no pg. no.]
Chalon, A.E. Frolic in a Palace Engleheart, F. 1829, 209
Chisholme, A. Orphan Family, The [painting] Davenport, S. 1830, 135
Clennell, L. Blind Piper, The Shenton, H.C. 1829, 365
Land-Storm, The [painting] Shenton, H.C. 1830, 89
Collins, W. Tempting Moment, The Shenton, H.C. 1830, 169
Cooper, J. Faithful Guardian, The Shenton, H.C. 1829, 65
Corbould, H. Ademdai Corbould, G. 1825, 125
Days of Old Corbould, G. 1826, 107
Discovery, The Corbould, G. 1824, 34
Faithime and Euphrosyne Davenport, S. 1829, 95
Love and Duty Heath, C. 1827, 269
Mysterious Interview, The Fry, W.I. 1824, 28
Royal Nuptials Corbould, G. 1825, 110
Sister's Dream, The Davenport, S. 1828, 1
Test of Love, The Corbould, G. 1824, 194
Woman's Love Corbould, G. 1826, 62
Corbould, Hy. Sacontala Corbould, Geo. 1825, 198
Daniell, W. Ghaut, The Finden, E. 1830, 381
View on the Ganges Finden, E. 1829, 127
Fradelle, H. Princess Elizabeth at Woodstock Smart, R.W. 1827, 329
Gaugain, P.A. Flower-Girl of Savoy, The [painting] Robinson, J.H. 1830, 67
Gimignano, Vincenzio de san Madonna [painting] Agar, J. 1823, faces title page
Hardy, Esq., J. Falls of Gavarnie, The Wallis, R. 1825, 386
Hills Cottage Door, The Finden 1826, 254
Hills, R. Stag, The Finden, E. 1827, 127
Howard, H. Sketch from Nature [drawing; image not available] Finden, E. 1828, 225
Leslie, C.R. Alice Goodyear, J. 1829, 403
Martin, J. Marcus Curtius Le Keux, H. 1829, faces title page
Seventh Plague of Egypt, The
[Click for original oil painting]
Le Keux, H. 1828, 203
Moore [Pavilion] Music Room Gallery Winckles 1826, 343
Moore, C. Mausoleum of Princess Charlotte, Interior Le Keux, H. 1824, 36
Owen, S. Dover Finden, E. 1827, 69
Eddystone Light-House Wallis, R. 1829, 181
Greenwich Hospital Wallis, R. 1830, 241
Kent Indiaman, The Wallis, R. 1828, 383
Page French Capuchin Convent at Athens Le Keux, H. 1826, 293
Pennethorne, J. Quadrant, The Le Keux, H. 1824, 330
Porter, J. First Love Warren, A.W. 1827, 40
Sir Roger de Coverley in Love Heath, C. 1827, 231
Prout, S. Castle of Chillon, The Le Keux, H. 1827, 301
Place and Church of St. Mark, The Freebairn, A. 1827, 357
Place de Jeanne D'Arc, Rouen [drawing] Le Keux, Henry 1830, 43
Rialto, Venice, The [drawing] Freebairn, A. 1828, 129
Sepulchral Monument at Verona Finden, E. 1827, 207
Vicenza Freebairn, A.R. 1829, 273
Pugin Pavilion, Brighton, West Front, The Winckles 1826, 338
[Pavilion] Banqueting- Room Winckles 1826, 345
Pugin, A. Mausoleum of Princess Charlotte, Exterior Le Keux, H. 1824, 314
Raphael Madonna of St. Sixtus, The [painting] Fry, W.F. 1825, 166
Reinagle, G.P. Shipwreck, The [painting] Smart, R.W. 1830, 341
Retzsch, M. Undine [painting] Warren, A.W. 1830, 205
Richter, H. Logicians, The [image not available] Goodyar and Shenton 1828, 357
Rullmann, L. Bishop Hubert Agar, J.S. 1824, 176
Sharp, M.W. Wedding Ring, The [image not available] Romney, J. 1828, 79
Sharpe, L. Miss Ellen Strathallan Agar, Y. 1829, 31
Singleton Evening Prayer Heath, C. 1826, 156
Smirke, R. Triumph of Poetry, The Warren, A.W. 1828, 295
Stephanoff, J. Bridal Morning, The [image not available] Finden, E. 1828, faces title page
Proposal, The Humphrys, W. 1829, 245
Stephanoff, P. Constancy Portbury, F.J. 1829, 157
Exile, The Portbury, E.J. 1830, 109
Stewardson, T. Death of the Dove, The [painting] Finden, W. 1830, 303
Stothard, T. Death in the Kitchen Finden, Wm. 1828, 157
Thomson, H. Booroom Slave, The Finden, E. 1828, 37
Schoolboy, The Finden, Wm. 1829, 293
Uwins, T. Dying Soldier, The [painting] Corbould, Geo. 1825, 67
Hop Girl, The Finden, E. 1828, 335
Rational Lunatic, The [painting] Heath, C. 1825, 315
Westall Child's Dream, The Heath, C. 1826, 1
Contemplation Finden 1826, 379
Regretted Ghost, The Heath, C. 1826, 79
Sir Everhard Corbould, G. 1826, 181
Westall, R. Escape of Mary Queen of Scots from Lochleven Castle Finden, Wm. 1827, 381
Love's Motto Finden, E. 1827, 1
Lover's Tomb, The Fry, W.F. 1825, 29
Mab's Cross Warren, A.W. 1828, 253
Maria de Torquemada taking the Veil Finden, Wm. 1827, 87
Mother's Grave, The Finden, E. 1827, faces title pg.
Parting Charge, The Heath, C. 1825, 55
Tournament, The Heath, C. 1825, 260
Two Pilgrims in Grey, The Heath, C. 1825, 81
Wilkie, David Spanish Princess, The [painting] Graves, R. 1830, faces title page
Witherington, W.F. Cottage Kitchen, The Romney, J. 1829, 329