Index of Engravers
from
Forget Me Not
Vols. (1823-1830)

This alphabetical index of engravers 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 Original Artists 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." 

 

Engraver

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