Lot 350: Jersey.- Ouless (Philip John) Scenic Beauties of the Island of Jersey..., lith. title and 22 plates, with 2 additional lithographs by Ouless bound in, St.Helier, 1840.
November 16, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Jersey.- Ouless (Philip John) Scenic Beauties of the Island of Jersey...to which are added Descriptive, Topographical, and Historical Explanations, by the Rev. Edward Durell, additional lithographed title with vignette, 22 lithographed plates including folding panorama of St. Aubin's Bay with St.Helier, with 2 additional lithographs after Ouless (portrait of Major Peirson and view of Elizabeth Castle) bound in, tissue guards, additional title a little soiled, foxed, some plates more heavily than others, folding plate stained at fold and torn at one corner not affecting image, contemporary marbled boards with manuscript paper label pasted on upper cover, a little rubbed, rebacked in calf preserving old red roan label, new endpapers, folio, St.Helier, 1840. ⁂ The two additional lithographs were published separately but with the suggestion on the list of plates that they be bound in with the work. A third lithograph (portrait of Charles Le Maistre) is not included. Philip John Ouless (1817-1885), was one of the most celebrated marine painters of Jersey. His grandparents emigrated from Coutances, Normandy to escape the French Revolution and Philip was born in St Helier. He studied painting in Paris but returned to St Helier where he established himself as a marine, landscape and portrait painter. He received numerous commissions from ship owners and masters, benefiting from the nineteenth century boom in shipbuilding. As well as the new paddle steamers, Ouless painted early racing yachts.