The artist Edward Price (1800-1885) is today all but forgotten, but his major enterprise, a journey to Norway in 1826, remains immortalised in his illustrated journal Norway. Views of Wild Scenery (1834). The seven engravings of Norwegian landscapes that are today part of the UCL Art Museum’s collections were made by the British painter and engraver John Linnell, The Elder (1792-1882) after drawings by Price but were not used as illustrations when Price’s book came out in 1834. The book included, instead, 21 engravings by the British artist Davis Lucas (1802-1881). Later Thomas Forester (dates unknown), who visited Norway in 1848, included Price’s journal in his Norway and Its Scenery (1853) and made use of the same engravings by Lucas. When comparing the engravings commissioned to Linnell and those appearing in the publication, it is interesting to observe that the Bergen motifs (of which Linnell made two) were entirely removed from the selection. 

List of engravings: 
John Linnell (1792-1882), after Edward Price (active c.1823-1854)
Bergen, a Panorama
Bergen, the main Street
The Fiord between Tune and Dale 
A Ravine Near Vosse-Vangen
Folgefond from the Field
Mills on the Field above Hellandshoin
View across the Fiord from Herrinsholmen
Series called Seven Views in Norway (ca. 1827-1828)
etchings on paper
(UCL Art Museum LDUCS-1450/1456)

Location: UCL Art Museum
Images courtesy of UCL Art Museum/UCL Culture