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An Account Of The Statues, Bas-reliefs, Drawings And Pictures In Italy, France, &c. With Remarks. - By Mr. Richardson, {Sen. and Jun. - The Second Edition. -

Jonathan Richardson the Elder

RA Collection: Book

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Variant Title

Mr. Richardson's Account Of Statues, Bas-reliefs and Drawings In Italy, France, &c.
Account Of Statues, Bas-reliefs and Drawings In Italy, France, &c.


London:: Printed for D. Browne, without Temple-Bar; J. Whiston and B. White, at Boyle's Head, and L. Davis, at Lord Bacon's Head, both in Fleet-street., MDCCLIV.

Physical Description

[50], 357, [5] p.; 196 mm. (Octavo.)


[Half-t., publishers' advertisement, t.p.] - The Preface, By J.R. Sen. - [Itinerary; alphabetic index of artists] - Antiques [alphabetic index] - [Text] - Addenda - Errata - Postscript.

Responsibility Note

The in-text plans and the decorations are unsigned.

The rear pastedown is stamped in green ink, 'Bound By "Ex-Libris"'.


ESTC, T146824
C. Gibson-Wood, Jonathan Richardson art theorist of the English enlightenment (2000).

Summary Note

The half-title reads, 'Mr. Richardson's Account Of Statues, Bas-reliefs and Drawings In Italy, France, &c.' The work had first been published in 1722, as An account of some of the statues ....

The text is based on notes made by Jonathan Richardson the younger on a visit to Italy in 1720.

This edition is illustrated with a few in-text plans, and decorated with head- and tail-pieces.

The verso of the half-title carries a publishers' advertisement entitled 'Books printed for D. Browne without Temple-Bar, and J. Whiston and B. White in Fleet-Street.'


A copy was published electronically in 2003 (Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale). A microfilm copy was published in 1986 (Woodbridge, CT: Research Publications).


The half-title is inscribed in ink, 'Bequest of Sr. A.W. Callcott.'

Binding Note

20th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards, by 'Ex-Libris'; gilt-decorated spine, red morocco spine-label lettered 'Richardson - Statues And Pictures', spine lettered 'R.A. and '1754'.


Art - Paintings - Drawings - Sculpture - Statues - Bas-reliefs - Antiquities - Italy - History
Art history - Art criticism - Great Britain - 18th century
Publishers' advertisements - Great Britain - 18th century