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Anecdotes Of Painters Who Have Resided Or Been Born In England; With Critical Remarks On Their Productions; By Edward Edwards, deceased, late Teacher Of Perspective, And Associate, In The Royal Academy; Intended As A Continuation To The Anecdotes Of Painting By The Late Horace Earl Of Orford.

Edward Edwards ARA

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London:: Printed by Luke Hansard & Sons, For Leigh And Sotheby, W.J. And J. Richardson, R. Faulder, T. Payne, And J. White., 1808.

Physical Description

[iv], viii, xxxix, [i], 327, [1] p., frontis. (port.); 234 mm. (Quarto.)


[Half-t., frontis., t.p.] - An Account Of The Life Of Mr. Edwards - Preface - Introduction - [Text] - Index of The Names Of The Painters Contained In This Volume; [colophon] - Errata.

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece portrait of E. Edwards is signed as painted by himself and engraved by Cardon.

The printer's name is repeated in the colophon: 'Printed by Luke Hansard & Sons, near Lincoln's-Inn Fields.'


A copy of this book has been digitised by the Getty Research Institute and made available online via the Internet Archive digital library: https://archive.org/details/anecdotesofpaint00edwa/page/n8/mode/2up
A facsimile edition was published in 1970 (London: Cornmarket) (ISBN 0719120802).


27 July 1813: 'Mr Smirke moved that the following work(s) be purchased for the Library - ... Edwards' Anecdotes of Painters ... Which was seconded by Mr. Wilkie, & passed Unanimously.' (RA Council Minutes V, 68-9).

Binding Note

20th-century half morocco, green cloth-covered boards; gilt-decorated spine, lettered 'Anecdotes Of Painters Edwards', 'R.A.' and '1808'.

Name as Subject


Artists - Painters - Great Britain - History
Biography - Art history - Anecdotes - Dictionaries - Reference books - Great Britain - 19th century


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