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100 1 # $a Du Fresnoy, Charles Alphonse
240 1 1 $a [De arte graphica. $l Latin and English.]
245 1 0 $a De Arte Graphica. - The Art of Painting, By C.A. Du Fresnoy. With Remarks. - Translated into English, Together with an Original Preface containing A Parallel betwixt Painting and Poetry. - By Mr. Dryden. - As also a Short Account of the most Eminent Painters, both Ancient and Modern, continu'd down to the Present Times, according to the Order of their Succession. - By another Hand. - [Epigraph] -
246 3 # $a Art of painting
246 3 # $a Short account of the most eminent painters
260 # # $a London, $b Printed by J. Heptinstall for W. Rogers, at the Sun against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet. $c MDCXCV. $c [1695]
300 # # $a [ii], lxiv, 355, [1] p., add. engr. t.-pl.; $c 205 mm. (Quarto).
505 0 # $a [T.-pl., t.-p.] - Preface Of The Translator, With a Parallel, Of Poetry and Painting - The Preface Of The French Author - A Table of the Precepts Contain'd in this Treatise - [Text, in Latin and English] - Observations On The Art of Painting Of Charles Alphonse du Fresnoy - The Judgment of Charles Alphonse du Fresnoy, On the Works of the Principal and Best Painters of the two last Ages - [Divisional title-page, 'A Short Account Of the most Eminent Painters Both Ancient and Modern ... London, Printed for W. Rogers at the Sun against St. Dunstans Church in Fleetstreet. 1695'] - The Preface - Ancient Masters - Modern Masters - Ancient (Modern) Masters [indices] - Errata.
508 # # $a The added engraved title-plate is signed as designed by H. Cooke and engraved by S. Gribelin.
510 0 # $a J. Thuillier, 'Propositions pour Charles-Alphonse Du Fresnoy, peintre', in Rev. A. [Paris], 61 (1983), p.29-52; J. Thuillier, 'Les Observations sur la peinture de Charles-Alphonse Du Fresnoy', in Walter Friedlaender zum 90. Geburtstag (1965), p.193-210; L. Salerno, 'Seventeenth-century English literature on painting', in Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 13 (1951); W.G. Howard, 'Ut pictura poesis', in PMLA, 24 (1900 March).
510 4 # $a ESTC $c R18532
520 2 # $a Although the pagination runs continuously throughout the volume, the 'Short account of the most eminent painters' has its own title-page ( which reads: 'A Short Account Of the most Eminent Painters Both Ancient and Modern, Continu'd down to the Present Times According to the Order of their Succession. London, Printed for W. Rogers at the Sun against St. Dunstans Church in Fleetstreet. 1695.').

Du Fresnoy's Latin poem was originally published shortly after his death in 1668. It was followed by translations into French (1668), English (prose) (1695), German (1699), Italian (1713) and Dutch (1733). Du Fresnoy opens his poem by declaring that 'As poetry shall be like a painting, so should painting be like poetry'. Beauty should be interpreted in different ways - as may be seen in such famous ancient statues as the Antinous, the Hercules, the Venus, the dying Gladiator.

Besides Dryden's translation of Du Fresnoy's poem, the present volume includes a translation of the Remarks with which Roger de Piles accompanied his French version of the poem (1668).

While President of the Royal Academy, Sir Joshua Reynolds published extensive notes on Du Fresnoy's Art of Painting (in William Mason's new translation) (1783).
533 # # $n A microfilm version was published in 1962 (Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms).
561 # # $a Acquired by 1802. Recorded in A Catalogue Of The Library In The Royal Academy, London (1802).
563 # # $a Mottled calf, by Bernard Quaritch, 2006; spine unlettered.
653 # # $a Painting - Theory
653 # # $a Painters - History
655 # 4 $a Treatises - Latin poetry - Biography - France - 17th century
655 # 0 $a Treatises - Translations into English - Translations from Latin - Great Britain - 17th century
700 1 # $a Dryden, John $e translator
700 1 # $a Graham, Richard
700 1 # $a Gribelin, Simon $e engraver
700 1 # $a Cooke, Henry $e draughtsman
700 1 # $a Piles, Roger de $t L'art de peinture de Charles-Alphonse Du Fresnoy, traduit en francais, avec des remarques
700 1 # $a Heptinstall $e printer
700 1 # $a Rogers $e publisher $e bookseller
710 2 # $a Bernard Quaritch $e binder
852 8 # $d 1802: D-3-08; 1821: C-2-06.