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Lectures on painting, delivered at The Royal Academy, by Henry Fuseli, P.P. ; with additional observations and notes

Henry Fuseli RA

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Variant Title

Half-title: Lectures on painting


2nd Ed.


London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1820

Physical Description

xviii, 257 p.: ill.; 30 cm.

General Note

Second copy lacking half-title page
The pages of the second copy have been cut down. It measures 28 cm.


Frontis, t.p. - Introduction - First lecture: Ancient Art - Second lecture: Art of the Moderns - Third lecture: Invention, Part I - Fourth lecture: Invention, Part II - Fifth lecture: Composition, Expression - Sixth lecture - Chiaroscuro - tail-piece vignette.

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece is a portrait of Fuseli engraved by R.W. Sievier after a miniature by Moses Haughton the younger. The title-page vignette is of ‘Silence’ engraved by John Burnet after Fuseli. The tail-piece [p. 257] `Fantasy portrait of Michelangelo before the Roman Coliseum’ re-engraved by Francis Engleheart for this second edition. (The version in the first edition (1801) was engraved by William Blake after Fuseli’s pen-and-ink preliminary sketch).

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