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Memoirs Of Antonio Canova, With A Critical Analysis Of His Works, And An Historical View Of Modern Sculpture. ... By J.S. Memes, A.M. Member Of The Astronomical Society Of London, &c.

John Smythe Memes

RA Collection: Book

Record number




Edinburgh:: Printed For Archibald Constable & Co., Edinburgh; And Hurst, Robinson & Co. London., 1825.

Physical Description

[iii-]xii, 578 p., frontis. (port.), [3] pl.; 216 mm. (Octavo.)


[Frontis. (port.), t.p.] - Contents - [Plates] - [Text] - Corrigenda - Appendix. Chronological Catalogue ... .

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece is signed as engraved by W.H. Lizars. The three plates are signed as drawn by J.S. Memes and engraved by W.H. Lizars.

Each carries the publishers' imprint of 'A. Constable & Co. Edinr.' and the date (1825).

Summary Note

The frontispiece shows a portrait bust of Canova. One plate shows baskets of fruit; the other two, medals struck in honour of Canova.

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; black morocco spine-label lettered 'Life Of Canova.', spine lettered 'R.A.'

Name as Subject


Sculptors - Artists - Sculpture - Italy - History - 18th century - 19th century - Neoclassical
Biography - Art history - Great Britain - 19th century