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001 $ 06/2389
003 $ UK-LoRAA
041 0 # $a eng
044 # # $a uk
100 1 # $a Burnet
245 1 0 $a Practical Essays On Various Branches Of The Fine Arts. To Which Is Added, A Critical Inquiry Into The Principles And Practice Of The Late Sir David Wilkie. By John Burnet, F.R.S. Author Of "Practical Hints On Painting."
260 # # $a London: $b David Bogue, 86, Fleet Street. $c M DCCCXLVIII. $c [1848]
300 # # $a [iii-]x, [2], 200 p., frontis.; $c 195 mm. (12°).
505 0 # $a [Half-t., frontis., t.p., dedic.] - Preface - Contents - [Text]; [colophon].
508 # # $a The frontispiece is signed by D. Wilkie and John Burnet, and carries the imprint of D. Bogue.

The work is dedicated 'in testimony of the author's regard' to Charles Fox.
520 2 # $a The text discusses historical painting, portrait painting and 'fancy subjects', compares oil- and water-color, and line-engraving and mezzotinto, and surveys the state of the fine arts in Britain. The author's Preface states that 'The following essays were originally written for a Periodical'.

The frontispiece shows a sketch by Sir David Wilkie.
561 # # $a Purchased for RA Library in 1871 (see 'Library Report for the Year 1871', RA Annual Report, Appendix No. 7, p. 26).
563 # # $a 19th-century red cloth-covered boards, upper and lower covers decorated in blind; spine lettered 'Practical essays On The Fine Arts - Burnet.'
600 1 4 $a Wilkie
653 # # $a Painting - Engraving - Arts - Great Britain - History
655 # 0 $a Essays - Art criticism - Great Britain - 19th century
700 1 # $a Bogue $e publisher
700 1 # $a Fox $e dedicatee