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Sir Joshua Reynolds, And His Works. Gleanings From His Diary, Unpublished Manuscripts, And From Other Sources. By William Cotton, M.A., Of The University Of Oxford. Edited By John Burnet, F.R.S., Author Of "Practical Hints On Painting," "Rembrandt & His Works," &c. -

William Cotton M.A., F.S.A.

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London:: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, And Roberts, Paternoster Row; Paul & Dominic Colnaghi & Co., Pall Mall East., Plymouth:: Roger Lidstone, George Street. -, 1856.

Physical Description

i-ix, [4], xii-xviii, [2], 276, [2] p., frontis. (port.), [12] pl.: illus.; 223 mm. (Octavo.)


[Half-t., frontis., t.p.] - Preface - [Note on 'The Catalogue of Sir Joshua Reynold's Portraits'] - Contents - Woodcuts And Other Illustrations - [Fly-title, 'Sir Joshua Reynolds And His Works'] - [Text and plates] - Appendix - Corrigenda - [Advertisement, 'By The Same Author'].

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece and plates are unsigned; but the list of 'Woodcuts And Other Illustrations' states that the frontispiece and the other two portraits were drawn by Julian Brewer.

The printer is named on the verso of the half-title: 'Plymouth: Printed By Roger Lidstone, George Lane, South.'

Summary Note

The frontispiece shows a portrait of Sir Joshua Reynolds. The plates show portraits of Revd. Samuel Reynolds and Miss Frances Reynolds, and facsimiles of drawings, letters and the Discourses by Reynolds.


[First copy:] Presented in 1963 by Dorothea Short from the library of her father Sir Frank Short, RA.

[Second copy:] A preliminary leaf is inscribed in ink, 'Library of the Royal Academy presented by the Author'. According to the RA Annual Report for 1860 (p. 33) this copy was received sometime between July 1859 and the 'close of 1860.'

Binding Note

[First copy:] 19th-century red cloth, upper and lower covers decorated in blind; gilt-decorated spine, lettered 'Reynolds And His Works.' and 'Longman & Co. London.' Bound with one other.

[Second copy:] 19th-century half green morocco, marbled-papered boards; spine lettered 'Reynolds And His Works'. Bound with one other.

Name as Subject


Artists - Painters - Paintings - Great Britain - History - 18th century
Art history - Biography - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century


Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA
John Burnet, editor, previous owner?, donor?
Roger Lidstone, publisher, printer
Julian Brewer, draughtsman
William Cotton M.A., F.S.A., previous owner?, donor?
Sir Frank Short RA, previous owner
Miss Dorothea Short, donor
Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans and Roberts, publisher
Colnaghi and Company, publisher