Sir Joshua Reynolds' Notes And Observations On Pictures, Chiefly Of The Venetian School, Being Extracts From His Italian Sketch Books; Also, The Rev. W. Mason's Observations On Sir Joshua's Method Of Coloring. And Some Unpublished Letters Of Dr. Johnson, Malone, And Others. With An Appendix, Containing A Transcript Of Sir Joshua's Account Book, Showing What Pictures He Painted And The Prices Paid For Them. Edited By William Cotton, Esq.
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Extracts From Sir Joshua Reynolds' Journal And Sketch Book
Anecdotes Of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Chiefly Relative To His Manner Of Coloring
Copy of an account book in the handwriting of Sir Joshua Reynolds
In the Preface the editor states that Mason's Observations and the letters by Johnson, Malone and others were transcribed by J. Mitford.
The printer is named on the title-page verso and in the colophon: 'London: Printed By F. Pickton, Perry's Place, 29, Oxford Street.'
The work is dedicated by 'The Author' to Stephen Poyntz Denning, Esq., Keeper Of The Dulwich Gallery of Paintings.
The frontispiece and the plate facing page 27 reproduce drawings (presumably by Sir Joshua) of Italian paintings.
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Painting - Painters - Artists - Colour - Colouring - Great Britain - History - 18th century
Art criticism - Art history - Biography - Memoirs - Letters - Great Britain - 18th century