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MARC Record view

001 $ 07/1777
003 $ UK-LoRAA
041 1 # $a eng $a lat $h lat
044 # # $a uk
100 1 # $a Du Fresnoy, Charles Alphonse
240 1 1 $a [De arte graphica. $l Latin and English.]
245 1 4 $a The Art of Painting Of Charles Alphonse Du Fresnoy. Translated into English Verse By William Mason, M.A. With Annotations By Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knt. President of the Royal Academy. -
246 3 # $a Art of painting
260 # # $a York: $f Printed by A. Ward, $b and sold by J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall; T. Cadell, in the Strand; R. Faulder, New Bond-street, $a London; $b and J. Todd, $a York. $c M.DCC.LXXXIII. $c [1783]
300 # # $a xix, [3], 213, [3] p.; $c 270 mm. (Quarto).
505 0 # $a [Half-t., t.-p.] - Epistle To Sir Joshua Reynolds [by W. Mason] - Preface - - The Life of Mons. Du Fresnoy - [Divisional t.p., 'The Art of Painting With The Original Text subjoined'] - [Text] - [Divisional t.p., 'Notes On The Art of Painting'] - [Text] - A Table Of The Rules Contained In The Foregoing Poem - [Divisional t.p., 'Appendix'] - [Text of 'The Sentiments Of Charles Alphonse |Du Fresnoy, On the Works of the Principal and best Painters of the two last Ages'] - [Divisional t.p., 'The Preface Of Mr. Dryden To His Translation, Containing a Parallel between Poetry and Painting'] - [Text] - [Divisional t.p., 'Epistle Of Mr. Pope To Mr. Jervas'] - [Text] [Divisional t.p., 'A Chronological List Of Painters From the Revival of the Art to the Beginning of the present Century' [by Mr. Gray]] - [Text] - Errata - [Publishers' advertisement].
510 4 # $a ESTC $c T22461
510 3 # $a F.W. Hilles, The Literary career of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1936; rep. 1967); J. Reynolds, Sir Joshua Reynolds's notes and observations on pictures, ed. W. Cotton (1859).
510 4 # $a J. Thuillier, 'Les Observations sur la peinture de Charles-Alphonse Du Fresnoy', in Walter Friedlaender zum 90. Geburtstag (1965), p.193-210.
520 2 # $a Du Fresnoy's Latin poem was originally published shortly after his death in 1668. It was followed by translations into French (1668), English prose (by Dryden) (1695), German (1699), Italian (1713) and Dutch (1733). Du Fresnoy opens his poem by declaring that 'As poetry shall be like a painting, so should painting be like poetry'. Beauty should be interpreted in different ways - as may be seen in such famous ancient statues as the Antinous, the Hercules, the Venus, the dying Gladiator. Reynolds published these annotations on Mason's translation of Du Fresnoy after a tour of the Netherlands, which filled him with admiration for the Dutch and Flemish masters (1781). Unlike his Discourses they have a practical rather than a theoretic focus (Fuseli called them 'treasures of practical observation'). They include comments on Titian, Veronese, Watteau and Rubens, express his views on the importance of colour, and reflect developments in his own painting.
533 # # $n A microfilm copy was published in 1986 (Woodbridge CT: Research Publications).
561 # # $a Acquired between 1823 and April 1834 (see under 'Painting & Sculpture' in Thomas Stothard's MS. list of additions to the Library [watermarked '1823'] loosely inserted in the master copy of the '1821' RA Library catalogue).
562 # # $a Imperfect; wanting the half-title.
563 # # $a 18th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; rebacked and recornered in 1990 by A. Wessely, black morocco spine-label lettered 'The Art Of Painting - Fresnoy'.
600 1 4 $a Du Fresnoy
653 # # $a Painting - Theory
653 # # $a Painters - History
655 # 4 $a Treatises - Latin poetry - Biography - France - 17th century
655 # 0 $a Treatises - Translations into English - Translations from Latin - Great Britain - 18th century
700 1 # $a Dryden, John
700 1 # $a Gray, Thomas
700 1 # $a Piles, Roger de $t L'art de peinture de Charles-Alphonse Du Fresnoy, traduit en francais, avec des remarques
700 1 # $a Pope
700 1 # $a Mason $e translator $e commentator
700 1 # $a Reynolds $e commentator
700 1 # $a Ward $e printer
700 1 # $a Todd $e bookseller
700 1 # $a Dodsley $e bookseller
700 1 # $a Cadell $e bookseller
700 1 # $a Faulder $e bookseller
700 1 # $a Wessely $e binder