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The fine arts of the English school; illustrated by a series of engravings, from paintings, sculpture, and architecture, of eminent English artists: with ample biographical, critical, and descriptive essays, by various authors; edited and partly written by John Britton, F.S.A.

John Britton

RA Collection: Book

Record number

07/695

Author

Variant Title

Half-title: The fine arts of the English school

Imprint

London: Printed at the Chiswick Press, by C. Whittingham; for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster Row; J. Taylor, High Holborn; the Editor, Tavistock Place; and W. Bond, Newman Street, London, 1812

Physical Description

[10], iv, 66, 26, 18 p., [24] leaves of plates : : ill., frontis, 1 plan ; 44 cm.

General Note

With an additional titlepage, engraved.

Contents

A brief biographical memoir of John Dunning, Lord Ashburton / by John Adolphus. -- A brief biographical memoir of George Romney / by Thomas Phillips. -- A biographical memoir of John, Marquis of Granby / by John Mason Good. -- A biographical memoir of Sir Joshua Reynolds / by James Northcote. -- Remarks on the picture of Garrick between Tragedy and Comedy painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds / by John Britton. -- A brief biographical memoir of Richard Wilson / by John Britton. -- A monumental statue: designed and executed in marble by John Flaxman, the subject: "Thy Will Be Done:" or Resignation / R.H. -- The Expiation of Orestes painted by Richard Westall for Thomas Hope / J.L.B. -- A monumental alto-relievo designed, and executed in marble, by John Flaxman, the subject: "Thy Kingdom Come?" / R.H. -- Titania, Puck, the Changeling, etc. from Shakespeare's play of A midsummer night's dream, painted by George Romney, in the possession of John Fleming Leicester / W.H.W. -- A monumental group designed, and executed in marble, by Joseph Nollekens / R.H. -- The sixth angel, etc. from Revelations, Chap. IX. Verses 14, 15, painted by Henry Howard / R.H. -- Remarks on the picture of the Earl of Argyle in prison painted by James Northcote for the Earl Grey / P. Hoare. -- Pope's villa, a landscape painted by J.W.M. Turner, in the collection of Sir John Fleming Leicester / by John Britton. -- Thetis and Achilles painted by Benjamin West for Thomas Hope / by John Britton. -- An alto-relievo: designed and executed in marble by John Flaxman, the subject: "Deliver us from Evil" / John Britton -- Remarks on the statue of a falling giant designed, and executed in marble, by Thomas Banks / by John Britton. -- The cottage door, a landscape by Thomas Gainsborough, in the gallery of Sir John Fleming Leicester / by John Britton. -- A monumental group designed, and executed in marble, by John Flaxman, erected to the memory of William, Earl of Mansfield in Westminster Abbey-Church / by John Britton. -- An essay towards a history and description of the cathedral church of St. Paul, London : with a concise account of the edifices which have previously occupied the same site / by Edmund Aikin ; illustrated by plates, from drawings by James Elmes.

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Contributors

The Prince Regent, dedicatee
George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland, dedicatee
Joseph Michael Gandy ARA, source artist
William Bond, engraver
Edward Scriven, engraver
James Godby, engraver
John Pye the younger, engraver
Charles Heath, engraver
John Le Keux, engraver
Richard Roffe, engraver
Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA, source artist
Joseph Michael Gandy ARA, source artist
Martin Archer Shee, source artist
Anton Raphael Mengs, source artist
John Flaxman RA, source artist
George Romney, source artist
Joseph Nollekens RA, source artist
J.M.W. Turner RA, source artist
Benjamin West Jnr., source artist
Thomas Banks RA, source artist
Thomas Gainsborough RA, source artist
James Elmes, draughtsman
British Institution

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