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The History Of Painting In Italy, From The Period Of The Revival of The Fine Arts To The End Of The Eighteenth Century: Translated From the Original Italian Of The Abate Luigi Lanzi. - By Thomas Roscoe. - In Six Volumes. Vol. I. Containing The Schools Of Florence And Siena. (- Vol. VI. Containing The Indexes.) -

Luigi Lanzi abate

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Uniform Title

[Storia Pittorica Della Italia Dal Risorgimento Delle Belle Arti Fin Presso Al Fine Del XVIII Secolo ... Edizione Quarta, English., Roscoe., 1828.]


London:: Printed For W. Simpkin And R. Marshall, Stationers'-Hall Court, Ludgate Street. -, 1828.

Physical Description

6 vols.; 222 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

Vol. I: [4], iv, lv, [1], 455, [1] p. - Vol. II: [4], ii, 447, [1] p. - Vol. III: [6], 393, [1] p. - Vol. IV: [4], ii, 330 p. - Vol. V: [4], ii, 493, [1] p. - Vol. VI: [4], 206, [2] p.


Vol. I: [Half-t., t.p.] - Contents Of The First Volume - Advertisement - Preface - Biographical Note [on Lanzi] - [Text]; [colophon]. - Vol. II.[Half-t., t.p.] - Contents ... [Text]. - Vols. III-V: [Half-t., t.p.] - Contents ... - [Terxt]; [colophon]. - Vol. VI: [Half-t., t.p.] - First (- Third) Index; [colophon] - Contents ... - Erratum.

Responsibility Note

The printer is named on the title-page versos and in the colophons: 'J.McCreery, Tooks Court, Chancery Lane, London.'

Summary Note

Lanzi's Storia Pittorica had grown from a work of one volume in 1792 to one of two volumes in 1795-6 and a work of six volumes in 1809.


The half-title of Volume I is inscribed in ink, 'To Thos. Stothard Esqr. [illegible] with Sir Thos. Lawrences Respects.'

Binding Note

20th-century red cloth; spines lettered 'Lanzi On Painting In Italy - I (- VI)' and 'R.A.'


Painting - Italy - History
Art history - Italy - 19th century


Thomas Roscoe, translator
W. Simpkin, publisher
R. Marshall, publisher
Sir Thomas Lawrence PRA, previous owner
Thomas Stothard RA, previous owner
John McCreery, printer
Simpkin and Marshall (London), publisher