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Tooneel Der Uitmuntende Schilders Van Europa, En Byzonderlyk Van Nederland, Zedert De Vinding' Der Olieverw' Tot Ao. MDCCL. Bevattende De Merkwaardigste Byzonderheeden hunnes Leevensloops, en de Aanwyzinge hunner beste Werken; Hunne onderscheide Eigenschappen in de Kunst, en de Maniere hun's Penseels; En het Middel om de Tékeningen der Groote Meesters te kennen. Verrykt met hunne Afbeeldzels in Fraaije Kunstplaaten. Uit bet Fransch vertaald, verbéterd en grootlyks vermeêrderd. I. Deel.

Antoine-Joseph Dezallier d'Argenville

RA Collection: Book

Record number

07/2710

Author

Uniform Title

[Abrégé de la vie des plus fameux peintres., Dutch.]

Imprint

In 'sGravenhage,: By Mattheus Gaillard,, M. DCC. LII.

Physical Description

lxxx, [2], 410 p.: illus.; 201 mm. (Octavo.)

Contents

[T.p.] - Provisioneel Berigt Van Den Uitgeever - Voorréden Van Den Franssen Schryver - Verhandeling Over 'T Kennen Van Tékeningen En Van Schilderyen - Tafel Van De Naamen Der Schilders ... - [Text].

Responsibility Note

Each illustration is signed as engraved by P.C. La Fargue.

References

R. Vallet, L'histoire de l'art vue par un amateur du XVIIIème siècle: Dezalliers d'Argenville et son 'Abrégé de la vie des peintres' [dissertation, Univy. Clermont-Ferrand] (1967). A survey of connoisseurship was C. Gibson-Wood, Studies in the theory of connoisseurship from Vasari to Morelli (1988).

Summary Note

The title-page presents this as 'I. Deel', but no further volumes were published. Although it is not acknowledged on the title page, the French text from which this was translated was A.J. Dezallier d'Argenville's Abrégé de la vie des plus fameux peintres (3 vols., Paris, 1745-52). The text consists of forty-five biographies of Italian artists from the fifteenth century onwards, working in Rome, Florence and Venice. It was intended to help collectors distinguish stylistic movements and personal styles. This Dutch version has its own 'Inleiding, Van Den Nedeerduitssen Schryver'. Each biography is accompanied by one illustration - usually, but not always, a portrait of the artist. Each illustration carries the date of 1752.

Provenance

The front loose endpaper is inscribed in ink, 'Bequest of Sr. A.W. Callcott.'

Copy Note

Page 145 is annotated in ink.

Binding Note

18th-century white vellum; spine inscribed in ink, 'Tooneel [illegible]' and carrying paper label lettered 'W-c-1'.

Subject

Artists - Painters - Portraits - Italy - Rome - Florence - Venice - History - 15th century - 16th century - 17th century - 18th century
Biography - Art history - Art criticism - Connoisseurship - Reference works - France - Netherlands - 18th century
Translations from French - Translations into Dutch - Netherlands - 18th century
Pictorial works - Netherlands - 18th-century

Contributors