A Dictionary of Painters, Sculptors, Architects, and Engravers, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Most Celebrated Artists, From the Earliest Ages to the Present Time. John Gould, Horace Walpole, George Vertue.

A Dictionary of Painters, Sculptors, Architects, and Engravers, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Most Celebrated Artists, From the Earliest Ages to the Present Time

London: Gale and Curtis, 1810. Small octavo, nineteenth-century full vellum, green morocco spine label. Slight bowing to vellum boards, early gift inscription in ink on front pastedown, early notes in ink and pencil to penultimate blank. Item #100205

A very handsome first edition of this traveler's guide to the art of Europe: "though this work is presented to the Public in the compact and portable size of a pocket volume, yet it will be found to contain a greater variety of matter, and more useful information, than is to be met with in the voluminous works of any writer on the subject." With a four-part appendix devoted to artists of the English School, with content drawn from Horace Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting in England, itself based on the eighteenth-century work of George Vertue. A near-fine copy.

Price: $250.00

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