The life of Masaccio/La vita di Masaccio.
Lacking title, 4pp. Parallel English and Italian text and Dedication signed: Thomas Patch, Engraved dedication at head and tail-piece, 26 engraved plates by Patch after Masaccio dated 1770-1772. Lightly soiled at beginning and end, a few plates with slight marginal water-stain, later half calf, joints worn, folio.
Thomas Patch [1725-1782] painter, physiognomist, draughtsman, caricaturist; student of early Renaissance art, in Rome (1747-1755) and Florence (1755-1782). Masaccio (1401-1427?), the first great painter of the Italian Renaissance, whose innovations in the use of scientific perspective inaugurated the modern era in painting.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 12078] £3,200.00