Anecdotes of Painting in England; With Some Account of the principal Artists; And incidental Notes on other Arts; Collected by the late Mr. George Vertue;Multa renascentur quae jam cecidere. Vol. I. [&[ Le sachant Anglois, je crus qu'il m'alloit parler d'edifices et de peintures. Nouvelle Eloise, vol.i.p.245. Vol. II. [&] Vol. III. - The distinguish'd part of Men With Compass, Pencil, Sword, or Pen...That they with Ardour strove to raise At once their Art's and Country's Praise. Prior. [&] To Which is added the History of The Modern Taste in Gardeniing. The Glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee...will make the Place of my Feet glorious. Isaiah, LX. 13. Volume the Fourth and Last. [&] A Catalogue of Engravers, Who have been born, or resided in England;...To which is added An Account of the Life and Works of the latter. And Art reflected Images to Art.____Pope. [&] Anecdotes of Painters who have resided or been born in England; with critical remarks on their productions;
Earl of Orford. Printed by Thomas Farmer at Strawberry-Hill, MDCCLXII . [&]  Printed in the Year MDCCLXIII . [&]  Printed by Thomas Kirkgate, MDCCLXXI . [&]  Printed in the Year MDCCLXIII . [&]  London: Printed by Luke Hanfard & Sons, For Leigh and Sotheby, W.J. and J. Richardosn, R. Faulder, T. Payne and J. White. 1808.
8 volumes; 8vo (222 x 178mm. 8¾ x 7".), red morocco gilt, gilt-stamped decorative boards. Covers slightly scuffed and worn.
Volume I focuses on the state of painting from the Reign of Henry III to the end of Henry VI; the Reign of Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary, and Queen Elizabeth. Volume II discusses painters and other artists in the Reign of James I; Charles I, his love and protection of the arts; Sir Peter Paul Rubens; and general painters in the Reign of Charles I, and artists during the Interregnum. Volume III addresses painters in the Reign of Charles II; Statuaries, Carvers, Architects and Medallists in the Reign of Charles II; Artists in the Reign of James II; Painters in the Reign of King William; Painters and other Artists in the Reign of Queen Anne. Volume IV discusses painters in the Reign of George I; painters in the Reign of George II; Statuaries in the Reign of George II; Architects in the Reign of George II; on modern gardening. Volume V is a catalogue of engravers with an added chapter on the Life of Mr George Vertue with a list of Vertue's works. Volume VI acts as a continuation and elaboration of the first four volumes by Horace Walpole. The last two volumes each contain 46 plates of artists.
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