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The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds
Containing his Discourses, Idlers, A Journey to Flanders and Holland (Now First Published), and his Commentary on Du Fresnoy's 'Art of Painting'

Volume 2

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture

  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108069021

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  • This two-volume posthumous edition of the writings on art of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723–92), one of the greatest of eighteenth-century artists and the first president of the Royal Academy, was published in 1797. Volume 2 contains his previously unpublished Journey to Flanders and Holland, which describes and comments on the paintings Reynolds examined on a two-month tour in Europe in 1781. (He visited galleries in Düsseldorf, Cologne and Aachen as well as the Low Counties.) This is followed by a long Latin poem on the art of painting, by the French artist Charles Alphonse du Fresnoy (1611–68), together with a translation by William Mason, and extensive commentary by Reynolds. Appendices include essays by Pope and Dryden on du Fresnoy's poem, and chronological and alphabetical lists of painters and their genres from Cimabue to the late seventeenth century. The book is completed by an index covering both volumes.

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    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108069021
    • length: 402 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    A Journey to Flanders and Holland
    'The Art of Painting' by du Fresnoy
    Annotations on du Fresnoy's poem
    Du Fresnoy's 'Sentiments on the principal painters of the two last ages'
    Parallel between poetry and painting
    Chronological list of painters
    Alphabetical list of painters
    General index.

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    Joshua Reynolds

    Edmond Malone

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