The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds 2 Volume Set: Containing his Discourses, Idlers, A Journey to Flanders and Holland (Now First Published), and his Commentary on Du Fresnoy's 'Art of Painting'

The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds 2 Volume Set: Containing his Discourses, Idlers, A Journey to Flanders and Holland (Now First Published), and his Commentary on Du Fresnoy's 'Art of Painting'

by Joshua Reynolds, Edmond Malone

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Overview

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 1, prefaced by a short biography of Reynolds by his friend, the Shakespearean critic Edmond Malone (1741–1812), consists of his 'discourses' on art given at the Royal Academy, and three essays published in Dr Johnson's periodical The Idler. Volume 2 contains his previously unpublished Journey to Flanders and Holland, which describes and comments on the paintings Reynolds examined on a two-month tour in Europe in 1781, and an extensive commentary by Reynolds on a poem on the art of painting by Charles Alphonse du Fresnoy (1611–68). Appendices include essays by Pope and Dryden on Du Fresnoy's poem, and chronological and alphabetical lists of painters and their genres. An index covers both volumes.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108069120
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/20/2014
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture
Pages: 848
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.69(d)

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Dedication; The life and writings of Sir Joshua Reynolds; Discourses 1-15; Extracts from The Idler. Volume 2: 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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