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The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds: Volume 2: 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: Volume 2: 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

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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 Volume 2 contains his previously unpublished Journey to Flanders and Holland, which describes and comments on the paintings Reynolds examined on a two-month tour in Europe in 1781.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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ISBN-13: 9781108069021
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2014
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture
Pages: 402
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.83(d)

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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