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An Essay upon Prints
Containing Remarks upon the Principles of Picturesque Beauty

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture

  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108066785

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  • Clergyman, schoolmaster and writer on aesthetics, William Gilpin (1724–1804) is best known for his works on the picturesque. His approach as a teacher was enlightened: during his time as headmaster of Cheam School, his aim was to prepare his pupils for life. Moving in 1777 to become vicar of Boldre, Hampshire, where he remained for the rest of his life, he was able to endow two schools there with income from his successful writings. This knowledgeable appraisal of the print as an art form, and of its foremost practitioners, was first published anonymously in 1768 to positive reviews. It defines picturesque as 'a term expressive of that peculiar kind of beauty, which is agreeable in a picture'. Gilpin further developed and explored the concept in his volumes of Observations on various parts of Britain, which are also reissued in this series.

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    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108066785
    • length: 278 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    The preface
    Explanation of terms
    1. The principles of painting considered
    2. Observations on the different kinds of prints
    3. Characters of the most noted masters
    4. Remarks on particular prints
    5. Cautions in collecting prints
    Index.

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    William Gilpin

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