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The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds

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'
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture

  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108069120

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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 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 Volume 2 contains his previously unpublished Journey to Flanders and Holland, which describes and comments on the paintings Reynolds examined on a two-month tour in Europe in 1781, and an extensive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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    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108069120
    • length: 848 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 43 mm
    • weight: 1.35kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • 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.

  • Authors

    Joshua Reynolds

    Edmond Malone

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