The art of painting of Charles Alphonse Du Fresnoy. Translated into English verse by William Mason, M. A. With annotations by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knt. president of the Royal Academy

By: Charles Alphonse Du Fresnoy / William Mason

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1st edition of this translation; 4to, pp. [iii]-xix, [3], 213 [1 Errata sheet]; rebound in modern ¼ leather marbled boards to match contemporary bindings. ##### Du Fresnoy ( 1611-1665) had a modestly successful career as a painter but is best remembered for his Latin poem De arte graphica, first published in Paris in 1684 and containing his observations on the art of painting, including a critical treatise with general advice to students. William Mason (d.1797) spent several years on this new version translated into English couplets. Includes a Preface and a verse Epistle to Sir Joshua Reynolds by William Mason; a Life of Du Fresnoy; and, Du Fresnoy's original Latin poem with a parallel translation into English by Mason, together with 56 pages of Notes on the poem by Reynolds and an appendix with du Fresnoy’s comments on painters past and a chronological list of painters to the beginning of the present century by Thomas Gray ##### Condition: Interior Good+; a clean, tight copy with only occasional light foxing. 3” closed tear to errata page, tape repaired, ½” closed tear at top of title page; half-title page trimmed to 80% and tipped in on a new blank page.

Title: The art of painting of Charles Alphonse Du Fresnoy. Translated into English verse by William Mason, M. A. With annotations by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knt. president of the Royal Academy

Author Name: Charles Alphonse Du Fresnoy / William Mason

Categories: Literature, Poetry, Art, Design & Architecture,

Edition: 1st thus

Publisher: York, Printed by A. Ward, and sold by J. Dodsley, T. Cadell, [et al.]: 1783

Binding: Vintage rebinding

Book Condition: Good

Size: Small 4to

Item: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: s200901b

Keywords: art, art instruction, verse, poetry, artists, art criticism