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SHEE, Sir Martin Archer (1769--1850)
Rhymes on art; or, the remonstrance of a painter: in two parts. With notes, and a preface, including strictures on the state of the arts, criticism, patronage, and public taste. By Martin Archer Shee, R.A.
London: printed for H. Ebers, successor to the late John Kerby, 1805.
[3], vi--xxxv, [1], 106 p. ; 20.4 cm. (8º)

A second edition also appeared in 1805. The author, a portrait painter, was Soane's friend at the Royal Academy, of which he was to be President from 1830 to 1850.

Copy Notes Wanting a half-title? Bound (1) with An authentic narrative of Mr. Kemble's retirement, 1817 (q.v.).

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-rule spine, black spine-label lettered 'Rhymes Of/ Art/ Kembles/ Retirement', later numbered '30' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 5446


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