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DIHL, Christophe (1753--1830)
[Exhibition catalogue. 1816]
Catalogue of Mr. Dihl's exhibition of paintings, representing natural scenery with a new and unparalleled effect, at No. 5, Duncan Place, Leicester Square.
London: printed by Cock and M'Gowan, 1816.
11, [1] p. ; 22.5 cm. (4°)

Christophe Dihl worked in Paris on single-panel enamelled landscape scenes with Jean-Louis Demarne and two such panels survive (dated 1806 and 1809) in the Museum at Sevres. Dihl exhibited again in London in 1817 and in 1819 with little success. 'Fine Arts. Perhaps a greater stride was never made towards the perfection of an Art, than the Exhibition of Paintings on Glass, now exhibiting in the Western Exchange in Old Bond-Street, representing natural scenerey with a new and unparalleled effect. It has cost the Inventor 25 years labour and the expenditure of a fortune' - Gentleman's Magazine, April 1819, p. 351; there is an extended quotation from Dihl's Catalogue in the issue for May 1819, p. 409.

Copy Notes Bound (7) in a collection of miscellaneous catalogues. Folded ALs tipped in at front addressed to Soane by C. Dihl / corner Leicester Place Leicester Square, and dated August 25 1816. ... Confiding in the Interest which a man of Science / naturally takes in all that concerns the progress of the / arts ..., Dihl sends Soane a catalogue of his exhibition of Glass Paintings just opened in Leicester Square. ... It is the Effect produced by the introduction / of elementary light to which I solicit your / attention, an effect decidedly new & extraordi / nary - even when compared with the most striking / efforts of Painters upon Glass. ...

Binding C19th black bubble-grained binder's cloth, gilt-lettered spine, numbered '82' in a series of sale catalogue volumes. (Previously numbered '50'.)

Reference Number 5325


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