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RICHARDSON, Jonathan (1665--1745)
The works of Jonathan Richardson. Containing I. The theory of painting. II. Essay on the art of criticism, (so far as it relates to painting). III. The science of a connoisseur. All corrected and prepared for the press by his son Mr. J. Richardson. A new edition, corrected, with the additions of An essay on the knowledge of prints, and cautions to collectors. Ornamented with portraits by Worlidge, &c., of the most eminent painters mentioned. Dedicated, ... to Sir Joshua Reynolds. The whole intended as a supplement to the Anecdotes of painters and engravers.
[London]: sold by T. and J. Egerton; J. Debrett; R. Faulder, and W. Miller; J. Cuthell; J. Barker; and E. Jeffery, 1792.
vi, [3], 6--287, [1] p., engr. frontis. port., [11] pl. ; 23.0 cm. (4º)

With the half title-page reading: 'Supplement To The Hon. Horace Walpole's Anecdotes of Painters and Engravers', and divisional title-pages to the three works. This edition of Richardson's Works exists in two states, one with with 'Printed at Strawberry-Hill' at the head of the Strawberry Hill title-page vignette and the imprint beginning 'B. White' (ESTC t52772); the other with the imprint as here and the title-page and dedication leaf as a cancel bifolium. Not in fact printed at Strawberry Hill. ESTC n25732; Hazen, p. 65.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the divisional title-page to 'The Theory of Painting' and the engraved portrait of Reynolds to face the dedication. With a pen and ink portrait of Jonathan Richardson, taken "From an Etching by Himself" by John Jackson, bound in to face the title-page. A pencil portrait of Mrs Soane (?) on the verso of the front free-endpaper, possibly also drawn by John Jackson who painted the posthumous portrait of Mrs Soane (1831) in the museum. Occasional pencil marginalia. Rear pastedown inscribed in pencil yr / £1.6-0.

Binding Late C18th mottled calf, gilt roll-tool borders, gilt-tooled spine, black spine-label.

Reference Number 3166


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