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PILKINGTON, Matthew (1700?--1784)
[Gentleman's and connoisseur's dictionary of painters. 1798]
The gentleman's and connoisseur's dictionary of painters. Containing a complete collection, and account, of the most distinguished artists, who have flourished in the art of painting, ... To which are added, two catalogues; the one, a catalogue of the disciples of the most famous masters; ... The other, a catalogue of those painters, who imitated the works of the eminent masters so exactly, as to have their copies frequently mistaken for originals. ... By the Rev. M. Pilkington, A.M. ... A new edition. To which is added, a supplement: containing anecdotes of the latest and most celebrated artists, by Lord Orford; also, remarks on the present state of the art of painting, by James Barry, Esq. R.A. ...
London: printed by W. and C. Spilsbury, for J. Walker, and G. G. and J. Robinson, 1798.
ix, xxiii, [1], 840 [i.e. 830] p. ; 29.0 cm. (4º)

First published in 1770 (q.v.). With a dedication to the president and council of the Royal Academy dated 'Dublin, Dec. 2, 1796'. Page 291 misnumbered 591; pp. 439--830 misnumbered 449--840. ESTC t135976.

Binding C19th diced russia, gilt thick-thin ruled and roll-tooled borders, gilt-tooled spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Bound by Edward Lawrence for 18s. in 1802. (Archive 16/12/11).

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