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DU FRESNOY, Charles Alphonse (1611--1668)
[De arte graphica. English & Latin]
The art of painting: by C.A. Du Fresnoy: with remarks. Translated into English, with an original preface, containing a parallel between painting and poetry: by Mr. Dryden. As also a short account of the most eminent painters, both ancient and modern: by Richard Graham, Esq.
London: printed for Henry Lintot, 1750.
[16], lxvi, [4], 397, [7] p., engr. frontis. ; 17.7 cm. (8º)

Richard Graham's 'Short Account Of the most Eminent Painters ... Third edition' has a special dated title-page but continuous pagination and register; it was first published as a supplement to Dryden's translation of Du Fresnoy in 1695. This new edition is dedicated by his son, R. Graham to Richard, Earl of Burlington in gratitude for favours to his father. The French translation of Du Fresnoy by Roger de Piles, from which Dryden made his English translation, was corrected by Charles Jervas (1675?--1739), a portrait painter and translator of Don Quixote. Pope's poem 'To Mr. Jervas...' who painted his portrait, is included here. Horizontal chain lines. ESTC t122964.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 3s. 6d. on 9 June 1804. (Priv. Corr. XVII.E.1.4). Soane's library also contains a MS. translation in English by James Wright of the Middle Temple (1643--1713). This was bought from W. Boone for 3s. 6d. on 19 January 1822 (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.4.11) and half bound by him for 6s. 6d. on 11 February 1822 (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.4.8).

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled spine, red spine-label.

Reference Number 2144


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