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DUFOUR, Alexander (fl. 1800)
Letter to the nobility and gentry composing the committee for raising the naval pillar, or monument, under the patronage of His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence; in answer to the letter of John Flaxman, sculptor, to the committee on that subject. By Alexander Dufour, architect.
London: printed for the author; and may likewise to had of Mr. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, 1800.
16 p. ; 25.5 cm. (4º)

A criticism of Flaxman for violating the anonymity of artists competing in 1799 for the erection of a column to commemorate recent naval victories by publishing a Letter under his own name (q.v.), and a reply to his objections to all forms of commemorative monuments apart from the colossal figure proposed by him. See Lynda Pratt, 'Naval Contemplation: Poetry, Patriotism and the Navy 1797--99', in Journal for Maritime Research, December 2000. BAL, Early printed books, no. 930; ESTC t99372.

Copy Notes Bound (3) in a collection of pamphlets, following Flaxman's Letter (q.v.).

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-rule spine, maroon spine-label lettered 'Pamphlets &c', later numbered '32' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 2143


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