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Dufresnoy, Charles-Alphonse, 1611–1668

The art of painting / of Charles Alphonse Du Fresnoy ; translated into English verse by William Mason ; with annotations by Sir Joshua Reynolds.

Additional Title(s):

Half title: Charles Alphonse Du Fresnoy's Art of painting translated into English verse

De arte graphica. English & Latin

Dublin : Printed for Messrs. Whitestone, Wilson, Moncrieffe, Walker, Jenkin, White, Byrne and Cash, 1783.
Physical Description:
[2], xxi, [3], 221, [1] p. ; 18 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
ND1130 .D813 1783b
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Parallel text of Latin poem and English verse translation.
Half title; divisional title pages.
English short title catalogue, T64461
Subject Terms:
Painters -- Biography -- Early works to 1800.
Painting -- Early works to 1800.
Painting -- Poetry -- Early works to 1800.
Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792.
Mason, William, 1725-1797.
Dryden, John, 1631-1700.
Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744.
Jervas, Charles, approximately 1675-1739/
Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771.
Whitestone, William, -1792, publisher.
Wilson, William, active 1769-1801, publisher.
Moncrieff, Richard, -1798, publisher.
Walker, Thomas, active 1770-1805, publisher.
White, Luke, bookseller, publisher.
Byrne, Patrick, 1741?-1814, publisher.
Cash, John, publisher.

  • Epistle to Sir Joshua Reynolds / by William Mason
  • Preface / by William Mason
  • The life of Mons. Du Fresnoy
  • The art of painting with the original text subjoined
  • Notes on the Art of painting / by William Mason and Sir Joshua Reynolds
  • A table of the rules contained in the foregoing poem --Appendix: The sentiments of Charles Alphonse Du Fresnoy, on the works of the principal and best painters of the two last ages / by John Dryden
  • The preface of Mr. Dryden to his translation, containing a parallel between poetry and painting
  • Epistle of Mr. Pope to Mr. Jervas
  • A chronological list of painters from the revival of the art to the beginning of the present century / by Thomas Gray.

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