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Walpole, Horace, 1717–1797

Anecdotes of painting in England : with some account of the principal artists, and incidental notes on other arts, collected by the late Mr. George Vertue / and now digested and published from his original mss. by Mr. Horace Walpole.

The 2d ed.
[Twickenham] : Printed by Thomas Kirgate at Strawberry-Hill, 1765-1771 [i.e. 1765-1780]
Physical Description:
5 v. : ports. ; 45 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A N 82
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Related Content:
View the catalog record for Marshal's St. George and the dragon.
View the catalog record for Marshal's Head of an old woman.
View the catalog record for Walpole's A catalogue of engravers.
Dedication signed: Horace Walpole.
With an unpaginated appendix, and index, at the end of each volume.
Vol. 3 bears the imprint: "Strawberry-Hill: printed in the year 1765".
Vol. 4 bears the imprint: "Strawberry-Hill: printed by Thomas Kirgate, 1771"; it has no edition statement, but is numbered "Volume the Fourth and last"; the Advertisement to the reader is dated on p. x: October 1, 1780.
A continuation was issued as: A catalogue of engravers.
Selected exhibitions: "Paul Mellon's Legacy: A Passion for British Art" (Yale Center for British Art, 18 April-29 July, 2007).
Hazen, A.T. Bibliography of the Strawberry Hill Press, p. 63
English short title catalogue, T63190
BAC: British Art Center copy imperfect: lacks some plates. Extra-illustrated by Sir James Winter Lake. Walpole's text has been trimmed and inlaid to size onto larger sheets of paper in order to accommodate the addition of numerous illustrations of different sizes on the interleaved blank pages. Most of the approximately 150 extra-illustrations are engravings. Volume 3 includes two watercolor drawings by Alexander Marshal: St. George and the dragon (a copy of a painting by Raphael); and Head of an old woman. Volume 5 (A catalogue of engravers, 1765; Folio A N 83) and the two watercolors by Marshal are also cataloged separately.
Subject Terms:
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1765-1780.
Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird, Baron, 1780-1826 -- Bookplate.
Kirgate, Thomas, 1734-1810 -- Printer.
Painters -- England.
Painting -- England -- History.
Extra-illustrated copies (Provenance)
Vertue, George, 1684-1756.
Kirgate, Thomas, 1734-1810, printer.
Lake, James Winter, d. 1807.
Strawberry Hill Press (Twickenham, London, England), publisher.

Paul Mellon's Legacy : A Passion for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 2007-04-18 - 2007-07-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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