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Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723–1792

Delle arti del disegno : discorsi del cav. Giosuè Reynolds, presidente della R. accad. di Londra ec. / transportati dall' inglese nel toscano idioma.

Firenze [Florence] : [s.n.], 1778.
Physical Description:
xi, 240, [2] p. : port. ; 19 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
ND497 R4 A3516 1778
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
This copy belonged to Giuseppe Pelli, director of the Royal Art Gallery in Florence. Correspondence between Reynolds & Pelli is printed in Hilles, F.W. Letters of Sir Joshua Reynolds, p. 48-51, 242.
Bound in contemporary vellum.
First Italian translation of Reynolds' first seven discourses, by Giuseppe Baretti.
Edited by Luigi Siries.
Baretti's response to the publication of this book can be found in his privately printed pamphlet "Lettera scritta da Giuseppe Baretti a Luigi Siries a Firenze," in which he criticizes Siries for not mentioning his name in the publication and for altering the text.--cf. Hilles, F.W. Literary career of Sir Joshua Reynolds, p. 51-59.
Portrait of Reynolds by Carlo Faucci; after Franco Corsi.
Head- and tail-pieces.
Subject Terms:
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1778.
Pelli Bencivenni, Giuseppe, 1729-1808 -- Bookplate.
Woodcut -- Specimens -- 1778.
Baretti, Giuseppe Marco Antonio, 1719-1789.
Siries, Luigi.

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