|Author|| Cumberland, Richard, 1732 - 1811|
|Title||Anecdotes Of Eminent Painters In Spain, During the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries; With Cursory Remarks Upon The Present State Of Atts In That Kingdom By Richard Cumberland. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. (II.)|
|Imprint||London:: Printed For J. Walter, Charing-Cross., M.DCC.LXXXII.|
|Physical Description||2 vols. [in one]; 156 mm. (Octavo).|
|Physical Description Note||Vol. I: , 225,  p. - Vol. II: , 224,  p.|
|Content Format Note||Vol. I: [T.p.] - [Text] - Index [i.e. table of contents]. - Vol. II: [T.p.] - [Text] - Index [i.e. table of contents].|
|Summary Note||Cumberland had earlier written An Accurate and Descriptive Account of the Several Paintings in the King of Spain's Palace at Madrid (London, 1787). The present work includes a hostile criticism of Mengs; but this did not deter Cumberland from producing, anonymously, an English translation of Mengs's writings in 1796.|
Cumberland's was the first comprehensive survey of Spanish painting in the English language. In the nineteenth century it was superseded by Murray's A handbook for travellers in Spain (2 v., 1845), prepared by Richard Ford, and William Stirling's Annals of the artists of Spain (1848).
|Subject||Painters - Painters, Spanish - Painting - Spain - History - 16th century - 17th century - 18th century|
Art history - Art criticism - Biography - Anecdotes - Reference books - 18th century
|Reproductions||An electronic reproduction was published in 2003 (Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale). A microfilm version was published in 1997 (Woodbridge CT: Research Publications).|
On Cumberland see his own Memoirs (London, 1806).
|Binding Note||Two volumes bound in one. 18th-century calf; rebacked in 1990, red morocco spine-label lettered 'Eminent Painters - Cumberland'.|
|Provenance||The front paste-down carries a bookplate of the Royal Academy, which is inscribed in pencil, 'Presented by the Author (ack'd 14 June 1782 - CM 1, 329)'. Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.|
|Contributors|| Walter, John, 1803, publisher|
Cumberland, Richard, 1732 - 1811, previous owner, donor