Record number 05/2353
Author Haydon, Benjamin Robert, 1786 - 1846
TitleLectures On Painting And Design: Origin Of The Art - Anatomy The Basis Of Drawing - The Skeleton - The Muscles Of Man And Quadruped - Standard Figures - Composition - Colour - Ancients And Moderns - Invention. By B.R. Haydon, Historical Painter. With Designs Drawn By Himself On The Wood, And Engraved By Edward Evans.
ImprintLondon:: Longman, Brown, Green, And Longmans, Paternoster-Row., 1844. (-1846.)
Physical Description2 vols.; 223 mm. (Octavo.)
Physical Description NoteVol. I: xii, 331, [1] p., pl. A, B. (both fold.): illus. - Vol. II: xvi, 295, [1] p., frontis. (port.)., [2] pl. (one fold.).
Content Format NoteVol. I: [Half-t., pl., t.p., dedic.] - Preface - Contents - Errata [slip] - [Text, Lectures I-VII, with illus.]. - Vol. II: [Half-t., front., t.p., dedic.] - Preface - Contents - Errata [slip] - [Text, Lectures VIII-XIV with pl., Appendix].
Summary NoteThe title of Volume II reads, 'Lectures On Painting And Design: Fuzeli - Wilkie - Effect Of The Societies On Taste - A Competent Tribunal - On Fresco - Elgin Marbles - Beauty. By B.R. Haydon ...'.

From 1835 Haydon delivered a series of lectures in London (Mechanics' Institute), Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester and Leicester.

In Volume I the folding plates A and B are captioned and show skeletons, of a 'Man in his natural position; standing on his feet, - (heel and toe)' and of a 'Quadruped placed on his heel and toes, like a human being'. The in-text illustrations show bones and muscles. In Volume II the frontispiece is a portrait of Haydon; the first, folding, plate shows a foot by Wilkie; the second plate is a portrait of 'David Wilkie arguing with some apprehension he will get the worst of it'.
Responsibility NoteIn Volume I the folding plates A and B are signed as 'Drawn by a pupil under direction' and etched by W. Bromley. In-text illustrations are unsigned. In Volume II the frontispiece portrait of Haydon is signed as 'From a Bust by Park' and 'C.B. Leighton, Litho. 6, Percy St., Rathbone Pl.' The first, folding, plate is unsigned but captioned 'From the Original Drawing given me by Wilkie'; the second plate (portrait of Wilkie) is signed as 'Sketched by B.R. Haydon. C.B. Leighton, Litho.'

The printer of Volume I is named on the title-page verso, 'London: Printed By Manning And Mason, Ivy-Lane, St. Paul's'; that of Volume II, on the half-title verso, 'London: Printed By Wilson And Ogilvy, 57, Skinner Street, Snowhill'.

The volumes are dedicated by the author to William Wordsworth (Volume I) and the Duke of Sutherland (Volume II).
SubjectArt - Painting - Theory - Techniques - Anatomy - Sculpture - Painters - Europe - Great Britain - History
Lectures - Art criticism - Great Britain - 19th century
Name as Subject Fuseli, Henry, R.A., 1741 - 1825
Wilkie, David, R.A., 1785 - 1841
ReferencesE. George, The life and death of Benjamin Robert Haydon (1967); A.N.L. Munby, 'The bibliophile: B.R. Haydon's anatomy book', in Apollo, 26 (1937 December), p.345-47.
Copy NoteVolume I has some marginal notes in pencil, in an unknown hand.
Binding Note19th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; gilt-decorated spines, red and black morocco spine-labeles lettered 'Haydon's Lectures On Painting Etc.Vol. I. (II.)'.
Contributors Haydon, Benjamin Robert, 1786 - 1846, draughtsman, source artist
Evans, Edward, fl. ca. 1844?, engraver
Wordsworth, William, 1770 - 1850, dedicatee
Sutherland, George Granville Sutherland-Leverson-Gower, 2nd Duke of, 1786 - 1861, dedicatee
Manning, Samuel, fl. 1830-1847, printer
Mason, Matthew, fl. 1838-1877, printer
Bromley, William, A.R.A., 1769 - 1842, engraver
Wilkie, David, R.A., 1785 - 1841, source artist
Leighton, Charles Blair, 1823 - 1855, lithographer
Park, Patric, 1811 - 1855, source artist
Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans. publisher
Manning and Mason (London). printer
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