Record number 05/3630
Author Orford, Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of, 1717 - 1797
TitleAnecdotes Of Painting in England. By Horace Walpole. Reprint Of The Edition Of 1786.
ImprintLondon:: Alexander Murray, 30, Queen Square, W.C., 1871.
Physical Descriptionviii, 532 p.; 187 mm. (Octavo.)
Content Format Note[Half-t., t.p.] - Contents; Notes By Lowndes As To This Work - Brief Memoir Of The Author - [Text] - Index Of The Names Of Artists.
Summary NoteWalpole had already published his catalogue of his father's collection of paintings when he acquired George Vertue's notes in 1758, which he edited, supplemented and began to print on his own press in 1762. The Anecdotes remain a useful source-compendium for the history of art in Britain.
Responsibility NoteThe printer is named on the title-page verso: 'Butler & Tanner, The Selwood Printing Works, Frome, and London.'
SubjectPainters, British - Painters, European - Artists - Painting - Portraits - Great Britain - History
Art history - Biography - Anecdotes - Reference books - Great Britain - 18th century - 19th century
Binding Note19th-century red cloth-covered boards, upper and lower covers decorated in-blind and blind-stamped 'Murray's Reprint'; spine lettered, 'Anecdotes Of Painting. Walpole.' and 'London Alex. Murray & Son'.
Contributors Vertue, George, 1684 - 1756
Murray, Alexander, fl. ca. 1871?, publisher
Alexander Murray. publisher
Butler and Tanner. printer
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