Record number 06/2641
Author Haydon, Benjamin Robert, 1786 - 1846
TitlePainting, And The Fine Arts: Being The Articles Under Those Heads Contributed To The Seventh Edition Of The Encyclopædia Britannica, By B.R. Haydon, Esq And William Hazlitt, Esq.
ImprintEdinburgh:: Adam And Charles Black, North Bridge, Booksellers To Her Majesty., MDCCCXXXVIII.
Physical Description[4], 227, [1] p.; 200 mm. (Duodecimo.)
Content Format Note[T.p.] - [Text] - [Colophon].
Summary NoteThese two articles first appeared in the 1824 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Hazlitt's article, 'The Fine Arts', is largely an attack on Sir Joshua Reynolds's concept of the Ideal as set out in his Discourses: Hazlitt's theory is that Art is first and last the imitation of Nature.
Responsibility NoteThe printer is named on the title page verso and in the colophon: 'Edinburgh: Printed by Balfour and Jack.'
SubjectArt - Arts - Fine arts - Painting - History
Art history - Art criticism - Essays - Great Britain - 19th century
Name as Subject Reynolds, Joshua, P.R.A., 1723 - 1792
ReferencesS. Jones, Hazlitt (1989); J. Barrell, The political theory of painting from Reynolds to Hazlitt (1986).
Binding Note19th-century brown cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Painting'.
Variant TitleEncyclopaedia Britannica
Contributors Hazlitt, William, 1778 - 1830
Black, Adam, 1784 - 1874, publisher
Black, Charles, 1854, publisher
Balfour, Andrew, fl. 1809 - 1843?, printer
Jack, Andrew, fl. 1819 - 1863?, printer
A & C Black. publisher
Balfour and Jack (Edinburgh). printer
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