Record number 04/3301
Author Fuseli, Henry, R.A., 1741 - 1825
TitleLectures on painting, delivered at The Royal Academy with additional observations and notes by Henry Fuseli, P.P. ;
Edition2nd Ed.
ImprintLondon: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1820
Physical Descriptionxviii, 257 p.: ill.; 30 cm.
Physical Description NoteSecond copy lacking half-title page
The pages of the second copy have been cut down. It measures 28 cm.
Content Format NoteFrontis, t.p. - Introduction - First lecture: Ancient Art - Second lecture: Art of the Moderns - Third lecture: Invention, Part I - Fourth lecture: Invention, Part II - Fifth lecture: Composition, Expression - Sixth lecture - Chiaroscuro - tail-piece vignette.
Responsibility NoteThe frontispiece is a portrait of Fuseli engraved by R.W. Sievier after a miniature by Moses Haughton the younger. The title-page vignette is of ‘Silence’ engraved by John Burnet after Fuseli. The tail-piece [p. 257] `Fantasy portrait of Michelangelo before the Roman Coliseum’ re-engraved by Francis Engleheart for this second edition. (The version in the first edition (1801) was engraved by William Blake after Fuseli’s pen-and-ink preliminary sketch).
Name as Subject Fuseli, Henry, R.A., 1741 - 1825
Variant TitleLectures on painting [half-title page]
Contributors Sievier, R.W., 1794 - 1865, engraver
Haughton, Moses, the younger, 1773 - 1849, source artist
Burnet, John, 1784 - 1868, engraver
Engleheart, Francis, 1775 - 1849, engraver
Cadell and Davies (London). publisher
A. and R. Spottiswoode (London). printer
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