The Art of Painting
The Art of Painting


The Art of Painting

DU FRESNOY, Charles Alphonse; GRAHAM, Richard; DE PILES, Roger; DRYDEN, John; POPE, Alexander

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Texts of du Fresnoy's Latin poem, 'De arte graphica', and Dryden's prose translation, modified by Charles Jervas. 'To Mr. Jervas, with Frensoy's [sic] Art of painting', in verse, is by Alexander Pope. 'Observations on The Art of painting', pp.81-221, is by John Dryden. 'A short account of the most eminent painters both ancient and modern' by Richard Graham, pp.[241]-[404], has a special title-page. Charles Alphonse du Fresnoy was a French painter who is best known for this poetical work. There were two English translations of the book, this being the earlier version.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: William Taylor
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Date Published: 1716
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Fair
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    lxviii, 397 p. + 5 p. index.18 cm. Frontispiece. Full leather. Spine chipped at bottom, worn elsewhere. Covers stained with bottom front corner torn away. Front cover and frontspiece detached and rear hinge cracked. Owner's signature on title page. Pages clean and neat.

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