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Fuseli, Henry
Lectures on Painting, delivered at the Royal Academy March 1801
for J. Johnson, London, 1801. First edition. Engraved oval title vignette by Francis Legat, and engraved tail-piece by William Blake (portrait of Michelangelo), both after Fuseli. [6], 151pp. 3 parts in one volume, including those sections on Ancient art, Art of the Moderns, and Invention. 4to. Blake's Michaelangelo. Important art historical treatise by Henry Fuseli, published by his friend and influential London bookseller Joseph Johnson (1738-1809). Fuseli, Swiss-born painter, draughtsman, and writer on art, had lived most of his life in England where he was one of the preeminent figures of the Romantic Movement. In March of 1801, Fuseli delivered his first of three lectures at the Royal Academy in London, entitled Lectures on Painting. The discourse was well received, both by the public and the Academy, and the Lectures were published shortly afterwards. An additional second series from Fuseli appeared posthumously, in 1830. Fuseli's Lectures, which put him at the forefront of those who pioneered art, followed the traditional juxtaposition between the history of ancient and "modern" art, without giving a view into his inner thoughts. A fine well-preserved copy Caroline Lucy Douglas Scott (1784-1857) was a British novelist whose first novel was A Marriage in High Life (1828). Bentley, G.E. Blake books 459; Keynes, G. Bibl. of Blake 122 Quarter contemporary blue morocco and speckled boards, with the initials of the owner Caroline Lucy Douglas on upper cover in a very unusual placement. Sir Michael Sadler's copy with his booklabel and the signature of Caroline Lucy Douglas … [Click Below for Full Description]
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