Lectures on Painting, delivered at the Royal Academy of Arts: with a letter on the proposal for a public memorial of the naval glory of Great Britain...To which are prefixed, a memoir by Mrs. Opie, and other accounts of Mr.Opie's Talents and Character. FORE-EDGE PAINTING, John Esq Opie.
Lectures on Painting, delivered at the Royal Academy of Arts: with a letter on the proposal for a public memorial of the naval glory of Great Britain...To which are prefixed, a memoir by Mrs. Opie, and other accounts of Mr.Opie's Talents and Character.
Lectures on Painting, delivered at the Royal Academy of Arts: with a letter on the proposal for a public memorial of the naval glory of Great Britain...To which are prefixed, a memoir by Mrs. Opie, and other accounts of Mr.Opie's Talents and Character.
Lectures on Painting, delivered at the Royal Academy of Arts: with a letter on the proposal for a public memorial of the naval glory of Great Britain...To which are prefixed, a memoir by Mrs. Opie, and other accounts of Mr.Opie's Talents and Character.

Lectures on Painting, delivered at the Royal Academy of Arts: with a letter on the proposal for a public memorial of the naval glory of Great Britain...To which are prefixed, a memoir by Mrs. Opie, and other accounts of Mr.Opie's Talents and Character.

London. Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1809.
Mezzotint frontispiece, one etching, eight two-color plates, vi+81+186 pp, 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches, gilt decorative embossed full leather binding (hardback). Staining to back cover, some marks to front cover, wear to head and tail of spine (repaired split to head), long tear to last two pages (of index), mottling to pages of some sections, light dampstaining to edges of last several pages. Fore edge painting in excellent condition. In slipcase. The two-color plates depict famous painters discussed in the text. The mezzotint is a self portrait of John Opie, engraved by S.W. Reynolds; the etching is from an oil self portrait by William Hogarth, etched by Samuel Ireland. The lovely fore-edge painting is of "The Death of Procris" after Piero di Cosimo. Item #40113

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