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The Life of Sir Joshua Reynolds, LL.D., F.R.S., F.S.A., Etc., Late President of the Royal Academy: Volume 2: Comprising Original Anecdotes of Many Dis

James Northcote

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Paperback. 378 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.4in. x 1.0in.A fellow Devonian, James Northcote (1746-1831) was an admirer and pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds, whose two-volume biography he published in 1813-15. Reissued here is the revised and augmented second edition of 1818. Northcote is self-deprecating as to his fitness for the task, but claims that a worthy biography of a great artist can be written only by another artist, and his close personal knowledge of his subject and the circle in which Reynolds moved gives him insights, as well as providing anecdotes, which would not be available to a more professional author. Volume 2 covers the remainder of Reynolds life, including a description of his elaborate funeral and various assessments of his work, as well as details of the sale of his paintings, and a short account of the life of William Gandy, an obscure seventeenth-century painter whom Reynolds greatly admired. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108069076

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Title: The Life of Sir Joshua Reynolds, LL.D., ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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A fellow Devonian, James Northcote (1746-1831) was an admirer and pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds, whose two-volume biography he published in 1813-15. Reissued here is the 'revised and augmented' second edition of 1818. Northcote is self-deprecating as to his fitness for the task, but claims that a worthy biography of a great artist can be written only by another artist, and his close personal knowledge of his subject and the circle in which Reynolds moved gives him insights, as well as providing anecdotes, which would not be available to a more 'professional' author. Volume 2 covers the remainder of Reynolds' life, including a description of his elaborate funeral and various assessments of his work, as well as details of the sale of his paintings, and a short account of the life of William Gandy, an obscure seventeenth-century painter whom Reynolds greatly admired.

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Sir Joshua Reynolds' pupil James Northcote published a two-volume biography of the artist and president of the Royal Society in 1813-15: this reissue is of the 1818 second edition. Volume 2 covers Reynolds' later life, including a description of his elaborate funeral and various assessments of his work.

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