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The Literary Career of Sir Joshua Reynolds

Hilles, Frederick Whiley

Published by Archon Books, Hamdon, CT, 1967
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Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xx, 318 pp, list and discription of the two illustrations, preface, introduction, I. Education; II. At the Feet of His Oracle; III. Debut; IV. Recognition Abroad; V. Critic of Art; VI. Critic of Literature; VII. The Library of a Painter; VIII. The Making of the Discourses; IX. Johnsoniana; X. Age and Infrimities; Appendix: I. Sir Joshua's Reading Notes; II. The Discourses in Embryo; IV. Bibliography of Sir Joshua's Writings; index. Reprinted, 1967. "The object of this study is to present but a single phase of Sir Joshua's life -- a phase which though not the most important, nevertheless merits our attention. Joshua as he appears in these pages is seen in his off-hours, out of his studio. He is the man, rather than the artist. Although passionately devoted to his profession as a painter, he repeatedly indicated his contempt for the man who was a painter and nothing more. When he was out of his studio, he associated not with painters but with men of letters. His closest friends were those whose careers were literary, and in their society he was filled with a desire to emulate them. As a result he is said to haave left at his death at least two thousand manuscript pages -- essays for periodicals, criticism on art for his Discourses, notes on Shakespeare for his friends Johnson, Malone, or Steevens. By profession a painter, his ambition, particularly near the end of his life, was to be considered an equally proficient writer. It would have given him no little satisfaction to have been told that in the course of the century and a half immediately following his death, his Discourses wer to be reprinted on an average of once every three years; would have pleased to know that almost as much space is accorded him in the Oxford Book of English Prose as to his contemporaries who devoted their lives to writing." from the Preface. Not Price Clipped. Lightly faded backgound spine dj; lettering bright and bold, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 004049

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Title: The Literary Career of Sir Joshua Reynolds

Publisher: Archon Books, Hamdon, CT

Publication Date: 1967

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: Reprint

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