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Passavant, M.

TOUR OF A GERMAN ARTIST IN ENGLAND.

With notice of Private Galleries, and Remarks on the State of Art. London: Saunders and Otley 1836.
1st UK Ed. 2 vols. xx + [iv] + 334pp. + 323pp. + [i] plate list. Engraved port. frontiss., 3 engraved plates including 2 double-page and folding. Ex.-Eccles Hotel lib. with ink stamps to plates t.ps. and occasionally text, new e.ps., marbled edges, rebound in gilt lettered modern buckram. The German artist Johann David Passavant (1787-1861) visited Britain in 1831 in order to examine works by Raphael in private and public galleries for a book he was preparing. The British writer and art critic Elizabeth Rigby (later Lady Eastlake) produced a two-volume translation in 1836, believing that English readers would benefit from Passavant's descriptions of little-known collections in their own country, as well as from his practitioner's response to the works themselves. National Gallery, Holkham, Hampton Court, British Museum, Buckingham Palace ...
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