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(Wilson). Wright, T.

SOME ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE OF RICHARD WILSON, ESQ.

With Testimonies to His Genius and Memory, and Remarks on His Landscapes. To Which are Added, Various Observations Respecting the Pleasure and Advantages to be Derived from the Study of Nature and the Fine Arts. Artists Benevolent Fund ... Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1824.
1st Ed. 4to. xii + 275pp. Engraved port. frontis., (browned offset to title page). Some light browning, Armorial bookplate and the pencil signature and notations of R. Steward, contemporary half calf with marbled e.ps., rubbed with some surface loss, upper hinge sl. cracked. Only about half of this book is devoted to Wilson. The rest retails Wright's views on the appreciation of art - under such varied heads as 'Perfection in colouring difficult of attainment. The English School superior to every other'; 'Necessity of caution in sketching in a foreign country'; the different methods of English and French students; the study of Nature and Landscape Painting highly conducive to tranquillity of mind; the 'Amusement experienced while studying in the public Picture-Galleries abroad'.
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