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De arte graphica = The art of painting: PB 7-2005

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Current Location: In storage


De arte graphica = The art of painting


Author: Du Fresnoy, Charles Alphonse
Contributor: Dryden, John
Contributor: Graham, Richard
Gribelin, Simon
Cooke, Henry
Publisher: Rogers, W. (publisher)
Printer: Heptinsall, J.



By C. A. Du Fresnoy, with remarks ; translated into English, together with an original preface containing a parallel betwixt painting and poetry by Mr. Dryden. As also A short account of the most eminent painters, both ancient and modern, continu'd down to the present times, according to the order of their succession / by another hand.

Added engraved title page designed by Henry Cooke and engraved by Simon Gribelin.
Includes the original poem in Latin, with title: De arte graphica liber.
"A short account of the most eminent painters" ... [by R. Graham] has special t.p.
Rendered into English from the French translation by R. de Piles.

London : Printed by J. Heptinstall for W. Rogers at the Sun against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet, 1695

[4], lxxiv, 355, [1] p. ; 22 cm. (4to)

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2005-02) by Ars Artis


Production date: AD 1695


Verso of title-page with armorial bookplate of 'Bibliotheca Chichleio-Codringtoniana' [library of All Souls College, Oxford]. Bound in blue cloth (modern).

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Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 7-2005
Primary reference Number: 118663
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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