Letters from a Young Painter Abroad to his Friends in England.

(RUSSEL, James)

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Place Published: London
Publisher: Russel
Date Published: 1748

Description: 5 copperplates, one folding, woodcut decorations at chapter headings. 283pp. + 5pp. index, 8vo, neatly rebacked in brown leather, gilt-stamped raised bands, red leather spine label, original calf covers; (corners bumped, inner hinge repaired, flyleaf chipped at outer edge). London: W. Russel, 1748. Very good.

Comments: Russel was a British artist who traveled to Rome in 1740 and lived there until his death in 1763. While living in Rome, he served as a tour guide for wealthy Englishmen on their Grand Tour, his letters mentioning that this gave him easier access to paintings in private residences. He was one of the first Englishmen to recognize the importance of Herculaneum and its excavations. Later, Russel also became a broker for ancient art being sold to the English. Rare.

Edition: First Edition
Binding: hardcover
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 120979

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