hardcover. Origin of the Art...The Skeleton - the Muscles of Man and Quadruped...Composition - Colour- Effect of the Societies on Taste - on Fresco - Elgin Marbles etc. 2 volumes, lithograph frontispiece portrait of Haydon, tissue guard, 2 folding anatomical plates, woodcut text illus., 8vo, blind stamped brown cloth, volume 1 neatly recased. London: Longman, Brown, Green, 1844. Very good copy with scattered foxing.
Very scarce book in beautiful condition with the small ownership signature of art historian Meyer Schapiro.