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Item ID Number: 1797;

Book Number 1797 
Author Charles Robert Leslie; Tom Taylor 
Title Life and Times of Sir Joshua Reynolds 
Date 1865 
Publisher John Murray 
Place of Publication London 
Volume Information Two volumes. 
Cover Contemporary full calf, expertly rebacked saving the original spine and boards, upper and lower boards with gilt-lined border, spine in five densely-gilt compartments of gilt-tooled bands, gilt lettering on two and four, board edges gilt-tooled, edges and endpapers marbled.  
Illustration With a total of 39 plates, including two frontis portraits of Joshua Reynolds (the first by Falconnet, the second a self-portrait). The plates are a mixture of steel and wood engravings.  
Size 8vo 
Condition An excellent set.  
Pagination P. Volume 1. frontis, title, printer’s imprint, iii-xvii, blank (2), plate, 1-532; Volume 2. frontis, title, printer’s imprint, iii- vii, blank (1), 646.  
Translation Info  
Notes Sir Joshua Reynolds was an English portrait painter and aesthetic critic who dominated English artistic life in the middle to late 18th century. Through his art and teaching, he attempted to lead British painting away from the indigenous anecdotal pictures of the early 18th century toward the formal rhetoric of the continental Grand Style. With the founding of the Royal Academy in 1768, Reynolds was elected its first president and knighted by King George III. He was also a close friend and associate of Samuel Johnson. 
Price (US$) 750  
Short Description Book Literature; Book Biography 
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