The Epochs Of Painting.
Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly.
A biographical and critical essay on painting and painters of all times and many places.
8vo. 8.75 x 5.75 inches. xv + [i] + 583 +  pp. Bound in half green morocco over marbled boards; spine with raised bands and gilt titles. Marble boards. All edges gilt. A little wear to extremities and some foxing of fly leaves and preliminaries; otherwise a very good clean copy. Name stamp on first free endpaper, with signature below. Illustrated by 41 plates, including frontispiece and by text vignettes. Essays on the history of painting until the end of the eighteenth century, which was used as a textbook for art school exams. At the end is a Table of the Contributions of some of the more eminent painters to the exhibitions of the Royal Academy. Ralph Nicholson Wornum (1812-77) was Keeper and Secretary of the National Gallery, 1855-77. The work was first published in book form in 1847 and enlarged in 1859.
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