The Literary Works Of Sir Joshua Reynolds,.
Bound in presentation full red morocco, front boards with gilt borders and block enclosing inscription, Science and Art Department Queen's Prize for Art, repeated in blind stamping on rear board; spines in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine set. Sheffield Sch. of Art Queen's Prize certificates to Lydia H. Habershon for success in the National Art Competition 1877, on front pastedowns.
George Bell, and Sons, York Street, Covent Garden.,
1876 (Vol. II 1874).
First president of the royal academy. to which is prefixed a memoir of the author; with remarks on his professional character, illustrative of his principles and practice. by henry william beechy. in two volumes. new and improved edition.
TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. 4.75 x 7.25 inches. Vol. I, viii + 463 pp.; Vol. II, [iv] + 495 +  pp.
Illustrated by portrait frontispiece (Vol. I).
This standard collection of the literary works of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-92), edited by Henry William Beechy (1788/89-1862), explorer and painter, was first published by Cadell in 1835 and again by Bohn in 1852. Volume I contains a Memoir of Reynolds and his Discourses, I - VIII. Volume II concludes with Discourses IX - XV. The latter includes the Journey to Flanders and Holland, The Art of Painting, By C. A. Du Fresnoy (1611-65) and the Chronological List of Painters, compiled by Thomas Gray (1716-71). This handsomely bound set was awarded to Lydia Harmar Habershon (1854-1940), who was born in Rotherham and attended the Sheffield School of Art. The Science and Art Department used the title as a standard Queen's Prize in the National Art Competition in this period.
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