Publisher: London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1820.
Edition: First edition.
Condition: Edges slightly rubbed; fine copy.
Book ID: 21913
Description8vo, contemporary polished calf, black leather label, gilt rules, decorations and lettering. Frontis portrait and folding plate.
CommentsA scholarly treatise on the French painter Nicholas Poussin (1595-1665) by well educated, well traveled and captivating Maria Graham (1785-1842), later Lady Callcott. Her Memoirs of Poussin is pioneering work of its kind in English. "It was the first monograph in English on this artist . . . a comprehensive consideration of his work, which carefully identifies the geographical locations, patrons, originals, and copies of his paintings" - DNB. And it includes "Two Dialogues by Fenelon. Descriptive of Two of Poussin's Pictures," almost certainly translated by Graham.