1798 1ed Observations West England STONEHENGE Illustrated Castles Wight Gilpin

GILPIN, William

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“On the Western Tour, he seized his impressions with far greater delicacy than heretofore. The sketches, which cannot have taken more than a few minutes to execute, have about them a lyrical quality; some shimmer with air and sunlight, others have a Japanese flavour, as pen and brush run riot to provide a contrasting foreground, in others again, the brush alone, by washes, lines and squiggles and dots, provides and adequate and satisfying statement.”

 

William Gilpin was an English artist, Anglican cleric, schoolmaster and author. He was most notable as one of the originators of the concept of the picturesque, a set of rules for depicting nature. This notion would be expounded upon and expanded by other contemporary philosophers.

 

A first edition of “Observations on the Western Parts of England”. This edition has 18 engraved plates within featuring some of the most important landmarks in Great Britain including Stonehenge!

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1798 1ed Observations West England STONEHENGE Illustrated Castles Wight Gilpin

 

“On the Western Tour, he seized his impressions with far greater delicacy than heretofore. The sketches, which cannot have taken more than a few minutes to execute, have about them a lyrical quality; some shimmer with air and sunlight, others have a Japanese flavour, as pen and brush run riot to provide a contrasting foreground, in others again, the brush alone, by washes, lines and squiggles and dots, provides and adequate and satisfying statement.”

 

William Gilpin was an English artist, Anglican cleric, schoolmaster and author. He was most notable as one of the originators of the concept of the picturesque, a set of rules for depicting nature. This notion would be expounded upon and expanded by other contemporary philosophers.

 

A first edition of “Observations on the Western Parts of England”. This edition has 18 engraved plates within featuring some of the most important landmarks in Great Britain including Stonehenge!

         

Item number: #1935

Price: $499

 

GILPIN, William

 

Observations on the western parts of England : relative chiefly to picturesque beauty : to which are added, a few remarks on the picturesque beauties of the Isle of Wight. by William Gilpin, M.A., prebendary of Salisbury, and vicar of Boldre in New Forest, near Lymington

 

London : Printed for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1798. First Edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [xvi], 359, [1]
    • 18 plates
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~9in X 5.75in (23cm x 15cm)

 

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1935

Categories

Natural History

European History

Authors

GILPIN, William

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete