El Museo Pictórico y Escuela Óptica.

Palomino de Castro y Velasco (Antonio)

El Museo Pictórico y Escuela Óptica.

Teórica de la pintura, en que se describe su origen, esencia, especies y qualidades ... y se prueban con demonstraciones ... Tomo primero [- tercero, entitled El Paranaso Español ...]

Description: 3 vols. bound in 2 (though vol. iii has a separate title-page (dated 1796) its pagination is continuous with vol. ii, 2 engraved allegorical additional titles to vols. i & ii (dated 1715 and 1725, thus from the first edition), and 17 folding plates of classical architectural orders, perspective, and artistic anatomy, including 2 reversed full-length Vesalian figures, a little damp-staining to plates at end of vol. i, some occasional spotting, browning, or offsetting, pp. xvi, 396; [ii], viii, 343, [1]; [345]-755, [1], folio, contemporary Spanish tree calf, spines gilt, contrasting lettering pieces, green edges (faded mostly), corners a bit worn, slight damp-stains to top of upper boards of vol. i, contemporary engraved armorial bookplate of John Waldie, of Hendersyde Park, Kelso, in both vols., very good

Publication Details: Madrid: Sancha, 1795-97

Notes: The second (preferred) edition of the 'Spanish Vasari'. First published in 1715-1754 and here edited and enlarged by Sancha, this is the most important 18th-century Spanish book in its field, collecting lives of the Spanish painters, and theoretical treatises, the former of importance, the latter less read today. This is a very good copy of a work which notoriously suffers from condition problems. John Waldie, of Hendersyde Park, Kelso (1781-1862),was known as a 'wandering dilettante', or possibly 'less of a virtuoso, and more of a "character"'. He was the son of George Waldie, who in the earl...more

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Price: £1,750

Subject: Art & Architecture

Published Date: 1795-97

Stock Number: 65597

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