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2173. PILKINGTON, The Gentleman and Connoisseur’s Dictionnary of Painters, London 1770, in 4.
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The gentleman's and connoisseur's Dictionary of painters containing a complete collection, and account, of the most distinguished artists, who have flourished in the art of painting, at Rome, Venice, Naples, Florence, and other Cities of Italy, in Holland, Flanders, England, Germany, or France, from the Year 1250, when the art of painting was revived by Cimabue, to the Year 1767, including above five hundred years, and the number of Artists amounting to near one thousand four hundred : extracted from the most authentic writers who have treated on the subject of painting, in Latin, Italian, Spanish, English, French, and Low Dutch : to which are added, two catalogues, the one, a catalogue of the Disciples of the most famous Masters, of the different schools, the other, a catalogue of those painters, who imitated the works of the eminent Masters so exactly, as to have their copies frequently mistaken for Originals : the whole being digested in a more easy and instructive method, than hath hitherto appeared and calculated for general entertainment and instruction, as well as for the particular use of the admirers and professors of the art of painting / by the Rev. M. Pilkington ...

Other title(s):
Dictionary of painters
Author:
Pilkington, Matthew, 1701-1784
Imprint:
London : Printed for T. Cadell, (Successor to Mr. Millar) in the Strand, 1770.
Language:
English
Cicognara number:
2173
Subject:
Painters—Dictionaries—Early works to 1800
Description:
xxxiv, 723 p.
DCL number:
dcl:vbs