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PILKINGTON (Rev.M.) 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 the, 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; for the Use of those, who desire to obtain a critical Knowledge of the different Hands, and Manners, of the different Schools. - The other a Catalogue of thos Painters, who imitated the Works of eminent Masters so exactly, as to have their Copies frequently mistaken for Original. The Whole Being digested in a more easy and instructive Method, than hath hitherto appeared; and calculated for the general Entertainment and Instruction, as well as for the particular Use of the Admirers and Pofessors of the Art of Painting, T. Cadell, 1770
xxxiv + 723pp. + errata leaf, 4to, full contemporary calf spine decorated in gilt in compartments, upper joint cracked,

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