London, Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies: 1808
Seller ID: 37349
Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket
aquatint; 362 pages; William Gilpin (4 June 1724 – 5 April 1804) was an English artist, Anglican cleric, schoolmaster and author, best known as one of the originators of the idea of the picturesque. Width: 5.75" Height: 9". "Picturesque" is an aesthetic ideal introduced into English cultural debate in 1782 by William Gilpin in "Observations on the River Wye, and Several Parts of South Wales, etc. Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty; made in the Summer of the Year 1770," a practical book which instructed England’s leisured travelers to examine “the face of a cou... View More...