DRYDEN’S 1695 TRANSLATION OF DU FRESNOY’S ART OF PAINTING
(DRYDEN, John) DU FRESNOY, Charles Alphonse. De Arte Graphica (The Art of Painting). ISSUED WITH: A Short Account of Painters. London, 1695. Two volumes in one.
First translation into English prose by Dryden of Du Fresnoy’s Latin poem on the practice of art, prefaced by Dryden’s famous Parallel of Poetry and Painting, with engraved allegorical frontispiece by Henry Cooke, issued together with Richard Graham’s biographical chronology of painters. $2200.