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INQUIRY
. : İNTO THE
BEAUTIES OF PAINTING;

AND INTO THE
M E RI T S

OF THE MOST..

CELEBRATED PAINTERS,

ANCIENT and MODER N.

By DANIEL WEB B, Esq.
The SECOND EDITION.

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Philostratus in exord. Iconum,

LONDON,
Printed for Ri and J. DODSLEY, in Pall-mall.

MDCCLXI.

9

of thes 416, Regement.

THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY

2869594
ASTOR, LENOX AND
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Reverend Mr. SPENCE.

SIR, T HE most accurate observer

1 of the beauties of nature, must be the best judge of their imitations; and the same elegance of imagination which forms the painter, must enlighten the critic. It was natural for me, under this persuasion, to address my observations on Painting to the author of Crito,

How ingenious are men in coJouring their passions! thus have I heightened self-love into a love of justice: For, what could be more . . . . A 2 . ad

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