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LONDON: PRINTED FOR THOMAS M'LEAN, 26, HAYMARKET.
HOWLETT AND BRIMMER, PRINTERS,
FRITH STREET, SOHO.
OF THE FIRST VOLUME.
Memoir of Sir Joshua REYNOLDS ... Page v.
The advantages proceeding from the Institution of a
Royal Academy.--Hints offered to the considera-
tion of the Professors and Visitors.--That ar
implicit obedience to the Rules of Art be exacted
from the young Students. That a premature
disposition to a masterly dexterity be repressed.
That diligence be constantly recommended, and
(that it may be effectual) directed to its proper
object · · · · · · · · · · · · 5
The Course and Order of Study.-The different
Stages of Art.-Much copying discountenanced.
-The Artist at all times, and in all places, should
be employed in laying up materials for the exercise
of his Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
The great leading principles of the Grand Style.-
Of Beauty .-The genuine habits of Nature to be
distinguished from those of Fashion ..... 41
General ideas the presiding principle which regulates
every part of Art, Invention, Expression, Colouring
and Drapery. Two distinct styles in History-
Painting, the Grand and the Ornamental.—The
schools in which each is to be found. The Com-
posite Style. The style formed on local customs
and habits, or a partial view of Nature ...63