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ON

THE PICTURESQUE,

AS COMPARED WITH

THE SUBLIME AND THE BEAUTIFUL;

AND, ON

THE USE OF STUDYING PICTURES,

POR THE PURPOSE OF

IMPROVING REAL LANDSCAPE.

By UVEDALE PRICE, Esq.

QUAM MULTA VIDENT PICTORES IN UMBRIS, ET IN
EMINENTIA, QUÆ NQS NON VIDEMUS !

Cicero,

VOL. I.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. MAWMAN, 22, POULTRY.

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J. G. Barnard, Printer, Skiuper Street, London.

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As the general plan and intention of my first publication have been a good deal misunderstood, I wish to give a short account of them both.

The title itself might have shewn, that I aimed at something more than a mere book of gardening; some, however, have conceived that I ought to have begun by setting forth all my ideas of lawns, shrubberies, gravel-walks &c., and as my arrangement did not coincide with their notions of what it ought to have been, they seem to have concluded that I had no plan at all.

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I have in this Essay, undertaken to treat of two subjects, distinct, but intimately, connected; and which, as I conceive, throw a reciprocal light on each other. I have begun with that which is last mentioned in the title, as I thought some previous discussion with regard to pictures and picturesque scenery, would most naturally lead to a particular exainination of the character itself. In the first chapter," I have stated the général reásoris' ftri studying the works of eminent landscape painters, and the principles of their art, with a view to the to shew how little those works, or the principles they containi;' have been 'attended to, I have supposed the scenery in the landscape of a greať painter, "to be new modelled according to the taste of Mr. Brown. Having shewn this contrast between dressed scenery, and a picture of the most or

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