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Record 1540

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
William Wordsworth to B. R. Haydon, 21 December 1815: 'Have you read the works of the Abbe [Johann Joachim] Winkelman on the study of the Antique, in Painting and Sculpture ... His Works are unknown to me, except a short treatise entitled Reflections concerning the imitation of the Grecian Artists in Painting and Sculpture, in a series of Letters. A translation of this is all I have read having met with it the other day upon a Stal[l] at Penrith ... This Book of mine was printed at Glasgow 1766.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Dec 1815 and 21 Dec 1815
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: Penrith
other location: bookstall
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:William Wordsworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 7 Apr 1770
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Johann Joachim Winkelman
Title: Reflections concerning the imitation of the Grecian Artists in Painting and Sculpture, in a series of Letters'
Genre: Classics, Essays / Criticism, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In translation; Glasgow, 1766
Provenance: read in situ

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1540  
Source - Print  
  Author: William and Dorothy Wordsworth
  Editor: Ernest De Selincourt
  Title: The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 2
  Page: 258
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years (Oxford, 1970), 2, p. 258, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1540, accessed: 17 November 2019

Additional comments:

Unclear whether Wordsworth bought book as well as looking at it.

 

 

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