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Leonardo Da Vinci


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Leonardo Da Vinci : [Painting]

At breakfast, my parcel of books from Eaton came up the road. Fresh from the carrier. Unpacked it eagerly, & read the title pages of Barnes?s Euripides, Marcus Antoninus, Callimachus, the Anthologia, Epictetus, Isocrates, & Da Vinci?s Painting. The last I had sent for, for Eliza Cliffe, but the externals are so shabby that I have a mind to send it back again. Finished my dream about Udolpho; - & began Destiny, a novel by the author of the Inheritance [Susan Ferrier] which Miss Peyton lent me. I liked the Inheritance so much that my desires respecting this book were ?all alive?. I forgot to say that I don?t like the conclusion of the Mysteries. It is ?long drawn out? & not ?in linked sweetness?. Read some of the Alcestis. Mr. Boyd wishes me to read it; & I wished so too.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Barrett      Print: Book


Leonardo Da Vinci : A Treatise of Painting

[Marginalia]: pp.31-61 are heavily annotated - the only clue to the identity of the annotator is in the ink - it is the colour used by Will. Baillie (see section 1.5). The annotations are in the form of underlinings and marginalia. The marginalia involve detailed comments on the text and and make references to ideas of Sir Joshua Reynolds, therefore dating the comments later in the eighteenth century than the publication date of the book.

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Will Baillie      Print: Book


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