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Record Number: 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

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/RED/record_details.php?id=1540, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

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

   
   
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