U.S.A. Law Book Co of Australasia, 1985. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. Item #1106508
1Full leather with gold titles and decorations on spines, 23 cm, 2 vols, with frontispiece portrait of the artist and folding genealogy at end of second volume. Hazlitt's name appears on spine. Marbled endpapers. James Northcote was a pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds and more successful at painting animals than higher forms of life which prompted Henry Fuseli to remark upon seeing Northcote's 'Angel opposing Balaam'- 'Northcote, you are an angel at an ass, but an ass at an angel. ' William Hazlitt assisted Northcote in his life of Titian. Very good copies. Some light foxing mainly in first few pages of both vols. Edges of spine slightly rubbed. An attractive set.
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