Clergyman, schoolmaster and writer on aesthetics, William Gilpin (1724-1804) is best known for his works on the picturesque. In his Essay on Prints, published in 1768 and reissued in this series, he defined picturesque as 'a term expressive of that peculiar kind of beauty, which is agreeable in a picture'. First published in 1789, this two-volume work forms part of a series which records his reflections on the picturesque across British landscapes. It traces the journey he made in 1776, equipped with notebook and sketching materials, exploring the landscape of the Scottish Highlands via northern England, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Reproductions of his pen-and-wash drawings are included. The companion volumes of Gilpin's Observations on other parts of Britain are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. Volume 2 of the present work covers the journey from Loch Fyne to Keswick, taking in sites such as Loch Lomond and Dumbarton Rock.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)|
Table of Contents
21. Loch-Fyne; 22. Loch-Lomond; 23. View of the several islands of Loch-Lomond; 24. A reverie; 25. Dunbarton-rock and castle; 26. Dunglas-castle; 27. Account of the admirable Crichton; 28. Queensberry-house; 29. Grounds around Queensberry-house; 30. Linclouden college; 31. General remarks on Scotch landscape; 32. Poverty of Scotch landscape from want of objects; 33. General remarks on the mountains, rivers, and lakes of Scotland; 34. The cattle, and inhabitants of the highlands; 35. Improvements of taste in Scotland; 36. Cockbridge; 37. Tour round the lake of Keswick; 38. View from Lancaster-castle in a storm; 39. Country through Lancashire.