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Gilpin, William 1724-1804

Overview
Works: 426 works in 1,931 publications in 6 languages and 18,801 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Records and correspondence  Commentaries  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Fiction  Sermons  Catechisms  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Composer, Dubious author, Illustrator
Classifications: DA620, 928.2
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A dialogue upon the gardens of the right honourable the Lord Viscount Cobham at Stow in Buckinghamshire (1748) by William Gilpin( Book )

44 editions published between 1748 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three essays: On picturesque beauty; On picturesque travel; and On sketching landscape: to which is added a poem, On landscape painting by William Gilpin( Book )

55 editions published between 1792 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on the River Wye by William Gilpin( Book )

47 editions published between 1770 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on the river Wye, and several parts of South Wales, &c. : relative chiefly to picturesque beauty: made in the summer of the year 1770. by William Gilpin( Book )

55 editions published between 1789 and 2005 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on prints by William Gilpin( Book )

43 editions published between 1781 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Gilpin's work is the first English guide to print collecting and one of the first to regard engraving as a fine art. It became a standard bible for the connoisseur and was translated into German, French, and Dutch."--abebooks website
Observations on the western parts of England : relative chiefly to picturesque beauty ; to which are added, a few remarks on the picturesque beauties of the Isle of Wight by William Gilpin( Book )

52 editions published between 1798 and 2016 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 1798, the present work is one of a series which records his reflections on the picturesque across British landscapes. It traces the journey he made, equipped with notebook and sketching materials, westwards from Wiltshire through Somerset and Devon to Cornwall, returning via Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. He describes his impressions of famous landmarks such as Stonehenge, Glastonbury Abbey, the River Tamar and Carisbrooke Castle, and includes several evocative reproductions of his pen-and-wash drawings. The companion volumes of Observations on other parts of Britain are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection
Observations, relative chiefly to picturesque beauty, made in the year 1772, on several parts of England : particularly the mountains, and lakes of Cumberland, and Westmoreland. by William Gilpin( Book )

62 editions published between 1786 and 2005 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the book’s title indicates, his main objective was to describe and sketch examples of "picturesque beauty" in natural scenery, but he was also keen on visiting country houses with landscaped parks, and his comments on The Leasowes, Shugborough, Studley Royal and Kedleston are all of interest. It at first circulated as a manuscript, and it was not until 1786 that it appeared in print, a second edition following in 1788 and this edition in 1792. Gilpin’s original illustrations, used for the first edition but seen to be inadequate and partially redrawn for the edition of 1788, were finally jettisoned for the present edition in favour of a more competent set of plates supplied by Samuel Alken and by W.S.Gilpin, who was both the author’s nephew and a professional drawing master"--abebooks website
Samuel Rogers and William Gilpin: their friendship and correspondence by Samuel Rogers( Book )

14 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on the catechism of the Church of England. By William Gilpin by William Gilpin( )

40 editions published between 1779 and 2010 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations, relative chiefly to picturesque beauty, made in the year 1776, on several parts of Great Britain; particularily the High-lands of Scotland by William Gilpin( Book )

20 editions published between 1789 and 2004 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of William Baker by William Gilpin( Book )

35 editions published between 1795 and 2010 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of John Wicliff and of the most eminent of his disciples; : Lord Cobham, John Huss, Jerome of Prague, and Zisca. by William Gilpin( Book )

28 editions published between 1765 and 2005 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three dialogues on the amusements of clergymen by William Gilpin( Book )

30 editions published between 1796 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on prints : By William Gilpin, M.A by William Gilpin( )

28 editions published between 1781 and 2005 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of a new poor-house, erected in the parish of Boldre, in New Forest, near Lymington by William Gilpin( Book )

21 editions published between 1796 and 2005 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarks on forest scenery, and other woodland views, (relative chiefly to picturesque beauty) illustrated by the scenes of New-Forest in Hampshire by William Gilpin( Book )

10 editions published between 1794 and 1834 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of Dr. Richard Gilpin, of Scaleby castle in Cumberland; and of his posterity in the two succeeding generations by William Gilpin( Book )

11 editions published between 1879 and 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A physician and nonconformist minister who was active in the north of England, Richard Gilpin (1625-1700) was a popular preacher, leading large congregations, yet he faced opposition from Quakers and was ultimately unable to unite various dissenting factions. Including details about his descendants, the present work sets his story within the wider context of the Gilpin family history. First published in 1879, it was written in 1791 by fellow clergyman William Gilpin (1724-1804), an enlightened schoolmaster and writer on aesthetics. As well as covering his ancestors, William appends here his own life story, discussing his career as a teacher and his literary calling. He touches on his journeys during summer vacations when, with notebook and sketching materials, he would explore picturesque features of the British landscape. His volumes of Observations, based on these travels, are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection
Lectures on the catechism of the Church of England by William Gilpin( Book )

17 editions published between 1779 and 1805 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Observations on the western parts of England : relative chiefly to picturesque beauty ; to which are added, a few remarks on the picturesque beauties of the Isle of WightObservations, relative chiefly to picturesque beauty, made in the year 1776, on several parts of Great Britain; particularily the High-lands of Scotland
Alternative Names
Frampton, Josiah.

Frampton Josiah 1724-1804

Gilpin, Rev.

Gilpin, Rev. William

Gilpin, William

Gilpin, William M.A.

Gilpin, William, Rev.

Gilpin, William Sawrey 1724-1804

William Gilpin

William Gilpin artista britànic

William Gilpin artista británico

William Gilpin British artist

William Gilpin Brits auteur

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Languages
English (687)

French (13)

Dutch (5)

Danish (2)

German (1)

Italian (1)

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Observations, relative chiefly to picturesque beauty, made in the year 1776, on several parts of Great Britain; particularily the High-lands of ScotlandWilliam Gilpin : picturesque tours, aesthetics and life