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Bentley, R. (Richard) 1708-1782

Works: 7 works in 19 publications in 2 languages and 534 library holdings
Genres: Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: NC978.5.B46, 741.64092
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Most widely held works by R Bentley
The answer to the lyre : Richard Bentley's illustrations for Thomas Gray's poems by Loftus Jestin( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
In 1753 Robert Dodsley published Designs by Mr. R. Bentley, for six poems by Mr. T. Gray. Sponsored by Horace Walpole, this luxurious quarto was the first major aesthetic expression for the Strawberry Hill circle and a landmark in English book illustration. Kenneth Clark has called it "the most graceful monument to Gothic Rococo." Its witty interplay between illustration and text anticipated Blake, who studied it some thirty years later. Among its poems is Gray's famous Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard. Loftus Jestin offers a facsimile of Designs (out of print since 1786) and a full-length interdisciplinary study of the collaboration of Bentley, Gray, and Walpole that produced this extraordinary book. He shows the way poems and illustration at once complement, compete with, and invigorate each other, and he examines Strawberry Hill, Walpole's house at Twickenham, where Bentley's genius flourished. He also considers the interplay of the sister arts in the work of Hogarth, Kent and Pine, and surveys the tastes, friendships, economics, and politics that helped shape the development of Bentley's book illustration. [This book] will porve to be a unique resource for students of both the graphic and literary arts of eighteenth-century England. -- Book Jacket
Horace Walpole's cat by Christopher Frayling( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
"The tragic death of Walpole's cat and the Thomas Gray poem written in her honor: the true story of what happened, and a look at the lively social and cultural scene in the eighteenth century. This delightful compendium focuses on one of the best-loved poems in the English language, but in the process it takes the reader on an engaging romp through the literary, intellectual, and cultural world of the eighteenth century. It brings alive a host of engaging characters: Horace Walpole himself (one of the great letter writers of all time, wit, raconteur; the curmudgeonly Dr. Johnson (who nevertheless had 'a very fine cat indeed') and his sometimes recalcitrant biographer James Boswell; and a cast of 'handsome cats, ' including Selima and Zama. In February 1747, Selima the tabby fell into a Chinese blue and white porcelain tub in Walpole's house in London's Mayfair and never returned to dry land. The poem by Thomas Gray, 'Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold-fishes, ' was written as her mock epitaph. Here is the true history of the event, and a look at the sparkling social and cultural life of the period. It is beautifully illustrated with Richard Bentley's original series of designs for the poem, William Blake's wonderful watercolors of some fifty years later, and the unpublished color illustrations produced in the 1940s by the noted children's book illustrator Kathleen Hale, of Orlando the Marmalade Cat fame."--Publisher's website
The airs, duetts, trios and chorusses, &c. in The prophet; a comic opera, in three acts; performed at the Theatre-Royal, Covent-Garden by R Bentley( Book )
8 editions published between 1788 and 1789 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Tusculanarum disputationum libri V by Cicéron( Book )
1 edition published in 1805 in Latin and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Q. Horatii Flacci opera omnia ad exemplar Bentleji excusa by Horace( Book )
in Latin and held by 1 library worldwide
Q. Horatii Flacci opera omnia ad exemplar Bentleji excusa by Horace( Book )
in Latin and held by 1 library worldwide
A catalogue of cameos, intaglios, medals, busts, small statues, and bas-reliefs : with a general account of vases and other ornaments after the antique by Josiah Wedgwood( Book )
1 edition published in 1777 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Alternative Names
Bentley, Richard 1708-1782
Bentley, Richard, II
Gentleman in town 1708-1782
Man 1708-1782
Richard Bentley
Richard Bentley British writer
Richard Bentley English writer and designer
Ричард Бентли
English (16)
Latin (3)
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