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AN

Ι Ν Ω UI RY

INTO THE

BEAUTIES OF PAINTING;

AND' INTO THE

M E RI T S

OF THE MOST

CELEBRATED PAINTERS,

ANCIENT and MODERN.

By DANIEL WEBB, Esq.

The SECOND EDITION.

Οσες μη ασπαζεται τω ζωγραφιαν, αδικεί τω αληθειαν,

αδικει δε και σοφιαν οποση ες ποιητας ήxes, φορα γαρ ιση
αμφουν ες τα των ηρωων ειδη, και εργα.

Philostratus in exord. Iconum,

LONDON,
Printed for R. and J. DODSLEY, in Pall-mall,
MDCCLXI.

Webb

of Wher 46, Regerient

.

THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY
2869594
ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATI

Reverend Mr. SPENCE.

SIR,

TI

HE most accurate observer

of the beauties of nature, must be the best judge of their imitations; and the same elegance of imagination which forms the painter, muft enlighten the critic. It was natural for me, under this

perfuasion, to address my observations on Painting to the author of Crite.

How ingenious are men in coJouring their passions! thus have I heightened self-love into a love of justice: For, what could be more

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