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PAINTINGS DESIGNED EXPRESSLY FOR THIS WORK BY THE MOST

EMINENT BRITISH ARTISTS.

LONDON:
PUBLISHED BY CHARLES TILT, 86, FLEET-STREET.

MDCCCXXXIV.

LONDON : BRADBURY AND EVANS, PRINTERS,

WHITEFRIARS.

PREFACE.

“ THE GALLERY OF THE GRACES” having extended to the limits originally fixed by its projectors, a collected volume is now submitted to the public. The work, it is presumed, may vie in interest and excellence with any of the many publications to which the few years past have given birth.

Several of the leading poets of England have been illustrated by the pencil of the artist : the more favoured creations of Fancy are here associated with the imbodiments of Art; and while the pictures of poet and painter are placed side by side, a rare collection of “ Beauties” has been formed from the productions of both-each being a copy from the perfect, and most beautiful works of Nature.

The subjects have been as varied as the plan permitted; the more eminent engravers have succeeded in

PREFACE.

doing justice to the happiest conceptions of the painters; no expense has been spared to render the work in all respects worthy of that extensive patronage which the proprietors anticipated, and which they have received.

“THE GALLERY OF THE GRACES” is therefore laid before, the public in its completed form, as at once cheap and excellent, calculated to please and satisfy the lovers of art, and placed within the reach of all who desire to cultivate and enjoy Taste, at a small

sacrifice.

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9. THAT PIECE OF SONG, THAT

OLD

F. Stone.

W. H. Mote.

AND ANTIQUE SONG

10. The YOUNG OLYMPIA

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20. Ruth

R. A. Artlett.

21. The MAID OF LISMORE

R. H. Dyer.

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