A dictionary of British and Irish travellers in Italy 1701-1800. Compiled from the Brinsley Ford archive
New Haven & London, Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 1997
(24 cm), lii, 1070 pp., black & white photograph of Brinsley Ford. Publisher’s cloth, printed dust jacket. - Identifies over 6000 British and Irish travellers who toured Italy in the 18th century. Provides brief formal biographies of these travellers, their Italian itineraries and selective accounts of their experiences as described in contemporary sources; alphabetical and chronological lists of British and Irish artists in Italy are appended. “The historian of bibliophily, bibliography and especially provenance will find much of interest, for this is fundamentally a dictionary of people who could afford to travel and, more importantly, to pick up souvenirs along the way” (from a review by Ian Jackson, in The Book Collector, Winter 1999, pp.620-622). ¶ Excellent copy.