WILLIAM MASON, "PREFACE TO THE ART OF PAINTING" (1783)

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TTT, « WILLIAM MASON, "PREFACE TO THE ART OF PAINTING" (1783) », Le traducteur traduit, ID : 10670/1.6qz6po


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Read the French translation of the text Download the bilingual version of the text (pdf) William Mason (1725-1797) is one of the many 18th century clergymen who were also men of letters. He was interested in music and in the aesthetics of landscape painting. As a poet he wrote his most famous text on the art of gardens: The English Garden (4 volumes, 1772-1781), a didactic poem inspired by the Georgics. Mason learned Latin at the Hull Grammar School and painted as an amateur, a practice which...

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