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END OF VOL. VIII.
First of July, 1833, will be published in Monthly Parts, Price 2x. 6d.
IN THE BEST STYLE OF OUTLINE ENGRAVING ON STEEL;
A DESCRIPTION OF EACH SUBJECT, AND A BRIEF MEMOIR
OF THE ARTIST;
UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF MR. A. J. VALPY.
Tue erection of a suitable edifice for the reception of the Paintings now exhibited in the National Gallery in Pall Mall, and of the Sculptures at present deposited in the British Museum, for which purpose a sum has been granted by a vote of Parliament, will doubtless serve to increase and maintain that exalted taste for the Fine Arts, which is best calculated to support and invigorate the aspiring talents of our most distinguished Artists. It may therefore be reasonably hoped, that, on the completion of the building, the Collection will be so materially increased by donation or purchase, as to form a SCHOOL OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE, the utility and advantages of which will be appreciated by every admirer of those ancient and modern productions of genius, which grace the public and private Galleries of the present age.
The munificent donations of Sir George Beaumont, Bart. and the Rev. Mr. Holwell Carr have already greatly extended the value and importance of the Collection of Paintings originally purchased by the Government; and the public spirit of private individuals may yet, it is hoped, tend to realise the expectations of those with whom the National Gallery originated, and to place it on an equality with those of the Continent.
To present the public with a SERIES OF ENGRAVINGS, carefully drawn from the originals, and executed in a superior manner on Steel, is the object of the Work now announced under the title of Tue NationAL GALLERY OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE,' which is intended to form a Gallery in miniature, on the plan of the Musée Napoléon, equally adapted to the Library or the Drawing-room.
The admirers of the Fine Arts, who reside at a distance from the Metropolis, or who are otherwise deprived of the pleasure of viewing the fine productions of Art which now adorn the National Gallery, will be thus enabled to possess, in the cheapest and most convenient form, a faithful delineation of every Painting, &c. with a description of each subject, and a brief memoir of the Artist.
The utmost care will be taken to render "The NATIONAL GALLERY,' as a work of art, worthy of public patronage. Eminent artists have been engaged, and the whole will be superintended by Mr. Valpy.
PLAN OF PUBLICATION. The Work will be published in Monthly Parts, price 2s.6d., to be delivered with the Magazines.
The Monthly Parts will contain on an average TWELVE ENGRAVINGS, carefully drawn from the originals, and executed in the best manner on Steel.
The Work will be printed on fine paper in octavo, with descriptive letter-press to each Engraving, and brief Memoirs of the respective Artists.
The · NATIONAL GALLERY' will be comprised in Sixteen or Eighteen Monthly Parts; and on the completion of the present Collection, an additional Part will be published occasionally, as the number of Paintings, &c. may be increased by purchase or donation.
Printed and published by A. J. VALPY, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street; and sold by all Booksellers, Printsellers, &c. in Town and Country.