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Aglionby, William

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January 1, 1970

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January 1, 1705

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Earlier British writer, authored a history of art and artists' biography, 1685.  Aglionby traveled the continent and recorded his recollections on art, among other topics.  In 1685, Aglionby published his Painting Illustrated in Three Diallogues based heavily on the Vite de' pittori, scultori ed architetti moderni by Giovanni Bellori (q.v.) published in 1672.

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Sources:  Montanari, Tomaso. "Introduction."  Giovan Pietro Bellori:  The Lives of the Modern Painters, Sculptors and Architects:  A New Translation and Critical Edition.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 1, 4.


Bibliography: Painting Illustrated in Three Diallogues; Containing some Choice Observations upon the Art Together with the Lives of the Most eminent Painters from Cimabue to the Time of Raphael and Michael Angelo: with an Explanation of the Difficult Terms.  London: John Gain/Walter Kettilby and Jacob Tonson, 1686 [actually 1685]