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WITH SPECIMENS OF THEIR STYLES
TO WHICH IS ADDED
RAMBLES IN ROME
BY FREDERICK WILLIAM FAIRHOLT, F.S.A. AUTHOR OF “HOMES, HAUNTS, AND WORKSHIRIBER, VANDYKE, AND OTHERS;” “RAMBLES OF AX
ARCU BOLOG E N. ETC.
ILLUSTRATED WITH WOOD ENGRAVINGS
LONDON VIRTUE & CO., 26, IVY LANE, PATERNOSTER ROW
HERE is a freshness in these sketches, each written with
the vivid impression of the scene for its inspiration,
immediately after visiting the shrine of the artist to whom it is dedicated,—that must always make them acceptable to the general reader, in preference to the more laboured biographies of art-critics.
The late Mr. Fairholt's tastes and predilections peculiarly qualified him for the labour of love which he had undertaken. Like another “Old Mortality,” he went wandering through suburban graveyards, rubbing off the accumulating moss that all but obscured the memorials of the illustrious dead; or in the solemn aisles of Westminster, or the crypt of St. Paul's, noting down on his tablets the loving records placed above the shrines of the departed.
There was no fixed plan laid down for the publication of these sketches, which appeared from time to time in the ART-JOURNAL, with illustrations from Mr. Fairholt's accurate pencil. The