The New York Times has published an updated edition of a 17th century manuscript written by the Marquis de Condorcet, whose name is also engraved on the cover.
The text of the manuscript, which is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in New York City, is called the “The Art of Painting and Illustration.”
The cover has been redone with new text and illustrations by the American painter William E. Stowe.
The New York Sun published a version of the text on Sunday, July 18.
“The Art Of Painting and Art” is considered one of the most important texts written in English and the only one in which the Marquess’s name appears, the newspaper said in a statement.
“It has always been our hope that the new printed edition will be the most authoritative version of a painting that has ever been printed,” said Richard Sperling, president of the New York State Society of Illustrators.
The original version of “The Anecdotes” was published in 1796 by George R. Meade and was a collection of six volumes, including the first volume, “A Study of the Art of Art,” by Samuel Pepys.
The title “The Illustrations” refers to the three-volume “Illustrations” written by Charles Lyell, a painter, illustrator and translator.