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.'AN

I N a U I R Y

INTO THE

BEAUTIES Of PAINTING;

AND' INTO THE

MERITS

OF THE MOST

CELEBRATED PAINTERS,
Ancient and Modern.

By DANIEL WEBB, Esq.
The Second Edition.

JPhilostratus in exord. Iconum.

LONDON,
Printed for R. and J. Dodslev, in Pall-rpal/.
MDCCLXI,

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Reverend Mr. Spence.

Sir, .

THE most accurate observer of the beauties of nature, must be the best judge of their imitations; and the fame elegance of imagination which forms the painter, must enlighten the critic. It was natural for me, under this persuasion, to address my observations on Painting to the author of Crito.

How ingenious are men in coJouring their passions! thus have I heightened self-love into a love os justice: For, what could be more A 2 ad

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