Further Antedating of "Renaissance"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Dec 25 18:01:53 UTC 2005

Renaissance (OED 1840)

1837  Dyce, William. Letter to Lord Meadowbank and the Committee of the
Honourable Board of Trustees for the Encouragement of Arts and
Manufactures 37 (Making of the Modern Economy)  We would point out the
progress of that grafting of the Italian manner on the Gothic ... giving
rise to a style possessing many points of rude resemblance with the more
elegant and refined character of the art of the _renaissance_ in Italy,
during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

Fred Shapiro

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