Sir John Dean Paul (1775-1852) was an English Neo-Classical artist, specializing in bucolic scenes and horses. He became the first Baronet of Rodborough in 1821. His son, Sir John Dean Paul (1802-1868), was involved in the banking firm Strahan, Paul & Co, and was best known for being convicted of fraud in 1855.
In 1802, he anonymously published the book Journal of a party of pleasure to Paris in the month of August, 1802: by which any person intending to take such a journey may form an accurate idea of the expence that would attend it, and the amusement he would probably receive : together with thirteen views from nature, illustrative of French scenery. The book includes very detailed information about prices for meals and shelter, and the distances required to travel between places; it also includes several of the author's sketches. Most famously, it contains what is generally believed to be the first description of the waltz.
Call number: G8380
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