Materials For A History Of Oil Painting.
Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster-Row; Second Volume, Longmans, Green, and Co.
In two volumes.
FIRST EDITION. TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. [Vol. I], xii + 561 +  pp + 24 pp. publisher's catalogue.; Second Volume, xv + [I] + 434 pp. +  + 24 pp. publisher's list. Errata slip tipped into [Vol. I]. [Vol. I] bound in original blind stamped brown cloth, gilt, with advertisement endpapers. Binder's label of Westley's and Co London; Second Volume rebacked in brown buckram, gilt, with new endpapers. Deckled edges. A little wear to extremities and foxing of flyleaves, but otherwise a very good set. A history of oil painting, with an emphasis on technique and materials. The work was not completed and Volume II, was published after the author's death from the unfinished manuscript, with the addition of a number of professional essays. Sir Charles Lock Eastlake (1792-1865) was a painter, collector and art historian, who was the second Keeper and later first Director of the National Gallery, London, from 1865. He served as President of the Royal Academy from 1850. Eastlake married the art historian and critic, Elizabeth Rigby (1809-93), a significant figure in the London art world. As Lady Eastlake, she edited the second volume of the Materials. THIS IS A HEAVY SET WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE, ESPECIALLY OUTSIDE THE UK. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING.
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