On The Theory And Practice Of Painting In Oils And Water Colours, For Landscapes And Portraits.
Ackermann and Co., Strand.
Including the preparation of colours, vehicles, varnishes, etc., method of painting in wax, or encaustic; also on the chemical properties and permanency of colours, etc.; with a manual of lithography. illustrated with plain and coloured plates.
8vo. 9.75 x 6.25 inches. xii + 236 pp. Rebound in quarter red morocco, gilt, over marbled boards with new endpapers; spine in raised bands, elaborately decorated gilt. All edges gilt with marble edge painting. A few traces of foxing, including verso of some plates, but otherwise a fine clean copy. Illustrated by 18 plates, including 9 etchings, 3 hand coloured aquatints including frontispiece, and 6 hand coloured letterpress plates of tint samples. Some plates signed by author. Attractively illustrated study of painting and colour theory with a short survey of lithography. Theodore Henry Adolphus Fielding (1781-1851) was a watercolour artist and aquatint engraver, who taught drawing and perspective at the Military Seminary of the East India Company at Addiscombe, Surrey. He also published on the art of engraving and the restoration of old paintings. The first versions of the titles combined in this volume appeared in 1836 and 1849. In a handsome recent binding.
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