The Theory And Practice Of Landscape Painting In Water Colours.




Wm. S. Orr and Co., Amen Corner, Paternoster Row.






Illustrated by a series of twenty four designs, coloured diagrams, and numerous woodcuts; with two extra plates on simultaneous contrasts. by george barnard. leighton brothers' chromatic process.

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FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM. 4to. 10.5 x 7.5 inches. [viii] + 176 pp. Bound in full polished calf with decorative gilt borders; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt with with contrasting maroon morocco title labels, gilt. All edges gilt. Inner dentelles. Some wear to extremities and light foxing of plate margins; otherwise a very good copy. 18555 inscription on second free endpaper and later ownership stamp on verso of first free endpaper. Illustrated by 26 plates, including 24 chromolithograph, including frontispiece and 2 tinted lithographs, all protected by paper guards. and by 43 wood engravings in text, including chapter heading vignettes. George Barnard (1807-90) was a well known topographical artist, a pupil of J.D. Harding and art master at Rugby School. He was a regular exhibitor at London Galleries from 1832 to 1884. and published several other books on watercolour technique. He was also official artist to the Alpine Club and did much work in Switzerland. In 1831-32 he produced watercolour views of Folkestone Harbour and The Stade. A fine example of Leighton Brothers colour printing, which shows the successive stages of producing a drawing and printing a colour plates. It includes examples of Leighton's new method of colouring with relief metal plates, studies of colour juxtaposition. and is remarkable for the continued brilliancy of its coloured inks (J. Friedman, Colour Printing in England, no. 83). The first edition in book form of a work previously published in parts, in a handsome calf binding.

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