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Wood, John George, 1768–1838
Sketching landscape scenery, part 2nd.
Additional Title(s):
Principles and practice of sketching landscape scenery from nature
Great Britain, not before 1825.
Physical Description:
1 volume (24 leaves) ; 29 x 39 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2013 16
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Archives & Manuscripts
Bound in contemporary blue-gray boards.
Manuscript copy of part 2 to John George Wood's The principles and practice of sketching landscape scenery from nature. The work was originally published in four parts, from 1813 to 1815; a second edition was issued in 1816, and a third in 1820 (Abbey, Life 194). The third edition was reissued by Howlett and Brimmer in 1825. The present manuscript copy was created no earlier than 1825--date that appears in the watermark.
The manuscript very faithfully copies the content of the published version. The text, written in black ink across 14 pages, primarily describes each of the 16 "plates" that follow. The drawings, in graphite, are close reproductions of the lithographs in Wood's publication. They are faithful to all details in the original, including captions and perspective lines. The volume includes one blank leaf between the text and drawings.
Subject Terms:
Drawing -- Study and teaching.
Drawing -- Technique.
Drawing books -- Specimens.
Landscape drawing -- Great Britain.
Landscape drawing -- Study and teaching.
Drawing books.
Graphite drawings.

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