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Lucas, Fielding, Jr., 1781–1854

Lucas' progressive drawing book, in three parts : ... consisting chiefly of original views of American scenery, and embracing the latest and best improvements in the mode of instruction.

Additional Title(s):

Progressive drawing book

Baltimore : Published by Fielding Lucas, Junr, no. 138 Market Street, 1827.
[Baltimore] : John D. Toy, printer, [1827]
Physical Description:
3 volumes in 1 : illustrations ; 24 x 37 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC710 .L83 1827+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
With added engraved title-pages.
Part 1 copyright Jan. 1, 1827 by Fielding Lucas; pt. 2 copyright Sept. 1, 1827 by Fielding Lucas; pt. 3 does not have a copyright statement.
Half-title: Progressive drawing book. The half-title is engraved, with a hand-colored aquatint signed "E. Van Blon" (i.e., John Hazlehurst Boneval Latrobe), "Hill sculp." (i.e., John Hill), and "J. Grierson" (printer).
Part 3 has engraved half-title: Practical perspective.
Part 1: vi, [30] p., [1], XV leaves of plates. Pages [2], [10], [18] numbered 6, 14, 22. Part 2: iv, [1], 6-54, [2], 61-64 [i.e., 61-68] p. XVII leaves of plates. Page 68 misnumbered 64. Part 3: 30 p., [1], VI leaves of plates.
Plates in part. 1 are engraved by Joseph Cone; plates in part. 2 are engraved by John Hill after illustrations by "E. Van Blon" (John H.B. Latrobe); plates in part. 3 are signed by J.D. Nicholson.
Includes a poem, "The colours," by "E. Van Blon" (John H.B. Latrobe), pt. 2, p. [65]-66.
Includes landscape drawings of scenes in Maryland, the Hudson River, and the Mississippi River.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original red half roan with marbled boards. Title printed in black on orange paper label on front cover. Bookplate: Ammi B. Young, Lebanon.
Subject Terms:
Drawing -- Handbooks.
Drawing -- Study and teaching.
Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) -- Pictorial works.
Landscape drawing
Maryland -- Pictorial works.
Mississippi River -- Pictorial works.
Picture books
Young, Ammi B. -- Bookplate.
Drawing books.
Aquatints -- 1827.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1827.
Soft-ground etchings -- 1827.
Engravings -- 1827.
Van Blon, E., 1803-1891, illustrator.
Cone, Joseph, engraver, engraver.
Hill, John, 1770-1850, engraver.
Nicholson, James D., engraver.
IIIF Manifest:

  • Part I. The principles of drawing in pencil
  • Part II. Colouring and shading in india ink
  • Part III. A treatise on perspective.

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