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Creator:
Clark, John Heaviside, ca. 1770-1863.
Title(s):

The amateur's assistant, or, A series of instructions in sketching from nature : the application of perspective, tinting of sketches, drawing in water-colours, transparent painting &c. &c. : to accompany the subjects which form The portable diorama / by John Clark.

Additional Title(s):

Amateur's assistant.

Series of instructions in sketching from nature.

Clark's amateur assistant.

Published/Created:
London : Samuel Leigh, 1826.
Physical Description:
vi, 66 p., [10] leaves of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC795 .C58 1826+ Copy 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC795 .C58 1826+ Copy 2 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Printed by L. Harrison, 373, Strand.
The 'Portable Diorama' mentioned on the title page was a contrivance invented by Daguerre and Boulton for producing, by optical illusion, the effects of nature when looking at architectural or landscape drawings. Cf. Prideaux.
Prideaux p. 189
Abbey, J.R. Life, 111
BAC: British Art Center has two copies, both in original boards, with publisher's engraved title label on front cover. Copy 1 has publisher's advertisements, [2] p. at end. Copy 2 is the Abbey copy. Has publisher's advertisements, [4] p. at end; the final page includes an advertisement for the Portable diorama.
Subject Terms:
Diorama.
Drawing -- 19th century.
Drawing -- Study and teaching.
Harrison, L. -- Printer.
Leigh, Samuel -- Publisher.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- 1826.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1826.
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