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

A practical essay on the art of colouring and painting landscapes in water colours : accompanied with ten engravings / by John Heaviside Clark.

Additional Title(s):

Essay on the art of colouring and of painting landscapes in watercolours

Published/Created:
London : Printed and sold by Edward Orme, 1807.
Physical Description:
25 p., [10] leaves of plates : ill. ; 37 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2009 29 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2009 29 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2009 29 Copy 3
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2009 29 Copy 4
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Cover title, on publisher's printed label: An essay on the art of colouring and of painting landscapes in watercolours.
Engravings by J.R. Hamble; after John Heaviside Clark.
"Printed by J. Hayes, Dartmouth Street, Westminster."--Foot of title page.
Two plates are numbered 5.
Samples of colour are arranged along the bottom of the plates and the accompanying text provides the student with instructions on how to paint the same landscape under four different sorts of "effect"--sunset, moonlight, snow, and fire--by numbering examples of the tints and mixtures to be used.
Abbey, J.R Life, 108.
Bicknell, P. Gilpin to Ruskin, 63
Tooley, R.V. Coloured plates (1973 ed.) 143
BAC: British Art Center has four copies. Copy 1 is the Abbey copy. Bound in contemporary boards, rebacked in quarter calf. Autograph: Th. Hollway. Includes, on the blank endpapers at front and back, 10 pages of notes in pen and black ink, presumably by the artist and engraver Thomas Holloway (1748-1827). The annotations comprise excerpts from various published texts, including: notes on perspective and drawing the human figure from The young artist's companion, by Joseph Barnes (1815); and "Observations on colours, as applicable to the purposes of the artist," from an article by Thomas Hargreaves in the Philosphical magazine of March 1814.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 bound in contemporary gray boards. Copy 3 bound in contemporary brown boards (rebacked) with publisher's printed title label on front cover. Copy 4 bound in later marbled boards. Copies 3 and 4 have publisher's advertisements ([2] p.) bound in at end.
Subject Terms:
Color -- Charts, diagrams, etc.
Color -- Technique.
Hayes, J. -- Printer.
Landscape painting -- Technique.
Orme, Edward -- Publisher.
Watercolor painting -- Technique.
Form/Genre:
Drawing books.
Aquatints -- 1807
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1807.
Etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1807.
Soft-ground etchings -- 1807
Annotations (Provenance)
Publishers' advertisements.
Contributors:
Hamble, J. R. engraver.
Clark, John Heaviside, approximately 1770-1863, ill.
Holloway, Thomas, 1748-1827, annotator.
Barnes, Joseph.
Hargreaves, Thomas, 1774-1847.
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