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Cox, David, 1783–1859
A series of progressive lessons intended to elucidate the art of landscape painting in water colours.
Additional Title(s):
Painting in water colours
Second edition.
[London] : Published by T. Clay, No. 18, Ludgate Hill, London, 1812.
Physical Description:
30 p., [13] leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 x 27 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
ND2420 .C68 1812+ Copy 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

Rare Books and Manuscripts
ND2420 .C68 1812+ Copy 2 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
First published in 1811. Cox's name does not appear in the book until the fifth edition in 1823. Cf. Bicknell.
Plates dated 1811.
Printed by J. Hayes, Dartmouth Street, Westminster.
Plates show five views treated progressively and is probably the earliest drawing book to show hand-colored samples of color in the text.
Bicknell, P. Gilpin to Ruskin, 14
BAC: British Art Center has two copies. Copy 1 inscribed: Jacob Hewitt Quare January 31st 1831. Copy 2 bound in red half morocco with marbled boards. Inscribed: Chas. Tomkins.
Subject Terms:
Clay, T. -- Publisher
Drawing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Drawing -- Technique.
Hayes, J. -- Printer
Landscape painting -- Technique.
Quare, Jacob Hewitt -- Autograph, January 31, 1813.
Tomkins, Chas. -- Autograph.
Watercolor painting -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Watercolor painting -- Technique.
Handbooks and manuals.
Drawing books.
Soft-ground etchings -- 1812.
Aquatints -- 1812
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1812.

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