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Creator:
Harding, James Duffield, 1798-1863, ill.
Title(s):

The principles and practice of art / by J.D. Harding ; with illustrations drawn and engraved by the author.

Additional Title(s):

Harding's principles and practice of art

Published/Created:
London : Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1845.
Physical Description:
[2], vii, [1], 156 p., 24 leaves of plates : ill. ; 39 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7425 .H37 1845+ Copy 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7425 .H37 1845+ Copy 2 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7425 .H37 1845+ Copy 3 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Printed by Bradburg and Evans, Printers, Whitefriars, London.
"In the proof copies of this work, there are two plates of each of the following plate numbers: 1, 10, 12, 19, and 23..."--To the reader, slip tipped in at front.
NSTC, 2H7552
Bicknell, P. Gilpin to Ruskin, p. 114
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is a proof copy, with the 5 extra plates. Bound in half green morocco and green watered silk covered boards.
BAC: Copy 2 is bound in blind- and gold-stamped maroon publisher's cloth. Cover title: Harding's Principles and practice of art.
BAC: British Art Center copy 3 inscribed: G. M. Rolls, The Hendre. Bound in green half morocco and green cloth.
A treatment of the philosophical theory of beauty and of pictorial devices more than the imitation of objects. Harding advocates the kind of imitation that is mental rather than mechanical, subjective rather than objective, and upholds his principles of art as deducible from truths existing in nature. Harding's theory of beauty, like Hogarth's, is based upon variety, which he regards as a primary characteristic of nature. The book is profusely illustrated with original examples executed by the author, in various styles of engraving and lithography.
Subject Terms:
Art -- Philosophy
Art -- Study and teaching.
Bradbury and Evans -- Printer.
Chapman and Hall -- Publisher.
Drawing -- Study and teaching.
Drawing books -- Specimens.
Rolls, G. M. -- Autograph.
Form/Genre:
Drawing books -- England -- London -- 1845.
Aquatints -- 1845.
Soft-ground etchings -- 1845.
Steel engravings -- 1845.
Wood engravings -- 1845.
Mezzotints -- 1845.
Lithographs -- 1845.
Lithotints -- 1845.
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