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Hassell, J. (John), d. 1825

The speculum, or, Art of drawing in water colours : with instructions for sketching from nature; comprising the whole process of a water-coloured drawing, familiarly exemplified in drawing, shadowing, and tinting a complete landscape, in all its progressive stages : with directions for compounding and using colours, sepia, indian ink, bister, etc. / by J.Hassell.

Additional Title(s):


Art of drawing in water colours.

Third edition : with additional plates.
London : The author, sold by Sherwood, Neely & Jones, 1816.
Physical Description:
32 p., [3] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill. ; 23 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
ND2420 .H38 1816
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Illustrated with three folding plates to show the usual three stages of a landscape drawing. Cf. Bicknell.
Revised edition published in 1823 under title 'The Camera'.
Illustrations by and after John Hassell.
Abbey, J.R. Life in England in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 141
Gilpin to Ruskin / exhibition selected and catalogued by Peter Bicknell .... London, 1987. 33.
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy.
Subject Terms:
Etching -- Specimens -- 1816.
Hassell, J. (John), d. 1825 -- Publisher.
Landscape painting -- 19th century -- Great Britain.
Landscape painting -- Technique.
Watercolor painting -- 19th century -- Great Britain.
Watercolor painting -- Technique.
Aquatints -- 1816.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1816.
Hassell, J. (John), d. 1825, engraver.
Faber Birren Collection (Yale University)

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