<< YCBA Home Yale Center for British Art Yale Center for British Art << YCBA Home

YCBA Collections Search

IIIF Actions
Penley, Aaron, 1807–1870
Sketching from nature in water-colours / by Aaron Penley, author of "The English school of painting in water-colours," "Elements of perspective," "A system of painting in water-colours," etc. etc. ; with illustrations in chromo-lithography after original water-colour drawings.
London ; Cassell Petter & Galpin, [1875]
Paris ; Cassell Petter & Galpin, [1875]
& New York : Cassell Petter & Galpin, [1875]
Physical Description:
[2], 36 p., [15] leaves of plates : ill. ; 36 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
ND2241 P4+ Copy 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

Rare Books and Manuscripts
ND2241 P4+ Copy 2 Oversize

Rare Books and Manuscripts
ND2241 .P4+ Copy 3 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
With an added chromolithographed title page.
Includes leaf of color samples.
BAC: British Art Center has 3 copies. Copy 1 is bound in gold- and black-stamped green cloth. Copy 2 has the same design, and is bound in red cloth. Copy 2 is imperfect: frontispiece wanting. Copy 2 has the bookplate of Gordon Newland. Advertisements: [4] p. at end of copies 1 and 2 (same ads). Copy 3 imperfect: lacks frontispiece and publisher's advertisements. Bound in contemporary red half roan and red cloth. Prize label: "Science and Art Department of the Committee of Council on Education. School of Art. South Kensington. Presented to Elizabeth Carroll for success in the elementary section of the course of instruction in art ... 1877."
MUDD WE 3329: Poor condition.
British Museum. General catalogue of printed books to 1955 (compact edition), v. 19, 317
Eng. cat. of books, v. 3, p. 357
Subject Terms:
Artists' materials.
Carroll, Elizabeth -- Provenance.
Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. -- Publisher
Drawing books -- Specimens.
Landscape painting -- Technique.
Newland, Gordon -- Bookplate.
VR -- Binding.
Watercolor painting -- Technique.
Lithographs -- 1875.
Chromolithographs -- 1875.
Drawing books -- England -- London -- 1875.
Penley, Aaron, 1807-1870, ill.

  • On colours, paper, and brushes
  • Group of fir trees, drawn from nature
  • On Loch Lomond
  • Glenfinlas
  • The first peep of Grasmere, from the Keswick Road
  • At Luss on Loch Lomond
  • Hut at Gorphwysfa, North Wales
  • Crummock Water in Cumberland [2]
  • A spur of Ben Lomond [2]
  • A study of stones on the north side of Taliaris, near Llandilo, South Wales
  • Study of a group of oak trees near Eltham, Kent
  • Scene between Capel Curig and Llyn Ogwen, at the head of Nant Frangon, N.W.

If you have information about this object that may be of assistance please contact us.