Landscape & velvet painting.
- Additional Title(s):
Hints on landscape painting
- Great Britain, circa 1819?
- Physical Description:
- 1 v. (, 42, VI p.,  leaves of plates) : ill. ; 18 cm.
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsND2243.G7 W38 1819Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Archives & Manuscripts
- Spine title.
Paper watermarked 1819.
Pen and brown ink. Illustrations consist (in order) of: a sketch of a farmstead in black ink; a scene titled "Shipwrecked smugglers" in black ink with black wash; flowers, in black ink with green, white, pink, purple and yellow wash.
Bound in quarter calf with marbled paper covers; partially rebacked.
An early 19th century manuscript treatise on landscape painting, with three original illustrations. Consists of 41 pages on landscape painting, in ten sections, with a sketch and a wash drawing, followed by 6 pages on the preparation of colors for painting on velvet, accompanied by a floral illustration in watercolor. The first unnumbered page bears inscription "Presented to H: M F Baxter; by her very sincere friend Alexander George Watt." The second unnumbered page bears inscription "To Henrietta M F Baxter. Accompanied with AGW's kindest regards and a thousand wishes for her success in the art of painting." The third unnumbered page is a table of contents. The three full-page tipped-in illustrations are on a different paper from the rest of the work.
- Subject Terms:
- Baxter, Henrietta M. F. -- Presentation inscription from Alexander George Watt.Drawing -- Technique.Landscape drawing -- Technique.Landscape painting -- Technique.Paint mixing.Recipes.Velvet painting -- Technique.Watercolor -- Technique.Watt, Alexander George -- Presentation inscription to Henrietta M. F. Baxter.
- Sect. I. Preparation of the paper
- II. Choice of a subject
- III. Drawing the outlines
- IV. Shading in Indian ink
- V. Coloured drawings
- VI. The various objects of the piece
- VII. The sky
- VIII. Of drawing from nature
- IX. Different mixtures of colours
- X. Masters worthy of imitation
- Sect. II. Prepartion of colours for painting on velvet.
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