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Watt, Alexander George
Landscape & velvet painting.
Additional Title(s):
Hints on landscape painting
Great Britain, circa 1819?
Physical Description:
1 v. ([3], 42, VI p., [3] leaves of plates) : ill. ; 18 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
ND2243.G7 W38 1819
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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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.
Velvet painting -- Technique.
Watercolor -- Technique.
Watt, Alexander George -- Presentation inscription to Henrietta M. F. Baxter.
Wash drawings.

  • 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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