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Guest, T. R. (Thomas Robert)

A new pocket sketch book : containing an easy method of drawing landscape, figures, cattle, &c. from nature : the general principles of perspective, accompanied with nine explanatory etchings : the theory and use of colours, in water and oil : with many necessary and practical rules for tinting, varnishing, &c. / by T.R. Guest.

Salisbury : Printed for the author, by B.C. Collins, 1807.
Physical Description:
viii, 38, [2] p., [7] leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC660 .G84 1807+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Publisher's original binding features a front cover with hinged flap that drops down to form a landscape frame through which the artist views his composition. The frame includes a horizontal thread which acts as a sight line.
Etchings by T.R. Guest.
Bicknell, P. Gilpin to Ruskin: drawing masters and their manuals, 1800-1860, 81
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original marbled boards with printed title label on front cover. Inscribed: Sophia Jemima Simcoe, the gift of my mother, 1823. Sophie was the daughter of the diarist and watercolorist Elizabeth Postuma Simcoe (née Gwillim, 1762-1850) and the colonial general John Graves Simcoe of Wolford Lodge (1752-1806). Includes rough graphite sketches on recto of first free endpaper and one sheet inserted at end. With a single botanical specimen, laid in.
Subject Terms:
Color -- Technique.
Drawing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Drawing -- Technique.
Landscape drawing -- Technique.
Painting -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Painting -- Technique.
Perspective -- Technique.
Simcoe, Elizabeth, 1762-1850 -- Ownership.
Simcoe, Sophia Jemima, 1790-1864 -- Autograph.
Watercolor painting -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Watercolor painting -- Technique.
Handbooks and manuals.
Drawing books.
Guest, T. R. (Thomas Robert), etcher.
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