By Thomas Smith
London   Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper
8" by 5.5" xvi, 134, 8, 4, [2pp]
A beautiful artistic guide by Thomas Smith, exploring different artistic methods in watercolours, beautifully illustrated in colour.
By Thomas Smith

1829 The Young Artist's Assistant in the Art of Drawing in Water Colours, Exemplified in a Course of Twenty-Nine Progressive Lessons, on Animals, Fruit, Flowers, Still Life, Portrait, Miniature, Landscape, Perspective, Architecture, and Sculpture, Calculated to Afford Those Who Are Unacquainted With the Art, the Means of Acquiring a Competent Knowledge Without the Aid of a Master; Being the Only Work of the Kind in Which the Principles of Effect are Explained in a Clear, Methodical, and at the Same Time, Familiar Style

London   Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper
8" by 5.5" xvi, 134, 8, 4, [2pp]
A beautiful artistic guide by Thomas Smith, exploring different artistic methods in watercolours, beautifully illustrated in colour.
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Colour Plates, Illustrated, Leather Binding

Illustrated with a hand coloured frontispiece, thirteen hand-coloured plates, two aquatints, six monochrome plates, two of which are printed on pink paper, and in-text engravings throughout. Also including twelve leaves with hand-coloured details.

Fourteen pages of adverts to the rear, dated 1829.

Half-title is present.

Collated, complete.

Originally published as 'The Art of Drawing', this work explores different branches and mediums of art, containing twenty-nine insightful treatises for the young artist. 

Focussing on watercolours, lessons in this volume include animals, still life, portraits, landscape, fruit, flowers, architecture, and more.

By Thomas Smith, who presents his lessons in a methodical, clear, and familiar style.

Condition

In a half calf rebacked binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, generally smart. Boards are rubbed. Light bumping to the extremities. A little discolouration to the extremities. Newspaper clipping pasted to the front paste down. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are a little age-toned and generally clean with scattered spots.

Very Good

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