This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...SPINSTER' (From the Stiffle Engraving by Thomas Chcesman after George Rowncy, 1789) borough, Maternal Love after Russell, ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...SPINSTER' (From the Stiffle Engraving by Thomas Chcesman after George Rowncy, 1789) borough, Maternal Love after Russell, Morning and Evening, a pair after W. Hamilton, and the delightful portrait of Mrs. Siddons after Downman, of which we give an illustration. The charm and beauty of this engraving must have been a source of keen satisfaction to even Downman himself. The most popular engraving executed by Thomas Cheesman is the whole-length portrait of Lady Hamilton seated at a spinning-wheel, after Romney, known as The Spinster, and of which we give a reproduction. Another popular engraving is the group of three boys--Lord Grantkam and his Brothers--after Reynolds, published in 1791, and he also engraved The Ladys Last Stake after Hogarth. But besides portraits of contemporary celebrities, his many plates include religious and mythological subjects from the Italian painters, mostly published by himself from addresses in Oxford Street, Newman Street, and Francis Street. John Ogborne--the third pupil of Bartolozzi we have mentioned--produced a great number of portrait and other plates after such painters as Hamilton, Bigg, Westall, Stothard, and Romney, many of which are sought for by collectors, especially Mrs. Jordan as the Country Girl after the last-named painter, which is a good specimen of his style. The English painters soon discovered that their work translated into stipple quickly gained public favour, and so Singleton, Wheatley, De Louther-bourg, Cosway, and other prominent artists of the time, sought interpreters for their paintings from among the ranks of the stipple engravers. Not only did stipple attract the attention of painters, but several mezzotinters, possibly seeing money in the new art, practised it, and engraved...Read Less
Good. No dust jacket as issued. Dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to cloth spine, illustrated with mono tone plates. Includes Mezzotints, Etchings, Acquatints, Woodcuts and Lithographs. Lighrt foxing to end papers, pastedowns and... xxi, 375 p. 63 plates (incl. ports.). Includes: Plates, Portraits. 6th ed., rev. and enl. with additional chapters by Malcolm C. Salaman. Bibliography: p. 339-360. Original tissue guard to frontis, overall a very good copy. Private family collection, with fast safe shipping.
Good. No Dustjacket. 1903. 164 pages. No dust jacket. Good to fair condition hardback; as expected for age. Covers, boards, pages, and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues may exist such as shelf wear, inscriptions, light foxing and tanning.
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