London: James Carpenter, 1843.
Fifth edition of this beautifully produced but practical guide to colour in painting, which uses works by old masters such as Titian, Van Dyck and Rubens as a guide. The author, John Burnet (1784 - 1868) was a Scottish engraver and painter who exhibited with the Royal Academy and was awarded a fellowship with the Royal Society. The intelligence and confidence of his writing reflects more than Burnet’s heightened distinction as an artist and a craftsman. Much inspired by the lectures of Joshua Reynolds, a philosophy of colour comes into existence through Burnet’s comparative appraisal of these works.Item #1768
Quarto, bound in the original cloth-backed boards, paper titling label on front board, eight hand-coloured engraved plates, a very good copy.
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