A new treatise on Flower Painting, or every lady her own drawing master: containing familiar and easy instructions for acquiring a perfect knowledge of drawing flowers with accuracy and taste: also complete directions for producing the various tints.
Eur 800 / USD 950
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London, Longman, Hurst..., 1818. 4to (310 x 245mm). pp. (2), 36, with 1 plain engraved plate 'of strokes' and 12 fine handcoloured stipple engraved plates and 11 corresponding lesson plates printed in green outline. Publisher's brown boards (old repair to spine).
One plate lacks the outline lesson plate. Pages 9-16 contain handcoloured tint samples, representing the colour spectrum. 'A delightful book, typical of the age when drawing in water colours was fashionable' (Dunthorne 52). Brookshaw was the author and artist of the most famous English work on fruit 'Pomona Britannica' published in 1817.
Nissen BBI, 246.