Drawing & Engraving. A Brief Exposition of Technical Principles & Practice.With Numerous Illustrations Selected of Commissioned by the Author.
London and Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black 1892.
8vo (230 x 172mm. 9 x 6¾"), in grey-green cloth binding with title printed in gilt on cover and spine. Some scuffing to cover.
Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1834-1894), the English artist, art critic and author was involved in the ninth edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica published between 1875 and 1889. Shortly after he decided to create this sole volume focusing on the art of drawing and engraving. There are ten chapters on drawing with chapters on 'drawing in the middle ages', 'linear drawing in ancient greek', 'landscape design', and 'drawing for photographic processes'; there then follow a further eight chapters on engraving with chapters on 'principal varieties of engraving', 'etching', 'mezzotint', and 'photographic processes of engraving'.
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