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[A specimen of sketching landscapes, in a free and masterly manner, with a pen or pencil:
[A specimen of sketching landscapes, in a free and masterly manner, with a pen or pencil: exemplified in thirty etchings, done from original drawings of Lucatelli, after the life, in and about Rome. By William Austin.]
[Published according to Act of Parliament, by the Author William Austin, in George-Street, Hanover-Square, where Drawing and Etching are taught in the most expeditious Manner.][n.d, 1781.]
Quarto, contemporary half calf and marbled boards; 30 etched plates, lacking title page. Binding rubbed.
One of the rarest of eighteenth century drawing books, containing 30 etched plates of vedute after Italian artist Andrea Locatelli (1695-1741), etched by William Austin. William Austin (1721 - 1820) was a pupil of George Bickham and worked with Paul Sandby and Francis Vivares. He ran a print-shop publishing some political caricatures, anti-French and pro-Fox, but gave up print making for teaching drawing, first in London and afterwards in Brighton. The title (as above) comes from the example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Yale Center for British Art has a pirated version, 'exemplified in thirty-eight etchings', published by T. Simpson, 1781.
Metropolitan Museum of Art 60.574.3.
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[Life of the celebrated Painter Masaccio, with some specimens of his works in fresco, at Florence.]
[Life of the celebrated Painter Masaccio, with some specimens of his works in fresco, at Florence.]
In Firenze l'Anno MCCLXX [1770-2].
Folio, 19th century half calf with marbled boards; lacking title, pp. iv with engraved head-and-tail pieces, text in English and Italian; 26 numbered engraved plates. Joints strained, lightly soiled at beginning and end, a few plates with slight marginal water-stain.
26 portraits copied by Thomas Patch after Florentine painter Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Simone (1401-28), known as Masaccio. Patch (1725-82) spent his career in Italy, living in Rome 1747-55 and Florence (1755-82). As well as painting the scenery and drawing caricatures, he also stundied early Renaissance art, including the work of Masaccio (1401-1427?), the first great painter of the Italian Renaissance, whose innovations in the use of scientific perspective inaugurated the modern era in painting.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
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