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"The Progress of a Water-coloured Drawing, wherein is represented to the learner the various gradations through which a drawing passes, from the outline to its finished state. This work, Consisting of fourteen Tinted Lessons, imitative of the original drawings which were made for the purpose of it by Mr. John Laporte, is intended to enable young People to cultivate the delightful Art of Drawing in Colours, with System and Advantage" (London: J. Whiting for G. Testolini) 1802; a drawing-book that aims to teach the use of watercolours, including: Testolini's trade-card as advertisement; a title-page; a dedication to the Queen; a preface; 14 plates showing the same landscape, each progressively showing a further phase of colouring; a commentary text plate by plate. Bound in half-leather with marbled boards.
Hand-colouring and stipple
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Height: 220 millimetres (approx. sheet size)
Width: 320 millimetres (approx. sheet size)
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- Cataloguing supported by the Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust.
- Not on display
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Associated Title: The Progress of a Water-coloured Drawing
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