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- Object: An Essay on Transparent Prints and Transparencies in General by Edward Orme
Book with instructive text in French and English, comprising sixteen plates including engraved title-page; seven hand-coloured and varnished transparency prints including imperial crown of state (engraved by Swaine), oriental figures with lamps surrounding image of a bird (by Scott), a cat, explanatory plates of fireplace (by Merke) and philosopher in his study (by Godby) all designed by Edward Orme and Saints Jerome and Athanasius after William Hamilton; three explanatory prints on the uses of the transparent prints including a double-page engraving showing various decorative uses by Swaine, stipple with designs for blinds and plate with two tinted aquatint roundels for hand-screens; two stipples by C. Knight & H. Merke showing interior and exterior scenes of a cottage in Buckinghamshire; engraving of the interior of the cathedral of Christ-church, Waterford; stipple of Reynold's Oxford Window by Godby; 'Iris' (after Thomas Lawrence?) and a sheet with pasted pieces of coloured paper demonstrating the effects of the varnish; six end-peices including two decorative wood-engravings and four engravings within the text: 'Beauty' and 'The Cup of Delight' by R. Cooper after W.M Craig, and heads of a tiger and leopard by Vivares. 1807
Engraving, aquatint, stipple, etching, letterpress, wood-engraving, hand-colouring and varnishing
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Height: 370 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 265 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- See Banks,59.123 for an advertisment for the book, using the transparency print of a cat's head.
See 1874,1010.234 for a separate impression of the 'Iris' end page and 1941,1011.6 & 16 for separate coloured impressions of the end pieces after Craig.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Purchased from Mr L C Braun
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