GUIDE TO BRITISH TOPOGRAPHICAL PRINTS. Ronald Russell.

GUIDE TO BRITISH TOPOGRAPHICAL PRINTS.

  • North Pomfret, VT: David & Charles Inc., 1979.
  • tall 8vo.
  • cloth, dust jacket.
  • 224 pages.

Price: $12.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 108585

First U.S. edition. This book introduces to the reader the great age of the topographical print, the years between 1730 and 1870. The author describes the various techniques employed, including copper plate, aquatint, and steel engraving. The artists who made the original sketches and the craftsmen who interpreted them with the graver or etching needle are also discussed, with over fifty illustrations, covering a wide range of subjects and methods. The works of J.M.W. Turner, John Hassell and John Pye are well represented.