A Handbook of Pictorial Art – Tyrwhitt (1875)

S$68.00

A Handbook of Pictorial Art – Tyrwhitt (1875)

S$68.00

Title: A Handbook of Pictorial Art, with a Chapter on Perspective
Author: Richard St. John Tyrwhitt, A. Macdonald
Publisher: Oxford, 1875. 2nd edition.
Condition: Quarter leather with cloth boards. Significant wear to cover and to book. Binding firm, text clean. Illustrated, with a few plates in colour.

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Description

About the book:

An art textbook, divided into “Theory” and “Practice”. Contains short biographies of well-known artists such as Giotto, and lessons on drawing, water-colours, oil-painting, composition, perspective, the human body, etc.

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Richard St John Tyrwhitt (1827–1895) was an English cleric and academic, known as a writer on art.

Tyrwhitt was an admirer of John Ruskin, in whose favour he withdrew his candidature for the Slade Professorship of Fine Art in 1869; he was accounted a member of the Guild of St George in 1876. He was a member of the committee for the decoration of St Paul’s Cathedral. He died at 62 Banbury Road, Oxford, on 6 November 1895.