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.