Title: The Sketcher
Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh
Publication Date: 1856
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket As Issued
Edition: First Edition.
Contemporary owner's initials on front endpaper. Dampstains to spine and endpapers. Hinges broken. Dust stains to top page edges. Some foxing.; x, 397,  pages. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Black decoration on spine and boards. Page dimensions: 206 x 140mm. Lengthy treatise of art criticism, a dialogue between Pictor and Sketcher. "Sketcher is a rambler, and may be allowed a rambling style." - page 190. "Sir Joshua Reynolds remarks, that in historical painting often exact texture should be omitted, and that there should be drapery, only not any particular material. This principle will equally hold good frequently in landscape: as in a landscape above common pretensions no particular season will be acknowledged, so will there be, for the heightening of the general effect, a sacrifice of detail and of actual resemblance to nature in tone and colour." - pages 85-86. John Eagles, born in Bristol in 1784, was a contributor to 'Blackwood's Magazine". Bookseller Inventory # 17919
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