Burnet, John: A Treatise on Painting
Stock No. 1126BS
A Treatise on Painting in Four Parts, consisting of an Essay on the Education of the Eye with reference to Painting, and Practical Hints on Composition, Chiaroscuro, and Colour. The Whole Illustrated by Examples of the Italian, Venetian, Flemish. and Dutch Schools. By John Burnet, F.R.S. London, James Carpenter, 1837. Thus in four parts, (which were also sold separately), each separately paginated and with its own title-page, that on Composition being the sixth edition, 1845, on Light and Shade fifth edition, 1838, and Colour fifth edition, 1843. 4º (278 x 220 mm.), pp. viii, 73 + 8 etched plates and wood engravings in the text, 31 + 9 plates, 45 + 8 plates, 64 + 8 plates, these last 8 being vividly hand-coloured. All plates with guards. Two-page publisher's catalogue at front and back. Original green sand-grain cloth, neatly rebacked in matching buckram with a printed label on spine. Original endpapers preserved, strengthened at hinge. Ther merest hint of foxing, small ink-mark on border on one plate, very slight wear to corners, but a very good clean copy.
John Burnet, (1784-1868), Scottish engraver and painter, based for most of his life in London, and a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy.