THE SPECULUM; Or, Art of Drawing in Water Colours: With Instructions for Sketching From Nature; Comprising The Whole Process of a Water-Coloured Drawing, Familiarly Exemplified in Drawing, Shadowing, and Tinting A Complete Landscape, in All Its Progressive Stages: With Directions for Compounding and Using Colours, Sepia, India Ink, Bister, &c. The Third Edition, With Additional Plates. J. HASSELL, John.
THE SPECULUM; Or, Art of Drawing in Water Colours: With Instructions for Sketching From Nature; Comprising The Whole Process of a Water-Coloured Drawing, Familiarly Exemplified in Drawing, Shadowing, and Tinting A Complete Landscape, in All Its Progressive Stages: With Directions for Compounding and Using Colours, Sepia, India Ink, Bister, &c. The Third Edition, With Additional Plates.
THE SPECULUM; Or, Art of Drawing in Water Colours: With Instructions for Sketching From Nature; Comprising The Whole Process of a Water-Coloured Drawing, Familiarly Exemplified in Drawing, Shadowing, and Tinting A Complete Landscape, in All Its Progressive Stages: With Directions for Compounding and Using Colours, Sepia, India Ink, Bister, &c. The Third Edition, With Additional Plates.

THE SPECULUM; Or, Art of Drawing in Water Colours: With Instructions for Sketching From Nature; Comprising The Whole Process of a Water-Coloured Drawing, Familiarly Exemplified in Drawing, Shadowing, and Tinting A Complete Landscape, in All Its Progressive Stages: With Directions for Compounding and Using Colours, Sepia, India Ink, Bister, &c. The Third Edition, With Additional Plates.

London: Printed for the Author, And Sold by Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row; And To Be Had Of All The Booksellers In The United Kingdom. 1816. Third Edition. Octavo, original boards, printed paper label on front panel. 31 pp, folding coloured aquatint frontispiece plus two additional folding plates, one of which is an uncoloured aquatint of the frontispiece. Small split along frontispiece fold, small drawing of the compass directions on title leaf; a few small marks to the boards and mild splitting along the front spine hinge; very good indeed. In uncommonly nice original condition. Item #311916

¶ First issued in 1809 but with only one plate. JOHN HASSELL (d. 1825), watercolour painter, engraver, and drawing-master, first appears as an exhibitor at the Royal Academy in 1789 with a 'View of Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain.' He drew many views of local scenery, which he engraved himself in aquatint, most of them coloured. They were published in various topographical works. He had a large practice as a drawing-master, and published some works on water-colour painting and drawing. Hassell was a friend of George Morland, and wrote a life of him, published in 1800; he also engraved Morland's drawing of 'Conway Castle' in aquatint.(DNB).

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