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An accidence, or Gamut, of Painting in Oil. Second edition. With a brief memoir of the author's life; and his portrait, engraved by R. Cooper, from a painting by J. R. Smith. Also his method of preparing gumtion, for rendering every colour transparent; with other recipes, never before published

Ibbetson, J[ulius].-C[aesar]

London. Harvey and Darton. 1828
'It was at the suggestion of Lady Balcarres that the painter undertook the new role of author-instructor. Her daughter, who had made good progress in art without tuition, had quickly derived benefit from Ibbetson's few lessons. His Painting in Oil was published in 1803...The book - written at Ambleside - was in the press when his Edinburgh friend, George Thomson, writes with humour and with characteristic enthusiasm: 'As far as I can pretend to judge, it will be extremely useful to young artists, who should in that case raise a Statue to you large enough to be placed on top of Skiddaw.'' (R.M. Clay).
4to. pp. xii, x-xiii, 18 + portrait and 4 plates. With 20 round colour samples mounted down the side of the text. Publisher's cloth, faded, loss to spine, inner hinge cracked, foxed throughout.

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