Record number 07/2688
Author Fielding, Theodore Henry Adolphus, 1781 - 1851
TitleThe Art Of Engraving, With The Various Modes Of Operation, Under The Following Different Divisions: Etching. Soft-Ground Etching. Line Engraving. Chalk And Stipple. Aquatint. Mezzotint. Lithography. Wood Engraving. Medallic Engraving. Electrography. And Photography. Illustrated with Specimens of the different Styles of Engraving. By T.H. Fielding, Author Of "A Synopsis Of Perspective;" "The Practice Of Painting In Oil And Water Colours;" "Theory Of Painting," &c. &c. And Teacher of Painting in Water Colours to the Senior Classes at the Hon. East India Company's Military College, Addiscombe. -
ImprintLondon:: Published By Ackermann & Co., 96, Strand., 1841.
Physical Descriptionvii, [1], 109, [3], 14 p., 10 pl. (incl. frontis.): illus.; 246 mm. (Octavo.)
Physical Description NotePlates V and VI are bound in in reverse order. Plate 8 carries no plate-number.
Content Format Note[Frontis. (= pl. I), t.p.] - Preface - Contents - [Note] - [Text, and plates]; [colophon] - [Publisher's advertisements].
Summary NoteAll plates except the first are captioned. They show: I. [Engravers' tools]; II. 'Etching'; III. 'Soft-ground Etching'; IV. 'Line'; V. 'Aquatint Grounds'; VI. 'Aquatinta'; VII. 'Mezzotint' [in two states]; [8] 'Stipple, or Chalk'; 9. 'Lithography (Two Printings)'; 10. 'A Drawing On Zinc'.

In-text illustrations show wood-engravers' tools and two examples of wood-engraving, and equipment used in electrography.

The text is followed by publishers' advertisements: [1] 'A List Of Requisites For Engravers'; [2] 'Works By T.H. Fielding, Esq.'; [3] 'Modern Engravings arranged according to the Engravers; [4] 'Ackermann & Co. Repository Of Arts, 96, Strand, London, By Special Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen ... List of the most essential Requisites for Artists and Amateurs' (n.d.; fourteen pages).
Responsibility NotePlates I, II, III, V, VI, VII, are unsigned. Plate IV is signed as drawn by S. Prout F.S.A. and engraved by J. Carter (and carries the publishers' imprint of Ackermann & Co. London). Plate [8] is signed as painted by Sir Thos. Lawrence PRA and engraved by J. Thomson (and carries the publishers' imprint of Ackermann & Co. London). Plate 9 is signed as printed by C. Hullmandel and each of its two prints is signed as drawn by W. Walton. Plate 10 is signed 'Day & Haghe Lithrs. to the Queen'.

The text printer is named on the verso of the title page and in the colophon: 'London: Charles Wood, Printer, Poppin's Court, Fleet Street.'
SubjectEngraving - Etching - Techniques - Europe - History
Manuals - Instructional materials - Publishers' advertisements - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century
ReproductionsIn 1990 were published versions in microfiche (Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey) and microfilm (London: British Library).
Binding Note19th-century brown cloth, upper and lower covers decorated in blind, upper cover lettered 'The Art Of Engraving'; spine lettered 'The Art Of Engraving'.
ProvenanceThe front free-endpaper is inscribed in pencil, 'Frank Short'. Presented by Dorothea Short in 1963 from the library of her father, Sir Frank Short RA.
Contributors Prout, Samuel, 1783 - 1852, draughtsman
Carter, James, 1798 - 1855, engraver
Lawrence, Thomas, P.R.A., 1769 - 1830, source artist
Thomson, James, 1788 - 1850, engraver
Walton, W.L., fl. 1834 - 1855, draughtsman
Hullmandel, Charles Joseph, 1789 - 1850, lithographic printer
Wood, Charles, fl. 1805 - 1847, printer
Short, Frank, R.A., 1857 - 1945, previous owner
Short, Dorothea, ca. 1895 - 1973, previous owner, donor
Ackermann and Company (London). publisher
Day and Haghe (London). lithographic printer
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