Precepts and Observations on the Art of Colouring in Landscape Painting. Arranged from the Author’s original MS. and published by Charles Clarke. 4to.
Six plates; some foxing throughout. Attractively bound in contemp. speckled calf, ruled in gilt, with gilt vignette of Cheltenham College on front board, black morocco label, gilt bands; corners sl. bumped, faint dampstaing to boards, small ink spot on front board. Ink inscription on prelim: ‘George Sumner, 1st Drawing Prize - Cheltenham Coll. Midsr 1855.’ A nice copy in lovely prize binding.
William Oram, 1711-1777, was an English painter and architect who, through the patronage of Edward Walpole, gained the position of master-carpenter to the Board of Works. He designed and painted the staircase at Buckingham Palace (then Buckingham House), and also repaired paintings on the staircase at Hampton Court. Oram’s wife Elizabeth gifted the manuscript to antiquarian Charles Clarke, who organised to have them published in this volume.
Author ORAM, William.
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