Other Technology books that may be of interest:
- Allston, Washington, Outlines & sketches, S.H. Perkins, Boston, 1850
by Washington Allston. Engraved by J. & S.W. Cheney Engraved Title page with following Half-Title page reading as follows: "The Outlines and Sketches contained in this Volume, are a part of those found in Mr. Allston's Studio, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after his death, in July 1843. They consist in great part of compositions hastily sketched in chalk, and never carried further; among them, however, are a few Outlines in umber, on canvass, which, although more carefully done, should not be considered as finished Outlines, since they were intended merely as a ground work on which to paint. The sizes of the figures in the different compositions, vary, from that of life, to a few inches in length; and where it was necessary to reduce them for engraving, the daguerreotype was used, by which the image was conveyed to the engraver's plates, prepared for that purpose, and there fixed by tracing the line through the silver. Boston, January 1, 1850." Half-title is followed by 18 of Allston's Outlines and Sketches art plates. Engraved by J. &. S. W. Cheney. Large oblong folio, 22 long x 16 tall. This was the first successful endeavor connecting art engraving and photography in book production in the United States. An important technology for printing engraved plates that advanced the methodology of printing. Twenty engravings printed recto only with tissue guards, on eighteen sheets. Engraved by the brothers, John and Seth Wells Cheney who studied in Europe. Seth opened a studio in Boston in 1841, earned well-deserved acclaim and credit for having been practically the first among American artists to effectively work in black and white. [see: FIELDING, P.64]. 2 p. l., 18 pl. 41 x 55 cm Dewey:
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