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Eastlake, Charles Lock.
Materials for a History of Oil Painting.

London Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans: 1847.

One of the most important 19th century books on the history and techniques of painting, by one of the century's most important and influential artists & designers. Eastlake reviewed every source he could lay hands on from many countries to compile this history, which covers materials, techniques and theories from ancient times through the Renaissance. "One of the most complete studies of painting materials, methods, and techniques ever undertaken on the basis of literary sources of the past" -Mayer, 'Artist's Handbook' (1941).

Hardcover. 6"x9", xii + 561 pages, plus the errata slip and a 24-page catalog of the publisher's titles rebound in plain modern brown cloth with a leather spine label, new endpapers contents clean and nice.

Inventory #: 30341
Price: $ 275.00      

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