A practical illustration of Gilpin's day : representing the various effects on landscape scenery from morning till night, in thirty designs from nature / by the Rev. Wm. Gilpin ; with instructions in, and explanation of, the improved method of colouring,

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PML 145725
Gilpin, William, 1724-1804.
London : Published for the Proprietors, by Priestley and Weale ... and C. Knight, 1824.
vi, [34] p., 30 leaves of plates : col. ill. (aquatint, hand col.) ; 40 cm
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.

Scottish artist John Heaviside Clark added color to Gilpin's studies of the times of day, transforming a midday landscape into a sensational nocturnal scene with lightning. The heightened emotional resonance of this adaptation signals a shift toward the Romantic from Gilpin's more analytical and strictly visual eighteenth-century Picturesque.


"Printed by J. Hayes, Dartmouth Street, Westminster."
Illustrated with 30 hand colored aquatint landscapes by J.H. Clark after Gilpin.
Originally published by Edward Orme in 1811. The 1824 edition is a reissue of the plates with a new title page, published for 'the Proprietors'. Cf. Bicknell.

1/2 red morocco.
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.