New York: George P. Putnam, 1849. ,vi,49,pp. plus 6pp. of advertisements. Half title. Original printed wrappers. Front wrapper detached, rear wrapper lacking. Chipping along backstrip. Scattered foxing and tanning. Good. Item #WRCAM40310
Three essays reprinted from periodicals on the Old Masters and theories and practitioners of "modern art:" Turner and the like. The final three pages, devoted to "Art and Artists in America," are a particularly interesting defense and argument for the promulgation of American arts. A nice example of the widespread interest in art in mid-nineteenth-century America.