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A Compendious Treatise on Modern Education (London: Smeeton, 1802)
A Compendious Treatise on Modern Education (London: Smeeton, 1802)
Date:
1802
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Book With 8 Hand-colored Etchings
Dimensions:
Object: 299 x 370 x 10 mm (11 3/4 x 14 9/16 x 3/8 in.)
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Europe
Exhibition History:

CPLH, Logan Gallery, The Art of Instruction, "University" in the book "A compendious....", 14 April - 19 Aug 2007.

This book is a rare and charming satire on educational treatises, with illustrations designed by J. B. Williams and etched by Rowlandson. Rowlandson frequently etched the designs of other satirists or amateurs, generally improving the designs and using his skill with figures and settings to balance the compositions and bring the characters to life. In all of his prints after another's designs his style and humor is detectable, if not the driving force of the print.
The inclusion of Rowlandson's publication line on the plates ('Pubd May 10 1802, by T. Rowlandson, No.1 James Street, Adelphi'. The book was published by Smeeton) shows that he also published the prints separately himself.