Town and country house painting : thirty-five colored illustrations showing the effect of various combinations of colors on houses, cottages and villas of different designs of architecture together with hints on painting and other useful information.

Collection History

The digital collection draws upon the Library's exhibition, "Victorian Ornament: Excerpts from Design History," Dec. 9, 1989 - March 10, 1990, Edna Barnes Salomon Room, and supplements it with additional works through the 1920s. Holdings from the Victorian period, 1839-1900, are particularly strong covering America and Western Europe; these are often pattern or illustrated advice books. Other movements with representative, and often rare, titles include: Neoclassicism, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, and Art Deco.

Background

The Art & Architecture Collection has long been a repository of unusual plate books, with a core antiquarian collection dating to the initial creation of the Art Division. Many came from the private library of the architect Thomas Hastings, of the partnership, Carrere and Hastings, responsible for the Library's landmark classical revival building on Fifth Avenue. In the second half of the twentieth century, the department acquired additional significant titles retrospectively in response to growing recognition of the collection's depth and rarity.

Collection Data

Names
Harrison Bros. & Co (Publisher)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1883
Place Term: Philadelphia
Publisher: Harrison Bros. & Co.
Library locations
Science, Industry and Business Library: General Collection
Shelf locator: VEY+ (Harrison bros. & company, inc. Town and country house painting)
Topics
House painting
Genres
Illustrations
Notes
Content : Plates 1-35 each accompanied by leaf with descriptive letterpress.

Content : Edited and designed in the Paint Dept. of Harrison Bros. & Co.

Content: One unnumbered plate: Samples of Harrisons' "Town and country" ready mixed paints.
Physical Description
Extent: 15 p., 35 leaves of plates : chiefly col. ill. ; 24 x 30 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC : 4481932
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b13811648
UUID: efa836c0-c6de-012f-327d-58d385a7bc34
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