English painter and lithographer J. D. Harding wrote several popular books on art instruction - here is one of his finest. A comprehensive Victorian manual on the philosophy and principles of art, this classic guide is geared toward practicing artists. Twenty-four black-and-white plates of his illustrations accompany observations and instructions on composition, light and shade, drawing from nature, and related subjects.
English landscape painter and lithographer James Duffield Harding (1798-1863) wrote several widely read drawing manuals and other books and art. Dover also publishes his Lessons on Drawing and On Drawing Trees and Nature.