The Table Book of Art

Images from the The Table Book of Art: A History of Art in All Countries and Ages by P. T. Sandhurst, Ph.D., “superbly illustrated by the finest engravings on steel and wood.” The book was published in New York in 1880; this copy says it was imported by George Virtue into Canada.

[picture: Front Cover in blue and gold.]

Front Cover in blue and gold.

The front cover of this luscious illustrated Victorian book has a crest and the names of various artists in gold, all embossed onto blue cloth. The spine is similarly gilt. [more...]

[picture: Declaration of Independence]

Declaration of Independence

This, it turns out, is a very famous painting in America. There is also a cropped version for use as a laptop of desktop computer background. [more...]

[picture: Declaration of Independence]

Declaration of Independence

This, it turns out, is a very famous painting in America. This version is cropped to make a screen background: there is also a widescreen version which has the full painting as reproduced in the book. [more...]

[picture: The Dancing Dolls]

The Dancing Dolls

Burnett’s The Dancing Dolls [more...]

[picture: Girl cuddling dog]

Girl cuddling dog

This Victorian girl is sitting on a stool and cuddling her pet dog, perhaps a spaniel, who sits on her apron, on her lap, as she smiles: a picture of affection and [...]The Dancing Dolls, an engraving after a painting by John Burnett [more...]



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