Practical Carriage and Wagon Painting
M C Hillick,
introduction by Merri Ferrell,
9″ x 6″, 161 pages, illustrated with line drawings
Today’s collectors who seek instruction on painting and decorating their horse-drawn vehicles can do no better than this reprint of a book originally published in 1898.
The author was one of the best-known carriage painters in the country and was described in the preface as having “the happy faculty of being able to impart his knowledge to others in such a plain, practical way that they cannot fail to understand him”.
You will find here information on the buying, care and use of brushes; colours; varnishing; striping; scroll painting; lettering; monograms; repainting and revarnishing; painting cutters and sleighs.. and much more.
The book is full of beautiful ornaments; there are scrolls, borders, corner pieces, acanthus leaves, imaginative lettering – all of great help to restorers, as well as being a source of inspiration to graphic artists, conservators, and museum professionals.
It is a wonderfully helpful and delightful book.