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The American Drawing-Book: A Manual for the Amateur, and Basis of Study for the Professional Artist: Especially Adapted to the Use of Public and Private Schools, as well as Home Instruction

John Gadsby Chapman (American, 1808–1889), Engraved by Albert Bobbett (American, born in England, about 1824–1888/1889), Engraved by Henry W. Herrick (American, 1824–1906), Engraved by William Howland (American, active from 1842–1875), Engraved by Joseph T. Howland (American, active 1845–1858), Engraved by Augustus F. Kinnersley (American, active 1845–1851), Engraved by Richard C. Major (American, active 1845–1868), Publisher Justus Starr Redfield (American, 1810–1888)

Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA

Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.


Overall: 30 x 23.1 x 2 cm (11 13/16 x 9 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with wood engravings

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(New York: J. S. Redfield, 1847) 30 cm; 112 pp.; original (publisher’s?) blind- and gilt-stamped green cloth.

New York: J. S. Redfield, 1847


Presented by the author to John S. Mahan (inscribed pen and brown ink preliminary leaf: "To John S. Mahan Esq / With the Author's Compts"; Maxim Karolik (1893-1963), by whom bequeathed to MFA (accessioned September 13, 1978).

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875