1. Seventeenth Group
- Mary Gartside, W.J. Bennett (1787-1844), Daniel Havell (d.1826?) and Robert Havell (d.1832), engravers
- From Ornamental Groups, Descriptive of Flowers, Birds, Shells, Fruit, Insects, &c. and Illustrative of a New Theory of Colouring from Designs and Paintings London: William Miller, 1808-1811
- Curatorial Notes:
- Mary Gartside was an English watercolorist and color theorist, whose work Essays on Light and Shade remained the only work on color theory published by a woman for almost one hundred years. Ornamental Groups… features colorful still lifes that illustrate Gartside’s theory on color arrangement and placement. The red peony, for instance, is partially shaded as to not overwhelm or act harshly against the pinks and whites that surround it, obtaining perfect visual balance.
- David Kelly Crow