This is an original vintage "learn to paint roses" book
with signed Catherine Klein rose paintings
as the subject to practice.
Long before Walter Foster this book was printed and published
in Germany to help the novice art student learn to paint roses.
T are no publishing notes only a hand inscribed note
on the front cover that says
"Bought in Berlin Germany about 1911"
The books format is set with 7 (including the cover)
Catherine Klein rose paintings in color along
with 7 matching black & white sketch drawings.
T is no written instruction in the book.
But as an educated guess the student would
either paint the b&w sketches directly in the book
or copy the sketch onto a separate surface and
use the color plate as reference for reproducing the painting.
The overall dimensions of the book are about 8.5:" x 6" (15 cm x 20 cm)
The cover is printed to look antique... the lower right corner of the cover is not
missing it is just blank the upper right corner is not damaged (bent)
it is all a photographic illusion!
Other than some slight yellowing to the pages the book is in very good
condition for its age and looks unused.
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