Fielding, Newton Smith (DNB00)
|←Fielding, Nathan Theodore||Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 18
Fielding, Newton Smith
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FIELDING, NEWTON SMITH (1799–1856), painter and lithographer, born in London in 1799, was the youngest son of Nathan Theodore Fielding [q. v.] He exhibited at the Society of Painters in Water-colours, sending some views in 1815, and cattle pieces in 1818. He is best known for his paintings and engravings of animals. Besides painting in water-colours, he worked also in etching, aquatint, and lithography, and in the last named art he attained great proficiency. He went to Paris, where he resided until his death, on 12 Jan. 1856; he was much esteemed there, and taught the family of Louis-Philippe. In 1836 he published in London a set of ‘Subjects after Nature,’ and in Paris he published sets of lithographs of animals, and illustrations to various works. He also published: ‘Three Hundred Lessons; or, a Year's Instruction in Landscape Drawing, including Marine Subjects, with Hints on Perspective,’ 1852; ‘Lessons on Fortification, with Plates,’ 1853; ‘A Dictionary of Colour, containing Seven Hundred and Fifty Tints, to which is prefixed a Grammar of Colour,’ 1854; ‘What to Sketch with; or, Hints on the Use of Coloured Crayons, Water-colours, Oil-colours, Black and White Chalks, Black-lead Pencil, and the Author's new Method of Preserving the Lights with Composition,’ 1856; and ‘How to Sketch from Nature; or, Perspective and its Application,’ 2nd edit. 1856.
[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Gent. Mag. new ser. (1856), xxv. 321; Beraldi's Graveurs du XIXme Siècle; Brit. Mus. Cat.]
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