This vintage book is a complete and beginner-friendly guide to modelling with clay and wax, including directions for bronze and silver chasing and embossing, carving in marble and alabaster, and moulding and casting in plaster of Paris. Written in simple, plain language and profusely illustrated, this volume is ideal for the beginner, and would make for a worthy addition to collections of related literature. Contents include: “Antiquity of Sculpture”, “Egyptian Art”, “Ancient Pottery”, “Rock Statues”, “Tinted Statuary”, “Sculpture Previous to the Great Exhibition of 1851”, “Photographs of Sculptures”, “Modelling by Ladies”, “Studio Appliances”, “Most Suitable Light”, “Necessary Tools &c.”, “The First Work”, “Mask on Face”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction. This book was first published in 1879.