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A new drawing book engrav'd from the curious designs of that great master M. Poilly : very proper for all to draw after who are willing to excel in the noble arts of painting, engraving, &c.
Additional Title(s):
New drawing book engraved from the curious designs of that great master M. Poilly
London : Printed for & sold by J. King, printseller at the Globe in the Poultry, & by J. Clark, engraver & printseller in Gray's Inn, [approximately 1730]
Physical Description:
11 leaves : illustrations ; 20 x 25 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC735 .N49 1730+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Plates 2-4 depict details of human anatomy, including eyes, mouths, ears, feet, and hands. Plates 5-7 depict cherubic figures, in various poses. Plates 8-10 depict the head of a young woman in a simple draped headdress; plate 11 a bearded man, also with simple head covering.
John Clark was active at Gray's Inn between 1726 and 1736. See: Worms, L. British map engravers.
The master Poilly, mentioned in the title, refers probably to Francois de Poilly (1623-1693), patriarch of a significant family of artists and engravers working in Paris.
Wholly engraved, including title page.
BAC: British Art Center copy stab-sewn, in contemporary ream wrapper, bearing an almost complete woodcut illustration (printed in red) of the arms of Amsterdam above the legend "Super fine paper." Inscribed on title page: Ben. Seeley. Inscribed on back cover: Buckingham.
Subject Terms:
Buckingham -- Autograph.
Drawing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Drawing -- Technique.
Figure drawing -- Technique.
Painting -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Painting -- Technique.
Seeley, Ben. -- Autograph.
Watercolor painting -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Watercolor painting -- Technique.
Drawing books.
Handbooks and manuals.
Engravings -- 1730.
King, John, active 1700-1738, publisher.
Clark, John, active 1717-1742, publisher.
Poilly, François de, 1623-1693.

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