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Creator:
Cousin, Jehan, ca. 1522-ca. 1593.
Title(s):

L'art de dessiner / par Jean Cousin ; revu, corrigé et augmenté de plusieurs morceaux d'après l'antique ; avec leurs mesures & proportions ; d'une description exacte des os & muscles du corps humain, & de leurs offices & usages ; avec une instruction facile pour apprendre à dessiner toutes ces figures, selon les différens aspects qu'elles peuvent avoir.

Published/Created:
A Paris : Chez Jacques Franc̜ois Chereau, rue des Mathurins, aux deux Piliers d'or, MDCCLXXVIII [1778].
Physical Description:
72 p. : ill. ; 21 x 27 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC760 .C68 1778+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Added engraved t.p.
First edition published in 1571 with title "Livre de pourtraiture". Cf. Brunet.
The human body is treated as a geometrical solid rotated in space.
Brunet, v.2, p. 340
Bridson, E537
BAC: In original stitched wrappers, as issued.
Subject Terms:
Anatomy, Artistic -- Early works to 1800.
Drawing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Drawing -- Technique.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1778
Human figure in art -- Early works to 1800.
Painting -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Painting -- Technique.
Proportion (Art) -- Early works to 1800.
Watercolor painting -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Watercolor painting -- Technique.
Form/Genre:
Drawing books.
Handbooks and manuals.
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