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Darly, Matthias
The ornamental architect, or, Young artists instructor : consisting of the five orders, drawn by aliquot parts, with their embellishments &c. elegantly engrav'd on (102) folio plates by various masters ...
Additional Title(s):

Ornamental architect

Young artists instructor
[London] : Publish'd by the author Matthias Darly, professor of ornament & engraver at No. 39 Strand : and sold by all book and printsellers in Great Britain and Ireland, where ornamental compositions in evry branch of business will be occasionally pubd., [1770 or 1771]
Physical Description:
102 leaves : illustrations ; 49 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2016 58 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2016 58 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Originally published in 17 parts, from January to December, 1770. See: British Architectural Library.
Engravings dated 1769 and 1770.
Title continues: "This work is renderd so easy that most capacitys, by practice and attention, may draw any piece of architecture required with its ornaments, the number of ornamental compositions, and the different manner of expressing antique ornaments, makes it the most usefull workmans book extant, and at the same time it may be renderd the most entertaining work of the kind, for the instruction of the ladys, and gentlemem. Ornamental studies hitherto but little known in this kingdom, begin to be more understood and enquired after, and is that part of drawing which is most essential to artists manufacturers, and mechanics. The following professions in particular cannot do without it: architects, painters, engravers, carvers, stuco workers, modellers, potters, iron smiths, silver smiths, founders, embroiderers pattern drawers, tapistry weavers, coach makers, cabinet makers &c. Numbers of other ingenious professions, besides the above mention'd may recieve help from this work, as few occupations but want more or less of ornamental drawing, and it must be confess'd that some knowledge of architect, shou'd allways accompany the usefull study of ornament."
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers, 188
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, 810
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is a large paper copy (50 cm). Bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 bound in blind-stamped reverse calf (43 cm). With the armorial bookplate of Richard Blackett Beaumont. Ink stamp of White Allom Ltd.
Subject Terms:
Architectural drawing -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Details.
Architecture -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Orders.
Beaumont, Richard Blackett -- Bookplate.
White Allom Ltd. -- Stamp.
Engravings -- 1771.
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)

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