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Lairesse, Gérard de, 1640–1711
The principles of design : for the curious young gentleman and ladies, who study and practice the noble and commendable art of drawing, colouring and japanning : or a new and complete drawing book consisting of [a] variety of whole figures in divers positions, and all the several parts of the human body from head to foot, &c. in fifty copper-plates, neatly engraved: designed chiefly for young beginners, very necessary and useful for all drawing-schools, boarding-schools, &c. ; to which is prefixed An introduction to drawing ... / translated from the French of Monsieur Gerrard de Lairesse.
Additional Title(s):

Introduction to drawing.

Grondlegginge ter teekenkonst. English
London : Printed for H. Serjeant, at the Black Swan, near Temple-Bar, 1777.
Physical Description:
58 p., [24] leaves of plates : ill. ; 13 x 21 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7420 L213 1777
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Engraved pictorial half-title: The principles of design a compleat drawing book for the amusement of youth.
Running title: Introduction to drawing.
Two etchings on each of 23 plates; several are numbered irregularly.
Timmers, J.J.M. Lairesse, p. 81, no. 7.
At foot of t.p.: [Price four shillings.].
English short title catalogue, T142617
Subject Terms:
Art -- Early works to 1800.
Composition (Art)
Drawing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Drawing -- Technique.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1777.
Etching -- Specimens -- 1777.
Painting -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Painting -- Technique.
Serjeant, H. -- Publisher.
Drawing books.
Handbooks and manuals.

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