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The artist's vade mecum : being the whole art of drawing taught in a new work : elegantly engraved on one hundred folio copper plates : containing great variety of examples in every branch of that noble art : as parts of the face, heads, hands, feet, academy, antiques, and groups of figures, beasts, birds, insects, flowers, fruit, shells, ornaments, buildings, landscapes .../ collected from the works of the greatest masters ; to which is prefixed an essay on drawing ; with introductory rules for the use of learners ; in which the first principles of that useful and noble art are explained in such manner that it may be attained in a short time without a master.
The second edition, with additions.
London : ... Sold by R. Sayer, at the Golden Buck, in Fleet-Street, 1766.
Physical Description:
8 p., [100] leaves of plates : chiefly ill. ; 31 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC735 A7 1766+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
BAC : British Art Center copy is extra-illustrated.
Plates by Anthony Walker, Paul Sandby, Henry Roberts, Simon François Ravenet, H. Stevens, and C.H. Hemerich; after Paul Sandby, Peter Tillemans, August Johann Rösel von Rosenhof, and Fenn.
T.p. printed in red and black.
Subject Terms:
Barrett, -- Autograph, 1811.
Drawing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Drawing -- Technique.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1766.
Etching -- Specimens -- 1766.
Gapper, Richard Colston -- Autograph.
Sayer, R. -- Publisher.
Drawing books.
Extra-illustrated copies (Provenance)
Walker, Anthony, 1726-1765, engraver.
Sandby, Paul, 1731-1809, ill.
Roberts, Henry, approximately 1710-approximately 1790, engraver.
Ravenet, Simon François, 1706-1774, engraver.
Stevens, H., engraver.
Hemmerich, Cornelius Heinrich, engraver.
Tillemans, Peter, 1684-1734, ill.
Rösel von Rosenhof, August Johann, 1705-1759, ill.
Fenn, C., ill.

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