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Bowles, Carington, 1724–1793
The draughtsmen's assistant, or, Drawing made easy : wherein the principles of that art are rendered familiar in instructive lessons comprised under the following heads : l. features and limbs, 2. profiles and ovals, 3. whole figures, 4. drapery, 5. light and shade, 6. landscapes, 7. perspective, 8. enlarging and contracting, 9. imitation of life : explained by a great variety of examples from the most approved designs on seventy-two copper-plates, neatly engraved : with a suitable introduction on the utility of this noble art and observations on design as well in regard to theory as practice / by the author of The artist's assistant.
London : Printed ... by Robert Sayer, Map, chart and printseller, No. 53, Fleet Street, 1786.
Physical Description:
[2], 16 p., [72] leaves of plates (one folded) : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC650 B6 1786+ Oversize
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
BAC : British Art Center copy is bound with: The artist's vade mecum. London : Robert Sayer, 1786.
Plates by Pierre Charles Ingouf, J.S. [i.e. John Spilsbury], Robert Pranker, M. Renoldson [i.e. Rennoldson], William Byrne, John Goldar, Robert Laurie, James Mason, John Pye, Robert Hancock, Edward Rooker, Smith, Ignace Fougeron, Antoine Benoist, John June, Henry Roberts, James Peake [i.e. Peak], and James Roberts; after Jean Baptiste Greuze, John Collet, John Cleveley, Johann Elias Ridinger, T. Collet, and James Roberts.
Earlier and later editions under titles: All draughtsmen's assistant and The draughtsman's assistant.
Subject Terms:
Drawing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Drawing -- Technique.
Leaton, Anthony -- Bookplate
Sayer, Robert -- Publisher
Handbooks and manuals.
Drawing books.
Soft-ground etchings -- 1786.
Engraving -- 1786.
Etchings -- 1786.
Mezzotints -- 1786.
Spilsbury, John, 1730?-1795?, etcher.
Pranker, Robert, engraver.
Rennoldson, engraver.
Byrne, William, 1743-1805, engraver.
Goldar, John, 1729-1795, engraver.
Laurie, Robert, 1755-1836, engraver.
Mason, James, 1710-1783, engraver.
Pye, John, 1745-, engraver.
Hancock, Robert, 1730-1817, engraver.
Rooker, Edward, 1712?-1774, engraver.
Smith, engraver.
Fougeron, Ignace, active 18th century-19th century, engraver.
Benoist, A. (Antoine), 1721-1770, engraver.
June, John.
Roberts, Henry, approximately 1710-approximately 1790, engraver.
Peak, James, 1729-1782?, engraver.
Roberts, James, 1725-1799, ill.
Collet, John, 1725?-1780, ill.
Cleveley, John, 1747-1786, ill.
Ridinger, Johann Elias, 1698-1767, ill.
Collet, T., ill.
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