The draughtsman's assistant, or, Drawing made easy : wherein the principles of that art are rendered familiar in instructive lessons comprised under the following heads : features and limbs, profiles and ovals, whole figures, drapery, light and shade, landscapes, perspective, enlarging and contracting, imitation of life, &c. &c. : explained by a great variety of examples from the most approved designs : neatly engraved on seventy-two copper plates : with a suitable introduction on the utility of this noble art and observations on designs, as well in regard to theory as practise / by the author of The artist's assistant.
- London : Printed for Robert Sayer and Co., 53, Fleet Street, [ca. 1801].
- Physical Description:
- , 16 p.,  leaves of plates : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm.
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- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Abbey, J.R. Life in England in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 122.
British Art Center has 3 copies. Copy 1 is the Abbey copy and has a plate with 1801 watermark. Copy 2 has the same plates; many of them are printed on paper with 1801 watermark.
Copy 3 is an earlier issue. It has the autograph of J. Priestly dated 1796. The plates are the same but printed on different paper with no dated watermarks and the plate with date 1794 (Plate 29) in copy 1 & 2 is undated here and has different imprint (i.e. Printed for R. Sayer, No. 53, Fleet-Street.) Plate 29 in copy 1 & 2 has imprint: Published 12 May 1794 by Laurie and Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London. Laurie and Whittle succeeded Robert Sayer in 1794 or a little earlier. (cf. Maxted, I. London book trades).
Plates by Pierre Charles Ingouf, J.S. [i.e. John Spilsbury], Robert Pranker, M. Renoldson [i.e. Rennoldson], Thomas Cook, Charles Grignion, James Mason, William Byrne, John Pye, Robert Hancock, Antoine Benoist, John June, Henry Roberts, James Peake [i.e. Peak], and Smith; after Jean Baptiste Greuze, John Collet, John Cleveley, Johann Elias Ridinger, T. Collet, and James Roberts.
Date from watermark (Whatman 1801).
Some plates dated 1787, one dated 1794, others not dated.
Earlier editions under titles: All draughtsmen's assistant and The draughtsmen's assistant.
- Subject Terms:
- Drawing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.Drawing -- Technique.Priestly, J. -- Autograph, 1796.
- Soft-ground etchings -- [ca. 1801].
Handbooks and manuals.
Engravings -- [ca. 1801].
Etchings -- [ca. 1801].
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Bowles, Carington, 1724-1793, The draughtsman's assistant, or, Drawing made easy , [ca. 1801]