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Bowles, Carington, 1724–1793
All draughtsmen's assistant, or, Drawing made easy : wherein the principles of that art are rendered familiar in ten 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, 10. history : explained by a great variety of examples from the most approved designs on 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 practise / by the author of The artist's assistant.
London : Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennett, map and print-sellers, (No. 53) Fleet-street, [177-?]
Physical Description:
[2], 16 p., [62] leaves of plates : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC650 B6 1770z+ Oversize
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Copyright Status:
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Advertisements: "New drawing books printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennett:" [1] p. at front.
Plates by Pierre Charles Ingouf, William Byrne, Charles Grignion, William Smith, Ignace Fougeron, James Peake [i.e. Peak], and James Roberts; after Jean Baptiste Greuze, John Collet, William Smith, James Roberts, and John Cleveley.
Plates dated 1763-1776.
Later editions under titles: The draughtsmen's assistant and The draughtsman's assistant.
Subject Terms:
Bennett, J. -- Publisher.
Drawing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Drawing -- Technique.
Engraving -- Specimens -- [177-?].
Etching -- Specimens -- [177-?].
Sayer, R. -- Publisher.
Whateley, Margaret W. -- Autograph.
Drawing books.
Handbooks and manuals.
Byrne, William, 1743-1805, engraver.
Grignion, Charles, 1721-1810, engraver.
Smith, William, ill.
Fougeron, Ignace, active 18th century-19th century, engraver.
Peak, James, 1729-1782?, engraver.
Roberts, James, 1725-1799, engraver.
Collet, John, 1725?-1780, ill.
Cleveley, John, 1747-1786, ill.

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