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Angelo, Michael, 18th cent

The drawing school for little masters and misses : containing the most easy and concise rules for learning to draw, without the assistance of a teacher : embellished with a great variety of figures, curiously designed : to which are added, The whole art of kite making ; and the author's new discoveries in the preparation of water colours / by Master Michael Angelo.

London : Printed for T. Carnan, at Number 65, in St. Paul's Church Yard, 1773.
Physical Description:
[6], iv, 106 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill., port. ; 12 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC655 .A54 1773
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Osborne Coll. 715-716 and NCBEL II, 1021, give author as Richard Johnson based on his day-book entries. Roscoe (cited below) points out that there is no way to ascertain precisely the extent of Johnson's responsibility for the works referred to in his day-books.
Engraved frontispiece: portrait of His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, signed "W. Walker, sculp."
Woodcut illustrations of parts of the human body, birds, and kites.
Frontispiece engraving, of Prince Edward, by William Walker.
English short title catalogue, N007815
Roscoe, S. John Newbery, J15
New Cambridge bibliography of English literature, II:11021
Osborne Collection of early children's books, 1566-1910, II, 715-716
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary Dutch floral boards. Bookplate: "S. Roscoe. General Catalogue. No. 108."
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Carnan, T. -- Publisher
Drawing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Drawing -- Technique.
Figure drawing -- Technique -- Early works to 1800.
Kites -- Early works to 1800.
Pigments -- Manufacture -- Early works to 1800.
Roscoe, S. -- Bookplate
Watercolor painting -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Watercolor painting -- Technique.
Handbooks and manuals.
Woodcuts -- 1773.
Engravings -- 1773.
Children's books.
Juvenile literature.
Johnson, R. (Richard), 1733 or 1734-1793.
Walker, William, 1729-1793, engraver
IIIF Manifest:

  • The drawing school for little masters and misses
  • Appendix
  • The whole art of kite making
  • Of the preparation of colours, &c.
  • Conclusion, containing some original hints for designs.

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