Treatise on perspective, circa 1770
- Treatise on perspective.
- Great Britain, circa 1770.
- Physical Description:
- 1 v. ( leaves) : ill.
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsIn Process NC749 .T74 1770+ OversizeYale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon FundAccessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Archives & Manuscripts
- A mid-18th century treatise on perspective, illustrated with 47 pen and ink diagrams and illustrations in the text. The first section deals with general principles, an is followed by descriptions of the perspective of shadows, and the perspective of landscape. The illustrations are well executed, and may be the work of a professional artist. The treatment of some of the subjects, particularly the use of chairs to demonstrate lines of perspective, is reminscent of Malton's treatise, but none of the illustrations are copies from this work.
- Subject Terms:
- Perspective -- Study and teaching -- Early works to 1800Perspective -- Technique -- Early works to 1800
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