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Creator:
James Ward, 1769–1859, British
Title:

Studies of Anatomy, Measurements and Writing

Additional Title(s):

Verso: Writing

Date:
undated
Medium:
Brown ink and graphite on medium, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 7/8 x 12 1/2 inches (20 x 31.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "JWD. RA"; upper center: "My method of ascertaining the proportions of the figure" In brown ink, lower center: "In Men the shoulders are square | from the point - | [...] Eyes the breadth of face in Women [...] off [...] triangle then | Head on 8th face one 10th. foot one 6th - | [...]the heighth of [...] | french doors are [...] therefore more elegant"; lower right: "breadth of nose | that [...]"

Signed in graphite, lower right: "JWD. RA"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5742
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
anatomical study | anatomy | child | inscriptions | man | measurement | proportion | woman | writing (processes)
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:15043
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