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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 practice /
by the author of The artist's assistant.



Main Author: Bowles, Carington, 1724-1793.
Related Names: Bennett, John printseller. , Sayer, Robert 1725-1794.
Language(s): English
Published: London : Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennett, map and print-sellers, (No. 53) Fleet-street, [1794 or later]
Subjects: Drawing books > Drawing books / Specimens.
Drawing > Drawing / Technique.
Etchings > Etchings / England > Etchings / England / 18th century.
Engravings > Engravings / England > Engravings / England / 18th century.
Note: Engravings, etchings, and soft-ground etchings by various artists: Pierre-Charles Ingouf after Jean-Baptiste Greuze; William Byrne, T. Cook, Charles Grignion, Hancock, James Mason, Peake, Robert Pranker, Pye, Rennoldson and Smith after John Collet; H. Roberts after Johann Elias Ridinger; James Roberts; A. Benoist; John June.
Plates numbered 4-6, 8-72.
Title, p. [1] of preliminaries; p. [2]-[3] blank; Sayer & Bennett's advertising list of new drawing-books, p. [4].
Sayer & Bennet were partners 1774-82; see Maxted, London book trades 1775-1800. Plate 29, however, was published by their successors Laurie & Whittle and bears date 12 May 1794. Plates 41-46 printed by Sayer alone, and are dated 24 Feb. 1787.
Text attributed to Carington Bowles. See ESTC (for earlier editions).
Physical Description: [4], 16 p., [62] leaves of plates : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm.
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