Catalog Record: The principles of drawing, or, An easy and familiar method for the improvement of youth in the practice of that useful art : being a compleat drawing book, containing a curious collection of examples in all the variety of cases, as the several parts of the human body, whole figures, landskips, cattle, &c. curiously engraved on copper-plates, after the designs of Albert Durer, Abrah. Bloemart, Carlo Morac, Le Clerc, Hollar, and other great masters : to which is prefix'd an introduction to drawing ... | Hathi Trust Digital Library

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The principles of drawing, or, An easy and familiar method for the improvement of youth in the practice of that useful art : being a compleat drawing book, containing a curious collection of examples in all the variety of cases, as the several parts of the human body, whole figures, landskips, cattle, &c. curiously engraved on copper-plates, after the designs of Albert Durer, Abrah. Bloemart, Carlo Morac, Le Clerc, Hollar, and other great masters : to which is prefix'd an introduction to drawing ... / translated from the French of Gerard De Lairesse and improved with abstracts from C.A. Du Fresnoy.

Main Author: Lairesse, Gérard de, 1640-1711.
Related Names: Watteau, Antoine 1684-1721., Vivarès, François 1709-1780., Vanloo, Carle 1705-1765., Somer, Paul van 1649-1694., Roberts, Henry ca. 1710-ca. 1790., Natoire, Charles Joseph 1700-1777., Hollar, Wenceslaus 1607-1677., Franck, Sebastian 1499-1542., Dufresnoy, Charles-Alphonse 1611-1668., Bowles, Carington 1724-1793., Bowles, John 1701-1779., Boucher, François 1703-1770.
Language(s): English
Published: London : Printed for John Bowles, at the Black Horse in Cornhill, and Carington Bowles, in St. Paul's Church Yard, M.DCC.LXIV [1764]
Edition: The sixth edition.
Subjects: Drawing > Technique > Early works to 1800.
Drawing > Study and teaching > Early works to 1800.
Engravings > England > 18th century.
Etchings > England > 18th century.
Note: Five plates by Henry Roberts after Antoine Watteau. Eight plates signed AM. One by Paul van Somer. Four by Wenceslas Hollar after Sebastian Franck, dated 1677. Three by François Vivares after Charles Natoire, Carle Vanloo and François Boucher.
First published 1733. See ESTC.
Physical Description: [2], 8 p., [48] leaves of plates : ill. ; 35 cm. (fol.)
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