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For the Curious Young Gentlemen and Ladies [electronic resource]: That Study and Practise the Noble and Commendable Art of Drawing, Colouring and Japanning, a New and Compleat Drawing-Book; Consisting of Variety of Classes, Viz. Whole Figures in Divers Positions, and All the Several Parts of the Human Body From Head to Foot; Light, Airy, Loose Landskips; Perspective Views of Sea-Ports, Forts, Ruins, &C. Being the Close Study, for a Series of Years, of the Late Mr. Lens, Miniature-Painter, and Drawing-Master to Christ's-Hospital. In Sixty-Two Copper-Plates, Engraved by Himself. Designed Chiefly for Young Beginners, and Now Published From the Author's Originals, Very Necessary and Useful for All Drawing-Schools, Boarding-Schools, &C. &C. To Which Is Prefixed an Introduction to Drawing; Containing a Description of the Instruments and Their Respective Uses, and the Materials Proper for Drawing; Rules for Managing the Pencil, and the Best Method for Attaining Perfection in the Art; With Instructions by Which a Young Practitioner Shall Be Enabled to Form a Judgment as Well of His Own Performances as Those of Others; With Easy, Proper, and Necessary Lessons for Him at His First Entrance. Also, the Names of the Colours Used, With Instructions to Temper and Mix Them, and Fit Them for Painting. Likewise, Colours for Washing Landskips, or Prints of Any Kind; With Plain and Easy Rules for the Ladies Japanning. Translated From the French of Monsieur Gerrard de Lairesse, and Improved With Extracts From C. A. Du Fresnoy, Salmon, &C.

Lens, Bernard
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
London : printed for Carington Bowles, next the Chapter-House, in St. Paul's Church-Yard, MDCCLXVI. [1766]
Language
English
Description
[2], 21, [1] p., plates ; obl.2⁰.
Notes
  • The text draws on 'Les principes du dessein' by Gérard de Lairesse and 'De arte graphica' by Charles Alphonse Dufresnoy.
  • O reports engraved title page and pagination reads [4],21,[1]p.,plates which includes engr. t.p.
  • Reproduction of original from Bodleian Library (Oxford).
Reproduction Notes
Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements. Eighteenth century collections online s2009 miunns
Other Forms
Also available in microfilm (click link to determine reel #).
Cited in
English Short Title Catalog, N31851.
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