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Alexander Browne, "Ars pictoria, or, An academy treating of drawing, painting, limning and etching. To which are added XXXI copper plates, expressing the choicest, nearest, and most exact grounds and rules of symmetry. Collected out of the most eminent Italian, German, and Netherland authors" second edition (London: Arthur Tooker and William Battersby) 1675, including: a frontispiece showing an oval portrait of the author; a title-page; a dedication the Duchess of Monmouth & Bucclugh; a preface; an appendix on the art of limning, proceeded by a title-page; a folded list of plates with a printed image of putti playing with a goat; 31 plates showing studies of anatomy, figures and compositions after various masters, engraved by Arnold de Jode. Bound in a 17th century leather binding.
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Height: 305 millimetres (approx. sheet size)
Height: 225 millimetres
Width: 195 millimetres (approx. sheet size)
Width: 155 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- 18 of the 31 plates are reversed copies of illustrations in Abraham Bloemaert's "Oorspronkelyk en vermaard konstryk tekenboek".
In part this is also a reworking of A. Browne's "A compendious drawing-book" (1677), originally invented and written by Odoardo Fialetti (London, 1660).
Cataloguing supported by the Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust.
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Associated Title: Ars pictoria, or, An academy treating of drawing, painting, limning and etching
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