The complete academy: or a drawing book, containing the pencil's improvement

Publication Date1672
Remainderwith the ground-vvork of the art of drawing, limning, painting, graving, and how to whet the graver: and also etching. The real art of mixtures of all sorts of colours both for painting and limning; also how to cleanse any old painting, and preserve the collours; and the plainest method for colouring maps and prints, are faithfully discovered. With some geometrical rules for ovals, escutcheons, circles, &c. With an addition of that necessary parts the trunks of bodies. In the drawing part Abraham Bloemaert and Jean Cozyne are followed, answering to Fiolets discourse of the measures of whole bodies and parts. In the limning part you have from a manuscript (which came happily to hand out of the collection of Mr. Garrat, limner to Queen Elizabeth) the perfect discourse how to prepare, mix, and work all those colours; with directions what lights to use in drawing by the life, with the height and distance the party ought to stand you intend to draw
Extent45, [1] p., plate
Publisherprinted by R[obert]. Battersby, for John Ruddiard, and are to be sold at the Unicorn in the Piazza, under the Royal Exchange in Cornhill


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