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The artist's repository and drawing magazine: exhibiting the principles of the polite arts in their various branches by  Francis FITZGERALD - Hardcover - 1794 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books and Biblio.com

The artist's repository and drawing magazine: exhibiting the principles of the polite arts in their various branches

by FITZGERALD, Francis

Condition: Near Fine


1794 Artist's Repository Drawing Magazine ART Human Anatomy Egypt Illustrated

A rare and important periodical on art, art instruction, and fine art appreciation – 'The Artist's Repository and Drawing Magazine'. Collected and edited by Francis Fitzgerald, this British magazine features art lectures on a wide variety of subjects, most of which are designed to offer direction and lessons on improving drawing skill. This work is heavily illustrated and features the sketches and art of famous artists such as Nicholas Poussin, Wenceslaus Hollar, Peter Paul Reubens, and many others.

This fifth volume from the 1794 edition features 74 leaves of engravings showing human anatomy, ancient Egyptian sculptures, Roman columns, the Colosseum of Rome, with explanations of the illustration and its relevance to art.

Item number: #7177

Price: $499

FITZGERALD, Francis

The artist's repository and drawing magazine: exhibiting the principles of the polite arts in their various branches

London: Printed for C. Taylor, 1794.

Details:

· Collation: Complete with all pages; Volume 5

o Part I – [8], 152

- 23 full-page engraved plates

o Part II – 160, 26

- 51 full-page engraved plates

· Provenance:

o George W. Gent, John Gould Gent

- The Gent family owned and resided in the esteemed Moyns Park in Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, England from the early 16th century until 1879. Moyns Park is a Grade I listed Elizabethan country house.

- The Gents held their first court at Moyns in the early 16th century and the estate grew and continued to do so under Sir Thomas Gent (Queen Elizabeth's Baron of the Exchequer, Sergeant-at-Law and later judge).

· Language: English

· Binding: Leather; tight & secure

· Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (22cm x 13.5cm)

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  • Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 7177
  • Title: The artist's repository and drawing magazine: exhibiting the principles of the polite arts in their various branches
  • Author: FITZGERALD, Francis
  • Format/binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: C. Taylor
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1794
  • Keywords: 1794 Artist’s Repository Drawing Magazine ART Human Anatomy Egypt Illustrated rare, antique, old, first edition, 1st state, provenance, signed, inscribed, dust jacket, vellum, manuscript, engravings, illustrations, leather, plates, maps, antiquarian


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