Sunday, May 8, 2016
Sunday, March 13, 2016
This is an antique hand colored engraving from The Life and Memoirs of Elizabeth Chudleigh, published in 1788. The inscription reads "Miss Chuldeigh in the character of Iphigenia at the Venetian Ambassador's Masquerade" which caused a major SCANDAL at the time and caught the Duke of Kingstons eye causing him to marry her. She was already married. More scandal.
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Monday, October 5, 2015
These prints are from a rare first edition elephant folio, stipple engravings are from Specimens of Antient Sculpture, Aegyptian, Etruscan, Greek, and Roman by the Society of Dilettanti. The work was printed in London by T. Bensley for T. Payne and J. White in 1809. The work was only one of 200 published. Only 60 of these were printed on large-paper and reserved for the society. This particular engraving is larger than those in the Royal Academy and is likely one of the 60 that were for the society members. Many of the illustrations for this work came from the collections of Richard Payne Knight and Charles Townley. Knight wrote the text for this work. The illustrations pay tribute to the best classical sculptures in England.
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Saturday, August 2, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Friday, December 27, 2013
This model is posing for a photo session in an artist's studio. She takes her inspiration for the pose from a figure drawing book. It looks like it is Andrew Loomis' Figure Drawing for All It's Worth.
The open page in the first photo looks like page 194, which illustrates distributed weight in a figure.
The nearest page in the second photo looks like a combination of 2 illustrations, page 102 and 106, which illustrate twisting and turning of the figure.
Andrew Loomis was born in 1892. After school he moved to Chicago, and worked in editorial and advertising for most of the top clients at the time including Kellogg's, Coca Cola, Lucky Strike and more. He published Fun With A Pencil in 1939 and his hugely influential Figure Drawing for All It's Worth in 1943.
Figure Drawing for All It's Worth 2011 edition
Figure Drawing for All It's Worth (How to draw and paint) 1971 edition
Fun With A Pencil
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