Saturday, October 26, 2013

Millicent L. Woodforde

The drawings are for sale on ebay. Here is what the seller has to say about Millicent L. Woodforde:
Millicent Lisle Woodforde 1880-1962. The illustrator and artist Millicent Woodforde is best known for her portrait of the composer Gustav Holst at work in his composing room at St. Paul's Girls' School (1910), which hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. She has other works in the Orleans House Gallery including a painting of the staircase at 10 Barnes Terrace, London, which was the home of Holst from 1910 to 1913. Presumably Woodforde and Holst were friends. Woodforde studied at the Académies Colarossi and Grande Chaumiere in Paris in 1904 and 1905. Almost all the drawings in our collection date from this period. The Académie Colarossi is an art school founded by the Italian sculptor Filippo Colarossi. First located on the Île de la Cité, it moved in the 1870s to 10 rue de la Grande-Chaumière in the VIe arrondissement of Paris, France. The Académie was established in the 19th century as an alternative to the government-sanctioned École des Beaux Arts that had, in the eyes of many promising young artists at the time, become far too conservative. Along with its equivalent Académie Julian, and unlike the official École, the Colarossi school accepted female students and allowed them to draw from the nude male model.

Girard Audran's Proportions of the Human Body

You could buy this rebound folio on human proportion for sale on Ebay for a marked down $1750 -
Les Proportions du Corps Humain Mesurees sur les plus Belles Figures de l'Antiquite By Chez Girard Audran, Gravueur du Roy Bound with Proportions of the Human Body Meausured from the most Beautiful Antique Statues: by Mons. Audran Engraver to the King of France Done from the Originals Engraved in Paris in Twenty Seven large Folio Plates.

Or you could buy a reprint on Amazon:

Gerard Audran's The Proportions of the Human Body

Other posts:Les Proportions du Corps Humain, Les Proportions du Corps Humain, Mesurees sur les plus belles Figures de l'Antiquite

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Jombert/Cochin Proportions of Apollo

 L'Apollon du Vatican 

Apollon de la ville Ludovise

The drawings shown here are for sale on Ebay.

Other works from the drawing book by Jombert  and Cochin are at these links:
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