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The American drawing-book : a manual for the amateur, and basis of study for the professional artist : especially adapted to the use of public and private schools, as well as home instruction

  • 1870
New York: Barnes
  • New ed., carefully rev. and corr. Introduction and chapters 1-4 published in London under title: The elements of art.</br></br>J. G. Chapman's "The American Drawing-book: a manual for the amateur, and basis of study for the professional artist: especially adapted to the use of public and private schools, as well as home instruction" became a standard manual for self-study and drawing instruction in nineteenth-century America. Chapman (1808-1898) studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, was elected a member of the National Academy in 1836, and was commissioned to paint "The Baptism of Pocahontas" for the Rotunda of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. His drawing instruction book was originally published in 1847. The electronic facsimile included here was taken from the 1870 new edition, revised and corrected by the author. The volume is held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kohler Art Library.

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Other title
Chapman's American drawing book
Date
1870
Publisher
New York: Barnes
Language
English
Description of Original
viii, 304 pages : illustrations, diagrams ; 29 cm.
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