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Lairesse, Gerard De And Crispijn De Passe."
Les principes du dessein; ou methode courte et facile pour aprendre cet art en peu de tems.Amsterdam, Leipzig, Arkstee & Merkus, 1746. Large folio (43.5 x 27 cm). Title-page with an allegorical engraving by C. Huyberts after Lairesse's design, with 120 numbered engraved plates by various artists and engravers and 11 half-page engravings by Lairesse in the text. Contemporary half calf."
1701. [2], 24 pp.Second French edition of Lairesse's Grondlegginge ter teekenkonst, first published in Dutch at Amsterdam in 1701 (with further Dutch editions in 1713 and 1766). It uses the plates of the first French edition, published by David Mortier in Amsterdam in 1719. The text is divided into 12 lessons, all but one with an engraved instructional illustration in the text. The 120 plates follow at the end with model drawings progressing from body parts to full figures of men, women, children and skeletons, the nine muses by Hendrick Goltzius (the first dated 1592), religious scenes by Abraham Bloemaert, Crispijn van de Passe I and his sons and Willem Swanenburg, and finally a wide variety of animals.The first and present second French editions and the 1745 German edition add the important series of plates from Crispijn van de Passe's 1643 drawing book, 't Light der teken en schilder konst, the most ambitiously conceived and most complete of the Dutch and Flemish drawing books.From the library of the Genootschap Mathesis scientiarum genitrix, a scientific society established at Leiden in 1785. With a marginal tear in the last plate, not reaching the plate mark, but still in very good condition and untrimmed, with the deckles intact. The binding is worn and scuffed, with the front hinge cracked and the corners damaged. An important instructional work on the art of drawing.l Timmers, G. Lairesse, pp. 35-49, p. 81, no. 5; Bolten, introd. to the facsimile ed. (1973)."
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