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A female figure at an easel is helped by another with a compass; representing perspective and geometry in art. Coloured stipple engraving, 1786.

Date
1 July 1786

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Description

The sitting woman holds a hand mirror and a scroll. The easel forms an oval where the window would be, forming a trompe l'oeil. The picture shows a bending tree

Lettering

Perspective requesting assistance of geometry

Publication/Creation

London (no. 10 near Castle Street, Holborn) : C. Taylor, 1 July 1786.

Physical description

1 print : stipple engraving, printed in reddish brown

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 25991i

Language

  • English


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