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An Essay on the Invention of Engraving and Printing in Chiaro oscuro, as Practised by Albert Durer, Hugo di Carpi, &c. and The Application of it to the Making Paper Hangings of Taste, Duration, and Elegance

1754
Illustrated by John Baptist Jackson (English, 1701–1780), Publisher Andrew Millar (English, 1707–1768)


Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

ESTC (RLIN): T147995

Dimensions

Overall: 24.1 x 18.7 x 0.7 cm (9 1/2 x 7 3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

64.325

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with eight chiaroscuro woodcuts

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(London: A. Millar, S. Baker, J. Whiston and B. White, and L. Davis, 1754) Quarto; 10 leaves, plus 8 plates; modern half gilt-stamped brown morocco, marbled paper boards (brown cloth slipcase).

Samples of chiaroscuro woodcut technique and printing.


London: A. Millar, S. Baker, J. Whiston and B. White, and L. Davis, 1754

Provenance

W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom bequeathed to MFA, April 8, 1964.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen