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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

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

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

ESTC (RLIN): T147995


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with eight chiaroscuro woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


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


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

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen