Requires Photography

Elements of Drawing: Exemplified in a Variety of Figures and Sketches of Parts of the Human Form

Henry Williams (American, 1787–1830)

Place of Publication: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Catalogue Raisonné

Shaw & Shoemaker 33690


Overall: 22.5 x 18.5 x 1 cm (8 7/8 x 7 5/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engravings

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Boston: Published by H. Williams [et al.], 1814) 23 cm; 1 [of 3] ff., plus 20 [of 26] plates; nineteenth-century marbled paper wrappers (gray manila folder, beige cloth spine).

Diagrams of figures and parts of figures for drawing students.

Boston: Published by H. Williams [et al.], 1814


Inscribed in pen and brown ink on front flyleaf "Miss Elizabeth Walker from her affectionate / friend / M. Balch / Jan. 3 1815"; graphite "Gift of Miss F. L. Chace / 5 Oct. 1925"; Maxim Karolik (1893-1963), by whom given to MFA, December 9, 1954.

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875