Liber Nauticus and Instructor in the Art of Marine Drawing.

By: Serres (D.) & (J.T.) HB

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viii + ii + 28pp text, with 41 plates (detailed views of warships and aûseries of seascapes), substantial format 45cm x 33cm, attractive embossedûcloth, dw. Quarm (R.) & Wilcox (S.) Masters of the Sea British Marine Watercolours,û1987. See references in this work to Serres....The publication in 1805 ofûthe Liber Nauticus in the Art of Marine Drawing by John Thomas Serresûindicates that by the end of the eighteenth century marine drawing wasûaccepted as a distinct and legitimate specialization for artist andûamateur alike. Part I describes in detail, with plates, the parts of aûship, the drawing of water, how ships sail, rates or classes of ships, andûthe different ranks of admirals. Part II consists of twenty-four plates inûaquatint after drawings by his long-dead father Dominic Serres 'madeûexpressly for the instruction of a Nobleman', and presumably to be copied:ûIn short, so comprehensive is this work, that there is scarcely any kindûof bark, which floats on the water, that is not delineated-a circumstanceûthat must greatly facilitate the study of Marine Drawing in general.ûAJS: This edition with an introduction by Basil Greenhill.ûNB: A large heavy item which may require additional postage depending onûthe destination, please check with us first.

Title: Liber Nauticus and Instructor in the Art of Marine Drawing.

Author Name: Serres (D.) & (J.T.) HB

Categories: Art Books/Illustrated,

Publisher: 1805 rp 1979, hardback ed,

kg: 1.00 kg

Seller ID: 575