Instrument for perspective drawing James Peacock
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Instrument for perspective drawing
Plate 14 figure 3 from the paper "Sketches and descriptions of three simple instruments for drawing architecture and machinery in perspective", by James Peacock, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.75 (1785), pp.366-371. Instrument designed to allow the user to draw on a table-top. Two boards are employed, one in a vertical position for viewing the original object, with a second flat, in a more natural drawing position. Inscribed in ink "Fig. 3" and in ink above "Tab XIV". Not signed.
Original: ink and watercolour on paper. 1785
- Image reference: RS-9814
- The Royal Society
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