Chapman, J.G. (John Gadsby), 1808-1889. / The American drawing-book: a manual for the amateur, and basis of study for the professional artist: especially adapted to the use of public and private schools, as well as home instruction.
(1870 [1873 printing])
[Introduction], pp. [unnumbered]-10
'O~EO~M~ LEARN TO~TE CM LEA~NTOD~V and, as writing is not taught to those only who are destined to become authors, but as forming an essential part of general education, so is drawing equally important to others besides professional artists. To write -to draw a form ~r figure that shall be recognized as the representative 4 p of a letter or word, is one thing; and to be able to design, draw, or write such forms, upon principles of grace and accuracy-to understand the Art of writing-is another. Thus it is also with Drawing, another mode of expressing ourselves, not less useful or necessary than that by letters I, ( 4~ .' 2 \ - ct.- C.~'', ~ -~ -4 ,~ ~v
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