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Notes on Architectural Perspective
These elementary architectural sketches with extensive notes are from a set of 27 drawings on 15 sheets that was discovered in the National Library of South Africa in 1986. The drawings are important for presenting the earliest realistic depictions of the Khoikhoi people, the original inhabitants of the Western Cape. The artist most likely was a Dutchman, born in the 17th century, who was attached in some capacity to the Dutch East India Company and possibly en route to the Dutch East Indies or on his way back to the ...
Landscape and Notes on Shading and Perspective
This sketch showing a landscape with mountains, farm buildings, and a European man is from a set of 27 drawings on 15 sheets that was discovered in the National Library of South Africa in 1986. The drawings are important for presenting the earliest realistic depictions of the Khoikhoi people, the original inhabitants of the Western Cape. The artist most likely was a Dutchman, born in the 17th century, who was attached in some capacity to the Dutch East India Company and possibly en route to the Dutch East Indies or ...
Finn and Burton's Paper Hangings Warehouse. Number 142, Arch Street, Philadelphia
This advertising print from 1849 shows the paper hangings warehouse of the Finn & Burton firm, located at 142 (now the 600 block) Arch Street, Philadelphia. Through the open entryway two ladies and a gentleman can be seen seated at a table, while a clerk shows them wallpaper samples. The large side windows reveal massive architectural scenes, the illusion of depth in them presumably created by the elegant wall hangings. Well-dressed pedestrians pass by in the street. In the trompe l’oeil border around the main illustration hang samples of wall ...