Alexander CozensPlate 7 c.1785

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MediumAquatint on paper
Dimensionsimage: 240 x 314 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1980
Reference
T03175
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Catalogue entry

T03175 [from] PLATES 1–16 FOR 'A NEW METHOD OF ASSISTING THE INVENTION IN DRAWING ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS OF LANDSCAPE’ c.1785. [T03169T03184]

Purchased from Christopher Mendez (Grant-in-Aid) 1980
Aquatints, average size (i) of plates, 9 7/16 × 12 1/8 (24 × 31.8), (ii) of paper, 10 1/2 × 14 1/2 (26.6 × 36.2); individual sizes given below. The plates are numbered (1–16) in the top left or right corner, but not lettered. The sixteen plates correspond to Cozens's ‘Descriptions of the various kinds of composition of Landscape’ in A New Method of Assisting the Invention of Drawing Original Compositions of Landscape, pp.31–3

T03175
Plate 7 '7. A high fore-ground, that is to say, a large kind of object, or more than one.  Near the eye… (read more)

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