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For operating artists and scholars alike, this can be an unmatched treasury of the equipment, suggestions, and examples of significant illustrators from the sunrise of printing to the 20 th century. that includes works by means of Goya, Hogarth, Dürer, Morris, Doré, Beardsley, and others, it serves as a reference in addition to a pleasant shopping e-book.
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Frank Weitenkampf, Director, and Henry Meier, his assistant. He also wishes to thank Herbert Williams, Orrick Johns, who gave his time generously to the preparation of the manuscripts, and finally the great debt he owes to his wife, Mina Lewiton, who edited and revised the entire manuscript. H. S. The valuable recommendations and suggestions of Mr. Jerome Darwin Engel, in connection with the preparation and organization of this book, are cordially acknowledged. THE PUBLISHERS. CONTENTS Part One: THE PAST IN THE BEGINNING ALBRECHT DÜRER HANS HOLBEIN THE YOUNGER WILLIAM HOGARTH WILLIAM BLAKE FRANCISCO JOSÉ DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES THOMAS BEWICK THOMAS ROWLANDSON GEORGE CRUIKSHANK PHIZ JOHN LEECH RANDOLPH CALDECOTT JOHN TENNIEL SIR WILLIAM SCHWENK GILBERT AUBREY BEARDSLEY WILLIAM MORRIS EDWARD CALVERT CHARLES HENRY BENNETT ADRIAN LUDWIG RICHTER ADOLPH MENZEL HONORÉ DAUMIER HENRI TOULOUSE-LAUTREC GUSTAVE DORÉ Part Two: THE PRESENT MODERN FRANCE MODERN GERMANY MODERN POLAND MODERN RUSSIA MODERN ITALY MODERN BELGIUM MODERN HOLLAND MODERN MEXICO MODERN GREAT BRITAIN THE UNITED STATES INDEX INTRODUCTION ONE OF the distinguishing marks of a great book is the persistence with which it is illustrated.
The figures illustrating these works were executed by Dürer, on wood, in an admirable manner. Some authors have attempted to prove that Dürer did not execute any of his engravings on wood. Zani and Bartsch are decidedly of this opinion, and give reasons to show that only the designs were Dürer’s, and that the mechanical operation of cutting was entrusted to skillful workmen in that line. This decision of Bartsch extends also to Schaeufflein, Hans Burgkmair, Hans Baldung, Altdorfer, Lucas Cranach, and others—rather a sweeping declaration.
Some claim that it was Augsburg; others would have it Basle, in Switzerland. However, both groups agree to the date, which was 1497. At any rate, Hans Holbein was the son of Hans Holbein the Elder, who settled at Basle and resided there during the rest of his life. In 1515 Holbein made a series of marginal drawings to In Praise of Folly by Erasmus. ” The illustrations were marvels of invention and rapid execution, wittily done with free, easy pen strokes. Where the text mentions the author, Holbein has given us a portrait of Erasmus in his study.