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Sullivan, Luke, 1705-1771, printmaker.
[Satire on false perspective] W. Hogarth inv. et delin. ; L. Sullivan sculp.
[1st state].
[London] : [John Joshua Kirby?], [February 1754]
1 print : etching with engraving, on laid paper ; sheet 223 x 182 mm.
Title, state, and date from Paulson. | Sheet trimmed to plate mark. | Etched above image; "Frontispiece." | Caption below image: "Whoever makes a design without the knowledge of perspective will be liable to such absurdities as are shown in this frontispiece."
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 3254 | Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), 232 | Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (1st ed.), 239
"Frontispiece to Joshua Kirby, Dr Brooke Taylor's Method of Perspective made easy; a rural scene with a number of absurdities caused by perspectival errors, for instance, an angler in the foreground catches a fish in the middle distance, an inn sign is partly obscured by trees that are growing on the other side of a river, a woman leans from a window to light the pipe of a man on a distant hill."--British Museum online catalogue.
  •  Kirby, John Joshua, 1716-1774.
  • Perspective.
  • Art.
  • Boats.
  • Carts & wagons.
  • Churches.
  • Cows.
  • Fishing.
  • Sheep.
  • Signs (Notices)
  • Swans.
  • Taverns (Inns)
  • Villages.
  • Form / Genre:
  •  Engravings - England - London - 1754.
  • Satires (Visual works) - England - 1754.
  • Frontispieces.
  • Also Listed Under:
  •  Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist.
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