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        A draughtsman taking details for a portrait, using a perspective apparatus for drawing onto glass, from 'Course in the Art of Drawing' by Albrecht Durer, published Nuremberg 1525

        Duerer, Albrecht (1471-1528). Medium: woodcut. Date: 1525. Durer invented several different sorts of 'drawing machine' that enabled the artist to better master perspective through the use of grids; The image would later be transferred onto canvas or panel in the studio; Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.

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