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Elements of Drawing: Exemplified in a Variety of Figures and Sketches of Parts of the Human Form

Boston: Published by H. Williams [et al.], 1814


Inscribed in pen and brown ink on front flyleaf "Miss Elizabeth Walker from her affectionate / friend / M. Balch / Jan. 3 1815"; graphite "Gift of Miss F. L. Chace / 5 Oct. 1925"; Maxim Karolik (1893-1963), by whom given to MFA, December 9, 1954.

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875


Place of Publication

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Catalogue Raisonné

Shaw & Shoemaker 33690

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engravings


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books