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Self-portrait, aged 30

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Description: Learning to Draw: Studies in the Cultural History of a Polite and Useful Art
~The question posed in this chapter is how and why drawing came to be practiced by non-artists? Perhaps the answer seems obvious: since drawing is pleasurable it naturally recommended itself as a pastime to those with the leisure to enjoy it. But when we come to look at the way drawing is discussed in the early modern period, this obvious answer dissolves. The...
PublisherPaul Mellon Centre
Related print edition pages: pp.3-32