Posts tagged "watermarks"

Resources for the study of watermarks

view of a tre lune (three crescents) watermark in a paper folio with arabic manuscript text and illumination

Newly featured on the Islamic Manuscript Studies research guide --- a selection of resources for the study of watermarks, especially useful for Islamic manuscript cultural contexts. A selection of these resources was first published 5 September 2012 on a retired blog platform and subsequently enhanced and updated.

A Drawing Manual and a Watermark

The Artist Workshop, copperplate engraving from Odoardo Fialetti.  Il vero modo et ordine per dissegnar tutte le parti et membra del corpo humano (The Accurate Technique and Order to Draw the Parts and Members of the Human Body)Venice: Remondini, ca. 1700s

This blog post features an extraordinary well-preserved copy of what is perhaps one of the earliest extant drawing manuals that were published in Western Europe in the first half of the seventeenth century. Its author is Odoardo Fialetti, an Italian artist whose professional life flourished in Venice at the end of the sixteenth century; Fialetti had access to Tintoretto’s workshop, eventually becoming an accomplished copperplate engraver. While more than 200 engravings are attributed to him,...

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