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After Joachim von Sandrart (1606-1688)

L'Academia Todesca della architectura, scultura e pittura: Oder Teutsche Acadamie (Nuremberg 1675-9). published 1675

RCIN 808964

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Joachim von Sandrart's treatise on the arts Teutsche Academie, includes a section on the history of art from its earliest origins. This opens with an engraving of two legendary accounts of the discovery of drawing – a shepherd tracing with his staff around his shadow in the dust, and a young woman drawing around the shadow cast by the profile of her beloved.

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