Hands: A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources (Dover Pictorial Archive)

By Jim Harter

More than simply a five-digit greedy appendage, the extreme human hand is in a position to a nearly countless diversity of expression. listed here are over 1,100 pictures of fingers, particularly assembled through a famous image dressmaker in line with the starting to be call for for cheap and royalty-free paintings depicting hands.
Chosen for variety and magnificence in addition to usability, those photos have been rigorously culled from hundreds of thousands of pages of nineteenth-century eu and American books and periodicals, a few of them very infrequent. a few of the pictures characterize the peak of the wooden engraver’s paintings — and as artists and architects be aware of, for lots of reasons wooden engravings are a long way more suitable to photographs.
Here are huge palms, small fingers, gorgeous arms, and unpleasant arms. There are palms resting and lively and palms writing, stitching, demonstrating medical experiments, utilizing instruments, appearing magic tips, using first reduction, taking part in parlor video games, or even casting hand shadows at the wall. fingers are exhibited to show palmistry, anatomy, and signal language, or are easily poised to bare really good shape and dignity. in keeping with the big call for, fingers with pointing arms seem in an abundance of sizes, shapes, and colors, and are kind of stylized or sensible to fit each need.
A look through this very good assortment will recommend a mess of royalty-free makes use of to any artist, clothier, or crafter, together with college, decoupage, and ads artwork. each time the ornamental, expressive, or symbolic strength of a hand is required, you'll want to flip to this low-cost but entire treasury.

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Palms : a pictorial archive from nineteenth-century resources. (Dover pictorial archive sequence) 1. Hand in artwork. 2. Wood-engraving, American. three. Wood-engraving—19th century—United States. I. identify. II. sequence. NE962. H35H37 1985 769'. forty two 85-12906 eISBN-13: 978-0-4861-3413-0 Contents arms arms www. doverpublications.

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