Engraved artist study of baby boys and a putto/cherub. Babies are draped in cloth with one holding a crown above his head. The putto/cherub holds a wreath.
The most popular of William Salmon's numerous books, the title page refers to 25 plates within whereas other copies are also missing plates 3 and 10, as is the case with this particular copy. Select digitized content includes front cover, frontismatter, engraved portrait frontispiece of Salmon (age 27 in 1675), engraved title page (both by W. Sherwin) as well as recto and versos of extant copperplate engravings. Plates 22 and 23 are misbound between plates 17 and 18.
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Plate VI: Artist study of legs, arms, hands and feet1685 (date of publication)
Salmon, William. “Plate VII: Artist Study of Babies and Cherub.” In Polygraphice, or, the Arts of Drawing, Engraving, Etching, Limning, Painting, Washing, Varnishing, Gilding, Colouring, Dying, Beautifying and Perfuming. London, England: Printed for Thomas Passinger at the Three Bibles on London Bridge and Thomas Sawbridge at the Three Flower de Luces in Little-Brittain, 1685. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/4f16c410x.
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