« It takes 25 years to learn to draw,
one hour to learn to paint. »

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres



Sketches — Illustration Designs

from 5 Centuries

Thomas Baston, Shipwreck
Rare pioneer of English marine painting –
here a vellum drawing along with the respective print :
Thomas Baston, Shipwreck

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