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Description of Drawing Desk. Fig. 1. Front view. Fig. 2. Section endways.

AA, Fig. 1. A, Fig. 2. A wooden rail screwed to iron uprights cc to hold the examples.

BB, i inch rod passing through eyes in the inch iron uprights ccc to support the examples.

ccc, $ inch iron uprights screwed to the desk at 1, and punched at the upper end to receive the iron rod B.

pp, hollow space to hold the students pencils, knives, &c.; EE wooden rail to stiffen the uprights fff.

GG, Fig. short fillets, as shown at g, Fig. 2, placed opposite each student, to retain the board or example more upright, if necessary. 11, Fig. 2, a fillet running all along the desk to prevent pencils or crayons rolling off.

jsi the use of the Drawing Schools in connexion with the Department.

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List of the ExaMPLES, &c., which may be obtained through the Terms of

supplying DEPARTMENT of Practical Art by National and other Public examples. Schools at half the prime cost.

The Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade having had under their consideration several applications from the managers and masters of National and other Public Schools for grants to be made to them of drawing copies, and examples used by the Department of Practical Art, in teaching elementary drawing, think it necessary to adopt some general principle which shall regulate the

decisions of the Board in reference to such applications. My Lords already have fully recognized the great importance of elementary drawing to all classes of the community, in all relations of life, and have expressed their opinion that the first step to be taken to elevate public taste in the appreciation of correctness of form, is to cause drawing to become a part of national education. Their Lordships are therefore desirous that the Department of Practical Art should assist, as far as possible, in promoting the distribution of the means of accomplishing this object; but * the indiscriminate gift of examples to all applicants might lead to abuse, it is necessary to require some guarantee that the examples will be duly sppreciated, which the mere request to have them does not imply.

The principle which governs the whole proceedings of the Department, in all its branches, is to afford partial aid; and to encourage, but not supersede, public exertions in promoting education in art. Thus the means of study in the Museum of Ornamental Manufactures are afforded, lectures are given, and students are enabled to obtain the best instruction in all the sehools by payment of low fees in aid of the expenses; and my Lords consider that the same principle should be observed in the distribution of examples. They have therefore resolved that the Department shall have the power to assist schools with examples for teaching drawing, upon the condition that the applicants are willing to pay half the prime cost of them. By this means, when a school is willing to subscribe 11., the Department will furnish examples of the value of 21., and so on, as far as the Parliamentary Grant will permit.

A list of the examples of drawing copies, models, casts, and materials, which the Department will be prepared to furnish on these terms, as SAMPLES, may be obtained of the Secretary of the Department of Practical Art, Marlborough House, London. It should be distinctly understood, that the privilege of purchase of these samples can be obtained only by public and not private schools, and not by individuals.

It is desirable that every public school should possess ALL of the three following collections of examples, &c., if they can be afforded. If this be not possible, then it is recommended that they be procured in the order 1, 2, 3; any one of the three collections may be obtained, but portions of a collection cannot be procured of the Department. Applications for portions should be made to Messrs. Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly, London.

COLLECTION 1,*
Which may be procured of the Department by any public school for
twenty-seven shillings, being half the prime cost to the Department.
further supply is required for the same school, then the full cost to the
Department will be charged.

1. A black-board.
2. Brass holders for chalk, as samples.
3. Wooden compasses, and white chalk.
4. Slip and two set squ res.
6. A set of each of the letters A O S, mounted.
7. A set of twelve outlines on black and white grounds, mounted.
8. A set of twelve plates of outlines for the black-board, mounted.
9. A large diagram of colour, mounted.

Private schools, or individuals, wishing to possess thesis collections, may obtain them many part of them, upon application to Measts, Ohapman and I all, of 198 Picondilly London

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Collections

10. A small diagram of colour, mounted. of examples. 11. A manual and catechism on colour.

12. Definitions in plane geometry, by Mr. Burchett,
13. Two colour boxes, as samples.
14. Two cases of instruments, as samples.
15. Catalogue of the articles in the Museum at Marlborough House, with

six prospectuses of the Department.
16. Addresses of the Superintendents on elementary drawing.
17. Addresses of the Superintendents on the facilities afforded by the

Department for acquiring art-education.
18. Five placards of the principles of decorative art.

COLLECTION 2,*
Which may be procured of the Department by any public school for 4b.,
being half the prime cost to the Department. Ifa further supply is required
for the same school, then the full cost to the Department will be charged.

1. A stand with a universal joint, to show the solid models, &c.
2. One disc and two wires. One solid cube. One wire cube. One

sphere. One cone. One cylinder. One hexagonal prisın.
3. The elementary work on Practical Geometry, 12 inches by 17 inches.

Diagrams opposite the text. 4, The elementary work on Practical Perspective. 12 inches by 17 inches.

Diagrams opposite the text. 5. The drawing book of elementary outlines of ornament, by Mr. Dyce, 75

plates, mounted and “Kalsomined;" i.e. the surface may be washed. 6. A set of the 15 first plates of the elementary work on Practical

Geometry (same as No.3), mounted and “Kalsomined.” 7. A set of 26 plates of Practical Perspective, mnounted and “Kalsomined.” 8. Three specimens of pottery. Minton's bottle, No. 508. Indian Jar, 487. Celadon Jar, 489.

COLLECTION 3,* Which may be procured of the Department by any public school for 21. 108., being half the prime cost to the Department. If a further supply is required for the same school, then the full cost to the Department will be charged. 1. One set of outlines of ornament, by Mr. Hermian, 12 plates mounted

and “Kalsomined,”-i.e. the surface may be washed.
2. One set of outlines of the human figure, by Mr. Herman, 20 plates

mounted, &c.
3. Four outlines of Tarsia, from Gruner's ornaments, mounted, &c.

4. One set of examples of ornament shaded, 4 plates mounted, &c. :viz., the antique scroll, Greek honeysuckle, frieze from Ghiberti gates, and renaissance rosette.

5. Shaded examples of Biga, or ancient car, from Gruner, mounted, &c.

6. Six coloured examples of flowers, mounted and “Kalscmined" :-viz. the pelargonium, petunia, nasturtium, camelia, wallflower, althæa frutex.

7. Three selected vases in earthenware (Wedgwoods No. 176, 882, 940).
8. Three selected pateræ.
9. Three selected pieces of ornament in relief.
10. Three large shells, such as Dolium chinense, Murex colosseus, Pecten

opercularis.
11. Three other selected shells, such as the Haliotis Virginea, Cassis Rufa,

Cassis Glauca. 12. Three selected stuffed birds, as examples of colour, such as Crimson

Tanager, Orange Oriole, and Blue Mountain Parroquet. 13. One copy of Redgrave's Report on the “ design ” of articles exhibited

in the Great Exhibition of 1851, half bound.

Payments must be made in advance. If the articles are not fetched away, they will be packed at an additional cost, and sent at the risk of the purchaser.

* Private schools, or individuals, wishing to possess these collections, may obtain them, or any part of them, upon application to Messrs. Chapman and Hall, of 193 Piccadilly, London,

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