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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.
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.
1. A black-board.
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
5. T. square.
10. A small diagram of colour, mounted. of examples. 11. A manual and catechism on colour.
12. Definitions in plane geometry, by Mr. Burchett,
six prospectuses of the Department.
Department for acquiring art-education.
1. A stand with a universal joint, to show the solid models, &c.
sphere. One cone. One cylinder. One hexagonal prisın.
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.
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).
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,