Object ID: 18569219 Accession Number: 1943-43-29 Acquired: 1943 Short URL: http://cprhw.tt/o/2DaYX/ Textile, ca. 1785–95. Copperplate printed on cotton Medium: cotton Technique: printed by engraved plate; plain weave foundation. Gift of W. and J. Sloane. 1943-43-29.
pages from 'The Writing Pen..', which was designed by Felice Polanzani and published in Rome in 1768 by P&G Samonati. This copybook consists of a title page and nineteen engraved plates featuring alphabets and writing samples reflecting contemporary business and letter styles. It may have been aimed at clerks and office worker-types of the day, who could practice their handwriting using the commercial letter and fine cursive samples as models. - Click the pin to see more!