A Lesson in Perspective; showing a method of drawing towers from a point above them.

A Lesson in Perspective; showing a method of drawing towers from a point above them.

A Lesson in Perspective; showing a method of drawing towers from a point above them
Unknown
About 1780
Ink and water-colour on laid paper
Width 42.5 cm x height 54.5 cm
Museum no. D.1328- 1899

This diagram is typical of the illustrations in perspective manuals. It explains how to draw the forms with linear perspective but the effect of depth in the scene is increased by the ground and sky being painted in graduated bands of colour, a form of aerial perspective.