By Jim Harter
More than simply a five-digit greedy appendage, the extreme human hand is in a position to a nearly endless variety of expression. listed below are over 1,100 photos of fingers, specifically assembled by means of a famous photograph dressmaker in keeping with the becoming call for for cheap and royalty-free paintings depicting hands.
Chosen for range and magnificence in addition to usability, those photos have been rigorously culled from millions of pages of nineteenth-century eu and American books and periodicals, a few of them very infrequent. the various photos signify the peak of the wooden engraver’s artwork — and as artists and architects understand, for plenty of reasons wooden engravings are a long way greater to photographs.
Here are huge arms, small fingers, gorgeous fingers, and unsightly arms. There are palms resting and lively and fingers writing, stitching, demonstrating clinical experiments, utilizing instruments, appearing magic methods, utilizing first reduction, taking part in parlor video games, or even casting hand shadows at the wall. palms are exhibited to display palmistry, anatomy, and signal language, or are easily poised to bare outstanding shape and dignity. in line with the big call for, palms with pointing arms look in an abundance of sizes, shapes, and colors, and are kind of stylized or real looking to fit each need.
A look through this wonderful assortment will recommend a mess of royalty-free makes use of to any artist, clothier, or crafter, together with college, decoupage, and ads artwork. at any time when the ornamental, expressive, or symbolic power of a hand is required, you'll want to flip to this reasonably cheap but entire treasury.
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All rights reserved less than Pan American and foreign Copyright Conventions. palms: A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century assets is a brand new paintings, first released via Dover guides, Inc. , in 1985. DOVER Pictorial Archive sequence This publication belongs to the Dover Pictorial Archive sequence. you'll use the designs and illustrations for pics and crafts functions, unfastened and with out unique permission, only if you contain not more than ten within the comparable book or undertaking. (For permission for added use, please write to Dover guides, Inc. , 31 East 2d highway, Mineola, N. Y. 11501. ) besides the fact that, republication or copy of any representation by way of the other photograph provider even if or not it's in a e-book or in the other layout source is exactly prohibited. synthetic within the us of a Dover guides, Inc. , 31 East 2d road, Mineola, N. Y. 11501 Library of Congress Cataloging in book information Harter, Jim. palms : a pictorial archive from nineteenth-century assets. (Dover pictorial archive sequence) 1. Hand in paintings. 2. Wood-engraving, American. three. Wood-engraving—19th century—United States. I. identify. II. sequence. NE962. H35H37 1985 769'. forty two 85-12906 eISBN-13: 978-0-4861-3413-0 Contents palms palms www. doverpublications.