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Zeichen-Mahler und Stickerbuch...

Page from the Zeichen-Mahler und Stickerbuch... by Johann Friedrich Netto. Date: 1798. Page from the Zeichen-Mahler und Stickerbuch... by Johann Friedrich Netto. Date: 1798. Copyright Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, acc. no. 25.64.5.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York holds a copy of the first and second volumes of the Zeichen-Mahler und Stickerbuch zur Selbstbelehrung für Damen welche sich mit diesen Künsten beschäftigen, by Johann Friedrich Netto (1756-1810). The first volume was published in Leipzig in 1795 (acc. no. 25.65.4); the second in 1798 (acc. no. 32.121.3), and the third in 1800.

The books contain designs of bouquets, floral borders, beaded swags, and other shapes, that could be used for embroidery. The designs are shown both in colour and in black and white (the latter probably to be used to transfer the design). The last pages of the second volume show designs of memorial tombs, picturesque ruins, and weeping willows. The first design in the second volume actually is an embroidery.

Metropolitan Museum of Art online catalogue (retrieved 17th July 2016).

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