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A Treatise on Painting, by Leonardo da Vinci
Senex and Taylor, London


LDE T0540   CID351  Of the Folds seen in the Draperies of Members that are shortened

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Where a Figure is shortened, let the Folds be closer together, and drawn round the Member in greater numbers, than where it is not shortened; thus the Eye being placed in E, the Figure M N throws the middle of each circulating Fold, further from its extreme, as it is more remote from the Eye; N O shows the extremes almost straight, being found directly over against the Eye; and P Q has an effect quite contrary to the first, N M.