Classical References: F.R. Yerbury

There are a few readers who are specially knowledgeable and are generous enough to share those rarities they come across. This time, it is a book of photographic models used as a reference for art students, designers, sculptors and artists, The Human Form and Its Use in Art (1924) by F.R. Yerbury and G.M. Ellwood published by B.T. Batsford in London. Like many such books, it is necessary to offer a wide range of body types including children. It should also be noted that, unlike anatomical texts, the objective is not to present accurate detail, but templates for poses of the idealized human form. Therefore, you will see that these photographs have an overly-clean plastic quality and, in some cases, have been subjected to air-brushing to smooth out any “unsightly” details. The little girl and boy in this book are referred to as Model No. 8 and 9 respectively.

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This model is referred to as No. 5.

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A reader has requested we include more images of Model No. 5.  The other woman with her is Model No. 4.

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