drawing frame

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A rectangular framing device set up by the artist between himself and the object or scene he wishes to draw in order to aid precision. Sometimes the frame encloses a wire grid to enable further subdivision. Such devices were known in the Renaissance and described in their writings by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Dürer.

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