We must start by first clarifying the terminology. In Figure 7, three versions of the name Zanerian are presented. Second, a steel graver makes a cleaner line on a copper plate than a quill will make on laid paper, even of the finest quality. The writing examples were engraved backwards using a mirror by an expert, talented and practiced engraver, using a steel graver on a copper plate.
First, the writing in the copybooks was not done with a quill pen. Notice how delicately the lowercase letters are shaded. Hopefully, your eye will note that these letters look very similar to the monoline style of school handwriting Zaner-Bloser Method pictured in the middle image In contrast, the dramatically shaded Copperplate style of script shown in the bottom image of Figure 7 is markedly different than the top and middle images.
There are many variations of the copperplate alphabet; often several styles are collected in one copybook. To avoid confusion I will only use the term Copperplate to describe these styles. So how does one distinguish between these two styles, Copperplate and Spencerian?
These two different forms of the letter S were dropped by some educated people by the time of the American Revolution. However, I have provided uppercase exemplars of Copperplate and Spencerian capitals for you to examine in Figures 8 and 9, respectively.
The hand- penned script of the English writing masters was frequently engraved onto copper plates for printing 1, 2. In this article I will try to demystify the Copperplate-Spencerian enigma. The two alphabets shown in Figures 1 and 2 are from the Universal Penman and represent two typical 18th century styles.
This particular form of script developed in the U. Copperplate is a term that is widely applied to several types of shaded script. Some of the finest exemplars of this work are the engraved forms so wonderfully represented in The Universal Penman by George Bickham 2.
The upstroke of each letter is a light thin line, but the quill point is lightly flattened to broaden the downstrokes. It should be noted that it is common to find Spencerian capital letters used in conjunction with Copperplate style lowercase letters.
Do not use India ink, because it tends to gum up the nib.Victorian colErainE Created by Causeway Museum Service Victorian Handwriting copperplate Postcards courtesy of Coleraine Museum Collection. copperplate which were printed from copper plates.
There were no computers and type writers were a new invention so everything had. Copperplate Practice Guide sheets. Authors: Robert Hurford. Download file: Copperplate practice mi-centre.com Join IAMPETH. Become an IAMPETH member today! Get access to all of the Penman's Journals online. Join Now.
Learn more: Engrosser’s Script. Letterform Analysis: The Fundamental Oval. This pre-lined pad is perfect for beginning to learn copperplate and other similar hands.
The 'x11' pages have a 54 degree slant line for help. Sep 13, · It’s only about 4 minutes long but gives a few more letters to practice. You can never have enough practice of capital letters! I hope your calligraphy is coming. Copperplate Handwriting URRBRAE HOUSE SCHOOLS PROGRAM Name _____ Look at these examples of Victorian children’s copperplate handwriting.
Why do you think these sentences were chosen for children to copy and learn? Can you copy out these sentences in copperplate handwriting? Aug 10, · Lesson 1 penmanship calligraphy copperplate handwriting Evan Millner Constructing the Alphabet - Walmir Medeiros Walmir Medeirosviews.
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