Drawing Course is a book that is not sold here in Ireland. It was written by Charles Bargue an Jean-Leon Gerome and was published in Paris in the 1860s and 1870s. For art students this volume is a practical introduction to realistic drawing based on observation of nature. This set of nearly 200 masterful lithographs was copied by art students worldwide before they attempted to draw from a live model. The Drawing Course separated into three sections, in an ascending order of difficulty.