Original Treatises, Dating from the XIIth to the XVIIIth Centuries, [o]n the Arts of Painting,: In Oil, Miniature, Mosaic, and on Glass; of Gilding, Dyeing, and the Preparation of Colours and Artificial Gems; Preceded by a General Introduction; with Translations, Prefaces, and Notes. By Mrs. Merrifield, ... In Two Volumes, Volume 2

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John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1849 - Artists' materials - 918 pages

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Page 722 - Athensum of Bassano, with a permission to copy it if we could, for the hand-writing was so bad as to render this extremely problematical. With some trouble, however, we deciphered the MS., with the exception of six or eight words, of which I took facsimiles. The MS. appears to have been composed in the latter part of the seventeenth or beginning of the eighteenth century. That it was not written previous to...
Page 919 - BELL (Sir Charles). The Anatomy and Philosophy of Expression, as connected with the Fine Arts.
Page 488 - ... 206. To make liquid varnish. — Take of the gum of the juniper [sandarac], two parts, and one part of linseed oil, boil them together over a slow fire, and if the varnish appears to you to be too stiff, add more of the oil and take care not to let it catch fire, because you would not be able to extinguish it, and even if you could extinguish it, the varnish would be dark and unsightly. Let it boil for half an hour, and it will be done.
Page 919 - ... approximating or derivative style is considerable — and he has set before the English reader an outline of the relations of the primitive schools of Sacred art which we think so thoroughly verified in all its more important ramifications, that, with whatever richness of detail the labour of succeeding writers may illustrate them, the leading lines of Lord Lindsay's chart will always henceforth be followed.
Page 672 - Boyle covered concave glasses in the inside. * Porta however saw almost the same process employed at Murano as that which is still followed at present. The tin hammered to thin leaves was spread out very smoothly; and quicksilver was poured over it, and rubbed into it, either with the hand or a hare's foot; and when the tin was saturated it was covered with paper. The glass, wiped exceedingly clean, was then laid above it; and while the workman pressed it down with his left hand, he drew out very...
Page 919 - As a contribution to the History of Art, Lord Lindsay's work is unquestionably the most valuable which has yet appeared in England, and with whatever richness of detail succeeding writers may illustrate them, the leading lines of Lord Lindsay's Chart will always henceforth be followed.
Page 796 - God, was 300 cubits in length, 50 in breadth, and 30 in height or depth, so that its length was 6 times its breadth and 10 times its depth.
Page 919 - The artist, the writer of fiction, the dramatist, the man of taste, will receive the present work (which is got up with an elegance worthy of its subject) with gratitude, and peruse it with a lively and increasing interest and delight.
Page 477 - Azoth," whom he kept imprisoned in a jewel; and in many of the old portraits he is represented with a jewel, inscribed with the word "Azoth," in his hand. If a sober prophet has little honour in his own country, a drunken one has still less. Paracelsus found it at last convenient to quit Basle, and establish himself at Strasbourg. The immediate cause of this change of residence was as follows. A citizen lay at the point of death, and was given over by...
Page 827 - ... commode ces petits follastres de poissons qui nagent entre flot et flot. Voyez comme ces canards se coulent parmy ces herbes et couvillent.

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