Letter to Anthony Abbott on the mixing and use of paint colors, 1838 October 4
Letter to Anthony Abbott on the mixing and use of paint colors.
- Great Britain, 1838 October 4.
- Physical Description:
- 1 sheet (folded) : ill. ; 39 cm.
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Archives & Manuscripts
- Pigot & Co.'s Alphabetical directory of London for 1838 lists: Abbott, Anthony, professor of music, 54 Spencer St., Goswell St. Road.
Detailed list of instructions on the mixing and use of colors in painting, written in a letter addressed to Anthony Abbott, Esq., 54 Spencer Street, Northampton Square [London], by an unidentified author. It has the indented date stamp of Oc[t] 4, 1838. The letter names 19 colors, each with a paragraph explaining their composition and practical uses: e.g. Cologne Earth "gives sobriety without coldness to the various tints which are laid over it"; Gamboge "to be used in trees and grass, & to make greys & neutral tints when mixed with Lakes & Indigo..." The instructions are most probably from a drawing master to his pupil.
- Subject Terms:
- Abbott, Anthony, fl. 1838.Color.Paint mixing.Painting -- Study and teaching.Painting -- Technique.
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