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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.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2013 4
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
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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.
Paint mixing.
Painting -- Study and teaching.
Painting -- Technique.

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