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Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788.

Letter, 1773 Jan. 29.

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1 item ; 23 cm.
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Letter to William Jackson of Exeter in which Gainsborough reveals his process for fixing "white chalk previous to tinging the drawing with watercolors", gives instructions for the construction of a frame which is to stretch the treated drawing, explains how certain colors should be used on the drawing, and describes the varnishing process and the trimming of the final drawing. The letter is quoted extensively in Hayes, John T., The drawings of Thomas Gainsborough, 1971.
Jackson, William, 1730-1803.

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