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Creator:
Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727–1788
Title(s):

Thomas Gainsborough letter to William Jackson, 1773 January 29.

Published/Created:
London, 1773 January 29.
Physical Description:
1 item (4 pages) ; 23 x 38 cm, folded to 23 x 19 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
ND497.G2 A3 1773 Box
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Archives & Manuscripts
Notes:
Title devised by cataloger.
Hayes, J.T. Drawings of Thomas Gainsborough
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.
Subject Terms:
Jackson, William, 1730-1803.
Picture frames and framing.
Varnish and varnishing.
Watercolors (paintings)
Form/Genre:
Correspondence.
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