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The handmaid to the arts : ... Teaching, I.A perfect knowledge of the materia pictoria: or the nature, use, preparation, and composition, of all the various substances employed in Painting ; as well vehicles, dryers, &c. as colours: including those peculiar to enamel and painting on glass. II. The means of delineation, or the several Devices employed for the more easily and accurately making Designs From Nature, or Depicted Representations ; either by off-tracing, calking, reduction, or other means: with the methods of taking casts, or impressions, from figures, busis, medals, leaves, &c. III. The various manners of gilding, silvering, and Bronzing, with the preparation of the genuine Gold and Silver powders, and imitations of them, as also of the fat oil, gold sizes, and other necessary compositions: -the art of Japanning, as applicable not only to the former purposes, but to coaches, snuffboxes, &c. in the manner lately introduced: - and the method of Staining Different Kinds Of AtSubstances, with all the several colours. The whole being calculated, as well for conveying a more accurate and extensive knowledge of the matters treated of to profest artists ; as to initiate those who are desirous to attempt these arts, into the method of preparing and using all the colours, and other substances employed in painting in oil, miniature, crayous, encaustic, enamel, varnish, distemper, and fresco ; as also in gilding, &c. Preview this item
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The handmaid to the arts : ... Teaching, I.A perfect knowledge of the materia pictoria: or the nature, use, preparation, and composition, of all the various substances employed in Painting ; as well vehicles, dryers, &c. as colours: including those peculiar to enamel and painting on glass. II. The means of delineation, or the several Devices employed for the more easily and accurately making Designs From Nature, or Depicted Representations ; either by off-tracing, calking, reduction, or other means: with the methods of taking casts, or impressions, from figures, busis, medals, leaves, &c. III. The various manners of gilding, silvering, and Bronzing, with the preparation of the genuine Gold and Silver powders, and imitations of them, as also of the fat oil, gold sizes, and other necessary compositions: -the art of Japanning, as applicable not only to the former purposes, but to coaches, snuffboxes, &c. in the manner lately introduced: - and the method of Staining Different Kinds Of AtSubstances, with all the several colours. The whole being calculated, as well for conveying a more accurate and extensive knowledge of the matters treated of to profest artists ; as to initiate those who are desirous to attempt these arts, into the method of preparing and using all the colours, and other substances employed in painting in oil, miniature, crayous, encaustic, enamel, varnish, distemper, and fresco ; as also in gilding, &c.

Author: Robert Dossie
Publisher: London : Printed for J. Nourse, Bookseller in Ordinary to his Majesty, MDCCLXIV. [1764]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : The 2nd ed., with considerable additions and improvementsView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Dossie
OCLC Number: 642347518
Description: 1 online resource (2 volumes)

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