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A Treatise on Painting, by Leonardo da Vinci
Senex and Taylor, London


LDE T0210   CID113  The most beautiful part of a Colour to be placed in the Light

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Since 'tis by means of Light that we discover the Quality of Colours, it follows, that where there is the most Light, we see most of the real Colour of the Body enlighten'd; and that where there is the most darkness, the greatest share of Colour is lost in the Shadow; For this Reason, a Painter must always remember to lay the most perfect and beautiful of his Colours, on the enlighten'd Parts.