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


LDE T0216   CID119  A Body will b the most tinged with the Colour of its nearest Object

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The Surface of any Body, will partake most of the Colour of that Object which is nearest it; the reason is obvious, for the Species issuing from a near Object, must lodge in greater abundance upon the Surface, and make a greater alteration in its Colour, than those emitted from a Body more remote; hence its Colour will be more vivid, and more perfect in its kind, than if it came from a Body at a greater distance.