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


LDE T2380   CID16  A Painter to cover the Censures of different Persons on his Works

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While a Painter is employ'd either in designing, or Painting, he ought to listen with attention to the different Sentiments which different People entertain of his Performance: There being no body how Ignorant in Painting soever, but who understands the Shape of a Man, and can readily tell whether he be humpBack'd, crook'd-Legg'd, have any thing Monstrous in his Hand, or any the like Blemish: Why may not a Person then, who can so well distinguish the defects of Nature, be allow'd to judge of those of Arts?