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


LDE T0095   CID33  The Light proper for Faces, and all Carnations in general to be painted by

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For Faces and other Nudities, you must have a Chamber open and exposed to the Air, whose Walls are wash'd with a*Carnation Colour. The time you are to chuse for Painting, is the Summer, when the Sun is covered with thin Clouds; but if you fear lest it should break out, you may take care to have the South-Wall of your Chamber rais'd so high, as to be a Screen to the Northern one, and to prevent the Sun Beams from striking upon it; otherwise the reflected Rays will make false Lights, and spoil your Shadows.

A Flesh-Colour.