A grammar of colouring applied to decorative painting and by George Field

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Xxviii. 5), where the colour rendered a " in the authorised version " scarlet Hebrew called " Tolaath Shani," The term vermiculus, used by is in the original shining icorm. the Moors, referred to the insect they called Kermes, and hence it seems the name Kermesino or Cremesino which has in our time become Crimson. The following brilliant pigment from iodine has been improperly called vermilion, and, if it should be used to dress or give unnatural vividness to true vermilion, may again bring it into disrepute.

36 changed by, every pigment whose colour depends on that element, and more especially all metallic colours ; if employed, they must therefore be so in a pure and unmixed state. See Orange Orpimmt (page 67). KING'S YELLOW. Yellow orpiment has been much celebrated under name, as it has also under the denomination of this CHINESE YELLOW, Which a very bright sulphuret of arsenic, brought from China. is AESENIC YELLOW, Called also Mineral Yellow, is prepared from arsenic fluxed with litharge, and reduced to powder.

Is The inferior white with whitening or sulphate of generally the greyer of the two. leads are adulterated them in body and brightness, dispose them to dry more slowly, to keep their places less firmly, and to discolour the oil with which they are applied. All the above are carbonates of lead, and liable to froth or bubble when used with aqueous, spirituous, or acid preparations. There are no better whites for architectural painting, and for barytes and other earths, which injure all the purposes of common oil-painting they are kept in the shops under the names of best and common white leads ready ground in oil, and require only to bo duly diluted with linseed oil and more or less turpen; tine according to the work ; and also for mixing with other colours and producing tints.

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