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Muckley, William J.
A Handbook for Painters and Art Students on the Character, Nature, and Use of Colours. Their permanent, or fugitive qualities, and the vehicles proper to employ, with an appendix giving permanent hues and tints. Also short remarks on the practice of painting in oil and water colours.

London Bailliere, Tindall and Cox: 1882. 2nd ed.

In addition to the material on permanent and fugitive colors and their preparation and mixing, he also deals with damage to oil paintings by gas and damp, picture frames, care of pictures, varnishing and glazing, and many other practical topics for the artist in the workroom. Muckley had written a number of other art instruction titles.

Hardcover. 5.5"x9", xiv + 126 pages. Publisher's pebbled cloth with gilt titles spine cloth torn in several places, a few cover scuffs and a little internal soil.

Inventory #: 9917
Price: $ 100.00      

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