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Field's Chromatography or Treatise on Colours and Pigments as Used by Artists   By: (1777?-1854)

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SALTER'S EDITION.

FIELD'S CHROMATOGRAPHY;

OR,

TREATISE ON COLOURS AND PIGMENTS

AS USED BY ARTISTS.

AN ENTIRELY NEW AND PRACTICAL EDITION ;

REVISED, REWRITTEN, AND BROUGHT DOWN TO THE PRESENT TIME.

BY

THOMAS W. SALTER, F.C.S.

Ars probat artificem.

LONDON:

WINSOR AND NEWTON, 38, RATHBONE PLACE,

Manufacturing Artists' Colourmen by Special Appointment to Her Majesty, and Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales.

[The Right of Translation is reserved.]

CONTENTS.

PART I. ON COLOURS AND COLOURING.

Chapter. Page.

I. On Colouring 3

II. On the Relations and Harmonies of Colours 13

PART II. ON COLOURS AND PIGMENTS GENERALLY.

III. On Classes of Colours 27

IV. On the Durability and Fugacity of Pigments 31

V. On the General Qualities of Pigments 46

PART III. ON COLOURS AND PIGMENTS INDIVIDUALLY.

VI. On Colours and Pigments individually 57

VII. On the Neutral, White 62

VIII. On the Primary, Yellow 81

IX. On the Primary, Red 127

X. On the Primary, Blue 183

XI. On the Secondary, Orange 239

XII. On the Secondary, Green 263

XIII. On the Secondary, Purple 294

XIV. On the Tertiary, Citrine 310

XV. On the Tertiary, Russet 320

XVI. On the Tertiary, Olive 325

XVII. On the Semi Neutral, Brown 334

XVIII. On the Semi Neutral, Marrone 362

XIX. On the Semi Neutral, Gray 372

XX. On the Neutral, Grey 381

XXI. On the Neutral, Black 387

Addendum 414

Index 417

NOTICE.

Among the works consulted in this Edition are the following, from most of which extracts have been taken:

Bancroft's Philosophy of Colours.

Brande's Manual of Chemistry.

Chemical News.

Chevreul on Colour.

Fownes' Manual of Chemistry.

Gmelin's Handbook of Chemistry.

Handbooks on Art.

Liebig and Kopp's Annual Report of the Progress of Chemistry.

Mérimée's Painting in Oil.

Muspratt's Dictionary of Chemistry.

Normandy's Commercial Handbook of Chemical Analysis.

O'Neill's Chemistry of Calico Printing.

Quarterly Journal of the Chemical Society.

Ruskin's Elements of Drawing.

Watts' Dictionary of Chemistry.

PART I.

ON COLOURS AND COLOURING.

CHROMATOGRAPHY;

OR,

A TREATISE ON COLOURS AND PIGMENTS.

CHAPTER I.

ON COLOURING.

How early, and to what extent, colouring may have attained the rank of science among the ancients, are questions not easily set at rest; but that some progress had been made, even at a very remote period, is proved by the magnificent tombs of the Egyptian kings at Thebes, where the walls of the royal mausoleum are described as being covered with paintings so fresh and perfect, as to require neither restoration nor improvement. So far from this, indeed, that with all care in copying, it was difficult to equal the brilliancy of the originals, which, as far as colours went, threw all others in the background. And yet, in spite of the scale having comprised pure vermilion, ochres, and indigo, it was not gaudy, owing to the judicious balance of the colours, and the artful management of the black... Continue reading book >>




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