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Subject: Translation sought

Translation sought

From: Jack C. Thompson <tcl>
Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Claire Daly <claire_daly [at] birmingham__gov__uk> writes

>I am researching French gilding in the 18th century and I wonder if
>there is an English version of Jean-Felix Watin's L'Art du Peintre,
>Doreur, et Vernisseur  (The Art of the Painter, Gilder and
>Varnisher) and if so, please could you tell me where I can obtain a
>copy?

I'm not certain if this will help, but I have a copy of The Painter,
Gilder, and Varnisher's Companion, published by Henry Carey Baird
and Co., Philadelphia, 1869 (my copy, 16th ed., 1889).

There is no acknowledgement of any translation, but there is an
appendix containing, "Chevreul's Principles of Harmony and Contrast
of Colors."

If you have a specific question regarding a technique or material,
please let me know and I will search for it in the text.

Jack
Thompson Conservation Lab.
7549 N. Fenwick
Portland, Oregon  97217
USA
503-735-3942


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