Dictionarium polygraphicum. The seven painting colours in general

Dictionarium Polygraphicum:
Or, The Whole Body of Arts Regularly Digested.
Vol I.
London: Printed for C. Hitch and C. Davis in Pater-noster Row, and S. Austen in St. Paul's Church Yard. MDCCXXXV.
1. The chief whites are spodium, ceruss, white-lead, Spanish white, egg-shells burnt.
The Spanish white is thus made:
Take fine chalk six ounces, allum two ounces, grind them together in fair water, till it be like pap, roll it up into balls which dry leisurely; then put them into the fire till they are red hot, take them out and let them cool.
This is the best white of all to garnish with, being ground with weak gum water.

2. The chief blacks are these; harts-horn burnt, ivory burnt, lamp-black, charcoal, sea-coal, verditer burnt, mummy burnt.

3. The chief reds are these; carmine, vermilion, red-lead, Indian lake, native cinnabar, red-oaker, yellow-oaker burnt, Indian-red.

4. The chief greens are these; green bice, green pink, verde grease, verditer, sap-green, pink, mixt with bice.

5. The chief yellows are these; orpiment, masticote deep and light, saffron, pink yellow, dark and light, oker de luce, English-oaker, Roman-oaker, gall-stone.

6.The chief blues are these; ultramarine, indigo, small, blue-bice.

7. The chief browns are these; umber, Spanish-brown, Colen's earth, gall-stone, rust of iron, mummy.

This is to be noted, that of the Colours before named, vermilion, verdegrease, orpiment, and some others are too coarse and gritty to be us'd in water colours, unless they be purified and prepar’d.

And turnsole, litmos blue, roset, brasil, logwood and saffron are more fit for washing prints, than curious limning.

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