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PIGMENTS IN ENGLAND in the 16th, 17th, 18th and the beginning of the 19th century  (Robert Boyle e.a.)

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Colours in Arts Companion 1749
Paint box with selfmade whole colour pans of watercolour paints mentioned in Arts Companion, 1749.  The majority of the colour pans is made from genuine classic pigments. Some colour pans are highly toxic.
The following colours are replacements:  Masticot Yellow (replaced by classic realgar), Brown Red (replaced by red ochre) and Gall Stone. The last colour pan is replaced by two half pans of French Ochre or "Pierre de Fiel" made by Sennelier. Genuine  galstones are nowadays (anno January 2015) not obtainable for a reasonable price. Bladder Green is replaced by pale green/ sap green imit..  Flake White is made of oyster shell white. A very good quality Oyster white is Gofun Shirayuki, Pearl White, made of Japanese oyster shells (Kremer Pigmente). Two extra colour pans - in the lower right part of the tray - are:  sap green dark (imit.) and yellow ochre.
German Ashes is made from pulverized real lapis lazuli stones after glow and leach. Sea green is made from a very finely pulverized piece of Malachite stone. The colour pan of Black lead is made from a pulverized graphite rod (HB).

Literature and Scheme: Colours and Pigments in England in the 17th, 18th and the beginning of the 19th century
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(translated out of Dutch [Duytsch] by William Phillip)
A Booke of Secrets: Shewing diues waies to make and prepare all sorts of Inke, and Colours
Alchemistic books (books of secrets)
Thomas Jenner    
Book of Drawings, Limning, Washing or Colouring of Maps and
William  Salmon
Polygraphice; Or, The Arts of Drawing, Engraving, Etching, Limning, Painting, Washing, Varnishing, Gilding, Colouring, Dying, Beautifying and
1676: first published as "The Art of Painting".
1701 (third edition) and 1705 (fourth edition)
John Smith C M :  (CM=
The art of painting in Oil wherein is included
etc etc........
To which is added,
The whole Art and Mystery of Colouring Maps, and other Prints, with Water Colours (Chapt. XXI) 

1731 and 1732
Robert Boyle:
The Art of  Drawing and Painting in Watercolours

see 1738 & 1749

John Hoofnail:
New practical
and observations on
 of the experiments

 and considerations  touching colours :of... Robert Boyle,
Esq; so far as
they relate to tinctures and pigments: ..

see 1731/1732 & 1749

Isaac Jackson (= publisher):            
Arts Companion or
A New Assistant for the Ingenious


  see 1732 & 1738

1758/ 1764  
Robert Dossie
The handmaid to the Arts               
George Fisher:
Young Man's Best Companion

1817 Clarke & Dougall:
The Cabinet of Arts

Pag 386 & 387
P.F. Tingry: 
The Painter's and Colourman's Complete Guide

Page 189-210

Theodore Henry A. Fielding:  Index of colours and mixed tints
On the theory of painting