July, 2013

Painters Stainers Arms
Jul 10th, 2013 | | History | No Comments

The Painter-Stainers Company and the House-Painter

A saddle from the Yi ethnic minority province in Yunnan province, China. Saddle has a leather base with lacquer overlay. Saddle bow to left hand side The earliest surviving ordinances of the Painters' Company date...

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Tingry Frontispiece 1830
Jul 9th, 2013 | | History | 10 Comments

The House-Painter (Part One)

City of London - The Great Twelve Livery Companies Little has been written about the house-painting trade from an historical perspective. Whilst only an initial survey, this essay sets out to look at the way the...

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The Milk Maid by Winslow Homer 1878
Jul 7th, 2013 | | History | Paint Technical | No Comments

The Myth of Milk Paint

The Milk Maid by Winslow Homer. 1878 (National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA) Many Myths have grown up around the subject of traditional paints and painting processes. One that regularly resurfaces is that of...

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