Category : Patrick’s Writing

CW Antiques Forum Programme Cover
Mar 2nd, 2013 | | Patrick's Writing | No Comments

65th Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum

What’s Old is New Again: Celebrating Antiques in America February 22nd–26th 2013 I made my first visit to Colonial Williamsburg (or CW as it is known) in 1994 to attend the conference on Painted Wood: History...

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Lead Paint - Thorpe Hall
Sep 6th, 2012 | | Patrick's Writing | No Comments

On the Restrictions on the Use of Lead Paint

A Comment on the Supposed Benefits of Lead Paint by Patrick Baty This article was originally published as "Comment." in Country Life, 30th April 1992: 44. Papers and Paints can be found here: View Larger...

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18th Century Interior
Sep 6th, 2012 | | Patrick's Writing | No Comments

Palette of Historic Paints

This article was originally published as "Palette of Historic Paints" in Country Life, 20th February 1992: 56-57. Papers and Paints can be found here: View Larger...

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VC sml
Jul 14th, 2012 | | Patrick's Writing | 32 Comments

Time for a Posthumous V.C. – The Battle of Mirbat

Oman – Mirbat is marked with an 'X' This is another break from my usual run of essays on colour and paint in decoration - a far cry indeed. As several will know, I spent a few years in the Army and have an interest...

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9th/12th Lancer Beret Badge
Jul 9th, 2012 | | Patrick's Writing | 14 Comments

The End of an Era?

"Tradition, where it turns its eyes resolutely towards the past with too much insistence on the old and too rigid a dislike of the new, can have a strong effect by discouraging progressive thought and...

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Frontispiece to P.F. Tingry's The Painter's & Colourman's Complete Guide...
Jun 29th, 2011 | | Patrick's Writing | 2 Comments

The Methods and Materials of the House-Painter in England 1650-1850

The text of my thesis can be found here Papers and Paints can be found here: View Larger...

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Patrick Baty was commissioned to write an article for the World of Interiors magazine
Dec 11th, 2010 | | National Trust | Patrick's Writing | No Comments

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

In 2007 the World of Interiors magazine commissioned me to write an article on the interiors at Calke Abbey. My words were to accompany a set of wonderfully evocative photographs taken by Lucinda Lambton. One of...

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Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Patrick's Writing | No Comments

The Use of Colour on Architectural Ironwork, 1660-1960

This is a paper that I gave at an international conference at the V&A in 1994 on architectural ironwork. Papers and Paints can be found here: View Larger...

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BS 2660 Colour Card
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Patrick's Writing | No Comments

The Development of the 1955 British Standard Colour Paint Range

The Development of the 1955 British Standard Paint Colour Range by Patrick Baty The 1955 British Standard colours can be obtained from Papers and Paints, at their premises just off the Fulham Road. View Larger...

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Patrick Baty sampling at Lancaster House
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Patrick's Writing | No Comments

Some Tips on Commissioning Paint Analysis

Some Tips on Commissioning Paint Analysis by Patrick Baty Papers and Paints can be found here View Larger...

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