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B. Colborne, Bath, to Ozias Humphry, King Street, Covent Garden, London

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

HU/1/113

Title

B. Colborne, Bath, to Ozias Humphry, King Street, Covent Garden, London

Date

24 Mar 1771

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

He has tried to get to the [Society of Artists] exhibition when in London, but is usually too busy; he will send the varnish, which Humphry should put on a window sill to "finish"; before painting on paper he should prepare it either with gum arabic water or with mucilage of quince seed; he instructs Humphry not to mix the varnish with paint and to let each layer dry properly before applying the next.

Humphry notes that the writer was an eminent "dilenttant chemist".