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, Members' methods of procedure

1
No. 1
Title
The hymn of the Last Supper

Quotation (if any)
“And when they had sung a hymn
they went out unto the Mount
of Olives_”

Name of Artist
Edward Armitage
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming.
Absorbent .. ..
partially absorbent.
Non-absorbent ..
White? .. .. ..
prepared very thickly with
solid white lead-colour, and
allowed to dry for a year
Tinted (how?) ..

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ...
A little Sp. of turpentine
at first _ afterwards Roberson’s
Medium, which is a compound
of linseed oil & copal

Varnish (if any) ..
None ____

Exceptional pigments (if any)
Jaune Pinard
Vert de Cobalt.
French colours_

Mode of procedure ..
The canvass having been prepared
with a very thick coating of brilliant
white, it is not necessary to use
a very thick impasto in painting_
I always use French brushes_

When commenced ..
Oct.r 1875.
studies for the picture
made in the summer of 1875

When finished .. ..
March 1876

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2
No. 2
Title
Phryne

Quotation (if any)
Apelles painted his famous Venus
Anadyomene after he had seen
Phryne bathing on the seashore

Name of Artist
Edward Armitage
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
partially absorbent
Non-absorbent ..
White? .. .. ..
French canvas thinly covered
with a coating of white lead
and allowed to dry for 6 months
Tinted (how?) ..

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
a little turpentine at first
afterwards Roberson’s medium
which is a mixture of copal & linseed oil

Varnish (if any) ..
None

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..
Jaune Pinard
Vert de Cobalt
French colours

Mode of procedure ..
rather solid modelling at first
without any medium beyond a little
sp. of turpentine. Afterwards thin
scumblings & repainting with
Roberson’s medium

When commenced ..
October 1875
study for marble rocks
made at Torquay
October 1875

When finished .. ..
March 1876

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3
No.
Title
The Day’s Decline

Quotation (if any)
xxx And sweet the coming on
Of grateful evening mild xxx
Milton.

Name of Artist
Vicat Cole
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
Winsor & Newton
Thin priming on ticken prepared by
Zinc white stiffened by absorption of
oil, thinned by Benzine & mixed
with Amber Varnish
White? .. .. ..
Tinted (how?) ..

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
Amber Varnish, thinned with
Benzine.

Varnish (if any) ..

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..
Various ochres principally used. Pigments avoided
which are made from Lead, or Copper, such
as Flake White, Chrome Yellow, Sugar of lead, Emerald
Green, Malachite Green &c.

Mode of procedure ..
The work commenced transparently on a white Ground
with stiff oil colours mixed with Amber & Benzine
& towards the finishing with opaque colours
with rather more oil in them

When commenced ..
February 25. 1876

When finished .. ..
April 2. 1876.

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4
No. 1
Title
Philae – “The beautiful” – at early morn
looking south. The Ruins, which are most of them
of the date of the Ptolemies and the Caesars
include – on the right – The Temple of Isis,
with its huge massive Pylons, and on the
left the building commonly called
Pharaoh’s Bed.

Quotation (if any)

Name of Artist
E.d W.m Cooke :R.A.
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
Canvas
White? .. .. ..
white
Tinted (how?) ..

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
Copal _ Fat-oil _ and Sp of Turpentine

Varnish (if any) ..
no varnish

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..
nothing

Mode of procedure ..

When commenced ..
Dec.r 1875

When finished .. ..
March 31. 1876.

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5
No. 2
Title
A Zuijder Zee Port. This Inland
sea is about to be drained by the
Dutch Government

Quotation (if any)

Name of Artist
E.d W.m Cooke :R.A.
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
canvas
White? .. .. ..
white
Tinted (how?) ..

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
Copal & Fat-oil & Sp: of Turpentine
mixed.

Varnish (if any) ..
none

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..
none

Mode of procedure ..

When commenced ..
Nov.r 1875.

When finished .. ..
March 29 1876.

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6
No. 4
Title
A Zuijder Zee Fishing Haven.

Quotation (if any)

Name of Artist
E.d W.m Cooke :R.A.
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
Canvas
White? .. .. ..
Tinted (how?) ..

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
Copal. Fat-oil & Turpentine

Varnish (if any) ..
no varnish

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..
none

Mode of procedure ..

When commenced ..
Dec.r 1876.

When finished .. ..
March 30 1876

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7
No.
Title
Council of the RA sitting in Jury on
the pictures.

Quotation (if any)

Name of Artist
CW Cope – RA. –
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Absorbent ( Size & Whiting.)
Non-absorbent ..
White? .. .. ..
Tinted (how?) ..

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
Roberson Prepn of Copal & Turps
& “Vehicle” in shadows.

Varnish (if any) ..

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..

Mode of procedure ..
Preparation
1 Outlines drawn & hatched with Indian Ink on the white “jesso” ground.
2 a tint in thin oil colour & Turps, mixed with a little white &c to the
colour of dead gold passed over the whole_ Then outline shining through.
3 Shadows inserted with transparent colours: high lights impacted with white.
4 Painted the picture over this preparation.

When commenced ..
1865 July.

When finished .. ..
1866 March.

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8
No. 1
Title
“Mares & foals – Picardy”

Quotation (if any)

Name of Artist
H.W.B. Davis
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
Ordinary primed canvas
(Winsor & Newton) on the
lightest made ground_
White? .. .. ..
Tinted (how?) ..

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
Siccatif de “Harlem &
Benzine_

Varnish (if any) ..

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..
Pigments used
Flake White – Naples Yellow - Cadmium
Ochres, Light Red, Vermillion, Rose Madder
Burnt Lake, Cobalt French Ultramine
Antwerp Blue, Raw Sienna & Burnt do,
Raw & burnt Amber, Vandyke Brown,
Ivory black, Terre Verte _

Mode of procedure ..
The drawing laid
in slightly and
transparently with
black & red & then
painted on solidly at once

When commenced ..
Jan.y 1875

When finished .. ..
March 1876

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9
No. 2
Title
“Early Summer”

Quotation (if any)

Name of Artist
H.W.B. Davis
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
Ordinary white ground
non-absorbent
White? .. .. ..
Tinted (how?) ..

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
Painted as an experiment
with Mastic Varnish & turpentine
but not liked_.

Varnish (if any) ..
For sky Benzine with slight addition
of Linseed Oil_

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..
The Cadmiums – Lemon Yellow
for the distance here & there – and
Indian Yellow here & there in the
foreground_

Mode of procedure ..
Painted in directly without
any preparation

When commenced ..
1875

When finished .. ..
March 1876

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11
No. 4
Title
“A Spring Morning”

Quotation (if any)

Name of Artist
H.W.B. Davis
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
White? .. .. ..
Ordinary White primed
canvas (Winsor & Newton)
Tinted (how?) ..

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
Amber Varnish and
rectified Spirits of Turpentine

Varnish (if any) ..

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..

Mode of procedure (if any) .. ..
The picture first laid in in amber
& light red _ & painted solidly on
after when dry _ The laying in being
in transparent colour with the above
vehicle _ The sky painted on to a
warm uniform coating of white and
Naples Yell.

When commenced ..
Feb. 1876

When finished .. ..
March

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12
No.
Title
The Offering

Quotation (if any)

Name of Artist
W.C.T. Dobson R.A.
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
Non-absorbent
White? .. .. ..
nearly White
Tinted (how?) ..

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order?
Oil Copal Varnish. 2 parts
Raw Linseed Oil. 1 part
Spirit of Turpentine. 2 parts
mixed and kept in a bottle for use

Varnish (if any) ..
The above mixture is used as a Varnish when
required

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..

Mode of procedure ..
Painted at first solid with plenty of colour paint on a light
scale – afterwards the colours are used semi Transparent
so that the light under painting shews through.
All the colours are mixed with the above vehicle

When commenced ..
16 Feby /76

When finished .. ..
20 March /76

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13
No. 1
Title
Richard 2nd resigning the Crown to
Bolingbroke_

Quotation (if any)

Name of Artist
John Gilbert
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Canvas
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
a non-absorbent ground.
White? .. .. ..
no
Tinted (how?) ..
Indian Red _ deep in colour.

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
First Amber Varnish.
afterwards Glazed and Toned with
Roberson’s Medium

Varnish (if any) ..

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..
not any.

Mode of procedure ..
Simply painting each object as near
its proper colour at once. Strengthening
toning, and enriching afterwards.

When commenced ..
May. 1875

When finished .. ..
March 1876.

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14
No. 2
Title
Crusaders.

Quotation (if any)
“They rein their steeds, they strike, they ward by turns;
their fury kindles as the combat burns,
Where best their force can plate or joint invade,
They speed the thrust, or whirl the beamy blade”.
Orlando Furioso.

Name of Artist
John Gilbert
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
a rough
canvas
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
a non-absorbent ground
White? .. .. ..
a warm white
Tinted (how?) ..
not tinted.

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order?
First Linseed Oil and Turpentine.
The picture got in entirely with raw Amber.
light, shad, and general effect_

Varnish (if any) ..
afterwards Roberson’s Medium for the Colour.

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..
not any.

Mode of procedure ..

When commenced ..
Sept.r 1875.

When finished .. ..
March. 1876

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15
No. 1
Title
Daphnephoria

Quotation (if any)

Name of Artist
Fred Leighton
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
semi absorbent (single primed)
White? .. .. ..
white
Tinted (how?) ..

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order?
linseed oil and turpentine first
towards the end clarified poppy oil
and turpentine

Varnish (if any) ..
rubbed thinly over with Roberson’s Medium

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..

Mode of procedure ..
sketched in in monochrome _ brown and white,
then thickly scumbled over with a grey tint*_ then
painted up with the full colours.
* except the sky which was laid in in pure white and
washed over with amber when dry

When commenced ..
1874

When finished .. ..
1876.

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16
No.
Title
Portrait of Captn Richard Burton

Quotation (if any)

Name of Artist
Fred Leighton
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
primed with a mixture of flour, water
oil, flake white and whiting
White? .. .. ..
Tinted (how?) ..

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
Starch and oil boiled to the consistency
of thick cream

Varnish (if any) ..
rubbed over with “huile chromophile” / probably
poppy oil clarified with charcoal – and lastly
with Lochnés Varnish

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..

Mode of procedure ..
underpainted in strong masses with brown and
white – washed over when dry with indigo powder
rubbed up in water _ then painted up with the
full palette

When commenced ..
1872

When finished .. ..
1875

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17
No.
Title
“Cinderella”

Quotation (if any)
“She saw them depart for the ball.”

Name of Artist
Henry Le Jeune
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
A very light, warm, flesh tint of
Flake White, Naples Yellow & Vermilion
spread on the ordinary panel ground.
Non-absorbent ..
White? .. .. ..
Tinted (how?) ..

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
Copal, Oil & Turpentine mixed.

Varnish (if any) ..

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..

Mode of procedure ..
Painted without any other preparation
than the above named ground.

When commenced ..
24.th January 1876.

When finished .. ..
31.st March ------

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18
No. 1
Title
“My Duty towards my Neighbour.”

Quotation (if any)

Name of Artist
G.D. Leslie
8 Grove End Road
St John’s Wood N.W.
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
French Canvass very fine grain
White? .. .. ..
Low toned White
Tinted (how?) ..

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
None whatever except the
oil the colours are ground in

Varnish (if any) ..
Intended to be varnished with Mastic

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..
some chrome yellow in the greens

Mode of procedure ..
Painted solidly throughout i.e. F.White
mixed with everything at first, and no
glazing at all

When commenced ..
September 1875

When finished .. ..
February 1876.

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19
No. 2
Title
Violet

Quotation (if any)

Name of Artist
G.D. Leslie
8 Grove End Road
St John’s Wood N.W.
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
English Canvass
White? .. .. ..
White
Tinted (how?) ..
Tinted with raw Amber & White
& rubbed over with dry White Chalk

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
None whatever colours used as
they are ground in oil.

Varnish (if any) ..
Intended to be varnished with Mastic

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..
Green & Grey Cobalt in the blues

Mode of procedure ..
Painted solidly throughout no glazing
at all

When commenced ..
August 1875

When finished .. ..
December 1875

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20
No. 3
Title
Roses

Quotation (if any)

Name of Artist
G.D. Leslie
8 Grove End Road
St John’s Wood N.W

________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
English Canvass
White? .. .. ..
White
Tinted (how?) ..

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
a little Sicatif de Harlem in
finishing

Varnish (if any) ..
intended to be Varnished with Mastic

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..
Chrome in the greens

Mode of procedure ..
Painted solidly throughout the background
was glazed to deepen the effect a little & the
grass had some powdered plaster of Paris mixed
in oil & mixed with the green paint to give
it richness

When commenced ..
June 1875

When finished .. ..
August 1875

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21
No. 4
Title
Lavender

Quotation (if any)

Name of Artist
G.D. Leslie
8 Grove End Road
St John’s Wood N.W
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
White? .. .. ..
Tinted (how?) ..

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..

Varnish (if any) ..
Water Colours

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..

Mode of procedure ..

When commenced ..
May 1875

When finished .. ..
July 1875

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22
No. 1
Title
Mid-day Meal. Cairo

Quotation (if any)

Name of Artist
John F. Lewis R.A.
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
No
A thin fine grained Canvas. thinly primed
with white _ supposed to be Flake White in Oil
or oil & turpentine. Then a thin Tint of White
with very little oil in it _ and when dry
a very Smooth Surface produced by
Pumice stone _ This Canvas to be strained
over a Stout close grained Canvas & also
primed with oil_
Non-absorbent ..
Yes
White? .. .. ..
Yes
Tinted (how?) ..
Not tinted

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
Copal Varnish _ diluted where required
with Hill’s refined Turpentine _ The powerful
& rich parts of the Picture pure Copal _ The opaque
or light parts very little of any kind of vehicle generally
Turpentine

Varnish (if any) ..
Varnish none

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..
None

Mode of procedure ..
Getting in various parts of the Picture _ Shadows _
Pose of figures, Effect, Perspective &c With a
Neutral tone with Vandyke Brown & White, with turpentine
(Transparent) then entirely from Nature paint My
Figures, as powerfully as I can both in Color & Vehicle
Never leaving them until they look complete_ Colour of
Course having been previously arranged in a Sketch
To enforce Colour in powerful foreground Shadows using
Roberson’s Medium

When commenced ..

When finished .. ..
Commenced about 1871 touched upon occasionally
until 1875. Scarcely finished at present

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23
No. 2
Title
A Cairo Bazaar. “The Dellál”

Quotation (if any)
“In Many of the Sooks of Cairo Auctions are held on”
“Stated days _ They are Conducted by Delláls or“
“(Brokers) hired either by persons who have anything”
“they wish to sell in this manner, or by Shopkeepers” “
“The Delláls carry the goods up & down announcing”
“the Sums bidden for them with cries of “harraj harraj” &cc
Vide Lane’s “Modern Egyptians”

Name of Artist
John F. Lewis R.A.
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Painted on
French Panel
Ground White
Absorbent .. ..
No
Non-absorbent ..
Yes
White? .. .. ..
Yes
Tinted (how?) ..
No

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
Same as No 1_

Varnish (if any) ..
Not any Varnish

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..
None

Mode of procedure ..
Same as No 1

When commenced ..
October 1873 Painted on
until 1875 + Slightly touched on by
+ Fredk Goodall Esqr R.A in 1876.
+ Do not print this in the Catalogue unless Mr Goodall wishes it_

When finished .. ..

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24
No. 3
Title
On the Banks of the Nile Upper Egypt.

Quotation (if any)

Name of Artist
John F. Lewis R.A.
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
No
Primed Very White – with
very little oil in it
Non-absorbent ..
Yes
White? .. .. ..
Yes
Tinted (how?) ..
Not tinted

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
Sky painted with Linseed & Poppy
Oil _ the rest of the Picture the Same
as No 1 & No 2

Varnish (if any) ..
None

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..
None

Mode of procedure ..
Same as No. 1 & No 2.

When commenced ..
Sketched out about ten Years ago _ put aside
until 1872. Touched on accasionally until
1875 _ Scarcely considered as finished yet_

When finished .. ..

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25
No.
Title
‘Bethesda’

Quotation (if any)
St John Chap 5. verses 2.3.4.

Name of Artist
Edwin Long
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Painted on a rough french
canvass, covered with 3 solid
coats of Flake White more than
two years ago, the last coat yellowish
Non-absorbent ..
White? .. .. ..
Tinted (how?) ..

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
Copal, Nut oil, Turpentine, mixed warum
also a little Robersons Medium in parts

Varnish (if any) ..

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..
Indian the principal red in flesh
a good deal of Ultramarin ash, other colors very
simple

Mode of procedure ..
Flesh laid in without much detail with solid
grey rather lighter than the tone required
finished over this as much as possible at once

When commenced ..
14th Jany 1876

When finished .. ..
3rd April 1876

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26
No. 1
Title
The Apothecary
Size 4ft.9in x 2.f10in.

Quotation (if any)
“I do remember an Apothecary” &c &c.
Romeo & Juliet

Name of Artist
Henry Stacy Marks__
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
Canvas non-absorbent
White? .. .. ..
Tinted (how?) ..
The ordinary Colourmans tint.

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
Roberson’s medium throughout
but in small quantities

Varnish (if any) ..
none

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..
none

Mode of procedure ..
The broad masses first rubbed in until
the desired tones were approximately reached_
Then each part painted at once _ all the still
life has never been retouched after the first one painting

When commenced ..
The latter part of 1875

When finished .. ..
March 1876.
H. Stacy Marks March 31 1876.

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27
No. 2
Title
“Journeys end in lovers’ meeting
Every wise man’s son doth know

Quotation (if any)
Size 3ft 8in x 2ft 3in.

Name of Artist
Henry Stacy Marks_
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
Canvas non absorbent
White? .. .. ..
Tinted (how?) ..
The usual Colourmans tint

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
Linseed oil

Varnish (if any) ..
none

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..
none

Mode of procedure ..
The sky and first laid in with a solid
painting of pure white_ the trees ground &
in different shades of brown. Several paintings
over this but allowing plenty of time for drying
between each._

When commenced ..
Decr 23 1875

When finished .. ..
March 1876.
H. Stacy Marks
March 31. 1876.

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28
No. 1
Title
Atalanta’s Race.

Quotation (if any)

Name of Artist
Edward J. Poynter
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
Canvas
White? .. .. ..
Tinted (how?) ..
Half-primed ordinary tint

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
Roberson’s Medium only
lined then in rubbing on thin colour

Varnish (if any) ..

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..

Mode of procedure ..
Figures underpainted in terra-verte
architecture &c in black & white _ architecture
& pavement only thinkl thinly tinted over
with warm colour _ Raw amber &c & white

When commenced ..
about July last /75

When finished .. ..
Ap. 3d 76.

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29
No. 2
Title
Cecil Wedgwood (portrait)

Quotation (if any)

Name of Artist
Edward J. Poynter
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
Half-primed ordinary canvas
White? .. .. ..
Tinted (how?) ..

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..

Varnish (if any) ..

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..
Under-painted Terra Verte & Flake-white
all later painting done with Zinc-white

Mode of procedure ..

When commenced ..

When finished .. ..
about Xmas 75.

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30
No.
Title
Calling the Sheep_ to Fold”

Quotation (if any)

Name of Artist
Richd Redgrave
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Size 2f-3½high
3f-5¼wide
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
White? .. .. ..
Tinted (how?) ..
Stone Colour as prepared by the Colourman

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
Siccatif-de Haarlem, stayed from
drying too fast by about 1/12th of Linseed or nut oil
after being dry for about 2 months oiled out and
a very thin coat of Siccatif passed over all but sky

Varnish (if any) ..

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..
Cadmium in parts especially sunny side of hill

Mode of procedure ..
The general Masses laid on with bone brown
Changed in the direction of the Masses of local colour
and then finished almost wholly in face of Nature
September 1875

When commenced ..
1 November 1875

When finished .. ..

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31
No.
Title
“To Market under the Hill
size 3f high 3f4 wide

Quotation (if any)

Name of Artist
Richd Redgrave
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
White? .. .. ..
Tinted (how?) ..
Stone Colour as prepared by Colourman

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
Siccatif de Haarlem stayed
from drying too fast by about 1/12th of Linseed or nutoil
after being dry about 2 months oiled out and a
thin coat of Siccatif passed over all but the sky

Varnish (if any) ..

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..
_ Cadmium _ Lemon yellow _Strontium

Mode of procedure ..
The general Masses laid on with bone brown
changed in the direction of the Masses of local colour
darkest parts Vandyck Brown _ Finished almost
wholly on the spot before nature

When commenced ..
_ July 1875

When finished .. ..
Completed September 1875

, Members' methods of procedure

32
No. 1
Title
Christian descending the hill Difficulty

Quotation (if any)
“Then he began to go forward, but Discretion,
Piety, Charity, and Prudence would accompany
him down to the foot of the hill”

Name of Artist
Robert Thorburn. Bunyan’s Pilgrims Progress.
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Yes
Non-absorbent ..
White? .. .. ..
Yes
Tinted (how?) ..

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
Equal portions of Poppy oil
and Turpentine_

Varnish (if any) ..

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..

Mode of procedure ..

When commenced ..

When finished .. ..

, Members' methods of procedure

33
No. 2
Title
The Sun Dial

Quotation (if any)
“Every hour wounds, the last kills”

Name of Artist
Robert Thorburn
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Yes
Non-absorbent ..
White? .. .. ..
Yes
Tinted (how?) ..

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
Equal portions of Poppy oil
and Turpentine.

Varnish (if any) ..

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..

Mode of procedure ..

When commenced ..

When finished .. ..

, Members' methods of procedure

34
No. 3
Title
by the Sea _ a Study

Quotation (if any)

Name of Artist
G.F. Watts
Little Holland House
Kensington
________________________________________________________________________________
Canvas or panel. Ground priming
Absorbent .. ..
Non-absorbent ..
White? .. .. ..
White
Tinted (how?) ..

Vehicles .. .. ..
What, and in what order? .. ..
Fresh Linseed Oil

Varnish (if any) ..

Exceptional pigments (if any) .. ..

Mode of procedure ..

When commenced ..
1876_

When finished .. ..

Members' methods of procedure

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

RAA/LIB/4/1

Title

Members' methods of procedure

Date

1876

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 vol.

Previous reference codes

371 A

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