Paint Mixing Instructions

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1867? 1862?
Genre: note
Addressee: Henry Treffry Dunn or William Knewstub

Scholarly Commentary


Information on DGR's painting techniques is not easy to find. The most important survive in a pair of related painting instructions DGR left for a studio assistant, probably in 1867 for Treffry Dunn. One of these gives a drawing of the layout of the palette itself, the other is a set of prose notes. A set of instructions on body proportions also survives (DGR first jotted these instructions down in one of his small notebooks.

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