Authors quoted ........ xi
Introductory Preface by the Translator ... v
Signor Tambroni's Preface ...... xxv
Notes to Signor Tambroni's Preface lx
PART THE FIRST.
Of drawing - commencement - motives for studying the arts - what things are necessary - parts and members of the arts - drawing on panels - the preparation and use of bone-dust - drawing with stiles - of arranging the light to give relief - drawing on parchment with stiles, lead pencils, and pens and ink - how to make a pen - to draw on tinted paper and parchment - to tint paper and parchment - to prepare transparent paper - the importance of practising drawing from nature, and after good masters - how a painter should live - drawing with charcoal - drawing on tinted paper with water-colours - heightening the lights with white - of a stone for drawing resembling charcoal . 1-19
PART THE SECOND.
Preparation of the colours -what are natural pigments - grinding pigments. Black pigments. Red pigments - sinopia - cinabrese - cinnabar - minium - amatito - dragon's blood - lake. Yellow pigments - ochre - giallorino - orpiment - risalgano - zafferano - arzica. Green pigments - verde terra - verde azzurro - orpi-ment and indigo - verde azzurro and giallorino - azzurro
oltre marino with yellow - verderame - verde terra with white. White pigments - biacca - bianco sangiovanni. Blub pigments - azzurro della magna - how to imitate it - azzurro oltre marino. Of hair pencils - to preserve the tails of the minever from being moth-eaten . . 20-38
PART THE THIRD.
Painting in fresco - to paint the faces of young persons - of old persons - hair and beards - proportions of the human figure. To paint drapery. To paint in secco - proper temperas - mixed colours - purple in fresco and secco - to imitate azzurro oltre marino in fresco - to make purple in fresco. Changeable draperies - green - cignerognolo - lake - ochre - berettino. Mantle for the Virgin - black drapery. To paint mountains, trees, buildings, &c, in fresco and secco - to draw a mountain naturally 39-55
PART THE FOURTH.
Painting in oil - on walls - to prepare oil by boiling or - baking - to grind and use colours in oil - to paint in oil on iron, pictures, and stones - to adorn walls with tin - necessity of using fine gold and good colours - to cut and use gilded tin - to make green tin - to gild tin, and lay on gold with gold size - to cut and attach stars to walls - to make the glories of saints, &c. - to make a glory in
relievo with lime - after painting on walls, how to proceed to paint pictures 56-62
PART THE FIFTH.
Time required for learning to paint - what things necessary to be learned. To make glue of various kinds - flour-paste - glue for fastening stones - for joining glass vessels - fish-glue - colla di caravella, for tempering grounds on pictures - for tempering azure and other colours - cheese-glue .......... 63-66
PART THE SIXTH.
To begin to faint pictures - to fasten linen on panels - to prepare grounds of gesso grosso and gesso sottile - to grind and temper the gesso for working in relief - to smooth the surface - to draw on panels with charcoal, and fix outlines with ink - to make outlines of figures when gold grounds are to be used - to execute works in relief on pictures and walls.
Gilding on pictures- to lay on bole and verde terra - to gild panels - what stones are proper for burnishing - to burnish gold - what gold is proper - to form glories - to shade the gold, and draw - outlines of figures on gold - to represent cloths of gold and colours - to draw and engrave on gold
Draperies of gold, silver, or ultramarine - to imitate velvet, silk, or linen.
To paint pictures in distemper - to temper the colours.
Draperies, blue, gold, on purple. To colour flesh generally - to represent a dead person - a wounded person - to represent water with or without fish.
Mordants - to make and temper.
Varnishing-how and when to varnish pictures - to imitate varnish.
Miniatures - to paint - to make a colour like gold, and to varnish verde terra. How to remove paint from the human face - why women should not use medicated
waters on their skins.
To take casts from the life - of the face or whole figure - to multiply casts - to make casts of seals, coins, plants, &c 67-107