AGLIONBY, William, Painting Illustrated in Three Diallogues. Containing some Choice Observations upon the Art. Together with The Lives of the Most Eminent Painters From Cimabue, to the time of Raphael and Michael Angelo. With an Explanation of the Difficult Terms, London, John Gain, 1685.1 quotations
It is taken for a Design made of many Sheets of Paper pasted together ; in which the whole Story to be painted in Fresco, is all drawn exactly, as it must be upon the Wall in Colours : Great Painters never painting in Fresco, but they make Cartoons first.
The Cartons, as they are properly no other than Colour’d Drawings, are Handled accordingly, and extreamly well.