FIRST THOUGHT (expr.)
RICHARDSON, Jonathan, Two Discourses. I. An Essay on the whole Art of Criticism as it relates to Painting. Shewing how to judge I. Of the Goodness of a Picture ; II. Of the Hand of the Master ; and III. Whether ‘tis an Original, or a Copy. II. An Argument in behalf of the Science of a Connoisseur ; Wherein is shewn the Dignity, Certainty, Pleasure, and Advantage of it. Both by Mr. Richardson, London, W. Churchill, 1719.1 quotations
In Drawings one finds a great Variety, from their being First Thoughts, (which are often very Slight, but Spirituous Scrabbles) or more Advanced, or Finish’d. So some are done one Way, some Another ; a Pen, Chalks, Washes of all Colours ; heightned with White, Wet, or Dry, or not Heightned.