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{Of Painting in Oyle.} Painting in Oyle is done, I confess, with greater judgment, and is generally of more esteem, then working in water colours; but then it is more Mechanique, and will rob you of overmuch time from your more excellent studies, it being sometime a fortnight, or a month ere you can finish an ordinary piece. I have known Michael Janss of Delf in Holland, the most excellent Painter of all the Low-Countries, to have been (at times), a whole half year about a picture, yet in the end to have blurred it out (as it is his manner) for some small disresemblance, either in the eye or mouth ; so curious is the workmanship to do it well : beside, oyle, nor oyle colours, if they drop upon apparel, will not out ; when water colours will with the least washing.

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Drawing consists of several General precepts to be learnt of every one that is desirous to attian to Perfection therein ; the practice of which requires Observation, Discretion, and Judgement ; in which, Proportions, Motions, and Actions are with great care and diligence to be followed : And therefore he that will attain to the perfection of this excellent Practice, it is necessary he should not be ignorant of Mathematical Demonstration in the Rules of Geometry and Perspective ; of which in this Book you shall receive Instructions. Of all other proportions, the Body of man hath the pre-eminence for excellency, from which all other Arts are derived, as many of the learned have concluded ; for Vitruvius noteth, that the Architect hence took the observations of his Buildings, Man being the first pattern of all Artificial things ; and Antiquity hath so graced Painting, (as being the chief Mistress of Proportion) so that all other Artificers are called Handy-crafts or Mechanicks.

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There are Instances (Lastly) of some whose Manners [ndr : des Maîtres] have been chang’d by some Unlucky Circumstances. Poor Annibale Caracci ! He sunk at once, his great Spirit was subduc’d by the Barbarous Usage of Cardinal Farnese, who for a Work which will be one of the Principal Ornaments of Rome so long as the Palace of that Name remains, which cost that vast Genius many years Incessant Study, and Application, and which he had all possible reason to hope would have been rewarded in such a Manner as to have made him Easy the Remainder of his Life : For This Work that Infamous Ecclesiastick paid him as if he had been an Ordinary Mechanick.

term translated by MÉCANIQUE in RICHARDSON, Jonathan, Traité de la Peinture, Par Mr. Richardson, le Père, Tomes I. et II. Contenant, Tome I. Un Essai sur la Théorie de la Peinture ; Tome II. Un Essai sur l'art de critiquer, en fait de Peinture ; & un Discours sur la Sience d'un Connoisseur. Traduit de l'Anglois; Revu & Corrigé par l'Auteur., trad. par RUTGERS, Antoine, Amsterdam, Herman Uytwerf, 1728, 2 vol., vol. I., p. 81

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