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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
Would you have a Painter study nothing but Humane Figures ?
That being the most difficult in his Art, he must chiefly Study it ; But because no Story can be well Represented without Circumstances, therefore he must Learn to Design every thing, as Trees, Houses, Water, Clothes, Animals, and in short, all that falls under the notion of Visible Objects ;