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SMITH, Marshall, The Art of Painting According to the Theory and Practise of the Best Italian, French, and Germane Masters. Treating of The Antiquity of Painting. The Reputation it allways had. The Characters of severall Masters. Proportion. Action and Passion. The Effects of Light. Perspective. Draught. Colouring. Ordonnance. Far more Compleat and Compendious then hath yet been publisht by any, Ancient or Modern. By M. S. Gent., London, The Vendüe, 1692.1 quotations
Finally we must observe. that the whole work be of one Peice ; all Free, and nothing Forc’d or Restrain’d ; a judicious observation in the Perspective ; Actions suiting the Character, whither Noble or Rustick ; the Sex, whither Masculine and Strong ; or Tender, soft and Easy ; the Age, whither Grave, Vigorous or Childish : that there be a Principall Eye in the Picture, to which all the rest have reference. That there be a Harmony of Colouring throughout the work, that in the Drapery, the Lesser folds descend naturally without Crossings and Confusion from the greater, [...].