ANONYME, The Excellency of the Pen and Pencil, Exemplifying The Uses of them in the most Exquisite and Mysterious Arts of Drawing, Etching, Engraving, Limning, Painting in Oyl, Washing of Maps & Pictures. Also the way to Cleanse any Old Painting, and Preserve the Colours. Collected from the Writings of the ablest Masters both Ancient and Modern, as Albert Durer, P. Lomantius, and divers others. Furnished with divers Cuts in Copper, being Copied from the best Masters, and here inserted for Examples for the Learner to Practice by. A Work very useful for all Gentlemen, and other Ingenious Spirits, either Artificers or others, London, Dorman Newman, 1688.1 quotations
Of Limning in Water-Colours, The Third Book, Chap. IV, Of the Miniture or Limning of a Face in Water-Colours, p. 85
Having made this progress in the Face [ndr : l’auteur explique les étapes à suivre dans la réalisation d’un portrait en miniature durant la deuxième séance de pose], and go to the back-side of your Picture ; which is sometimes a piece of Landskip, but most commonly a Curtain of blew or red Sattin.