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A MANUAL

OF

ARTISTIC COLOURING.

OF

ARTISTIC COLOURING,

AS APPLIED TO

PHOTOGRAPHS:

A Practical Guide to Artists and Photographers.

CONTAINING

CLEAR, SIMPLE, AND COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS FOR COLOURING
PHOTOGRAPHS ON GLASS, PAPER, IVORY, AND CANVAS, WITH

CRAYON, POWDER, OIL, OR WATER COLOURS ;

WITH CHAPTERS ON THE PROPER LIGHTING, POSING, AND ARTISTIC

TREATMENT GENERALLY OF PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS ;

AND ON COLOURING PHOTOGRAPHIC LANDSCAPES.

BY ALFRED H. WALL.

LONDON:
THOMAS PIPER, PHOTOGRAPHIC NEWS OFFICE,

32, PATERNOSTER ROW.

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The fact is, we none of us sufficiently appreciate the nobleness and sacredness of colour. Nothing is more common than to hear it spoken of as a subordinate beauty; nay, even as a mere source of sensual pleasure: but such expressions are used for the most part in thoughtlessness, and if the speakers would only take pains to imagine what the world and their own existence would become if the blue were taken from the sky, the gold from the sunshine, the crimson from the blood (which is the life of man), the flush from the cheek, the darkness from the eye, the radiance from the hair; if they could see, for an instant, wHITE human creatures moving in a WHITE world, they would soon feel what they owe to colour. The fact is, that of all God's gifts to the sight of man, colour is the holiest, the most divine, the most solemn."-RUSKIN.

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PREFACE

How many persons, earnestly desiring to gratify their passionate love of Painting, and produce Pictures for their own delight and amusement, are compelled to lay down the brush with a reluctant sigh, because, ignorant of drawing, and without the necessary leisure for the laborious drudgery of the beginner, they cannot hope to produce works worthy of their own ambition, or their friends respect! For such this little Work has been written and published.

I have written for the Photographer, also, by whom the Professional Colourist is employed, to show him what constitutes real artistic excellence in this new branch of Art, that he may so raise the standard of its productions.

I have written, too, for those desirous of adopting Photographic Colouring as a Profession, that, while instructing with my best ability, I may also honestly show how they may rashly waste time and energies if they do not consider the difficulties in their way, and the time and study which must be expended, ere

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