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MORTIMER, Mr.
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Mr. Mortimer has the honor to acquaint [ ] that his principles and practice of the Venetian and Flemish painters, megelp varnishes, &c. is to be disclosed by subscription. To professors five guineas; to non-professors ten guineas. Mr. M. at the same time has to assure [ ] that the above megelp, &c. has all the properties a painter can possibly wish, relative to good colouring and durability; ... specimens ... to be seen at the inventor's house, No. 8, Charles Street, Covent Garden, ...
[London]: printed by J. Barker, Gt. Russell St. Cov. Gar., [1801].
[2] p. ; 20.3 cm. (4º)

Single quarter sheet, verso blank, dated at head '[ ] 1801' with Mar 30 inscribed in ink. In this copy the two blank spaces indicated above are inscribed Mr Jno Soane and Mr Soane respectively. The secret formula was to be revealed once 200 subscriptions had been received 'and not before'. According to John Cawse, The art of painting portraits, landscapes, animals, draperies satins, &c. in oil colours, 1840 (p. 18), 'Megelps &c. are compounds of varnish and oil, for the purposes of glazing, and giving a transparent brilliancy to the colouring.'

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