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TABLE

OF THE RULES

CONTAINED IN THE FOREGOING

POEM.

1. OF the Beautiful ***

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II. Of Theory and Practice *
III. Of the Subject *
INVENTION, the first part of Painting** 35
IV. Disposition, or œconomy of the whole 35
V. The Subject to be treated faithfully *
VI. Every foreign Ornament to be re-
jected ***

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VII. DESIGN, or POSITION, the second
part of Painting **

VIII. Variety in the Figures
IX. Conformity of the Limbs and Dra-
pery to the Head *

X. Action of Mutes to be imitated *

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XI. The principal Figure *

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XII. Groups of Figures .

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XIII. Diversity of Attitude in Groups * 43

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XXXIV. Of White and Black
XXXV. The Reflection of Colours.
XXXVI. The Union of Colours
XXXVII. Of the Interposition of Air
XXXVIII. The Relation of Distances 67
XXXIX. Of Bodies which are distanced 68
XL. Of contiguous and separated Bodies 68
XLI. Colours very opposite to each other
never to be joined .

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XLII. Diversity of Tints and Colours
XLIII. The Choice of Light

XLIV. Of certain Things relating to the practical part

XLV. The Field of the Picture *

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XLVI. Of the Vivacity of Colours

XLVII. Of Shadows

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XLVIII. The Picture to be of one Piece XLIX. The Looking-glass the Painter's best Master

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L. An half Figure, or a whole one before

others *

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LI. A Portrait

LII. The Place of the Picture .

LIII. Large Lights

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LIV. The Quantity of Light and Shade to

be adapted to the Place of the Picture 74

VOL. III.

LV. Things which are disagreeable in
Painting to be avoided

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LVI. The prudential part of a Painter 75
LVII. The idea of a beautiful Picture . 75
LVIII. Advice to a young Painter** 76
LIX. Art must be subservient to the Painter 77
LX. Diversity and Facility are pleasing* 77
LXI. The Original must be in the Head,
and the Copy on the Cloth.
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LXII. The Compass to be in the Eyes* 79
LXIII. Pride, an Enemy to good Painting* 79
LXIV. Know thyself

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LXV. Perpetually practise, and do easily what you have conceived

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LXVI. The Morning most proper for Work 81 LXVII. Every Day do something

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LXVIII. The Method of catching natural

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LXIX. Of the Table-Book **

LXX. The Method of Studies for a young
Painter * * * *

LXXI. Nature and Experience perfect
Art*

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