Jean-Henri Müntz.

Encaustic, or, Count Caylus's method of painting in the manner of the ancients : to which is added a sure and easy method for fixing of crayons online

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encaustic:

O R,

Count Caylus's

Method of Painting

In the Manner of the Ancients.

To which is added

A fure and eafy Method for Fixing of
CRAYONS.

By J.H. MUNTZ.




London: Printed for the Author; and
A. We b l e y, at the Bible and Crown near
Chancery Lane, Holborn, 1760.



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T O T H E

Right Honourable

Richard Lord Edgcumbe,

Controller of his M a j e s t y 's
Houfehold.

My Lord,

Should be afraid to
offer you the fol-
I^^Wi lowing Treatife if I
could not flatter myfelf with
the hope that its intrinfic

Merit,




VI Dedication.

Merit, and the Intention it
was writ in, would in your
noble and generous Mind
CQunterballance the Defefts
and Improprieties of Lan-
guage, of which, as almoft
unavoidable to a Foreigner, it
muft of courle be guilty of.

The fubjeft I prefent you
with is known to you long
ago ; you law the firft EfTays
and Experiments in Encauftic;
You was pleafed to approve
of them, and to expreis fbme
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Dedication, vii

Satisfa£l:ion at the lead Pic-
ture executed in this manner.
With what greater Advantage
could I uflier this new Inven-
tion into the World, than de-
dicating it to You ; to make
It known that the Greatest
Patron of Arts, and the beft
Judge of the Merits of Paint-
ing approved of it ? — Count
Caylus invented it ; under
the Sanation of your Lord-
fhip's Name I offer it to the
Public, and with a grateful

Scnfe



Vlii DeDIC ATION.

Senie for all the Favours and
Kindnels You have at all
Times fhewn towards me.

I am, my Lord,

your Lordfhip's

moft obedient

and moft obliged

humble Servant,



J. H. MUNTZ.




ENCAUSTIC;

O R,

Method of Painting

In the Manner of the Ancients.



Relation of my proceed-
ings, to reduce this (in-
gular invention into a regular
fyftem agreeable to reafon,
and pradical in itfelf, would
be tedious and fuperfluous :
To enter upon the procefs
without giving the reader fome
little account of the matter,
would be improper. As fome-
thing is required to introduce
the reader, and as the books
B I muft



2 Encaujiic Painting.

I muft refer to are not in every
body's poffeflion, I fliall in lieu
of introdu£iio7iy infert the whole
as laid before the Royal Soci-
ety, — which is as follows.

Extract of a Letter*
From the Abbe Maze as, F. R. S.

Concerning an ancient Method of Painting.
Revived by Count Caylus.

/^Ount Caylus, a member of
^^ the Academy of Infcrip-
tions, had undertaken to ex-
plain an obfcure paffage in
Pliny the naturalift. This
author (whom I have not now
before me) fays in fome place
of his works, that ^' the anci-
ents painted with burnt wax.'*

and

^ Philofoph. Tranfa


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