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The application of a lime mortar under the top edges of roof tiles or slates; in full torching the mortar is applied beneath the entire underside of slates between battens.
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The volume make a stylistic comparison of the underdrawing revealed in infrared reflectograms of early Netherlandish paintings with the paintings themselves when that is possible.
In each version the libertine Raphael has pulled her down from her dias and placed her on his red-hosed knees, but even with his arms around her, distracted between Nature and Art he glances, crayon in hand, at the underdrawing on his canvas.
Brought in nearly a year ago to settle an international brawl over whether Leonardo's painting, considered one of the most important paintings in Italy, was too fragile to be restored, Seracini found through X-rays, echography and chemical analysis that while Da Vinci did sketch the gray-green underdrawing, the paint itself was added much later.
Without much pencil underdrawing, Bruegel controlled his rich brown and black ink to produce the most intricate large and tiny figures.
Samuel Palmer (British, 1805-1881), Sir Guyon with the Palmer Attending, Tempted by Phaedria to Land upon the Enchanted Islands of Faerie Queene, watercolor and bodycolor, with some gum arabic, over black chalk underdrawing, on "London Board," 21 1/8 x 29 9/16" (53.
The pen, the wash and the white paint highlights were removed from the paper supposedly in an effort to "reveal" the original underdrawing made by Raphael before the ink was applied.
This may be the only surviving drawing by Crivelli, and the comparison between the sheet and the underdrawing of the Yale panel makes this proposal entirely convincing.
A brushstroke, a drip, a line are decisions made against the backdrop of all the other possible marks not made--not just in the sense of pentimenti and underdrawing but as characteristic choices, as style.
For example, she identifies almost imperceptible traces of the underdrawing for a mandorla on the stonework to either side of the wooden panel upon which a representation of God the Father now presides over the frescoed scene of heaven, situated above the chancel arch.
For example, Silver does not note the left-to-right hatching in the underdrawing of the Death of the Miser, clearly visible in an excellent illustration, or discuss how it relates to drawings accepted by Silver as authentic, but hatched in the opposite direction.
He also says workmen damaged an aerial in his roof and knocked off two tiles while mending underdrawing in his loft.
Radiology has revealed no underdrawing in Vermeer's other paintings.