The Craft of Lymmyng and The Maner of Steynyng: Middle English Recipes for Painters, Stainers, Scribes, and Illuminators by Mark ClarkeThe Craft of Lymmyng and The Maner of Steynyng: Middle English Recipes for Painters, Stainers, Scribes, and Illuminators by Mark Clarke

The Craft of Lymmyng and The Maner of Steynyng: Middle English Recipes for Painters, Stainers…

EditorMark Clarke

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This volume contains a collection of new editions of all the known fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Middle English technical recipes for painters, strainers, scribes, illuminators, and dyers, written c. 1300-1500. Most are previously unpublished and many are previously unknown. The collectioncontains 125 sets of recipes (around 1500 individual recipes), taken from 95 manuscripts, and forms the largest published corpus of such recipes in any language.These anonymous craft recipes describe the preparation of materials, outline their uses, advise on decorative effects, and confide tricks of the trade. In addition to recipes for conventional painting and illuminating are a number for 'staining' (figurative painting on cloth) which provide the onlypractical information on this one widely-practised, but now lost, English medium. The editor also identifies for the first time the earliest surviving recipes for block printing on textiles. The recipes are professional in origin, but were subsequently taken over by amateurs and encyclopaedists.Household recipes for colouring wax, fishing lines, hair, and food complete the collection.Most of the texts were originally composed in English; few are translated from pre-existing material. They are a valuable record of Middle English technical vocabulary, much of it previously unrecorded.The collection should appeal to a wide range of disciplines: students of medieval English, medieval historians, historians of fine art, and professional conservators, including those engaged in museum studies.
Mark Clarke is Associate Professor of Technical Art History in the Department of Conservation and Restoration, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He is an interdisciplinary researcher into historic artists' materials, and has a background in conservation and conservation science.
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Title:The Craft of Lymmyng and The Maner of Steynyng: Middle English Recipes for Painters, Stainers…Format:HardcoverDimensions:375 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0 inPublished:December 10, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198789084

ISBN - 13:9780198789086

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IntroductionPart 1: The Trinity EncyclopaedistThe Trinity EncyclopaedistPart 2: Typical CollectionsLimning A1. Early (mid-s.XV) How tou schalt temper ti colourus to lymninge, and how tou schal make a syse to kowche golt on bokus.2. Late (late s.XV-early s.XVI) Here begynnythe the crafte of lymmyng. Fyrtse howe thow shalte temper al thy colors to lymme with bokes, and how tu shalte make a syse to cowche gold or syluer.Limning B1. The makyng of colours for to lymne with bokys.2. The crafte of lymnynge of bokys, with To dy selke.Staining ATe maner of steynyng of lynne clot, with Watres for steynours.Staining BSteyning and te maner of doyng.Limning C and Staining CA tretys tat tochith to make diuerse ynkes and diuerse waterys to coloure whyth.Part 3: Individual manuscriptsLarger collectionsRemainders of Part 1 and Part 2 MSSSmaller collectionsIsolated ink recipesPart 4: Exceptional itemsUnusual recipesSecretum philosophorum analoguesCiphered recipesDyes for fishing linesCookery colours from BL Sloane 122Extracts from Albertus Magnus Mirror of Light ConcordancesCommentaryAppendicesThe sixteenth century: an overviewImpossible recipesExtracts from Secretum philosophorumExtracts from De coloribus et mixtionibiusGlossary