“Marbles”Plate XXX, Album du peintre en bâtiment: Travaux élémentaires. Deuxième partie, Bois, marbres, lettres
Author Nicolas Glaise French
Eugène Berthelon French
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The training of a French painter-decorator of Braque’s generation involved an apprenticeship with an established master, who introduced the novice to the specialized branches of the trade. Plates published in manuals and portfolios, such as these chromolithographs, supplemented practical experience. Accompanied by instructions, they demonstrate how to imitate varieties of wood, the veining of marble, and the convex and concave profiles of architectural moldings, while simultaneously providing models of finished work.