Mr. Littlejohn could make nothing of it, nor indeed could the artists' colourman, who had been used to pictures all his life.
Were it otherwise, the estimation of a painter's merit would rise or fall with his colourman's bill and the rent of his studio.
My colourman takes his bill out in drawings, and I think owes me a trifle.
To do this, pin a piece of tracing-cloth over the whole cartoon; this can be got from any artist's-colourman or large stationer.
Mullers are obtainable of any artist's colourman, they are made in glass, and a convenient size is about one inch in diameter.
Crass now acted as colourman, having been appointed possibly because he knew absolutely nothing about the laws of colour.