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Painter

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Paínter. n.s. [peintre, Fr. from paint.] One who professes the art of representing objects by colours.

In the placing let some care be taken how the painter did stand in the working. Wotton's Architecture.

Beauty is only that which makes all things as they are in their proper and perfect nature; which the best painters always chuse by contemplating the forms of each. Dryden.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Wotton, Henry (48)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Painter." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 11, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4087.


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