The Artist's Assistant, In the Study and Practice of Mechanical Sciences: Calculated for the Improvement of Genius. Illustrated with Copper-Plates — Birmingham, [ca. 1785]

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ends of the flower, are a faint green. The (talks
are a purplifh brown, with carmine and a little fap
green; the leaves fap green, fhadowed with gum-
boage and indigo.


The two upper petals of this flower are a rich
purple ; the other three yellow, or ftraw colour,
edged and otherwife ftained with purple, or olive
colour, with very fine lines of a deep purple; be-
ginning at the bale, and fpreading delicately over
each petal. The ftalk and leaves are a plc.afant


Blue is the principal colour of the convolvulus ;
but the bafe is ftained with yellow, which gradually
becomes white, and fpreads itfelf in rays like a ftar
in the centre. The leaves and ftalk are a whitifh


The Angle pink does not admit of fo great a va-
riety as the carnation, but it is neverthelefs fo va-
riegated as to make it an agreeable flower for fattins,
filks, &c. The moft common are either white or
crimfon, others are ftriped white and red, others
are white fpotted with red, others edged with red ;
all which may be worked according to the rules for
the other flowers fo diverfified with the fame co-
lours. The leaves and ftalk are a blueifh green,
only at the joints there is, for the moft part, a yel-
lowifh tinge, which is alfo at the bottom of the cup
and fcales.

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