Date: 05/10/01-09:38:50 AM Z
> I had queried Bob Schramm who had an article about VDB, noting that Nadeau
> spells it Vandyke (capital D), Crawford spells it vandyke or brownprint,
> Reeve & Sward, also Arno spell it Van Dyke brown (2 caps & an lc).
> Schramm advised:
> "When in doubt, stick with Nadeau. He has done the research."
> But then I checked with the Getty Museum book, which, although citing
> Nadeau, still spells it Van Dyke brown. The book however confirms
> Schramm's idea about origin, saying the process is named for its "rich
> deep browns...thought to resemble those achieved by Anthony van Dyck, or
> those of the pigment named after him."
So probabily VanDyke is not Antony Van Dyck, nor (regarding the brown print) the "colonial civil servant in India" cited by Peter Marshall.
Or VanDyke is only a bad (how bad?) spelling for Van Dyck?
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