Academy board

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Description

A heavy paperboard coated on one side with size and a white ground (usually oil, lead white, and chalk). Academy boards were sold in the mid-19th century by art retailers as an inexpensive painting surface for amateurs and students.

Synonyms and Related Terms

paperboard

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966

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