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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.
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- R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000