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Fresʹco-painting

means fresh-painting, or rather paint applied to walls while the plaster is fresh and damp. Only so much plaster must be spread as the artist can finish painting before he retires for the day. There are three chambers in the Pope’s palace at Rome done in fresco by Raphael Urbino and Julio Romaʹno; at Fontainebleau there is a famous one, containing the travels of Ulysses in sixty pieces, the work of several artists, as Bollameʹo, Martin Rouse, and others.

“A fading frescoe here demands a sigh.”


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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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