Canvas (Artists')

CANVAS (Artists')
Two kinds of fabric are prepared for artists' use; the best is called Ticking. It is primed with a ground of neutral grey or with other colours. They are kept stretched on frames ready for use. The principal sizes are known as : Kit-cat, 28-in. X 36-in., for portraits; Three-quarters, 25-in. X 30-in. , Half-length, 40-in. X 50-in., Bishop's half length, 45-in. X 56-in. , Bishop's length, 58 in. X 94-in.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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