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IT being remarked of a picture of The Lord Mayor and Court of
Aldermen, in the Shakespeare Gallery, that the varnish was chilled and
the figures rather sunk, the proprietors directed one of their
assistants to give it a fresh coat of varnish. Must I use copal or
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