English Heritage

On this occasion I was approached by the architectural paint researcher Helen Hughes who was part of the English Heritage team endeavouring to analyse, and so to reproduce, various colours which constituted the original decorative schemes uncovered during the restoration of Danson House, a grade 1 listed villa built in London in the 1760’s. With the help of contemporary documentation of colours which would have been familiar to 18th century architects and designers, our intention was to match as closely as possible the nature and formulation of paint originally used. To this end I was asked to produce a Naples Yellow and a Yellow Ochre specifically to recreate the paint finishes.


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November 23, 2015

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