[Sca-cooks] Timing with Paternoster's

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 16:32:01 PST 2009

I know I would be and, as I've seen questions about this on this list
before, I suspect others will be as well.


On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 10:05 AM, Alexandria Doyle <garbaholic at gmail.com>wrote:

> The other night while going through a 15th century painting manual
> looking for information about brush making, I was skimping through the
> receipts for preparing various pigments, through the washing
> straining, grinding, etc I noted two instances of using the
> paternoster to time a holding period.  In one recipe it was for the
> length of one paternoster, the other it was ten.  The manuscript was
> written in Italian/Latin and the book I was looking at included the
> original as well as the English translation.  It is available through
> google books, Mrs Merrifield the author, and of course, I'm at work
> and the copy I've saved is at home and I'm drawing a blank on the
> exact title, except it has to do with Treatises on the Art of
> Painting, volume II.  I know that I found it doing a search for books
> on oil painting.
> these two mentions were within the first fifty pages of the pdf file.
> I wasn't going too in depth at the time, so there may be more
> mentions, and when I get a chance to print it out I'll look for more,
> if anyone is interested.
> alex
> --
> So much to do and so little attention span to get it done with…
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