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bole


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A natural clay sometimes used for grounds in oil painting (especially early Italian gold ground panel pictures). The most common is red bole, used since the Middle Ages as a ground for gilding. Clay grounds tend to retain moisture and can show through in thinly painted pictures, thus unintentionally darkening the overall effect.

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