trois crayons

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(French, ‘three crayons’)

The technique of drawing with black, white, and red chalks (à trois crayons) on a paper of middle tone, for example mid-blue or buff. It was particularly popular in early and mid-18th century France with artists such as Antoine Watteau and François Boucher.

Subjects: Art.

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