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Salmon, William

Born - Died : ? - ?

An English painter and author of Polygraphice (London, 1672) which gives instruction of the different categories of painting. He took the Neoplatonic view and advised that 'The work of the painter is to express the exact imitation of natural things; wherin you are to observe the excellencies and beauties of the piece, but to refuse its vices'. He wrote that 'Landskip is that which appeareth in lines the most perfect vision of the earth, and all things thereupon, placed above the Horizon'.